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Halloween and Pets: Is It Crazy or Fun?

Dressing up pets for Halloween was so rare only 10 years ago that the National Retail Federation (NRF) has no data. Today,, according to the NRF nearly 20 percent plan to dress up their pet(s) for Halloween. Spending on pet costumes is expected reach nearly $500 million, still nowhere near the over $8 billion spent…

Cures4Cats: And Ways You Can Win Swag from Winn Feline

The Winn Feline Foundation 2019 Cures4Cats campaign focus will be an extension of last year’s campaign focus, chronic kidney disease (CKD). This year, the emphasis is on feline high blood pressure or hypertension, which related to kidney disease in cats. Feline Hypertension is quite common in cats but as in people it’s termed a “silent killer.”…

Dr. Niels Pedersen PURRsuing FIP and WINNing: FIP Symposium

Distinguished professor University of California, Davis Dr. Niels Pedersen is responsible for so much of what we have learned regarding infectious disease in cats, including feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). It took Pedersen decades to fully understand FIP, that’s just how complex this once fatal disease is. FIP occurs when the common otherwise benign corona virus…

Arizona Joins Other States to Stop Competitive Hunting: Illinois Shoots Itself

Arizona has banned all urban wildlife killing contests for coyotes, bobcats, foxes and other animals, joining a growing number of states taking action to stop these gruesome events in which participants compete for money and/or prizes for killing the most and/or largest animals. The Arizona ban, proposed in June, was voted on by Arizona’s Fish…

Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You

On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World show, I speak with Dr. Clive Wynne, author of Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You  and I explain the question I get A LOT is, “Does my dog really love me?” Wynne is among the increasing number of scientists now saying dog hormones in…

National Veterinary Technician Week

Registered veterinary technicians are the backbone of veterinary medicine. And through the 19th of October you can celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week. The term veterinary nurse might better describe what registered technicians do. Technician or technologist makes it sound like they’re computer programmers. Fact is that vet techs actually do more than most human nurses.…

It’s Ignorance or Maybe Prejudice, People Can’t Get FIV from Cats

CNN hosted an Equality Town Hall, and Democratic candidates spokes about people who even today demonstrate  fearful, ignorance and prejudice against those infected with HIV and/or AIDS. Coincidentally, on the same day as this CNN event, I heard about instances of groomers allegedly refusing to groom and even merely to do a nail trims on…

End of Life Care for Pets, International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care

Fascinating discussion from the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, Dr. Amir Shanan and Michelle Nichols, a master in counseling, join me HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio to speak about end of life. End of life is so hard for pet owners – and the good news is that…

Cost of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Mark Russak, member of the Board of Directors of North American Veterinary Community and a Past President American Animal Hospital Association chats openly on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about the cost of veterinary medicine. We begin by attempting to describe what a bargain veterinary medicine is – the problem is…

Bring Luna the Coyote Home; Domestic Violence and Pets on WGN Radio

For those who haven’t followed the story of Tomi Trancheta and her four coyotes, Tomi offers an update on the lone surviving coyote, named Luna, on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show. Listen HERE as Tomi and I first explain that he animals, which she had proper licensing and rescued from a very…

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