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April 2 2020

Tributes to Dr. Peter Sakas, Who Succumbed to COVID-19

In case you missed it – from the most poetic reporter in Chicago, Mile Lowe of WGN-TV…..a beautiful tribune to Dr. Peter Sakas, who recently succumbed to COVID-19. More here on Dr. Sakas. This one, from Fox News Chicago, also with Chicago Police Lt. active in rescue John Garrido,  “He was sent here from heaven…

April 2 2020

Delivery Dog Helps Neighbors

Sunny, the delivery dog charges nothing – well maybe he does get paid with treats. “He helps me so much so I wanted him to help other people,” says Sunny’s owner Karen.

April 1 2020

Cat in Hong Kong Tests Positive for COVID-19

According to the Hong Kong Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), a cat has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. This follows testing of two “weak positive” dogs. Same as the case with the dogs, the owner was confirmed with COVID-19. Also, same as the instance with the dogs, this cat has showed no signs…

April 1 2020

COVID-19 Steals Rock Star Veterinarian

A fan of rock ‘n roll, one of the great rock stars of veterinary medicine, Dr. Peter Sakas of Niles Animal Hospital and Bird Medical Center succumbed to COVID-19.  Prior to attending vet school, at Auburn University in Alabama and pursued his MS (Master of Science) degree in Zoology-Entomology in 1979. While at Auburn, he…

March 31 2020

Anti Cruelty Society Provides Pet Food and More to COVID-19 Patients

The Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago will provide pet food and provisions to pet owners affected by COVID-19 thanks to a grant from PetSmart Charities. With the additional funds, the Society is expanding its Friends Who Care program to Chicago area pet owners who are experiencing difficulty providing for their cat or dog due to medical…

March 31 2020

COVID-19 Drug Trial Launches at Northwestern Medicine

Remdesivir, the drug touted as a possible treatment for COVID-19, was nearly used to treat cats with feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) which results from the feline corona virus.  It turned out that Gilead Sciences (the pharma company) didn’t want to let go of Remdesivir, and offered a less expensive but nearly identical compound to trial…

March 31 2020

Dogs Trained to Detect COVID-19

We know dogs can detect cancers and be trained to find explosives, and now scientists n the UK are training dogs to sniff out COVID-19.  Dogs can detect malaria and diabetic crashes. Dogs naturally detect some of these changes. An obstetrician can tell you that dogs (sometimes cats too) might even preempt those pregnancy tests…

March 30 2020

AVMA President on COVID-19 and Pets; State of Chicago Animal Shelters on WGN Radio

The most authoritative source at this time when we are so desperate for information regarding COVID-19 and pets is the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). On Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio, listen HERE as I began this show speaking  with Dr. John Howe, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. My first question…

March 27 2020

Cat Identified with COVID-19?

A Belgian woman from the Liège province has perhaps infected her cat with the coronavirus, as reported the FPS Public Health during the daily update COVID-19 press conference, according to the Brussels Times. The veterinary medicine faculty in Liège reported that a coronavirus infection has been determined in a cat.  The cat’s signs were vomiting, diarrhea,…

March 27 2020

PetAirapy Offers Free Mobile Sanitizing Units to First Responders in Chicago Area

I can’t say I had any idea my conversation on WGN Radio with Annette Uda, president and founder of PetAirapy would soon be so relevant. Uda taught me about how an ultraviolet germicidal system can clobber  viruses – including the corona virus – as well as bacteria and mold. It turns out that PetAirapy’s ultraviolet sanitizing…

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