Articles: old dogs

August 30 2020

Pet Emergency Preparedness; Lepto on the Loose; Grey Muzzle Helps Senior Dogs; Dr. Fauci Talking to Vets

Listen HERE to my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, as I am honored to speak to the new President of the American Veterinary Medical Association Dr. Doug Kratt about pet emergency preparedness. From the derecho storm that blew through Chicago with tornados to hurricanes to wildfires to even a neighborhood gas leak,…

May 29 2020

Senior Dogs: Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome

Scientists use dogs as models to study Alzheimer’s Disease in people because there are so many similarities on so many levels. Neurochemistry in dog brains is shockingly identical to people. For thousands of years dogs have lived side by side with humans and share our same environments. What makes this research possible in the first…

January 3 2020

Old Friends Support Grey Muzzle Organization

I am honored to serve on the Advisory Board of the Grey Muzzle Organization. Their single mission is to lend support for older dogs in shelters so they can find forever homes. You’ll absolutely recognize these ‘old friends’ who support that notion.  

November 13 2019

My Old Dog and Cat News on WGN Radio

It’s not where you start but where you finish, goes the old adage. Laura Coffey is the author of “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts”, HEAR my WGN Radio interview with my Dog Writers’ Association of America colleague and producer for November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month, and both Coffey and…

August 29 2019

Your Pet Might Make the Grey Muzzle Calendar

The Grey Muzzle Organization improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other non-profit groups nationwide. The intent is to support foster and adoption into forever homes of elder dogs, who are almost aways in a precarious position – though they have done nothing…

August 6 2019

Senior Pets and Cognitive Dysfunction; Fire Safety and Saving Cats in a Fire on WGN Radio

Listen HERE as I begin my Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show explaining that the fire safety bill I created with State Representative Diane Pappas should be signed anytime now by Governor J.B. Pritzker. Illinois will be the first state in the country to provide protections for animals in shelters, as a fire alarm system…

June 14 2019

Why is this Old Dog Spraying?

Q: I am a senior who adopted a senior dog almost two years ago. Auggie insists on marking one of my couches. I have sprayed it with a mark no more product to no avail. I take him for walks regularly and he always goes. I am at my wits end as to what to…

April 26 2019

Saving One Dog with Mitral Valve Heart Disease, Now Hope for More Dogs

Bet this interview from my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show is a preview of a book. Here’s an amazing story of what this pet journalist Kim Thornton did for her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Harper, with mitral valve heart disease. After a previous Cavalier was diagnosed with mitral-valve disease, common in the breed,…

February 14 2019

Children Helping Old Dogs, Grey Muzzle Organization

Meet some especially caring kids who not only love their own dogs, but also have a special place in their hearts for homeless old dogs. For the third year consecutive year, these compassionate kids raised money to make life sweeter for at-risk senior dogs helped through non-profit Grey Muzzle Organization grants. Third graders in Ms. Swanson’s class at…

December 27 2018

Grey Muzzle Organization

Most dogs in shelters and rescues are older, and still the most challenging to adopt. Lisa Lunghofer is the executive director of the Grey Muzzle Organization, which provides grants to non-profits to support senior dog adoptions and rescues. I speak with Lisa on my Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. It’s true these older dogs are…

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