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August 28 2020

Dr. Justine Lee on Post Pandemic Separation Anxiety

Dr. Justine Lee,  a critical care specialist, co-founder of VetGirl (source of CE for veterinary professionals) and pet expert at Pumpkin pet insurance. On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show we talk about how to help the pets adjust post quarantine, once kids go back to school in person and mom and dad…

August 25 2020

Dogs Can Experience Pure Joy

We all have our own way of describing fun – we may all need a little of this in our lives (Figures his name is Stevie). Dogs can experience pure joy. Infants and toddlers can. But can teenagers, let alone adult humans? If any home needs something like Fresh Wave pet shampoo and pet odor…

August 17 2020

Making Peace Among Cats and Dogs

Do they really fight like cats and dogs? I suggest that behavior problems regarding cats and dogs might often be prevented and also described what to do about it. In part, it’s all about a philosophy regarding what cats need. Historically, many of my colleague’s have looked at these issues from the canine perspective rather…

August 14 2020

Dealing with Thunderstorm Anxiety in Dogs

Some people think dogs with thunderstorm anxiety will figure out over time that the storm won’t to them any harm. That hardly ever happens. In fact, often, without intervention, the fear can worsen. I argue it may be inhumane to merely let even mildly anxious dogs deal with storms without any effort to diminish that…

July 27 2020

New York Moves to Ban Sales of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits Sold at Pet Stores

California, Maryland and Maine have banned the sales of dogs, cats, rabbits at pet stores and New York State appears set to follow. On July 21, the New York State Senate voted 48 to 12 to stop the selling dogs, cats and rabbits at retail brick and mortar pet stores. In New York they are…

July 13 2020

Help Dogs to Train Dogs to Detect COVID-19

Just as Dr. Cynthia Otto at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center has has successfully trained dogs to detect ovarian cancer, she’s now in the process to teaching dogs to sniff for COVID-19. You can help! From Dr. Otto: The Penn Vet Working Dog Center is looking for individuals in the United States tested for…

July 12 2020

Chicago Shelter Scene Now; Decoding Your Cat and Veterinary Professionals Against Puppy Mills

Listen HERE to this week’s Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio show with Emily Klehm, CEO of South Suburban Humane Society describes not only what’s going on at her shelter but also talking about the overall Chicago shelter scene – and so far, so great. Adoptions and fosters remain way up. Klehm comments on…

July 7 2020

Chicago Moves to Prevent Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits at Pet Stores Once and For All

No wonder Chicago’s self-proclaimed “animal alderman” Raymond Lopez (15th ward) may have jumped to the defense of pet stores allegedly skirting the law to sell dogs in Chicago. One of the three pet stores still selling puppies is called Pocket Puppies, located at 2479 N. Clark Street in Chicago’s 43rd Ward. According to Reform for…

June 26 2020

NEVER Do These Things With Your Pets Around July 4

The Fourth of July is a scary time for many pets, especially this year since there are more fireworks than usual, even well ahead of the holiday. Here are three acts examples of doing far more harm than good and arguably downright animal cruelty, and should never occur: NEVER tie up the dog outside on…

June 26 2020

Take Your Dog To Work Day

It’s the first Friday after Father’s Day – you know what that means, right? It’s Take Your Dog to Work Day. Of course, this year it’s a bit different. Many with dogs have been celebrating Take Your Dog to Work Day every day because we’re working from home. From the dog’s perspective, maybe it’s Take…

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