If you ever wanted to meet your Vet for coffee and pick his brain, today’s episode is for you! Sylvia and Jasen sit down with Dr. David Kowalek of Riverside Veterinary Hospital to cover a broad range of topics from homeless pets to puppy socialization bingo and find out which dog trends are doctor approved and which to approach with caution.
1:45 - Meet David
2:25 - Bedside manner for dogs?
3:19 - David’s new venture
4:12 - What motivates David
5:30 - Discussion on Homeless Pets
8:24 - What are the misconceptions about homeless people and their pets
11:00 - Addressing the perceived stigma and advocating in the rescue community
12:40 - Introducing the OneHealth Approach
14:44 - David’s take on early socialization
16:40 - What is puppy socialization?
19:00 - Three options for early puppy socialization
21:30 - The benefits of routine Vet Care & Annual Exam
24:25 - Jasen brings up the discussion of pain in animals
27:15 - How do average pet owners identify pain
29:19 - Why is dental health so important?
31:50 - What about non-anesthetic teeth cleaning?
35:55 - The history of David’s Scottish Degree
37:26 - David on Fear Free Veterinary Care
39:50 - David on CBD
43:06 - #dogdadjoke
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