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Comptroller's Critters, Susana Mendoza on WGN Radio

Illinois State Comptroller Susana Mendoza offers some really good news for Illinois pet lovers (and in Illinois, good news about pets has been rare lately). Listen HERE to my conversation with Susana on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. But first, news guy Dave Schwanee on how Paul Lisnek (WGN-TV, CLTV) was there for the…

TNR Friendly Kittens Should Be Adopted

Trap-Nueter-Return (TNR) has proved to be the most efficient means of controlling feral or community cats. The idea is to humanely trap outdoor cats, bring them into a shelter or veterinary clinic to be spay/neutered, hopefully vaccinated for rabies and then most cats are re-released where they were caught. Obviously being unable to continue reproducing,…

Help Find Flea Market Puppy a Home

With all the dogs we’ve successfully adopted on WGN Radio with Steve Cochran , I thought for sure we’d get Charlie a home. My gosh – just a puppy….True enough, a puppy who had a poor start in life and requires training. But then all puppies require training. Steve said on the air, “A dog this…

Mosquitoes Carry More Disease Than You Think

Consumer Reports just did a piece on how to protect yourself against the Zika virus. But what about your pets? Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Dwight Bowman, professor at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Bowman is also on the Board of Directors of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) says, “We don’t believe that dogs get the Zika virus.” The…

Sight Hounds, In Some Ways A Different Type of Dog

Training sight hounds is unique, though a dog is a dog is a dog – and therefore even for sight hounds positive reinforcement training matters, says dog trainer Dennis Damon. Sight hounds are fascinating. For example, how they naturally economize their energy. For example, enticing dogs to chase them at dog parks, but running just…

Lyme Disease Symptoms in People and in Dogs

LYME DISEASE IN PEOPLE: The symptoms of Lyme disease in people vary and may appear in stages. Please note the following is not meant to be an exhaustive list of symptoms. Also, it’s important to understand that ticks enjoy sharing and might infect a person with Lyme and also anaplasmosis and/or still another of many…

Diego is Drinking from Fish Tank

Q: Is it ok for Diego to drink to water from the fish tank? C. H., Cyberspace A: It’s a mystery as to whether Diego is a dog or a cat, still emergency veterinarian Dr. Heather Loenser of Lebanon, NJ of the American Animal Hospital Association can offer advice because for the most part it…

Snakes Alive in Manitoba

Garter snakes are out en force in a Chicago neighborhood, and according to reports some U.S. Postal Service letter carriers won’t deliver the mail because of their fear of the snakes. Of course, they could walk around the snakes, who are typically attempting to hide anyway. It’s a good thing they don’t deliver mail in…

Illinois Governor Targets Cats

The state of Illinois is a mess. I am not being political – just honest. It’s made national news that the State has operated without a budget for nearly a year, schools have suffered, at some colleges enrollment is now down. In particular, non-profits serving at risk individuals with various needs, have been shut out.…

Snakes Rule in a Chicago Neighborhood

Whatever happened to that old adage, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of  their appointed rounds.” In Rogers Park, an urban north side Chicago neighborhood, there’s what some are calling an infestation of garter snakes. And some postal carriers are refusing to deliver the mail…

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