Articles: veterinary health

December 30 2020

10 Resolutions for Pets for 2021

Here are my 10 resolutions for pets for 2021 Fear Free: The Fear Free initiative has grown from the little idea that was so brilliant – yet obvious – that it continues to spread across the planet. The notion began with a focus on veterinary professionals addressing emotional well-being, as well as physical health. Our…

December 27 2020

Why Positive Reinforcement Dog Training? Clinical Trial for Stomatitis in Cats

2020 was a good for year dog training because Petco made a huge statement by cold turkey stopping the sales of shock or e-collars. And Karen Pryor Certified faculty member and dog trainer Laura Monaco Torelli of Animal Behavior Training Concepts explains HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show that she…

December 23 2020

Supporting the Ricky Fund to Solve Heart Disease in Cats

Here’s a trivia question: What’s the number one cause of death in (indoor only) cats from around 2 years of age to 8 or 10 years of age? No one really knows for certain, as there is no CDC for pets, but very likely it’s a kind of heart disease called feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).…

December 23 2020

Cats vs Christmas Trees

Cute video to be sure – but I cringed while watching cats just about ingest tinsel or Christmas tree needles. Here are the 12 tips of Christmas pet safety. By the way, when the choice is cats vs. Christmas trees, typically the cats win if you don’t anchor your tree.

December 22 2020

For Cats: Wet Food or Dry Food?

It’s one of those questions which cat parents and even veterinary professionals have debated for years: Wet food or dry food? Veterinary nutritionist Dr. Donna Raditic says “do both.”  Boarded in nutrition she is an undisputed expert on animal nutrition. I am not. However, I have been saying for years identally what Dr. Raditic says…

December 21 2020

When to Visit the ER with Pets

Please – we don’t want your pet landing in the ER with pets around Christmas. And how do you know when it’s an emergency worth of an ER visit? Emergency veterinarian Dr. Ann Turner answers on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. She offers tips on – if the dog or cat did…

December 20 2020

Howliday Pet Advice and Looking Forward to 2021 on WGN Radio

Dr. Natalie Marks offers Great advice – including tips you may not have thought about regarding keeping our pets safe over the Howlidays. Listen HERE as I chat with Dr. Marks on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. As lovely and aromatic as lilies are, munching on just a bit can cause…

December 19 2020

Holiday Pet Safety with Dr. Mark Russak

Conversation with Dr. Mark Russak, member of the Board of Directors of the North American Veterinary Community and Past President of the American Animal Hospital Association has tips of keeping your pets safe at Christmas Tinsel and ribbon, forget about it…..I agree with Dr. Russak – why even have that in the house because for…

December 19 2020

AVMA Uses Telehealth to Sign Off on Santa’s Reindeer

Of course, Santa has a veterinarian – he needs one for all those reindeer. In the past, the President of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), strapped on the winter gear, and made a house call. However, due to the pandemic, this year Santa visited AVMA President Dr. Douglas Kratt virtually, using telehealth. And it…

December 18 2020

Decoding Your Cat and Decoding Your Dog with Dr. Debra Horwitz

Dr. Debra Horwitz is a veterinary behaviorists and co-editor of two books that are great choices for a holiday gifts, Decoding Your Dog (which was released in 2015) and Decoding Your Cat (released this year). In the first of a 2-part interview on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, we chat about if decoding cats is even possible.…

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