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Proceeds of poetry book from Elizabeth Wagner benefit icatcare

The Poetic Mews Benefits iCatCare

It’s a well known fact: Poetry is best with cats. A brand-new poetry book The Poetic Mews: Cats and Their Poets written by Elizabeth Wager, is being sold in support of the charity International Cat Care (iCatCare). This is so ideal for the literary cat lover, a beautifully illustrated (Gloria Cavicchioli) poetry book which features a wonderful…
Paul Vallas and Steve Dale on WGN radio

Paul Vallas Announces a Task Force for Companion Animals

Chicago Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas actually has a pet platform. As far as I know the first Mayoral candidate of a major city to do that. As he indicates HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World Radio show, I was a motivating force for him doing that. And thrilled now to provide my…
Cat identifies cancer

Cat Identifies Breast Cancer

Talk about feline pay back. Michelle Pierson and her husband Will adopted Mia from the Willamette Oregon Humane Society in 2017. Michelle says that Mia helps her to feel better in her fight against breast cancer. That’s no surprise, per se. It was Mia, though, who the cat identified breast cancer in the first place. Michele…
Pet expert Steve Dale on encouraging cats to scratch in all the right places using Feliscratch

Feliscratch to the Rescue to Save the Couches and Prevent Declaw

On HouseSmarts TV, I explain why declaw is not the right way to go. No wonder, nations around the world have banned declaw, and increasingly it is being legislated against in America as it was banned in Denver in 2017.  There’s a new product to encourage cats to scratch in all the right places, called…
Steve Dale on National Cat Day

National Cat Day: Celebrate with a Regular Veterinary Exam

Felines first! Today (October 29) is National Cat Day! Of course, according to our 16-year old cat, Roxy – everyday is National Cat Day. Roxy no longer bounds across the house at full speed or herds our dogs; instead she’s settled nicely in retirement. If she so desires, she snuggles with us at night. If…
Steve Dale and Dr. Marty Becker on Fear Free initiative on WGN radio

Fear Free Crusader Dr. Marty Becker with Steve Dale

Dr. Marty Becker pioneered the initiative to minimize fear, anxiety and stress in pets called Fear Free. Listen HERE to our conversation on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN radio.  Dr. Becker offers examples of what Fear Free is all about – pets in the veterinary exam room, most cats and likely more than half of…
Halloween anxiety address by pet expert Steve Dale

Halloween Anxiety in Pets: Free Offer

Many pets never received the memo that Halloween is supposed to be fun. They truly are spooked by all those creatures that smell like humans but resemble zombies or superheroes, even American Presidents.  Halloween anxiety in pets may begin with the constant ringing of the doorbell and all the commotion is disturbing. For two reasons…
Cat Friendly Practices with pet expert Steve Dale

Era of the Cat: Cat Friendly Practices

No one’s perfect. True and not so true. Cat Friendly Practices are as close as you can get to perfect. receiving a 99 percent satisfaction rate, according to the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) results of its 2017 Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) Survey. CFP is a collaboration of feline experts who provide guidelines to…
Halloween and pets with Steve Dale on The Jam on WCIU TV

Anxious Pets on Halloween on the Jam-TV

Anxious pets on Halloween and Halloween safety are the topics of my discussion on the Jam on WCIU-TV with Carly Henderson and Felicia Lawrence. Because SO many pets are lost on Halloween, it may be best to keep the them behind a closed door – even if they don’t get stressed by seeing all those…
Halloween costumes and pets

Halloween and Pet Costumes

Blah! Blah! It’s scary. And you’re not alone, as more than 4.2 million dog-owning households and nearly two million cat-caretakers will be treating their furry companions to ghoulish goodies and grisly toys this Halloween, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Also, according to the NRF, pet “moms” and “dads” will spend over $440 million…

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