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Chats with the Chatfields

Welcome to "Chats with the Chatfields," where we explore the latest topics in veterinary medicine and animal care. Hosted by expert veterinarians, Dr. Jen Chatfield and Dr. Jason Chatfield (they're not married, they're twins!), "Chats..." is the second podcast these veterinarians have created and their second show to be a finalist for a People's Choice podcast award in the science and medicine category. Whether you are a seasoned pet care professional or a new pet owner, this is the podcast for you!Join these unfiltered and genuine siblings as they invite their friends (and maybe some foes!) to chat about interesting things from a slightly different perspective while always providing practical pet care tips and expert advice. To get in on the "chitty-chatty" email the fearless hosts directly: Jen@chatfieldshow.com Jason@chatfieldshow.com Or drop them a comment on YouTube channel - @ChatfieldShow

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Ep 51: Hemp, CBD, and pets! Oh my!
Hey there, pet lovers! Get ready for an exciting chat about keeping our furry friends happy and healthy. Today, we're diving into the world of hemp  with our guest, Dr. Joe Wakshlag, to explore the buzz around hemp and CBD. Dr. Wakshlag breaks down why everyone's talking about hemp and CBD for pets. From CBD's soothing benefits to hemp's potential wellness boost, there's a lot to unpack! We're dishing out the freshest info on what science says about hemp and CBD for pets, and how the rules (or lack thereof!) are shaping up in the pet health world. Find out why adding hemp or CBD to your pet's routine could be a game-changer. We'll tackle myths and misunderstandings along the way.  Ready to give hemp or CBD a try? Dr. Wakshlag shares some paw-some advice on picking the right products and getting the dosages spot-on.Stick around for a sneak peek into the future of pet nutrition. Dr. Wakshlag clues us in on the trends that'll have tails wagging.More about Dr. Wakshlag: https://www.vet.cornell.edu/research/faculty/joseph-j-wakshlag-dvm-phdMore on Ellevet: https://www.ellevetsciences.com/Share this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
53:29 2/27/24
Ep 50: Paws and Pills: Over-the-Counter Meds & Pet Poisoning Perils
In this episode Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield dive into a crucial discussion about the often-overlooked dangers of common over-the-counter medications for pets. Joined by the knowledgeable and passionate Dr. Renee Schmid from Pet Poison Helpline, they shed light on the potential toxicities lurking in our homes.From seemingly harmless pain relievers to everyday supplements, our furry friends are susceptible to a range of clinical signs and poisonings from substances we might not think twice about. Through engaging conversation and expert insights, listeners gain a deeper understanding of how to safeguard their beloved pets from harm and what to do if your pet ingests these medications.Dr. Schmid shares her expertise, drawing from her experience in veterinary toxicology to highlight key warning signs and preventative measures every pet owner should know. Join Dr. Jen the vet, Dr. Jason Chatfield and Dr. Renee Schmid for an enlightening discussion that empowers pet owners to become vigilant advocates for their furry companions' health and well-being. Because when it comes to keeping our pets safe, knowledge truly is our best defense.Helpful inks:Pet poison helpline: https://www.petpoisonhelpline.comToxin Tails: https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/toxintails-overview/ More about Dr. Renee Schmid: https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/about/staff/renee-schmid-dvm/ Share this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
47:24 2/13/24
Ep 49: Is this anything? Mysterious canine respiratory disease
Join us on this episode as Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield explore the mysterious canine respiratory disease outbreak. In this episode:Get an overview of the current situation and symptoms.Hear insights on potential causes and preventive measures.Learn practical tips for pet owners to protect their furry friends.Help raise awareness by sharing this episode with fellow pet owners.Subscribe, rate, and share for a healthier future for our furry friends!Share this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
51:43 1/23/24
Ep 48: When a Cough Isn't Just a Cough: Understanding the Underlying Causes of Canine Respiratory Issues
Join us on this episode of Chats with the Chatfields as Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield sit down with Dr. Richard Stone, a board-certified veterinary internist and Vice President of Medicine at BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital. Our focus today is unraveling the mysteries of canine coughs, exploring their causes, when to seek care, and practical tips for preventing respiratory diseases in dogs.Dr. Stone dives into the various causes of canine coughs, from infections to environmental factors, and the most common causes of acute cough versus chronic cough in a dog.Explore the early signs and symptoms of serious canine coughs, when your dog should be seen by the veterinarian  and better understand the role of veterinary care in managing respiratory diseases.  Whether you are an experienced dog lover or are just getting a new puppy, this episode provides expert advice and practical tips for concerned pet owners.Tune in for a deeper understanding of your furry friend's respiratory health and ensure they live their happiest, healthiest lives.More on Dr. Richard Stone: https://bluepearlvet.com/our-leadership-team/Share this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
