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Acupuncture: Dr. Judy Morgan Says It May Help

Acupuncture is something we all have heard about – meaning we know the term. But what is it really? Dr. Judy Morgan explains, and says this form of medicine can help our pets. She’s my guest on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. I ask about the fact acupuncture involves needles, and how…

New York State Poised to Ban Declaw

For years, I’ve been calling declaw “barbaric.” It IS just that. Denver approved a ban on declaw, which follows Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Monica, and lots of other California cities, several Canadian provinces and over 25 entire nations. And New York state is now poised to be the first state to ban kitty amputations.…

Humane Approach to Thunderstorm Anxiety

Thunderstorm anxiety is huge issue for many, and with all the rain we’re having I can’t imagine a more relevant interview. I speak on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with veterinary behaviorist and co-editor of Decoding Your Dog, Dr. Debbie Horwitz. Horwitz points out that if your dog is anxious about storms…

Rain, Rain Bringing Leptospirosis: Lots of Lepto In Urban Areas

Leptospirosis is a potential outcome of the record rainfall all over the country. Lepto is a bacterial infection that lives in water, and even a city puddle can do it. During and after hurricane and flooding events, leptospirosis often surges.  Here’s what happens: Infected animals urinate in water, whether it’s a large lake or a…

Mutt Jackson and Montrose Dog Beach on WGN Radio

Anti Cruelty Society of Chicago with several partners have taken in  167 dogs and cats from flood and weather savaged Tulsa, Oklahoma. Listen HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show to Collette Bradley of Anti Cruelty talk about how you may help, especially if you consider adoption or know someone who might.…

Importing Pets: Pitfalls Potentially, but A Life Saved is a Life Saved

Do you adopt or rescue a dog or cat from another country – import a pet? This has become a complex and increasingly a controversial question. Sadly, a part of the problem is simply a mind set by regarding American borders – and not wanting anything or anyone from Mexico, in particular, coming into the…

St. Louis Blues Have Gone to the Dogs

As the Stanley Cup moves to St. Louis, the Blues (vs. Boston Bruins), they now have much more than home ice advantage. It”s clear the team has gone to the dogs. The Blues Twitter feed is filed with canines in Blues gear. And it’s all been led by Barclay, a service dog in training who…

Anti Cruelty Accepts Rescued Animals from Oklahoma: IN Need of Foster Homes and Adopters

The Anti-Cruelty Society in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) took in well over 100 cats and dogs stranded by severe storms and flooding in Oklahoma. These animals were in the shelters prior to the storms arrival.  By relocated all the animals, their odds of speedier adoption in an urban area…

Texas Supreme Court Upholds Previous Cat Killer Ruling

 A ruling from the highest state court in Texas that reaffirms the decision to punish Dr. Kristen Lindsey, the veterinarian who cruelly shot Tiger the cat through the head with an arrow in 2015 and bragged about it on social media. The Texas Supreme Court today (May 30) rejected Lindsey’s request to appeal her punishment,…

Coyote, Not So Ugly

I suggest the coyote threat is not a real threat for responsible pet owners. And now, throughout much of the country it’s denning season for coyotes. Mothers are protective of their pups and eager to find food so they may out and visible more often. Also, there’s an increase in numbers of coyotes in many urban…

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