Dog Flu to Queen Elizabeth Honoring Horse Protection Advocate


Dr. Natalie Marks

Following a dog flu outbreak in Nashville, TN, Dr. Natalie Marks says HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio, it can happen anywhere unless enough dogs are vaccinated. She explains signs of dog flu and why dog parents should pair up for protection with both the vaccine for dog flu and for Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, which includes Bordetella (kennel cough). Dr. Marks says that when we think about preventing kennel cough, but for some reason when it comes to dog flu we think more reactively, after the fact.

Marty Irby

Dogs as pirates seems too obvious, as Captain Gabe Argumedo of the Mercury Skyline Cruiseline (Boats leave from the NE corner of Michigan Avenue at Wacker Drive) talks about the scary Halloween Canine Cruise costume contest which features a very nice prize for pet parents.

Also, HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio Queen Elizabeth was an animal activist, particularly when it came to horses. And only the pandemic in 2020 cancelled the Queen personally presenting Marty Irby, executive director Animal Wellness Action with an award. In part, it’s because of the work he’s done to prevent soring, which personally impressed the Queen. Irby explains what soring is any why it is inhumane and how the Queen was so adamant about positive reinforcement for horses.  It was their common love of horses that actually most bonded the Queen with President and Nancy Reagan.

A thorough explanation about pet allergies.