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Steve Dale on WGN radio nightside

Steve Dale on WGN Radio Nightside, Running and Running for Pizza; Pierre Pilote and More

WGN Radio Nightside is about variety of guests, beginning with the grandson of my favorite hockey player of all time, Karson Pilote, who called Chicago Blackhawk Hall of Famer Pierre “grandpa.” Karson directed “Heart of the Blackhawks: The Pierre Pilote Story,” a documentary being shown at film festivals. We spoke about how Pierre Pilote changed…
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…
FDA warning about certain flea/tick products

FDA Alerts Pet Owners and Veterinarians About Potential Neurologic Effects Associated with Certain Flea and Tick Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (and this is from the FDA website) is alerting pet owners and veterinarians to be aware of the potential for neurologic adverse events in dogs and cats when treated with drugs that are in the isoxazoline class. Since these products have obtained their respective FDA approvals, data received by the…
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…
Pet expert Steve Dale joins Bill and Wendy on WGN

Pet Talk with Steve Dale with Bill and Wendy on WGN Radio

I love being on WGN radio with Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder (listen to here), first talking about the grain free diets. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine has issued a vague warning about dogs eating grain free diets, and for some dogs their odds increase of suffering dilated cardiomyopathy (a…
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…
Hero rescues trapped dogs after Hurricane Florence

Emergency: Never Leave Pets Home Alone

The rule is NEVER LEAVE YOUR PETS ALONE WHEN YOU EVACUATE DUE TO AN EMERGENCY. These pets were left behind after Hurricane Florence. I realize that sometimes an emergency occurs and you can’t get home to retrieve the pets. However, in many cases there is warning – sometimes days in advance. True enough not enough…
Stop Lyme with Dr. Michael Dryden on WGN radio

Tick Disease Happens in the Fall; Supporting Older Cats

Guests on my WGN Radio show HERE: Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden on how the fall is the most common time of year ticks may give Lyme to dogs, and Dr. Kurt Venator, chief medical officer at Purina. I talked about the East Asian or long-horned tick which entered the country somehow via Asia. And…
Emergency preparedness for peets

Emergency Preparedness for Pets

This post is obviously timely, as Dr. Callie Harris, emergency and critical care veterinarian and veterinary communications manager at Purina, discusses emergency preparedness for pets on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show.  Hurricane’s biggest related issue is water from storm surge and related flooding. NEVER leave pets behind. Harris offers various practical tips…

Pet Food Recall: Steve’s Real Food

Steve’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah is voluntarily issued a pet food recall. One lot of 5lb Turducken Recipe, one lot of 2lb Quest Emu Diet, and one lot of 2lb Quest Beef Diet, due to their possible Salmonella and/or L. mono contamination. Salmonella and L. mono can affect animals eating the products and there is…

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