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Michael Vick Doesn’t Deserve to be on an NFL Pedestal

Michael Vick is no hero. Social media can illustrate how American’s feel about any topic, at least where our emotional temperature is at. In November, the National Football League announced that Michael Vick would represent the NFL as a Pro Bowl team as captain at the January game. A change.org petition was instantly created, and…

Dr. Mary Gardner Helps Out Animals in the Bahamas

Dr. Mary Gardner is doing something to help following the devastation in the Bahamas as a result of Hurricane Dorian this past September. Lots of pets remain missing (and presumed dead), and many street dogs and cats no doubt didn’t survive. Gardner says the shelter she knows best, Humane Society of Grand Bahama Island lost…

WSAVA One Health Certification

One Health is an increasingly important topic especially as our world shrinks. One Health refers to more than illnesses we can potentially get from animals (from wildlife to companion animals; one of many examples is monkeypox). That is the most common impression of One Health but there’s so more to One Health than getting sick…

Michael Vick as Pro Bowl Captain?

Should Michael Vick be named as a National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowl captain? There are two relevant questions. First, on the field, football pundits suggest his career hasn’t been consistently stellar for a length of time. Which brings me to the second and far more important question, his career was interrupted by a jail…

A Lot of Pet Stories to be Thankful For

I am thankful to all of you who read my blogs, hear me on the radio and/or see me on TV and in videos….And thankful if my work has made a difference, both legislatively and to individual pet owners. It really is the reason I do what I do….Here’s a snapshot of how I have…

6 Facts Regarding Recently Signed PACT Act

President Trump signed the  PACT Act — which stands for Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture. Here’s my scorecard: Six points about the new law. While animal cruelty has for several years been considered a Federal crime, the definition of what constitutes an animal cruelty felony varies state to state. The PACT Act offers prosecutors uniformity.…

Bolli: A Coat Created for Walking the Dogs

How could I pass this by? It’s a coat made by Bolli for walking the dog.  Really, this coat was specifically designed for dog owners in mind. It comes with a pouch for treats, of course. There are 15 zipper pockets. There’s room for everything from a clicker to your phone and keys to even…

National Dog Show Presented by Purina

It’s a Thanksgiving Day tradition at noon , the National Dog Show presented by Purina at noon in all time zones on NBC. John O’Hurley – known for J. Peterman on Seinfeld – is now also known as a dog show broadcaster.  HEAR my conversations with both O’Hurley and legendary dog show announcer David Frei…

Dog Flu Season is Christmas Season

Dr, Natalie Marks notes that NOW is the best time to protect your dog against the dog flu or canine influenza virus. For people there is a flu season based on the virus being most active. In dogs, there is a flu season of another kind. It’s based on when dogs are most likely to…

My Old Dog and Cat News on WGN Radio

It’s not where you start but where you finish, goes the old adage. Laura Coffey is the author of “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts”, HEAR my WGN Radio interview with my Dog Writers’ Association of America colleague and producer for TODAY.com. November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month, and both Coffey and…

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