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

September 22, 2018

with Karson PiloteWGN 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

Talking Pets with Paul Vallas

September 22, 2018

When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Susan Russell as executive director of Chicago Animal Care & Control (CACC), 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

Thunderstorm Anxiety and What To Do

September 21, 2018

Thunderstorm anxiety is a problem for many dogs, and indeed thunderstorm season continues only for a short time for many dogs but it's year-round for much of the country. And when dogs are better at predicting weather than the National Weather Service,

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

September 20, 2018

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

Encouraging Cat Scratching In All the Right Places

September 20, 2018

I've always hated the notion declaw; it is an amputation - period.  Cat scratching is a common complaint, even explanation for people giving up cats or to declaw. Now there still another reason to minimize the perceived need to declaw - a product called

Opioid Restrictions and Use Regarding Pets

September 18, 2018

Opioid restrictions for pets? According to a new   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

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Animal Welfare League Woes Worsen

Pet expert Steve Dale's most recent report on the Animal Welfare League of Chicago
On one visit to the Animal Welfare League (AWL) of Chicago Ridge, Village Trustee Edmund Kowalski witnessed not one but two dogs gasping for air, obviously in respiratory distress. “No one saw these suffering dogs, or worse if they did, they weren’t receiving veterinary care. The images will haunt me the rest of my life.…
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PetSmart Offering Free Dog Baths in Hurricane Florence Region

PetSmart offering free baths following Hurricane Florence
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…
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Pet Talk with Steve Dale with Bill and Wendy on WGN Radio

Pet expert Steve Dale joins Bill and Wendy on WGN
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…
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Puppy Mill Awareness and Canine Companions for Independence with WGN

Puppy Mill Awareness Day on WGN radio and Canine Companions for Independence with pet expert Steve Dale
Renata Block talks HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show about Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) and National Puppy Mill Awareness Day (that was September 16), and the Puppy Mill Project  Awareness March on Michigan Avenue. The march happened, but you can watch a part of it here. Buying from a pet store means…
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Tick Disease Happens in the Fall; Supporting Older Cats

Stop Lyme with Dr. Michael Dryden on WGN radio
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…
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Emergency Preparedness for Pets

Emergency preparedness for peets
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…
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Dog Flu Continues to be Relentless

Dog flu continues in the US
The dog flu is unrelenting. Likely because there’s simply so much other news, from politics to hurricanes, you haven’t heard about it. But the dog flu (canine influenza virus) doesn’t care. Numbers only indicate a small part of the story. Most pet caretakers with coughing dogs do visit the veterinarian.  Knowing what other dogs in…
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