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June 14 2011

WGN Radio Petcast: Adopt A Cat Month

This WGN Radio Petcast celebrates cats and cat adoption. Listen HERE (may take several seconds to load) June is American Humane Association’s Adopt A Cat Month, a reason for celebration if you ask me, especially if we can really move the needle. Fact is, too many cats are dying in shelters. You can begin your…

June 14 2011

Best Dog Food May Not Cost An Arm and a Tail

In full disclosure, Pedigree told me that if in June I write a blog post mentioning their all-new formula, $1,000 will be donated to an animal shelter of my choice. I called them, and asked if I can have those dollars from dogs to help cats. They said “sure,” and the dollars will help the…

June 13 2011

Arsenic in our Chicken, How About Our Pets?

Arsenic in our chicken, it’s apparently true. I suspect the same for pet foods, but I don’t really know. The concern is that it generally takes far less of anything to impact our pets. According to an Associated Press story, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday (June 8) that some chicken meat may contain…

June 10 2011

Return of the Plague?

The bubonic plague is an illness dating back to the Middle Ages. As proof that diseases don’t just disappear – it seems the plague is back in several states including Oregon, where a case was confirmed Tuesday (June 7) in a cat in Prineville, OR. Rats and other rodents can carry the fleas which are…

June 9 2011

Lyme Disease Appears to be on the Rise: In Dogs and People

Even AARP is expressing concern about an increase in Lyme Disease, a topic I’ve written about here for some time. The story is most mostly focused on Lyme Disease in people, explaining that it can start with a bull’s eye rash Deer tick bite in a person and that achy feeling you get when you…

June 9 2011

Can Music Sooth the Nervous Soul

A Colorado State University veterinarian and psychologist are studying whether playing music in the waiting room will calm both cats and their owners. And if classical stylings help to calm frazzled nerves there, it may work in animal shelters. Of course, June is American Humane Association’s June is Adopt-A-Cat Month. Colorado State University veterinarian Dr.…

June 8 2011

Readily Available Flea and Tick Products Might Not be the Bargain You Think

By Steve Dale   The question isn’t so much, should you protect your pets from fleas and ticks, but instead, where should you buy flea and products, and how do you decide what to buy? Oh, what to choose? So many choices, but not all the possible choices are at any store. How do you…

June 7 2011

First Season Visit to Dog Beach: Etiquette Issues

There were some hiccups in etiquette during our first visit this season to the the Chicago dog Beach, North of Montrose Avenue.  

June 7 2011

Pig Ear Chew Recall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 3, 2011 – Bravo! is voluntarily recalling select boxes of Bravo! Pig Ears Chews because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products affected by this recall includes only Bravo! 50 ct bulk Oven roasted Pig Ears Product Code: 75-121 Lot # 12-06-10. Salmonella can affect animals…

June 6 2011

How to Select the Purr-fect Cat

Dr. Jane Brunt, executive director of the CATalyst Council on selecting the Purr-fect cat from a shelter or rescue, especially during June, Adopt-a-Cat Month. Check out this American Veterinary Medical Association Animal Tracks podcast . Might be better to adopt adults rather than kittens, depends on your circumstance. Might also be better to adopt two,…

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