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June 22 2020

Human Animal Bond: Little Girl Sings to Horses

The sweetest thing ever: The Human Animal Bond right here!!

June 21 2020

Animal Stories with Tommy Edwards and Dog Training Techniques at What Price

Tommy Edwards was one half of what was arguably the most legendary radio bit in Chicago radio history, called Animal Stories. On my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN Radio show, listen HERE as I talk with Lil’ Snotnose Tommy about his book, People Tell Me I Grew Up Listening to You: Stories from Behind the Mic.…

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 19 2020

Restraining Dogs in Vehicles in the U.S., U.K. and Australia

Due to the pandemic people will fly less around the U.S., and are expected to drive. Also, with the Fourth of July just around the corner in the U.S. and summer car travel everywhere, researchers looked at the U.S., the U.K. and Australia and how dogs are restrained – if at all – in cars.…

June 18 2020

Fireworks and Pets: The Big Bang Theory

It’s not that dogs aren’t patriotic, but many dogs, and also some cats, are terrified of the loud and sudden bangs we call fireworks around July 4th. It’s arguably adaptive to be hard-wired to be afraid of sudden loud sounds. We too may jump and even run from loud and unexplained noises. Who wouldn’t? Dogs…

June 17 2020

COVID-19 and Pets and Wild Animals: What’s Known and Not Known

People continue to be concerned or simply curious about dogs, cats and domestic ferrets and SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. The good news is that diagnostic labs Antech and IDEXX have now tested thousands of dogs and cats with only (according to my count) two cats in New York State testing positive in the U.S. Add…

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 15 2020

We’re Getting a Puppy: What Will Our Three Dogs Think?

Q: We have a new puppy coming to the house on Wednesday. we have three older dogs that are here and we don’t know how to introduce the puppy to the three dogs. Should we have the puppy in a crate outside and have the three dogs discover the puppy or do we just bring…

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 13 2020

FIP in Cats Cure Investigated for COVID-19

Here’s an amazing one health story: Legendary investigator Dr. Niels Pedersen, distinguished professor University of California, who responsible for so much of what we have learned regarding infectious disease in cats, including feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). FIP happens as a result of the feline corona virus, and – until now – considered fatal. Dr. Pedersen…

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