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Easing Pets’ Anxieties on Halloween

October 23, 2020

Zombies and baby sharks may not appear at the front door as often this year, and for many pets that’s a blessing. While some pets are excited about those visits, others are hesitant – and some are even terrified. Here are some tips regarding Halloween and pets on Halloween:For starters, many pets become

Chicago is the Rattiest City: No Wonder There’s So Much Leptospirosis

October 19, 2020

Chicago has done it again, leading the country - it's not about crime or tall buildings - it's about rodents. For the sixth year in a row, according to the pesky Orkin Pet Control list of the rattiest cities in America, Chicago finishes at the top. And with rats comes leptospirosis. Rounding out the

Petco Stops the Shock; Halloween Pet Safety; New Test for Kidney Disease in Cats

October 18, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic when competition for sales has never been higher, Petco stood up and stood out and declared they are no longer selling e-collars or shock collars. Darris Cooper of PetcoListen HERE to my Steve Dale's Pet World WGN Radio show, as I interview Fear Free Certified National Training

Cures4Cats Day: Crush Feline Diabetes

October 17, 2020

Happy Cures4Cats Day: October 17, and the remainder of this month into next month (November is National Diabetes Month), the Winn Feline Foundation will raise dollars to support studies of diabetes in cats.Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit funder of cat health studies. It turns out that so much

Presidents Historically Love Dogs: Not This One

October 16, 2020

I typically stay away from politics and this post an nothing to do with policy but rather a person's soul. People who don't like dogs, and use the word "dogs" as a derogatory term I can't help but wonder about. Unless someone has been bitten by a dog, lots of studies demonstrate over and over again how

Decoding Your Cat: Not Exactly in Your Cat’s Horoscope or Reading Tea Leaves

October 16, 2020

Dr. Meghan HerronIn the book Decoding Your Cat -now out – I wrote in the book’s Introduction, “Veterinary behaviorists are last responders. When no one else can assist, they swoop in and save the day.”Following a talk by a veterinary behaviorist, maybe 10 years ago now, at the Western Veterinary Conference

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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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Penn Vet Dogs Find Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

They’re pretty but they are also an introduced species, called spotted lanternflies. The insects are native to China, India and Vietnam were accidentally introduced into the U.S. about six years ago, and today they’re thriving in Pennsylvania, wreaking havoc on the environment. Dr. Cynthia Otto at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, University of Pennsylvania…

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Shape Up with Your Best Friend

Shape up with your best friend. THIS is the human-animal bond in action. lovely😊😍🤩❤️ — LovePower (@LovePower_page) October 17, 2020

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Decoding Your Geriatric Cat with Dr. Debra Horwitz

Following the amazing sales – which continues – of Decoding Your Dog, authored by members of American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, Dr. Debra Horwitz also co-edits the current new release Decoding Your Cat.  She talks with me right here on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about problems which geriatric cats specifically have. …

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Lucille Ball’s Secretary on Why She Too Loved Lucy

I know Lucille Ball’s former secretary Wanda Clarke – now that is a claim to fame if there ever was one, and you can hear my conversation with Wanda HERE from my new Sunday afternoon show on WGN Radio.. We talked about how online and in lots of books and TV movies, they may say…

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New Test to Identify Kidney Disease in Cats Early

Cats often outlive their kidneys. Here’s what I mean by that: So many cats might live months or years longer, if only their kidneys didn’t fail. Feline veterinarian and past president of the Winn Feline Foundation, Dr. Susan Little tells me “It’s a design flaw in cats.” A third or more of all cats as…

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Peek-a-Boo! Thank god you're home! — Meriel (@MerielMyers) October 6, 2020

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