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NAVC Cutting Edge Veterinary Medicine on WGN Radio

Dr. Dana Varble, vice president of veterinary education North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) talks with me HERE on my Steve Dale’s Pet World show on WGN Radio about NAVC’s post graduate institute and their amazing rice pudding. Mostly, we chat about what’s new and what’s cutting edge in veterinary medicine, including artificial intelligence. And Varble…

Winn Feline Foundation President on FIP Symposium

Winn Feline Foundation President Dr. Drew Weigner talks on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about Pursuing FIP and WINNing: A Winn Feline Foundation Symposium, November 16-17 at University of California Davis. Winn Feline is a non-profit that funds cat health studies, and has focused on supporting FIP research for decades, most recently…

A New Virus is a Factor in Some Types of Cancers in Cats

A new virus recently discovered by Sydney, Australia researchers is now believed to be a significant factor in the development of liver cancer and other cancers in cats. Further research into the virus could lead to novel anti-cancer therapies and even vaccines to prevent some kinds of cancers in cats. Julia Beatty, professor of Feline…

Fighting Domestic Violence and Violence to Pets

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Danielle Behan of Purina explains why this matters regarding pets HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show. Sadly, when there’s domestic violence, pets are often the first victims. And the perpetrator will typically continue to threaten harming the pet,  Indeed at least 70 percent…

Domestic Ferrets Are Domestic

Ignorance is the only word I have to possibly describe the response of the California Fish and Game Commission earlier in October when Pat Wright, of legalizeferrets.com and longtime ferret advocate again asked the Commission to designate that domestic ferrets are indeed – as their names implies – domestic. He said, “We all know domestic…

Attend Winn Feline Foundation FIP Symposium: A VERY Special Celebration

2019 FIP Symposium: PURRsuing FIP and WINNing might be the most significant event in feline health, ever! I realize, that’s a mighty powerful statement to make – but it’s likely true. No matter, for me, this is one of the most important functions I’ve ever been involved with. I rarely talk about this, but I…

iO Benefit for Chicago Animal Care & Control

On my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show HEAR me tickle your funny bone with Chicago legendary starmaker Charna Halpern, the co-founder of iO Theater. On November 7, iO improvisational actors will perform to Tickle Your Funny Bone to support Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control. at iO 1501 N. Kingsbury Street. Adoptable…

Blah! Blah! Halloween Can be Scary for Pets

Halloween has the doorbell constantly, the door opening and closing with creatures that smell like humans but look like zombies or Avengers can be scary for many pets. Here are tips for dealing with Halloween anxiety. Pheromone Fixes Preparation should begin a week or so before the ‘howliday.’ Plug in pheromone diffusers in rooms the…

Halloween and Pets: Is It Crazy or Fun?

Dressing up pets for Halloween was so rare only 10 years ago that the National Retail Federation (NRF) has no data. Today,, according to the NRF nearly 20 percent plan to dress up their pet(s) for Halloween. Spending on pet costumes is expected reach nearly $500 million, still nowhere near the over $8 billion spent…

Cures4Cats: And Ways You Can Win Swag from Winn Feline

The Winn Feline Foundation 2019 Cures4Cats campaign focus will be an extension of last year’s campaign focus, chronic kidney disease (CKD). This year, the emphasis is on feline high blood pressure or hypertension, which related to kidney disease in cats. Feline Hypertension is quite common in cats but as in people it’s termed a “silent killer.”…

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