Dr. Niels Pedersen PURRsuing FIP and WINNing: FIP Symposium

October 18, 2019

Dr. Niels PedersenDistinguished professor University of California, Davis Dr. Niels Pedersen is responsible for so much of what we have learned regarding infectious disease in cats, including feline infectious peritonitis (FIP).It took Pedersen decades to fully understand FIP, that's just how complex

Arizona Joins Other States to Stop Competitive Hunting: Illinois Shoots Itself

October 17, 2019

Arizona has banned all urban wildlife killing contests for coyotes, bobcats, foxes and other animals, joining a growing number of states taking action to stop these gruesome events in which participants compete for money and/or prizes for killing the most and/or largest animals.The Arizona ban, proposed

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes: Academy Award Quality and Inspiring

October 14, 2019

There are fewer than 200,000 wild giraffes on the planet. Some of the subspecies have numbers so low that they may even have issues regarding genetics. This reality should make us all very sad, but it particularly saddens the pioneer of giraffe research, 85-year-old Dr. Anne Dagg.Dagg is finally getting

National Veterinary Technician Week

October 14, 2019

Registered veterinary technicians are the backbone of veterinary medicine. And through the 19th of October you can celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week. The term veterinary nurse might better describe what registered technicians do. Technician or technologist makes it sound like they’re computer

It’s Ignorance or Maybe Prejudice, People Can’t Get FIV from Cats

October 11, 2019

CNN hosted an Equality Town Hall, and Democratic candidates spokes about people who even today demonstrate  fearful, ignorance and prejudice against those infected with HIV and/or AIDS. Coincidentally, on the same day as this CNN event, I heard about instances of groomers allegedly refusing to groom

Springfield City Council Bans Retail Sales of Dogs and Cats

October 7, 2019

The Springfield, IL City Council unanimously voted Tuesday (October 1) to approve a ban on the retail sale of dogs and cats at pet stores within city limits.While the capital city currently has no pet stores that sell dogs or cats, the ordinance is aimed at keeping these stores out, as well as making

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Fire Protection for Pets Law Passes in Illinois

Illinois is now the first state to mandate fire protection for pets in kennels/boarding facilities. Kennels now will require a fire alarm system ringing directly to first responders, a sprinkler system or a human being on premises.  This signing was the fifth bill I’ve been invited to a signing for in Illinois, but the first…

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Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You

On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World show, I speak with Dr. Clive Wynne, author of Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You  and I explain the question I get A LOT is, “Does my dog really love me?” Wynne is among the increasing number of scientists now saying dog hormones in…

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The Tortoise and the Hare or Rabbit on WGN Rado

On Chicago Marathon morning I thought about the story of the tortoise and the hare – so we spoke about tortoises and hares (rabbits) HERE on WGN Radio Steve Dale Dale’s Pet World.  My guest, Dr. Byron De la Navarre, past President of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians and is considered a world expert…

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Now is the Time to Protect Your Dogs Against Tick Disease

Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, distinguished professor of Veterinary Parasitology, Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State University says right now is when dogs are most susceptible to Lyme disease. Dryden is a guest on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Dryden goes agrees there is as an epidemic of tick…

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Alderman Lopez Seeks to Mandate Rules About Farm Animals in Chicago

Chicago Alderman Ray Lopez (15th Ward) is back at it. When asked about what animal experts he collaborated with to craft a bill regarding controlling farm animals in Chicago, he said a city lawyer, his staff and the Director of Chicago Animal Care and Control (who technically works for Lopez). “We are very surprised that…

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Opossum Are Our Best Friends; They Devour Ticks

Just about every creature has a place – that includes the ridiculous looking opossum. And for whatever the reason, fall is the time of year these animals are most active. Many consider them an annoyance, and even call animal control just because there’s an opossum hanging out near your trash. It turns out that the…

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Miracle Dog Discovered Alive in Rubble in Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian struck the Abaco Islands on September 1, 2019 with sustained winds of 185 miles-per-hour with gust exceeding an unfathomable 200 mph.  At least a thousand people are thought to have died and over 70,000 remain missing. No one will ever know how many stray or owned companion animals have died, but some say that number…

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