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May 25 2010

Consumer Guidelines for Care of America's #1 Companion

CATegorical Care: An Onwers Guide to America’s #1 Companion is FREE to download. It’s 24 pages of information about how to adopt cats (June is Adopt-A-Cat Month), about cat care and health; how to get cats to the veterinarian, how you might observe your cat needs veterinary care, how to train cats, why identification for…

May 25 2010

Dog Park 101

I love dog parks, and even helped to spearhead their official creation in Chicago (though Wiggly Field had already begun as a trial). In Chicago, these fenced off dog parks are within larger parks, so they are called Dog Friendly Areas (DFA’s). The Chicago Park District offers lots of information – including DFA rules and…

May 24 2010

Cats in Times Square

Visit a Shelter – ADOPT-A-CAT! June is Adopt-a-Cat month! This blog post is the premiere of a video which will soon appear on the Jumbotron in Times Square. (Aside from watching, consider adopting, consider giving – just a text away)

May 24 2010

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid: The Attack of the Killer Parasites!

According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, our pets – and potentially all of us – may be susceptible to a new laundry list of illnesses spread by parasites. Most of these parasites were previously solely associated with the developing world, but are now cropping up in the U.S. Some of the infections…

May 23 2010

Heartworm Disease: It's Preventable

You don’t need to treat heartworm disease, if you prevent it in the first place simply by offering your dog the medication….In cats, bigger issue, there is no treatment; the only answer is prevention. Dr. Sheldon Rubin, past president of the American Heartworm Society:

May 22 2010

Talking Hockey, Cat Care and Saluting Dr. Rubin: Steve Dale's Pet World

Certified as a Cat Behavior Consultant by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, author of “Every Cat’s Survival Guide to Living with a Neurotic Owner,” and New York Post cat columnist – Beth Adelman knows cat behavior….but she is – get this – also a hockey expert! She just authored (with her husband, music…

May 21 2010

Dog Bite Prevention Tips from American Humane and the American Veterinary Medical Association

As Dog Bite Prevention Week comes to a close (though May 22). Here some tips from the American Humane Association:To prevent dog bites, adults should teach children: •    Never approach an unknown dog or a dog that is alone without an owner, and always ask the owner’s permission before petting the dog.•    Never approach an…

May 19 2010

National Dog Bite Prevention Week, American Humane KIDS Program

No one knows how many dog bites happen because so many bites happen within families and go unreported. Even those bites that are reported might not be ‘counted’ because medical facilities and other authorities don’t always report bites as they should. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about 3.5 million children are…

May 16 2010

Rescuing A Dog: Astounding Photos

These pictures speak for themselves….There aren’t many instances on the planet of two species who routinely risk their lives for one another (though I’m not sure the hero here actually risked his life; he truly was a hero). I don’t know who this was, or where it happened (perhaps someone reading this does). Thanks to…

May 14 2010

Steve Dale's Pet World Saturday on WLS, Ask the Vet: Dr. David Gonsky

Please turn, cough and ask your veterinary questions – phone in or text – Steve Dale’s Pet World, Saturday afternoon (May 15) at 2 pm CST on 890-AM WLS. The guest is Dr. David Gonsky – who just opened a new veterinary clinic – and it’s a green clinic (does that mean he’s jealous of…

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