Archive for April 2014

Protecting Dogs from Tick Disease

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Tick disease is at epidemic proportions, particularly Lyme disease, and not just at Granny’s house any longer out in the woods. I speak with Dr. Natalie Marks on a PetSmarts segment on HouseSmarts TV about tick disease, and most important about prevention, from what products may work best to testing for tick disease (which we... Read more »

Lifesaving Kangaroo

Lifesaving Kangaroo
Farmer Leonard Richards was knocked unconscious by a falling tree branch during a story. His pet came to the rescue…. Not a dog named Lassie, it was a pet name Lulu, who happens to be a kangaroo. Well, this did happen in Canberra, Australia. Lulu discovered Leonard unconscious under a tree and hopped down the... Read more »

Tick Disease Prevention for Dogs

Tick Disease Prevention for Dogs
Why wait for a bite? Veterinary parasitologist and a founder and board member of the Companion Animal Parasite Council Dr. Byran Blagburn says that in his opinion it makes sense to use a topical tick preventative, products squeezed from a tube and placed on the back of a dog, with repellency properties. If the bug... Read more »
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BlogPaws Live 2014

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BlogPaws Conference 2014 is coming up, and I am excited and honored to again speak at this conference, which May 8 to 10 in Lake Las Vegas, NV. I’ll be talking about how to protect our pets (and to some degree ourselves) from ectoparasites (like ticks and fleas) and also how to keep mosquitoes off... Read more »

Anti Cruelty Bark in the Park on Steve Dale's Pet World

Anti Cruelty Bark in the Park on Steve Dale's Pet World
Bark in the Park benefits the Anti Cruelty Society; you and your dog can officially celebrate the start of the summer season on May 3 at 9 a.m. at Montrose Harbor in Lincoln Park with thousands of dogs.  David Dinger, VP of Operations at Anti Cruelty and Trisha Teckenbrock, PR Associate.are on Steve Dale’s Pet... Read more »

Pet Health Expo in Chicago

Pet Health Expo in Chicago
Pet Health Expo is Sunday April 27, and another chance to have me sign your copy of “Decoding Your Dog,” which you can purchase at the event., or to have co-editor veterinary behaviorist Dr. John Ciribassi sign a copy of this book authored by members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. I will be... Read more »
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Karen Overall Answers, Decoding Dogs

Karen Overall Answers, Decoding Dogs
This week, your questions are answered by renowned veterinary behaviorist Dr. Karen Overall, the Philadelphia, PA-based contributing author to “Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY, 2014; $27). Overall is also the author of a far more... Read more »

Pet Peeves, Hearing Your Voices

Pet Peeves, Hearing Your Voices
It’s that time again to hear from readers, and you do have a lot to say! Keep those emails coming to steve@stevedale.tv. READER COMMENT: Puppy mills are deplorable. I’m glad to see so many cities banning pet stores from selling dogs and cats from these places. I own a pet store and I know where... Read more »

Declaw the Cat or Not?

Declaw the Cat or Not?
Q: I want to have my 6-year-old male cat declawed. I’ve purchased scratching posts, but he ignores them. What else can I do? — D.P., via cyberspace A: Keep in mind that all cats need to scratch; even declawed cats go through the motions. Of course, without claws, they can no longer harm furniture. However,... Read more »
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White House Security Breach; Secret Service is Outfoxed

White House Security Breach; Secret Service is Outfoxed
President Obama’s life is likely not endangered, and the issues are more related to squirrels and gardening than national security. But the secret service has, so far, be stymied by the White House intruder. This uninvited guest with a bushy tail has gone about his business unimpeded despite the best efforts of the Secret Service.... Read more »