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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,…

September 14 2011

FIV Cats Help HIV/AIDS Patients

Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a genome-based immunization strategy to fight feline AIDS (or FIV), and in the process to highlight ways to  combat human HIV/AIDS and other diseases. The goal is to create cats with a built-in immunity to the feline AIDS virus, according to the Mayo Clinic and Science Codex. Feline immunodeficiency virus…

September 13 2011

Rabid Bat Scare in Chicago

Five rabid bats have been found within Chicago city limits over the last month. The city is calling it an outbreak – that terminology may be extreme.  Still, the five positive rabid bats were found at various locations, not in one neighborhood, which suggests there may likely have been more never discovered. And, after all,…

September 10 2011

Could Animal Hoarder Be Responsible for A Child's Death

Can animal hoarding animals be deadly? In Berwyn, paramedics were called about a 14-year old boy who was lying unresponsive on the lawn at the family home, according a Chicago Tribune report by Christy Gutowski,  Clifford Ward and Jim Jaworski. The boy was taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn on Thursday September 8, where he later…

September 8 2011

Cat Heath Network

There’s NBC, CBS and now CHN – the Cat Health Network. NBC and CBS have Tina Fey and David Letterman, the Cat Health Network’s stars include veterinary researchers. Actually the Cat Health Network is a partnership which includes American Veterinary Medical Foundation, American Association of Feline Practitioners, Morris Animal Foundation and Winn Feline Foundation. Cats…

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