Articles: veterinary health

Intimate Conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall

I’ve interviewed thousands, but never anyone like Dr. Jane Goodall, who should receive the next Nobel Peace Prize. My hope is that you support this effort. Dr. Goodall, who just celebrated her 85th birthday on April 3, is in person a slight women, who talks softly. Still, make no mistake about her ability to speak…

Make Your Rabbit Chocolate

Rabbits are still sold at Easter and people still buy real bunnies. And, people still find out that they’re a commitment, just like a dog or a cat but they’re decidedly not dogs or cats. Rabbits can be very interactive, but on their own terms. Experts comment below on rabbits and children. It’s ironic that…

No Vaccines, Or Too Few Vaccines: A Threat for People and Pets

The World Health Organization (WHO) listed “vaccine hesitancy” — defined as the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate, despite the availability of vaccines — among the top 10 health threats of 2019. Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective ways to avoid disease, preventing two to three million deaths annually, according to the organization. An additional 1.5…

New Brunswick Veterinarians Ban Declaw

In Canada veterinarians are proactively banning declaw, the latest province to do this is New Brunswick. Nova Scotia was the first province to ban the practice in 2017. It’s also now illegal to declaw in Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland/Labrador and British Columbia. Nationwide Canadian veterinarians, province by province, are taking matters into their hands. What’s…

Leptospirosis: Protect Your Pets and Family on WGN Radio

Listen HERE as I begin this Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN radio show, mostly focused on leptospirosis. However, I begin the show talking about Illinois House Bill 3390 which supports protecting dogs from kennel and boarding facility fires. According to the proposal there will have to be smoke detectors ringing directly to fire departments or…

Laura Monaco Torelli on Puppy Training and Clicker Training

Laura Monaco Torelli is a queen of the clicker, and speaks around the world about dog training and puppy training. Here, she speaks on my show, Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio. Laura describes what you do first – the first thing you do regarding puppy training. Laura discusses some pro’s and con’s of…

Netherlands to Ban Use of Shock Collars

The Netherlands will ban the use of shock collars or electronic collars (e-collars) on dogs from, strongly supported by Minister Carola Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality announced, according to a RTL Nieuws and the Telegraaf report.  The collar ban applies to individual dog owners as well as qualified dog trainers. Those who still…

National Respect Your Cat Day

How could I miss it? National Respect Your Cat Day should be a national holiday. I’m the guy who for years has been calling cats the Rodney Dangerfield of pets, as historically cats are given up to shelters more often than dogs or sometimes just tossed outside. Likely cats are more often victims of animal…

Passing of former AVMA and WVA Association President

Veterinary medicine lost a dedicated leader. The last time I saw her she had recently been named President of the World Veterinary Association . We spoke off-camera about the lackluster response of public officials in Puerto Rico following hurricane Maria and about one health, as you’ll see in the video below. Dr. Carlson was always…

Veterinary Eye Drops Recall

Stokes Healthcare Inc. is voluntarily recalling 1 lot of 81 units of Pilocarpine 0.1% Ophthalmic Solution, to the consumer and veterinarian office levels, according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine. The ophthalmic solution has been found to contain a higher level of the preservative benzalkonium chloride than is typical. Risk Statement: Use…

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