SPCA Puerto Vallarta: What Would You Do?

June 17, 2019

Compassion has no boundaries.What would you do?A dog is spotted in arid land just outside Puerto Vallarta. A closer look reveals that even one more day outdoors, and Dusty – as the dog was named – would surely have died of starvation.The SPCA Puerto Vallarta’s mission is to save lives.How could they

Neutralizing Cat Allergies and Banning Declaw on WGN Radio

June 17, 2019

The bill to support fire safety in Illinois for pets in kennels is now on the Governor J. B. Pritzker's desk and ready to be signed. I also mention HERE on WGN radio the extraordinarily shocking story of 700 dogs rescued from a puppy mill in Georgia; you read that right, we're talking 700 dogs. So, for

700 Dogs Rescued from Puppy Mill

June 13, 2019

This is as crazy and horrific as it gets. Craig Gray, 58, of Nashville, GA is facing animal cruelty charges after 700 dogs were discovered (in March) at a puppy mill. Police described the scene as "out of control and inhumane."Can you imagine, 700 animals? At first I assumed that was a typo.According

Dog Scared to Death of Fireworks? What Happened in Toledo?

June 12, 2019

Can a dog be scared to death, literally? On May 31 during a dog-friendly event called "Paws and Pints"at Firth Third Field in Toledo, fireworks followed the minor league baseball game. On the spot, an 18-month-old Samoyed, named Stella, dropped dead.According to a report in the Blade, the dog's owner

7 Reasons to Ban Retractable Leashes

June 11, 2019

If I had the power to do it, I would ban retractable leashes. Of course, any piece of equipment can be a problem, but I argue there are a myriad of potential issues regarding retractable leashes, which may be downright dangerous for dogs and for the people who walk them.1: The very concept of giving

New York State Poised to Ban Declaw

June 4, 2019

For years, I've been calling declaw "barbaric." It IS just that. Denver approved a ban on declaw, which follows Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Monica, and lots of other California cities, several Canadian provinces and over 25 entire nations. And New York state is now poised to be the first state

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Pet Fire Safety Law Passes

When over 30 dogs were killed in a fire in West Chicago at Bully Life Animal Services (formerly D and D Kennels),  2N442 County Farm Road on January 14, I thought this shouldn’t ever happen again. Indeed, this tragedy, and others like it – which do happen around the country – are often preventable. I thought…

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You Get Stressed, Your Dog Does Too

I’ve said many times – and I’ve even been quoted saying, “As smart as we are – or think we are – our dogs understand us far better than we understand them.” What do you know? It turns out I was right, at least when it comes to your dog picking up on your stress.…

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Why is this Old Dog Spraying?

Q: I am a senior who adopted a senior dog almost two years ago. Auggie insists on marking one of my couches. I have sprayed it with a mark no more product to no avail. I take him for walks regularly and he always goes. I am at my wits end as to what to…

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Screening for Tick Disease

Dr. Wade Burton, medical affairs director IDEXX on ticks and tick disease, and more important and that is screening for tick disease. People seem to understand that ticks carry disease, but may not realize a single tick bite may carry a pathogen cocktail – passing along several tick diseases with one bite. We chat on…

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Chicago Canine Rescue First Annual Chicago Taco & Tequila Fest

The best fundraiser EVER: Chicago Canine Rescue First Annual Chicago Taco & Tequila Fest.  Stuffed tortillas and the juices of the blue agave plant (better known to distilled spirits aficionados as tequila) are center stage. And there will also be a stage with live music. Both traditional and exotic ingredient-stuffed tortillas will be smartly paired…

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Meow Meet Up Chicago

Meow Meet Up is a Cat Convention and feline festival, coming to Chicago July 20-21 at the Rosemont Stephens Convention Center. I speak HERE on my WGN radio show with Lauren Mieli, publisher of the CATNIP TIMES.  We actually begin our conversation with what’s happening in New York state, soon to be the first state…

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WINNING Cats Feline Educational Cat Seminars and Cat Show

The Winn Feline Foundation, Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) and The International Cat Association are partnering with Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat to host The Cat Show and simultaneous educational cat seminars in conjunction with their cat show on June 22-23 in the Exhibition Hall at the Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. Winn Feline Foundation is hosting seminars…

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