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May 25 2020

Latest on Pets and COVID-19; Raising Money to Learn About Heart Disease in Cats on WGN Radio

Dr. Dana Varble, chief veterinary officer of North American Veterinary Community, has been updating her colleagues regarding COVID-19 and pets, on Steve Dale’s Pet World HERE on WGN radio she updates all of you. She answers the big questions: Do pets get COVID-19? Can they give COVID-19 to one another? Can they give COVID-19 to us?…

May 23 2020

Moving with Pets: Tips and Tricks

Guest post: Operating Oz Moving & Storage New York, for 25 years, we know from firsthand experience that most households include pets. In fact, a 2019-2020 National Pet Survey showed that 85 million in the US have at least one pet. If you’re one of those pet owners and are about to tackle a move,…

May 22 2020

Chicago Moves to Really Ban Sales of Dogs/Cats/Rabbits at Pet Stores for Good Reason

Chicago banned the sales of dogs, cats and rabbis at pet stores back in 2014. Chicago’s not alone, today . over 350 communities around the nation as well as several counties and even entire states have banned sales of dogs and cats (and often rabbits) at pet stores. This is because responsible breeders never sell…

May 21 2020

Dog Walkers, Pet Sitters and COVID-19

Q: I am a dog walker/pet sitter/private good manners trainer. When people go back to work…is it safe to go into client’s homes to take care of their pets while they are at work. Do I need to require the owners to do anything to keep me safe?  L. K., Chicago, IL. A: That’s a great…

May 19 2020

Dog Has Poor Aim, Piddling on Himself

Q: My dog doesn’t lift his leg to urinate. This is a problem because he piddles on his own front legs. His beautiful cream-colored coat is turning yellow. Getting this 50-lb. dog into a bathtub everyday is getting old. The vet says everything is okay, and my dog may catch on, eventually. I can’t wait…

May 18 2020

Dr. Robin Downing: Human Animal Bond Association Conversation

Courage, Integrity, Curiosity, Brilliance – all words I use to describe the woman I get to introduce A LOT, Dr. Robin Downing. And I will get that privilege again on Thursday, May 21 at 8:30 ET,7:30 CT,6:30 MT as I interview Dr. Robin Downing, with my co-presenter Dr. Liz Bales. This talk is sponsored by…

May 18 2020

Worrying About Pets and COVID-19: The Real Shelter Issues

When I report about cats or dogs being testing positive for COVID-19, I receive hate mail or postings in social media indicating I am scaring people and encouraging them to give up their animals. And now, here I go again, reporting on a dog in the Netherlands  infected with the novel coronavirus, and that dog…

May 18 2020

Fear Free and Healing Power of Pets with Dr. Marty Becker

I really believe that at this point in time Dr. Marty Becker is the most influential veterinarian on the  planet, and Dr. Liz Bales and myself talk to him about the healing power of pets, and ALL about Fear Free. Right now, at this time, we’re seeing the healing power of pets in action. That…

May 10 2020

The Pandemic Could Have Been Avoided: Blame Wet Markets

I am saddened by the division happening in America. Historically, after national (or international) tragedies, our leadership and our collected patriotism typically brings us together, as political affiliation in these times becomes irrelevant. To be sure, there’s been some of that. However, there are millions of Americans who actually believe the novel corona virus is…

May 10 2020

AVMF Provides Grants for Veterinary Technicians/Nurses

Wow – since published the AVMF fund has been depleted….but efforts are ongoing to increase funding to support additional technicians/nurses. It’s amazing that funds were depleted in, I believe, less than 24-hours. This demonstrates real need. If you are able to contribute, learn more at the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. So many heroes, obviously first…

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