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Highlights of Twenty Years of Pet Writing

Summing up twenty years isn’t easy, as I begin my third decade of writing my Tribune Content Agency newspaper column I have a wealth of memories to recall. I was the first journalist to speak with a search and rescue dog handler at the World Trade Center, within 48 hours after September 11, 2001.  Driving…

America's Favorite Veterinarian, Dr. Tim Hunt

America’s Favorite Veterinarian – as voted by you – is Dr. Tim Hunt. Listen HERE to my conversation with America’s Favorite, from Steve Dale’s Pet World.  The honor is presented by the non-profit American Veterinary Medical Foundation. Dr. Hunt says, “Across the Lake is Canada, and we speak a little funny here, at the same…

Ebola and Pets: Decisions Need to be Made

There’s an abundance of concern regarding the Ebola virus anyway, it’s scary….and now that people are thinking that dogs  may get the disease, the concern has grown, and not only among pet owners. There are several reasons for this. While it appears dogs can harbor the Ebola virus, it seems they successfully mount an immune…

Ebola Virus and Pets

Ebola Virus and pets are topics on your mind, and here are only a pawful I received over the past few days for my Tribune Content Agency newspaper column. Updates regarding Ebola and animals from the American Veterinary Medical Association, click HERE.  Q: Can dogs and cats get the Ebola virus? If the answer is…

Protect Pets from Ticks this Fall

Lyme disease can be transmitted to dogs at anytime of year, but fall is actually when dogs thought to be most susceptible. So, even if you live north, don’t stop using that tick disease product quite yet. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) now advises clients with dogs diagnosed with Lyme to see their pediatrician…

America's Favorite Veterinarian, Dr. Tim Hunt

On Sept. 30, Dr. Tim Hunt, of Marquette, MI, was voted America’s Favorite Veterinarian in a contest sponsored by the non-profit American Veterinary Medical Foundation. As it turns out, voters chose a kind of modern day James Herriot (the beloved late British country veterinarian, James Alfred “Alf” Wight, best known by his pen name). “For me,…

Veterinarians and Pediatricians Partner on Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an epidemic in America. Last year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated there is 10 times more Lyme disease present in people than previously thought. At least 300,000 people are diagnosed annually with Lyme in the U.S. Lyme is transmitted to people, and to dogs, by deer ticks. The good…

Lyme Disease Partnership, Veterinarians & Pediatricians

American Veterinary Medical Association CEO Dr. Ron DeHaven announced on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show a new initiative with the American Academy of Pediatrics to fight Lyme (and other tick diseases). HEAR the interview. If a dog is diagnosed with Lyme….easy enough to diagnose for veterinarians with a four-way in clinic…

Dr. Natalie Marks for America's Favorite Veterinarian, Her Patients Know Why

America’s Favorite Veterinarian could certainly be awarded to a brilliant academic who created a treatment to extend or save animal lives, or maybe a veterinarian who made a discovery that impacted the world such as figuring out how transmission of a disease like SARS jumped from animals to people. Those are true heroes who make…

AVMA Adjusts Position on Declaw

“Let’s face it, a declaw surgery is an amputation,” says Dr. Marcus Brown, president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and a participant in the American Veterinary Medical Association House of Delegates, who helped craft the new AVMA position statement on declawing cats. The statement is designed, “To clarify that the procedure is…

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