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Merry Christmas to Me: Decoding Your Cat Arrives!

It’s the best Christmas gift ever; my advance copy of Decoding Your Cat, authored by members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists just arrived. You can order your advance copy too! I suppose I do take credit for this all beginning. The concept for this collaborative book idea was hatched at the Western Veterinary…

Twas a Pets Night Before Christmas

Twas a Pet’s Night Before Christmas “Twas a pet’s night before Christmas and all through the house – not a creature was stirring, especially the mouse — ’cause that mouse knows who’s in the house. Oh there’s Fido, there’s Fluffy, there’s Duchess, and King. On Rover, on Scruffy, with that squeaky thing. Go by the…

Good News Purrsuing FIP Symposium; Pets Night Before Christmas, WGN Radio

No doubt the biggest news in the cat world of 2019. If you missed by WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show; listen HERE to my conversation with Dr. Glenn Olah, past president of the Winn Feline Foundation about the FIP Symposium, Purrsuing FIP and Winning at the University of California, Davis and the…

Reindeer Veterinarian from the AVMA

Who knew? There’s an official veterinarian at the North Pole, Dr. John Howe, who doubles as the President of the American Veterinary Medical Association. And who knew Santa’s reindeer required paperwork to indicate they’re in good health and can cross international borders.

Keeping Pets Safe Over Christmas

Let’s keep pets safe and out of the animal ER over Christmas. From the American Animal Hospital Association, I speak on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with senior veterinary officer Dr. Heather Loenser. I start with hazards regarding Christmas trees, and first on that list is tinsel. She says categorically “Don’t buy…

12 Pet Safety Tips of Christmas

12 safety tips to ensure pet safety and a safe howliday 12) Candles Burn Bright: Curiosity can kill a cat or a puppy. If a candle is knocked over, a house fire can start. A pet can get singed brushing against a candle. Scented candles can be life-threatening to birds due their sensitive respiratory systems.…

AAHA Lifestage Guidelines

Dr. Heather Loenser, senior veterinary officer at the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) discusses the new AAHA Canine Lifestage Guidelines (which is free!) AAHA reviewers who compiled the Guidelines agreed that there are unique lifestages for dogs. Of course, it all begins with puppies (birth until the dog is done growing rapidly), then young adult…

Campylobacter Outbreak in Pet Store Puppies

So, why wouldn’t you buy a puppy at a pet store? Can you say puppy mills? These horrific places and commercial mass production is where all dogs or cats from pet stores are sourced (unless from a reputable shelter or rescue who happen to adopt via a pet store). Now, the Centers for Disease Control…

Minimizing Holiday Anxiety in Pets

Some pets are like the Grinch; they just don’t appreciate the Christmas spirit. Everything in their lives can be upside down at this time of year. The family is busily trying to attend to last minute shopping, and frazzled attempting to keep up with the kids’ Christmas parties. Meanwhile, you’re running to catch sales at…

French Bulldogs: The Size of the Fight in the Dog

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog,” Mark Twain. Mr. Twain was correct when it comes to Harley, a 3-year old French Bulldog. Harley actually managed to stop a burglar from entering the home of Samantha Sanchez in Vista, CA. A motion activated…

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