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July 5 2020

Famous Fido Celebration of Life; Cats Have a New Lease on Life

Gloria Lissner has been saving animals for 46 years with Famous Fido Rescue & Adoption Alliance, (3124 West Irving Park Road) which she is the founder.  Listen to my conversation HERE from WGN Radio, Steve Dale’s Pet World. Her stories, her passion and commitment grows with each passing year. Lissner says Famous Fido often takes…

July 2 2020

Cats and Fireworks

Dogs are generally more willing and able to reveal their emotions to us. Cats may mask how they’re really feeling, or we may misinterpret. When talking about fear of fireworks usually the conversations are dogcentric – but cats can lose their lives in several different ways just because there are fireworks outdoors. Anytime, there’s a…

July 1 2020

What Really Happens to Dogs in Hot Cars?

What really happens to dogs in hot cars? Of course, I wasn’t going to subject a dog to the hot car to find out. So I put on my wife’s fake fur coat, as many dogs wear a fur coat year-round, and also put on a winter hat so I might experience the heat more…

June 30 2020

Ehrlichiosis, a Tick Disease You May Not Hear About

Ehrlichiosis is a tick-borne disease that can affect both dogs and humans, will continue to pose a problem in the United States this year, according to the Companion Animal Parasite Council. While many may mostly talk about increasing Lyme Disease, also impacting people and dogs, there are other serious tick diseases like ehrlichiosis. In fact,…

June 29 2020

Pets and Stress: Are Pets Sensing Our Stress?

Allie Phillips is the CEO and founder of Sheltering Animals and Families Together, which is exactly what’s gone on as a result of the pandemic. We’ve known for a very long time that companion animals can be stress busters. At this time, in particular, according to a Banfield Study, that is certainly true. I on…

June 29 2020

Hundreds of French Bulldogs Imported from Puppy Mill; Dozens Die

Puppy mills are found world wide. In the U.S. the outlet for the mills are dogs sold at pet stores and dogs (and sometimes, though rarely, even cats) sold online. Dogs are sometimes shipped en masse from Asia or Europe to the U.S. and Canada. Crammed together that’s how disease is so easily transmitted. There’s…

June 28 2020

Catching Up with Former CACC Executive Director Susan Russell; Training Dogs to Sniff out COVID-19

Whatever happened to Susan Russell, past executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC)? I talk HERE with Susan, now in Philadelphia, on my Steve Dale’s Pet World show on WGN  Radio. Russell, a few years ago, turned around CACC. But what she did, she was only able to do because she pushed and…

June 26 2020

NEVER Do These Things With Your Pets Around July 4

The Fourth of July is a scary time for many pets, especially this year since there are more fireworks than usual, even well ahead of the holiday. Here are three acts examples of doing far more harm than good and arguably downright animal cruelty, and should never occur: NEVER tie up the dog outside on…

June 26 2020

Take Your Dog To Work Day

It’s the first Friday after Father’s Day – you know what that means, right? It’s Take Your Dog to Work Day. Of course, this year it’s a bit different. Many with dogs have been celebrating Take Your Dog to Work Day every day because we’re working from home. From the dog’s perspective, maybe it’s Take…

June 25 2020

Drug for FIP for Cats Could Help People

A drug being considered at this moment for approval from the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine for feline infectious peritonitis (FIP occurs as a result of the feline corona virus) is now being investigated to help humans with COVID-19. This drug is known as GC376 and it can successfully treat cats with…

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