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Cures4Cats: And Ways You Can Win Swag from Winn Feline

The Winn Feline Foundation 2019 Cures4Cats campaign focus will be an extension of last year’s campaign focus, chronic kidney disease (CKD). This year, the emphasis is on feline high blood pressure or hypertension, which related to kidney disease in cats. Feline Hypertension is quite common in cats but as in people it’s termed a “silent killer.”…

Dr. Niels Pedersen PURRsuing FIP and WINNing: FIP Symposium

Distinguished professor University of California, Davis Dr. Niels Pedersen is responsible for so much of what we have learned regarding infectious disease in cats, including feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). It took Pedersen decades to fully understand FIP, that’s just how complex this once fatal disease is. FIP occurs when the common otherwise benign corona virus…

National Veterinary Technician Week

Registered veterinary technicians are the backbone of veterinary medicine. And through the 19th of October you can celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week. The term veterinary nurse might better describe what registered technicians do. Technician or technologist makes it sound like they’re computer programmers. Fact is that vet techs actually do more than most human nurses.…

It’s Ignorance or Maybe Prejudice, People Can’t Get FIV from Cats

CNN hosted an Equality Town Hall, and Democratic candidates spokes about people who even today demonstrate  fearful, ignorance and prejudice against those infected with HIV and/or AIDS. Coincidentally, on the same day as this CNN event, I heard about instances of groomers allegedly refusing to groom and even merely to do a nail trims on…

End of Life Care for Pets, International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care

Fascinating discussion from the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, Dr. Amir Shanan and Michelle Nichols, a master in counseling, join me HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio to speak about end of life. End of life is so hard for pet owners – and the good news is that…

FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed Performance Dog Raw Pet Food

What follows is directly from the FDA website.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets Performance Dog frozen raw pet food purchased after July 22, 2019 because a sample tested positive for Salmonella and L. mono. The FDA collected two samples of raw pet food manufactured by Bravo Packing, Inc.…

Cost of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Mark Russak, member of the Board of Directors of North American Veterinary Community and a Past President American Animal Hospital Association chats openly on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about the cost of veterinary medicine. We begin by attempting to describe what a bargain veterinary medicine is – the problem is…

Bring Luna the Coyote Home; Domestic Violence and Pets on WGN Radio

For those who haven’t followed the story of Tomi Trancheta and her four coyotes, Tomi offers an update on the lone surviving coyote, named Luna, on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show. Listen HERE as Tomi and I first explain that he animals, which she had proper licensing and rescued from a very…

Coyotes to Surprising Pet Treats with Bill and Wendy on WGN Radio

I am a #notedpetexpert because of Bill Leff of WGN Radio saying that is what I am. And here’s a link to my most recent appearance on WGN Radio with Bill and Wendy Snyder. Spoke with Bill and Wendy about the Luna coyote update. I tell Tomi Tranhita’s story of how her coyotes were unnecessarily…

Climbing for a Cause to Benefit Cats

There ain’t no mountain high enough for Janette Lapointe Biehler.  On September 28, she will begin her ascent to benefit cats! Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks of New York State is the 5th highest peak in NY with an elevation of 4,867 feet. Janette has managed to climb 45 of the Adirondack high peaks; this…

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