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September 13 2016

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…

September 9 2016

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.

August 11 2016

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…

July 6 2016

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,…

May 10 2016

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…

April 12 2016

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…

April 1 2016

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…

March 28 2016

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…

February 18 2016

Goodwill Toward Bears

On a day when I personally needed a smile – and to feel good about others…..well, this video (sent by a reader) does just that. Maybe it will do the same for you….

October 15 2015

I Love Lucy, the Real Lucille Ball

I Love Lucy, who doesn’t? I Love Lucy premiered in 1951, and remains the most viewed TV show ever. In the various incarnations of programs, Lucy remains the most beloved TV performer ever, and likely the funniest actress ever. And I knew Lucy. What was she really like? This Steve Dale’s Other World Podcast on WGNPlus…

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