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July 23 2010

Dr. Rubin on Steve Dale's Pet World Answers Your Questions

Dr. Sheldon Rubin – who is known for a distinguished career, and for training three of the most famous veterinarians (who can be seen is this technical video) – on Steve Dale’s Pet World, Saturday July 24, 2 pm CT – 890, AM WLS.

July 22 2010

Rehab For Cats: Water Therapy Helps Cat

It seems there are drug stores, banks and rehabilitation places around every corner. Now, there are rehab facilities for pets! It’s a great thing, and there are several in the Chicago area and several in most major metro areas. Among their services, hydrotherapy (underwater therapy). Mostly, it’s dogs who benefit, but every one in a…

July 22 2010

Parrot Beaks World's Record

Speed parrot training. A Senegal parrot performs 20 tricks in 2 minutes. Pretty cool, I think.

July 22 2010

Two Cats, A Dog…A Love Affair

I HATE THE EXPRESSION, ‘THEY FIGHT LIKE CATS AND DOGS.’ Over a quarter of all pet owners – have at least one cat and one dog….and mostly those families don’t need Jimmy Carter to broker peace. You still don’t believe me, watch this. (thanks for the post idea Karen)

July 22 2010

Navigating Pet Insurance

I am very much a proponent of pet insurance. Pet Insurance Saves Lives! Really….consider this, a 11-year old dog diagnosed with cancer. Treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, etc) $3,000. The veterinarian says prognosis is very good. But prognosis may be irrelevant if the family just doesn’t have the money. With pet insurance, the cost is shared (depending…

July 22 2010

Pit Bull Helps Out Mary Tyler Moore

You’ve heard of dogs who help people in unexpected ways, warning of the onset heart palpitations and irregularities and seizures. Some dogs even warn of diabetic crashes. Actress Mary Tyler Moore says she has one of those dogs, She told PeoplePets.com, “”He helps me with my diabetes –he can sense when something’s not right.” By…

July 19 2010

What Cats Really Think?

Finally found someone found a translator who can speak cat. 

July 19 2010

Tribute to Senior Dogs

Love knows no age – Our own Lucy is 15 and doing ok. Still, I cried. 

July 19 2010

The Friendly Skies Aren't Always So Friendly For Pets

Chicago Tribune reporter Jon Hilkevitch got it right, but many news reports on TV and radio, in particular, goofed. The reports indicated that according to the United States Department of Transportation flying with short-faced dogs or dogs with those pushed in noses places their lives at a greater risk, and advices against it. Well, that’s…

July 19 2010

Gov. Quinn Puts His Paw Down, A Dogfighting Law With Real Bite

I participated in a historic Illinois bill signing (HB 5790) – increasing the felony penalty for dogfighting near schools, parks, day cares and playgrounds. When Gov. Pat Quinn signed the measure (July 17, ’10), Illinois became the first state in the union to throw one more penalty at dogfighters, translating to more time in jail.…

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