Articles: human animal bond

Pit Bull in Chains on Forever 21 Hoodie

A cool hoodie? Not so much. A pit bull looking dog wearing chains. That’s awful enough. But also a padlock? Why is Forever 21 perpetuating myths by even accepting such a product for sale? I appreciate and respect the brand Forever 21. And it’s not likely that upper chain of command (play on words intended)…

Paul Vallas Cares About Companion Animals and Has a Plan

You can call this a political endorsement for Paul Vallas, or you can call it the truth. Perhaps it is both.  I know a few of the various candidates running for Mayor of the City of Chicago. And I like more than one. But there is only one who is proactively saying companion animals matter…

Leaders in Business Have Grown Up with Pets

Want to succeed in life? The answer: Get a pet! According to a Banfield Pet Hospital study (in conjunction with Kelton Research), there’s s a correlation between successful people and pets. Business leader believer having a pet has contributed to their career. Specifically 93 percent of the C-suite executives surveyed in the U.S. grew up…

8 Cat Introduction Tips on WGN Radio

When on the radio, there’s little I enjoy more than helping people and their pets. Or trying to do that. As you can listen to HERE  on my last WGN radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show, I sometimes struggled a bit to answer texts. It’s because I obviously can’t ask any follow up questions, and only…

Pet Resolutions for 2019

Here are nine messages I resolve to attempt to communicate – pet resolutions for 2019: Fear Free Fear Free began as an initiative to certify veterinary professionals to implement methods to limit fear, anxiety and stress that pets (and as a result their people) feel during veterinary visits. The impact continues to be so profound…

Fear Free: A Paradigm Shift

Fear Free is now a BIG DEAL! I talk on my national radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World, about the Fear Free initiative with its creator Dr. Marty Becker. And boy has this idea taken off! The idea was originally to minimize fear, anxiety and stress of veterinary visits. And while individual veterinary professionals and…

City of Dogs with Ken Foster

What City do you think is the city of dogs? It’s not in small town America. In fact, it’s New York City, says Ken Foster who wrote the book, “City of Dogs, New York Dogs, Their Neighborhoods and the People.” I speak with Ken on my national radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show.  Ken writes…

Gwen Cooper: My Life in a Cat House

Cat book author Gwen Cooper has done it again, this time her latest, “My Life in a Cat House: True Tales of Love, Laughter and Living with Five Felines.” We chat on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about her life living with those five felines, including her most famous feline, named Homer.…

Grey Muzzle Organization

Most dogs in shelters and rescues are older, and still the most challenging to adopt. Lisa Lunghofer is the executive director of the Grey Muzzle Organization, which provides grants to non-profits to support senior dog adoptions and rescues. I speak with Lisa on my Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. It’s true these older dogs are…

Pet Resolutions from AVMA President on WGN Radio

I speak with the President, the one who matters in my world, the President of the American Veterinary Medical Association Dr. John de Jong here on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio about pet resolutions. Listen HERE to Dr de Jong’s New Year’s pet resolutions. Number one is preventive care, as Dr. de Jong talks about…

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