Articles: veterinary technician

Catnip Times Meow Meet Up: Hope To See You There

Attention cat lovers! Get ready for some feline fun  for the first-ever Meow MeetUp Chicago, sponsored by The Catnip Times. It promises to be the largest cat conference in the Midwest. Tickets for the July 21-22 event can be purchased at:  Presentations by feline experts from the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners,…

De-Stress Your Pet Month

Does your cat spend half the day under the bed? Does your dog bark at everyone walking by? People often think, “Well, that is what cats do.” But it’s not what cats should do, at least cats feeling comfortable. And often a cat that spends much of the day hiding is suffering from some fear,…

Cat and Dog Film Festival to Purr and Bark in Chicago

For those who love dogs and cats, a special weekend of films is taking place in Chicago. The NY Cat Film Festival™ and The NY Dog Film Festival™ will be at the Patio Theater on April 28 & 29, 2018.  The festivals are each a celebration of our love for dogs and cats, illustrated through…

Kitty Kindies: Socializing Kittens

How can we save cats’ lives? Well, we can get them to the veterinarian. One huge result of kitten socialization classes is that as kittens, they learn to like or even love going inside the carrier. The car ride isn’t so bad because the veterinary visit the kitten is headed to is acceptable, or even…

Support the Change, Registered Veterinary Nurses

Veterinary technicians are the backbone of veterinary medicine. I’m unsure how the name ‘technician’ first came about, but it makes it sound like they do technical things like computer programming. Of course, most pet owners know better – but I doubt most know all of what certified technicians do. In fact, I argue their place…

New Diabetes Guidelines for Dogs and Cats from AAHA

Diabetes is on the rise in pets, both dogs and cats. So, it’s more of a concern than ever before. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has newly released, 2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. Dr. Heather Loenser of the AAHA talks here on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about diabetes…

New Human-Animal Bond Certificaton

The human-animal bond feels good, but it’s also about science. And, now, that is being recognized. Listen HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio show to Steve Feldman, executive director of the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), as he describes how HABRI, the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC), and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) have…

Kittens Going to School?

Kittens going to school? Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Kersti Seksel, who initiated Kittie Kindies in Australia, explains the concept HERE on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. I love this idea, and I’ve taught kitten classes myself. Seksel explains the many benefits, including getting cats accustomed to their carriers, the car ride to the…

Animal Welfare League Community Meeting

Animal Welfare League (AWL) executive director and board member Linda Estrada told me (and also Channel 5 in the report below) that she wants to hear from the community. Now, she and other board members will have that chance. Tuesday, February 6, there will be a public forum held at The Village of Chicago Ridge, 10455 Ridgeland…

Dog Flu Explanation from Dr. Natalie Marks

Dog flu is in the Chicago area, and there are outbreaks around the nation, which Dr. Natalie Marks and myself discuss on my national radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World, on WGN radio. Listen HERE as Marks talks dog flu. The dog flu that arrived in Chicago in 2015 (the H3N2 strain) has now hit 46 states,…

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