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Rain, Rain Bringing Leptospirosis: Lots of Lepto In Urban Areas

Leptospirosis is a potential outcome of the record rainfall all over the country. Lepto is a bacterial infection that lives in water, and even a city puddle can do it. During and after hurricane and flooding events, leptospirosis often surges.  Here’s what happens: Infected animals urinate in water, whether it’s a large lake or a…

Mutt Jackson and Montrose Dog Beach on WGN Radio

Anti Cruelty Society of Chicago with several partners have taken in  167 dogs and cats from flood and weather savaged Tulsa, Oklahoma. Listen HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show to Collette Bradley of Anti Cruelty talk about how you may help, especially if you consider adoption or know someone who might.…

Importing Pets: Pitfalls Potentially, but A Life Saved is a Life Saved

Do you adopt or rescue a dog or cat from another country – import a pet? This has become a complex and increasingly a controversial question. Sadly, a part of the problem is simply a mind set by regarding American borders – and not wanting anything or anyone from Mexico, in particular, coming into the…

St. Louis Blues Have Gone to the Dogs

As the Stanley Cup moves to St. Louis, the Blues (vs. Boston Bruins), they now have much more than home ice advantage. It”s clear the team has gone to the dogs. The Blues Twitter feed is filed with canines in Blues gear. And it’s all been led by Barclay, a service dog in training who…

Anti Cruelty Accepts Rescued Animals from Oklahoma: IN Need of Foster Homes and Adopters

The Anti-Cruelty Society in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) took in well over 100 cats and dogs stranded by severe storms and flooding in Oklahoma. These animals were in the shelters prior to the storms arrival.  By relocated all the animals, their odds of speedier adoption in an urban area…

Coyote, Not So Ugly

I suggest the coyote threat is not a real threat for responsible pet owners. And now, throughout much of the country it’s denning season for coyotes. Mothers are protective of their pups and eager to find food so they may out and visible more often. Also, there’s an increase in numbers of coyotes in many urban…

Famous Fido Saves Lives and It’s Now Easier to Foster Pets In Illinois

Gloria Lissner, founder Famous Fido Rescue No Kill Advocacy Wellness and Learning Center (3124 W. Irving Park Road) is a kind of legend in the animal welfare world in Chicago. She says HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show that people are giving up animals every day, and abusing them daily. It’s…
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Celebrating Military and Military Working Dogs

Ron Aiello, president of the non-profit U.S. War Dog Association, estimates that American military working dogs conservatively saved over 10,000 lives in Vietnam alone, and that number likely doubled or tripled in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, at any given moment, there are roughly 3,000 military working dogs working somewhere around the globe. The number of military…

15 Dog Flu Facts

Here are 15 dog flu facts – whaat you need to know: Dog flu or the canine influenza virus was first recognized in 2004 by University of Florida researchers and Cornell University virologists working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention following an outbreak of severe respiratory illness at a Greyhound racing facility in…

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…

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