46:33 12/19/23
Ep 47: Pearly Whites: The Importance of Dog Dental Care
Welcome to "Chats with the Chatfields," where we explore the latest topics in veterinary medicine and animal care. In this episode, our hosts sit down with expert veterinary dentist, Dr. Mike Peak, to discuss the importance of dog dental care.During the episode, Dr. Peak explains the role of proper dental hygiene in promoting overall canine health, and the common dental issues that can occur if dental care is neglected. He highlights the importance of regular dental check-ups, brushing, and professional cleanings, and provides practical advice for pet owners on how to keep their dog's teeth clean and healthy.Dr. Peak also emphasizes the importance of proper nutrition and feeding habits in promoting dental health.Throughout the episode, we provide valuable insights and expert advice on dog dental care, including tips for identifying dental issues early, selecting appropriate dental products, and preventing periodontal disease.If you're a dog owner or just interested in learning more about the importance of dental hygiene in promoting overall canine health, this episode of "Chats with the Chatfields" is a must-listen!This episode is certified to provide 1 hr of PACCC CEU’s!  The unique code will be delivered during the episode, so listen up! Don’t know what PACCC is? And why would they be involved in CEU’s?  Pet lovers can get more information at www.paccert.orgShow our sponsors some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for horses, dogs, and cats!SUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
57:37 7/25/23
Ep 46: Mission Rabies: The Global Fight Against Canine Rabies and How You Can Help
In this episode of "Chats with the Chatfields," Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason are joined by  Dr. Luke Gamble, a dedicated veterinarian who is currently on location in Cambodia leading a Mission Rabies campaign. Dr. Luke Gamble is a passionate advocate for animal welfare and has been working tirelessly to combat the deadly disease of rabies with global charities Mission Rabies and Worldwide Veterinary Services (WVS).Hosted by the doctors Chatfield, who are known for their love of animals and their curiosity about the world, this episode delves into the importance of the Mission Rabies campaign and the incredible work being done by Dr. Gamble and his team. They discuss the devastating effects of rabies, both on animals and humans, and the urgent need for vaccinations and education to prevent its spread.Join the Chatfields as they explore the challenges faced in eradicating rabies in developing countries like Cambodia, where access to veterinary care and public health resources may be limited. Dr. Gamble shares his experiences from the frontlines, highlighting the critical role of vaccination clinics, community engagement, and the training of local veterinary professionals.Listen in as the trio addresses common misconceptions about rabies, including the myths surrounding its transmission and treatment. They emphasize the importance of responsible pet ownership, proper vaccination protocols, and the need for ongoing awareness campaigns to reduce the incidence of rabies cases.Tune in to this eye-opening episode of "Chats with the Chatfields" to gain a deeper understanding of the global fight against rabies and the inspiring efforts of Dr. Luke Gamble and his team during their mission rabies campaign in Cambodia. Get ready to be educated and inspired to take action in your own community to protect both animals and humans from this deadly disease.For more info on Merck Animal Health/MSD's Afya program:https://www.afya.orghttps://www.merck-animal-health-usa.com/be-unconditional/our-stories/the-afya-programThis episode is certified to provide 1 hr of PACCC CEU’s!  The unique code will be delivered during the episode, so listen up! Don’t know what PACCC is? And why would they be involved in CEU’s?  Pet lovers can get more information at www.paccert.orgShow our sponsors some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for horses, dogs, and cats!Merck Animal Health - the science of healthier animalsSUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
26:47 6/6/23
Ep 45: Revolutionizing Veterinary Medicine: Exploring the Benefits of Mucosal Vaccine Technology
Join the Dr. Jen the vet, Dr. Jason Chatfield and Dr. Amy Stone on "Chats with the Chatfields" as they explore mucosal vaccines and their impact on both veterinary and human medicine. Gain valuable insights into the science behind these innovative immunization strategies, including their applications in protecting pets and humans alike. Discover the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in this thought-provoking episode, which promises to inspire and educate listeners about the future of vaccine research and its significant global health implications. Don't miss out on this enlightening conversation and discover why you should be asking your vet about intranasal and oral vaccines for your pet!Dr. Amy StoneDr. Stone is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine (UFCVM). Since 2006, she has served as chief of the Primary Care and Dentistry Service at UFCVM’s Small Animal Hospital. She serves on the AAHA/AAFP Feline Vaccination Task Force and is a contributing reviewer for the AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines. She received her DVM and PhD from the University of Florida. Her PhD focus was in pulmonary immunology, and her postdoctoral research involved work on a human periodontal disease vaccine.This episode is certified to provide 1 hr of PACCC CEU’s!  The unique code will be delivered during the episode, so listen up! Don’t know what PACCC is? And why would they be involved in CEU’s?  Pet lovers can get more information at www.paccert.orgShow our sponsors some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for horses, dogs, and cats!Merck Animal Health - the science of healthier animalsSUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
