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Kitten Socialization Classes: A Kitten’s Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Kitten socialization classes are the most unrecognized program for cats. Result may save cat lives and increase feline veterinary visits. I am speaking about this at CatCon – Pasadena, CA Convention Center in a workshop with kittens, cleverly called Kitten Kindergarten Workshop July 29 at 12:45 p.m. and 30 at 11:15 am at the KindredBio Education Pavilion,…

Marijuana Poisoning and Pets

Bring home a prescription from the pharmacy and you generally place it in a cabinet, far from childrens’ reach and impossible for pets to get at. However, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) points out in this press release, that this is not the case for many bringing home marijuana products. Marijuana cookies, brownies, etc…

Cat Takes a Spin in Washing Machine and Survives

Here’s a word of warning you might not have thought about, particularly with front-loading washing machines. Make sure you cat doesn’t hop inside it. Ridiculous? Well, Stefani Carroll-Kirchoff had actually thought about this. And the one time she didn’t check, wouldn’t you know it – Felix the cat of Maplewood, MN jumps inside and takes…

Leptospirosis in the Big City, Tick Disease in Dogs Occurs in People Too

I speak HERE on my WGN Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with Amanda Smith, lead author of a recent paper on leptospirosis,  “The Descriptive and Spatio-Temporal Analyses of 45 Canine Leptospirosis Cases from Chicago, 2015-2018” We’re talking about leptospirosis here for two primary reasons: The bacterial disease may infect our dogs and potentially cause…

Neutralizing Cat Allergies and Banning Declaw on WGN Radio

The bill to support fire safety in Illinois for pets in kennels is now on the Governor J. B. Pritzker’s desk and ready to be signed. I also mention HERE on WGN radio the extraordinarily shocking story of 700 dogs rescued from a puppy mill in Georgia; you read that right, we’re talking 700 dogs.…

Meow Meet Up Chicago

Meow Meet Up is a Cat Convention and feline festival, coming to Chicago July 20-21 at the Rosemont Stephens Convention Center. I speak HERE on my WGN radio show with Lauren Mieli, publisher of the CATNIP TIMES.  We actually begin our conversation with what’s happening in New York state, soon to be the first state…

WINNING Cats Feline Educational Cat Seminars and Cat Show

The Winn Feline Foundation, Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) and The International Cat Association are partnering with Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat to host The Cat Show and simultaneous educational cat seminars in conjunction with their cat show on June 22-23 in the Exhibition Hall at the Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. Winn Feline Foundation is hosting seminars…

New York State Poised to Ban Declaw

For years, I’ve been calling declaw “barbaric.” It IS just that. Denver approved a ban on declaw, which follows Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Monica, and lots of other California cities, several Canadian provinces and over 25 entire nations. And New York state is now poised to be the first state to ban kitty amputations.…

Importing Pets: Pitfalls Potentially, but A Life Saved is a Life Saved

Do you adopt or rescue a dog or cat from another country – import a pet? This has become a complex and increasingly a controversial question. Sadly, a part of the problem is simply a mind set by regarding American borders – and not wanting anything or anyone from Mexico, in particular, coming into the…

Anti Cruelty Accepts Rescued Animals from Oklahoma: IN Need of Foster Homes and Adopters

The Anti-Cruelty Society in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) took in well over 100 cats and dogs stranded by severe storms and flooding in Oklahoma. These animals were in the shelters prior to the storms arrival.  By relocated all the animals, their odds of speedier adoption in an urban area…

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