Articles: animals

Proud that Trump Children Like to Kill Wildlife?

This post is not intended to be about politics, but instead, right versus wrong. I ask, “What kind of humans do this?” Hillary Clinton, when asked during last night’s CNN town hall presidential debate about a Donald Trump attribute, mentioned Trump’s children. Well, Mrs. Clinton, I’m not so sure about that. The Donald has repeatedly…

Friends of Animal Control Honors Dr. Shelly Rubin

Can you imagine doing anything for 41 years? And then retire, only to do more of it – but now as a volunteer, only payment is satisfaction. Dr. Shelly Rubin’s career spanned four decades at Blum Animal Hospital before he retired. For him, retirement means continuing to serve on the Board of Directors of the…

Camels Can Hop On to the Scale But Not Cats?

If zoos can weigh animals, from tiny poison arrow frogs to tigers to Bactrian camels, and the animals willingly go onto the scale (some even seem to enjoy the experience), why can’t we get our dogs and cats to do the same at the veterinary clinic without feeling fear, anxiety and stress? Well, we can, of…

Animal Poop Deck

Think scooping after your cat is a challenge, that’s a bunch of crap. Check this National Geographic video out about what poop tells veterinarians at zoos. It’s quite handy, and very interesting.

Dr. Donlin Named New AVMA CEO

I’ve known Dr. Janet Donlin for nearly 20 years. Her commitment to animals, and veterinary medicine is unwavering. Following Hurricane Katrina, I held a benefit for the animal victims and to support the demolished SPCA in New Orleans; I called the benefit Mardi Growl. Donlin was one of the first to RSVP and offer personal…

Shooting at an Armadillo, What Can Go Wrong

A Texas man shoots at an armadillo, and the bullet ricochets back and hits him in the face. Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said the man, who was not identified, went outside his home in Marietta, southwest of Texarkana, at around 3 a.m. last Thursday morning. He spotted the armadillo on his property and opened fire,…

Who Gets the Pet in a Divorce?

Mediating pets between partners, listen here to my conversation with attorney Debra Hamilton from my national Steve Dale’s Pet World show. Need Jimmy Cater to make the peace – forget it! Peacemaker Hamilton is on the job. I think there’s a Broadway play about this attorney. Courts don’t, yet, set up prescribed visitation for pets…but she says they…

The Changing Climate, Is It Real?

Is Global Warming a myth? Oh, oh – to be politically correct, I must say Climate Change. Steve Sullivan, senior curator of Urban Ecology at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum talks HERE my  WGN Radio Plus Podcast Steve Dale’s Other World who proves – BASED ON SCIENCE – climate change IS real.  And Sullivan explains the science…

Petuna's Puppies

Petuna is a dog who lives in Springfield, who’s home is near a nuclear plant. Her puppies were born last week – only it’s peculiar because they each have six legs and two tails – and they meow like a cat. It’s turns out that experts feel the father is Otis, the family cat. The…

Horses Help Autistic Child; New Game Changer for Kidney Disease in Pets

“A Long Ride Home: An Extraordinary Journey of Healing that Changed a Child’s Life,” author Rupert Isaacson tells me on WGN Radio  Steve Dale’s Pet World how exposing Rowan – his young autistic son – to the world, and traditional healing ways really has made a difference. Most of all what’s mattered has been his son’s love of…

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