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September 1 2020

Adoptions Up, Veterinary Visits Down

Pet adoptions and fostering have hit an all-time high.  Want to get a handle on what’s happening, check with Google. That’s what Lombardo Homes did, and found by checking searches that Oakland, CA leads the way with a 55 percent increase in adoption-related search terms, Dogs ranked better than cats as just over half searched…

August 31 2020

PURRsuing FIP: Cats Are Now Winning

I had the honor to work on the Winn Feline Foundation Symposium PURRsuing FIP and Winning, and spoke her to one of the participants, Dr. Elizabeth Colleran. This event brought people from the around the world together to discuss and reveal what’s new regarding feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). The Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit…

August 30 2020

Pet Emergency Preparedness; Lepto on the Loose; Grey Muzzle Helps Senior Dogs; Dr. Fauci Talking to Vets

Listen HERE to my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, as I am honored to speak to the new President of the American Veterinary Medical Association Dr. Doug Kratt about pet emergency preparedness. From the derecho storm that blew through Chicago with tornados to hurricanes to wildfires to even a neighborhood gas leak,…

August 25 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci at Convention of American Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke for just over 15 minutes on August 22 at the closing session of the Virtual Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Of course, he didn’t need to explain what corona viruses are to this crowd of veterinary professionals. He noted that four corona viruses cause 15 to 30 percent of…

August 24 2020

Roxy Spa at the Dale House: Traditional and Integrative Medicine Together

I talk about the intersection between  traditional veterinary medicine and integrative or alternative care HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio with Dr. Rosemary LoGiudice. and Dr. Natalie Marks. I talk HERE about the situation and dilemma I had with our cat Roxy. At 17 1/2-years old, she has pretty severe arthritis. We’re doing…

August 24 2020

AVMA Offers Disaster Preparedness Plans for Pets

As fires rage out West, particularly in California, and with two tropical storms headed toward the Gulf of Mexico with the potential to intensify to hurricane strength, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is encouraging pet owners to develop disaster preparedness plans for pets: The AVMA has resources available for pet owners, including tips on…

August 21 2020

Trump Says Voting Going to the Dogs (and Cats)

Pets will apparently be voting in the Presidential election, according to President Trump. He says mail-in voting is so insecure that dogs will receive ballots. Well, the President is in error, because it’s not a dog but a cat who allegedly received a mail-in ballot. Apparently cats and not dogs have earned the right to…

August 18 2020

Decoding Your Cat: Feline Elimination Problems

The most common cause of death in cats (and dogs) is behavior.  When the human/animal bond fractures pets are relinquished, and it the case of cats sometimes just booted outside. The most common behavior problems in cats are all discussed in the new book, Decoding Your Cat, co-edited by Dr. Carlo Siracusa, Dr. Debra Horwitz…

August 17 2020

Preventing Heartworm in Dogs and Cats

Dr. Michael Dryden is a veterinary parasitologist and Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Parasitology Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State University. On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, he notes mosquitoes are here and there and everywhere, and they carry heartworm disease. Up to a million dogs are still getting life-threatening…

August 17 2020

Making Peace Among Cats and Dogs

Do they really fight like cats and dogs? I suggest that behavior problems regarding cats and dogs might often be prevented and also described what to do about it. In part, it’s all about a philosophy regarding what cats need. Historically, many of my colleague’s have looked at these issues from the canine perspective rather…

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