Articles: rabbits

January 11 2021

Check it Out: 2 Free Pet Webinars in One Day

Details on two free webinars: We’re home, then we’re not and then we are and now we’re not. Is this confusing to some dogs? Darn straight it is. Also dogs rehomed several times are more susceptible to separation anxiety, and some studies indicate shelter/rescue dogs in general are more prone to separation anxiety. How can…

December 6 2020

Choosing the Right Kind of Pet and Where Do You Get That Pet From?

If there’s a time of year to talk about what type of pet to get, and where you get that pet from – this is it.  The kids say, “I want a pet for Christmas (or Hanukkah).” Listen HERE to Dr.Dana Varble, chief veterinary officer at the North American Veterinary Community offer advice on my…

June 23 2020

Signs of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease, which is considered fatal, is spreading in parts of the U.S. among wild rabbit species, and can also impact domestic rabbits. Though some individual rabbits, particularly those who are very young, may live, unfortunately most die. There is no treatment. In this post, I describe the disease and offer guidelines from the…

June 22 2020

Dangerous Rabbit Virus Killing Pet and Wild Rabbits

Following the novel corona virus which cause COVID-19, and then killer hornets, there’s now a fatal illness affecting rabbits, Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease. Unlike some rabbit illnesses, this one affects both domestic and wild species, and it’s heartbreaking. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in February 2020, animal health officials detected rabbit hemorrhagic…

April 9 2020

10 Rabbit Facts

Rabbits are still sold at Easter and people still buy real bunnies. And that decision is almost always the wrong one for the rabbit. For starters, while rabbits can be wonderful pets – they’re not what people think they are. Also, if you purchase a little bunny understand that rabbis ma Rabbits can be very…

October 14 2019

The Tortoise and the Hare or Rabbit on WGN Rado

On Chicago Marathon morning I thought about the story of the tortoise and the hare – so we spoke about tortoises and hares (rabbits) HERE on WGN Radio Steve Dale Dale’s Pet World.  My guest, Dr. Byron De la Navarre, past President of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians and is considered a world expert…

July 18 2019

American Veterinary Medical Association: Choosing the Right Pet for You

Dr. Kendall Houlihan, assistant director of animal welfare of the American Veterinary Medical Association chats on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about how to choose the right pet for you.  We talk about it all, from Guinea pigs to cats and dogs. And do your homework. People get rabbits when little kids…

July 8 2019

Communities and Counties Continue to Ban Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores

If you haven’t been keeping score, Buffalo Grove, IL (a large Chicago suburb) and Indian River County in Florida are among the most recent jurisdictions to unanimously ban sales of dogs and cats at local pet stores. In both cases, backers of the ordinances simply pointed out the truth: Dogs and cats sold at pet…

April 14 2019

Make Your Rabbit Chocolate

Rabbits are still sold at Easter and people still buy real bunnies. And, people still find out that they’re a commitment, just like a dog or a cat but they’re decidedly not dogs or cats. Rabbits can be very interactive, but on their own terms. Experts comment below on rabbits and children. It’s ironic that…
Cats get tick disease too

August 31 2018

Cats Do Get Tick Disease

Q: Can cats get tick disease? I heard that I have nothing to worry about. J.C., Murphysboro, TN Cats do get tick diseases, and two may be fatal. I’ve written at length about tick disease in dogs. There’s a new invasive tick species increasing their numbers. While some tick disease that affect people and dogs may…

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