Articles: veterinary health

January 26 2021

Gorillas in San Diego Recovering from COVID-19

It’s not news that non-human primates are prone to most of the same viruses we are, including those corona viruses which cause the common cold and now, we know, SARS (Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome) CoV-2 which causes COVID-19. The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) initially confirmed the positive results of…

January 24 2021

Save Da Hoomans Campaign; Love and Friendship with Dogs

Clinical trials is a term which now most of us know. But how do you partake in one? Listen HERE to my Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio conversation with Sara Serritella, director of Communications for the Institute of Translational Medicine,  lecturer at The University of Chicago and Director of the Save da Hoomans Campaign. This…

January 23 2021

Keeping Pets Safe in the Winter

Keeping pets safe in winter can be a challenge. Some dogs delight romping in the snow and appear as impervious to frigid temperatures as polar bears. Malamutes, Great Pyrenees, Huskies and many other large dogs seem friskier in weather that chills us to the bone. On the other paw, Toy Poodles and Chihuahuas and all…

January 19 2021

Rebranding Kennel Cough: Pair Up for Protection

You want to know what veterinarians and veterinary technicians and nurses are talking about? Bordetella or kennel cough is being rebranded. The same old multifactorial disease will now be known as canine infectious respiratory disease complex or CIRDC.  The disease is indeed characterized accurately with a cough, often times a deep and heavy cough. In…

January 18 2021

Keeping Pets Safe in the Cold; Going Batty

Keeping our pets safe in cold weather on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. For example, do dogs require a winter coat? If so, what types of dogs? Does the age of the dog matter? Does breed or mix matter? I talk with Dr. Susan Ferraro, past president of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association. Listen…

January 14 2021

How Can Animal Assisted Intervention Animals Go Back to Work?

Making Informed Decisions About Animal Assisted Interventions Re-Entry was a webinar hosted with myself, Gail Golab, PhD, DVM, MANZCVS, DACAW, Chief Veterinary Officer, Scientific Affairs and Public Policy at American Veterinary Medical Association and from Pet Partners, moderator Meghan Rothschild, and now available on YouTube. We discussed how to safely return animal assisted intervention (AAI)…

January 13 2021

Warning: Dog Food Recall, Sportmix from Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc.

At least 28 and perhaps up to 70 dogs have apparently succumbed as a result of Aflatoxin, produced by the mold  Aspergillus flavus, which can grow on corn and other grains used as ingredients in pet foods. Sportmix dog food brands are the names pet parents would recognize. One cat food and various brands of…

January 11 2021

Check it Out: 2 Free Pet Webinars in One Day

Details on two free webinars: We’re home, then we’re not and then we are and now we’re not. Is this confusing to some dogs? Darn straight it is. Also dogs rehomed several times are more susceptible to separation anxiety, and some studies indicate shelter/rescue dogs in general are more prone to separation anxiety. How can…

January 11 2021

Endangered Gorillas Diagnosed with COVID-19 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

According to a press release from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Members of the Gorilla Troop at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. On Wednesday, January 6, two of the gorillas began coughing. Given current circumstances, San Diego Zoo Global initiated the process of…

January 10 2021

Declaws to End at Cat Friendly Practices

What a great way to kick off the New Year! From my Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show on WGN, listen HERE as Dr. Kelly St. Denis, president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) discusses why AAFP now says Cat Friendly Practices can no longer maintain that certification if they practice declaw. Simply put, declaw…

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