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January 26 2021

Gorillas in San Diego Recovering from COVID-19

It’s not news that non-human primates are prone to most of the same viruses we are, including those corona viruses which cause the common cold and now, we know, SARS (Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome) CoV-2 which causes COVID-19. The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) initially confirmed the positive results of…

January 25 2021

COVID-19 Sniffing Dogs Work Security for Miami Heat

The security detail allowing you to see a Miami Heat National Basketball Association game will be coronavirus-sniffing dogs. Fans will have to be sniffed by the trained dogs before entering American Airlines Arena in Miami. Starting later this week, a limited number of ticket holders will be in the seats as well, provided they get…

January 23 2021

Keeping Pets Safe in the Winter

Keeping pets safe in winter can be a challenge. Some dogs delight romping in the snow and appear as impervious to frigid temperatures as polar bears. Malamutes, Great Pyrenees, Huskies and many other large dogs seem friskier in weather that chills us to the bone. On the other paw, Toy Poodles and Chihuahuas and all…

January 21 2021

Pets Are Back in the White House

Pets are back in the White House! President Woodrow Wilson once remarked on a dog’s ability to judge a person’s character.“If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you ought to go home and examine your conscience.” On Jan. 17, the Delaware Humane Association held a virtual…

January 19 2021

Rebranding Kennel Cough: Pair Up for Protection

You want to know what veterinarians and veterinary technicians and nurses are talking about? Bordetella or kennel cough is being rebranded. The same old multifactorial disease will now be known as canine infectious respiratory disease complex or CIRDC.  The disease is indeed characterized accurately with a cough, often times a deep and heavy cough. In…

January 14 2021

My Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci: Reactions

Both on Facebook and also via email received many emails thanking me for my interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci. And due to requests, am reposting here. Most gratifying was Dr. Fauci’s private comments to me following the “intelligent interview,” which he didn’t have to do. However, I am astounded by the small percent – albeit…

January 5 2021

Cat Friendly Practices Can No Longer Declaw

Cat owners and even veterinary professionals have suggested Cat Friendly veterinary practices that declaw aren’t so friendly. Simply put, declaw (or onychetomy) is truly is an amputation as the veterinarian amputates the end section of the last bone, which contains the growth plate along the nail. Once thought to not permanently harm cats, there’s plenty…

December 23 2020

Supporting the Ricky Fund to Solve Heart Disease in Cats

Here’s a trivia question: What’s the number one cause of death in (indoor only) cats from around 2 years of age to 8 or 10 years of age? No one really knows for certain, as there is no CDC for pets, but very likely it’s a kind of heart disease called feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).…

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 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…

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