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January 8 2021

Trials Now for a Vaccine to Protect Cats from COVID-19

Cats can get two kinds of corona viruses, one is the feline corona virus and the other is COVID-19 causes by the novel human SARS CoV-2 virus. Applied DNA Sciences, a biotechnology company in Stony Brook, New York, and EvviVax, a veterinary biotechnology company in Rome, announced  that they have received approvals from the New York…

January 6 2021

50 Best Cities for Pets

What are the 50 best cities for pets with a focus on rental availability, cost of veterinary medicine and number of pet businesses per capita? Rent.com has done the math. Finding rental properties that allow pets can be challenging, particularly in income challenged neighborhoods. Some upscale properties actually have amenities to attract people with pets,…

January 5 2021

Cat Friendly Practices Can No Longer Declaw

Cat owners and even veterinary professionals have suggested Cat Friendly veterinary practices that declaw aren’t so friendly. Simply put, declaw (or onychetomy) is truly is an amputation as the veterinarian amputates the end section of the last bone, which contains the growth plate along the nail. Once thought to not permanently harm cats, there’s plenty…

January 3 2021

Cat Burglar is a Feline

A cat burglar is responsible for a crime wave. The burglar, in Ipswich, England has been swiping pens, children’s books, artwork, sock puppets, even condoms. Cameras caught the thief in-the-act, and neighborhood children have also witnessed this brazen criminal, a 3-year old Siamese-cross. This truly is a cat burglar. Theo, the cat, had reportedly gained…

January 3 2021

Little House Star with a Star Cat; Eradicating Allergies to Cats; Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse On the Rise

Alison Arngrim, who way back, was Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie was voted TV’s number one B****, which is something she takes pride in. She also takes pride in her cats which she explains HERE on my WGN Radio, Steve Dale’s Pet World show. She has a black cat, named Morticia. And a celebrity…

December 30 2020

10 Resolutions for Pets for 2021

Here are my 10 resolutions for pets for 2021 Fear Free: The Fear Free initiative has grown from the little idea that was so brilliant – yet obvious – that it continues to spread across the planet. The notion began with a focus on veterinary professionals addressing emotional well-being, as well as physical health. Our…

December 30 2020

Homeless Man Rushes into Shelter on Fire to Save 16 Animals

The human-animal bond has nothing to do with sex, race or wealth. A homeless man is being hailed as a hero after he risked his life to rescue over a six dogs and ten cats from a fire at W-Underdogs shelter in Southwest Atlanta, GA on December 18. The facility’s owner, Gracie Hamlin, was out…

December 27 2020

Why Positive Reinforcement Dog Training? Clinical Trial for Stomatitis in Cats

2020 was a good for year dog training because Petco made a huge statement by cold turkey stopping the sales of shock or e-collars. And Karen Pryor Certified faculty member and dog trainer Laura Monaco Torelli of Animal Behavior Training Concepts explains HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show that she…

December 23 2020

Supporting the Ricky Fund to Solve Heart Disease in Cats

Here’s a trivia question: What’s the number one cause of death in (indoor only) cats from around 2 years of age to 8 or 10 years of age? No one really knows for certain, as there is no CDC for pets, but very likely it’s a kind of heart disease called feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).…

December 23 2020

Cats vs Christmas Trees

Cute video to be sure – but I cringed while watching cats just about ingest tinsel or Christmas tree needles. Here are the 12 tips of Christmas pet safety. By the way, when the choice is cats vs. Christmas trees, typically the cats win if you don’t anchor your tree.

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