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WGN Radio Petcast: Preparing for Emergencies, Pet Insurance, Cat Genetics, Parrots and Ferrets

This WGN Radio Petcast wins the Gold Medal for being the most jam packed ever! (May take a moment to load): Tracy Reis, national director of Red Star Emergency Services at the American Humane Association talks about preparing for your pets’ survival in emergencies. Everything from carrier training for cats to the importance of microchipping.…

Cockatiel Whistles the Addams Family

If you enjoyed the Cockatiel singing the Andy Griffith theme song, check out a cockatiel whistling along to the Addams Family theme. If it’s a TV theme song a cockatiel can do it. But it seems songs without lyrics with whistling are easier for birds to catch on to – after all, it figures –…

Conversation with Irene Pepperberg, Alex Foundaiton

Irene Pepperberg has learned more about parrot behavior than anyone on the planet…listen HERE to the First Lady of Parrots from Steve Dale’s Pet World. Her most recent paper demonstrated that an African Grey parrot could actually add – Alex knew, for example, that 3 and 2 equals five. Pepperberg would be able to ask…

Oh Behave: Behavior Consultants Meeting

WARWICK, RI — Need help with a dog who barks incessantly when you’re not home, a cat who targets the wall instead of the litter box, a parrot who screams obscenities, or a horse who’s pretty much eating up his stable? A behavior consultant from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants may be able…

IAABC Conference

Is your cat scratching in all the wrong places; your dog wants to ‘eat’ other dogs; parrot screams overnight or horse who seems afraid of people – then I have help for you… members of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, who met April 20-22 for continuing education in Providence, RI. Here are just…

What to Address with Your Veterinarian

Are there some key points to always bring up at the veterinary office? What should pet owners be on the lookout for? Legendary veterinarian Dr. Michael Paul offers some hints… See more videos on my YouTube page, and check out audio archives from Steve Dale’s Pet World.

Pit Bull Plays with Macaw

Why can’t we all just get along? And respect our differences, and accept us for what we really are not what some say we are (like this Pit Bull-type dog here with a Hyacinth Macaw). We all know what some say Pit Bull-type dogs are. This is a more common scene.  

Experts answer Questions at Anmal Behavior Meeting

ST. LOUIS, MO — Experts from around the world attended the Symposium of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior ( July 15 in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association Convention. Some of the renowned attendees answer some of your questions: Q: Our 3-year-old, 12-pound poodle always wants…

IAABC Conference, Behavior Consultant Meeting

WARWICK, R.I. — The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants 2011 Conference April 1-3 was attended by over 300 dog, cat, parrot and horse behavior consultants. One headline from the event emerged from a speech by veterinary behaviorist Dr. Nicholas Dodman, director of the Behavior Clinic at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton,…

Oh Behave! (Highlights of 2011 IAABC Conference)

Here are some photo snippets from the 2011 International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Conference, April 1 through 3 in Warwick, RI. 

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