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September 20 2020

Pet Nation: The Love Affair That Changed America

Certainly we love our pets as we never have before, and they are mostly treated as such. Listen HERE to Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN radio, as I chat with Mark Cushing.  founding partner and CEO of the Animal Policy Group authored, Pet Nation: The Love Affair That Changed America.  This is a stimulating conversation, ranging from…

September 20 2020

Pasco County, Florida Added to the List of Counties Banning Pet Store Sales

Retail sales of cats and dogs is now prohibited in Pasco County, FL after the Board of County Commissioners voted 5-0 to ban the practice. Pasco County, in West Central Florida, includes Dade City, Dade City North New Port Richey, North, Port Richey, Odessa, Pasco, Trinity and Wesley Chapel. Passing the ordinance, which was proposed…

September 14 2020

It’s True Love: Cats and Dogs DO Get Along

Of course, they don’t usually fight like cats and dogs: So, if this doesn’t plaster a smile on your face…. This is the content I need today. pic.twitter.com/sZVhiFVdSL — Derek Johnson (@derekjGZ) September 12, 2020

September 1 2020

Becker Family on the Pandemic and Pets

Dr. Marty Becker, creator of Fear Free and Mikkel Becker, who is a dog trainer talk on Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio (2 parts) about what’s happening right now at this unique time for all of us, including our pets. Both Beckers with veterinary behaviorists Dr. Lisa Radosta and Dr. Wailani Sung co-authored From…

September 1 2020

Adoptions Up, Veterinary Visits Down

Pet adoptions and fostering have hit an all-time high.  Want to get a handle on what’s happening, check with Google. That’s what Lombardo Homes did, and found by checking searches that Oakland, CA leads the way with a 55 percent increase in adoption-related search terms, Dogs ranked better than cats as just over half searched…

August 30 2020

Pet Emergency Preparedness; Lepto on the Loose; Grey Muzzle Helps Senior Dogs; Dr. Fauci Talking to Vets

Listen HERE to my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, as I am honored to speak to the new President of the American Veterinary Medical Association Dr. Doug Kratt about pet emergency preparedness. From the derecho storm that blew through Chicago with tornados to hurricanes to wildfires to even a neighborhood gas leak,…

August 28 2020

Dr. Justine Lee on Post Pandemic Separation Anxiety

Dr. Justine Lee,  a critical care specialist, co-founder of VetGirl (source of CE for veterinary professionals) and pet expert at Pumpkin pet insurance. On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show we talk about how to help the pets adjust post quarantine, once kids go back to school in person and mom and dad…

August 24 2020

Petland Manager Guilty of Animal Cruelty

The former Fairfax Petland manager Kareem Koshok accused of animal abuse pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and three charges of failure to provide adequate care on August 20. Over 350 cities and several counties as well as California, Maine and Maryland have bans on sales of dogs and cats at pet stores, and many have…

August 17 2020

Making Peace Among Cats and Dogs

Do they really fight like cats and dogs? I suggest that behavior problems regarding cats and dogs might often be prevented and also described what to do about it. In part, it’s all about a philosophy regarding what cats need. Historically, many of my colleague’s have looked at these issues from the canine perspective rather…

August 14 2020

Dealing with Thunderstorm Anxiety in Dogs

Some people think dogs with thunderstorm anxiety will figure out over time that the storm won’t to them any harm. That hardly ever happens. In fact, often, without intervention, the fear can worsen. I argue it may be inhumane to merely let even mildly anxious dogs deal with storms without any effort to diminish that…

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