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September 3 2020

Sunshine Mills Brands Recall, Aflatoxin Concerns

From the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine: Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of certain dog food products due to levels of Aflatoxin that are potentially above the acceptable limit.  Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in…

September 1 2020

Becker Family on the Pandemic and Pets

Dr. Marty Becker, creator of Fear Free and Mikkel Becker, who is a dog trainer talk on Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio (2 parts) about what’s happening right now at this unique time for all of us, including our pets. Both Beckers with veterinary behaviorists Dr. Lisa Radosta and Dr. Wailani Sung co-authored From…

September 1 2020

Adoptions Up, Veterinary Visits Down

Pet adoptions and fostering have hit an all-time high.  Want to get a handle on what’s happening, check with Google. That’s what Lombardo Homes did, and found by checking searches that Oakland, CA leads the way with a 55 percent increase in adoption-related search terms, Dogs ranked better than cats as just over half searched…

August 31 2020

The Only Way to Swim

Working hard this week? All this dog is missing is the umbrella drink. Here’s the only way a dog can swim: This husky was supposed to be learning to swim 😂 Posted by 22 Words on Friday, April 7, 2017  

August 30 2020

Pet Emergency Preparedness; Lepto on the Loose; Grey Muzzle Helps Senior Dogs; Dr. Fauci Talking to Vets

Listen HERE to my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, as I am honored to speak to the new President of the American Veterinary Medical Association Dr. Doug Kratt about pet emergency preparedness. From the derecho storm that blew through Chicago with tornados to hurricanes to wildfires to even a neighborhood gas leak,…

August 28 2020

Dr. Justine Lee on Post Pandemic Separation Anxiety

Dr. Justine Lee,  a critical care specialist, co-founder of VetGirl (source of CE for veterinary professionals) and pet expert at Pumpkin pet insurance. On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show we talk about how to help the pets adjust post quarantine, once kids go back to school in person and mom and dad…

August 27 2020

National Dog Day: She Was Only a Dog

I wrote this in response to the death of our dog Ethel when a reader wrote, “What’s the big deal; she was only a dog?” I am reprinting for National Dog Day (which was August. 26). Only a dog sees you every day with the same joy she did on the previous day. A dog’s love…

August 25 2020

Nature’s Menu Super Premium Dog Food Recall

This recall announcement from the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans…

August 25 2020

Dogs Can Experience Pure Joy

We all have our own way of describing fun – we may all need a little of this in our lives (Figures his name is Stevie). Dogs can experience pure joy. Infants and toddlers can. But can teenagers, let alone adult humans? If any home needs something like Fresh Wave pet shampoo and pet odor…

August 24 2020

AVMA Offers Disaster Preparedness Plans for Pets

As fires rage out West, particularly in California, and with two tropical storms headed toward the Gulf of Mexico with the potential to intensify to hurricane strength, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is encouraging pet owners to develop disaster preparedness plans for pets: The AVMA has resources available for pet owners, including tips on…

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