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October 11 2016

Firefighter Saves Kitten's Life

Don’t tell me that people in Muslim nations don’t care about pets.  Here’s proof – this video of a firefighter giving life-saving CPR to a kitten after rescuing it from a drain. The approximately three-week old kitty was trapped under some wooden boards outside a house in Nilai, Malaysia, when the homeowner reached out for help.…

September 26 2016

Do They Really Know What TNR Is, Or They Don't Care?

I was fact, I was the dude the late Dr. Dan Parmer, Cook County veterinarian, came to when he first said he had just attended a Humane Society of the Untied States conference and said “I am finally convinced that Trap-Nueter-Return (TNR) is the way to go.” He asked me to bring a small group of…

September 19 2016

FIP Fundraiser, Winn Feline Foundation

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is nearly always fatal, and nearly always happens to kittens. It’s also more common than some believe. FIP kills 1 in 100 to 1 in 300 of all cats under 5-years (mostly under 2-years). The incidence can be five to 10 times greater among young cats coming from catteries and shelters.…

September 8 2016

When to 'Fix' Kittens

It’s a pressing question with no good answer – until now. Dr. Lauren Demos, incoming president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners notes everyone agrees cats should be spay/neutered, but there’s no one good answer regarding when to do it. And that’s why a Task Force of experts got together to figure this out,…

September 2 2016

TNR Friendly Kittens Should Be Adopted

Trap-Nueter-Return (TNR) has proved to be the most efficient means of controlling feral or community cats. The idea is to humanely trap outdoor cats, bring them into a shelter or veterinary clinic to be spay/neutered, hopefully vaccinated for rabies and then most cats are re-released where they were caught. Obviously being unable to continue reproducing,…

August 19 2016

Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day

Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day is August 22. Most kittens often do see a veterinarian, but after that most cats do not and frankly —- be ready —- I think that is animal abuse. Enough playing around, cats are not getting proper care without veterinary care. End of story. And that’s a shame…

April 26 2016

No Hugging of Pets? I Say 'It Depends'

To hug or not to hug, that is the question. Based on Stanley Coren’s piece “The Data Says Don’t Hug the Dog!” appearing in Psychology Today, there’s been lots of national press about why you shouldn’t hug your dog, and how hugging creates anxiety. Some follow up stories have headlines like “Dogs hate hugs!” or “Never…

April 26 2016

TNR Feral Cats: Illinois DNR Call: 'Vote No'

Feral cats and Illinois pets lose, as the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) somehow has the political pull to force a hold House Bill 4671. The DNR told legislator to note ‘NO’ on the bill, which supports continued dollars for spay/neuter, and support for community (feral) cat TNR (trap-neuter-return) programs.  I was able to…

April 2 2016

Choose Qualified Help for Pet Behavior Problems

Michael Shikashio, president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants chats about the best way to train pets – positive reinforcement. Listen HERE  on my national radio Steve Dale’s Pet World, as Michael explains how to find qualified help for pets with behavior problems. There are veterinary behaviorists, veterinarians with a special interest in…

January 18 2015

Unlikely Animal Friends

An orangutan and a dog as best pals makes perfect sense, but how about piglets and a tiger. Sometimes nature is hard to figure out….but adorable. (Thanks to Dennis Damon for the post)  

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