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Ajax is trained to find endangered Kea

One Dog Helps to Save an Endangered Parrot Species

It’s astounding what dogs can do. Ajax is the only dog that is training for finding kea birds. The kea is an endangered flightless parrot species only found on New Zealand’s South Island. And researchers need to keep tabs on how many there and where they area. And Ajax is the nation’s official and the…

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…
Debbie Martin talks with Steve Dale about Fear Free

Superstar Technician/Nurse Debbie Martin on Fear Free

Debbie Martin is five stars. The nearly all perfect reviews are for veterinary nurse Debbie Martin and her husband veterinary behaviorist Dr. Ken Martin’s book “Puppy Start Right.” Overwhelming positive reviews is unprecedented, albeit appropriate for this book. Debbie is one of very few veterinary nurses (or technicians) board certified in behavior. I talk with…
Dr. Kim Kendall and two kittens are better than one

Two Kittens Are Better than One

Speaking with my pal Dr. Kim Kendall, a cat veterinarian from Sydney, Australia who feels very strongly that two kittens are better than one. She explains here on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Kittens need to play and learn and to bite, and if there’s not another kitten, you might be the…
Steve Dale reports on Veterinary Behavior Symposium

Veterinary Behavior Symposium

The 2018 American College of Veterinary Behavior Symposium of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists was held in Denver in July, just prior to the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association. This is where much of the latest research in veterinary behavior is first revealed. One of the most fascinating presentations was from ethologist…
Lucille Ball liked working with animals

Lucille Ball Wasn’t Upstaged by Animals

Unlike some actors, Lucille Ball never minded working with animals, as long as the laughs still came And Lucy especially loved dogs. Just before her “I Love Lucy” days Lucy and Desi lived on a farm (outside Los Angeles) where they had a cow who was more like a rooster. I don’t recall the cow’s…
Pet expert Steve Dale says Aunt Bee became a crazy cat lady

Aunt Bee the Crazy Cat Lady

In Mayberry, everyone loved Aunt Bee. By all accounts actress Frances Bavier had a love/hate relationship with her recurring character on The Andy Giffith Show and Mayberry RFD. After working with the likes of Henry Fonda and Bette Davis, and in Broadway shows, she apparently didn’t love being typecast as doting Aunt Bee. She thought…
AVMA pet demographics

New AVMA Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook

From the American Veterinary Medical Association Pet Ownership Sourcebook: Pet ownership is on the rise in the United States, with dogs leading the way and large increases in the number of less traditional pets like poultry and lizards, according to recently released data from the AVMA. The 2017-2018 edition of the AVMA Pet Ownership and Demographics…
Winter weather tips, pet expert Steve Dale

Winter is Coming: Time to Protect Your Pets

I hesitate to write about this – but it really is that time of year. The temperatures have fallen, the snow is falling, and people and dogs in winter are slipping on the ice. For small dogs, sight hounds, and very elderly dogs a sweater or coat is a good idea. It’s funny how this…

How Dog Show Judges Make Choices

From the National Dog Show presented by Purina, which airs Thanksgiving Day at noon (all time zones). How dog show judges makes choices. I Spoke to renowned dog show judge Peter Green (who will soon be judging Westminster) and judge Marjorie Martorella. Dogs are not judged against others in the ring per se, but against…

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