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April 11 2010

Pet Writing Giant Mordecai Siegal Exits Stage Left

Profound is probably the right word for his influence. It can be argued that no one who wrote about pets had the impact of Mordecai Siegal, 75, who passed away on    April 1. Siegal authored 33 books and in the process changed the face of pet writing. Siegal’s first book was “Good Dog, Bad Dog,”…

April 4 2010

Canine Flu Slices Big Apple to Its Core, and May Spread

It’s still cold and flu season, for people and also for dogs. The good news is that dogs don’t get the flu from people (though there is one confirmed case of H1N1 in a dog), and people don’t get the canine influenza virus, but dogs sure can. And just as people can get pretty sick,…

April 3 2010

The Dog With The Hollywood Smile

Orlando, FL. Who says dogs don’t smile? At a press conference conducted at the Global Pet Expo, March 26, I announced the Winner of the Superstar Smiles Photo Contest, sponsored by Petrodex (a brand of pet dental products). There were about 2,000 online entrants. The dog with the brightest smile, a 5-year old Greyhound named…

July 27 2007

Pit Bulls and Children are the Real Victims of Dogfighting

Photo from Scooter of KLSD, San Diego. Bertie the pit bull with Troy the kid: Best friends

March 22 2007


Updated Information

Steve takes you to the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Press Conference, answers questions and offers resources to contact to report a pet affected by eating the recalled pet food.


April 3 2010

A Tale of Two Species – Patricia McConnell Explains Why We Love Dogs

Just look at a puppy or a kitten, and you probably feel good. There’s a reason for that, according to certified applied animal behaviorist Patricia McConnell of Madison, WI, “It’s a hormone called oxytocin,” she says, “And that makes us feel all gooey which increases after, say a 20 minute session with a dog who…

April 3 2010

A Lifetime of Achievement : Betty White Honored, Again

Las Vegas, NV. When Betty White was honored for Lifetime Achievement by the Screen Actor’s Guild in January, she said it was the greatest honor, ever. That was until the Morris Animal Foundation presented a Lifetime Achievement Award of its own to the actress on February 15 at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas,…

February 15 2010

Westminster Dog Show, An American Tradition. David Frei's Hunches.

CH. Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot favored to win

CH. Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot favored to win

Underdog dog, CH. Toasty’s Treasure Island

Underdog dog, CH. Toasty’s Treasure Island

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