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Pet expert Steve Dale and Paul Cstro Jr. about Aeris a movie about a kitten with FIP

Aeris the Movie About a Kitten with FIP Now Available

Filmmaker/actor Paul Castro Jr. with actress Aly Miller produced a movie called “Aeris.”  The short award-winning short film is about a very unusual topic for a movie: a kitten with a presumed fatal disease called feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). We talk a bit about what FIP. Paul says he made the movie because he and…

Labrador Chases the Cat

Q: I have a 5-month old chocolate Labrador. My problem of Labrador Chases the cat is when she starts playing with my cat. She chase’s the cat around the living room and kitchen then takes a flying leap down the family room stairs then jumps on the couch at full force no matter who is…

Speaking About Dogs and Cats Sold at Pet Stores in Vernon Hills

A chain pet store selling puppies was considering a move into the Chicago suburb of Vernon Hills but rebuffed (clearly the Trustees and the Mayor/President Roger Byrne have done their homework on this topic), and changed their course following push back. At least for now. A wave of cities across American and Canada and the…
PetSmart offering free baths following Hurricane Florence

PetSmart Offering Free Dog Baths in Hurricane Florence Region

PetSmart is offering free dog baths to help pet parents who have animals affected by Hurricane Florence. Now through Saturday, September 22, from noon until close, PetSmarts impacted communities will offer free basic bath to pets. Residents are encouraged to call the store ahead of time to book their pet’s bath appointment; mention the free bath…
Puppy Mill Project Walk

March for National Puppy Mill Awareness Day

National Puppy Mill Awareness Day is September 16. The Puppy Mill Project will march down Michigan Avenue to create educational awareness, communicating loud and clear where dogs sold at pet stores are really from. It’s amazing how many people actually have no idea pet store dogs are from puppy mills. An that by supporting or…

Lemon Laws for Pet Store Sales: That’s NOT the Solution: Say NO to Naperville’s Proposal

Remember this: No responsible breeder EVER EVER EVER sells to a pet store. Some communities suggest, “Can’t we just have a ‘lemon law’ to protect consumers?” Well here are problems with an idea, and at one time it seemed like the lemon laws were a viable compromise. I was wrong. ‘Lemon laws’ only encourage pet…

Pet Store Sales of Dogs and Cats Banned in Kankakee

Kankakee, IL has been added to the nationally growing list of cities that prohibits dogs and cats sold at pet stores. What’s more, dogs and cats will no longer be allowed to be sold at flea markets or swap meets in Kankakee. No be clear no responsible breeder would EVER allow dogs or cats to…

Maryland Bans Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores

Maryland is set to become the second state in the country, following California, to ban retail pet stores from selling dogs and cats. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) signed the legislation into law Tuesday, April 24, despite pushback from the owners of the state’s seven affected pet stores, and the American Kennel Club (AKC)  (with this alert and…

Never Buy Rabbits for Easter: 8 Rabbit Facts

Here’s why I am for the laws limiting the sales of rabbits at pet stores: They’re still sold at Easter and people still buy real bunnies at Easter. And, people still find out that they’re a commitment, just like a dog or a cat, so they quickly give up on their rabbit, relinquishing to a…

FDA Official Comments on J.M. Smucker Recall of 31 Dog Foods (with UPC Codes)

I previously posted regarding the pet food recall of 31 brands of the J.M. Smucker Company before the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine came out with this notice. I copied verbatim (as I do with recalls). The FDA notes that there are low levels of the euthanasia drug pentobarbital in some foods,…

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