Archive for January 2014

Anti Cruelty Celebrates Decoding Your Dog

Dr. John Ciribassi was the first up, speaking about signals - some really subtle - which dogs offer to demonstrate stress.
Kicking off their 115th year, the Anti Cruelty Society celebrated “Decoding Your Dog,” a book which I co-edited with veterinary behaviorists Dr. Debra Horwitz (in St. Louis) and our own Dr. John Ciribassi. I spoke about the importance of environmental enrichment,how to keep our pets busy when we’re not around – and why enriching their... Read more »

Puppy Love: Budweiser Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial

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Tissue alert….though I have no idea what this commercial has to do with beer, I love it….and so does Budweiser, even without airing this video has gone viral.   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any... Read more »

Pet Supplies Plus Book Signing "Decoding Your Dog"

Met lots of WGN listeners, and dog lover at the book signing at the Pet Supplies Plus in Naperville, off Rt. 59.
Pet Supplies Plus Naperville South (2747 Forgue  Dr. Rt. 59 and 93rd St.) hosted a book signing for “Decoding Your Dog” on January 25. I co-edited the book with Chicago area veterinary behaviorist Dr. John Ciribassi and Dr. Debra Horwitz, who is in St. Louis, authored by members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. This... Read more »
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Do Dogs Love Us?

Do Dogs Love Us?
Dogs love us too. This isn’t especially newsworthy to dog owners. But the story has made the news. Scientists at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, reaffirmed that a part of the brain associated with positive emotions, is similar in dogs and humans. Using hand signals to indicate the dogs were about to receive a food... Read more »

Dogs in the Cold

Eskimo dog?
Are these polar vortex dogs or polar bear dogs….No, they’re just dogs.   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

Red Flannel Cat Formula Recalled, Possible Salmonella Contamination

Red Flannel Cat Formula Recalled, Possible Salmonella Contamination
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from FDA US Food & Drug Administration - January 25, 2014 – PMI Nutrition, LLC (PMI), Arden Hills, Minn., has initiated a voluntary recall of its 20 lb. bags of Red Flannel® Cat Formula cat food for possible Salmonella contamination. There have been no reports of illness related to this product to date. This recall... Read more »
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Pets in America: Are Values Out of Whack?

Pets in America: Are Values Out of Whack?
Q: With the number of impoverished children in America and around the world, how can you support spending money on pets? I guess that’s America: Let children starve while you buy $100 dog collars. Your values are totally out of whack. — C.C., via cyberspace A: Pets augment our lives. As far as I know,... Read more »

Best Day of My Life, WGN Interview with American Authors Zac Barnett

Best Day of My Life, WGN Interview with American Authors Zac Barnett
The Best Day of My Life lead singer Zac Barnett of American Authors is a surprise guest on Steve Dale’s Pet World. Listen HERE, as I spoke with Barnett on WGN Radio. I wanted to speak with Barnett to better understand why their huge hit song video featured Georgia English Bulldog Rescue. Meaty, the star... Read more »

North American Veterinary Conference

The poster for the book, Decoding Your Dog....The book was the talk of the conference!
Here are some of my 2014 North American Veterinary Conference highlights from Orlando.   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.
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Dog Helps Another In Snow

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So, what really happened here…Did the Labrador get the Frisbee disc for the French Bulldog, or for himself? What do you think?   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.
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