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June 9 2020

Chicago Communities in Need Receive Help for Pets

The Anti-Cruelty Society will deliver dry cat and dog food to 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale’s Community Service Office to serve the Roseland and Pullman neighborhoods, as well as to Breakthrough Urban Ministries in East Garfield Park. The food delivery complements The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Friends Who Care Program that provides pet food for people in…

June 3 2020

Stay Present with Your Dog; Decoding Your Cat

Beginning Steve Dale’s Pet World with Dr. Heather Loenser, senior veterinary officer of the American Animal Hospital Association discusses those dogs who might do too much too fast when the weather warms HERE on WGN radio. Now, when it gets really hot out the dogs Dr. Loenser is most concerned about are the braceophallic dogs…

May 29 2020

Stress at the Vet: Working Together for Pet’s Sake

“The day I almost ended my life started like any other day,” says Dr. Kimberly Pope-Robinson in her book The Unspoken Life: Recognize Your Passion Embrace Imperfection and Stay Connected. Pope-Robinson came as close as you can to taking a fatal dose of Vicodin. She thought, ‘Do I do this? Do I take these pills…

May 28 2020

Banfield Survey on Pets and Life in Quarantine

Love this release from Banfield the Pet Hospital which demonstrates how vital the human animal bond is. I’ve been talking and writing about how many dogs may suffer separation anxiety when suddenly the house empties as the family enters its new normal life. I also suggest (as does this survey) that humans may suffer separation…

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 rabbits 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 to…

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…

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