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Join In the Salute to Dr. Sheldon Rubin

Chicago’s doesn’t have a veterinarian named James Heriot, but we did have Dr. Sheldon Rubin for 41 years caring for and treating pets, advocating for laws beneficial to pets and appearing in the media to disseminate information. Lake Shore Animal Shelter is honoring Dr. Rubin with a Bone Vivant thank you brunch, June 13 at…

Should College Students Have Pets?

According to a New York Times story about colleges extending welcome mats to pets  – including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, State University of New York at Canton and Stephens College – are encouraging first  year students to bring their pets from home. Experts suggest, the pets help ease the students into college life by…

Photo Gallery of Stray Cat Strut

For five years the Stray Cat Strut, kicks off at the Tree House Humane Society Ashland Avenue location in Bucktown (1629 N. Ashland Avenue), ad over 100 or so cat lovers walk to the Tree House branch in Uptown (1212 W. Carmen Avenue, at Broadway) to raise dollars to help homeless cats. This year, I…

Diabetic Cats and Pets in Wedding Parties on Steve Dale's Pet World on 890-AM, WLS

What’s going on with diabetes and cats? Diabetes is occurring more than ever. Feline veterinarian Dr. Colleen Currigan on Steve Dale’s Pet World today (Saturday, June 5), 890-AM WLS at 2 p.m. cst. Dr. Colleen Currigan Feel free to phone in or text your questions. And you can listen online. -Can cats avoid diabetes? –…

Strutting for Strays, As in Stray Cats

A Walk to help stray cats is called the Stray Cat Strut. Tree House Humane Society is very busy adopting out cats and kittens in need of forever homes, especially in the summer – all shelters are brimming with cats. The Masses Gather to Help Cats Tree House is also a leader at addressing the…

Who Saves Who When You Adopt? Mary Ann Kennedy Is Right – the Pet Saves Us Too

Check out this little ditty, performed by Grammy Award winning country music composer and performer Mary Ann Kennedy. Listen to the lyrics “Who Saved Who.” Mary Ann is giving some proceeds to American Humane. “An open heart wants wants to be your home…unwanted un-needed, now there is love. Who saved who? To the world it…

Guest Blogger: Dr. Sheldon Rubin – Overweight Dogs, Saving Money on Heartworm Preventative

Guest Blogger: Dr. Sheldon Rubin By Dr. Sheldon Rubin Winter is gone and now is the time to get those added pounds off of your pet.  Did you know 40 to 50% of our pets are obese? Sounds like a parallel to us, if you ask me.  Of course, it would be, since obesity in…

Steve Dale's Pet World Honors Military Working Dogs, and Cats Too

Exciting Steve Dale’s Pet World Saturday (May 29), 2 PM CST, AM 890-WLS. When John Burnam, author of “A Solider’s Best Friend” joined us last week to talk about military heroes with four-legs, we were inundated by calls and text messages This week, Ron Aiello of U.S. War Dogs joins us to talk about military…

American Humane Behavior and Training Advisory Committee

I’ve supported and promoted the Animal Behavior Research Institute website since its inception several years back as the best place for professionals to go to for pet behavior information. The site is free and also open to the public. So anyone can sneak in and watch superstars in the world of animal behavior instruct their…

Consumer Guidelines for Care of America's #1 Companion

CATegorical Care: An Onwers Guide to America’s #1 Companion is FREE to download. It’s 24 pages of information about how to adopt cats (June is Adopt-A-Cat Month), about cat care and health; how to get cats to the veterinarian, how you might observe your cat needs veterinary care, how to train cats, why identification for…

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