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Heart Disease in Cats, and Feline Infectious Peritonitis Vaccine

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Feline heart disease (HCM) and a fatal illness called feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) are two of the most devastating diseases in cats. Either diagnosis can spiral a cat owner into a serious funk, as the outcome may not be good. Both were featured topics at the 36th Annual Winn Feline Foundation…

Cat Questions Answered at Winn Feline Symposium

NEW ORLEANS, LA. — These cat questions were answered by Winn Feline Foundation board members attending the 36th Annual Winn Feline Foundation Symposium here on June 26. The foundation is a non-profit that supports funding for cat health studies. Much of what veterinarians know today about feline health, from understanding a myriad of feline diseases…

Cat Health Studies Revealed: Winn Feline Foundation Symposium

The Winn Feline Foundation has been providing continuing education on cutting edge feline health issues to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, cat fanciers and cat lovers for 36 years in their annual symposium. This year’s is June 26 in New Orleans, from 4 to 6 p.m.and there are still a pawful of spaces remaining if you want…

Ugly Cat Dies of HCM

The 12-year-old cat named Ugly Bat Boy was a fixture at Exeter Veterinary Hospital, where he would spend most of his time on a warm computer. He was bald over most of his body except for flowing fur on its chest. Ugly Bat Boy was discovered to have a heart condition last year, and veterinarian…

Sniffing Dog Pee; Cat Heart Disease; Biting Kitty; lst Dog Book: Reader Questions Answered

Q: I must thank you for your informative radio show and your Facebook page. You mentioned once on the radio the information dogs gather from smelling pee. I’m wondering what that is! — J.N., via Cyberspace A: No one knows for sure what dogs can learn by sniffing one another’s urine because none of us…

Heart Disease in Cats: Far Too Common

Heart disease is a common cause of death in cats, and might be the most common explanation of death in  indoor  cats ranging from about three years old or so to eight or nine years (before cancers and other diseases associated with old age begin to happen). By far, a specific type of heat disease…

Steve Dale's Pet Radio Show Returns

I am back on WGN Radio with my own show. Listen here as I made the official announcement with Bill Leff. I never really left WGN, at least not for very long. A few years ago, the station made some changes, that’s no secret. I was one of them….I went to another radio station down the street…

Pet Owners Talk To Me

Once again, here are some of your comments on recent columns, even comments relating to issues I’ve discussed on my national radio Steve Dale’s Pet World. Thanks for listening, and for writing. I enjoy hearing from you! COMMENT: In love with a cat? In love, really? I’d like to tell that person to marry the…

Steve Dale's Partner Ricky Featured on Paul Harvey: Stories Touch the Heart

Paul Harvey, legendary radio broadcaster, was featured on a touching Super Bowl spot about farmers. Harvey, who passed away in 2009, featured me twice on his the Rest of the Story rad io broadcast  Each time, I had no idea in advance that ‘the Paul Harvey treatment’ was coming. When Harvey told a story, it was…

Pet Sitters, Dog Walkers and Heart Disease in Pets: WGN Radio Petcast

From pet sitters and dog walkers, to heart disease in dogs and cats – listen HERE to this WGN Radio Petcast. Pet sitters  and dog walkers are great options. But how do you find one? Who do you choose? I talk with Lauren Pietrocarlo of  Dogs Deserve It. We talk about the various options about what…

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