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AVMA Excellence in Media Award: Honor of my Life

(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) January 19, 2020—The American Veterinary Medical Association has announced that Steve Dale is the winner of the inaugural AVMA Excellence in Media Award, which will be presented this August at AVMA Convention 2020 in San Diego. This new award was established by the AVMA to honor the achievements of an individual who has…

Bengal Cats with Issues and Why Vick Should Not be Pro Bowl Captain on WGN Radio

On my WGN radio Steve Dale’s Pet World  radio show, listen HERE to Dr. Drew Weigner, president of the Winn Feline Foundation, chime to help answer a listener question about about two kitties, one of which has the calici virus. While this can be a serious illness, in the vast majority of instances it’s like any…

Drew Lynch on Retractable Leashes

Retractable leashes are downright dangerous. Here’s what I hope is well thought-out story which explains why I believe dogs would be better off if retractable leashes were literally banned. Stand-up comic Drew Lynch does a far better job of getting the point across. Between the laughs I can sense that Lynch understands dogs, and no…

Dog Eats Christmas Decorations with Ribbons and Almost Dies

This is why I write and talk about safety tips at Christmas. InBournemouth in the UK, a 7-year old Labrador named Marley ate 34 gingerbread Christmas tree decorations with ribbons and has undergone three hours of life-saving surgery, according to BBC News. Owner Rachael Bulmer said she rushed Marley to a veterinary hospital after he…

Merry Christmas to Me: Decoding Your Cat Arrives!

It’s the best Christmas gift ever; my advance copy of Decoding Your Cat, authored by members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists just arrived. You can order your advance copy too! I suppose I do take credit for this all beginning. The concept for this collaborative book idea was hatched at the Western Veterinary…

Good News Purrsuing FIP Symposium; Pets Night Before Christmas, WGN Radio

No doubt the biggest news in the cat world of 2019. If you missed by WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show; listen HERE to my conversation with Dr. Glenn Olah, past president of the Winn Feline Foundation about the FIP Symposium, Purrsuing FIP and Winning at the University of California, Davis and the…

Reindeer Veterinarian from the AVMA

Who knew? There’s an official veterinarian at the North Pole, Dr. John Howe, who doubles as the President of the American Veterinary Medical Association. And who knew Santa’s reindeer required paperwork to indicate they’re in good health and can cross international borders.

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.…

AAHA Lifestage Guidelines

Dr. Heather Loenser, senior veterinary officer at the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) discusses the new AAHA Canine Lifestage Guidelines (which is free!) AAHA reviewers who compiled the Guidelines agreed that there are unique lifestages for dogs. Of course, it all begins with puppies (birth until the dog is done growing rapidly), then young adult…

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