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June 19 2020

Veterinary Appreciation Day

This post is very personal.  Veterinary Appreciation Day (June 18) is, for me, a holiday. I was covering entertainment for a couple of national publications when one asked to do write a piece on Oprah Winfrey throwing shade. A couple of ex-producers wanted to tell their “real story,” and it wasn’t going to be complimentary.…

June 16 2020

How You Can Prevent Fleas and Ticks, Today

Don’t wait – stop fleas and ticks right now – or your dog may pay a price (and you too!). He’s known as Dr. Flea, Dr. Michael Dryden, distinguished professor veterinary parasitology Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine says it’s a big mistake to wait. “The ticks are incredibly active.” Listen here to Dr.…

June 14 2020

How Rats Can Share Leptospirosis and Benefits to Pets of Being Quarantined

Listen HERE to Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio, and Dr. Natalie Marks offers her perspective on how veterinary medicine has changed for better or worse as a result of the pandemic. And how clients are relieving some of their pressures, with veterinary professionals sometimes at the other end of those emotions. And how everyone…

June 10 2020

Do You Vaccinate Against Bordetella or Dog Flu, or Both?

The vaccine for kennel cough or bordetella is routinely vaccinated against. I asked Dr. Natalie Marks on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show if  routinely dogs should also be vaccinated against the canine influenza virus (CIV) or dog flu. Both kennel cough and dog flu have much in common. For example, Dr. Marks…

May 29 2020

Stress at the Vet: Working Together for Pet’s Sake

“The day I almost ended my life started like any other day,” says Dr. Kimberly Pope-Robinson in her book The Unspoken Life: Recognize Your Passion Embrace Imperfection and Stay Connected. Pope-Robinson came as close as you can to taking a fatal dose of Vicodin. She thought, ‘Do I do this? Do I take these pills…

May 25 2020

Latest on Pets and COVID-19; Raising Money to Learn About Heart Disease in Cats on WGN Radio

Dr. Dana Varble, chief veterinary officer of North American Veterinary Community, has been updating her colleagues regarding COVID-19 and pets, on Steve Dale’s Pet World HERE on WGN radio she updates all of you. She answers the big questions: Do pets get COVID-19? Can they give COVID-19 to one another? Can they give COVID-19 to us?…

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…

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