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June 13 2020

Value of Pets Changing in Mexico

Can you believe where the largest veterinary conference in the Western hemisphere happens to be? You likely wouldn’t guess Leon, Mexico (Congreso Veterinario de León). I talk on my national radio show with dr. Cesar Morales, who created that conference and others in Central/South America.  Dr. Morales began the event just over two decades ago…

June 11 2020

USPS National Dog Bite Awareness

The number of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees attacked by dogs nationwide fell to 5,803 in 2019 — more than 200 fewer than in 2018 and more than 400 fewer since 2017. This could be a bit of a hint that the American Veterinary Medical Association Dog Bite Prevention program may be working. The USPS…

June 10 2020

Do You Vaccinate Against Bordetella or Dog Flu, or Both?

The vaccine for kennel cough or bordetella is routinely vaccinated against. I asked Dr. Natalie Marks on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show if  routinely dogs should also be vaccinated against the canine influenza virus (CIV) or dog flu. Both kennel cough and dog flu have much in common. For example, Dr. Marks…

June 7 2020

Pet Stores to Finally Stop Selling Puppies in Chicago; How to Feed Cats on WGN Radio

With leadership from the Puppy Mill Project, Chicago banned the sales of dogs, cats and rabbits at pet store in 2014 but that hasn’t stopped a pawful of pet stores from doing it anyway, finding a way to sneak around the law. I talk HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio with Chicago Alderman…

June 5 2020

Testing Positive for COVID-19: Two Cats and One Dog in the U.S.

Two additional cats turn out to be positive for COVID-19 caused by the novel corona virus, SARS-CoV-2, one cat in Carver County, MN and a second in Springfield, IL. Both homes have in common at least one person sick with COVID-19. While very rare, it’s obviously possible that cats can get the virus. Two other…

June 4 2020

HCM is Devastating to Cats and People Who Love Them

In this webinar with Dr. Chris Menges, chief science officer at Basepaws, we talk about what is by far the most common heart disease in cats and one of the most common causes of death, feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). I begin by talking about a cat name Ricky and how it came to be that…

June 3 2020

Stay Present with Your Dog; Decoding Your Cat

Beginning Steve Dale’s Pet World with Dr. Heather Loenser, senior veterinary officer of the American Animal Hospital Association discusses those dogs who might do too much too fast when the weather warms HERE on WGN radio. Now, when it gets really hot out the dogs Dr. Loenser is most concerned about are the braceophallic dogs…

June 2 2020

Mouthy Puppy: I Feel Like We Need to be More Firm

Q: “Cassius ‘Cash,’ is a good little boy. Sleeping through the night already and pretty well crate- trained. Potty training isn’t bad for 10-weeks old. We do need to work on our Australian Labradoodle’s nipping. Not too bad but definitely nips and at the children. We were told to just put a toy in his…

May 30 2020

Discussion on Heart Disease (HCM) in Cats with Dr. Chris Menges of Basepaws and Steve Dale

Dr. Chis Menges, chief veterinary officer at Basepaws and myself are teaming up May 30, 2 p.m  CT  for a free webinar on heart disease in cats, Feline HCM a Silent Killer: And a Piano Playing Cat Named Ricky. For every DNA kit purchased from Basepaws through the end of the May, Basepaws wll donate $5 to the Ricky Fund,…

May 29 2020

Stress at the Vet: Working Together for Pet’s Sake

“The day I almost ended my life started like any other day,” says Dr. Kimberly Pope-Robinson in her book The Unspoken Life: Recognize Your Passion Embrace Imperfection and Stay Connected. Pope-Robinson came as close as you can to taking a fatal dose of Vicodin. She thought, ‘Do I do this? Do I take these pills…

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