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Fearful Pets? Now is the Time to Plan for July 4th

It’s not that dogs aren’t patriotic, but many dogs, and also some cats, are terrified of the loud and sudden bangs we call fireworks on July 4th. It’s actually adaptive to be hard-wired to be afraid of sudden loud sounds. We too may jump at such sounds, and we might also run the other way…

WSAVA Group: Shaping the Future: Wellness in the Veterinary Profession

Experts from around the world will discuss the implications of research undertaken by the WSAVA’s Professional Wellness Group (PWG) into veterinary wellness in a panel session during WSAVA World Congress. The discussion, called ‘Shaping the Future:  Wellness in the Veterinary Profession’, will take place on 17 July, following a presentation of the preliminary results of…

Acupuncture: Dr. Judy Morgan Says It May Help

Acupuncture is something we all have heard about – meaning we know the term. But what is it really? Dr. Judy Morgan explains, and says this form of medicine can help our pets. She’s my guest on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. I ask about the fact acupuncture involves needles, and how…

Importing Pets: Pitfalls Potentially, but A Life Saved is a Life Saved

Do you adopt or rescue a dog or cat from another country – import a pet? This has become a complex and increasingly a controversial question. Sadly, a part of the problem is simply a mind set by regarding American borders – and not wanting anything or anyone from Mexico, in particular, coming into the…

Anti Cruelty Accepts Rescued Animals from Oklahoma: IN Need of Foster Homes and Adopters

The Anti-Cruelty Society in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) took in well over 100 cats and dogs stranded by severe storms and flooding in Oklahoma. These animals were in the shelters prior to the storms arrival.  By relocated all the animals, their odds of speedier adoption in an urban area…

Fear Free: Freedom for Cats

story I wrote touting Fear Free which appeared on the Winn Feline Foundation website: Have you ever felt you are about to die?  I mean that literally, like you’ve been held up at gun point or held out a window by your suspenders 30 stories up? That’s how many cats feel when the carrier comes out.…

Red Rover and Purina Purple Leash Project

Red Rover is a non profit with a mission to preserve the human-animal bond by providing financial assistance, resources and support to low-income individuals and survivors of domestic violence and their pets, so families can escape together and stay together. And with Purina they are combining efforts with the Purple Leash Project.  The idea is…

Cat Alerts that Dog Trapped is in Trouble

A cat is being credited for rescuing a dog found trapped under a car hood. Like Lassie might have done, her cat led Clairessia Gamble the trapped stray dog, trapped in her car engine. It took some time to wiggle the pup free. The dog, named Pipi, is now seeking a forever home at the…

Pet Fire Safety Bill Discussed on WGN Radio

Appropriately fire protections are in place for children in day care facilities, but sadly not for dogs or cats in boarding facilities. I thought we NEED protections in place, a pet fire safety bill, and now there will be a law to support this in Illinois. I speak with Illinois State Senator Donald DeWitte (33rd district),…

Pet Fire Safety Law Passes

When over 30 dogs were killed in a fire in West Chicago at Bully Life Animal Services (formerly D and D Kennels),  2N442 County Farm Road on January 14, I thought this shouldn’t ever happen again. Indeed, this tragedy, and others like it – which do happen around the country – are often preventable. I thought…

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