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Celebrating Military Working Dogs on Memorial Day

May 25, 2020

Memorial Day is more than about picnics. It’s supposed to be about remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, and celebrating those who fought for our freedom. Soldiers include military working dogs.“No one knows how many lives have been saved (by military working dogs) but

Chicago Moves to Really Ban Sales of Dogs/Cats/Rabbits at Pet Stores for Good Reason

May 22, 2020

Chicago banned the sales of dogs, cats and rabbis at pet stores back in 2014. Chicago’s not alone, today . over 350 communities around the nation as well as several counties and even entire states have banned sales of dogs and cats (and often rabbits) at pet stores.This is because responsible breeders

Dog Walkers, Pet Sitters and COVID-19

May 21, 2020

Q: I am a dog walker/pet sitter/private good manners trainer. When people go back to it safe to go into client's homes to take care of their pets while they are at work. Do I need to require the owners to do anything to keep me safe?  L. K., Chicago, IL.A: That’s a great question.First, I suggest

Worrying About Pets and COVID-19: The Real Shelter Issues

May 18, 2020

When I report about cats or dogs being testing positive for COVID-19, I receive hate mail or postings in social media indicating I am scaring people and encouraging them to give up their animals.And now, here I go again, reporting on a dog in the Netherlands  infected with the novel coronavirus, and

Transmission of SARS CoV-2 Among Cats, New England Journal of Medicine

May 13, 2020

A paper published May 13 in the New England Journal of Medicine, called "Transmission of SARS CoV-2 in Domestic Cats" reveals that cat to cat community spread of COVID-19 is possible - at least it was in their limited study.I've reported each time there's been a known human-to-feline transmission of

Post COVID Canine Separation Anxiety

May 9, 2020

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

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Latest on Pets and COVID-19; Raising Money to Learn About Heart Disease in Cats on WGN Radio

Dr. Dana Varble, chief veterinary officer of North American Veterinary Community, has been updating her colleagues regarding COVID-19 and pets, on Steve Dale’s Pet World HERE on WGN radio she updates all of you. She answers the big questions: Do pets get COVID-19? Can they give COVID-19 to one another? Can they give COVID-19 to us?…

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Moving with Pets: Tips and Tricks

Guest post: Operating Oz Moving & Storage New York, for 25 years, we know from firsthand experience that most households include pets. In fact, a 2019-2020 National Pet Survey showed that 85 million in the US have at least one pet. If you’re one of those pet owners and are about to tackle a move,…

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Dog Has Poor Aim, Piddling on Himself

Q: My dog doesn’t lift his leg to urinate. This is a problem because he piddles on his own front legs. His beautiful cream-colored coat is turning yellow. Getting this 50-lb. dog into a bathtub everyday is getting old. The vet says everything is okay, and my dog may catch on, eventually. I can’t wait…

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It’s More than a Sense of Smell; Dog’s Nose is a Heat Sensor

We know that a dog nose can identify illegal drugs and explosives, not to mention to even identify various cancers. Dogs are even successfully being trained to detect COVID-19. However, until now, no has thought about dogs identifying if a person has a fever. In California, so-called fire chaser beetles of the genus Melanophila, commonly are…

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Dr. Robin Downing: Human Animal Bond Association Conversation

Courage, Integrity, Curiosity, Brilliance – all words I use to describe the woman I get to introduce A LOT, Dr. Robin Downing. And I will get that privilege again on Thursday, May 21 at 8:30 ET,7:30 CT,6:30 MT as I interview Dr. Robin Downing, with my co-presenter Dr. Liz Bales. This talk is sponsored by…

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Fear Free and Healing Power of Pets with Dr. Marty Becker

I really believe that at this point in time Dr. Marty Becker is the most influential veterinarian on the  planet, and Dr. Liz Bales and myself talk to him about the healing power of pets, and ALL about Fear Free. Right now, at this time, we’re seeing the healing power of pets in action. That…

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