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November 7 2012

Reader Questions: Elderly Cat with Accidents; Arsenic Laced Brown Rice in Pet's Food; Retained Puppy Teeth; Coughing Cat

Q: I adopted a cat from the streets 19 years ago; she was about a year old at the time. She used the litter box for years, but recently stopped. I haven’t changed the brand of litter. At the moment, she uses newspapers placed next to the box. What’s going on? — T.M., Caracas, Venezuela…

November 6 2012

Highlights of Tree House Humane's Most Successful Black Cat Ball Ever

The Black Cat Ball to benefit the Tree House Humane Society was October 18 at Nacional 27. This was the most successful Black Cat Ball, ever! The room filled with fun, food and margarita! Catnip helped too. Special speaker was Jackson Galaxy, Galaxy, host of “My Cat From Hell” on Animal Planet and author of  “Cat Daddy: What the World’s…

November 6 2012

Debbie Jacobs, Living with & Training A Fearful Dog

Dogs who are agressive are actually most afraid. From Steve Dale’s Pet World, listen HERE to my conversation with certified dog behavior consultant Debbie Jacobs, author of “A Guide to Living with & Training  A Fearful Dog.” Her secret to dealing with fearful dogs has a lot to do with broccoli. Only she can explain –…

November 4 2012

Reader Questions: Dog Attacks Mail; Shih Tzus Should be Called Shit (eating) Tzus?

Q: I have the happiest and most pleasant dog on the planet — except when the mail carrier drops mail into our slot. Sadie growls and attacks the mail, then barks and growls until the carrier walks away. If I’m not home, mail is sometimes ripped apart. Try explaining to the gas company, “my dog…

October 29 2012

A Howl of a Good Time, Judging a Costume Contest for Dogs

A Howl of a Good Time is an annual pet costume contest sponsored by Barker & Meowsky: A Paw Firm. Miss Meowsky herself awarded the first, second and third place prize. And what a prestigious group of judges which I was honored to be a part of: Aldermen Michele Smith and Scott Waguespack, and the bagel…

October 26 2012

Bill Leff WGN Podcast: Obama and Service Dogs; Pets on Halloween; Fixing Werewolves and More

I talk about a wide variety of topics with Bill Leff of WGN Radio. LISTEN HERE Bill Leff  was a problem for me….I couldn’t stop laughing….Always enjoy appearing on Bill’s show – but my stomach hurt by the time this guest shot was over. I seriously did speak about the VA’s sudden suspension of support of service…

October 24 2012

Nailing Cesar Millan With Tough, Truthful, Appropriate Questions – It's About Time

Cesar Millan finally gets his….I was certain I may have been the only TV/radio personality to directly confront Millan on-air. I don’t know UK TV host Alan Titchmarsh, but I most certainly celebrate his direct approach. He’s asked the right questions. It’s the American Humane Association who negotiated at the time with the National Geographic…

October 22 2012

Dogs Still Dying of Chinese Made Jerky Treats, Enough is Enough

Dogs are dying of chicken jerky treats from China. . . and they don’t need to be dying just because they’ve eaten a dog treat.  For at least well over a year, something’s been going with these Chinese made treats. Reportedly upwards of 400 dogs dead, likely twice as many or far more sickened. While…

October 20 2012

R. K. Anderson, No One Stood as Tall in Veterinary Medicine

Few pet owners will recognize the name Dr. R.K. Anderson. Yet, your pet has benefited from his advocacy. A press release from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine called Anderson, who passed away October 19 at age 90, a “gentle giant” in the world of veterinary medicine. Though, giant isn’t a large enough…

October 1 2012

WGN Radio Petcast: A Special Salute to Hero Dogs

Listen HERE (may take a moment to load) to this special Petcast is devoted to the heroes among us with four legs, celebrated on the upcoming Hero Dog Awards. The event airs on the Hallmark Channel, following a gala Hollywood event, on November 8 (7 p.m. CDT). President and CEO of the American Humane Association,…

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