Posts in category "ferrets"

Holiday Safety for Pets

Leaving out Christmas cookies for Santa is something St. Nick's waistline sure doesn't need, and your pets certainly don't either. Chocolate (particularly dark chocolate) is dangerous to pets. Even sugar-free cookies or brownies can be a problem for pets if they're made with an artificial sweetener called Xylitol, which is toxic.
Here are eight tips to keep your pets safe over the holidays, all about holiday safety for pets: ©Steve Dale Pet World, LLC; Tribune Content Agency      

About Pets, Does Mother Know Best?

About Pets, Does Mother Know Best?
Q: My mother says it’s silly to dress up our dog Cody for Halloween and therefore humiliated to wear a costume, which I don’t believe is true. I think Cody is happy to be dressed as a superhero. What do you think? C H., Las Vegas, NV A: It, of course, all depends on what... Read more »

Please Don't Shoot the Cats, But Then I Get It About Outdoor Cats

Please Don't Shoot the Cats, But Then I Get It About Outdoor Cats
Here are a pawful of comments from readers, some of those readers like me, others not so much! COMMENT: “Your recent advice to a reader suggesting that someone has the right to kill a cat that strolls through their yard (and may or may not leave feces or urine) was ill-advised. “I have a strong... Read more »
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Heartworm Can Be Devastating, Can Be Avoided

Heartworm Can Be Devastating, Can Be Avoided
Heartworm is literally killing our dogs. People don’t protect their dogs because they think, “It won’t happen to me,” says Dr. Shelly Rubin, past president of the American Heartworm Society. Listen HERE to my conversation with Dr. Rubin on my national radio, Steve Dale’s Pet World.  Essentially, there are mosquitoes – there’s heartworm. Dogs, cats... Read more »

Heartworm Can Be Fatal, But Can Also Be Prevented

Heartworm Can Be Fatal, But Can Also Be Prevented
Only about a third of all dogs, and likely less than 10 percent of cats, leave a veterinary practice with a heartworm preventive. No one knows how many ferrets are protected, but it’s likely that number is very small. Dr. Stephen Jones, president of the non-profit American Heartworm Society, calls the situation “frightening.” Heartworm disease,... Read more »

National Ferret Day

National Ferret Day
Today is National Ferret Day. Celebrate by finding a gap no one else can see, and sliding through – that’s what ferrets can do. Indeed Ferrets are popular pets. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association 2012 Pet Ownership & Demographic Sourcebook, there are 748,000 European ferrets as pets. This doesn’t count the number of... Read more »
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Is This a Puppy or a Ferret?

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Proof about ferrets, smart and fun pets…I t’s astounding that ferrets in California remain illegal. That needs to be changed – and you can help to do that.   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 »

Act for Ferrets: Legalize Ferrets in California

Act for Ferrets: Legalize Ferrets in California
Domestic ferrets are just that – domestic pets. It’s been that way for thousands of years.  Interestingly, the state with  the most pet ferrets is California. Yet, California is the only contiguous state which bans ferrets. The reason? I don’t know? Sadly, they don’t know either? Not really. If you are a ferret lover or... Read more »

Halloween, Not Scary for Pets

Halloween, Not Scary for Pets
“I don’t know why, but people love dressing up their dogs as monkeys,” says Alice Lerman, owner of Barker and Meowsky: A Paw Firm in Chicago. She says monkey costumes are always big sellers at Halloween — and this season’s hot item is the Fez Monkey Hoodie with a removable vest. Another winner is the... Read more »
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Greatest Ferret Show on Earth

Greatest Ferret Show on Earth
It’s the Greatest Ferret Show On Earth (sanctioned by the American Ferret Association) ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, and ferret fans is slinking around the corner. The show, showcasing ferrets, is celebrating 25 years, organized by the Greater Chicago Ferret Association, which has rescued more than 7,000 ferrets since it’s inception. The Greatest Ferret Show is October 13,... Read more »