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June 25 2020

Good News for Cats: More Shelters Offer More Space

With many animal shelters closed to intake due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for their cats to get a housing upgrade. Thanks to support from animal welfare and veterinary organizations, cats in 82 shelters across the U.S. and Canada are going to be living large while they wait for new…

June 22 2020

Being in Quarantine: How Did We Respond to Our Pets?

So, have pets really help us out during the quarantine as a result of the pandemic? In general, we know, based on research from around the world, that living with pets is healthful. But what about now in this over-the-top stressful time? YOU CAN HELP A RESEARCHER BY PARTAKING HERE This release from Banfield the…

June 18 2020

Fireworks and Pets: The Big Bang Theory

It’s not that dogs aren’t patriotic, but many dogs, and also some cats, are terrified of the loud and sudden bangs we call fireworks around July 4th. It’s arguably adaptive to be hard-wired to be afraid of sudden loud sounds. We too may jump and even run from loud and unexplained noises. Who wouldn’t? Dogs…

June 17 2020

COVID-19 and Pets and Wild Animals: What’s Known and Not Known

People continue to be concerned or simply curious about dogs, cats and domestic ferrets and SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. The good news is that diagnostic labs Antech and IDEXX have now tested thousands of dogs and cats with only (according to my count) two cats in New York State testing positive in the U.S. Add…

June 16 2020

How You Can Prevent Fleas and Ticks, Today

Don’t wait – stop fleas and ticks right now – or your dog may pay a price (and you too!). He’s known as Dr. Flea, Dr. Michael Dryden, distinguished professor veterinary parasitology Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine says it’s a big mistake to wait. “The ticks are incredibly active.” Listen here to Dr.…

June 14 2020

How Rats Can Share Leptospirosis and Benefits to Pets of Being Quarantined

Listen HERE to Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio, and Dr. Natalie Marks offers her perspective on how veterinary medicine has changed for better or worse as a result of the pandemic. And how clients are relieving some of their pressures, with veterinary professionals sometimes at the other end of those emotions. And how everyone…

June 13 2020

FIP in Cats Cure Investigated for COVID-19

Here’s an amazing one health story: Legendary investigator Dr. Niels Pedersen, distinguished professor University of California, who responsible for so much of what we have learned regarding infectious disease in cats, including feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). FIP happens as a result of the feline corona virus, and – until now – considered fatal. Dr. Pedersen…

June 13 2020

Value of Pets Changing in Mexico

Can you believe where the largest veterinary conference in the Western hemisphere happens to be? You likely wouldn’t guess Leon, Mexico (Congreso Veterinario de León). I talk on my national radio show with dr. Cesar Morales, who created that conference and others in Central/South America.  Dr. Morales began the event just over two decades ago…

June 9 2020

Chicago Communities in Need Receive Help for Pets

The Anti-Cruelty Society will deliver dry cat and dog food to 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale’s Community Service Office to serve the Roseland and Pullman neighborhoods, as well as to Breakthrough Urban Ministries in East Garfield Park. The food delivery complements The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Friends Who Care Program that provides pet food for people in…

June 7 2020

Pet Stores to Finally Stop Selling Puppies in Chicago; How to Feed Cats on WGN Radio

With leadership from the Puppy Mill Project, Chicago banned the sales of dogs, cats and rabbits at pet store in 2014 but that hasn’t stopped a pawful of pet stores from doing it anyway, finding a way to sneak around the law. I talk HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio with Chicago Alderman…

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