World Veterinary Day

April 25, 2019

The World Veterinary Association (WVA) celebrates April 27 as World Veterinary Day.This year, the theme is “The Value of Vaccination.” In part it is to counter the anti-vaxxer movement. WVA isn’t alone; the World Health Organization is also stepping up to counter misinformation regarding the notion that

Intimate Conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall

April 23, 2019

I've interviewed thousands, but never anyone like Dr. Jane Goodall, who should receive the next Nobel Peace Prize. My hope is that you support this effort.Dr. Goodall, who just celebrated her 85th birthday on April 3, is in person a slight women, who talks softly. Still, make no mistake about her ability

Protecting Pets from Heartworm Disease

April 23, 2019

Heartworm disease is nearly 100 percent preventable.  Still, according to the American Heartworm Society (AHS), most pet owners don't use preventatives.Actually, if you want to get technical about all this, in dogs - preventatives don't completely prevent heartworm - not completely.According to Dr. Stephen

All the Cats: The Million Cat Challenge

April 22, 2019

As recently as 20 years ago, cats were considered a kind of after thought at most animal shelters. To be honest, their value didn’t always quite appear equivalent to their canine cousins, and shelters didn’t completely comprehend their medical and emotional needs.Launched in 2014, the Million Cat Challenge

Sir David Attenborough on Our Planet

April 21, 2019

Our Planet is a must see for anyone - young and old. If you have NetFlix, I hope you can take time to make viewing this series a family event. Sir David AttenboroughThis nature series, narrated and hosted by Sir David Attenborough, features stunningly spectacular photography. I don't have a clue how

There’s No Need to Be the Alpha Dog

April 18, 2019

Last night when taking our dogs for a walk, I saw another two dog owners and their two dogs. Casually chatting, the dog owner with his older Beagle said, "Cooper gets this way when he wants to dominate me."This guy would do anything for Cooper, and is by all accounts as kind and gentle as pet parents

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Saving Pets’ Lives from Kennel Fires

Saving lives should be bipartisan. Following a kennel fire that killed over 30 dogs in West Chicago (Bully Life Animal Services or formerly D and D Kennels), 2N442 County Farm Road on January 14, I quickly learned three facts: The fact that so many dogs died was avoidable. The fact that there are few fire safety…

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Woman Arrested After Tossing Puppies in a Dumpster

Does this act of outrageous animal cruelty say something about us? I mean who could possibly do this? Deborah Culwell, 54 who this past week allegedly threw a bag filled with puppies into a trash bin in Coachella, CA has been arrested. She faces up to seven counts of felony animal cruelty. The real hero…

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John O’Hurley on WGN Radio: Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina

I kick off my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN radio show with John O’Hurley, one half of today’s broadcast team of the Beverly Hills Dog Show presented by Purina, seen today – Easter Sunday – on NBC, 1 PM ET, Noon CT, 10 AM PT. Listen HERE as O’Hurley tells me why he’s talking to…

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We Love the Earth

In conjunction with Earth Day, Monday April 22, Lil Dicky (comic/rapper) has enlisted lots of pop artists and actors who participated in this “We Are the World” type video called “We Love the Earth.” The message is simple: Save our Planet. The video is particularly targeted to young people. (note: language may not be suitable…

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Heartfelt Connections with Anne Beall on WGN Radio

Dr. Anne Beall is on my Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio show HERE to discuss her book  Heartfelt Connections: How Animals and Humans Help Each Other . She explains she got the idea for this book as a cat colony caretaker. So, even caring for feral or community cats, kept strictly outdoors – and…

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Dog Dudes Remove Video

Is it a coincidence that immediately after I criticize training methods in my blog post used by hopeful Canadian TV stars wannabees known as  The Dog Dudes, they removed one of the two videos I posted? In that blog post, I quote what the Dog Dudes said in their promo reel, “By observing and studying…

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Dog Dudes are Duds

Not again. The Dog Dudes, as these two guys call themselves, are apparently set to appear on TV in Canada, via Mayhem Productions. Here’s exactly what The Dog Dudes say in their own promo video, “By observing and studying the natural behavior and social orders of wild wolves packs in domestic dogs, we have been…

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