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Pet Behavior Questions Answered on Bill Moller's WGN Radio Show

Listen HERE to my weekly appearance with Bill Moller on WGN Radio. I talk about my resolutions for pets for 2013.  Listeners participate, as always, Steven’s dog seems depressed when the dog returns to the ex-wife each month. Is the dog really depressed? I also talk a bit about firehouse dogs, and how WGN Radio host Paul…

Small Dogs Big Hearts In Winter

Guest blog by Darlene Arden, CABC; author  Small Dogs, Big Hearts: A Guide to Caring for Your Little Dog Winter has arrived for pets and people,  and for most of us it truly has come in like a lion with snowstorms throughout much of the country. Even some places that don’t usually see snow have…

Walk A Hound, Lose A Pound: Advantages of Dog Walking

The International Association of Humane Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) president is Rebecca Johnson, director of human/animal interaction University of Missouri. Johnson, also the author of “Walk A Hound Lose a Pound.” Listen HERE – from Steve Dale’s Pet World, as Johnson explains the many benefits of simply walking a dog. – Neighborhood with many people walking dogs…

Reader Questions: Elderly Cat with Accidents; Arsenic Laced Brown Rice in Pet's Food; Retained Puppy Teeth; Coughing Cat

Q: I adopted a cat from the streets 19 years ago; she was about a year old at the time. She used the litter box for years, but recently stopped. I haven’t changed the brand of litter. At the moment, she uses newspapers placed next to the box. What’s going on? — T.M., Caracas, Venezuela…

Reader Questions: Dog Attacks Mail; Shih Tzus Should be Called Shit (eating) Tzus?

Q: I have the happiest and most pleasant dog on the planet — except when the mail carrier drops mail into our slot. Sadie growls and attacks the mail, then barks and growls until the carrier walks away. If I’m not home, mail is sometimes ripped apart. Try explaining to the gas company, “my dog…

Dr. R.K. Anderson Talks About Matching the Right Pet For You

Arguably, no one working in the field of companion animal behavior has been as pioneering and has had the impact as Dr. R.K. Anderson. He passed away October 19, at age 90. I worked with Dr. Anderson on many initiatives, and was honored to interview him many times. Here’s one sit-down we did at the…

R. K. Anderson, No One Stood as Tall in Veterinary Medicine

Few pet owners will recognize the name Dr. R.K. Anderson. Yet, your pet has benefited from his advocacy. A press release from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine called Anderson, who passed away October 19 at age 90, a “gentle giant” in the world of veterinary medicine. Though, giant isn’t a large enough…

Ceva "Keep the L.O.V.E. Alive Behavior Express Tour 2012"

The Keep L.O.V.E. Alive Behavior Tour kicks off in Chicago Saturday, August 11 at the south end of the Lincoln Park Zoo (Dr. Lester Fisher Drive at Cannon Drive), 10 am to 3 p.m. This free event will feature fun activities for pets and for their people, including an array of adoptable pets, behavior demos,…

Highlights from American Veterinary Medical Association Convention

Much of what’s here will take your behind-the-scenes of the great education conference – the American Veterinary Medical Association annual Convention, in San Diego, CA from August 3 to 7. Hundreds of continuing education activities were offered to veterinary professionals. And some of us did more….as you can see, including a 90th birthday party for…

Fireworks and Dogs

Not all dogs are patriotic. If your dog’s anxiety about fireworks is mild to moderate, one option is to simply close the windows, pump up some music and confine the pup  to a hiding place or a room as far from the big bangs as possible, such as the basement. Try distracting the dog with…

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