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Can't We Just Get Along? The Jimmy Carter of Cats

She is the Jimmy Carter of the cat world, listen HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World to veterinary behaviorist Dr. Theresa DePorter about how to encourage peace among battling cats in households. Here’s what’s confusing and even surprising – sometimes cats who seem to be getting along are so overt in their aggression, mere mortal…

Environmental Enrichment for Cats

Cats live longer and safer lives indoors….truly, indoor cats rarely get hit by cars or chased down by coyotes, or interact with cats who can spread infectious disease. However, life should be interesting. And a boring life indoors can even lead to illness. Enriching the environment is actually fun (and may be creative) for people,…

Fitness Formula Donates Towels to Animal Control, and Rainbow Brightens the Day

Chicago Animal Care & Control needs towels – and I have mentioned on the air, and some of you have dropped off towels. But Daniela Spaid. director of Marketing and Public Relations Fitness Formula Club has hundreds of towels which there are clubs are donating. Listen HERE on Steve Dale’s PetWorld  (where you can hear other archived…

Cats Train People; Cat Leaves Poo on Carpet; Ticks Products: Experts Answer at AVMA

DENVER, CO. — These reader questions were answered by experts at the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, held July 25-29 at the Colorado Convention Center. Q: My cats are lovely and perfect, except they’ve started jumping on the countertops. I’ve told family and friends that I won’t tolerate this behavior, but the cats…

Thunderstorm Anxiety; Fighting Cats; Pit Bulls: New Research from Veterinary Behavior Symposium

DENVER, CO. — A nutritional supplement with green tea as a primary ingredient can help dogs with thunderstorm anxiety; a new tool to inspire peace among dueling cats; and what it means to be called a pit bull when you’re a shelter dog. Investigators revealed their findings on these and other study topics during the…

Pet Behavior Questions Answered at Animal Behavior Symposium

Veterinarians and veterinary technicians met at the annual Animal Behavior Symposium on July 25, in Denver, CO, to share research. The event is sponsored by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior and the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Expert attendees answered several of your pet behavior questions. Q: Last week, our smoke alarm chirped…

Pet Radio Show Covers Pitbull-type Dogs to Italian Ice Joint That's Also Like a Dog Park

Listen HERE, as I begin Steve Dale’s Pet World by talking with intrepid newsman Dave Schwanneee, and ask him if I look like a grandpa. We also reminisce about our days with radio legend and friend Fred Winston. Jeanne Kensik, owner of Extra Innings Wrigleyville Italian Ice – great Italian ice and also a dog…

Suicidal Cat?

Q: My cat seems happy, but sometimes it’s like she wants to commit suicide. Whenever I take a bath, she jumps into the tub. Then she screams as if she can’t get out. We’ve tried to keep her out of the bathroom, but she’s determined. Does she have a psychological problem? — N.P., Niagara Falls,…

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