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Veterinarian Wayne Hunthausen: Preparing Your Pet For Cold Weather And The Holidays

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Here comes cold weather. And here come the holidays. So it's probably a good time to have a conversation about how to prepare your dogs or cats for all this.
On this edition of Up to Date Dr. Wayne Hunthausen talks with Steve Kraske on how to prepare your pets for the cold that's ahead.  We'll also talk about how to keep your pet safe during the holidays.  We'll find out why Dr. Wayne is not a big fan of buying kittens or puppies for Christmas and give you his alternative to adding a pet to the family during the holidays.

Then Hunthausen answers listener questions from how to stop an overly friendly dog from greeting people with her nose in inappropriate places to foiling a super-scavenger feline!


  • Wayne Hunthausen of Westwood Animal Hospital & Wellness Center is a veterinarian and pet behavior consultant. He currently serves on the Practitioner Board for Veterinary Medicine and the Behavior Advisory Board for Veterinary Forum.


Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.