Articles: One Health

Banfield Pet Hospital Tackling Suicide Among Veterinary Professionals

Suicide among veterinary professionals, as I just wrote about, is over-represented among all professionals, including medical professionals. Here’s a press release describing what Banfield Pet Hospital announced at their Pet Healthcare Industry Summit in Portland, OR, which I just attended. And this issue relates to me, as I’ve lost several friends, in particular, Dr. Sophia…

Dog Walk to Support Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness

The ninth annual 5K Dog Walk & Fun Run benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness organization (OCSA) is Sunday September 8, 8:30 am Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve, Shelter #2, 37W700 Dean Street, St. Charles, IL Hosting a dog and human event is just right because it turns out dogs are playing a significant role to…

Rain, Rain Bringing Leptospirosis: Lots of Lepto In Urban Areas

Leptospirosis is a potential outcome of the record rainfall all over the country. Lepto is a bacterial infection that lives in water, and even a city puddle can do it. During and after hurricane and flooding events, leptospirosis often surges.  Here’s what happens: Infected animals urinate in water, whether it’s a large lake or a…

World Veterinary Day

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) celebrates April 27 as World Veterinary Day. This year, the theme is “The Value of Vaccination.” In part it is to counter the anti-vaxxer movement. WVA isn’t alone; the World Health Organization is also stepping up to counter misinformation regarding the notion that vaccines create all sorts of medical problems.…

Leptospirosis: Protect Your Pets and Family on WGN Radio

Listen HERE as I begin this Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN radio show, mostly focused on leptospirosis. However, I begin the show talking about Illinois House Bill 3390 which supports protecting dogs from kennel and boarding facility fires. According to the proposal there will have to be smoke detectors ringing directly to fire departments or…

Passing of former AVMA and WVA Association President

Veterinary medicine lost a dedicated leader. The last time I saw her she had recently been named President of the World Veterinary Association . We spoke off-camera about the lackluster response of public officials in Puerto Rico following hurricane Maria and about one health, as you’ll see in the video below. Dr. Carlson was always…

Leaders in Business Have Grown Up with Pets

Want to succeed in life? The answer: Get a pet! According to a Banfield Pet Hospital study (in conjunction with Kelton Research), there’s s a correlation between successful people and pets. Business leader believer having a pet has contributed to their career. Specifically 93 percent of the C-suite executives surveyed in the U.S. grew up…
Llamas may fight the flu

Future of Canine or Human Flu Vaccines Could be the Llama

Worried about the dog flu or even ourselves getting the flu? Certainly, a vaccine can help to prevent the flu in both species. Now, there’s a new idea Get yourself a llama. Llamas have been used to produce a new antibody therapy that has the potential to work against all types of flu, including new…
Dogs detecting ovarian cancer, Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness

Cancer Detecting Dogs: Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness

Vallie Szymanski, co-founder Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness joins me on my WGN Radio show. Listen HERE as Szymanski explains how really and truly dogs are now learning how to sniff out odors in ovarian cancer and these dogs really are cancer detecting dogs. Dr. Cynthia Otto at Penn Vet Working Dog Center is succeeding at training, so…
Pet expert Steve Dale and veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden on tick disease in the fall

Tick Disease is Ecological Havoc

Tick disease remains rampant especially in dogs.  This is the time of year, when you might think as the weather begins to cool that the ticks begin to go away. Actually, fall is when Lyme disease is the most considerable threat for dogs, according to Dr. Michael Dryden, veterinary parasitologist and distinguished professor Kansas State…

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