Dog Bite Prevention Is Every Day, Or Should Be

Dog Bite Prevention Is Every Day, Or Should Be
Though Dog Bite Prevention Week is wrapping up, the idea of preventing bites should not end on a given day. Each year, more than 800,000 people receive medical attention for dog bites. At least half of them are children, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. While that sounds like a lot of people, it’s... Read more »

Pet Travel Tips

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I offer pet travel tips on HouseSmarts TV. Here are the gadgets and items I mention: Kurgo Booster Seat >> Rough Rider Roadie Collar >> Petmate Pop-Up Pup Tent >> Kurgo Wander Pack >>  Adaptil   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free,... Read more »

Dog Flu Diminishing, Dogs Can Again Be Social Butterflies

Dog Flu Diminishing, Dogs Can Again Be Social Butterflies
Dog flu incidents are way down in the Chicago area. Based on conversations with many veterinary professionals, go back to your regular lifestyles, and socialize your dogs as you want. However, be careful. There continue to be a few hot spots, primarily southwest. There’s no predicting where future hot spots may occur, if they occur... Read more »
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Tick Invasion, Protecting Dogs from Lyme and Other Tick Diseases

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There are more ticks and they are in more places than ever before. And where there are ticks, there is tick disease, increasingly so. We do protect our pets from Lyme and other assorted serious tick diseases: 1) Check your pet daily 2) Buy veterinary products (not randomly online or at big box stores) 3)... Read more »

Vita Bone Summer Dog Photo Contest

Vita Bone Summer Dog Photo Contest
Win prizes having summertime fun with your dog. Indeed, the dog days of some can be fun, spirited, playful and entertaining with your best friends with paws at your side. Here’s all you need to do to enter the dog photo contest: Like or follow Vita Bone® on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter Post a photo of your dog enjoying... Read more »

Canine and Feline Behavior: For Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

Canine and Feline Behavior: For Veterinary Technicians and Nurses
Pets die more often of bad behavior or perceived bad behavior than any other reason – even more than cancer or heart disease, and veterinary technician Julie Shaw with a specialty in animal behavior agrees. Shaw and veterinary technician Debbie Martin co-edited “Canine and Feline Behavior: For Veterinary Technicians and Nurses” and talks about why... Read more »
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OC Raw Dog Food Recall

OC Raw Dog Food Recall
OC Raw Dog Food of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is voluntarily recalling 2055 lbs. of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  An organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Salmonella can affect animals... Read more »

How to Give a Dog a Pill Who Does Want the Pill

How to Give a Dog a Pill Who Does Want the Pill
Q: I read your piece on pilling cats,  how do I pill my stubborn dog who spits it out. I’ve tried rolling the pill inside peanut butter and also tried lunch meat, it doesn’t work. So you have a secret trick?  D. N., Anchorage, AK A: I’m about to reveal the secret trick. While cats... Read more »

Blackhawks Will Soar Past Ducks, Cats Will Benefit

Blackhawks Will Soar Past Ducks, Cats Will Benefit
If it looks like a duck and walks  like a duck, it is a duck. Thanks to renowned human-animal bond expert and author Aubrey Fine, the Winn Feline Foundation’s Ricky Fund is about to earn $50. I began the Ricky Fund after my Devon Rex, Ricky, passed away back in 2001 of feline hypertrophic cardiomypathy... Read more »
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PetSitting Chicagoland Cat Sitters

PetSitting Chicagoland Cat Sitters
How to choose a pet sitter. When to choose a pet sitter. Listen HERE to my conversation from WGN Radio, Steve Dale’s Pet World with Jessica Abernathy, president elect National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, owner Chicagoland Cat Sitters and Professional Pet Sitters. She’s busy. Jessica has a particular focus on cats, and even trains... Read more »