55:30 5/23/23
Ep 44: Paws and Policies: Navigating the world of pet insurance
In this episode, our hosts (Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield) sit down with an experienced pet owner and reporter to talk about the world of pet insurance. With so many options on the market, it can be overwhelming for pet owners to navigate the various plans and providers, and to decide whether or not insurance is right for their furry friend.Emily Brill of The Canine Review breaks down the different types of coverage available, from accident-only to comprehensive plans, and explain the pros and cons of each. We also discuss important factors to consider when choosing a provider, such as customer service, policy limitations, and pre-existing condition exclusions.Listeners will learn about the benefits of pet insurance, including financial security and peace of mind, as well as some of the potential pitfalls to watch out for. Our guest shares her own experiences with pet insurance and offers valuable tips for making the most of your policy.Whether you're a seasoned pet owner or considering bringing a new furry family member into your home, this episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in learning more about pet insurance.This episode is certified to provide 1 hr of PACCC CEU’s!  The unique code will be delivered during the episode, so listen up! Don’t know what PACCC is? And why would they be involved in CEU’s?  Pet lovers can get more information at www.paccert.orgCheck out The Canine Review: https://thecaninereview.comShow our sponsors some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for horses, dogs, and cats!SUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
52:40 5/2/23
Ep.43: Fowl Play: veterinarians talk biosecurity and backyard chickens
In this episode of Chats with the Chatfields, Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason discuss the threat of high path avian influenza and how backyard poultry owners can protect their flocks. Joining them is Dr. Karen Grogan, a leading expert in avian medicine, who shares her insights on biosecurity measures that can prevent the spread of the virus. From disinfecting equipment and maintaining a closed flock, to identifying signs of illness and reporting outbreaks, the panel offers practical advice for anyone raising chickens or other birds. Whether you're a seasoned poultry keeper or just getting started, you won't want to miss this important episode.Helpful links mentioned in the show:Defend the flock! https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-disease-information/avian/defend-the-flock-programOther resources:https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-disease-information/avian/defend-the-flock-program/dtf-resources/dtf-resourcesMore on Dr. Karen Grogan: https://online.uga.edu/faculty/karen-burns-groganThis episode is certified to provide 1 hr of PACCC CEU’s!  The unique code will be delivered during the episode, so listen up! Don’t know what PACCC is? And why would they be involved in CEU’s?  Pet lovers can get more information at www.paccert.orgShow our sponsor some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for dogs, cats and horsesSUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
56:41 4/18/23
Ep 42: Purrfectly Snotty: Understanding Cat Upper Respiratory Infection
Welcome to another episode of "Chats with the Chatfields," where we explore the latest topics in veterinary medicine and animal care. In this episode, we'll be discussing feline upper respiratory infection (URI), a common and highly contagious condition that affects cats of all ages.Join our expert guest, Dr. Danette Schweers, and our hosts, Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield, as we dive into the world of feline URI. We'll discuss the common causes and symptoms of this disease, including sneezing, coughing, runny nose and eyes, and fever. We'll also explore the best methods for prevention and treatment, including vaccinations, antibiotics, and supportive care.We'll address the emotional toll that feline URI can take on both cats and their owners, and provide tips for managing the stress and discomfort associated with this condition.If you're a seasoned cat owner or just interested in learning more about feline health, this episode is for you. This episode is certified to provide 1 hr of PACCC CEU’s!  The unique code will be delivered during the episode, so listen up! Don’t know what PACCC is? And why would they be involved in CEU’s?  Pet lovers can get more information at www.paccert.orgFor more on My Pet's Vet clinic locations and services: https://www.mypetsvetgroup.comShow our sponsors some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for horses, dogs, and cats!Merck Animal Health - the science of healthier animalsSUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
57:54 4/4/23
Ep 41: Pet parasites unleashed! Learn how to protect your furry friends!
