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Mirataz Stimulates Cat’s Appetite: No Pilling Required

Mirtazapine is an antidepressant when used in people, and it turns out that this drug also possesses appetite-stimulating properties. And someone, somewhere then had an “Ah Ha moment” wondering if the drug would work as an appetite stimulant in cats, and to be delivered as a transdermal rather than a pill. Brilliant! Cats can be famously finicky…

Cold Enough for You? Keeping Pets Safe in Winter

Keeping pets safe in the cold. I offer several general tips. Short-haired dogs need a coat or sweater, it’s the right thing to do. When it’s TOO cold, even Malamutes, Huskies, Newfoundlands, Samoyeds and other dogs who relish the cold can actually get too cold. It’s possible. Use a de-icer or salt that is pet-friendly,…

Pets and Vets Program Benefits from Purina Contribution

The Animal Rescue Foundation Pets and Vets Program is quite incredible really. Taking homeless dogs and training them appropriately – with additional training from a veteran in need of a service dog for PTSD. That dog is paired with the veteran, which not only finds that pup an important home but also makes more space…
Additional service dog rules from Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines Adds Additional Flight Restrictions for Comfort/Service Dogs

Flying with comfort animals/service animals has become very complicated in recent years. In part, because some abuse the system. However, in my view, the airlines themselves are also responsible as are ignorant pet caretakers. Delta Airlines said Monday that it will ban all emotional support animals on flights longer than eight hours and will ban…
Visting Kanta elephant sancutary

From Training Elephants to Training Dogs on WGN Radio

Returning from Thailand, on my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN Radio radio show, HEAR how it was to visit Kanta Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand. I offer tips on visiting elephant sanctuaries in Thailand, and describe a bit about how they’re not all the same. In Thailand, those who work with elephants and training elephants consider that…
Pet safety in cold weather with pet expert Steve Dale

Pets Safe in Winter

Keeping pets safe in winter can be a challenge. Some dogs delight romping in the snow and appear as impervious to frigid temperatures as snow is to polar bears. Malamutes, Great Pyrenees, Huskies and many other large dogs seem friskier in weather that chills us to the bone. On the other paw, Toy Poodles and…
Steve Dale with Paula Stewart on Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball Loved Animals, Her Best Friend Paula Stewart

Imagine, your best friend was Lucille Ball. I happened to Lucy a bit, and I so knew how much she loved animals. Actress Paula Stewart wrote a book about her bestie called “Lucy Loved Me,” and I talk with Paula on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Lucy was if nothing else loyal…
Dogs at IKEA in Italt

Dog-Friendly IKEA Store in Italty

If only IKEA stores in the U.S. would do the same. And IKEA store in Catania, Italia welcomes street dogs to come in from the cold and rain. In this video shared on Facebook, dogs at IKEA can be seen resting on IKEA rugs inside staging rooms in the Catania, Italy store. No word on…
Steve Dale talks with Dr. Sue Cancer Vet

Canine Lymphoma, It’s Treatable: Dr. Sue Cancer Vet

Veterinary oncologist Dr. Sue Ettinger talks about canine lymphoma on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio show. Here are two interesting bullet points which she offers far more detail on: At least half the dogs diagnosed with canine lymphoma are asymptomatic. We want to ideally treat fast. Without treatment, most dogs succumb at about…
Pet expert Steve Dale and Paul Cstro Jr. about Aeris a movie about a kitten with FIP

Aeris the Movie About a Kitten with FIP Now Available

Filmmaker/actor Paul Castro Jr. with actress Aly Miller produced a movie called “Aeris.”  The short award-winning short film is about a very unusual topic for a movie: a kitten with a presumed fatal disease called feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). We talk a bit about what FIP. Paul says he made the movie because he and…

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