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Gov, Quinn Supports Dogs & Police; Illinois is Most Humane State in America

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn   signed into law a bill l to mandate training so law enforcement can better understand canine signaling or what the intent of a dog may be; Listen HERE – as the Governor signed the bill LIVE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio. In part, what motivated the bill was…

Cinco de Meow for Felines & Canines

Cinco de Meow should be a national holiday, or is it? To support Felines & Canines, get all the fajitas (meat and veggie), chips and guacamole you can stuff into your mouth. There’s keylime pie too. Most importantly, margaritas. Or for people who are a tad lame, soda, all at Trader Todd’s, 3216 N. Sheffield…

Natura/Evo/California Natural/Innova/Healthwise, Pet Food Recalls

Natura Pet Products, owned by P & G,  is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed…

Ringworm on AVMA Podcast

Ringworms is confusing – after all, it’s not worms it’s a fungus . But who wants a fungal disease? Ringworm like people and our pets, and sometimes to go back and forth between us as discussed in this AVMA ringworm podcast by Dr. Sandy Merchant, a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and professor…

American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

“In this year of presidential politics and all the negative ads, what a breath of fresh air it is to celebrate valor, honor, duty and unconditional love,” says Robin Ganzert, president/CEO of the American Humane Association. The Hero Dog Awards, to be held in Hollywood, will air on the Hallmark Channel Thursday, Nov. 8. Finalists…

Donkey is Pretty in Pink

Talk about being tickled pink – Primrose ought to be. The young donkey, named Primrose, was born prematurely and the bones in her bowed legs had not fully developed fully, leaving her unable to stand or walk properly. However now, thanks to veterinarians in the U.K. in Bridgnorth, the 3-week-old foal is not such a…

Wild WGN Radio Petcast: A Gorilla Update with Ecotours

I make a slight detour in this WGN Radio PETCAST, going from dogs to gorillas (may take a moment to load). Those are mountain gorillas to be exact, Dr. Mike Cranfield veterinary director of the Gorilla Project University of California Davis Wildlife Health Center and Jed Chaddick, president of beat their chests for gorillas…

Reader Email: Labrador with Seizures; Cat with Butt in Air; A Favorite Cat; Is my Dog Happy?

Q: We rescued a 6-year-old Labrador we found in a parking lot at Wal-Mart. He’s a wonderful dog. Our only worry is Wallie’s seizures. He’s had two seizures in the past 10 months. He was on a heartworm and flea preventative, which we thought might be the cause, so we switched to another product. A…

Reports Continue, Treats from China May Make Pets Sick

Chicken jerky treats imported from China apparently continue to be a serious problem. News reports are over the Internet concerning chicken jerky treats from China are making pets sick in America. The FDA issued a release (see below for the release) in November, word really never get out in a big way and there was…

What Do Cats Really Want, It Takes a Psychic to Know

For all the thousands of years we’ve lived with cats, they remain mysterious. Perhaps that’s why so many cat owners wonder what their cats are really thinking. With Dr. Doolittle unavailable, Temptations Treats for Cats sought out famed animal communicatorSonya Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick was host of “The Pet Psychic,” which aired on Animal Planet 2002-2003, and…

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