Welcome to "Chats with the Chatfields," where we explore the latest topics in veterinary medicine and animal care. In this episode, our hosts sit down with veterinarian and member of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC), Dr. Craig Prior, to discuss the importance of parasite prevention in pets.During the episode, Dr. Prior explains the role of the CAPC in promoting awareness of the dangers of pet parasites, including fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal worms. He highlights the importance of regular parasite screening and preventive treatments, and provides practical advice for pet owners on how to keep their furry friends safe from these dangerous pests.Dr. Prior also emphasizes the importance of working closely with a trusted veterinarian to develop a personalized parasite prevention plan for each pet.The episode provides valuable insights and expert advice on protecting pets from parasites, including tips on outdoor safety, travel precautions, and preventing the spread of zoonotic diseases.If you're a pet owner or just interested in learning more about parasite prevention and the important work of the CAPC, this episode of "Chats with the Chatfields" is a must-listen!More on CAPC: https://capcvet.orgMore on pet disease alerts in your area: https://petdiseasealerts.org/forecast-landing/This episode is certified to provide 1 hr of PACCC CEU’s!  The unique code will be delivered during the episode, so listen up! Don’t know what PACCC is? And why would they be involved in CEU’s?  Pet lovers can get more information at www.paccert.orgShow our sponsor some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for dogs, cats and horsesSUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
44:53 3/21/23
Ep 40 : Paws on the Ground: The Heroic Work of Urban Search and Rescue Dogs
Dr. Lori Gordon is not just any veterinarian - she takes care of urban search and rescue (USAR) dogs...you know, the heroes that search for people following disasters or accidents!  Dr. Gordon enters the Chat Room to talk all about her path to such an incredible career and what working dogs mean to her.  Big shout to other veterinarians helping to save the world!More on Dr. Gordon: http://usarveterinarygroup.org/usarvet/about-us/This episode is certified to provide 1 hr of PACCC CEU’s!  The unique code will be delivered during the episode, so listen up! Don’t know what PACCC is? And why would they be involved in CEU’s?  Pet lovers can get more information at www.paccert.orgShow our sponsor some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for dogs, cats and horsesSUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
49:47 3/7/23
Ep 39: A veterinary photographer's tips for great pet pics!
Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield are joined by Cosette the farm fresh Frenchie and Dr. Isolde Baylor to talk all about the importance of getting a great photo of you and your pet - the fur-ever photo!Spoiler alert! Cute BTS pics at 28:50 in the Youtube version of this episode! ;)For more on Dr. Baylor: https://www.linkedin.com/in/isoldebavmd/Her studio - Images by Iba - https://imagesbyiba.comThis episode is certified to provide 1 hr of PACCC CEU’s!  The unique code will be delivered during the episode, so listen up! Don’t know what PACCC is? And why would they be involved in CEU’s?  Pet lovers can get more information at www.paccert.orgShow our sponsor some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for dogs, cats and horsesSUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
52:01 2/7/23
Ep 38: Top 5 toxic plants with Dr. Renee
Do you know which commonly used landscaping plants are toxic to pets?  What about in an herb garden?  That's all natural right? Can't be toxic? WRONG!  Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield are joined in the Chat Room by a Chat's fave, Dr. Renee Schmid from the Pet Poison Helpline, to chat all about toxic plants and what to do about it.  If you are dying to know what these plants look like - check out our Youtube channel!  We drop in pics of the plants as we discuss, so you can recognize the danger lurking in your yard (see what we did there?)!A useful infographic to put on your fridge!https://petpoisonhelp.wpenginepowered.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/NEW-PPH_plant-infographic_Final.pdfFor more on Dr. Schmid: https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/about/staff/renee-schmid-dvm/This episode is certified to provide 1 hr of PACCC CEU’s!  The unique code will be delivered during the episode, so listen up! Don’t know what PACCC is? And why would they be involved in CEU’s?  Pet lovers can get more information at www.paccert.orgShow our sponsor some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for dogs, cats and horsesSUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
48:50 1/24/23
Ep 37: Differentials - Top 5 most fascinating articles from 2022
