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pet expert Steve Dale invites animal loves to Paul Vallas listening session

Talking Pets with Paul Vallas

When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Susan Russell as executive director of Chicago Animal Care & Control (CACC), I authored several posts 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 idiotic. Several of the higher profile candidates for Mayor…
PetSmart offering free baths following Hurricane Florence

PetSmart Offering Free Dog Baths in Hurricane Florence Region

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…
Opioid shortage in veterinary medicine could impact pets

Opioid Restrictions and Use Regarding Pets

Opioid restrictions for pets? According to a new  nationwide survey veterinary medicine may suffer unintended and unconsidered consequences caused the new directive issues by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to address the opioid crisis. To my knowledge pets are not abusing opioids, and should therefore not be targeted by the DEA. Few pets land in…
pet expert Steve Dale on Cures4Cats Day

Cures4Cats Day: Supporting Kidney Disease Studies

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),…
PALS Place in New York opening for all victims of domestic violence with Nat Fields of Urban Resource Institute and pet expert Steve Dale

PALS Place: A Haven For All Victims of Domestic Violence

PALS Place will save all victims of domestic violence. Nat Fields, president and CEO of the non-profit Urban Resource Institute (URI) in New York City reveals big plans to save both animal and human lives on Steve Dale’s Pet World. URI is the largest provider of domestic violence services in America, and for some time have…

Fear Free Happy Homes

Fear Free is taking off: From Fear Free veterinary medicine (veterinarians and entire practices certified as Fear Free) to Fear Free certified dog trainers to Fear Free certified animal shelters to Fear Free Happy Homes and pet caretakers who simply love their pets. On Steve Dale’s Pet World, I speak with the founder of this…
Pet expert Steve Dale and Dr. Todd McCracken on old dogs

Delaying Onset Canine Dysfunction Syndrome

I talk about canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome with Dr. Todd McCracken, veterinary services manager CEVA Animal Health on Steve Dale’s Pet World. We all want our dogs to live long, healthy lives. This is about mental well-being as well physical well-being. As dogs age and live longer, they’re more likely to suffer cognitive dysfunction which resembles…
Pet expert Steve Dale comments on pony painting parties

Pony Parties: Insulting, Therapeutic or Fun?

Pony parties? If you’re thinking old-school riding on a pony, this takes children’s birthday parties a step or two beyond that. It’s a horse painting party, and the canvas are real horses. Ponies are painted with a reportedly non-toxic, non-harmful substances.  Some contend the ponies actually enjoy the attention. Of course, they have no idea…
Purina Dog Chow helps raise money for veterans with PTSD

Pets and Vets: You Can Help By Sharing a Video

Sara Bragg , director of the Pets and Vets program at the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), which was founded by baseball legend Tony LaRussa. Saving Both Ends of the Leash, the program launched in 2011 as a service to our U.S. military heroes. I talk about it on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World national…
The Grey Muzzle Organization 2019 Calendar contest

Grey Muzzle Summer Smile Campaign

Old dogs land in shelters surprisingly often, and that is heartbreaking, which is one reason I support the Grey Muzzle Organization. The non-profit Grey Muzzle Organization supports the adoption of these dogs who have done nothing wrong. Old dogs are given up for all kinds of reasons. Often their owner has passed away and no…

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