Articles: Steve Dale

Keeping Pets Safe in Blizzards

In blizzards….what do you do to protect your dogs? I talk in this video about some basic tips, and also how pet-friendly ice melters, like Safe Step Sure Paws is way better for our pets – and also for the environment. Here are more tips on keeping our best friends safe in cold, snowy and…

Treating Cats with a New CATitutde

We’re looking at cats today with an entirely different lens than say 25 years ago, and this is true for veterinarians too! Veterinarians have responded by creating Cat Friendly Practices. The idea is to offer an approach which is more cat friendly, from the cats’ perspectives.  The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Cat Friendly…

Fear Free and Please NO Declaw on WGN Radio

2018 was the breakout year for Fear Free. Listen HERE as Dr. Marty Becker explains what the Fear Free initiative is all about on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World.  Fear Free really extends into all our homes, emotional health and well-being does matter, explains Dr Becker. “How could (veterinarians) have ignored this?” We…

Good News for South Suburban Humane Society

South Suburban Humane Society Executive Director Emily Klehm makes an announcement on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show.   Listen HERE as Klehm describes how a recent anonymous donor purchased the old Homewood Animal Hospital in Homewood, and once renovated the building will become a second adoption center. That’s in addition to the current…

Dr. Susan Little Earns Power of Pink Award

Dr. Susan Little is inspiring – there’s no other way to put it. Dr. Little is the most recent recipient of the Germinder20 Power of Pink Award. When our, then famous, piano playing cat Ricky succumbed to feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), I wanted to launch a fund to support research for this very common and deadly…

Dr. Kim Kendall Talks Cats

Feline veterinarian Dr. Kim Kendall of Sydney Australia has a thing or two to say always. Here, she banters on the national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about extended lifespans cats have these days. She attributes longer lives to: Improved veterinary care (and more frequent care which indoor cats inherently receive) Indoors, cats are…

It’s HOW You Feed Your Cat that Matters Most

Everyone talks about what we feed our cats, bantering back and forth about a topic worth discussing. However, I’ve suggested for years that what is far more important is how we feed our cats.  Dr. Elizabeth Bales agrees, and explains on the national Steve Dale’s Pet World show. We feed our cats all wrong she…

Update on Dog Dragged on a Leash in Chicago

The man responsible in this video for dragging a dog on a leash outside a car while he drove has been caught.. Nelson Benitez, of Chicago was charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty. Police said Benitez, 69, was placed under arrest at his home. “Based on interviews about the account, inspection of the dog, and conditions…

Hoodie with Pit Bull-Type Dog Image Remains Available. What Apology?

I was scolded, “Stop picking on Forever 21, they apologized.” Aside from not finding their apology and not receiving an email to that affect, FAR more important the hoodie with a pit bull looking dog wearing chains and a padlock remains listed on their website as available for purchase. So, even if  there was an…

Pit Bull-Type Dogs Protecting School Children in Texas

Lt. John Julin with the Independent School District in Ferris, TX explains in a fascinating interview on how dogs protect children in schools. These schools have their own police department within the school district, and he has a narcotics and a weapons detection dog. Each dog works daily to insure a safe environment. The dogs…

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