It's always fun to look forward and backward this time of year and Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield love sharing their most fascinating articles with everyone in the Chat Room.  As we all move into a new year, check out these twin veterinarians' top five articles from 2022 - and get some hints about this year's upcoming episodes.Links to our Top 5 picks!Bee vaccine!https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230104005262/en/First-in-Class-Honeybee-Vaccine-Receives-Conditional-License-from-the-USDA-Center-for-Veterinary-Biologics?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=240377893&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9YngG4y6UsrWQgMxrf5KnNCsK8e6WZvXCYzopuFL1aTXlMugvVxKoitx0JY2WOVOw3zRDWM47b8jwXlC3TDCyeJ3WSScBeH9i21NOezSAWwZW6XoY&utm_content=240377893&utm_source=hs_emailSmart bandage heals wounds 25% faster!https://nypost.com/2022/11/24/this-new-smart-bandage-heals-serious-wounds-25-faster/Rufus saves Wimbeldon!             https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2022-07-06/wimbledon-2022-rufus-the-hawk-patrols-stadiums-grandstands7 yr old dies in Texas from rabieshttps://www.thedailybeast.com/7-year-old-texas-boy-dies-of-bat-bite-in-rare-rabies-case-cdc-saysCocker spaniel superglues mouth shuthttps://metro.co.uk/2023/01/04/cocker-spaniel-gets-mouth-glued-shut-after-wolfing-down-superglue-18038893/This episode is certified to provide 1 hr of PACCC CEU’s!  The unique code will be delivered during the episode, so listen up! Don’t know what PACCC is? And why would they be involved in CEU’s?  Pet lovers can get more information at www.paccert.orgShow our sponsor some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for dogs, cats and horsesSUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
43:47 1/7/23
Ep 36: Let's get INTEGRATED! What's integrated medicine?!
Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason welcome Dr. Michele Broadhurst into the Chat Room to explain all about integrated medicine...and what it can mean for your pet!  Dr. Broadhurst is chiropractor, acupuncturist, Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician from the International Federation of Chiropractic Sports, AND  International Veterinary Chiropractic Association certified Animal Chiropractor...and a really funny person! Listen in as this trio explores what integrated care can mean for your pet!V shares her view from vet school at the 13:40 mark as she contemplates the magic of numbers - specifically, #15.This episode is certified to provide 1 hr of PACCC CEU’s!  The unique code will be delivered during the episode, so listen up! Don’t know what PACCC is? And why would they be involved in CEU’s?  Pet lovers can get more information at www.paccert.orgFor more info about Dr. Broadhurst: https://drmicheleb.comGet one of Dr. Broadhurst's books!https://www.amazon.com/Dr.-Michele-Broadhurst/e/B08TB34TBQ%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Show our sponsors some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for dogs, cats and horsesV's View is brought to you by the AVMA Trust - Veterinarian inspired coverage protecting you through it allSUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
54:03 12/20/22
Ep 35: Is covid in cats really a thing?! In 2022?!
Since late 2019 and early 2020, researchers everywhere have worked overtime to discover everything possible about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.  Precious few publications have been as ground-breaking as the recent pre-print publication by Grace Tyson and her team at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, "Rising SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence and Patterns of Cross-Variant Antibody Neutralization in UK Domestic Cats."Here in the Chat Room, we love cats!  But, we also like to avoid exchanging viruses with them if we can!  Luckily, Grace joins Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield to chat all about her research, what it means for cat lovers, her early career as a competitive figure-skater, and what breed of cat is her favorite.Link to Grace's paper: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.11.18.517046v1For more about Grace Tyson: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grace-tyson-709794174/Show our sponsors some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for dogs, cats and horsesShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
38:55 12/6/22
Ep 34: The dog aging project - what's that all about?!
Ever heard of the dog aging project? Well, even if you haven't yet, you should!  In this episode, Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield are joined by Dr. Kate Creevy, the Chief Veterinary Officer for the dog aging project.  "The Dog Aging Project is an innovative research initiative that brings together a community of dogs, owners, veterinarians, researchers, and volunteers to carry out the most ambitious canine health study in the world. The Dog Aging Project team will follow tens of thousands of companion dogs for ten years or more in order to identify the biological, lifestyle, and environmental factors that maximize healthy longevity. We expect to gain insights that will increase our ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat age-related diseases, thereby helping our dogs, and by extension, ourselves, live longer, healthier lives." - From the dog aging project websiteMore on Dr. Creevy: https://vscs.tamu.edu/person/6067/More on the dog aging project: https://dogagingproject.orgTo nominate your dog to join the study: https://redcap.dogagingproject.org/surveys/?s=DYYDHK8HAPV shares her view from vet school at the 13:55 mark and she tells us all about her very first surgery (complete with pics of the cute dog as well!).Show our sponsors some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for dogs, cats and horsesV's View is brought to you by the AVMA Trust - Veterinarian inspired coverage protecting you through it allSUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
44:19 11/22/22
Ep 33: Top 10 poisons in pets!
