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Oscar Nominated Kitbull: A Dog and a Cat Becoming Besties

One week ago this little film, Kitbull, was nominated for an Oscar for animated short. Kitbull didn’t win, but makes points about what all dogs deep inside are about (even dogs called pit bulls), and how a black cat (likely also an outcast) befriend one another. Pixar is known for its amazing CGI and technological…

King John Williams with Steve Dale on Pet Store Sales

With King John Williams on WGN Radio, Listen HERE as I talk about how Naperville, IL recently enacted a ban on pet store sales of dogs and cats. This is a big deal for several reasons, which I explain. King John asks, as a consumer, “Do you ever buy that doggy in the window?” John…

Keeping Pets Safe in Cold Weather

Keeping pets safe in winter can be a challenge. Some dogs delight romping in the snow and appear as impervious to frigid temperatures as snow is to polar bears. Malamutes, Great Pyrenees, Huskies and many other large dogs seem friskier in weather that chills us to the bone. On the other paw, Toy Poodles and…

New Lend-a-Paw Program Provides a Financial Safety Net for Chicago Pet Owners

It’s not pet insurance, but if you happen to live in Chicago (or Cook County) this might work out even better. And certainly it’s an option to economic euthanasia. I speak HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show to Chris McAuliffe, head of business development for Chicago Municipal Credit Union Lend-a-Paw…

Valentine’s Day for Your Pets

How do you tell your pets “I Love You” on Valentine’s Day? Of course, you can buy a special treat (naturally, not chocolate). If you have a pet lizard, maybe Valentine’s is the day for fattening but yummy mealworms. Ferrets might enjoy extra playtime and the same is true for Labrador Retrievers or your kitty…

Judge Upholds Maryland Ban on Pet Store Dog/Cat Sales; Other States Under Threat

A federal judge has dismissed a court challenge to Maryland’s landmark law prohibiting the sales of puppies and kittens in pet stores. Today, nearly 350 communities, from Albuquerque to Chicago to Pittsburgh, to most recently, Naperville, IL have banned sales of dogs and cats (and in a few instances also rabbits) at pet stores. Maryland…

My New Job: Veterinary Avenger

I have a new job. I am now an Avenger, it’ a new and rarely publicized Avenger, called the “Veterinary Myth Buster.” Giving the Pilot Directions As I was waiting in line to board an airplane, I couldn’t help but to overhear the pilot relaying to a flight attendant that pet food companies use roadkill…

Dr. Dana Varble: Fear Free to Diabetic Implants for Pets to AI at the VMX Vet Conference

Dr. Dana Varble is Chief Veterinary Officer for the North American Veterinary Community, and I speak with her on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about what’s new in cutting edge medicine, much of it announced or discussed at the January VMX Veterinary Conference in Orlando, FL Two examples of cutting edge medicine…

North American Veterinary Community

A conversation with the man behind the giant VMX veterinary conference, and much more that the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) , Gene O’Neill, from my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. I was speaking to Gene from the VMX veterinary conference, where I spoke this year and have done so many times in…

Cat Games

I guess I was ahead of my time, but for at least 20 years or so I’ve espoused the many benefits of training cats. Famously, I taught our cat Ricky how to play the piano to jump through hoops and much more. He was a TV star, but not a YouTube star as YouTube had…

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