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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 Cat Allergies and Banning Declaw on WGN Radio

The bill to support fire safety in Illinois for pets in kennels is now on the Governor J. B. Pritzker’s desk and ready to be signed. I also mention HERE on WGN radio the extraordinarily shocking story of 700 dogs rescued from a puppy mill in Georgia; you read that right, we’re talking 700 dogs.…

Meow Meet Up Chicago

Meow Meet Up is a Cat Convention and feline festival, coming to Chicago July 20-21 at the Rosemont Stephens Convention Center. I speak HERE on my WGN radio show with Lauren Mieli, publisher of the CATNIP TIMES.  We actually begin our conversation with what’s happening in New York state, soon to be the first state…

Are Cat People Smarter?

I’ve written about this topic, which species is smarter, dogs or cats? How about the people who are their caretakers? According to one study, people who identify themselves as “cat people” are more intelligent. Denise Guastello, associate professor of psychology at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI, conducted a study on this topic. Her goal was…

Why Seek Out Certified Cat Friendly Practices

On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, Dr. Elizabeth Colleran  talks about Cat Friendly veterinary practices. The Cat Friendly Practice program is a global initiative designed to elevate care for cats by reducing stress and making visits easier for cats and caregivers. This is a program awarded by the American Association of Feline…

New Brunswick Veterinarians Ban Declaw

In Canada veterinarians are proactively banning declaw, the latest province to do this is New Brunswick. Nova Scotia was the first province to ban the practice in 2017. It’s also now illegal to declaw in Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland/Labrador and British Columbia. Nationwide Canadian veterinarians, province by province, are taking matters into their hands. What’s…

Windy Kitty Cat Cafe’s Kitten Nursery Up and Running

Cats and kittens – they’re the focus of this past week’s WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with a very crowded studio. HEAR Dr. Elizabeth Colleran (who flew in from California to do this), past president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP); Dr. RuthAnn Lobos of Purina and from Windy Kitty…

A New CATitude at Windy Kitty

I will be speaking with renowned feline veterinarian Dr. Elizabeth Colleran, “Treating Cats with a New CATitude” at the Windy Kitty Cat Cafe (1746 W. North Avenue), Chicago at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday January 27. We’re celebrating Windy Kitty’s new kitten nursery. You can attend; HERE is the evite Windy Kitty is a place to hang out, and get…

Explaining the Tragic Fire which Killed 30 Dogs on WGN Radio

Thirty dogs died in a tragic fire on January 14 at Bully Life Animal Services (formerly D and D Kennels),  2N442 County Farm Road, West Chicago. Listen to the kennel operator Garrett Mercado on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio.  Garrett describes what happened: He took his car to help a friend.  When he arrived back…

Treating Cats with a New CATitutde

We’re looking at cats today with an entirely different lens than say 25 years ago, and this is true for veterinarians too! Veterinarians have responded by creating Cat Friendly Practices. The idea is to offer an approach which is more cat friendly, from the cats’ perspectives.  The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Cat Friendly…

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