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March 4 2013

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…

February 4 2013

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…

December 11 2012

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…

November 2 2012

Pet Predicts Hurricane Sandy; Seizure in Dog; Cat and Brain Damage; Where Cat Sleeps

Q: During Hurricane Sandy, our Labrador-mix acted agitated, crying at times, too. It was really our dog who convinced us to evacuate, which turned out to be a wise decision because our street and a small part of our home flooded. What did our dog know? Was the dog warning us? — V.D., Rehoboth Beach,…

April 30 2012

Pet Behavior Books May Save Lives, "Good Cat!" "Good Dog!"

If you have an ebook reader – and if you have a dog and/or a cat, continue reading…. The number one cause of death in dogs and cats isn’t cancer, or heart disease….it’s poor behavior. When the pet isn’t acting up to our expectations, the human animal bond may crash overnight, or disintegrate over time.…

April 4 2012

Winn Feline Foundation Awards $174,018 In Feline Health Grants

Hillsborough, NJ: The Winn Feline Foundation has announced the award of ten feline medical research grants. Winn President Vicki Thayer, DVM, commented, “We are excited about the proposals that have received funding. Our team of expert veterinary consultants helped the Foundation select ten projects for funding for a total of $174,018. The Foundation looks forward…

October 22 2011

Cats with a Legacy, Including One Cat Who Left Millions to Vet School

Funny, yesterday I bumped into the one time publisher of Dog World magazine. His first questions, “How’s Ricky?” I didn’t have time to explain that Ricky passed back in 2002 of feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Ricky was a pretty famous cat at that time…appearing on Animal Planet, National Geographic and in all, dozens of TV…

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