Luna Coyote May be Dying

September 17, 2019

STORY UPDATE:If a Governor can pardon a criminal why not a coyote? And this coyote did nothing wrong. Tomi Tranchita pleaded guilty in court, as a part of a plea bargain....Guilty for not paying a freakin' $25 license. In exchange, the sole surviving coyote that was brutally removed from her premises

Watch Facebook Live on Banning Declaw

September 17, 2019

Dr. Robin Downing is Boarded animal rehabilitation, and is a renown expert on pain/pain management of companion animals and is a clinical bioethicist. She is adamantly opposed to declaw. We are speaking together at the FETCH Veterinary conference in San Diego on December 13 about why declaw is a VERY

Adopting a Shelter Cat

September 17, 2019

People are adopting cats from shelters and rescues in record numbers. According to the ASPCA over 1.6 million cats and kittens annually.Further evidence is the Million Cat Challenge. The Million Cat Challenge was originally launched to save the lives of one million shelter cats in North America. Exceeding

Veterinary Suicide: Super Powers, Yes. Super Human, No

September 9, 2019

Being a veterinarian has never been easy, and arguably there are more pressures today than ever before. If you don’t believe it, consider this: Veterinarians are killing themselves in alarming numbers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found male vets are 2.1 times as likely and female vets

Fear Free Happy Homes with Dr. Marty Becker

September 6, 2019

America's veterinarian launched an initiate called Fear Free. In just a couple of years this one initiative has clearly been responsible for the most significant change in veterinary medicine ever. I speak with the President and Founder America's Veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker on my national Steve Dale's

Grrrr….Enough is Enough: Dogs are Not Wolves

September 4, 2019

I saw another one of those TV commercials just a few days ago about feeding the wolf inside your dog, and coincidentally received ‘junk email” regarding prey-based feeding of dogs which touted a well-known diet. The email indicated how much our dogs are like wolves, but said nothing about the myriad

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Fire Protection for Pets Law Passes in Illinois

Illinois is now the first state to mandate fire protection for pets in kennels/boarding facilities. Kennels now will require a fire alarm system ringing directly to first responders, a sprinkler system or a human being on premises.  This signing was the fifth bill I’ve been invited to a signing for in Illinois, but the first…

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Canine Companions For Independence Benefit

HAUTE DOG | CHICAGO will be returning to The Peninsula for a 4th year. As one of Chicago’s premiere events, this furry twist on a high-end fashion show not only features some of Chicago’s finest people modeling the latest trends, but some of Chicago’s most couture canines as well. On Thursday, September 19 that catwalk…

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WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World

HEAR my Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show on WGN.  I comment on the WGN Walk of Fame, and the inductees: How my first newscaster when I was on WGN Saturday night was Andrea Darlas, just how insightful “King John” Williams is as an interviewer and WGN’s Marlene Wells, who works behind-the-scenes. I tell the…

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Chris Walkowicz: Legendary Dog Writer, Breeder and Judge Passes Away

“Why wouldn’t you sit in he first row?” said dog book writer, and Bearded Collie breeder Chris Walkowicz. “That way everyone in back of you can see the dog show.” Chris was kidding me about my vertical impairment. She was a statuesque 6-feet tall, and I am about 5-feet and 7 inches (on a good…

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Puppy Mill Awareness Day Puppy Mill Project March on Michigan Avenue

Puppy Mill Awareness Day is September 15, and not so coincidentally the same day at the annual Puppy Mill Project march on Michigan Avenue, noon to 2 p.m. The march kicks off at Michigan Avenue Plaza, 420 N. Michigan Avenue. Of course, dogs who enjoy taking a walk with other dogs are welcome. The march is…

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Banfield Pet Hospital Tackling Suicide Among Veterinary Professionals

Suicide among veterinary professionals, as I just wrote about, is over-represented among all professionals, including medical professionals. Here’s a press release describing what Banfield Pet Hospital announced at their Pet Healthcare Industry Summit in Portland, OR, which I just attended. And this issue relates to me, as I’ve lost several friends, in particular, Dr. Sophia…

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Where There is Water, There is Leptospirosis

One of the lesser known and hidden dangers of hurricanes and tropical storms is a water-borne bacterial infection, called leptospirosis which can be deadly to people, dogs and other animals. It’s very likely people, dogs, and other animals will die as a result of leptospirosis in the Bahamas as a byproduct of flooding following Hurricane…

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