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December 31 2011

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…

December 30 2011

Breed Specfic Ban, FIV Cats, Where to Get a Pet: WGN-TV News

Steve Sanders makes life easy…He’s a longtime news anchor at WGN-TV, and I always enjoy talking with him on set. In this segment, from the 11AM news on December 30, we spoke about the case of the service dog that was removed because he’s presumed a Pit Bull in a town where Pits aren’t allowed;…

December 29 2011

Cargill Recalls Dog Food for Elevated Aflatoxin Levels, Marksman and River Run

Potential elevated levels of aflatoxin is the explanation for another pet food recall (not mandated by the FDA or the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine). Cargill Animal Nutrition on Wednesday (December 29) said it was pulling two regional brands of its dry dog food – River Run and Marksman. Aflatoxins are produced by Aspergillus, a…

December 20 2011

Santa's Veterinarian Gives the Reindeer A-Okay to Fly

Are you worried about Santa’s reindeer? I was – I mean you never know about these things. So, I checked – and there’s very good news from the North Pole, here’s the  President of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

December 18 2011

Winn Feline Foundation Honors Beth Adelman

Prolific pet book editor Beth Adelman is the 2011 recipient of the Winn Feline Foundation Media Appreciation Award.  The Winn Feline Foundation Media award was created in 2005 to thank and honor journalists and editors who publicly support the mission of the Winn Feline Foundation to advance feline health studies, and to communicate facts about…

December 17 2011

Zip Found Another Way to Compete in Agility

Zip competed in three different agility disciplines (AKC, USDAA, and NADAC) and achieved the championship title of Master Agility Dog Champion (MACH) four times in AKC, the championship title of Agility Dog Champion (ADCH) in USDAA, and was very close to her championship title in NADAC. Most recently, at the International Cynosport World Games in…

December 15 2011

WGN Radio Petcast: Hail to the Chief; Animals and the Kids Who Love Them; Cat Calls; A Pet's Night Before Xmas

Listen HERE to this very special Howliday PETCAST (May take a few moments to load). It includes hat valuable soliloquy and dramatic reading of A Pet’s Night Before Christmas. Please have your tissue at the ready, you will tear up or plug up. I can hear it now – the music – “Hail to the…

December 12 2011

Dr. Robin Downing, Human Animal Bond Veterinarians

From my national radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World – LISTEN HERE – to this conversation with Dr. Robin Downing, president of the American Association of Human Animal Bond Veterinarians. Dr. Robin Downing is an amazing, passionate speaker….we talk bit about the human/animal bond – just a few minutes here – but if was up…

December 12 2011

Worlds Oldest Dog Dies

Pusuke, listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest-living dog, died in Japan on Monday, December 5, 2011. at 26 years old. In dog years – that’s either well over 120 – or equal to Larry King, depending on your definition. The dog’s owner, Yumiko Shinohara, said the male mixed breed…

December 10 2011

Good Dog Features Videos; You Can See How to Solve Dog Behavior Problems

Well over 100 questions from readers all country from my national Tribune Media Services syndicated column are in my new Ebook “Good Dog!” Many of the nations tops experts in animal behavior join me to answer questions. Some are common questions, ranging from what to do about aggressive dogs to problems house training to those…

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