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Explaining the Tragic Fire which Killed 30 Dogs on WGN Radio

Thirty dogs died in a tragic fire on January 14 at Bully Life Animal Services (formerly D and D Kennels),  2N442 County Farm Road, West Chicago. Listen to the kennel operator Garrett Mercado on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio.  Garrett describes what happened: He took his car to help a friend.  When he arrived back…

Blum Animal Hospital Supports Pets of Furloughed Federal Employees

Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago wrote this post: ❤️ Our hearts go out to all of our clients and their families (including furry family members!) who are affected by the government shutdown. Because accidents and emergencies seem to arise at the worst possible time, we will be offering complimentary exams for any furloughed Federal employees.* Please…

Importance of Dental Care in Pets

Dr. Ed Koronowsk, veterinary services manager at CEVA Animal Health suggests dental care is as important for dogs and cats as it is for people on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show  If you let the teeth go, the gums suffer and that’s painful but also as bacterial builds so does the animal.…

New Generic Protection Against Heartworm

Ceva Animal Health announced (as I reported here first) that they are launching MilbeGuard™ (milbemycin oxime) Flavored Tablets, the first FDA-approved generic heartworm preventive in the U.S. MilbeGuard is a monthly, beef-flavored tablet that prevents heartworm disease and treats and controls whipworms (in dogs only), hookworms and roundworms. While Heartworm disease is totally preventable, this…

Fear Free and Please NO Declaw on WGN Radio

2018 was the breakout year for Fear Free. Listen HERE as Dr. Marty Becker explains what the Fear Free initiative is all about on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World.  Fear Free really extends into all our homes, emotional health and well-being does matter, explains Dr Becker. “How could (veterinarians) have ignored this?” We…

Good News for South Suburban Humane Society

South Suburban Humane Society Executive Director Emily Klehm makes an announcement on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show.   Listen HERE as Klehm describes how a recent anonymous donor purchased the old Homewood Animal Hospital in Homewood, and once renovated the building will become a second adoption center. That’s in addition to the current…

Treating Cats with a New CATitutde

We’re looking at cats today with an entirely different lens than say 25 years ago, and this is true for veterinarians too! Veterinarians have responded by creating Cat Friendly Practices. The idea is to offer an approach which is more cat friendly, from the cats’ perspectives.  The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Cat Friendly…

Preventive Pet Care, AVMA and PFI Resolutions

A press release from the Pet Food Institute and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). I typically don’t print releases verbatim but for many years I’ve talked about and have written about the importance of preventive pet care. I am honored to be a small part of the AVMA Partners for Healthy Pets Initiative. IDEXX…

Dr. Susan Little Earns Power of Pink Award

Dr. Susan Little is inspiring – there’s no other way to put it. Dr. Little is the most recent recipient of the Germinder20 Power of Pink Award. When our, then famous, piano playing cat Ricky succumbed to feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), I wanted to launch a fund to support research for this very common and deadly…

Anti Cruelty Society Offering Pet Food to Employees Furloughed by Government Shutdown

The Government shutdown is impacting lives across America. Here’s a brilliant and innovative idea from the Anti Cruelty Society in Chicago, which I encourage other shelters with appropriate resources to follow suit on: Anti-Cruelty Society Offering Pet Food and Supplies to Government Employees Furloughed by Shutdown The Anti-Cruelty Society is offering pet-owning furloughed Federal Government…

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