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Science Diet Expanded Recall information from FDA

From the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine – much of what’s has been previously announced regarding the Science Diet recall. Some info is new in this post, primarily directed at veterinary professionals and retailers but I totally believe pet caretakers should know as well.  The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary…

Cat Alerts that Dog Trapped is in Trouble

A cat is being credited for rescuing a dog found trapped under a car hood. Like Lassie might have done, her cat led Clairessia Gamble the trapped stray dog, trapped in her car engine. It took some time to wiggle the pup free. The dog, named Pipi, is now seeking a forever home at the…

Pet Fire Safety Bill Discussed on WGN Radio

Appropriately fire protections are in place for children in day care facilities, but sadly not for dogs or cats in boarding facilities. I thought we NEED protections in place, a pet fire safety bill, and now there will be a law to support this in Illinois. I speak with Illinois State Senator Donald DeWitte (33rd district),…

Pet Fire Safety Law Passes

When over 30 dogs were killed in a fire in West Chicago at Bully Life Animal Services (formerly D and D Kennels),  2N442 County Farm Road on January 14, I thought this shouldn’t ever happen again. Indeed, this tragedy, and others like it – which do happen around the country – are often preventable. I thought…

Truth About Raw Meat-Based Diets for Pets

Raw meat based diets (RMBDs) may have all sorts of problems associated with them, despite what passionate and loving pet caretakers may think – scientists think otherwise, including those at the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine. J. Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, Ontario Veterinary College, Ontario, Canada is one of the most…

Dr. Google is Not Man’s Best Friend

Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Chris Pachel on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show says that our pets are paying a price – though their caretakers love them – because people source their information from pet store employees, friends at the dog park or Dr. Google. One example, is that the cat urinates outside the…

Dog World Loses a Giant, Louis Auslander

Louis Auslander dedicated much of his life to dogs. He wasn’t only responsible for saving the Chicago Show, the International Kennel Club (IKC) of Chicago Kennel Club Dog Show, which was held at McCormick Place, became one of the most important and successful shows in the nation. Auslander passed away Monday May 6 at the…

Calming Care: A Probiotic to Minimize Anxiety

I have a gut feeling that you will appreciate this totally fascinating conversation. Dr. Regan McGowan, research scientist at Purina, on Steve Dale’s Pet World tells me about a new probiotic specifically made to lower anxiety in dogs, called Calming Care. What? How can a probiotic do that? Well, she explains what Calming Care can…

Bissell Pet Foundation Empty the Shelters Event

BISSELL Pet Foundation Sponsors Nationwide Empty the Shelters Event to Save Lives Over 100 shelters in the U.S. & Canada will offer $25 pet adoptions during the ‘Empty the Shelters’ event on May 4 Pet lovers in Illinois will have the opportunity to adopt a pet for $25 with BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsoring the remaining…

Purina and Red Rover Want to Find Safe Space to Flee Domestic Violence

Dr. Kurt Venator, chief veterinary officer at Purina, discusses on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show how Purina has gotten involved in the issue of domestic violence. I mean why would a pet food company make a concerted commitment to this topic? Venator explains that about a third of all women experience some…

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