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May 11 2011

WGN Radio Petcast: Rabies Reality, Sit Down with a Norwegian Dog Trainer and Would You Take A Million Dollars for Your Pet

Want to listen to this Petcast: It’s easy: CLICK HERE Dr. Donna Alexander, Cook County Veterinarian on rabies awareness. If you don’t believe rabies is a ‘big deal,’ listen. I love hearing perspectives from other countries, that’s always a fascinating discussion. Cecilie Koste, is a renown dog trainer in Norway. Cecilie Koste at the Karen…

May 6 2011

American Humane Associaiton Red Star Animal Emergency Services Teams in Tennessee

Pictures say it better than I can – it’s what the American Humane Association Red Star Animal Emergency Services does – sometimes without fanfare or publicity. But they DESERVE the publicity. Watch –  and, you can read more details, here.

May 2 2011

Search and Rescue Dog Interviews from Ground Zero and the Pentagon

By Steve Dale (This column is based on exclusive interviews conducted via cell phone on Thursday, September 13,2001 with people on-the-scene at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Chris Christensen and his dog Servus at Ground Zero While cell phone coverage was spotty, I was one of the few reporters doing interviews with search…

April 27 2011

Busting Flea Myths, You Can Win the War

     Wish we could make the fleas flee – we can, according to veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden (aka, Dr. Flea), Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, it’s most important to treat correctly, every pet, every month. And important to speak to your veterinarian about choosing the right product in the first place, and…

April 19 2011

WGN Radio Petcast: Saving Your Pets' Hearts, Saving Greyhounds and Pet Adoption Event

Click HERE to listen to this WGN Radio PETCAST (podcast for pet lovers) I was so surprised myself at how often heart disease occurs in dogs, according to Dr. Sonya Gordon, board certified veterinary cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Cardiology at Texas A&M University. In fact, most older and smaller dogs have heart disease. Astounding.…

April 17 2011

Better Medicine for Pets, the Economy and Cancers Getting in the Way

Heidi Jeter of the Morris Animal Foundation offers this interesting blog, which I comment on. Many of us are going to great lengths, and expense, to keep our four-legged family members healthy–and each year, we’re willing to spend more. The American Pet Products Association (APPA) estimates that pet owners in the United States spent $47.7…

April 13 2011

To Declaw or Not to Declaw, That is a Question: But Should It Be?

What’s up with cat owners? At least according to an AP/ poll, most pet owners (55 percent) suggest that declawing is fine, it’s humane. We don’t want the cat scratching here…Or on the kids. Some answer with declaw surgery When all pet owners were asked about declaw, nearly 60 percent were on board with the…

April 13 2011

IAABC Conference, Behavior Consultant Meeting

WARWICK, R.I. — The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants 2011 Conference April 1-3 was attended by over 300 dog, cat, parrot and horse behavior consultants. One headline from the event emerged from a speech by veterinary behaviorist Dr. Nicholas Dodman, director of the Behavior Clinic at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton,…

April 8 2011

Dr. Susan Little with the latest on FIP

Feline Infectious Peritonitis had uniformly been considered fatal. Today, well, maybe there is finally some hope for some cats, according to feline veterinarian Dr. Susan Little, past president of the Winn Feline Foundation. Little, who edits a texbook on cat health “The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management,” (due out soon) also explains the complex disease.…

April 4 2011

Oh Behave! (Highlights of 2011 IAABC Conference)

Here are some photo snippets from the 2011 International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Conference, April 1 through 3 in Warwick, RI. 

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