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Tragic Fire Could Inspire Change

This tragedy is unfathomable, but perhaps good can come from it.  According to media reports 30 dogs were killed in the fire on January 14 at Bully Life Animal Services (formerly D and D Kennels), on county Farm Road in West Chicago.  Garrett Mercado wasn’t at home at the time of the fire, as he…

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…

A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula for Dogs tested positive for Salmonella.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners that A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula for Dogs, lot 2018 20/08 20, has tested positive for Salmonella (according to the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine release) Lystn, LLC, also doing business as Answers Pet Food, is the brand owner of A+ Answers Straight…

Tragic Fire Kills 29 Dogs in West Chicago

At last count 29 dogs were killed in a tragic West Chicago fire. The fire started Monday morning (January 14) at D and D Kennels, at 2N441 County Farm Road, police said. Authorities responded to the structure fire at about 5:30 a.m. Heroically at least 20 dogs were saved. Some first responders even reportedly suffered…

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…

Forever 21 Removes Hoodie of Pit Bull-Type Dog in Chains

It took several days but Forever 21 did finally remove the hoodie with an image of a pit bull-type dog in chains and a padlock from their website. Some said Forever 21 issued an apology, but that apology is pretty hidden away, or perhaps was  only sent to some who complained via their social sites.…

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…

Update on Dog Dragged on a Leash in Chicago

The man responsible in this video for dragging a dog on a leash outside a car while he drove has been caught.. Nelson Benitez, of Chicago was charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty. Police said Benitez, 69, was placed under arrest at his home. “Based on interviews about the account, inspection of the dog, and conditions…

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