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May 23 2010

Heartworm Disease: It's Preventable

You don’t need to treat heartworm disease, if you prevent it in the first place simply by offering your dog the medication….In cats, bigger issue, there is no treatment; the only answer is prevention. Dr. Sheldon Rubin, past president of the American Heartworm Society:

May 23 2010

Another Family Tragedy: Travolta's Dog's Killed

Just over a year after actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston’s son Jett died in the Bahama’s, on May 13 the family’s dogs were killed in an accident at the Bangor International Airport in Maine. Local published reports indicate the two small dogs were somehow killed on the tarmac. John Travolta and Kelly Preston The…

May 22 2010

Military Working Dogs, Unsung War Heroes

On my WLS Radio show today (May 22), Steve Dale’s Pet World, 2 pm cst (www.wlsam.com or AM 890), Vietman War hero John Burnam talks about military working dogs, and his efforts to create a War Memorial in Washington D.C. to honor these four-legged heroes. All I can say is that IT’S ABOUT THIS! Since…

May 21 2010

Dog Bite Prevention Tips from American Humane and the American Veterinary Medical Association

As Dog Bite Prevention Week comes to a close (though May 22). Here some tips from the American Humane Association:To prevent dog bites, adults should teach children: •    Never approach an unknown dog or a dog that is alone without an owner, and always ask the owner’s permission before petting the dog.•    Never approach an…

May 20 2010

Aroma Therapy Is Enriching for Dogs and Cats of all Kinds

I am privileged to have spoken around the world on many topics relating to animal behavior. Two talks I give are all about enrichment. That’s the opportunity for animals to make independent choices to use their natural abilities. One simple example is to hang a bird feeder outside for an indoor cat to watch. Cats…

May 19 2010

National Dog Bite Prevention Week, American Humane KIDS Program

No one knows how many dog bites happen because so many bites happen within families and go unreported. Even those bites that are reported might not be ‘counted’ because medical facilities and other authorities don’t always report bites as they should. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about 3.5 million children are…

May 16 2010

Rescuing A Dog: Astounding Photos

These pictures speak for themselves….There aren’t many instances on the planet of two species who routinely risk their lives for one another (though I’m not sure the hero here actually risked his life; he truly was a hero). I don’t know who this was, or where it happened (perhaps someone reading this does). Thanks to…

May 14 2010

Steve Dale's Pet World Saturday on WLS, Ask the Vet: Dr. David Gonsky

Please turn, cough and ask your veterinary questions – phone in or text – Steve Dale’s Pet World, Saturday afternoon (May 15) at 2 pm CST on 890-AM WLS. The guest is Dr. David Gonsky – who just opened a new veterinary clinic – and it’s a green clinic (does that mean he’s jealous of…

May 14 2010

The Nose Knows Fear

This has actually happened to us…You’re walking down the street with your dog, and some guy walks by apparently minding his own business. Your dog then begins to uncharacteristically act out of sorts, and instantly the guy jumps out of his skin – really triggering your dog now. Clearly, your dog knew from the start…

May 14 2010

What Does A Shelter Do? Euthanizing All Animals Was An Option

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals stopped their plan to euthanize over 300 animals, mostly cats, as a result of a ringworm outbreak. When word got out locally in the media – some animal lovers protested by picketing, and a few animals were even stolen from the shelter – assumed to…

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