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Steve Dale on Thanksgiving pet safety

Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Turkey Day may be fun for us to gather with family, but it’s one of those days when veterinary emergency clinics are most busy. Thanksgiving pet safety is important. Dumpster diving and counter surfing is dangerous sport for dogs – as turkey, and also chicken bones can be a choking hazard. Mostly these bones can…
National Dog Show presented by Purina

Sniffing Around the National Dog Show Presented by Purina

Some of the greatest show dogs in the world at the National Dog Show presented by Purina, seen Thanksgiving Day at noon (all time zones) following the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC. Sniffing around behind-the-scenes, I had the chance to ask exhibitors and handlers all sorts of questions at the National Dog Show….including why…
Incredible dog challenge Lourdes Edlin

Purina Incredible Dog Challenge: They ARE Incredible

The National Dog Show presented by Purina on Thanksgiving Day, noon on NBC, is more than just an incredible dog show. The hope is that you can see what the human-animal bond is all about. The Purina Incredible Dog Challenge team paid a visit to LaSalle University in Philadelphia to show off what they can…
Contest for old dogs, Grey Muzzle Organization

Why We Love Old Dogs Contest

November is a special month – it’s Adopt a Senior Dog Month, and celebration with Why We Love Old Dogs contest The Grey Muzzle Organization is all about saving older dogs, supporting adoption of these dogs who in nearly all cases have done nothing wrong. However, because of their age – it’s often a particular…
Steve Dale on destruction from California wildfires

Pets In California Wildfires

The most devastating California wildfires ever. Over 7,100 structures are gone as a result of the Camp Fire in middle of the State of California. So far, media reports 242 deaths but well over 200 people and many more animals remain missing.  Officials suggest the death toll will continue to climb, and perhaps significantly so.…
Steve Dale on WGN Radio

Chicago Mayoral Candidate Lori Lightfoot and More on WGN Radio

Listen HERE to my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN radio show where eventually, Chicago Mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot appears. I ask her why she cares about animal welfare. And what she would do, if Mayor, regarding animal welfare We also discuss Chicago Animal Care and Control, and support spay/neuter and perhaps find ways to prevent the…
Pet expert Steve Dale on service dogs and PTSD

Service Dogs for Veterans

Fighting for our nation, making all sorts of personal sacrifices for the good of country, you’d think our U.S. Veteran’s Administration would have their backs providing or at least supporting service dogs for veterans. According to the U.S. Veteran’s Administration (and other sources), there’s more Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Syndrome (PTSD) diagnosed today than ever…
pets and California wildfires

Resources for Pets in California Wildfires

While TV cable news stations are primarily covering the angered politics on both sides of the aisle, thousands of families are once again losing their homes due to California wildfires.  And in my view not enough attention is being focused on this absolute tragedy. Despite efforts over the years to allow for more places for…
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…

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