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Senor Dogs: Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome

May 29, 2020

Scientists use dogs as models to study Alzheimer’s Disease in people because there are so many similarities on so many levels. Neurochemistry in dog brains is shockingly identical to people. For thousands of years dogs have lived side by side with humans and share our same environments.What makes this

HCM Discussed: Genetics and the Ricky Fund with Winn Feline Foundation

May 27, 2020

Dr. Liz Bales and myself will discuss heart disease in cats (HCM) and Ricky the piano playing cat with Dr. Chris Menges, chief veterinary officer of  Basepaws on Thursday May 28 at noon. Watch – and if you desire, ask questions HERE. This is a free event.I had a cat who changed my life. His name was

‘There’s An African-American Man Threatening My Life;’ She Threatens Her Own Dog

May 26, 2020

The story the media is covering is about this white woman in Central Park targeting an African American, who simply wanted to bird-watch (a common practice is this specific place in Central Park).He politely asked her to leash her dog and according to New York City law, he is absolutely correct.And that

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

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

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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Discussion on Heart Disease (HCM) in Cats with Dr. Chris Menges of Basepaws and Steve Dale

Dr. Chis Menges, chief veterinary officer at Basepaws and myself are teaming up May 30, 2 p.m  CT  for a free webinar on heart disease in cats, Feline HCM a Silent Killer: And a Piano Playing Cat Named Ricky. For every DNA kit purchased from Basepaws through the end of the May, Basepaws wll donate $5 to the Ricky Fund,…

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Banfield Survey on Pets and Life in Quarantine

Love this release from Banfield the Pet Hospital which demonstrates how vital the human animal bond is. I’ve been talking and writing about how many dogs may suffer separation anxiety when suddenly the house empties as the family enters its new normal life. I also suggest (as does this survey) that humans may suffer separation…

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Rats Responding to COVID-19

With restaurants barely operating or not open at all, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning against aggressive urban rats who a desperate for food.  Back on March 30, I predicted this “rats and COVID-19 crisis.” Aside from grossing people out, what’s the problem? After all, rats don’t attack people. Or do…

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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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Celebrating Military Working Dogs on Memorial Day

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 many thousands, hundreds of thousands…

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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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