Archive for June 2011

Fireworks and the Fourth

Fireworks and the Fourth
Each year I read about a dogs who die needlessly as a result of fireworks. Desperately attempting to get away from the exploding sounds, the terrified dog chokes to death on a chain or rope or even jumps a fence (and gets hit by a car). I wrote a piece for about how to... Read more »

Winn Feline Symposium Reveals Promise to Treat FIP

RESTON, VA. — Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) has been a diagnosis without hope. Until now. A new medication shows promise, and a cutting-edge genetic breakthrough may be near. Once clinical signs occurred, FIP had been considered fatal. This is heartbreaking because most instances of FIP occur in kittens — and as many as one to... Read more »

Two Legendary Veterinarians Hoping to Knock Out FIP

Legendre and Little
The historic 33rd Annual Winn Feline Foundation Symposium ” WINNing the FIP Battle” was held June 23 at the Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston, VA.  The event was historic because it brought to legendary veterinarians together, Dr. Niels Pederson of the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Al Legendre, University of Tennessee... Read more »

Older Pets Can Have Younger Minds

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Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Gary Landsberg has tips on keeping your pets’ minds nimble….perhaps actually delaying on the onset of cognitive dysfunction (kind of like Alzheimer’s in pets)

Cat Guys Are Cool: But Don't Hit the Birdie

It’s ok to be a cat guy. As American Humane Association’s Adopt A Cat Month winds down, and the CATalyst Council, which officially supports cat guys. They are the coolest guys, I think. But then I would. I am one and I am proud. There ought to be a Cat Pride Parade, I think. (thanks... Read more »

Rock 'n Roll Adoption Party in Joplin

Do I really need to write a caption? (Photo by Mike Bizelli)
If you adopt maybe a dozen or more pets, most adoption events are considered a rousing success. On June 25/26 the ASPCA  (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and Joplin Humane Society successfully found forever homes for 745 pets. The celebration (that’s really what it was) was attended by over 5,700... Read more »

Nestle Purina Recalls Purina Cat Chow Naturals & Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat Food

ST. LOUIS, June 27, 2011 Nestle Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling approximately 870 bags of dry cat food shipped to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon.  This is being done as a precautionary measure, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  Only the following products with both the “Best By” date... Read more »

Real Men Love Cats

Purrfect for American Humane Association’s Adopt A Cat Month, and also this video depicts why the CATalyst Council was formed in the first place….All about elevating the status of cats….And nothing wrong with guys loving cats. Clearly: Real Mean Love Cats Too! 

Dining with Fido: The Dock at Montrose Beach

Looks like an English Setter wishing he was actually hanging at the Dock...where dining under the sun has never shined so bright.
With this post begins a new feature, Dining with Fido….reviewing and commenting, and hoping you comment as well – on restaurants and bars that allow canine clientele. If I told you the story of how dog friendly dining on patios and sidewalk cafes at restaurants and bars officially became legal in Chicago – that would... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: Prevent Losing Your Pet, Economic Realities and State Rep. Feigenholtz on Mondog Beach, Aging Pets

Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN Radio PETCAST: Listen HERE (just click – but do allow a few minutes for the site to open and play) More pets are lost over the Fourth of July holiday than at any time. Gary MacPhee of HomeAgain Pet Recovery says prevention is best, and offers tips on ways to... Read more »