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FDA Warning About Xylitol Toxicity and Dogs

The Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine offers a warning about Xylitol toxicity and dogs, following their warning about pig ears causing salmonella.

Boarding Your Dog: Think Dog Flu Vaccine

Have a great summer vacation! So many people, many thousands, place their beloved dogs in kennels and boarding facilities as they take off for well-earned vacations. Happily, the overwhelming majority of kennels recommend, even mandate, that pets have certain vaccines. One vaccine typically mandated is for kennel cough or Bordetella. Kennel cough is an all-encompassing…

Are CBD Products Beneficial for Pets?

As more states legalize marijuna, cannabis, CBD, for pets has become a popular topic of discussion at veterinary conferences. I talk here on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with veterinary technician Stephen Cital, Founder & Executive Director at Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses about whether or not cannabis makes sense…

Treating a Dog with Seizures

“Listening to you on the radio in Wilmington, NC is a ritual for me, my wife, and our Peke-A-Poo/Yorkie. She’s a 9-lb. and 5-year old dog in very good health. In fact, she’s very active. “Recently, at 4 a.m., Sachi began screaming, and yelping, as if someone had accidentally stepped on her paw!  We thought…

Meow Meet Up on WGN Radio: Here’s a Very Special Discount Code

Cat Conventions are a thing, with events that attract thousands on each coast – it’s Chicago’s turn. The Meow Meet Up Chicago is July 20-21 at the Rosemont Stephens Convention Center (5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL). So, what the heck is a cat convention all about? Hear founder/organizer Lauren Mieli explain HERE on Steve…

Keep Canines Calm at an Animal Shelter on July 4

Here are some fireworks facts: Many pets are frightened, and even terrified. And many pets are lost as a result. They’re kept outside in the yard, panic and run off. Some pets are tethered to ropes or chains and even choke to death. As a result, shelter intake of lost pets increases around the country.…

California Dog Flu Outbreak Impacting Shelters

Dog flu is here, at least in California. There’s an outbreak of the H3N2 strain at Oakland Animal Services with (so far) 70 of the 110 dogs in their care identified with flu. At the Dublin, CA East Bay SPCA about 20 dogs have been exposed. The shelters are working together to quarantine the affected…

Fourth Around the Corner: What Now with Anxious Pets?

It’s not July Fourth quite yet, but in so many places, the fireworks have begun. I previously wrote a piece which included desensitization and counter-conditioning dogs so they won’t be fearful of fireworks, or will at least lesson their anxiety. At this juncture, there’s no time for behavior modification. The fear dogs and sometimes cats…

Bill and Wendy with Steve Dale on Helping Pets Fearful of Fireworks

I enjoy talking with all of you on WGN Radio, but when I am on with Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder, something special happens. The response is overwhelming. I don’t take much credit this, it’s the talent and timing of Bill and Wendy. Listen HERE to this segment, focused on fireworks safety and also the…

FDA Reports Findings For DCM Heart Disease Related to Pet Foods

The Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine has just issued a complete report, results of their studies, collaborating with experts outside the U.S. Government , regarding an increase in a serious heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs that has been directly related to dog foods. Certain pet foods, many labeled as…

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