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December 20 2020

Howliday Pet Advice and Looking Forward to 2021 on WGN Radio

Dr. Natalie Marks offers Great advice – including tips you may not have thought about regarding keeping our pets safe over the Howlidays. Listen HERE as I chat with Dr. Marks on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. As lovely and aromatic as lilies are, munching on just a bit can cause…

December 19 2020

Holiday Pet Safety with Dr. Mark Russak

Conversation with Dr. Mark Russak, member of the Board of Directors of the North American Veterinary Community and Past President of the American Animal Hospital Association has tips of keeping your pets safe at Christmas Tinsel and ribbon, forget about it…..I agree with Dr. Russak – why even have that in the house because for…

December 17 2020

Dr. Stephen Ettinger: A Legendary Perspective on Veterinary Medicine in the Pandemic

It’s an honor for me to chat with legendary veterinarian Dr. Stephen Ettinger .  Among other books, Dr Ettinger lead editor the many editions of the Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the gold standard in veterinary internal medicine. In over 50 years of veterinary medicine, Dr. Ettinger has seen it all.  Or he thought he has.…

December 15 2020

Vet School Students Speak Out to Support Limiting Pet Store Sales

No responsible breeder EVER sells to a pet store. So, if that’s the case where do pet stores get dogs or sometimes cats or even rabbits from? The answer is inarguable and increasingly understood by the public – mass producers, large scale breeding facilities. And most often, we’re talking puppy mills. Those who oppose legislation…

December 14 2020

12 Christmas Pet Safety Tips

12 Christmas pet safety tips to ensure pet safety and a safe howliday 12) Candles Burn Bright: Curiosity can kill a cat or a puppy. If a candle is knocked over, a house fire can start. A pet can get singed brushing against a candle. Scented candles can be life-threatening to pet birds due their…

December 14 2020

Decoding Your Dog and Decoding Your Cat

Dr. Debra Horwitz is a veterinary behaviorist and contributing editor of two books, which are great choices for a holiday gifts, Decoding Your Dog (which was released in 2015) and Decoding Your Cat (released this year). Listen HERE to my conversation with Dr. Horwitz on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN radio, first about why she…

December 13 2020

Forget the Shock Collars All Together

At this point I’ve now received several TV viewers expressing concern about a segment that aired on WBBM-TV, Chicago. Ed Curran, longtime meteorologist, I KNOW, cares about animals because I’ve known Ed for several decades and respect him enormously as a broadcaster. In this segment Curran talks about how the trainer is working with his…

December 12 2020

How Smart Are Dogs?

So, how smart are dogs? Look at what Bunny can do. Is Bunny that extraordinary? Or was Bunny merely given an opportunity to express herself in a unique manner that most dogs could replicate if they only had the chance? What do you think?

December 9 2020

Christmas Gifts for Pets

Not taking the pandemic into account, last year, according to the American Pet Products Association, 42 percent of dog parents purchased at least one Christmas/Hannukah gift (so that’s nearly half the people with a dog) and 26 percent of cat parents do the same. Cats are still getting ripped off compared to dogs but millennials…

December 8 2020

Bulldog Appears to be Rooting for Carnivorous Dinosaurs

Khaleesi watches one of the classic scenes from Peter Jackson’s King Kong. Interestingly the Bulldog appears to be concerned about King Kong and instead supporting the dinosaurs who want to eat terrified Naomi Watts.

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