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March 27 2020

PetAirapy Offers Free Mobile Sanitizing Units to First Responders in Chicago Area

I can’t say I had any idea my conversation on WGN Radio with Annette Uda, president and founder of PetAirapy would soon be so relevant. Uda taught me about how an ultraviolet germicidal system can clobber  viruses – including the corona virus – as well as bacteria and mold. It turns out that PetAirapy’s ultraviolet sanitizing…

March 26 2020

New Info on a COVID-19 Positively Tested Dog in Hong Kong

The release below today is from the Government of Hong Kong Administrative region on March 26 with additional science that while it’s possible for dogs to carry the COVID-19 virus and be infected, even in one case developing an immune response, they don’t become ill or infectious to people or for that matter other pets.…

March 24 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Bales and Steve Dale Discuss How Cats May Save Us All; COVID-19 and Pets

Have feline scientists discovered the cure for COVID-19?  Here’s what Dr. Elizabeth Bales and Steve Dale have to say about COVID-19 and cats. Maybe! Who knows…. COVID-19 in people and FIP in cats have common traits that might help us treat both diseases. Cat lovers, veterinarians, scientists and now for everyone in the world concerned…

March 23 2020

Now is the Time to Foster a Pet, or Adopt a Dog or a Cat

Cities all over the country are seeking those willing to foster a pet, and hoping for increased adoptions. Where I live, in Chicago, people are stepping up. And the same is occurring in many cities. If you can’t adopt, then foster a pet ! Each one of the following rescues has foster applications on their…

March 19 2020

Second Dog Identified with COVID-19 in Hong Kong

Below is a press release from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region  Yes a second dog in Hong Kong (following the 17 year old Pomeranian who has passed away of unknown causes) has tested positive for the novel corona virus, COVID-19.  Please understand that the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and…

March 17 2020

Drew Lynch on COVID-19 and His Service Dog

Comedian Drew Lynch has a service dog named Stella. How can you walk a bridge between telling the truth and being funny? Lynch successfully does just that. (Note, while I think he’s funny and the over-riding message is on target, not all Lynch says is accurate. For example, COVID-19 is not a strain of flu.…

March 16 2020

Valuable Real Information about Hand Sanitizers and Pets

Q: I read online that a hand sanitizer – which so many of us are now using –  is like antifreeze and will kill pets.  J.B., New York City, NY As for hand sanitizers, here’s the scoop, according to Dr. Ahna Brutlag, director veterinary services & Senior Veterinary Toxicologist at Pet Poison Helpline & Safety…

March 16 2020

Pets and COVID-19: Most Frequently Asked Questions

People continue to ask and I am repeating the info as not everyone sees everything posted. Dr. Gail Golab of  the American Veterinary Medical Association in conjunction with the CDC answer your most common questions regarding pets and COVID-19 On my Steve Dale’s Pet World Listen HERE as Dr. Gail Golab, Chief Veterinary Officer, Scientific Affairs and Public…

March 16 2020

Wee Bit of Fun: Irish Dog Breeds

For the island nation that’s just under 33,000 square miles, Ireland has more than their wee bit of Irish dogs. Just to compare, Ireland is slightly smaller than the state of Maine. Here’s a rundown of the dog breeds that originated in Ireland. Glenn of Imaal Terrier Hailing from the County Wicklow in Ireland, the Glenn…

March 15 2020

Can COVID-19 Be Transmitted by Touching Dogs

Many have asked me the following question regarding the possibility of a friend or stranger with the COVID-19 novel corona virus petting your dog and then the fear is that the virus can live on the dog and when you pet your dog, the virus is transmitted to you. Or among cats, that the cat…

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