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Jason Nicholas, BVetMed

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Dr. Jason Nicholas – Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer Emeritus

Dr. J is a former ER and general practice veterinarian obsessed with keeping pets safe and healthy. Just like Preventive Vet, Dr. J strives for a world where all pet owners are empowered to keep their pets happy, healthy, and free from preventable suffering.
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Recent Posts

Blue-Green Algae Toxicity Awareness (Episode 42)

Posted by Jason Nicholas, BVetMed on Aug 30, 2020 5:13:55 PM

It’s summer time and the living, well, it’s not that easy this year. If you’re looking for an escape from the heat, the indoors, and everything else going on in the world, there’s a good chance you’ll head towards somewhere with water.

Dr. J joined me virtually to talk about the dangers of blue-green algae, some resources available to help you take preventive measures to identify and avoid it, and what to look out for in case your dog is starting to show symptoms of its toxic effects.

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Topics: Dogs

Pets and COVID-19: What We Know and Tips For Staying Safe (Episode 36)

Posted by Jason Nicholas, BVetMed on Apr 6, 2020 12:45:36 PM


We know many pet owners have questions about whether the coronavirus affects their dogs and cats — and are also worried about the implications of veterinary clinics needing to change the way they provide care due to social distancing rules.

There's also a lot of new puppy owners left scratching their heads wondering how to socialize their puppies while social distancing.

I sat down (virtually, of course) with Paws & Play host, Mia, to talk about what pet owners need to know about coronavirus and their cats and dogs, including awareness around everyday hazards that are potentially even more dangerous now that everyone is home all the time. Listen to the podcast below and let us know what questions you have in the comments!

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Topics: Kittens, Dogs, Puppy, Cat, puppy shots

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Tips & Awareness for Happy Tails
Twice a month, host Mia and regular co-host, Cathy, bring you entertaining health, safety, lifestyle, and training information for your cats and dogs.

Mia is an animal lover, who is lucky enough to be owned by her kitty, Mazel, and senior pug, Mabel. In her off-time she and her wife volunteer at a goat rescue, watch Golden Girls & Psych marathons, and celebrate Halloween and Christmas all year round.

Cathy is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant who believes that dog training is a lifestyle and should never feel like a chore. When she's not talking dogs, she's probably reading about them while enjoying a nice glass of pinot noir.

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