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8 Summer Safety Tips for Dogs

July 8, 2020

Being inside for so long, we are and are dogs may be desperate to get out. Here are eight tips to keep dogs safe in hot weather: Seeing this means a visit to the veterinary ER Size and heavy coat matter1, Being dogs they aren’t as capable at self-regulating their body temperatures as we humans are. Many

Chicago Moves to Prevent Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits at Pet Stores Once and For All

July 7, 2020

No wonder Chicago’s self-proclaimed “animal alderman” Raymond Lopez (15th ward) may have jumped to the defense of pet stores allegedly skirting the law to sell dogs in Chicago. One of the three pet stores still selling puppies is called Pocket Puppies, located at 2479 N. Clark Street in Chicago’s 43rd

Amy Cooper is Not Charged for Animal Cruelty, but Charged for Filing a False Police Report

July 6, 2020

When bird watcher Christian Cooper asked Amy Cooper (no relation) to leash her American Cocker Spaniel in Central Park in New York City, she launched into an adrenaline-filled rant which was witnessed by millions coast to coast in late May. Ms. Cooper phoned police screaming and erroneously pleading,

Tips on Keeping Pets Safe in Hot Weather

July 6, 2020

It’s getting hot outside. Here are tips for keeping pets safe in hot weather.Check out this video, which covers these five summer tips: Stay active, but be smart about it. Also, a tip to determine if the pavement is too hot for your dog to walk on. A backyard is no babysitter, especially if it’s really

What Really Happens to Dogs in Hot Cars?

July 1, 2020

What really happens to dogs in hot cars?Of course, I wasn't going to subject a dog to the hot car to find out. So I put on my wife's fake fur coat, as many dogs wear a fur coat year-round, and also put on a winter hat so I might experience the heat more like a dog.At the beginning of this grand experiment, 

COVID-19 and Pets and Wild Animals: What’s Known and Not Known

June 17, 2020

People continue to be concerned or simply curious about dogs, cats and domestic ferrets and SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.The good news is that diagnostic labs Antech and IDEXX have now tested thousands of dogs and cats with only (according to my count) two cats in New York State testing positive

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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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Human Animal Bond Association: JOIN

To be recognized as the leader in the Veterinary Community for advancing the understanding and importance of the human-animal bond HABA is working hard for positive change! 2020 has been a crazy year for all of us in this world, but one thing will never change and that is the human animal bond. If we…

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Chicago Shelter Scene Now; Decoding Your Cat and Veterinary Professionals Against Puppy Mills

Listen HERE to this week’s Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio show with Emily Klehm, CEO of South Suburban Humane Society describes not only what’s going on at her shelter but also talking about the overall Chicago shelter scene – and so far, so great. Adoptions and fosters remain way up. Klehm comments on…

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Dr. Marty “Fear Free” Becker: Our Pets in Today’s World

America’s veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker talks about the Fear Free Initiative, working at home with pets at our side, and during the interview on my national SteveDale’s Pet World radio show we all hear his 16-lb. door bell. Dr. Becker himself actually authored a book called The Healing Power Pets so this is a topic he…

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Dealing with a Skunked Dog

It’s one of the most common problems – skunked dogs…it stinks in more ways that one. Here are seven steps or maybe just two steps for dealing with skunked dogs. Step #1: Get a clothespin – that’s for your nose. Step #2: Use Fresh Wave pet shampoo or another commercial product that works – but…

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Hello Kitty: So Excited to See You

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Natural Balance Cat Food Recall

From the U.S. Food & Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine:  The J. M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary cat food recall of one lot of Natural Balance® Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food due to health concerns likely associated with elevated levels of choline chloride. Ingesting impacted product may cause nausea with…

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