Posts tagged "AVSAB"

Dog Doesn't Like Boyfriend, Cat Attacks, and Flea Fiesta: Your Pet Questions

Dog Doesn't Like Boyfriend, Cat Attacks, and Flea Fiesta: Your Pet Questions
LAS VEGAS, NV — This week, experts attending the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, NV, Feb.15-19, have answered your queries: Q: My Chihuahua growls constantly at my boyfriend, even snapping at times. My boyfriend does give him treats, or tries to, but the dog is scared. My dog seems to respond this way to... Read more »

Pets' Year in Review: Steve Dale's Columns

Pets' Year in Review: Steve Dale's Columns
More than anything else, I hope my newspaper columns helps families, afterall pets are considered members of the family. 2014 included columns on many topics I was proud to elevate to a public platform. Journalist Julia Szabo spoke with me about her book,  “Medicine Dog: The Miraculous Cure That Healed My Best Friend and Saved... Read more »

Citizens for Canine Attack Prevention Seek to Prevent Pit Bulls

Citizens for Canine Attack Prevention Seek to Prevent Pit Bulls
Citizens for Canine Attack Prevention, by all accounts,supports breed specific legislation (banning any dog referred to as a pit bill, and perhaps adding in other breeds). This group is holding a rally, or an ‘education program,’ as I was told to “educate the public regarding dangerous dog breeds.” There will be music, dance and theatrical... Read more »
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Position Statement from Veterinarians Says Breed Bans Never Work

Position Statement from Veterinarians Says Breed Bans Never Work
Do breed specific bans make any sense? The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) looked at the issue, and crafted a science documented position statement, as described HERE by AVSAB’s past president Dr. Valli Parthasarathy on Steve Dale’s Pet World.  AVSAB notes that more effective that  breed bans and focusing on the (presumed) breed... Read more »

Fitness Formula Donates Towels to Animal Control, and Rainbow Brightens the Day

Fitness Formula Donates Towels to Animal Control, and Rainbow Brightens the Day
Chicago Animal Care & Control needs towels – and I have mentioned on the air, and some of you have dropped off towels. But Daniela Spaid. director of Marketing and Public Relations Fitness Formula Club has hundreds of towels which there are clubs are donating. Listen HERE on Steve Dale’s PetWorld  (where you can hear other archived... Read more »

Thunderstorm Anxiety; Fighting Cats; Pit Bulls: New Research from Veterinary Behavior Symposium

Thunderstorm Anxiety; Fighting Cats; Pit Bulls: New Research from Veterinary Behavior Symposium
DENVER, CO. — A nutritional supplement with green tea as a primary ingredient can help dogs with thunderstorm anxiety; a new tool to inspire peace among dueling cats; and what it means to be called a pit bull when you’re a shelter dog. Investigators revealed their findings on these and other study topics during the... Read more »
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America's Next Favorite Veterinarian on Steve Dale's Pet World

America's Next Favorite Veterinarian on Steve Dale's Pet World
Dr. Natalie Marks is on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio on August 3 for a very personal program – and you’ll hear why, 6:35 AM CDT on August 3. Listen at 720AM or HERE. Dr. Marks is one of 20 veterinarians being considered for the American Veterinary Medical Foundation America’s Favorite Veterinarian. While the... Read more »

Pet Behavior Questions Answered at Animal Behavior Symposium

Pet Behavior Questions Answered at Animal Behavior Symposium
Veterinarians and veterinary technicians met at the annual Animal Behavior Symposium on July 25, in Denver, CO, to share research. The event is sponsored by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior and the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Expert attendees answered several of your pet behavior questions. Q: Last week, our smoke alarm chirped... Read more »

Breed Specific Legislation Position Statement: BSL is Ineffective

Breed Specific Legislation Position Statement: BSL is Ineffective
At the Animal Behavior Symposium on July 25, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) announced a new position statement on breed-specific legislation (BSL). This is when communities, ironically including Denver, where the Symposium was held, ban specific dog breeds. Pit bull-type dogs are always at the top of the list – sometimes the... Read more »
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Pit Bulls, the All-American Dog

Pit Bulls, the All-American Dog
Pits Bulls are the All-American dog – at least dogs we call them Pits. Of course, in reality, these are mostly dogs of a certain phenotype or a certain ‘look.’ In fact, take any five Golden Retrievers or West Highland White Terriers, and genetically they have much in common – aside from being dogs, moreover... Read more »