It's time to get dangerous! Just kidding!  The Chat Room is safe from toxins!  All joking aside, Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield are joined by Dr. Renee Schmid from the Pet Poison Helpline and Safety Call International to chat about the top 10 toxins in pets in 2021.  Does CBD make the list? What about antifreeze?  You'll have to listen to find out!  The trio also discuss what to do if you think your pet has ingested or been exposed to a potential toxin.Share this episode with a friend!Check out the Pet Poison Helpline and Safety Call International: https://www.petpoisonhelpline.comMore on Dr. Schmid:  https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/about/staff/renee-schmid-dvm/V shares her view from vet school at the 8:10 mark!Check her out at  and hear her take on human behavior and vet students!This episode is certified to provide 1 hr of PACCC CEU’s!  The unique code will be delivered during the episode, so listen up! Don’t know what PACCC is? And why would they be involved in CEU’s?  Pet lovers can get more information at www.paccert.orgShow our sponsors some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for dogs, cats and horsesV's View is brought to you by the AVMA Trust - Veterinarian inspired coverage protecting you through it allSUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
53:41 11/8/22
Ep 32: An American vet in Hong Kong?
Ever wonder what it's like to take your pet to the vet in a different country?  Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason are joined in the Chat Room by Dr. Jason's vet school classmate, Dr. Anders Kulhavy.  Dr. Kulhavy has been practicing in Hong Kong for the last 12 years and has had some interesting experiences!  Hear how culture influences the pet-client-vet relationship in this episode!V shares her view from vet school and it's all about externships!Check her out at 10:20 and hear what an externship really is and if they truly are necessary for vet students.More about Dr. Kulhavy:  Dr. Kulhavy graduated from Texas A&M University in 2004 and has spent 16 years practicing emergency and critical care medicine. In 2013 he developed an interest in ultrasound use in the ER and has presented 2 research posters at IVECCS on the topic of lung ultrasound. In 2017 he took on further training and shifted his career focus to performing referral ultrasound and echocardiogram exams in both mobile and ICU settings. He passed his ANZCVS membership exam in emergency and critical care in 2019 and joined Easonography in 2022 as a full-time ultrasonographer. He has a passion for ultrasound and loves to teach others how to incorporate this important tool into their practice.Show our sponsors some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for dogs, cats and horsesV's View is brought to you by the AVMA Trust - Veterinarian inspired coverage protecting you through it allSUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
46:14 10/26/22
Ep 31: Tips for dining out with your dog!
Every restaurant in the universe is now dog-friendly, it seems!  But, is that okay?  Should all dogs go out to eat?  Is it safe for your dog to go out to eat with you? What should you even consider before making the decision to load that dog up and get your grub on?!  Luckily, world-renowned dog trainer Kathy Santo sits down in the Chat Room with Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason to talk all about taking your dog out to eat... or not!Find out more about Kathy and how to get her books (!) at her website:https://kathysantodogtraining.comThis episode is certified to provide 1 hr of PACCC CEU’s!  The unique code will be delivered during the episode, so listen up! Don’t know what PACCC is? And why would they be involved in CEU’s?  Pet lovers can get more information at www.paccert.orgShow our sponsors some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for horses, dogs, and cats!Merck Animal Health - the science of healthier animalsSUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
49:11 10/11/22
BONUS Ep: LIVE from the IBPSA Conference!
Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason Chatfield took "Chats with the Chatfields" on the road - LIVE!  As the keynote speakers at the 2022 annual conference of the International Boarding and Pet Services Association (IBPSA), our fearless twin docs were joined on stage by Cosette the farm fresh Frenchie.  In this uplifting and inspirational keynote address, not only do the Chatfields invite the more than 250 live attendees into the Chat Room, they share their unique take on culture in the office and dynamics of human interactions as reflected by the diversity demonstrated in the animal kingdom at large!  Do you work with an "orangutan?" A sea gull...or two?  Perhaps your Chief of Operations is a border collie?  Listen in to hear this optimistic take on the benefits of  a diverse team...You can also check out the full video of the address on the Chatfield Show Youtube channel - and see all of Cosette's on-stage antics!Share this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
21:47 9/27/22
Ep 30: Them's the RULES! Behavior at the vet's office
Following story after story about the veterinary profession after COVID, frustrated clients, depressed veterinarians, and everything in between, Dr. Jen the vet came across a TED Talk video that made a lightbulb go off in her head.  She immediately called Dr. Jason and they chatted about thoughts inspired by the video resulting in three basic rules (guidelines) to help everyone on the animal care team to work together to take care of the pets we all love!Here's the Ted talk that inspired this Chat: https://www.ted.com/talks/melanie_bowden_dvm_what_being_a_veterinarian_really_takes/transcript?language=enShow our sponsors some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for horses, dogs, and cats! AVMA Trust - Veterinarian inspired coverage protecting you through it all!SUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
41:32 8/16/22
Ep 29: Holy otitis! Ear infections in pets!
Eerry dog and cat has EARS!  But, not every dog and cat struggles with otitis externa (fancy word for ear infections!)...why? How come?  AND what can pet lovers do to prevent them? Treat them?  Your favorite veterinary dermatologist, Dr. Millie Rosales, joins Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason in the Chat Room to share pearls of wisdom for pet owners about some of the why's and wherefore's about ears!BTW - Cosette the farm fresh Frenchie makes an appearance!For more info on Dr. Rosales and her practice: Miami Veterinary Dermatology https://miamivetderm.comThis episode is certified to provide 1 hr of PACCC CEU’s!  The unique code will be delivered during the episode, so listen up! Don’t know what PACCC is? And why would they be involved in CEU’s?  Pet lovers can get more information at www.paccert.orgShow our sponsors some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for horses, dogs, and cats!Merck Animal Health - the science of healthier animalsSUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
52:48 7/13/22
Ep 28: Does dog park = cess pool? How to safely enjoy the dog park!
Dog parks are where all the cool kids and their pups go, right? RIGHT?! Yes, socializing your pooch is important and helps them to live an enriched life...BUT how can pet lovers do that safely?  Is the dog park like Vegas?  No!  What happens at the dog park, does not necessarily stay at the dog park - yikes!  Take heart, pet lovers!  Veterinary Internist, Dr. Dawn Martin sits down in the Chat Room to talk all about how to safely help your pup enjoy the dog park!  Join Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason as they break it all down...For more info on Dr. Martin and her practice, Clearwater Animal Referral and Emergency (CARE): https://www.clearwateranimaler.comThis episode is certified to provide 1 hr of PACCC CEU’s!  The unique code will be delivered during the episode, so listen up! Don’t know what PACCC is? And why would they be involved in CEU’s?  Pet lovers can get more information at www.paccert.orgShow our sponsors some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for horses, dogs, and cats!Merck Animal Health - the science of healthier animalsSUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
54:36 6/28/22
Ep 27: Keeping fit with your pet!
