Archive for February 2014

Westminster Dog Show, Cornell Report

Westminster Dog Show, Cornell Report
Westminster Dog Show is somewhere I usually attend, but missed it this year.  Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine offers this report:

Cat Ear Care

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Cat ears can be tricky….when to see a veterinarian, or not Dr. Julia Georgesen offers ear care 101 in a video produced by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Georgesen also offers a demonstration on ear-cleaning tips.   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam... Read more »

Best Dog Tricks on the Planet, Babette Haggerty

Best Dog Tricks on the Planet, Babette Haggerty
Babette Haggerty can jump through hoops, and teach your dog to do it too! On Steve Dale’s Pet World, listen HERE as we talk about her most recent book, “The Best Dog Tricks on the Planet: 106 Amazing Things Your dog Can Do on Command.”   Babette agrees that most dogs never do reach their... Read more »
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Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed, Marc Bekoff

Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed, Marc Bekoff
“We know that even fish have emotions,” says Marc Bekoff, author of “Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed: The Fascinating Science of Emotions, Friendship, and Conservation” (New World Library, New York, NY, 2013; $15.95). “We chose the (book’s) title because it’s an attention-getter. The title also makes the case that some explanations are not... Read more »

Merrick Pet Food Decoding Your Dog

Love the poster, and the art work and support from Merrick Pet Foods
Merrick Pet Food gave away copies of “Decoding Your Dog,” authored by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, which I co-edited with Dr. Debra Horwitz and Dr. John Ciribassi. It was a virtual give-a-way on Facebook. Selected fans will also received copies of my ebooks, “Good Dog!” and “Good Cat!” The great Betty White wrote the... Read more »

Cat Alarm Clock, Reader Questions Answered at Western Conference

Cat Alarm Clock, Reader Questions Answered at Western Conference
LAS VEGAS, NV — These reader questions were answered by experts attending the Western Veterinary Conference, February 16-20. Q: One of our cats suffered with separation anxiety, leaving puddles on our shoes whenever we left the house. This problem was solved with the arrival of our little tomcat. The two now cuddle and groom one another,... Read more »
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Knauz Celebrates Decoding Your Dog

Not sure I've made, what they call a personal appearance, an auto dealership
Kanuz Auto Park celebrated their 80th anniversary with me, signing copies of “Decoding Your Dog” which I co-edited and was authored by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists; adoptable pets from Save-A-Pet and the WGN Radio Fan Van was there too! And one person who heard about the event on WGN radio even purchased a... Read more »

Decoding Dogs: Five Tips at Western Veterinary Conference

Decoding Dogs: Five Tips at Western Veterinary Conference
Decoding dogs, here are five tips with veterinary behaviorist Dr. Debra Horwitz and myself. Together; we presented this talk, in conjunction with the book “Decoding Your Dog” authored by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, at Western States Veterinary Conference during sessions called WVC Live, Las Vegas on February 17. - Zen dogs - The... Read more »

'You Don't Look Like a Deer': Animal News

'You Don't Look Like a Deer': Animal News
Anyone can make a mistake. Clint Galentine was on a nature walk in Florida this past Sunday, February 23, when a hunter apparently mistook him for a deer, shooting him not once but twice with a high-powered rifle. “I don’t know how he mistakenly thought we were animal[s],” Galentine, 37, told ABC Action News from his hospital... Read more »
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Vitamin C for Dogs; Homemade Cat Diet; Dog Scratches Overnight: Answered at Vet Conference

Vitamin C for Dogs; Homemade Cat Diet; Dog Scratches Overnight: Answered at Vet Conference
Experts attending the Western Veterinary Conference (Feb. 16-20) to answer a pawful of your questions: Q: My Tibetan Spaniel suffers from chronic urinary infections. After spending $500 to rule out tumors in the bladder, I started giving her a Vitamin C tablet every morning — and she’s never had the problem since. This was a... Read more »
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