Nationally-recognized and Emmy Award-winning veterinarian Dr. Jeff Werber explains how pet owners can better care for their fur babies as the weather changes.
1. Walk the dog
Summer: early in the morning, later in the evening.
- the pavement can still be hot when walking the dog, must be careful
- bringing a cool rag to tie around dogs neck will help keep them cool
Fall: Mid to late morning - mid to late afternoon.
- Can really walk the dog any time in the fall. (Unless Indian Summer)
- Last licks - getting the last bit of exercise in before winter comes and stuck indoors
2. What if your schedule cannot accommodate
- indoor day care/exercise facility
- reduce the calories
3. Other things that protect your pup
- Keeping your dog's coat well-groomed
- Vitamins and balanced diet for a nice shiny/healthy coat
Dr. Jeff will be in Kansas City from August 22-25 to attend the annual Central Veterinary Conference (CVC).
More about Dr. Jeff’s expertise:
As an established veterinary medical journalist, “Dr. Jeff,” as he’s become known through his television work, separates himself from other veterinarians by striving to educate and enlighten pet parents in an entertaining format on everything from nutrition to basic pet care maintenance, to recognition and prevention of disease, to the importance of establishing a one on one communication between pet owner and veterinarian. He works hard to strengthen the "Human-Companion Animal Bond."
Dr. Jeff has been seen nationwide to discuss pet health, appearing on Fox & Friends, The Dr. Oz Show and The Better Show among many others. You may also know Dr. Jeff from his days hosting Petcetera on Animal Planet and Lassie’s Pet Vet on PBS.
Also dubbed as a “Celebrity Vet” by The Hollywood Reporter, he cares for the pets of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Britney Spears, Julia Roberts, Ben Affleck, Eddie Murphy, Paula Abdul, Rod Stewart, Mark Wahlberg, Patrick Dempsey, Mandy Moore, Jennifer Love Hewitt.
President and Chief Veterinarian of the American Animal Hospital Association-accredited Century Veterinary Group in Los Angeles, Dr. Jeff has practiced veterinary medicine for more than 30 years and is one of a select few actively-practicing veterinary medical journalists in the United States.