Anti-Vaxxers: A Scary Trend in the Pet World

March 19, 2019

Anti-vaxxers – those opposed to nearly all or even all vaccines - are gaining momentum. Their claims are based largely on misguided and even made up notions regarding human vaccines, and even more distorted information regarding vaccines for animals. You might expect to read this sort of piece in CATSTER

WGN Radio Dog Adoption Segment from Anti Cruelty Society

March 18, 2019

Three words to describe Estela are: affectionate, gentle, and sweet, and dog adoption. And she can be yours, from the Anti Cruelty Society. Tracy Elliott EstelaIn our WGN Radio dog adoption segment tomorrow (Tuesday), 9:10 AM with Steve Cochran (on WGN Radio and CLTV). Tracy Elliot, new Anti Cruelty President

Protecting Pets In Kennel Fires

March 15, 2019

When over 30 dogs were killed in a fire in West Chicago (Bully Life Animal Services or formerly D and D Kennels),  2N442 County Farm Road on January 14, I thought this shouldn’t ever happen again. Indeed, this tragedy, and others like it – which do happen around the country – are often preventable.With

It’s Up to You New York: Ban Sales of Dogs, Cats at Pet Stores

March 13, 2019

No responsible breeder ever sells to a pet store, and that is why so many communities have  banned sales of dogs and cats (and sometimes also rabbits) from pet stores. Several counties have done the same. Forgot about going into a pet store to purchase a dog or cat in California or in Maryland, that

Losing a Dedicated Force to Save Animals

March 13, 2019

Janice Chatterton, founder and President of the SPCA Puerto Vallarta, did in life what few do. She helped to change an entire culture and has saved lives. Chatterton, who was in her eighties, recently passed away after a sudden illness. Chatterton with two of her best palsHer sheer determination to rescue

Swaying Cats to Aim Into the Litter Box

March 8, 2019

Here’s what you can say for sure about litter boxes and cats. Eliminating outside the box is a significant cause of death. The human animal bond can fracture easily enough as a result of cat pee or poop around the house. No surprise, this is likely the most common explanation for cats to be relinquished

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Saving Pets’ Lives in Kennel Fires

Kennel fires and fires at pet boarding facilities happen too often around the U.S. with far too many fatalities, and nearly all those horrible deaths are preventable. When over 30 dogs were killed in a fire in West Chicago (Bully Life Animal Services or formerly D and D Kennels), 2N442 County Farm Road on January…

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Expanded Hill’s Pet Nutrition Recall

Hill’s Pet Nutrition (Science Diet) recall has expanded, and leaving others confused. So, here it is directly from the Hill’s site: Hill’s Pet Nutrition is expanding its voluntary recall of canned dog food products due to elevated levels of Vitamin D. This expansion relates to the same vitamin premix that led to the Jan. 31…

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St. Patrick’s Day Dogs

For a nation that’s just under 33,000 square miles, Ireland has more than their wee bit of dog St. Patrick’s Day dogs, Just to compare, Ireland is slightly smaller than the state of Maine. We could be green with envy. Here’s a rundown of the dog breeds that originated in Ireland. Glenn of Imaal Terrier…

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Canine Lymphoma with Dr. Sue Cancer Vet

Veterinary oncologist Dr. Sue Ettinger talks about what might be the most common cancer in dogs, lymphoma. She agrees no one wants to hear that diagnosis, but it can be very treatable. Dr. Sue describes how you petting your dog may lead to a veterinary visit, which could lead to the diagnosis. So, always pet…

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Reunited with Donkey: It Feels So Good

After raising the donkey, this girl was separated for a few years, Do you think this donkey remembers her? The human animal bond goes beyond dogs and cats. Way beyond.

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Don’t Believe the Hype: Dogs are Not Wolves

Of course, dogs evolved from wolves, but it’s definitely not as advertised. Dogs evolved from a wolf species circa 40,000 years ago. And that species is long gone. Dogs-wolves – not sure what to call them when they were in the process of evolving – actually hunted in tandem with Cro-Magnon men. And it turns…

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Malamute May Miss Her Friend

Q: “We had two dogs one 13 and the other 11 years. They never played together. Their only interaction was aggressive. Due to illness, needed to euthanize the 13-year-old dog. Since that day, our other dog, Nadzia, a Malamute, has developed separation anxiety. Whenever we leave, Nadzia howls. It occurred to us that this is…

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