Emrick Finds Forever Home from Chicago Canine Rescue

September 24, 2018

Doc EmrickLegendary NHL broadcaster Doc Emrick continues to make a difference for Chicago animal welfare. He's previously paid forward for adoptions at , and now he's done the same

Translating FDA Alert About Flea/Tick Products

September 24, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Listen  to my WGN to Dr. Todd McCracken, veterinary services manager at CEVA Animal Health and Fear Free certified, as he explains it all in a way which we can understand.McCracken says the FDA alert is only

Steve Dale on WGN Radio Nightside, Running and Running for Pizza; Pierre Pilote and More

September 22, 2018

with Karson Pilote is about variety of guests. Listen - beginning with the grandson of my favorite hockey player of all time, Karson Pilote, who called Chicago Blackhawk Hall-of-Famer

Talking Pets with Paul Vallas

September 22, 2018

When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Susan Russell as executive director of Chicago Animal Care & Control (CACC), expressing my absolute dismay. It didn't make an sense. And now that Rahm isn't running for Mayor after all, the move has proved positively

Thunderstorm Anxiety and What To Do

September 21, 2018

Thunderstorm anxiety is a problem for many dogs, and indeed thunderstorm season continues only for a short time for many dogs but it's year-round for much of the country. And when dogs are better at predicting weather than the National Weather Service,

FDA Alerts Pet Owners and Veterinarians About Potential Neurologic Effects Associated with Certain Flea and Tick Products

September 20, 2018

is alerting pet owners and veterinarians to be aware of the potential for neurologic adverse events in dogs and cats when treated with drugs that are in the isoxazoline class.Since these products have obtained their respective FDA approvals, data received

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Cures4Cats Day: Supporting Kidney Disease Studies

pet expert Steve Dale on Cures4Cats Day
Cures4Cats should be a national holiday. For 50 years the non-profit Winn Feline Foundation has been supporting cat health studies. October 20 is Cures4Cats Day and a celebration and culmination of these efforts. To celebrate, the Winn Feline Foundation is announcing the launch of a new campaign to find answers for feline kidney disease (FKD),…
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World’s Largest Pet Walk: Pet Partners

Worlds Largest Pet Walk
Pet Partners has launched the World’s Largest Pet Walk. I talk on our national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about this event. Traci Pryor, director of strategic partnership explains what the World’s Largest Pet Walk is all about. Anyone (with a pet) can partake. Traci says that people that walk with their pets are…
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Support Pairing U.S. Veterans with Service Dogs

Program pairing veterans and their dogs
Danny Kimbrell, who served in the U.S., military, talks on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about the Tony LaRussa Animal Rescue Foundation pairing and training service dogs for veterans with PTSD. Because Kimbrell has post traumatic stress disorder syndrome, he fully understands how these dogs can bond so intensely so quickly. Although merely…
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Are Two Snake Heads Better Than One

A two-headed snake
This two-headed snake, a copperhead, was recently discovered in Virginia. The snake survived, at least this long. Which head eats? Which head decides what to eat? If danger appears, how do the heads decide which way to slither away? Are two heads better that one?
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Encouraging Cat Scratching In All the Right Places

Pet expert Steve Dale talks about how to encourage cats to scratch in all the right places
I’ve always hated the notion declaw; it is an amputation – period.  Cat scratching is a common complaint, even explanation for people giving up cats or to declaw. Now there still another reason to minimize the perceived need to declaw – a product called Feliscratch, which encourages cats to scratch on posts.  I talk in…
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PetSmart Offering Free Dog Baths in Hurricane Florence Region

PetSmart offering free baths following Hurricane Florence
PetSmart is offering free dog baths to help pet parents who have animals affected by Hurricane Florence. Now through Saturday, September 22, from noon until close, PetSmarts impacted communities will offer free basic bath to pets. Residents are encouraged to call the store ahead of time to book their pet’s bath appointment; mention the free bath…
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Pet Talk with Steve Dale with Bill and Wendy on WGN Radio

Pet expert Steve Dale joins Bill and Wendy on WGN
I love being on WGN radio with Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder (listen to here), first talking about the grain free diets. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine has issued a vague warning about dogs eating grain free diets, and for some dogs their odds increase of suffering dilated cardiomyopathy (a…
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