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October 6 2011

WGN Radio Petcast: Driving on Lake Shore Drive and Crisis, Declining Veterinary Visits

Listen HERE to this Petcast (may take a moment to Load) Do you think you know Chicago? One test is if know what these words are all about….. There’s a road I’d like to tell you ’bout, lives in my hometown…. From iconic Chicago song, Lake Shore Drive by Aliotta, Haynes and Jerimiah….Skip Haynes may…

September 29 2011

Shared Risk Factors Of Cancer Between Cats and People

Increasingly and finally – dogs are being used as models to study human disease, since they occur naturally in dogs. Now,  a large-scale study on cat intestinal cancer at MU University College of Veterinary Medicine provides new insight to pet diseases and may indicate environmental factors causing cancer in humans, and our feline friends are…

September 28 2011

Love Has No Age Limit, Adopting Shelter Dogs Is a Good Idea

By Steve Dale Sometimes a bond with an animal just happens. Applied animal behaviorist Patricia McConnell quickly bonded with Cool Hand Luke. The border collie was about a year old when she brought him home. “It seems we had a special connection; I just felt that,” she recalls. It turns out she was right. Only…

September 23 2011

Pet Behavior Myths

I love this story at DVM 360, “!0 Life Threatening Behavior Myths,” by veterinary behaviorist Dr. Valerie Tynes. It’s a particularly well written read but an important one because animals really do lose their lives as a result of these myths. Behavior problems continue to be the leading cause of relinquishment and euthanasia of pets…

September 22 2011

Beware of the Dog Flu

By Steve Dale It’s that time of year. Flu shots are being offered again — for people and for dogs. It’s not unusual to see Dr. Andrea Dennis, of Bloomfield, CT, examining dogs in the veterinary clinic’s parking lot. If any are suspected of having the canine flu, that’s where the initial exam is conducted.…

September 21 2011

American Humane Associaton Hero Dog Award Winners

The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards will air on November 11 on the Hallmark Channel. Hero dogs will be honored for their amazing accomplishments in eight categories. Among those attending this red carpet gala, a sort of Golden Globes for pets – except that instead of the booze flowing freely, there is Cesar Canine…

September 21 2011

Banfield Celebrates the Power of Walking Your Dog

According to one recent study, the most bonding thing you can do with your dog is….take a walk! This year, THE POWER OF PETS™ by Mars Pet care is focused on spreading the word about the power of dog walking, a fun way for families to “paw-sitively” increase their physical activity levels while spending more…

September 21 2011

Cats In Pain: Take Action To Do What's Right

From Steve Dale’s Pet World, listen HERE to a quickie with feline veterinarian Dr. Margie Scherk, a renown veterinarian who  travels around the world talking about cats. Scherk notes that according to more than one recent study, the over-whelming percent of older cats have at least some arthritic changes. That means they are hurting. So,…

September 16 2011

Steve Dale: Tick Diseases in Dogs

Whoa! If you believe tick season is over – you are mistaken! Even in somewhat cooler places like Minnesota and Wisconsin, ticks are prevalent through October (unless there are multiple hard frosts), and for sure in Illinois, most of the midwest, lower southwest and for sure the norrtheast. Truth is ticks are found in all…

September 14 2011

WGN Radio Petcast: Psychic Stuff from Sonya Fitzpatrick on What Cats Really Think; Chicago Canine Rescue Mutt Strutt and Fleas

WGN Radio Petcast, Steve Dale’s Pet World, click HERE to listen (may take a few moments to load) Help Chicago Canine Rescue to build their future, as they raise funds in their 8th annual Mutt Strutt, October 8 in Wrigleyville, starting on Newport Ave. between Southport and Lakewood at noon. Several media types will be there,…

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