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July 17 2011

Summer Safety for Your Pets

On July 4, Maya Webb, of Bettendorf, IA, went shopping at a Joliet, IL, furniture store. Unfortunately, leaving her two Pit Bulls in the car. It was “only” 81 degrees, and she was barely gone for two hours, but both dogs suffered heat stroke and died. Webb was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, a…

July 14 2011

The Value of Pet Hospice to be Discussed at AVMA Convention

Most people have been to a nursing home  – you’ve seen that expressionless person being wheeled down a hall. Aside from assorted physical maladies, that person has little – if any – cognition. Then you think to yourself, “I’d never want to live like that – it’s not living, not really.” Well, we have little…

July 13 2011

Check Out 2011 WINN Feline Foundation FIP Smyposium; Back In Time to 2002 FIP Winn Feline FIP Symposium

The Winn Feline Foundation held their 33rd Annual Symposium on June 23, and the subject was feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). Speaking at this event, rock star veterinarians and longtime FIP researchers, Dr. Al Legendre and Dr. Niels Pedersen.This Symposium is available (at no charge) for the public to hear – LISTEN HERE. The Winn Feline…

July 13 2011

Ancient Tortoise Passes Away

The world is mourning the death of a tortoise. You can’t say Methuselah didn’t live a long and happy life. The Galapagos Tortoise was 130-years old. If he had been getting social tortoise security, it means he would have been receiving payments for 65 years. Payments for a tortoise might be raw carrots or watermelon.…

July 10 2011

Listen to Winn Feline Foundation Symposium on FIP

Listen HERE to Winn Feline Foundation Symposium on FIP On June 23, the The Winn Feline Foundation brought to legends in veterinary medicine together for the 33ed Annual Winn Feline Foundation Symposium, held in Reston, VA. Now, you can LISTEN IN to both Dr. Al Legendre, of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine,…

July 6 2011

This Blog Post: Number 1,000

For about 18 months I’ve been the author of this blog – and I hope you join in celebrating my 1,000th post! Perhaps, I have set a pet blogger record. If so, I hope for the Tribune Company to present me with a silver scooper. When the Tribune launched ChicagoNow, I noted there was a…

July 6 2011

WGN Radio Petcast: An Hour with Dr. Ian Dunbar and Kelly Gorman Dunbar

Click Here for this WGN RADIO PETCAST with the First Family of dog training, (may take a moment to load) – with Dr. Ian Dunbar and Kelly Gorman Dunbar are in studio for an entire Podcast. Among the many topics in this very special broadcast – and might be the most important hour I’ve spent…

July 4 2011

Dogs Can Die in Hot Cars: These Two Died

Once again Pit Bulls are victims – this time, the event could have happened to any dog of any breed. On July 4, Maya Webb, of Bettendorf, IA went shopping inside a furniture story in Joliet. IL. She left her two Pit Bulls in the car. When she returned, the dogs were found dead. They…

June 30 2011

Fireworks and the Fourth

Each year I read about a dogs who die needlessly as a result of fireworks. Desperately attempting to get away from the exploding sounds, the terrified dog chokes to death on a chain or rope or even jumps a fence (and gets hit by a car). I wrote a piece for about how to…

June 29 2011

Winn Feline Symposium Reveals Promise to Treat FIP

RESTON, VA. — Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) has been a diagnosis without hope. Until now. A new medication shows promise, and a cutting-edge genetic breakthrough may be near. Once clinical signs occurred, FIP had been considered fatal. This is heartbreaking because most instances of FIP occur in kittens — and as many as one to…

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