Remembering the Dog Heroes of September 11

September 11, 2019

Cowards were responsible for the unprovoked attacks on America on September 11, 2001. Heroes responded to those attacks. Among the heroes, at least 400 search-and-rescue dogs and their human handlers, who worked onsite at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania, where United Airlines

Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Drunk with Power: Responsible for Three Coyote Deaths

September 10, 2019

I realize coyotes aren't pets, and so does Tomi Tranchita, and you can listen HERE to her second appearance on my WGN Radio Steve Dale's Pet World  to talk about her orphaned coyotes which she's had care for since they were pups 13-years ago.. They were sick at pups, but Tomi cared for them and they

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

Stop Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

September 2, 2019

Should horse-drawn carriage rides be working in Chicago? On WGN Radio's Steve Dale's Pet World radio show listen here as I talk with Jodie Wiederkerhr of Chicago Alliance for Animals about the possibility and hopefully likelihood of banning the horse-drawn carriage rides in Chicago. Jodie WiederkerhrFor

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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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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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Dog Walk to Support Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness

The ninth annual 5K Dog Walk & Fun Run benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness organization (OCSA) is Sunday September 8, 8:30 am Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve, Shelter #2, 37W700 Dean Street, St. Charles, IL Hosting a dog and human event is just right because it turns out dogs are playing a significant role to…

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Jack Russell Missing Grandma

Q: “I have a 12-year-old Jack Russell. I have been living with my 98-year-old mother for seven years. I work but my mother was able to be there with Jack even though she did not walk him or take him out. Still, Jack was still there. Now my mom has had to move into assisted…

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Celebrating Labor Day Dogs: Five Curious Canine Jobs

1.Before her death, journalist and pet book author Darlene Arden set up the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness (OCSA) Darlene Arden Veterinary Outreach Program Fund. Contributions further transformational research as dogs are now being successfully trained at Penn Vet Working Dog Center to sniff for this cancer, and on the early stages of the disease! This is huge, and…

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