Articles: horses

Stop Lyme with Dr. Michael Dryden on WGN radio

Tick Disease Happens in the Fall; Supporting Older Cats

Guests on my WGN Radio show HERE: Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden on how the fall is the most common time of year ticks may give Lyme to dogs, and Dr. Kurt Venator, chief medical officer at Purina. I talked about the East Asian or long-horned tick which entered the country somehow via Asia. And…
Pet expert Steve Dale comments on pony painting parties

Pony Parties: Insulting, Therapeutic or Fun?

Pony parties? If you’re thinking old-school riding on a pony, this takes children’s birthday parties a step or two beyond that. It’s a horse painting party, and the canvas are real horses. Ponies are painted with a reportedly non-toxic, non-harmful substances.  Some contend the ponies actually enjoy the attention. Of course, they have no idea…

Joe Camp Recalls How Benji Began and Talks About the Soul of a Horse

When Benji was first created in 1974, it was a tough sell. Joe Camp was a totally unknown commodity to Hollywood, and the idea of shelter dog starring in a major family film seemed “crazy.” Turns out, Camp’s family friendly idea was just right for the time, and Hollywood’s initial response proved to be very…

Horse Slaughter Could Return to the U.S.

A vote by the House Appropriations Committee on July 12 might lay groundwork to bring horse slaughter and processing of horse meat back to the U.S. To date, there is no horse slaughtering facility in the U.S., but horses are transported routinely to Mexico or Canada to be slaughtered. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) pushed to renew what…

Heartfelt Connections, Many Animals Seek to Help Us

Anne Beall puts it nicely: She says it’s the human-animal bond that makes us human. Here, we talk about that bond, which she explores in her book, Heartfelt Connections. Beall and I compare the differences between the relationships we have with animals and humans. Arguably the biggest difference is that animals are capable of unconditional leave. Sometimes,…

The Human-Animal Bond Makes Us Human

“Heartfelt Connections: How People and Animals Help One Another,” offers one touching story after another from author Anne Beall. Listen RIGHT HERE on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World broadcast says the human-animal bond makes us human. It’s a fascinating interview, as Beall says she believes that in many cases animals cognitively try to help us –…

Horses Starving, One Man Making a Difference

Curtis Bostic isn’t horsing around; he’s serious about saving horses in Eastern Kentucky. The innocent horses were once owned, but due to finances or “convenience,” their owners just let out to survive on their own – or not. Bostic talks about the 1,200 horses in the region – but this is happening all over America,…

Horses Help Autistic Child; New Game Changer for Kidney Disease in Pets

“A Long Ride Home: An Extraordinary Journey of Healing that Changed a Child’s Life,” author Rupert Isaacson tells me on WGN Radio  Steve Dale’s Pet World how exposing Rowan – his young autistic son – to the world, and traditional healing ways really has made a difference. Most of all what’s mattered has been his son’s love of…

Using Lyme Vaccine for Dogs in Horses

Mosquitoes and ticks like to bite anything they can for a meal, from people to dogs to horses – among them. Vaccines help prevent the mosquito transmitted West Nile virus and Easter Equine Encephalitis in horses. However, among that equine vaccine that remains elusive is that against Lyme disease—an increasingly diagnosed disease transmitted to horses…

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