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The Tail of Two Species: Patricia McConnell Explains Why We Love Dogs

I’ve been asked many times who my favorite people are to interview. One day, I’ll figure out that answer, but I can tell you certified applied animal behaviorist Patricia McConnell is totally in the top-10. I love her books, I love the way she puts things. I’m a fan. And if you haven’t read “For…

Dr. Rubin to the Rescue – Answering Listener Questions on AM-890 WLS

Have a veterinary question? Dr. Sheldon Rubin, Chicago’s most honored veterinarian, answers your questions on Steve Dale’s Pet World, April 4, 2 pm cst, www.wlsam.com or AM 890 WLS. Mosquitoes are here! And those little buggers spread heartworm disease. Dr. Rubin, president of the American Heartworm Society will discuss heartworm prevention. Also, he’ll comment on…

America Loses A Great American Pet Writer

Profound, that is how I describe Mordecai Siegal’s influence as a pet writer. After suffering declining health for several years, the venerable author of 33 books just passed away. In 1970 when Morty and dog trainer Matthew Margolis teamed up for their first of 10 books together, “Good Dog, Bad Dog,” and as a result…

Chicago Blackhawks Help Homeless Pets

I visited Urban Outsitters on Randolph St., where Lake Shore Animal Shelter has lots of adoptable dogs. The Chicago Blackhawks TV crew joined me there, and also at Tree House Humane Society. The result will be our debut video on Sunday at the UC which will be shown between periods of the Hawks’ game. Here’s…

Chicago Blackhawks Scoring For Shelter Adoptions

The Chicago Blackhawks shot a video supporting pet adoption at the Tree House Humane Society, and here at Urban Outsitters on Randolph, where Lake Shore Animal Shelter dogs are. Soon, the finished product will be shown between periods at the UC. When that happens, there will be no stopping the Blackhawks.

Global Pet Expo

I was at the largest pet trade show, the Global Pet Expo March 27 for a press conferences (to name the dog with the best smile – more on that in a blog post to come). Here’s are highlights:

American Humane's Field Trip 'Cross Town to Denver Dumb Friends League

Denver Dumb Friends League CEO and President Bob Rohde calls his facility a ‘little old shelter in a cow town.’ Not hardly. This is a Hilton among animal shelters. I’m on the Board of American Humane, and our Board of Directors and members of senior staff took a field trip to the shelter on Saturday…

The Truth About EPA Warnings Concerning Flea and Tick Products

The Environmental Protection Agency is requiring beefed up labeling for flea and tick products used on dogs and cats amid a significant increase in adverse incidents, the EPA is taking a series of actions to increase the safety of spot-on pesticide products for flea and tick control for cats and dogs. I wonder if this…

The Link: Animal Absuse Is Warning

American Humane should have been mentioned in this piece from the New York Times on animal abuse as a clue to additional cruelties. The Link, documented by the American Humane Association years ago, is nothing new. That’s the link between violence and abuse to animals begetting violence to people. The good news is that even…

Help To Afford Vet Costs

Wow – Talk about filling a niche that is SO needed. The Trio Animal Foundation helps individuals and rescue groups in need to pay for veterinary care. Sue Naiden, the organization’s founder will tell the amazing tail of how the organization began, named for a three-legged used for bait by dogfigters. Also, joining us with…

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