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September 8 2020

Purina Dog Chow: Service Dog Awareness Month

In honor of National Service Dog Awareness Month, Purina Dog Chow is launching its third annual “Service Dog Salute” campaign.  A service dog can be life-changing in helping veterans with PTSD and other post-combat challenges. Unfortunately, due to the cost and time it takes to train a service dog, less than 1% of veterans in need can…

September 6 2020

Queen of Cat Behavior; Making Skunk Stink Go Away on WGN Radio

I love interviewing royalty, it’s quite the honor. On my WGN Steve Dale’s Pet World show, I had the honor to first curtsey and then interview the Queen of Cat Behavior, Pam Johnson-Bennett about how to encourage cats to get along with other cats. Listen HERE as I speak with Pam about her latest book,…

September 5 2020

Dogs with Unusual Jobs: Canine Labor Day

Let’s celebrate canine Labor Day – you won’t believe some of the unusual jobs dogs can do or are being trained to do: 1.Before her death, journalist and pet book author Darlene Arden set up the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Darlene Arden Veterinary Outreach Program to support funds to teach dogs to sniff for ovarian cancer. Contributions…

August 30 2020

Pet Emergency Preparedness; Lepto on the Loose; Grey Muzzle Helps Senior Dogs; Dr. Fauci Talking to Vets

Listen HERE to my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, as I am honored to speak to the new President of the American Veterinary Medical Association Dr. Doug Kratt about pet emergency preparedness. From the derecho storm that blew through Chicago with tornados to hurricanes to wildfires to even a neighborhood gas leak,…

August 27 2020

National Dog Day: She Was Only a Dog

I wrote this in response to the death of our dog Ethel when a reader wrote, “What’s the big deal; she was only a dog?” I am reprinting for National Dog Day (which was August. 26). Only a dog sees you every day with the same joy she did on the previous day. A dog’s love…

August 24 2020

AVMA Offers Disaster Preparedness Plans for Pets

As fires rage out West, particularly in California, and with two tropical storms headed toward the Gulf of Mexico with the potential to intensify to hurricane strength, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is encouraging pet owners to develop disaster preparedness plans for pets: The AVMA has resources available for pet owners, including tips on…

August 21 2020

New Proposed German Dog Laws: Including Walking Dogs Twice Daily

Imagine going to jail for not walking your dog twice a day. Some canine advocates in Germany are barking with joy and others are growling – what do you think of the new proposed German law mandating walking dogs twice a day? The new proposed German dog law is wide-ranging, and I wish we had…

August 19 2020

Carprofen (Generic Rimadyl) Is Now a Chewable for Dogs with Arthritis

Getting any dog, particularly an older dog, to take a pill can be a challenge and impact the human animal bond may suffer. When it’s a challenge to pill a pet, sometimes people just give up. A pill a dog isn’t getting doesn’t help. Carprofen is the generic version on a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug called…

August 16 2020

Decoding Your Cat on WGN Radio

Dr. Kelly Ballantyne is a Chicago-based veterinary behaviorist and a contributor to Decoding Your Cat . We spend time talking all things cats HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio. I explain how Decoding Your Dog came about, and because that book continues to sell so well, it’s no surprise the publisher gave…

August 13 2020

Record Hot Weather Doesn’t Mean Dogs Have to Suffer

You can’t exactly control the weather or literally beat the heat, but you can insure your dog is safe in hot weather. Here are 8 tips: Dogs they aren’t as capable at self-regulating their body temperatures as we humans. Panting – how dogs cool themselves – isn’t a particularly efficient way to keep cool. Sweating,…

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