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Anti-Vaxxers: A Scary Trend in the Pet World

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 or DOGSTER magazines, and the…

WGN Radio Dog Adoption Segment from Anti Cruelty Society

Three words to describe Estela are: affectionate, gentle, and sweet, and dog adoption. And she can be yours, from the Anti Cruelty Society. In 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 will make his Chicago WGN Radio debut with…

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

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

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. Her sheer determination to rescue animals in need has saved a few thousand dogs and…

Swaying Cats to Aim Into the Litter Box

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…

Tufts at Tech: Vet Students and High School Students Helping Those in Need

Tufts at Tech Community Veterinary Clinic is the nation’s first on-the-job veterinary clinic at a high school developed in collaboration with a veterinary school.  And everyone wins on so many levels. Just for starters Tufts at Tech allows students in the Veterinary Assisting program at the Worcester Technical High School to get real-life hands-on experience…

Millennials Really Love Their Fur Babies

Much maligned millennials are finally doing something right, at least when it comes to their fur babies. Millennials are taking their heads out of their phones and showing up for preventive care for pets more than previous generations. They seem to get it, and cats may benefit even more than dogs. However, their concerns and…

Bella the Siamese Cat May Not Love the New Baby

Q: Bella is a 13-year old Siamese who recently starting peeing outside the litter box, on all the beds. She is showing a few signs of being confused. Bella saw the vet two months ago and the bloodwork was clean. Until recently was an only child. She doesn’t mind the baby butting her occasionally with…

Paul Vallas on Animal Welfare Issues: He Gets It

I’ve never heard a Mayoral candidate say that he understands that a more humane city toward animals means that we may be more humane to one another. And that’s exactly what Chicago Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas says HERE on my WGN radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show. I describe one event that impressed me about Paul:…

What If Cats Have Thumbs?

Oh oh – what would it be like if cats have thumbs?

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