Articles: veterinary health

Iams ProActive Health Canned Cat and Kitten Food Recalled

Traveling to Anaheim for a veterinary conference, I couldn’t get to a computer on time to post when the Iams ProActive Health Canned Cat and Kitten Food recall announcement was released as news on June 9. Since, it made the news – at first, I didn’t think I needed to post. I decided to post…

Join In the Salute to Dr. Sheldon Rubin

Chicago’s doesn’t have a veterinarian named James Heriot, but we did have Dr. Sheldon Rubin for 41 years caring for and treating pets, advocating for laws beneficial to pets and appearing in the media to disseminate information. Lake Shore Animal Shelter is honoring Dr. Rubin with a Bone Vivant thank you brunch, June 13 at…

Thank Dog For Our Best Friends

I’ve long said – there is no relationship on the planet like dog/people….what one completely unrelated species will risk their own life to save the other? Of course, this goes both ways….dogs do it for us, and who (at least reading this) wouldn’t risk their life for a dog? I’ve also long suggested (at first…

Diabetic Cats and Pets in Wedding Parties on Steve Dale's Pet World on 890-AM, WLS

What’s going on with diabetes and cats? Diabetes is occurring more than ever. Feline veterinarian Dr. Colleen Currigan on Steve Dale’s Pet World today (Saturday, June 5), 890-AM WLS at 2 p.m. cst. Dr. Colleen Currigan Feel free to phone in or text your questions. And you can listen online. -Can cats avoid diabetes? –…

Remember Military Working Dogs on Memorial Day

Those who stand up for our nation in time of war, putting themselves in harm’s way, are heroes. We honor the men and women of the U.S. Military this Memorial Day. And there’s one more group that deserves recognition: the dogs of the U.S. military. “No one knows how many lives have been saved (by…

Steve Dale's Pet World Honors Military Working Dogs, and Cats Too

Exciting Steve Dale’s Pet World Saturday (May 29), 2 PM CST, AM 890-WLS. When John Burnam, author of “A Solider’s Best Friend” joined us last week to talk about military heroes with four-legs, we were inundated by calls and text messages This week, Ron Aiello of U.S. War Dogs joins us to talk about military…

Since Vick's Arrival, Dogfighting On the Rise in the City of Brotherly Love

Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Karen Overall is a New York Times blogger, and I credit her for this amazing blog post. Dr. Karen Overall Overall, who is at University of Pennsylvania Center for Neurobiology & Behavior in Philadelphia, explained that since quarterback Michael Vick joined the Philadelphia Eagles, reported cases of dogfigting have actually tripled. Hmm…thought…

American Humane Behavior and Training Advisory Committee

I’ve supported and promoted the Animal Behavior Research Institute website since its inception several years back as the best place for professionals to go to for pet behavior information. The site is free and also open to the public. So anyone can sneak in and watch superstars in the world of animal behavior instruct their…

Dogs Don't Mean to Be Mean, Their Brains Are Merely Misfiring

The control of different behaviors is a complex process that is influenced by both genetics and environmental factors, according to a story in Science Daily from May 25. A new study confirms what other researchers have shown – that there’s a correlation between aggression that the firing of those neurotransmitters in canine brains.  Here’s the…

Why Are Puppy Mills Allowed to Operate?

If puppy mills dogs are living in horrific conditions, conditions which are not anywhere nearly United States Department of Agriculture legal standards – how can these places operate? Federal investigators have uncovered grisly conditions at puppy mills where dogs were infested with ticks, living with gaping wounds and in pools of feces, according to a…

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