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August 7 2020

Pet Friendliest Cities

Wallet Hub has released their listing of their pet friendliest cities, taking many factors into consideration. Most people in America have a pet, and the overwhelming majority (generally over 90 percent) consider pets members of their families.  The American Pet Products Association projects that in 2020, pet ownership will cost Americans $99 billion. With pet…

August 7 2020

Heat Stroke in Dogs Study Results

Don’t allow your pup to run amuck in the summer, as researchers from Nottingham Trent University and the Royal Veterinary College learned more about heat stroke in dogs: Researchers analysed the clinical records of more than 900,000 UK dogs. They found that 1,222 had received veterinary care for heatstroke at some point during their lives,…

August 4 2020

Heartworm Vaccine on the Horizon: But Do We Need It?

Heartworm disease in dogs and cats is greatly preventable, yet so many pet parents don’t give their pets a preventive product that will prevent the potentially deadly disease spread by mosquitoes. Also, there are some pockets of resistance to chewable products. In response researchers from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom are working…

August 3 2020

Dog Flu vs. Kennel Cough: Which Do You Vaccinate For?

The vaccine for bordetella or kennel cough is considered routine. On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, I wonder why the canine influenza virus (CIV) vaccine isn’t necessarily routine, depending on your veterinarian. Dr. Marks points out exactly what bordetella is and offers more details about the CIV or dog flu. Both are…

August 2 2020

New York Assembly Member and New Jersey Veterinarian Behind No Dogs, Cats or Rabbits Sold at Pet Stores

Following New York Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal’s support of that state being the first to ban declaw of cats, New York is now on its way to next state-wide ban sales of dogs, cats and rabbits at pet stores. Listen HERE to Rosenthal on WGN Radio explaining on Steve Dale’s Pet World her support of the…

July 31 2020

Pet Food Sales on the Rise

According to Packaged Facts’ report on Pet Food in the U.S., 15th Edition (July 2020) with a supplemental report on Pet Food Consumer Trends (June 2020), pet food sales is benefiting from the pandemic. What’s more, it appears that supply/demand has been on the rise. No doubt, that is, in part, based on the number of pet adoptions…

July 28 2020

Cat in UK Diagnosed with COVID-19: Update on Pets and COVID

A 6-year old female Siamese cat has become the first animal in the UK to be infected with SARS CoV-2 causing COVID-19 according to the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Christine Middlemiss. The cat’s infection was confirmed following tests at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) laboratory in Weybridge, England, on July 22, according…

July 26 2020

Dog Training in a Pandemic

“Challenging but it’s working out very well,” is how dog trainer Wendy DeCarlo told me about training dogs during the pandemic; Listen HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. From the start of the pandemic, people fostered and adopted dogs of all ages, including so many puppies. DeCarlo says that lots…

July 25 2020

Without a Mask: Worried About Spreading COVID-19 to The Dog

Am walking Hazel, our 9 1/2-lb. little dog in the neighborhood. A 40sh-year old woman stops me to say, “Your dog is so cute. I would pet your dog but I don’t want to risk giving her COVID.” I reply, “Thank you – but how about me?” She looks perplexed, as I back up a…

July 24 2020

Dr. Mark Russak on the Human Animal Bond: His Fur Babies

At the giant VMX veterinary conference, I bring the microphones and chat with folks for my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, talking with folks like Dr. Mark Russak.  I begin by asking the impossible question: “What is the human animal bond?” And we chat about the bond. And we talk about “fur babies.”…

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