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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,…
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…

Labrador Chases the Cat

Q: I have a 5-month old chocolate Labrador. My problem of Labrador Chases the cat is when she starts playing with my cat. She chase’s the cat around the living room and kitchen then takes a flying leap down the family room stairs then jumps on the couch at full force no matter who is…
Steve Dale reports on Veterinary Behavior Symposium

Veterinary Behavior Symposium

The 2018 American College of Veterinary Behavior Symposium of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists was held in Denver in July, just prior to the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association. This is where much of the latest research in veterinary behavior is first revealed. One of the most fascinating presentations was from ethologist…
Lucille Ball liked working with animals

Lucille Ball Wasn’t Upstaged by Animals

Unlike some actors, Lucille Ball never minded working with animals, as long as the laughs still came And Lucy especially loved dogs. Just before her “I Love Lucy” days Lucy and Desi lived on a farm (outside Los Angeles) where they had a cow who was more like a rooster. I don’t recall the cow’s…
AVMA pet demographics

New AVMA Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook

From the American Veterinary Medical Association Pet Ownership Sourcebook: Pet ownership is on the rise in the United States, with dogs leading the way and large increases in the number of less traditional pets like poultry and lizards, according to recently released data from the AVMA. The 2017-2018 edition of the AVMA Pet Ownership and Demographics…
Winter weather tips, pet expert Steve Dale

Winter is Coming: Time to Protect Your Pets

I hesitate to write about this – but it really is that time of year. The temperatures have fallen, the snow is falling, and people and dogs in winter are slipping on the ice. For small dogs, sight hounds, and very elderly dogs a sweater or coat is a good idea. It’s funny how this…

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