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Dont Call Rudy Guiliani a Weasel: He Hates Them

New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been in hot water among many pet lovers since he initiated the ban against domestic ferrets as pets in New York City in 1999. The former Mayor continues to be adamantly and almost bizarrely against ferrets,  He has periodically ranted about ferrets when the subject has come up over…

Attend Winn Feline Foundation FIP Symposium: A VERY Special Celebration

2019 FIP Symposium: PURRsuing FIP and WINNing might be the most significant event in feline health, ever! I realize, that’s a mighty powerful statement to make – but it’s likely true. No matter, for me, this is one of the most important functions I’ve ever been involved with. I rarely talk about this, but I…

iO Benefit for Chicago Animal Care & Control

On my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show HEAR me tickle your funny bone with Chicago legendary starmaker Charna Halpern, the co-founder of iO Theater. On November 7, iO improvisational actors will perform to Tickle Your Funny Bone to support Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control. at iO 1501 N. Kingsbury Street. Adoptable…

Blah! Blah! Halloween Can be Scary for Pets

Halloween has the doorbell constantly, the door opening and closing with creatures that smell like humans but look like zombies or Avengers can be scary for many pets. Here are tips for dealing with Halloween anxiety. Pheromone Fixes Preparation should begin a week or so before the ‘howliday.’ Plug in pheromone diffusers in rooms the…

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.…

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