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June 9 2010

Kong Wobbler: A New Kong Toy

Here’s a toy to feed your dog from, the new Kong Wobbler. I think, in general, all dogs should be fed all their meals from food dispensing toys.

June 8 2010

Join In the Salute to Dr. Sheldon Rubin

Chicago’s doesn’t have a veterinarian named James Heriot, but we did have Dr. Sheldon Rubin for 41 years caring for and treating pets, advocating for laws beneficial to pets and appearing in the media to disseminate information. Lake Shore Animal Shelter is honoring Dr. Rubin with a Bone Vivant thank you brunch, June 13 at…

June 8 2010

Wild Clips for Dogs

In China, it’s apparently a trend to have a dog – but that’s just not enough, it’s far better if it at least appears as if you have a pet tiger,  lion, panda, or some other wild animal. I personally hope this trend doesn’t come here – What do you think?

June 7 2010

Should College Students Have Pets?

According to a New York Times story about colleges extending welcome mats to pets  – including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, State University of New York at Canton and Stephens College – are encouraging first  year students to bring their pets from home. Experts suggest, the pets help ease the students into college life by…

June 6 2010

Photo Gallery of Stray Cat Strut

For five years the Stray Cat Strut, kicks off at the Tree House Humane Society Ashland Avenue location in Bucktown (1629 N. Ashland Avenue), ad over 100 or so cat lovers walk to the Tree House branch in Uptown (1212 W. Carmen Avenue, at Broadway) to raise dollars to help homeless cats. This year, I…

June 6 2010

The Granny Whisperer

You’ve heard of the Dog Whisperer, here’s the Granny Whisperer (thanks to Dr. Karen Overall for the link)

June 6 2010

Thank Dog For Our Best Friends

I’ve long said – there is no relationship on the planet like dog/people….what one completely unrelated species will risk their own life to save the other? Of course, this goes both ways….dogs do it for us, and who (at least reading this) wouldn’t risk their life for a dog? I’ve also long suggested (at first…

June 5 2010

Diabetic Cats and Pets in Wedding Parties on Steve Dale's Pet World on 890-AM, WLS

What’s going on with diabetes and cats? Diabetes is occurring more than ever. Feline veterinarian Dr. Colleen Currigan on Steve Dale’s Pet World today (Saturday, June 5), 890-AM WLS at 2 p.m. cst. Dr. Colleen Currigan Feel free to phone in or text your questions. And you can listen online. -Can cats avoid diabetes? –…

June 4 2010

Strutting for Strays, As in Stray Cats

A Walk to help stray cats is called the Stray Cat Strut. Tree House Humane Society is very busy adopting out cats and kittens in need of forever homes, especially in the summer – all shelters are brimming with cats. The Masses Gather to Help Cats Tree House is also a leader at addressing the…

June 3 2010

Who Saves Who When You Adopt? Mary Ann Kennedy Is Right – the Pet Saves Us Too

Check out this little ditty, performed by Grammy Award winning country music composer and performer Mary Ann Kennedy. Listen to the lyrics “Who Saved Who.” Mary Ann is giving some proceeds to American Humane. “An open heart wants wants to be your home…unwanted un-needed, now there is love. Who saved who? To the world it…

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