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October 7 2020

Disaster Preparedness for Pets

With another hurricane making landfall and wildfires continuing out west, disaster preparedness is the topic of conversation with Dr. Doug Kratt, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio show. Bottom line: Being prepared will save pets’ lives. Dr. Kratt says always if you can evacuate with…

August 30 2020

Pet Emergency Preparedness; Lepto on the Loose; Grey Muzzle Helps Senior Dogs; Dr. Fauci Talking to Vets

Listen HERE to my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, as I am honored to speak to the new President of the American Veterinary Medical Association Dr. Doug Kratt about pet emergency preparedness. From the derecho storm that blew through Chicago with tornados to hurricanes to wildfires to even a neighborhood gas leak,…

August 25 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci at Convention of American Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke for just over 15 minutes on August 22 at the closing session of the Virtual Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Of course, he didn’t need to explain what corona viruses are to this crowd of veterinary professionals. He noted that four corona viruses cause 15 to 30 percent of…

August 24 2020

AVMA Offers Disaster Preparedness Plans for Pets

As fires rage out West, particularly in California, and with two tropical storms headed toward the Gulf of Mexico with the potential to intensify to hurricane strength, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is encouraging pet owners to develop disaster preparedness plans for pets: The AVMA has resources available for pet owners, including tips on…

July 12 2020

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…

June 5 2020

Testing Positive for COVID-19: Two Cats and One Dog in the U.S.

Two additional cats turn out to be positive for COVID-19 caused by the novel corona virus, SARS-CoV-2, one cat in Carver County, MN and a second in Springfield, IL. Both homes have in common at least one person sick with COVID-19. While very rare, it’s obviously possible that cats can get the virus. Two other…

May 18 2020

Dr. Robin Downing: Human Animal Bond Association Conversation

Courage, Integrity, Curiosity, Brilliance – all words I use to describe the woman I get to introduce A LOT, Dr. Robin Downing. And I will get that privilege again on Thursday, May 21 at 8:30 ET,7:30 CT,6:30 MT as I interview Dr. Robin Downing, with my co-presenter Dr. Liz Bales. This talk is sponsored by…

May 10 2020

AVMF Provides Grants for Veterinary Technicians/Nurses

Wow – since published the AVMF fund has been depleted….but efforts are ongoing to increase funding to support additional technicians/nurses. It’s amazing that funds were depleted in, I believe, less than 24-hours. This demonstrates real need. If you are able to contribute, learn more at the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. So many heroes, obviously first…

May 1 2020

Dogs Should NOT Wear Masks to Protect Against COVID-19

Q: “My state just made it mandatory to wear a mask. I saw where I can get a mask for dogs online, should I do that? I also heard about the dog in North Carolina that tested positive (for COVID-19), and don’t want my dog to get sick. And I have a Pug as well.…

April 29 2020

Pug in North Carolina Reportedly Testing Positive for COVID-19; What Does that Mean?

It’s been widely reported that a Pug in North Carolina, named Winston, was found to be positive of the SARS corona virus 2 (SARS CoV-2) which causes COVID-19, and was coughing. Please understand that a coughing and/or lethargic dog is VERY UNLIKELY to be diagnosed with COVID-19, another cause is FAR more likely. Here’s what…

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