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Celebrate Earth Day – Scoop the Poop

Why don’t people scoop the poop? Are people merely lazy, or just incredibly irresponsible? It’s true dog feces are some potential health issues to people, according to veterinary parisitologist Dr. Dwight Bowman of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine including roundworm, salmonella and camplobacteriosis. Giardia, roundworm and whipworm can be spread to other dogs. There’s…

Celebrate Earth Day – Save a Snake

Good deeds are sometimes rewarded. Earlier in the year, Yu Feng of Liaoning Province in China found a dying black snake in the grass outside his home. He brought the snake indoors, received veterinary care and saved the snake’s life. In about 20 days, the snake recovered. a black snake Once the snake appeared to…

Hamster Facts: Knowing Your Hamsters

Hamsters need bifocals – they can’t see within six inches of their faces. Hamsters get their name from the old German word ‘hamstern’ associated with storing food. Hamsters have been found in the wild with up to 30 or 40 lbs. of stored food in their burrows, that’s equivalent to finding around 7,000 lbs. of…

Cats and Parasite Protection

Can’t live with them, CAN live without with: Parasites! Dr. Diane Eigner, chair of the CATalyst Council demonstrates parasite prevention– 

Old Dog Tour

A Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine researcher is embarking on a nationwide tour to visit old dogs (Larry King is not among them). Dr. David Waters, veterinary oncologist and heard of Purdue’s Gerald P. Murphy Cancer Foundation will come nose to snout with 15 of the most elderly Rottweiler’s in America in a trek…

Dogs Can Get the Flu Too, And It's Nothing to Sneeze At

It’s flu season for you – maybe – and potentially your dog, for sure. The Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) is now prevalent in New York City, and it could happen in the Chicago area too. In fact, CIV did have a sort of mini outbreak around Chicago a few years back. Dogs most susceptible to…

WLS On Demand: The Dog Talk Project, Doggy GaGa Project and Smiling Dogs

Linda Case is conducting some fascinating research. You might called them ‘case studies;’ she’s polling average dog owners on the Internet, asking all sorts of questions. It’s easy to partake, and it’s free, just check out the Dog Talk Project. Linda Case and friends Linda Case appeared on on my WLS 890 AM on Demand…

What To Do About Flea and Tick Products

Lots of email about this issue from readers and listeners. It all began about a month ago, (March of 2010) when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a statement announcing restrictions and general concerns about Flea and Tick products. I’m glad the EPA is paying attention. That’s a very good thing. And generally, I agree…

Great American Dog Writer Exits Stage Left

Mordecai Siegal passed away April 1. He was the most influential and prolific pet writer, authoring many top selling pet books. Here’s the tribute piece I just wrote about Mordecai Siegal’s career for my Tribune Media Services column. Morty authored 38 columns for Good News for Pets, and Lea-Ann Germinder has made those available. I…

FIP Resources (Updated)

Feline Infectious Peritonitis is the one disease you don’t want your pet to have. There’s no cure. Tragically FIP most often happens to kittens. Also, according to longtime FIP researcher Niels Pedersen from the University of California, Davis, FIP is more common than previously thought. I argue, despite it’s complexities if FIP (or a disease…

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