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November 28 2020

Oh Rats! They’re Everywhere and Spread Diseases Like Leptospirosis

Q: We don’t live all that far from Central Park in New York, and it appears there are more rats than ever – even during the day. I know about leptospirosis, and that dogs can walk in a puddle and lick paws, so I wipe their paws with soapy water when we go back into…

November 27 2020

Mask Mandate For Dogs

I saw a dog with a mask – no, no, no! The mandate is that dogs and masks do not go together. If the pet parent was trying to be funny, it’s not. If she was truly concerned about her Boston Terrier getting the Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome-2 (SARS virus) that causes COVID-19, dogs are…

November 26 2020

Thanksgiving Looks Different This Year

Dogs and one cat celebrate Thanksgiving. Remember, keep your pets safe over Thanksgiving.

November 24 2020

Smile: Dog Can’t Go the the Psychiatrist

A poodle and a collie are walking together when the poodle suddenly unloads on his friend. “My life is a mess,” he says. “My owner is mean, my girlfriend ran away with a schnauzer, and I’m as jittery as a cat.” “Why don’t you go see a psychiatrist?” suggests the collie. “I can’t,” says the…

November 23 2020

Thanksgiving Day Safety for Pets

Dumpster diving and counter surfing is dangerous sport for dogs – turkey and chicken bones can be a choking hazard. These bones can easily splinter causing a potentially life-threatening emergency. Even this year when so many people may not be visiting your home, pets can still get into the trash or succeed in begging from…

November 23 2020

DuPage County Humane Laws; Human Animal Bond Association; National Dog Show on WGN Radio

On my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show, it’s always nice to have a giddy guest. And Marc Ayers, Illinois Director of the Humane Society of the United States is just that. Listen HERE as he describes why he can hardly contain himself.  DuPage County has passed not one but two humane laws.  DuPage…

November 23 2020

Out of the Jaws of an Alligator

This may look bad, but the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel had only one puncture wound, and is fine after spending two nights at the vet clinic. Richard Wilbanks never lost grip of his dog, Gunner, or his cigar. He says lesson learned, dog on a leash if alligators may be nearby.

November 22 2020

New Drug to Treat Some Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs

According to he U.S. Food and Drug Administration, now approved is Stelfonta (tigilanol tiglate injection) to treat dogs with non-metastatic, skin-based (cutaneous) mast cell tumors (MCTs). The FDA is also approving Stelfonta to treat non-metastatic MCTs located under the dog’s skin (subcutaneous), in particular areas of a dog’s leg.  Stelfonta is injected directly into the…

November 20 2020

Are There Any Benefits to Grain Free Diets for Dogs?

Dr. Jeff Werber is a high profile veterinarian based in California, who speaks out on all sorts of topics – and this is one regarding the truth about grain free and pet foods. Dr. Werber on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show says grain free isn’t necessary the way to go when choosing…

November 20 2020

House Training and the Right Product

Q: We rescued an adult dog almost three weeks ago. She had a few accidents during the nighttime routine of putting my son to bed. I think because she was anxious and the her crate was too small. I would clean the area with water and pet enzymes spray but yet she has urinated there.…

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