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June 18 2013

The International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations at AVMA

The International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) will first the first time ever meet at the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and in fact for the first time ever share their accumulated science at a U.S. meeting (July 19-23, 2013 in Chicago). I talk with Dr. Rebecca Johnson, IAHAIO president and has the…

May 22 2013

Oklahoma Tornado Survivor Finds A Friend in Rubble

Few were found in the rubble in Oklahoma, the devastation left behind as a result of the tornadoes.  Barbara Garcia was one of many Moore, OK residents whose home was destroyed. Her on-camera interview with CBS following the storm began like many others as she described grabbing her dog and taking shelter in the bathroom of…

April 15 2013

Experts on Human-Animal Bond Meet in the U.S. For the First Time

Dr. Rebecca Johnson, president of the International Association of Human Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) talks on Steve Dale’s Pet World (click HERE to listen)  about IAHAIO coming to Chicago in July as a part of the American Veterinary Medical Association Medical Association Convention.  This will be the first time ever that the group has met in…

March 24 2013

Animals for LIFE Summit

Animals for LIFE Foundation held their first summit on March 20 in Columbus, OH. Speakers included Dr. Temple Grandin of Colorado State University (and famously subject of a made-for-TV movie), Dr. Jeanette O’Quinn of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University and Association of Shelter Veterinarians and myself among several others. Animals for…

March 7 2013

America's Favorite Veterinarian, Any Ideas?

What has your veterinarian done for you lately? Perhaps through early diagnosis, the vet saved your pet’s life. Perhaps your veterinarian made herself available after hours to do emergency surgery after your pet was hit by a car. The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is searching for America’s Favorite Veterinarian. Submit your story and nominate…

March 5 2013

One Health: People and Pets, Integrative Medicine

LISTEN NOW The One Health Commission is an initiative of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Medical Association – the goal is to understand the many links between human and animal health, to recognize and prevent emerging diseases and support and better understand the human/animal bond. LISTEN HERE to this very special Petcast,…

November 14 2011

To Teach Dogs, Follow the Science or Follow Your Heart; Not the Dog Whisperer

By Steve Dale Author Jennifer Arnold couldn’t say it all in her first book, “Through a Dog’s Eyes,” so she wrote a second book, “In a Dog’s Heart” (Spiegel and Grau, New York, NY, 2011; $25). In the new book, she focuses a lot on the connection we can develop with our dogs, and how…

September 25 2011

Elevated Status of Military Working Dogs

The U.S. Military are enlisting military working dogs in record numbers. After all, military working dogs are still required for “sniffing out” land mines to security deployment, to “dropping in” on Osama Bin Laden. A story in Military Times by Michelle Tan points out that military dogs have proven so valuable that two new programs…

July 18 2011

A Canine Lullaby: Dog Howls Baby To Sleep

This dog could be a nanny. (By the way, this is a dog-not a wolf,). I posted because  I think this video demonstrates there’s some innate deep connection between dogs and people – which we don’t yet fully understand. It’s pretty cool…

July 14 2011

The Value of Pet Hospice to be Discussed at AVMA Convention

Most people have been to a nursing home  – you’ve seen that expressionless person being wheeled down a hall. Aside from assorted physical maladies, that person has little – if any – cognition. Then you think to yourself, “I’d never want to live like that – it’s not living, not really.” Well, we have little…

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