Archive for September 2012

SeaWorld San Diego Animal Rescue Tour

Visiting the SeaWorld San Diego's Stranded Animal Program. They receive calls to assist about 160 stranded animals along the California coast each year.
While at the ACES Animal Shelter Conference in San Diego, San Diego SeaWorld offered tours to speakers and participants. My tour focused on the SeaWorld Stranded Animal Program.

Peanut Butter for Dogs, DOGSBUTTER Recalled

Peanut Butter for Dogs, DOGSBUTTER Recalled
You may have heard about the nationwide recall of peanut butter made by Sunland, Inc. Now, this includes a pet company, called Dog for Dog, which issued a voluntary recall of is DOGSBUTTER product.  Possible salmonella is the reason for the recall. Rocky Keever, CEO of Dog For Dog, LLC issued this statement: “While NO... Read more »

What A Rush: Communing with Mountain Gorillas

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Visiting family is always fun, kind of wild….and these family members are really wild – mountain gorillas. I say family members because after all we do share about 98 percent of our genetic makeup with gorillas. I talk her about the experience of a lifetime, to commune with mountain gorillas – no bars, no cages.... Read more »
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Your Questions Answered: Potty Mouthed Bird; Pet Over Vaccination, Traveling Pugs

Your Questions Answered: Potty Mouthed Bird; Pet Over Vaccination, Traveling Pugs
Q: What should we do with our potty-mouthed bird? Bingo is a 16-year-old Amazon parrot. He’s a wonderful companion to our entire family. We also have a 14-year-old son who’s started using bad language. We were tipped off when Bingo began to talk like a drunken sailor. We can deal with our son, but how... Read more »

AVMA: Cat Behavior 101

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Dr. Debra Horwitz veterinary behaviorist, talks cats, in this video from the American Veterinary Medical Association, reviews some basics about cat behavior: * Is a timid cat a “normal” cat? * What types of cats are best for individual households? * Why do cats sometimes bite people when being petted? * How do cats best... Read more »

Out of Africa with Bill Moller, WGN Radio

Out of Africa with Bill Moller, WGN Radio
Click HERE for my conversation with Bill Moller about our recent face to face with mountain gorillas in Rwanda. The segment with Bill is sponsored by Chicago Veterinary Emergency Services & Special Center, and I talked with Bill about how there are veterinarians who similarly are on call for the mountain gorillas in Rwanda who... Read more »
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Gorilla Doctors Help to Save Mountain Gorillas

Gorilla Doctors Help to Save Mountain Gorillas
Rwanda, Africa. Veterinarians have all kinds of jobs, aside from helping pets. Some veterinarians work in agriculture, others in academia, for zoos, or in far-flung places in the field. Few are as deep into the field as the veterinarians of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project who trek high into the Virunga Mountains to study and... Read more »

Pet Treat Recall: Boots & Barkley Beef Bully Sticks

Pet Treat Recall: Boots & Barkley Beef Bully Sticks
From the FDA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 21, 2012 – Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is voluntarily recalling its BOOTS & BARKLEY 6 COUNT 5 INCH AMERICAN BEEF BULLY STICKS product because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans are at risk for salmonella... Read more »

With Bill Leff on WGN Radio, from the Top of a Rwandan Volcano - About to Meet Golden Monkeys

With Bill Leff on WGN Radio, from the Top of a Rwandan Volcano - About to Meet Golden Monkeys
LISTEN Here to my conversation wilh Bill Leff of WGN Radio from the top of a volcano in Rwanda, Africa (from September 13). We had just completed the first of two tracks to see mountain gorillas in Rwanda, and how one adolescent male was smitten with my wife, Robin. Cell phones might be iffy talking... Read more »
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Questions Asnwered: Motion Sickness in Dogs; Adopting FIV Cats; Cats in Fine Art

Questions Asnwered: Motion Sickness in Dogs; Adopting FIV Cats; Cats in Fine Art
Q: We’re planning a driving trip in January with our Standard Poodle, who’s very nervous in a vehicle. How can we calm her? — D.M., Clayton, WI Q: My Sheltie, Joey, once had a problem riding in the car. We bought Meclizine at our local grocery store for less than anything the vet sold us,... Read more »
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