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July 26 2011

Raccoons Killing Cats? It Can't Happen If You Keep Kitty Indoors

I support indoor cats only for a long list of reasons. Among them, some cats do kill wildlife….and the other way around. Richard Thibeault in Richmond B.C. says his 17-year-old Siamese cat, Kokanee, was cornered by two raccoons in his driveway on July 17 and dragged away screaming. He says his wife, Wendy, was woken…

July 26 2011

Companion Animal Parasite Council Road Trip at Wrigley Field

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) super sized van parked across from the friendly confines on July 24. Experts answered pet owner/Cub fan questions about parasites. Some say Cub fans have long suffered from parasites. Follow the CAPC Road Show, Northern Exposure, here and on the CAPC website. Wherever they are, CAPC will hand out…

July 25 2011

Football Star LaDainian Tomlinson and Heartworm Survivor Kuddles

NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson discusses the importance of year round heartworm prevention for pets following Kuddles’ close call with heartworm disease. Learn more from the American Heartworm Society. I don’t get why people don’t protect their pets – it’s easy to do, and safe.  (thanks to Dr. Sheldon Rubin for turning me on to…

July 25 2011

Petfinder's 2011 Most Pet-Friendly North American Airlines

Petfinder.com has compiled their list of North America’s most pet friendly airlines. Not sure that’s easy to do. In fact, not sure how anyone – these days – could compile a list of airlines that are people friendly. No matter, here’s what Petfinder has come up with: Most Pet-Friendly Overall: Pet Airways. Not sure how…

July 25 2011

American Veterinary Medical Association Convention in St. Louis

Here are some random shots from the American Veterinary Medical Association Convention in St. Louis, MO July 16 to 19.

July 24 2011

Parsasite Council Hits the Road, Stopping at Wrigley Field

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC)) is hitting the road to zap one parasite at a time; watch them come to your community to chase fleas down the street, tackle ticks and round up roundworms. The idea is to come to where pet owners are, to communicate parasite prevention to pet owners. CAPC members include…

July 22 2011

This Neat Cat Uses the Toilet, then Flushes

Greg Jarrett mentioned on WGN Radio that someone has a million dollar idea to teach cats to use the toilet. What? This isn’t news to me – people have been toilet training cats for decades. And this cat was even taught to flush. Others will use toilet paper. This may seem like a good idea,…

July 22 2011

WGN Radio Petcast: Why Our Pets May Die As a Result of Our Buying Habits, Keeping Pets Safe in Hot Weather and Codi's Journey

LISTEN HERE to the WGN Radio Petcast (may take a minute or so to load) I’m really worried about pet owners purchasing flea and tick products over-the-counter or via the Internet without veterinary input. I am certain pets will die as a result, in any case more flea and tick issues for our pets. Dr.…

July 21 2011

Protecting Your Dogs from Ticks, and Tick Disease

If you counted all the ticks in America, there are more of them today than ever. And this summer, the Midwest is especially inundated (blame the weather). This is my conversation with Dr. Ruth MacPete about keeping your dogs tick free, and therefore disease free. Learn more at dogsandticks.com.

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…

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