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August 25 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci at Convention of American Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke for just over 15 minutes on August 22 at the closing session of the Virtual Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Of course, he didn’t need to explain what corona viruses are to this crowd of veterinary professionals. He noted that four corona viruses cause 15 to 30 percent of…

August 24 2020

Roxy Spa at the Dale House: Traditional and Integrative Medicine Together

I talk about the intersection between  traditional veterinary medicine and integrative or alternative care HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio with Dr. Rosemary LoGiudice. and Dr. Natalie Marks. I talk HERE about the situation and dilemma I had with our cat Roxy. At 17 1/2-years old, she has pretty severe arthritis. We’re doing…

August 24 2020

AVMA Offers Disaster Preparedness Plans for Pets

As fires rage out West, particularly in California, and with two tropical storms headed toward the Gulf of Mexico with the potential to intensify to hurricane strength, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is encouraging pet owners to develop disaster preparedness plans for pets: The AVMA has resources available for pet owners, including tips on…

August 23 2020

New 24-Hour PROZINC Diabetic Product for Dogs

Less worry for diabetic pets, this new product this product, called  PROZINC, is from Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health and it is  a once daily administration and approved for dogs.  Boehringer Ingelheim unveiled a new presentation of PROZINC® (protamine zinc recombinant human insulin) with the proven benefit of once-daily dosing in most canine diabetic patients. Now,…

August 21 2020

New Proposed German Dog Laws: Including Walking Dogs Twice Daily

Imagine going to jail for not walking your dog twice a day. Some canine advocates in Germany are barking with joy and others are growling – what do you think of the new proposed German law mandating walking dogs twice a day? The new proposed German dog law is wide-ranging, and I wish we had…

August 19 2020

Carprofen (Generic Rimadyl) Is Now a Chewable for Dogs with Arthritis

Getting any dog, particularly an older dog, to take a pill can be a challenge and impact the human animal bond may suffer. When it’s a challenge to pill a pet, sometimes people just give up. A pill a dog isn’t getting doesn’t help. Carprofen is the generic version on a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug called…

August 18 2020

Decoding Your Cat: Feline Elimination Problems

The most common cause of death in cats (and dogs) is behavior.  When the human/animal bond fractures pets are relinquished, and it the case of cats sometimes just booted outside. The most common behavior problems in cats are all discussed in the new book, Decoding Your Cat, co-edited by Dr. Carlo Siracusa, Dr. Debra Horwitz…

August 17 2020

Preventing Heartworm in Dogs and Cats

Dr. Michael Dryden is a veterinary parasitologist and Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Parasitology Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State University. On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, he notes mosquitoes are here and there and everywhere, and they carry heartworm disease. Up to a million dogs are still getting life-threatening…

August 17 2020

Making Peace Among Cats and Dogs

Do they really fight like cats and dogs? I suggest that behavior problems regarding cats and dogs might often be prevented and also described what to do about it. In part, it’s all about a philosophy regarding what cats need. Historically, many of my colleague’s have looked at these issues from the canine perspective rather…

August 16 2020

Decoding Your Cat on WGN Radio

Dr. Kelly Ballantyne is a Chicago-based veterinary behaviorist and a contributor to Decoding Your Cat . We spend time talking all things cats HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio. I explain how Decoding Your Dog came about, and because that book continues to sell so well, it’s no surprise the publisher gave…

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