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March 16 2020

Pawsilates and Anxiety in Dogs on WGN Radio

Andrea Metcalf, nationally known exercise-diet-health guru, who happens to be both based in Chicago and a dog lover talks about exercising with dogs on my Steve Dale’s Pet World show on WGN Radio.. Listen HERE as Andrea describes her new “thing,” called Pawsilates, held at StudiosFUSE (2215 N. Halsted St.) This is a gentle and…

March 15 2020

Can COVID-19 Be Transmitted by Touching Dogs

Many have asked me the following question regarding the possibility of a friend or stranger with the COVID-19 novel corona virus petting your dog and then the fear is that the virus can live on the dog and when you pet your dog, the virus is transmitted to you. Or among cats, that the cat…

March 15 2020

AVMA and COVID-19 and Your Pets: Is There a Reason to Worry?

On my Steve Dale’s Pet World Listen HERE as Dr. Gail Golab, Chief Veterinary Officer, Scientific Affairs and Public Policy at the American Veterinary Medical Association explains what we do know and what we still may not be sure of regarding COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). Veterinarians deal with corona viruses a lot and have for a very…

March 6 2020

Update on Pets and COVID-19

Many of you have asked about pets being exposed novel Wuhan corona virus, known at COVID-19. The short answer: Don’t worry. Dogs and cats, like humans, have their own species specific corona viruses, in dogs hardly ever causing serious illness and in cats pretty much never causing serious illness. In cats, however, the corona virus…

March 1 2020

Stand Up Against Breed Discrimination for Homeowners/Renters Insurance

On my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World, it’s about time insurance company’s end discrimination that homeowners or renters insurance often places upon owners of a wide variety of breeds. Listen HERE to my conversation with Ledy VanKavage, senior legislative analyst at Best Friends, who wants to once and for all put an end to this.…

February 23 2020

Special Announcement for Steve Dale from Dr. Janet Donlin of AVMA on WGN Radio

Listen HERE to my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN radio show to my conversation with American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) CEO Dr. Jane Donlin, who makes a special announcement about me, the greatest honor of my career. Dr. Donlin says I’ve earned the AVMA Excellence in Veterinary Media Award. This is the AVMA’s inaugural award,…

February 14 2020

Illinois Could Ban Sales of Dogs/Cats at Pet Stores

Maryland, California and Maine do not allow pet stores to sell dogs/cat, and Illinois wants to be next. NO responsible breeder EVER sells to a pet store.  SB 3078, better known as the “The Illinois Humane Pet Store Bill,” prohibits the retail sales of puppies and kittens from commercial breeding facilities or “animal mills.” If…

February 12 2020

Pets Are Paying a Price for the Whuhan Corona Virus, Though they Don’t Get Sick or Spread the Virus

Here’s the story not being talked about regarding the corona virus: Dogs and cats are paying an ultimate price, though there’s zero evidence they can get sick this new corona virus strain or act as a conduit to transmit the corona virus to people. Still people are abandoning their pets, letting them outdoors to fend…

February 12 2020

World Small Animal Veterinary Association Addresses New Corona Virus

The  World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has prepared an advisory document offering guidance and a series of Frequently Asked Questions to help to communicate and distinguish fact from fiction and what is known to still unknown concerning the risk of infection with the new coronavirus (2019 n-CoV), following the outbreak in China and the…

January 7 2020

Dog Finds and Rescues Koalas

Bear is a Border Collie with blue eyes and a dog’s nose. His employers is  Detection Dogs for Conservation, and his job to to find displaced, sick, orphaned and injured koalas in the wild, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Among the human koala rescuers and firefighters and residents happening upon koalas,…

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