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November 20 2020

Are There Any Benefits to Grain Free Diets for Dogs?

Dr. Jeff Werber is a high profile veterinarian based in California, who speaks out on all sorts of topics – and this is one regarding the truth about grain free and pet foods. Dr. Werber on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show says grain free isn’t necessary the way to go when choosing…

August 9 2020

Pet Food Myths and Tips; Heartworm Can Be Prevented on WGN Radio

There are SO many pet food myths and we at least try to clear some some of these HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Listen as I speak with Merrick Pet Care lead veterinarian Dr. RuthAnn Lobos. The thing is that online, it seems everyone is an expert and real facts are tossed…

February 6 2020

My New Job: Veterinary Avenger

I have a new job. I am now an Avenger, it’ a new and rarely publicized Avenger, called the “Veterinary Myth Buster.” Giving the Pilot Directions As I was waiting in line to board an airplane, I couldn’t help but to overhear the pilot relaying to a flight attendant that pet food companies use roadkill…

June 29 2019

FDA Reports Findings For DCM Heart Disease Related to Pet Foods

The Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine has just issued a complete report, results of their studies, collaborating with experts outside the U.S. Government , regarding an increase in a serious heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs that has been directly related to dog foods. Certain pet foods, many labeled as…

May 16 2019

Truth About Raw Meat-Based Diets for Pets

Raw meat based diets (RMBDs) may have all sorts of problems associated with them, despite what passionate and loving pet caretakers may think – scientists think otherwise, including those at the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine. J. Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, Ontario Veterinary College, Ontario, Canada is one of the most…

February 28 2018

Risks Regarding Raw Pet Food Diets

Raw pet food diets are an emotional trigger for so many. Still, science is science. Writing in the journal Vet Record, the researchers at Ulrecht University analyzed samples from 35 raw meat diet products across eight brands available in the Netherlands, a country where more than half of dog owners are thought to feed their dog, at least…

October 24 2017

What's Happening to Your Aging Dog? What to Feed an Aging Dog?

What’s true (and not true) regarding senior diets for dogs? HEAR veterinary nutritionist Dr. Lisa Freeman at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University talks with me on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Just like humans, dogs change as they age. One common change is muscle loss, or sarcopenia. This is…

April 27 2017

What's the Value of Comparing Pet Food Ingredients?

We want to do what’s right for our pets, and nutrition is one place where we, as pet owners, feel we have control. However, some of the decisions we make regarding pet food, though well meaning, may be based on what we think is right, not what actually is right. For example, comparing ingredients of two different brands…

September 26 2016

Just Right by Purina is Made for YOUR Dog

Just Right is a new brand from Purina, which dog owners help to create. This is individually prepared dog food, personalized for your dog based on breed, age, activity level, weight and also the pet owners’ individual preferences. LISTEN, as Dr. Kurt Venator explains this innovative concept on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Also, Just…

May 3 2014

Dog Food Logic, Linda Case on WGN Radio

Pet food isn’t especially logical – and nutritionist Linda Case, author of “Dog Food Log: Making Smart Decisions for Your Dog in an Age of Too Many Choices,” attempts to makes sense of it all Sunday (May 4) on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio, at 6:35 AM CDT, listen HERE or 720AM. Linda’s…

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