Articles: cats

December 22 2020

For Cats: Wet Food or Dry Food?

It’s one of those questions which cat parents and even veterinary professionals have debated for years: Wet food or dry food? Veterinary nutritionist Dr. Donna Raditic says “do both.”  Boarded in nutrition she is an undisputed expert on animal nutrition. I am not. However, I have been saying for years identally what Dr. Raditic says…

December 21 2020

When to Visit the ER with Pets

Please – we don’t want your pet landing in the ER with pets around Christmas. And how do you know when it’s an emergency worth of an ER visit? Emergency veterinarian Dr. Ann Turner answers on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. She offers tips on – if the dog or cat did…

December 20 2020

Howliday Pet Advice and Looking Forward to 2021 on WGN Radio

Dr. Natalie Marks offers Great advice – including tips you may not have thought about regarding keeping our pets safe over the Howlidays. Listen HERE as I chat with Dr. Marks on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. As lovely and aromatic as lilies are, munching on just a bit can cause…

December 19 2020

Holiday Pet Safety with Dr. Mark Russak

Conversation with Dr. Mark Russak, member of the Board of Directors of the North American Veterinary Community and Past President of the American Animal Hospital Association has tips of keeping your pets safe at Christmas Tinsel and ribbon, forget about it…..I agree with Dr. Russak – why even have that in the house because for…

December 17 2020

Dr. Stephen Ettinger: A Legendary Perspective on Veterinary Medicine in the Pandemic

It’s an honor for me to chat with legendary veterinarian Dr. Stephen Ettinger .  Among other books, Dr Ettinger lead editor the many editions of the Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the gold standard in veterinary internal medicine. In over 50 years of veterinary medicine, Dr. Ettinger has seen it all.  Or he thought he has.…

December 16 2020

Cat Collaborator

There are many famous musical collaborations. Historically, it was Roy Leonard of WGN Radio who brought Neil Diamond together with Barbra Streisand for “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” and more recently Taylor Swift partnered with Brendon Urie of Panic at the Disco. However, this is the best partner act ever.  This musical performance is totally…

December 15 2020

Vet School Students Speak Out to Support Limiting Pet Store Sales

No responsible breeder EVER sells to a pet store. So, if that’s the case where do pet stores get dogs or sometimes cats or even rabbits from? The answer is inarguable and increasingly understood by the public – mass producers, large scale breeding facilities. And most often, we’re talking puppy mills. Those who oppose legislation…

December 14 2020

Snow Leopard Testing Positive for SARS Corona Virus Causing COVID-19

Louisville Zoo announced that 5-year old endangered snow leopard named NeeCee has tested positive for SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. The Zoo is awaiting confirmatory results regarding her two male snow leopard pals – Kimti and Meru. All three cats are doing well with very mild symptoms, and the Zoo continues…

December 14 2020

12 Christmas Pet Safety Tips

12 Christmas pet safety tips to ensure pet safety and a safe howliday 12) Candles Burn Bright: Curiosity can kill a cat or a puppy. If a candle is knocked over, a house fire can start. A pet can get singed brushing against a candle. Scented candles can be life-threatening to pet birds due their…

December 14 2020

Decoding Your Dog and Decoding Your Cat

Dr. Debra Horwitz is a veterinary behaviorist and contributing editor of two books, which are great choices for a holiday gifts, Decoding Your Dog (which was released in 2015) and Decoding Your Cat (released this year). Listen HERE to my conversation with Dr. Horwitz on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN radio, first about why she…

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