Articles: veterinary health

Since Vick's Arrival, Dogfighting On the Rise in the City of Brotherly Love

Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Karen Overall is a New York Times blogger, and I credit her for this amazing blog post. Dr. Karen Overall Overall, who is at University of Pennsylvania Center for Neurobiology & Behavior in Philadelphia, explained that since quarterback Michael Vick joined the Philadelphia Eagles, reported cases of dogfigting have actually tripled. Hmm…thought…

American Humane Behavior and Training Advisory Committee

I’ve supported and promoted the Animal Behavior Research Institute website since its inception several years back as the best place for professionals to go to for pet behavior information. The site is free and also open to the public. So anyone can sneak in and watch superstars in the world of animal behavior instruct their…

Dogs Don't Mean to Be Mean, Their Brains Are Merely Misfiring

The control of different behaviors is a complex process that is influenced by both genetics and environmental factors, according to a story in Science Daily from May 25. A new study confirms what other researchers have shown – that there’s a correlation between aggression that the firing of those neurotransmitters in canine brains.  Here’s the…

Why Are Puppy Mills Allowed to Operate?

If puppy mills dogs are living in horrific conditions, conditions which are not anywhere nearly United States Department of Agriculture legal standards – how can these places operate? Federal investigators have uncovered grisly conditions at puppy mills where dogs were infested with ticks, living with gaping wounds and in pools of feces, according to a…

Consumer Guidelines for Care of America's #1 Companion

CATegorical Care: An Onwers Guide to America’s #1 Companion is FREE to download. It’s 24 pages of information about how to adopt cats (June is Adopt-A-Cat Month), about cat care and health; how to get cats to the veterinarian, how you might observe your cat needs veterinary care, how to train cats, why identification for…

Dog Park 101

I love dog parks, and even helped to spearhead their official creation in Chicago (though Wiggly Field had already begun as a trial). In Chicago, these fenced off dog parks are within larger parks, so they are called Dog Friendly Areas (DFA’s). The Chicago Park District offers lots of information – including DFA rules and…

Cats in Times Square

Visit a Shelter – ADOPT-A-CAT! June is Adopt-a-Cat month! This blog post is the premiere of a video which will soon appear on the Jumbotron in Times Square. (Aside from watching, consider adopting, consider giving – just a text away)

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid: The Attack of the Killer Parasites!

According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, our pets – and potentially all of us – may be susceptible to a new laundry list of illnesses spread by parasites. Most of these parasites were previously solely associated with the developing world, but are now cropping up in the U.S. Some of the infections…

Heartworm Disease: It's Preventable

You don’t need to treat heartworm disease, if you prevent it in the first place simply by offering your dog the medication….In cats, bigger issue, there is no treatment; the only answer is prevention. Dr. Sheldon Rubin, past president of the American Heartworm Society:

Talking Hockey, Cat Care and Saluting Dr. Rubin: Steve Dale's Pet World

Certified as a Cat Behavior Consultant by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, author of “Every Cat’s Survival Guide to Living with a Neurotic Owner,” and New York Post cat columnist – Beth Adelman knows cat behavior….but she is – get this – also a hockey expert! She just authored (with her husband, music…

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