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August 16 2010

Pit Bull Gives Birth in the Back Seat of a Police Car

A bitch gives police a something new to report….

August 15 2010

Highlights from the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Highlights of Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association,in Atlanta July 31-August 3, included several announcements: Dr. Larry Kornegay as the new AVMA President; Paws to Save Pets (Merials non profit foundation) and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation will Hill’s Pet Nutrition is donating pet food and $145,000 to veterinary clinics and shelters in the…

August 14 2010

Summer Safety for Dogs

In many places in America, this summer is a record steamer – and just as people can suffer with the heat, so can pets. From my TMS feature column, here’s a story I wrote with summer safety tips.            Spending summer with our families is what summertime is all about. However, non-human family members require special…

August 13 2010

Vets from Chicago Veterinary Specialty Center on Steve Dale's Pet World

These may not be the lyrics to Lake Shore Drive that you remember, but Skip Haynes of Aliotta, Haynes and Jeremiah recorded lyrics just for Dog Day on the Green, Skip Haynes There are pets I’d like to tell you about, they live in Chicago town…. Animals of all kinds, you can see them all…

August 12 2010

Heat Warnings Are For Pets Too

by guest columnist, Dr. Sheldon Rubin: Summer is a great time to enjoy our pets but it also requires common sense to avoid a tragedy.  •       Never leave your pet in an unattended car since temperatures can climb to more than 120 degrees in minutes. …. If you must run an errand, leave Fido or…

August 12 2010

Nashville Suggesting Pet Limit Laws Based on Size of the Yard

According to printed reports, around Nashville – in Davidson County, pet owners will have to do a head count. Other communities have set “pet limit laws” with totally random numbers, 3 dogs and 4 cats, or whatever it is. Police don’t go door to door counting pets, this is complaint driven…complaints about barking or inhumane…

August 10 2010

Hold Your Horses, It's Betty White! You Can See Her In Chicago and Hear Betty on my WLS Podcast

I love hosting the 890-AM WLS On Demand Radio shows….This On Demand show features two legends, both are proud to say they’re 88 1/2-years old, Betty White and Dr. R.K. Anderson.  Listen by clicking here Meet Betty White, and support animal therapy Let’s begin with Betty White. This animal advocate and longtime friend is coming…

August 9 2010

Cat Book Author Is Best Seller in Korea

Beth Adelman is a cat behavior consultant, and I frequently interview her for my newspaper columns. She is an excellent copy editor. She is a columnist for the New York Post. And she is an author. Her hit book, “Every Cat’s Survival Guide to Living with a Neurotic Owner” sold rather well here … that’s…

August 9 2010

Fungal Disease Killing Bats: This is Bad For You, Bad For Your Pets

North America’s most common bat, the little brown myotis, may be all but extinct in the northeastern United States in 16 years, due to a rapidly-spreading fungal infection, according to a story in Live Science. The fungus, called the white-nosed syndrome grows on the exposed skin of bats as they hibernate. Little brown myotis bat…

August 9 2010

Separation Anxiety in Cats

Separation anxiety (probably separation distress may be a better terminology) is well documented in dogs, but in cats? Giving cats with separation distress something to do in your absence is a good idea After all cats aren’t supposed to need us, how can they suffer stress by our departures. Well, despite being more independent than…

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