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Articles: Amphibians

April 14 2019

ReptileFest; Saving Pets from Fires in Kennels and Anti-Vaxxers on WGN Radio

I begin my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN radio show HERE about Illinois House Bill 3390 which just passed the Illinois House of Representatives. This bill, which was supported by Illinois State Representative Diane Pappas (D-45thdistrict) with co-sponsor Allen Skillicorn (R-66th district) and created with Marc Ayers, Illinois Director of the Humane Society of the United States will…

July 25 2017

Wildlife in Mexico

Viva Natura: A Field Guide to the Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals of Western Mexico author Petr Myska talks here on Steve Dale’s Other World podcast about how, as a tourist in Mexico, you might take a day trip to see and swim with whale sharks or sea turtles or walk through a jungle with monkeys and…

April 20 2017

Fight Flu: Kiss a Frog

Antibiotics have been successful, so much so that people want them even when they have a viral infection. Of course, bacterial killers don’t touch viruses. And anti-viral drugs haven’t proven to be so great. So, let’s try frog mucous. At one time, it was thought putting a frog into a bucket of milk might prevent…

June 17 2014

Selecting a Cold-Blooded Friend, American Veterinary Medical Association

Not all pets are furry, some are scaly. Dr. Susan Horton, in this video from the American Veterinary Medical Association, talks about alternatives such as snakes, lizards and turtles as pets. (By the way, the way the alligator shown in this video is NOT a good choice as a pet, for starters it’s illegal in…

April 11 2012

Herbicides May Be Dangerous to Amphibians. Does This Include Dogs or People?

Have you noticed that you have an extra nose? Perhaps you’ve been rolling in the weeds. Seriously, the world’s most popular weed killer can induce morphological changes in vertebrate animals, according to U.S. biologists studying effects on amphibians. University of Pittsburgh researchers said the weed killer Roundup, in sub-lethal and environmentally relevant concentrations, caused two…

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