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Pet Gifts for Holidays

The Duck Dynasty family is ubiquitous on TV, from chatting on late-night talk shows and marching in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to appearing in pet stores as plush squeaky duck dog toys. Each toy duck vaguely resembles someone in the TV reality family. So, of course, the Willie and Jase ducks have red beards, while Phil and Si ducks have white beards. The duck toys are $13.95 to $17.95 at www.barkerandmeowsky.com; (773) 868-0200.
Increasingly, pets get holiday gifts, not only from their immediate families but also from friends and relatives. When attending a party, in addition to the traditional hostess gift, guests often tote a present for the resident pet(s). Here are a few ideas for pets for the Howlidays: (© Tribune Content Agency, LLC; Steve Dale PetWorld,... Read more »

Every Dog Should Know How To Fetch a Cold One

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In USA Weekend, I wrote a piece about what every dog should know. I interview Dr. Ian Dunbar, legendary creator of puppy classes; Victoria Stilwell of Animal Planet’s “It’s Me or the Dog,” and Hollywood trainer Tony Suffredini (who most recently worked on the set of the “Incredible Burt Wonderstone”)….you can check out what they... Read more »

China Insists the Sometimes Lethal Problem with the Jerky Treats Is Ours

China Insists the Sometimes Lethal Problem with the Jerky Treats Is Ours
Tainted chicken jerky treats imported form China have been sickening and even killing dogs now for several years. In 2012, the number of dogs killed reached a max according to Dr. Dan McChesney, director of the Office of Surveillance and Compliance at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine. McChesney told me that  U.S.... Read more »
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Dog Candy Fruit Hound Cake Recall

Dog Candy Fruit Hound Cake Recall
 Claudia’s Canine Cuisine has issued a voluntary product withdrawal on Dog Candy Fruit Hound Cake (7.5oz) and Dog Candy Blueberry Hound Cake (7.5oz). No other products have been impacted. These products are being voluntarily withdrawn due to the potential to contain mold. Claudia’s Cuisine has not received any reports of illness associated with the affected... Read more »

WLS-TV Morning News, Hot Weather Safety for Pets

Here I am with Judy Hsu of WLS-TV (ch. 7 in Chicago) talking about all that hot weather headed our way, and safety tips for our pets. (you may need to click ‘read more’ to watch the video),  For example, dogs do die in hot cars and when owners jog in the heat of the... Read more »

Bret Michaels: Pets Rock Pet Toys

Bret Michaels: Pets Rock Pet Toys
Bret Michaels is more than show biz survivor; he’s a survivor, period. “Rock ‘n roll is the reason for, and the ruin for all things in my life,” Michaels says. Like many rock ‘n roll survivors, he has overcome his share of demons. Today, Michaels thanks doctors, changes in his lifestyle, and a Siberian Husky... Read more »
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WGN Radio Petcast: Bret Michaels and Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center

WGN Radio Petcast: Bret Michaels and Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center
Listen HERE to this WGN Radio Pecast with Bret Michaels and Dr. Jerry Klein. Dr. Jerry Klein at Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center  talks abut how you know if it’s an emergency, or not. Dr. Klein offers helpful tips (for example, if your pet gets into human medications), talks about summer safety and services... Read more »
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