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March 17 2020

COVID-19 and Walking Dogs: Be A Good Neighbor, Walk a Senior Citizen’s Dog

Walk a senior citizen’s dog. I was about to write about this idea, and then what do you know Dr. Scott Weese, internal medicine specialist Ontario Veterinary College answered questions about this very possibility. What about you walking your own dog? And can you safely walk the dog of an infirmed or older neighbor or…

March 17 2020

Drew Lynch on COVID-19 and His Service Dog

Comedian Drew Lynch has a service dog named Stella. How can you walk a bridge between telling the truth and being funny? Lynch successfully does just that. (Note, while I think he’s funny and the over-riding message is on target, not all Lynch says is accurate. For example, COVID-19 is not a strain of flu.…

March 16 2020

Valuable Real Information about Hand Sanitizers and Pets

Q: I read online that a hand sanitizer – which so many of us are now using –  is like antifreeze and will kill pets.  J.B., New York City, NY As for hand sanitizers, here’s the scoop, according to Dr. Ahna Brutlag, director veterinary services & Senior Veterinary Toxicologist at Pet Poison Helpline & Safety…

March 16 2020

Pawsilates and Anxiety in Dogs on WGN Radio

Andrea Metcalf, nationally known exercise-diet-health guru, who happens to be both based in Chicago and a dog lover talks about exercising with dogs on my Steve Dale’s Pet World show on WGN Radio.. Listen HERE as Andrea describes her new “thing,” called Pawsilates, held at StudiosFUSE (2215 N. Halsted St.) This is a gentle and…

March 16 2020

Pets and COVID-19: Most Frequently Asked Questions

People continue to ask and I am repeating the info as not everyone sees everything posted. Dr. Gail Golab of  the American Veterinary Medical Association in conjunction with the CDC answer your most common questions regarding pets and COVID-19 On my Steve Dale’s Pet World Listen HERE as Dr. Gail Golab, Chief Veterinary Officer, Scientific Affairs and Public…

March 16 2020

Luck of the Irish Dogs

There are nine dog breeds from the wee little country of Ireland, some of which are popular in the U.S. And, according to Rover, if you have one of those dog breeds, you’re pretty likely to use an Irish name. Here’s a fun infographic from Rover:

March 16 2020

Wee Bit of Fun: Irish Dog Breeds

For the island nation that’s just under 33,000 square miles, Ireland has more than their wee bit of Irish dogs. Just to compare, Ireland is slightly smaller than the state of Maine. Here’s a rundown of the dog breeds that originated in Ireland. Glenn of Imaal Terrier Hailing from the County Wicklow in Ireland, the Glenn…

March 15 2020

Can COVID-19 Be Transmitted by Touching Dogs

Many have asked me the following question regarding the possibility of a friend or stranger with the COVID-19 novel corona virus petting your dog and then the fear is that the virus can live on the dog and when you pet your dog, the virus is transmitted to you. Or among cats, that the cat…

March 15 2020

AVMA and COVID-19 and Your Pets: Is There a Reason to Worry?

On my Steve Dale’s Pet World Listen HERE as Dr. Gail Golab, Chief Veterinary Officer, Scientific Affairs and Public Policy at the American Veterinary Medical Association explains what we do know and what we still may not be sure of regarding COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). Veterinarians deal with corona viruses a lot and have for a very…

March 13 2020

Latest on Pets and COVID-19

Human corona virus, COVID-19, according to this press release (below) from the diagnostic laboratory IDEXX, has not seen a single positive result in dogs or cats, after testing thousands. IDEXX recommends against testing pets for COVID-19 as pets with respiratory signs are best seeing their own veterinarian, who can then advise on appropriate diagnostics for…

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