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Rare Chance to Chat with Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. Karen Overall on Twitter

Participating in the North American Veterinary Community Institute with boarded veterinary behaviorists Dr. Kersti Seksel (who turned me on to kitten socialization classes) and Dr. Karen Overall was the greatest learning experience I’ve ever had. And Dr. Overall is hand-down the best teacher I’ve ever had. Dr. Overall also participated in the book Decoding Your…

3 Things We Must Do For Our Cats

Feline veterinarian Dr. Kim Kendall from Sydney Australia says on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show there are three things we MUST do for cats! Feed your cat(s) the best food, or what you believe is the best food. Price is not an indicator, she says, of what the best food necessarily is.…

Neutralizing Allergies to Cats

Around 20 percent of people are allergic to cats, at least to one extent or another. Allergies to cats are the most common allergy in humans, according to Dr. Ebenezer Satyaraj, director of Molecular Nutrition at Purina. As a result, thousands or even millions who might live with a cat just don’t or they relinquish…

Attend Winn Feline Foundation FIP Symposium: A VERY Special Celebration

2019 FIP Symposium: PURRsuing FIP and WINNing might be the most significant event in feline health, ever! I realize, that’s a mighty powerful statement to make – but it’s likely true. No matter, for me, this is one of the most important functions I’ve ever been involved with. I rarely talk about this, but I…

Blah! Blah! Halloween Can be Scary for Pets

Halloween has the doorbell constantly, the door opening and closing with creatures that smell like humans but look like zombies or Avengers can be scary for many pets. Here are tips for dealing with Halloween anxiety. Pheromone Fixes Preparation should begin a week or so before the ‘howliday.’ Plug in pheromone diffusers in rooms the…

Watch Facebook Live on Banning Declaw

Dr. Robin Downing is Boarded animal rehabilitation, and is a renown expert on pain/pain management of companion animals and is a clinical bioethicist. She is adamantly opposed to declaw. We are speaking together at the FETCH Veterinary conference in San Diego on December 13 about why declaw is a VERY bad idea. Watch Dr. Downing…

Dr. Robin Downing and Steve Dale Talk Declaw at FETCH

Today there is more information than ever regarding declaw in cats. We know better about how to use behavior modification and even a new pheromone product called Feliscratch to attract cats and kittens to scratching posts. We also know more about the deleterious medical problems that are directly correlated to declaw. In this instance causation…

Contra Freeloading, A New Way to Feed Pets

Contra freeloading is one of my favorite topics to talk about. I discuss how to enrich pets’ lives with Dr. Regan McGowan, research scientist at Purina. Sure, we can talk about what to feed our pets but equally as important is how to feed them. Contra freeloading refers working for meals, even as a preference…

Pain Management for Pets

Pain management for pets is as important as a topic can get. And here on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio show I discuss just that with Dr. Tamara Grubb, a board certified veterinary anesthesiologist with a strong clinical interest and research focus in pain management. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesia…

The Necessity of Early Socialization, Dr. Houlihan of the AVMA

Socialization has become a buzz word. People know the word, care about socializing their pet but exactly what does it mean? I talk with Dr. Kendall Houlihan, assistant director of animal welfare about the topic on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Indeed socialization is imperative – and we talk about why that…

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