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April 27 2020

When to See Your Vet; Josh Feeney is a Dad to Rescued Six Puppies

Listen HERE to Dr. Natalie Marks on my Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show on WGN, as she explains when to see the veterinarian or not. After all, you don’t want to go out if you don’t need to but you also want to insure the health of your pets. Dr. Marks notes that annual…

April 26 2020

We’re Lucky to Have Pets, Now More than Ever

When will this nightmare end? Sure, eventually the pandemic will end, as the experts say on TV “we will get through this.” That’s true, but not without scars, as many of us have lost friends, colleagues and/or relatives, even spouses. That’s not to mention the emotional toll this has taken, and clearly economic hit which…

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 14 2020

Dr. Marty Becker Talks With You About Fear Free and the Human Animal Bond

Dr. Marty Becker is a unique figure in veterinary medicine – a supreme communicator and supporter of the Human Animal Bond, and the science associated with that bond. Dr. Becker will join Dr. Elizabeth Bales and myself in a Facebook conversation, which you can join HERE. Our conversation – which is free to watch –…

April 13 2020

Watch and Decide: Who’s Smarter Cats or Dogs?

It’s that ultimate question…..who’s smarter, cats or dogs? Here’s a story I wrote for my blog, and another science-based story I authored for Catster. Or you can watch this 18-second video, and then you decide!  

April 13 2020

Teach Your Dog Hide ‘n Seek

Hide ‘n seek is “the greatest dog game ever” because there’s a bit of physical exercise involved and lots of mental exercise. And when kids are around, it’s a way to engage them as well as the pup. You can teach dogs to find either items (like your car keys) or people (like a hiding…

April 12 2020

Therapy Animal Coalition Goes Virtual

Among those out of work are therapy animals, as it’s considered too much of a risk to for the handler to bring the animal to a nursing home, hospital or rehab center – and schools aren’t even open to visit. The Therapy Animal Coalition is a Florida-based nonprofit dedicated to connecting organizations such as Mayo Clinic,…

April 12 2020

Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Scott Weese on COVID-19 and Pets; Remembering Dr. Peter Sakas on WGN Radio

When it comes to pets and COVID-19, one of the most respected sources on the planet is Dr. Scott Weese. I officially proclaim Dr. Scott Weese the Dr. Anthony Fauci of veterinary medicine. Listen HERE to my conversation with Dr. Weese. Truly when veterinary professionals get up in the morning, the blog they check is…

April 10 2020

Mounting Evidence COVID-19 Infection Isn’t Common in Pets

Antech Diagnostics announces in the press release (below) that in their surveillance of cat and dog samples, they could not find a single positive pet for SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. The release doesn’t say, but I know they tested nearly 1,000 animals. This follows similar testing by IDEXX, another diagnostic lab, of well over that…

April 9 2020

10 Rabbit Facts

Rabbits are still sold at Easter and people still buy real bunnies. And that decision is almost always the wrong one for the rabbit. For starters, while rabbits can be wonderful pets – they’re not what people think they are. Also, if you purchase a little bunny understand that rabbis ma Rabbits can be very…

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