Articles: veterinary health

Adopting Quirky from Chicago Animal Care and Control with Bill and Wendy on WGN radio

Amazing Dog Still Needs a Home from Chicago Animal Care and Control, with Bill and Wendy

On the Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder Show on WGN Radio, HERE I always have lots of fun. We talk about a wide range of topics, including Quirky. We begin with a description from Wendy of what neutering her dog, Kona, is all about or not. I re-affirm what too many people still don’t seem…

Speaking About Dogs and Cats Sold at Pet Stores in Vernon Hills

A chain pet store selling puppies was considering a move into the Chicago suburb of Vernon Hills but rebuffed (clearly the Trustees and the Mayor/President Roger Byrne have done their homework on this topic), and changed their course following push back. At least for now. A wave of cities across American and Canada and the…
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…
pet expert Steve Dale on leptospirosis in dogs

Leptospirosis Remains a Threat

Leptospirosis doesn’t just go away because the weather gets a bit cooler. In fact, in places, there may be more of it. Lepto is a water born bacterial infection spread by many mammals, most prominently rats. That’s why Lepto is sometimes called “rat fever” or “rodent fever.” Infected animals may or may not show symptoms.…
Steve Dale on National Cat Day

National Cat Day: Celebrate with a Regular Veterinary Exam

Felines first! Today (October 29) is National Cat Day! Of course, according to our 16-year old cat, Roxy – everyday is National Cat Day. Roxy no longer bounds across the house at full speed or herds our dogs; instead she’s settled nicely in retirement. If she so desires, she snuggles with us at night. If…
Steve Dale and Dr. Marty Becker on Fear Free initiative on WGN radio

Fear Free Crusader Dr. Marty Becker with Steve Dale

Dr. Marty Becker pioneered the initiative to minimize fear, anxiety and stress in pets called Fear Free. Listen HERE to our conversation on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN radio.  Dr. Becker offers examples of what Fear Free is all about – pets in the veterinary exam room, most cats and likely more than half of…
Halloween anxiety address by pet expert Steve Dale

Halloween Anxiety in Pets: Free Offer

Many pets never received the memo that Halloween is supposed to be fun. They truly are spooked by all those creatures that smell like humans but resemble zombies or superheroes, even American Presidents.  Halloween anxiety in pets may begin with the constant ringing of the doorbell and all the commotion is disturbing. For two reasons…
Cat Friendly Practices with pet expert Steve Dale

Era of the Cat: Cat Friendly Practices

No one’s perfect. True and not so true. Cat Friendly Practices are as close as you can get to perfect. receiving a 99 percent satisfaction rate, according to the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) results of its 2017 Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) Survey. CFP is a collaboration of feline experts who provide guidelines to…
Beluga whales and toxoplasmosis

Are Cats Killing Beluga Whales?

If the weather’s been bad, apparently that is the fault of cats. I’m unsure why if there’s a concern or problem on the planets it’s the fault of cats. The latest example is endangered Beluga whales are dying because of cats and the toxoplasmosis they carry, according to a report being spread through the Canadian…
MedVet Chicago on WGN Radio with pet expert Steve Dale

MedVet Chicago and Halloween for Pets Advice

Scary how pets can be lost so easily on Halloween, and some pets just don’t want to be in costume. What do you do?  I speak HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN radio with Dr. Brooke Bartell of MedVet Chicago about Halloween for pets. Over 4.2 million dog-owning households and nearly two million…

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