Articles: Human Animal Bond Association

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,…

August 10 2020

Pet Safety Traveling by Car

Airline trips are clearly down, and when people are headed for vacation this summer, cars are the number one mode of transportation. The Center for Pet Safety is a non-profit with a mission to protect and advocate for animals traveling by auto or truck, including certification of products based on safety standards. On my national…

August 7 2020

Pet Friendliest Cities

Wallet Hub has released their listing of their pet friendliest cities, taking many factors into consideration. Most people in America have a pet, and the overwhelming majority (generally over 90 percent) consider pets members of their families.  The American Pet Products Association projects that in 2020, pet ownership will cost Americans $99 billion. With pet…

August 7 2020

Heat Stroke in Dogs Study Results

Don’t allow your pup to run amuck in the summer, as researchers from Nottingham Trent University and the Royal Veterinary College learned more about heat stroke in dogs: Researchers analysed the clinical records of more than 900,000 UK dogs. They found that 1,222 had received veterinary care for heatstroke at some point during their lives,…

July 31 2020

Pet Food Sales on the Rise

According to Packaged Facts’ report on Pet Food in the U.S., 15th Edition (July 2020) with a supplemental report on Pet Food Consumer Trends (June 2020), pet food sales is benefiting from the pandemic. What’s more, it appears that supply/demand has been on the rise. No doubt, that is, in part, based on the number of pet adoptions…

July 30 2020

Allergic to Cats? Here’s a Solution

If it wasn’t for the significant news regarding the pandemic, the biggest pet story of the year – if not the past decade – would be how Purina is saving cat lives with a new pet food, Purina Pro Plan LiveClear. This food manages to negate the protein in cats’ saliva, called Fel d 1,…

July 28 2020

Cat in UK Diagnosed with COVID-19: Update on Pets and COVID

A 6-year old female Siamese cat has become the first animal in the UK to be infected with SARS CoV-2 causing COVID-19 according to the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Christine Middlemiss. The cat’s infection was confirmed following tests at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) laboratory in Weybridge, England, on July 22, according…

July 25 2020

Without a Mask: Worried About Spreading COVID-19 to The Dog

Am walking Hazel, our 9 1/2-lb. little dog in the neighborhood. A 40sh-year old woman stops me to say, “Your dog is so cute. I would pet your dog but I don’t want to risk giving her COVID.” I reply, “Thank you – but how about me?” She looks perplexed, as I back up a…

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