Posts in category "Good Cat"

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 »

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 »

Cheap Reader, Do I Have the Ebook for You, 'Good Dog'

Cheap Reader, Do I Have the Ebook for You, 'Good Dog'
Q: Call me cheap, but I’m not spending my hard-earned money any longer on pet books. You once mentioned on the radio a good, affordable e-book on dogs, available for Kindle. That’s what I want. What’s the title? — J.B., Cyberspace A: Diamond Jim Brady, I have just the book for you: “Good Dog! Practical... Read more »
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Ovarian Cancer & Pets; Dogs Saving Grapes; Revolucion Welcomes Dogs: Steve Dale's Pet World

Ovarian Cancer & Pets; Dogs Saving Grapes; Revolucion Welcomes Dogs: Steve Dale's Pet World
Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness (OCSA), Vallie Szymanski, executive director and co-founder and Dr. Kris Junkas talk about how and why OCSA has partnered with veterinary medicine on Steve Dale’s Pet World, 1:05 CST on WGN Radio, 720 AM or www.wgnradio.com on June 29. OCSA is a Chicago non-profit launched in 2010 to educate the public... Read more »

Betty White, 'We've Come a Long Way In the Animal World'

Betty White, 'We've Come a Long Way In the Animal World'
Betty White scoffs at the notion of being the most trusted person in America. “That’s so silly,” she says. She laughs when being compared to the late news anchor Walter Cronkite, who once held that same throne for many years. “I’m just an old broad who’s been around the block. People can’t get rid of... Read more »

Every Cat Has a Story: What's Yours? Enter Video Contest

Every Cat Has a Story: What's Yours? Enter Video Contest
Certified cat behavior consultant Pam-Johnson Bennet wants to see your cat, what makes your cat special…In other words, your cat’s story – on video. It may be about the relationship you have with your cat. Or perhaps the relationship your cat has with the dog, or your pet goat. Who knows? Pam invited her cat... Read more »
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Steve vs. Steve: Bertrand and Dale on Pets

Steve Bertrand on WGN Radio interviews me…In part, the idea to support my ebooks, “Good Dog” and “Good Cat.” On the air, Bertrand has been a sort of a pet-lover’s nemesis, even in this interview suggesting that if you love pets you may not love people so much. Here’s a clearly intelligent and well-read guy... Read more »

Cats vs. Birds, New Report Suggests Cats Are Bird Killers. Exaggerated or Not, Talk Solutions

Cats vs. Birds, New Report Suggests Cats Are Bird Killers. Exaggerated or Not, Talk Solutions
Cats are responsible for killing more birds than previously expected, according to a newly released report, “The Impact of Free-Ranging Domestic Cats on Wildlife of the United States,” published in the Journal Nature. This report and the response have caused all sorts of media attention and corresponding emotional responses by those who love cats, and also those who disdain... Read more »

Bill Leff WGN Podcast: Obama and Service Dogs; Pets on Halloween; Fixing Werewolves and More

Bill Leff WGN Podcast: Obama and Service Dogs; Pets on Halloween; Fixing Werewolves and More
I talk about a wide variety of topics with Bill Leff of WGN Radio. LISTEN HERE Bill Leff  was a problem for me….I couldn’t stop laughing….Always enjoy appearing on Bill’s show – but my stomach hurt by the time this guest shot was over. I seriously did speak about the VA’s sudden suspension of support of service... Read more »
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Pet Books for Summer, from Solider Dogs to a Cow Kitty

"Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America's Canine Heroes," by Maria Goodavage (Penguin Publishing, New York, NY, 2012; $26.95). Truly an excellent read. Although the author is known for her work as a dog writer, she's a storyteller and a journalist first. Goodavage doesn't glamorize these dogs. She doesn't need to; just telling their stories is compelling. The truth is that insiders in the military consider our "war dogs" indispensable. Read this book, and you'll discover why. Among the surprising revelations, in addition to the record number of soldiers coming home with posttraumatic stress disorder syndrome, some military dogs are also returning with PTSDS.
Here some summer pet book reads – everything from touching and true stories of hero dogs to understanding the science of what animals can teach us about human health to a sweet kids book about adopting one special cat who looked like a cow. And, of course, if you’re a Kindle, Nook or Ipad person... Read more »