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Keeping Pets Safe Over Christmas

Let’s keep pets safe and out of the animal ER over Christmas. From the American Animal Hospital Association, I speak on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with senior veterinary officer Dr. Heather Loenser. I start with hazards regarding Christmas trees, and first on that list is tinsel. She says categorically “Don’t buy…

12 Pet Safety Tips of Christmas

12 safety tips to ensure pet safety and a safe howliday 12) Candles Burn Bright: Curiosity can kill a cat or a puppy. If a candle is knocked over, a house fire can start. A pet can get singed brushing against a candle. Scented candles can be life-threatening to birds due their sensitive respiratory systems.…

Minimizing Holiday Anxiety in Pets

Some pets are like the Grinch; they just don’t appreciate the Christmas spirit. Everything in their lives can be upside down at this time of year. The family is busily trying to attend to last minute shopping, and frazzled attempting to keep up with the kids’ Christmas parties. Meanwhile, you’re running to catch sales at…

Victoria Stilwell Saves South Korean Dogs from a Meat Market

Victoria Stilwell from Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog, and the author of many books including – most recently – The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Puppy: How to Train and Care for Your New Dog discusses with candor her recent trip with Humane Society International (HSI) to a South Korean dog meat farm. The…

Rocky Wirtz of Blackhawks; Sean Lewis of WGN-TV and Using CBD on WGN Radio

Filling in on WGN radio, listen HERE as I explain   PACT Act — which stands for Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture. Here are six points of interest regarding the PACT Act. I have the Christmas/Hanukkah gift for the person who everything, a gin made with elephant dung. I offer odd ideas to “festivize” your home,…

NFL Commissioner Doesn’t Care How Fans Feel About Michael Vick

I’ve made it abundantly clear that Michael Vick should be the captain of nothing. The National Football League decided that the now retired quarterback should be honored as an honorary captain at the upcoming Pro Bowl game. No way, I say – forgive him if you can – I cannot as he personally physically harmed…

Pet Resolutions from the AVMA

On Steve Dale Pet’s World from WGN radio, listen HERE to Dr. Doug Kratt, president elect American Veterinary Medical Association offers pet resolutions for 2020. Included among pet resolutions is taking our dogs for more walks, it’s good for them and good for us. And we share feelings from one end of the leash to the…

Refuting Story: Michael Vick Deserves Our Forgiveness

Several Facebook friends and “fans” have suggested that I reply to Chicago Tribune writer Steve Chapman’s story, Michael Vick deserves our forgiveness. He begins the piece noting Vick’s personal involvement in the strangling and beating of dogs, and drowning them. Chapman (and others in social media) seem to suggest that losing millions in endorsements and…

Questioning Ethics of Declaw, Not to Mention Deleterious Impact on Behavior

Dr. Robin Downing is Boarded animal rehabilitation, and is a renown expert on pain/pain management of companion animals. She and I are speaking together about declaw in cats at the FETCH veterinary conference on Friday December 13 in San Diego, CA. Downing can look at videos of cats and identify lameness that is so subtle…

Suggesting Michael Vick Deserves Pro Bowl Status

Following a viral post I authored supporting the notion at former NFL quarterback and convicted felon Michael Vick doesn’t merit being the ceremonial National Football League Pro Bowl Captain, I did receive some push back. Being that my social media is followed and liked greatly by animal lovers, it’s no surprise that overwhelmingly most people…

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