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March 13 2020

Latest on Pets and COVID-19

Human corona virus, COVID-19, according to this press release (below) from the diagnostic laboratory IDEXX, has not seen a single positive result in dogs or cats, after testing thousands. IDEXX recommends against testing pets for COVID-19 as pets with respiratory signs are best seeing their own veterinarian, who can then advise on appropriate diagnostics for…

March 5 2020

Allergies to Cats: A Thing of the Past with Dr. Michael Lappin

While cats are the most popular pet in America, they are sometimes considered second second class citizens. And Dr. Michael Lappin, professor of internal medicine at Colorado State University College of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences says thee are primarily two reasons for this: Fear of cats passing infections like toxoplasmosis. While toxo is real, prevention…

February 28 2020

Companion Animals and the Corona Virus: The Truth

The only corona virus your dog is likely susceptible is the canine corona virus. A dog belonging to a c COVID-19 corona virus (or Wuhan corona virus) patient in Hong Kong reportedly has been discovered with a low level of COVID-19, showing what officials are describing as a “weak positive.” It’s important to understand that…

February 12 2020

World Small Animal Veterinary Association Addresses New Corona Virus

The  World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has prepared an advisory document offering guidance and a series of Frequently Asked Questions to help to communicate and distinguish fact from fiction and what is known to still unknown concerning the risk of infection with the new coronavirus (2019 n-CoV), following the outbreak in China and the…

February 11 2020

Uber Pet, Kind of a Rip Off

Taking pets on Uber (and Lyft) has mostly never been an issue, particularly for small dogs and cats (in carriers, of course).  Now, Uber created a program called Uber Pet. Sounds good, right? Well, it does guarantee your pet will get a ride. However, you now must now pay an extra fee. On their site,…

February 9 2020

Valentine’s Day for Your Pets

How do you tell your pets “I Love You” on Valentine’s Day? Of course, you can buy a special treat (naturally, not chocolate). If you have a pet lizard, maybe Valentine’s is the day for fattening but yummy mealworms. Ferrets might enjoy extra playtime and the same is true for Labrador Retrievers or your kitty…

February 9 2020

The Impact of Reviews on Veterinary Medicine

On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, I spoke with Brad Plothow, vice president corporate marketing and communication at Womply  about how the general public – especially pet parents – view veterinary medicine. And the results aren’t bad. We talk about the importance of online reviews, and what your comments mean. Businesses that…

February 8 2020

Judge Upholds Maryland Ban on Pet Store Dog/Cat Sales; Other States Under Threat

A federal judge has dismissed a court challenge to Maryland’s landmark law prohibiting the sales of puppies and kittens in pet stores. Today, nearly 350 communities, from Albuquerque to Chicago to Pittsburgh, to most recently, Naperville, IL have banned sales of dogs and cats (and in a few instances also rabbits) at pet stores. Maryland…

February 5 2020

Dr. Dana Varble: Fear Free to Diabetic Implants for Pets to AI at the VMX Vet Conference

Dr. Dana Varble is Chief Veterinary Officer for the North American Veterinary Community, and I speak with her on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about what’s new in cutting edge medicine, much of it announced or discussed at the January VMX Veterinary Conference in Orlando, FL Two examples of cutting edge medicine…

February 5 2020

Naperville, IL Does It! Bans Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores

It’s happening all over the country, and now Naperville, IL has now banned the sales of dogs and cats at pet stores because of where these animals are sourced, as NO responsible breeder ever sells to a pet store. The subject has been brought up previously, dating back to 2014; the final vote was narrow,…

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