Dr. Burkett's broadcast on Your Pet Matters

Dr. Burkett visited the studios of Bronc 107.7 on Rider’s University campus as a guest of Your Pet Matters a veterinary care podcast. Podcast host, Dr. Michael Tokiwa interviewed Dr. Dennis Burkett about the importance of the relationship between primary care veterinarians and specialists as well the common types of heart diseases in our pets.  To listen to the podcast, “The Importance of Veterinary Cardiology” please click here.

The Importance of Veterinary Cardiology“ –  Our special guest, Dr. Dennis Burkett, Cardiologist and owner of Hope Veterinary Specialists talked about the education process of becoming a veterinary specialist. He stressed the importance of how your regular veterinarian and the specialists work as a team to create the best medical environment for you pets. As a veterinary cardiologist, Dr. Burkett discussed the most common types of heart diseases that dogs and cats can get, namely acquired and congenital. We talked about the importance of medication and how it significantly leads to better longevity and quality of pet’s lives. Finally, he stressed the importance of evidence based medicine. Your veterinarian gives you their best recommendations of treatment for your pet based on what is known to work.  Allie talked about the importance of honoring the four legged veterans, and how they continue to play an important role in keeping our troops safe (sniffing our IED’s!) Stephanie Kowalewski of Heavenly Hounds gave great advice on keeping your pet’s safe in your cars. Crate training is something of major importance for car safety!

Your Pet Matters can be found on iTunes here. cover170x170Your Pet Matters is a weekly podcast about your pet’s overall health and well-being. From pet wellness to diet, exercise and prevention, Dr. Michael Tokiwa, DVM uses his vast veterinarian experience and knowledge to answer your questions and provide you with helpful medical advice, cutting edge medicinal techniques, natural remedies, alternative therapies and more to keep your dog’s tail wagging and cat purring.You can listen to Your Pet Matters live every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. on 107.7 The Bronc, online at www.1077TheBronc.com and via our free Android and iPhone apps.

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