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July 8 2020

8 Summer Safety Tips for Dogs

Being inside for so long, we are and are dogs may be desperate to get out. Here are eight tips to keep dogs safe in hot weather: 1, Being dogs they aren’t as capable at self-regulating their body temperatures as we humans are. Many dogs – especially large dogs – do better in the winter,…

July 7 2020

Chicago Moves to Prevent Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits at Pet Stores Once and For All

No wonder Chicago’s self-proclaimed “animal alderman” Raymond Lopez (15th ward) may have jumped to the defense of pet stores allegedly skirting the law to sell dogs in Chicago. One of the three pet stores still selling puppies is called Pocket Puppies, located at 2479 N. Clark Street in Chicago’s 43rd Ward. According to Reform for…

July 6 2020

Amy Cooper is Not Charged for Animal Cruelty, but Charged for Filing a False Police Report

When bird watcher Christian Cooper asked Amy Cooper (no relation) to leash her American Cocker Spaniel in Central Park in New York City, she launched into an adrenaline-filled rant which was witnessed by millions coast to coast in late May. Ms. Cooper phoned police screaming and erroneously pleading, “An African American  man, who is recording me,…

July 6 2020

Tips on Keeping Pets Safe in Hot Weather

It’s getting hot outside. Here are tips for keeping pets safe in hot weather. Check out this video, which covers these five summer tips: Stay active, but be smart about it. Also, a tip to determine if the pavement is too hot for your dog to walk on. A backyard is no babysitter, especially if…

July 1 2020

What Really Happens to Dogs in Hot Cars?

What really happens to dogs in hot cars? Of course, I wasn’t going to subject a dog to the hot car to find out. So I put on my wife’s fake fur coat, as many dogs wear a fur coat year-round, and also put on a winter hat so I might experience the heat more…

June 17 2020

COVID-19 and Pets and Wild Animals: What’s Known and Not Known

People continue to be concerned or simply curious about dogs, cats and domestic ferrets and SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. The good news is that diagnostic labs Antech and IDEXX have now tested thousands of dogs and cats with only (according to my count) two cats in New York State testing positive in the U.S. Add…

April 22 2020

COVID-19 Update: Cats, Small and Large

Two domestic cats have tested positive for SARS CoV-2 (which causes COVID-19) in New York City, the first companion animals to test positive in the U.S. These cats have mild respiratory signs, and are expected to easily make a full recovery. Both cats came from different households. One home with a COVID-19 individual, and the…

April 21 2020

COVID-19 and Separation Anxiety in Dogs

I’ll be talking about an expected rise in separation anxiety on April 21 and 23 at 11:00 am CDT: Dogs Love COVID-19: Stay at Home Orders and Separation Anxiety – Free webinar about how to identify separation anxiety, and offering details about what you can do now to get ahead of the problem. It’s the right thing…

April 17 2020

Why Everyone Is Talking Remdesivir: Winn Feline FIP Webinar

Winn Feline Foundation has a long known about the drug called Remdesivir that everyone is now talking about as a possible treatment for SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID19. Winn Feline, a non-profit funder of cat health studies, has a long tradition of bringing together the top experts in feline medical research for educational events that cover…

March 5 2020

Stop Insurance Companies Profiling Based on Dog Breed

Listen HERE for myself and King John Williams on WGN Radio talking about how for homeowners and renters insurance if you allegedly have a certain dog breed or mix of breeds, your policy may be cancelled, you may be charged more money or you can’t get a policy in the first place. Ledy VanKavage, senior…

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