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May 10 2020

AVMF Provides Grants for Veterinary Technicians/Nurses

Wow – since published the AVMF fund has been depleted….but efforts are ongoing to increase funding to support additional technicians/nurses. It’s amazing that funds were depleted in, I believe, less than 24-hours. This demonstrates real need. If you are able to contribute, learn more at the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. So many heroes, obviously first…

April 26 2020

We’re Lucky to Have Pets, Now More than Ever

When will this nightmare end? Sure, eventually the pandemic will end, as the experts say on TV “we will get through this.” That’s true, but not without scars, as many of us have lost friends, colleagues and/or relatives, even spouses. That’s not to mention the emotional toll this has taken, and clearly economic hit which…

April 19 2020

AVMA on COVID-19 and Pets; Keeping Your Dog Busy When You’re Busy ; A Chicago Relief Net

When it comes to pets and COVID-19, the most up to date and real information is found through the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Once again, on my WGN Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, listen here to Dr. John Howe, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Howe begins answering whether or not dogs,…

April 10 2020

Mounting Evidence COVID-19 Infection Isn’t Common in Pets

Antech Diagnostics announces in the press release (below) that in their surveillance of cat and dog samples, they could not find a single positive pet for SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. The release doesn’t say, but I know they tested nearly 1,000 animals. This follows similar testing by IDEXX, another diagnostic lab, of well over that…

April 7 2020

AVMA, WSAVA and WOAH All Weigh In On COVID-19 and Pets

If you are seeking the most up to date and comprehensive information regarding COVID-19 and our pets, or those big cats testing positive at the Bronx Zoo, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) covers it all. Updates are offered as needed on their website. Not as well known to many pet parents is the World…

April 5 2020

Human Animal Bond and Sheltering in Place

Dr. Elizabeth Bales is host, as I join her with Dr. Laird Goodman, president of the Human Animal Bond Association. Our wide ranging discussion includes everything from pro’s or con’s of spending so much time with our pets; why adoption and foster rates in some parts of the U.S. are happily so high and how…

April 5 2020

When to Visit the Veterinarian and How to Keep Your Pets Occupied on WGN Radio

Veterinary practices are essential businesses in most places, including my home state of Illinois. And where they are open, they are on the front lines of COVID-19. Listen HERE to my conversation on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio about that and who should go to the veterinarian with Dr. Dana Varble, chief veterinary…

April 1 2020

COVID-19 Steals Rock Star Veterinarian

A fan of rock ‘n roll, one of the great rock stars of veterinary medicine, Dr. Peter Sakas of Niles Animal Hospital and Bird Medical Center succumbed to COVID-19.  Prior to attending vet school, at Auburn University in Alabama and pursued his MS (Master of Science) degree in Zoology-Entomology in 1979. While at Auburn, he…

March 30 2020

AVMA President on COVID-19 and Pets; State of Chicago Animal Shelters on WGN Radio

The most authoritative source at this time when we are so desperate for information regarding COVID-19 and pets is the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). On Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio, listen HERE as I began this show speaking  with Dr. John Howe, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. My first question…

March 24 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Bales and Steve Dale Discuss How Cats May Save Us All; COVID-19 and Pets

Have feline scientists discovered the cure for COVID-19?  Here’s what Dr. Elizabeth Bales and Steve Dale have to say about COVID-19 and cats. Maybe! Who knows…. COVID-19 in people and FIP in cats have common traits that might help us treat both diseases. Cat lovers, veterinarians, scientists and now for everyone in the world concerned…

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