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Help Support Banning Sales of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits at Chicago Pet Stores

July 14, 2020

IF YOU ARE A CHICAGO RESIDENT, PLEASE CONTRACT YOUR ALDERMAN HERE And offer your support of the Ordinance 2020-2087 which will close the loophole to once and for all prevent dogs, cats, rabbits to be sold at pet stores. You can simply foreword this post with this letter signed by so many humane organizations

Help Dogs to Train Dogs to Detect COVID-19

July 13, 2020

Just as Dr. Cynthia Otto at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center has has successfully trained dogs to detect ovarian cancer, she's now in the process to teaching dogs to sniff for COVID-19. You can help!From Dr. Otto:The Penn Vet Working Dog Center is looking for individuals in the United States tested for

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

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, 

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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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European Dog Data

The European Pet Food Industry (FEDIAF) released their European dog data with the nations with the most dogs for 2019. Russia leads the way with the largest in Europe in 2019 with 16,800,000 dogs. Germany has the second largest population at 10,100,000. The United Kingdom is at the third largest number of dogs at nine million. Other…

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Magic Show for a French Bulldog

Magic can be surprising to dogs and to people; including this magic show for a dog. Oh, ho, ho, it’s magic, you know Never believe it’s not so It’s magic, you know Never believe it’s not so Frenchie Bulldog Got Heckin Bamboozled That reaction made my day! 😂 Posted by Bark Addict on Monday, July…

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All Abut Dog Daycare in Times of COVID-19

Dog trainer Robin Bennett talks here on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about what you should consider before heading back to dog daycare or boarding your dog. It’s so exceedingly unlikely that a dog will get COVID-19 from being boarded, and it may be impossible to for dogs to even possibly get…

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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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