Archive for May 2012

Strut for Tree House Humane Society

Strut for Tree House Humane Society
The Tree House Humane Society 7th Annual Stray Cat Strut is Saturday June 2, 10 a.m., starting at the city’s oldest and largest cageless no kill all cat shelter, 1212. W. Carmen Avenue. A 5K Walkathon begins at the shelter and then heads to the lakefront to raise awareness about the plight of community cats,... Read more »

Boycott Chicken Jerky Treats for Dogs

Boycott Chicken Jerky Treats for Dogs
Chicken jerky treats are reportedly making some dogs ill, and some pets have even died. So far this year, the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA CVM) has received over 800 complaints of pets sickened due to jerky treats, according to Dr. Dan McChesney, director of the Office of Surveillance and Compliance at the FDA... Read more »

American Animal Hospital Association Clinic Offers It All

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Medicine is more than about taking your pet’s temperature. You can watch this video and account for a great understanding of what your veterinarian is doing or perhaps might consider doing….That’s is offering a holistic sort of approach, taking everything into consideration – from what your pet eats to even the slightest changes in behavior.... Read more »
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Bret Michaels: Pets Rock Pet Toys

Bret Michaels: Pets Rock Pet Toys
Bret Michaels is more than show biz survivor; he’s a survivor, period. “Rock ‘n roll is the reason for, and the ruin for all things in my life,” Michaels says. Like many rock ‘n roll survivors, he has overcome his share of demons. Today, Michaels thanks doctors, changes in his lifestyle, and a Siberian Husky... Read more »

Dr. Rubin Answers Pet Questions, Offers Warnings about Hot Weather

Dr. Rubin Answers Pet Questions, Offers Warnings about Hot Weather
Dr. Shelly Rubin is on WGN TV offering tips on pet care in sweltering heat….and is on TV with a very cute Shih Tzu available at the Anti Cruelty Society - Always microchip - Never leave dogs in hot cars - Always offer LOTS of water Dr. Rubin also talks about panic attacks in cars... Read more »

Memorial Day at Camp Dogwood

Outside the dining hall, they call this space the Barking Lot
I love Camp Dogwood, and am honored to speak there – there are a wide variety of activities (different strokes for different canines), everything from obedience instruction to participating (and getting tips from experts) on Frisbee disc, lure coursing and agility….there are even crafty things to do, beach games and conversations with a myriad of... Read more »
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Cat Scratch Bieber

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Do cats not like Justin Bieber? In my ebook Good Cat! I answer many behavior questions….lots having to do with litter boxes or scratching in all the wrong places – kind of what you might expect. But there are several rather unexpected questions, including this one – and corresponding answer. Q: Whenever certain people are... Read more »

Steve Dale, Pet Behavior on WLS-TV News

Talking about behavior issues (that is in pet behavior) with Judy Hsu on the WLS-TV Morning News:

WGN Radio Petcast: Bret Michaels and Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center

WGN Radio Petcast: Bret Michaels and Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center
Listen HERE to this WGN Radio Pecast with Bret Michaels and Dr. Jerry Klein. Dr. Jerry Klein at Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty CenterĀ  talks abut how you know if it’s an emergency, or not. Dr. Klein offers helpful tips (for example, if your pet gets into human medications), talks about summer safety and services... Read more »
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Dog Bite Prevention Week, American Veterinary Medical Association

Dog Bite Prevention Week, American Veterinary Medical Association
We are smack dab in the middle of Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 20 through 26. While dog bite prevention is important, some maintain there are an epidemic of bites, a theory I do not subscribe to. Here’s why: There are more dogs in America today than ever before, the number of reported bites actually... Read more »