Archive for March 2011

Most Popular Pedigreed Cats

As the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in America (according to American Kennel Club registration statistics), the Persian is our most popular pedigreed cat. Here are the Top-10 cat breeds, according to the Cat Fanciers’ Association.

WGN Radio Petcast: FIP with Dr. Niels Pedersen, Earthquake Preparedness, Helping Pets in Japan, Singing Mice and Hero Dogs

Listen to my WGN Radio Petcast Talk about getting superstars on the show: Dr. Niels Pedersen, director Center for Companion Animal Health and Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, University of California, Davis. He wrote the book on feline medicine – literally. Dr. Niels Pedersen offers an audio lesson on FIP Pedersen doesn’t do many radio interviews, and... Read more »

Cesar Millan Offers Answers to Behavior Questions

Do you really want me to offer what I think is wrong with these answers?  (Millan’s production company removed the video known as Millan kicking dogs from YouTube. Not sure how they can remove this YouTube video) Question #1: I agree some dogs who destroy the house may not be getting enough exercise; Millan did... Read more »

Radiation Poisoning and Pets

Experts say not to give our pets potassium Iodide at this juncture, you’ll be doing more harm than good Received questions about radiation and pets for my Tribune Media Services newspaper column. Here are a few of those, and the answer I researched. Q: I’m worried about nuclear fallout from Japan, not for our two... Read more »

"I Wanna a Kitty"

Dogs and cats dog get along, of course. Just ask that pet expert (and legendary animator) Chuck Jones (I actually interviewed him years ago. He passed away in 2002). 

Who's Guilty of Eating the Cat Treats

Did you do this?  Over 5 million saw this YouTube video, but in case you haven’t.

Japanese Relief for Animals, And You Can Still Help

Complex – that may be the best way to describe the situation in Japan concerning helping pets. Many have asked what organization is helping in a way which is acceptable to Japan and meaningful. Pets are as much a part of families in Japan as they are here. Can you imagine having everything ripped from... Read more »

Sleeping with the Enemy: Your Pets?

Sleeping with the Enemy: Your Pets?
A myriad of stories recently in newspapers and on blogs maintaining that sleeping with your pets might kill you, including this piece on AOL News. Most U.S. households have pets, and more than half of those cats and dogs are allowed to sleep in their owner’s beds, Drs. Bruno Chomel, a professor at the University... Read more »

Let's End the Tragedy We Call FIP

Sad but true – too many cats (mostly they are young kittens, just little babies) who succumb to Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). I suggest if this disease occurred that often in dogs we would have somehow found a solution to this. Finally, due to funding from the Winn Feline Foundation and others, we are headed... Read more »

Hero Dog Awards

The Film and Television Unit of American Humane Association is heading up the search for America’s Hero Dogs, the Hero Dog Awards. Dogs may be nominated in eight categories: Law Enforcement and Arson Dogs; Service Dogs; Therapy Dogs; Military Dogs; Guide Dogs; Search and Rescue Dogs; Hearing Dogs; and Emerging Hero Dogs. Finalists in each... Read more »