Archive for August 2012

Finally, Good News for Cats

Finally, Good News for Cats
This has been a tough year for cats….as I wrote about in my most recent column for the Cat Channel. News headlines have linked cats to cancer; in Florida (and elsewhere) community cats have been maligned and so are the good people who do TNR; veterinary visits for cats are down; relinquishment to shelters is... Read more »

Reader Questions: Fat Cats; West Nile and Pets; Sexxing a Bunny

Reader Questions: Fat Cats; West Nile and Pets; Sexxing a Bunny
Q: You recently wrote that half of all cats are fat. Is that because they’re indoors all the time? If so, shouldn’t they at least spend some time outside; it seems beneficial for the exercise. — G.C., Tulsa, OK A: Keeping cats indoors is not the problem, however there are a myriad of other factors... Read more »

Renting Social, A Trend Not To Be So Dog Friendly

Renting Social, A Trend Not To Be So Dog Friendly
Dogs are a great reason for starting a conversation — even in a big city like Chicago. My wife and I were walking our two dogs when and we happened upon a Soft Coated Wheaten terrier. At the other end of the leash, the dog’s owners explained that they had just relocated from St. Louis,... Read more »
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Veterinary Legend Earns Award

Veterinary Legend Earns Award
            WINN FELINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2012 EXCELLENCE IN FELINE RESEARCH AWARD RECIPIENT, NIELS PEDERSEN, DVM, PhD, AT AVMA CONFERENCE IN SAN DIEGO, CA Niels Pedersen, DVM, PhD, is the winner of the 2012 Excellence in Feline Research Award from Winn Feline Foundation and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF). Dr.... Read more »

Answering Your Questions at AVMA Convention: Megacolon, Cushing's, Cat Behavior

Answering Your Questions at AVMA Convention: Megacolon, Cushing's, Cat Behavior
SAN DIEGO, CA — These questions were answered by experts attending the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association Aug. 3-7 at the San Diego Convention Center. Q: My cat, Wanda Jean, began throwing up after eating, and she clearly didn’t feel well. An x-ray showed her colon was filled with feces and she had... Read more »

Winn Feline Foundation 2012 Scholarship Award

Winn Feline Foundation 2012 Scholarship Award
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Maureen Walsh, CEO (201) 275-0624, mwalsh@winnfelinehealth.,org Steve Dale, CABC, Board Member (773) 895-8696, petworld@stevedale.tv WINN FELINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2012 VETERINARY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT AT AVMA GATHERING IN SAN DIEGO, CA Wyckoff, NJ, August 8, 2012: The Winn Feline Foundation and American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF)announced their annual joint Student Scholarship Award to... Read more »
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AVMA Releases Pet Census Results

AVMA Releases Pet Census Results
SAN DIEGO, CA — Pet ownership is on the decline. On Aug. 3, during the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention here, Dr. Karen Felsted revealed new data from the soon-to-be-released 2012 AVMA Pet Demographic Sourcebook (based on data collected in 2011). This pet census polls over 50,000 American households every five years. While cats... Read more »

Is This a Case of Too Many Cats?

Is This a Case of Too Many Cats?
I am cat lover. And some have called me a cat expert, at least when it comes to cat behavior. I have the resume that can back that up. One question which there actually is an answer to – that’s how many cats are too many? Johanna Torres and Matthew Greenberg have lived in the... Read more »

Cat Ancestry Test: Find Out Where Your Cat Came From

Cat Ancestry Test: Find Out Where Your Cat Came From
This is fascinating stuff….Where does your cat come from? Listen HERE to my conversation with Dr. Leslie Lyons, professor Genetics and Population Health and Reproduction at the University of California, Davis on my national radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World. Lyon developed the first ever feline ancestry test. With a simple cheek swab, you can... Read more »
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The Fountain of Canine Youth: Coconut Oil for Dogs

The Fountain of Canine Youth: Coconut Oil for Dogs
I’ve written many introductions and forewords to pet books over the years. One of my favorite books to be in is “Bonding with Your Dog,” by Victoria Schade. In her, I saw the passion and presence of a star. What she says in this book from 2009 remains incredibly important today. After all it IS... Read more »
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