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September 13 2020

Steve Dale Remembers: National Pet Memorial Day

National Pet Memorial Day (this year is Sunday, September 13) is to help us to remember all pets who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge, particularly those who have served either in the military or as service or assistance dogs. National Pet Memorial Day is also about our own personal pets who have crossed to another place:…

September 13 2020

Dr. Dana Varble on Pet Store Sales, Veterinary Visits and Identifying Pain in Cats on WGN Radio

Listen HERE on my WGN radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show to North American Veterinary Community Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Dana Varble as we discuss her views of pet stores sales, selling dogs, cats and rabbits. Dr. Varble agrees that no responsible breeder or source ever sells to pet stores, but puppy mills (and their…

September 12 2020

Cheering Up a Depressed Penguin

There is only one species of penguin naturally found along the southern coast of Australia called little penguins or fairy blue penguins  (the smallest penguin species). However, a rockhopper penguin recently washed ashore. The poor penguin had some medical issues, particularly with molting (don’t you hate when that happens?).  The Perth Zoo took in the…

September 11 2020

Overwhelming Swarms of Mosquitoes

It’s not the destruction that Hurricane Laura left in her wake, it’s the mosquitoes. There are so many swarms of mosquitoes that they’re so abundant and overwhelming that they’re killing livestock and horses – even wildlife – leaving them anemic after so many blood withdrawals. Louisiana has initiated a spraying program. Currently, reports indicate that…

September 11 2020

Cats Saving the Day, Helping Humans to Deal with COVID-19

A new study published last week in the journal Emerging Microbes & Infections (published September 1, 2020) suggests that cats may be catching the novel coronavirus at far higher rates than thought before, which could mean they have unique ways of fighting off the virus. Researchers are now confirming this is indeed the case, and the…

September 1 2020

Becker Family on the Pandemic and Pets

Dr. Marty Becker, creator of Fear Free and Mikkel Becker, who is a dog trainer talk on Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio (2 parts) about what’s happening right now at this unique time for all of us, including our pets. Both Beckers with veterinary behaviorists Dr. Lisa Radosta and Dr. Wailani Sung co-authored From…

September 1 2020

Adoptions Up, Veterinary Visits Down

Pet adoptions and fostering have hit an all-time high.  Want to get a handle on what’s happening, check with Google. That’s what Lombardo Homes did, and found by checking searches that Oakland, CA leads the way with a 55 percent increase in adoption-related search terms, Dogs ranked better than cats as just over half searched…

August 31 2020

PURRsuing FIP: Cats Are Now Winning

I had the honor to work on the Winn Feline Foundation Symposium PURRsuing FIP and Winning, and spoke her to one of the participants, Dr. Elizabeth Colleran. This event brought people from the around the world together to discuss and reveal what’s new regarding feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). The Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit…

August 30 2020

Pet Emergency Preparedness; Lepto on the Loose; Grey Muzzle Helps Senior Dogs; Dr. Fauci Talking to Vets

Listen HERE to my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, as I am honored to speak to the new President of the American Veterinary Medical Association Dr. Doug Kratt about pet emergency preparedness. From the derecho storm that blew through Chicago with tornados to hurricanes to wildfires to even a neighborhood gas leak,…

August 28 2020

Dr. Justine Lee on Post Pandemic Separation Anxiety

Dr. Justine Lee,  a critical care specialist, co-founder of VetGirl (source of CE for veterinary professionals) and pet expert at Pumpkin pet insurance. On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show we talk about how to help the pets adjust post quarantine, once kids go back to school in person and mom and dad…

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