Obesity is a HUGE problem for pets (see what we did there?!)!The incredible Dr. Adam Christman, Chief Veterinary Officer for DVM360, social media celebrity, and self-admitted gym rat, enters the Chat Room to talk all about ways for you to help keep your pet in shape!  Join Dr. Jen the vet, Dr. Jason, and Dr. Christman as they discuss pet fitness, weird musical lyrics, and more!This episode is certified to provide 1 hr of PACCC CEU’s!  The unique code will be delivered during the episode, so listen up! Don’t know what PACCC is? And why would they be involved in CEU’s?  Pet lovers can get more information at www.paccert.orgShow our sponsors some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for horses, dogs, and cats!Merck Animal Health - the science of healthier animalsV's View is brought to you by the AVMA Trust - Veterinarian inspired coverage protecting you through it all!SUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
48:38 6/14/22
Ep 26: Diabetes is not a death sentence! Tips for diabetic pet owners
A diagnosis of diabetes is one of the scariest things a pet owner can hear from the vet, yet it is all too common!  Fortunately, diabetes in dogs and cats is manageable with diet control and insulin therapy.  Porcine insulin is the top choice for insulin therapy and Vetsulin is the only FDA-approved product for management in dogs and cats.  Dr. Richard Stone, a veterinary internal medicine specialist serving as the current VP of medicine for  BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospitals, joins Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason to chat all about diabetes in pets.  From clinical signs to treatment to managing snacks, the conversation covers everything a pet owner needs to know about their diabetic pet!V's view is all about lying and cheating…and found at the 12:20 mark!  Helpful links about diabetes in pets:From the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): https://www.avma.org/resources/pet-owners/petcare/diabetes-petsFrom Merck Animal Health, the makers of Vetsulin: https://www.vetsulin.com/dogs/tools-resources/downloads.aspxMore on the SureFeed microchip pet feeder: https://www.surepetcare.com/en-us/pet-feeder/microchip-pet-feeder-connectFor more info on Dr. Stone: https://bluepearlvet.com/our-leadership-team/This episode is certified to provide 1 hr of PACCC CEU’s!  The unique code will be delivered during the episode, so listen up! Don’t know what PACCC is? And why would they be involved in CEU’s?  Pet lovers can get more information at www.paccert.orgShow our sponsors some love:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for horses, dogs, and cats!Merck Animal Health - the science of healthier animalsV's View is brought to you by the AVMA Trust - Veterinarian inspired coverage protecting you through it all!SUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @ChatfieldShowShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
48:10 5/3/22
Ep 25: You wanna take the dog where?! AND the cats?! Tips for traveling with your pets
Our fearless hosts grew up road-tripping every school holiday with the entire family...and a trailer...and maybe a dog...and a bird or five...and maybe some other non-traditional creatures, so who better to talk abut how to safely travel with your pets than Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason?!Listen in for tips on planning your trip, infectious disease considerations, and how to determine if your pet is truly your jet-setting soulmate!SUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @Chatfield_ShowThanks to our sponsors:FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for horses, dogs, and cats!Merck Animal Health - the science of healthier animalsShare this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
46:55 4/12/22
Ep 24: Blood transfusions in dogs and cats - yep, that's a thing!
Has your dog or cat ever needed a transfusion?  Did you even know that was possible?!  Well, it is!  Dr. Richard Stone, a board-certified internist and VP of Medicine for BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospitals, enters the Chat Room to talk all about blood transfusions in pets.  Dr. Jen the vet, Dr. Jason and Dr. Stone talk about why a pet might need a transfusion, some of the risks, and where all that blood comes from.  Here's a link to Dr. Jen the vet's recent article on veterinary blood banks in Pet Vet Magazine:  https://www.petvetmagazine.com/take-it-to-the-bank-the-advancement-of-veterinary-blood-transfusions/For more info on Dr. Stone: https://bluepearlvet.com/our-leadership-team/There's also a bit of V's View from Vet School tucked into this episode at the 11:30 mark! What is VMCAS and what does it have to do with applying to vet school?  V's got a view on that!For more information on applying to vet school via VMCAS: https://www.aavmc.org/becoming-a-veterinarian/how-to-apply/SUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @Chatfield_ShowThanks to our sponsor, FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for horses, dogs, and cats!V's View is brought to you by the AVMA Trust - Veterinarian inspired coverage protecting you through it all!Share this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
55:57 3/15/22
Ep 23: Better Cat Care? Yep, that's possible!
Do you have a catio at your house?  You may have a dadio, but if you have a cat you need a catio!  Is your cat bored?  Could your cat be happier?  Join Dr. Jen the vet and Dr. Jason as they host Dr. Margie Scherk and turn the Chat room into Le chat room to talk all things feline!Dr. Margie Scherk is a feline medicine specialist practicing in Toronto. She opened Cats Only Veterinary Clinic in Vancouver (the FIRST cat only practice in Canada!) and practiced there until 2008, publishing several clinical trials during that time. She has written a number of book chapters, is an active international speaker and enjoys teaching online courses. Dr. Scherk has served extensively in the American Association of Feline Practitioners, as well as other veterinary organizations. Her interests include all things feline, especially the study of analgesia, peculiarities of the digestive system and enabling positive interactions with cats.SUBSCRIBE to our show on Youtube or on our website: https://chatfieldshow.comFollow us on instagram @Chatfield_ShowThanks to our sponsor, FullBucket Veterinary Strength Supplements - the leader in digestive health for horses, dogs, and cats!Share this episode with a friend who needs to hear it...or might be interested in the topic...or just to make their day brighter! :)
53:58 2/23/22