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Top-10 Heartworm Cities

Nowadays, there’s a top-10 list for everything. I doubt it ever occurred to David Letterman to create a top-10 for cities with the most heartworm, but he would be thrilled to know there is now such a list. This list is based on the highest percentage increase in positive heartworm test results for dogs and cats…

Leptospirosis: On the Rise in Flooded Areas and Big Cities

One of the lesser known and hidden dangers of hurricanes and tropical storms is a water-borne bacterial infection, called leptospirosis which can be deadly to people, dogs and other animals. Regarding Hurricane Barry, now tropical depression Barry, it’s too early to tell – but it’s very likely incidents of leptospirosis will increase in the area…

You’re Invited to Free Animal Behaviour Society Event

Dr. Terri Bright, director of the Behavior Department at MSPCA-Angell, about The 56th Annual Conference of ABS (Animal Behaviour Society) and joint meeting with the Ethological Congress, a conference coming to Chicago as part of the ABS Annual Meeting and FREE PUBLIC DAY. The Animal Behaviour Society free event is Saturday, July 27, 9:00AM-1:00 PM…

Steve Dale is Guest on the Purr Podcast

I had SO much fun talking with Dr. Jolie Kirpensteijn and Dr. Susan Little on their Purr Podcast. Listen HERE. Two veterinarians I so much respect, and they interview me! Dr. Little, in particular, I’ve been friends with for perhaps 20 years. I’ve interviewed her dozens of times, and now she’s asking me questions. I…

FDA Warning About Xylitol Toxicity and Dogs

The Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine offers a warning about Xylitol toxicity and dogs, following their warning about pig ears causing salmonella.

Boarding Your Dog: Think Dog Flu Vaccine

Have a great summer vacation! So many people, many thousands, place their beloved dogs in kennels and boarding facilities as they take off for well-earned vacations. Happily, the overwhelming majority of kennels recommend, even mandate, that pets have certain vaccines. One vaccine typically mandated is for kennel cough or Bordetella. Kennel cough is an all-encompassing…

Are CBD Products Beneficial for Pets?

As more states legalize marijuna, cannabis, CBD, for pets has become a popular topic of discussion at veterinary conferences. I talk here on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with veterinary technician Stephen Cital, Founder & Executive Director at Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses about whether or not cannabis makes sense…

Treating a Dog with Seizures

“Listening to you on the radio in Wilmington, NC is a ritual for me, my wife, and our Peke-A-Poo/Yorkie. She’s a 9-lb. and 5-year old dog in very good health. In fact, she’s very active. “Recently, at 4 a.m., Sachi began screaming, and yelping, as if someone had accidentally stepped on her paw!  We thought…

Meow Meet Up on WGN Radio: Here’s a Very Special Discount Code

Cat Conventions are a thing, with events that attract thousands on each coast – it’s Chicago’s turn. The Meow Meet Up Chicago is July 20-21 at the Rosemont Stephens Convention Center (5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL). So, what the heck is a cat convention all about? Hear founder/organizer Lauren Mieli explain HERE on Steve…

Keep Canines Calm at an Animal Shelter on July 4

Here are some fireworks facts: Many pets are frightened, and even terrified. And many pets are lost as a result. They’re kept outside in the yard, panic and run off. Some pets are tethered to ropes or chains and even choke to death. As a result, shelter intake of lost pets increases around the country.…

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