Adopt Pluto on WGN Radio with Steve Cochran

June 25, 2019

It seems Pluto, a Shih Tzu-mix,  is the perfect name for this amiable little dog. Pluto was pulled from Chicago Animal Care and Control by One Tail at a Time and delivered to a foster family. Foster families are quite heroic giving all animals a more comfortable place to be than a shelter. Even the best

3 Actions Dogs Should NEVER Experience on July 4th

June 24, 2019

The Fourth of July is a scary time for many dogs. Here are three acts of cruelty which should never occur - each is downright cruel. NEVER tie up the dog outside on a tether, or even keep a dog in a yard around July Fourth without adult supervision. Fearful or terrified, a dog may get out (even if you

Fearful Pets? Now is the Time to Plan for July 4th

June 24, 2019

It’s not that dogs aren’t patriotic, but many dogs, and also some cats, are terrified of the loud and sudden bangs we call fireworks on July 4th. It’s actually adaptive to be hard-wired to be afraid of sudden loud sounds. We too may jump at such sounds, and we might also run the other way or hide if

SPCA Puerto Vallarta: What Would You Do?

June 17, 2019

Compassion has no boundaries.What would you do?A dog is spotted in arid land just outside Puerto Vallarta. A closer look reveals that even one more day outdoors, and Dusty – as the dog was named – would surely have died of starvation.The SPCA Puerto Vallarta’s mission is to save lives.How could they

7 Reasons to Ban Retractable Leashes

June 11, 2019

If I had the power to do it, I would ban retractable leashes. Of course, any piece of equipment can be a problem, but I argue there are a myriad of potential issues regarding retractable leashes, which may be downright dangerous for dogs and for the people who walk them.1: The very concept of giving

New York State Poised to Ban Declaw

June 4, 2019

For years, I've been calling declaw "barbaric." It IS just that. Denver approved a ban on declaw, which follows Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Monica, and lots of other California cities, several Canadian provinces and over 25 entire nations. And New York state is now poised to be the first state

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Pet Fire Safety Law Passes

When over 30 dogs were killed in a fire in West Chicago at Bully Life Animal Services (formerly D and D Kennels),  2N442 County Farm Road on January 14, I thought this shouldn’t ever happen again. Indeed, this tragedy, and others like it – which do happen around the country – are often preventable. I thought…

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Cat Takes a Spin in Washing Machine and Survives

Here’s a word of warning you might not have thought about, particularly with front-loading washing machines. Make sure you cat doesn’t hop inside it. Ridiculous? Well, Stefani Carroll-Kirchoff had actually thought about this. And the one time she didn’t check, wouldn’t you know it – Felix the cat of Maplewood, MN jumps inside and takes…

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Leptospirosis in the Big City, Tick Disease in Dogs Occurs in People Too

I speak HERE on my WGN Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with Amanda Smith, lead author of a recent paper on leptospirosis,  “The Descriptive and Spatio-Temporal Analyses of 45 Canine Leptospirosis Cases from Chicago, 2015-2018” We’re talking about leptospirosis here for two primary reasons: The bacterial disease may infect our dogs and potentially cause…

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Buffalo Wings Were Never Like This

Talk about your back seat drivers!

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Dog Flu Outbreak Hits Oakland Animal Services

Ignoring the dog flu or canine influenza virus can lead to consequences. And right now Oakland Animal Services is paying the price with occurrences of the fu. To be clear this is a factor of not enough individuals vaccinating in the community; the shelter did nothing wrong. If on intake they accept a dog harboring…

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Lyme Disease and Other Tick Diseases Continue to Spread

In the early 1970s people in and around Lyme, CT were suffering from puzzling and debilitating health issues. Eventually, their illnesses were connected to a tick disease, now called Lyme. Historically, Lyme disease centered around the New England area, and was primarily only a problem in rural places. However, that’s changed dramatically, most especially in…

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You Get Stressed, Your Dog Does Too

I’ve said many times – and I’ve even been quoted saying, “As smart as we are – or think we are – our dogs understand us far better than we understand them.” What do you know? It turns out I was right, at least when it comes to your dog picking up on your stress.…

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