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Mask Mandate For Dogs

November 27, 2020

I saw a dog with a mask – no, no, no! The mandate is that dogs and masks do not go together.If the pet parent was trying to be funny, it’s not. If she was truly concerned about her Boston Terrier getting the Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome-2 (SARS virus) that causes COVID-19, dogs are not picking up

Thanksgiving Looks Different This Year

November 26, 2020

Dogs and one cat celebrate Thanksgiving.Remember, keep your pets safe over Thanksgiving.

What Does This Kitten Think of Tom & Jerry?

November 21, 2020

I recently posted a video of a dog watching TV, and may being upset by a nature show featuring hyenas. This kitten clearly isn't upset when watching a typical Saturday morning Tom & Jerry cartoon.

Are There Any Benefits to Grain Free Diets for Dogs?

November 20, 2020

Dr. Jeff WerberDr. Jeff Werber is a high profile veterinarian based in California, who speaks out on all sorts of topics - and this is one regarding the truth about grain free and pet foods. Dr. Werber on my national Steve Dale's Pet World radio show says grain free isn't necessary the way to go when

I Have the COVID-19 Vaccine: Here’s How and Why

November 16, 2020

Our nation has never been so angry and so divided in my lifetime. I think at least some of this anger is actually an outlet for what is really fear, stoked by a combination of events leading with the pandemic.  So much for being a backseat psychiatrist, but I wanted to do something to make a difference.

Denver Repeals Pit Bull Breed Ban

November 5, 2020

The people have barked and growled as the ban on dogs referred to as pit bulls in Denver, CO been struck down. Ballot Measure 2J to lift the city’s more than 30-year old ban on pit bulls was voted down by a vote of 64.5 percent to 35.5 percent.Denver repeals breed ban and with the measure passed, the

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Post COVID Canine Separation Anxiety

For so many dogs, sheltering in place at our homes is a dream come true. But what’s next? Here’s the segment I did for Good Morning America on increased separation anxiety. I suggest this separation distress will occur most likely among the three following populations of dogs in particular: Dogs who previously suffered mild to more severe…

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Smile: Dog Can’t Go the the Psychiatrist

A poodle and a collie are walking together when the poodle suddenly unloads on his friend. “My life is a mess,” he says. “My owner is mean, my girlfriend ran away with a schnauzer, and I’m as jittery as a cat.” “Why don’t you go see a psychiatrist?” suggests the collie. “I can’t,” says the…

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Thanksgiving Day Safety for Pets

Dumpster diving and counter surfing is dangerous sport for dogs – turkey and chicken bones can be a choking hazard. These bones can easily splinter causing a potentially life-threatening emergency. Even this year when so many people may not be visiting your home, pets can still get into the trash or succeed in begging from…

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DuPage County Humane Laws; Human Animal Bond Association; National Dog Show on WGN Radio

On my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show, it’s always nice to have a giddy guest. And Marc Ayers, Illinois Director of the Humane Society of the United States is just that. Listen HERE as he describes why he can hardly contain himself.  DuPage County has passed not one but two humane laws.  DuPage…

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Out of the Jaws of an Alligator

This may look bad, but the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel had only one puncture wound, and is fine after spending two nights at the vet clinic. Richard Wilbanks never lost grip of his dog, Gunner, or his cigar. He says lesson learned, dog on a leash if alligators may be nearby.

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New Drug to Treat Some Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs

According to he U.S. Food and Drug Administration, now approved is Stelfonta (tigilanol tiglate injection) to treat dogs with non-metastatic, skin-based (cutaneous) mast cell tumors (MCTs). The FDA is also approving Stelfonta to treat non-metastatic MCTs located under the dog’s skin (subcutaneous), in particular areas of a dog’s leg.  Stelfonta is injected directly into the…

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House Training and the Right Product

Q: We rescued an adult dog almost three weeks ago. She had a few accidents during the nighttime routine of putting my son to bed. I think because she was anxious and the her crate was too small. I would clean the area with water and pet enzymes spray but yet she has urinated there….

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