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March 4 2018

Kittens Going to School?

Kittens going to school? Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Kersti Seksel, who initiated Kittie Kindies in Australia, explains the concept HERE on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. I love this idea, and I’ve taught kitten classes myself. Seksel explains the many benefits, including getting cats accustomed to their carriers, the car ride to the…

February 20 2018

Speaking Up Regarding Animal Welfare League; Purrs to Lincoln State Cat Show

I begin my WGN radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World, with a message (listen to HERE) to the Board of Directors of the Animal Welfare League (AWL) of Chicago and Chicago Ridge. There is no doubt that at least some of the serious allegations against AWL must be true. After all, various individuals have provided documentation.…

February 5 2018

Winn Feline Foundation: Affecting Every Cat Every Day

Nearly all that’s known about cat health has been discovered thanks to research funded by a nonprofit called the Winn Feline Foundation, which is now celebrating 50 years of funding cat health studies. As one example, if your cat eats, thank the Winn Feline Foundation. Back in the late 1970’s, dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a kind of…

January 2 2018

8 Resolutions for Pets

Here are eight messages I resolve to attempt to communicate in 2018: Fear Free:  There’s an initiative, called Fear Free, which began among veterinary professionals with the intent to lower the fear, anxiety, and stress of veterinary visits. And, that fear, anxiety, and stress is real. Most cats and many dogs are so terrified of…

August 15 2017

Declaw Linked to Behavior and Medical Problems in Cats, According to Recent Study

Declaw may be the most contentious issue in veterinary medicine and also amongst cat lovers. For years now, “catfights” have been breaking out all over the country, which has caused even more acrimony. Why would a veterinarian declaw? And, with increasing science and a new product to hit the market this fall or winter, it’s…

March 17 2017

Goodnight Kitty

Warning if you do not like sweets: This video is the sweetest thing in the world.  

March 9 2017

Cat Food Recall: 9Lives, EverPet, Special Kitty

Orrville, OH – The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a limited voluntary recall on certain lots of 9LivesTM, EverPetTM, and Special KittyTM canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). The issue was discovered by the Quality Assurance team during review of production records at the manufacturing facility. No illnesses related…

March 9 2017

When to 'Fix' Cats

It’s a very simple question – one which many veterinarians get asked every day. When do you spay or neuter a kitten? Listen HERE to my national Steve Dale’s Pet World Dr. Brian Holub, chief medical officer at VetCor, as he describes an initiative called “Fix by Five.” He says, “I’m passionate about a new…

March 8 2017

Bill To Ban Limits on Pet Store Sales Not Heard

Businesses and Occupational Licenses Committee for the state of Illinois did not hear Illinois HB 2824 as scheduled today (March 8). The bill would prevent communities moving forward from banning sales of dog and cats at pet stores, and also reverse ordinances cities like Chicago and Waukegan previously passed, which limit pet store sales.  When…

March 8 2017

AKC Defends Bill Supporting Puppy Mills in Illinois

URGENT: This is scheduled to be heard today. Please act NOW! There’s a proposal to prevent communities in Illinois from limiting pet store sales of dogs and cats in the future and to roll back ordinances that have already been passed to limited pet store sales, previously passed in Chicago, Waukegan, Warrenville and Cook County. Specifically:…

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