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Protecting Pets from Heartworm Disease

Heartworm disease is nearly 100 percent preventable.  Still, according to the American Heartworm Society (AHS), most pet owners don’t use preventatives. Actually, if you want to get technical about all this, in dogs – preventatives don’t completely prevent heartworm – not completely. According to Dr. Stephen Jones, immediate past president of the AHS in a…

All the Cats: The Million Cat Challenge

As recently as 20 years ago, cats were considered a kind of after thought at most animal shelters. To be honest, their value didn’t always quite appear equivalent to their canine cousins, and shelters didn’t completely comprehend their medical and emotional needs. Launched in 2014, the Million Cat Challenge set out to save the lives…

John O’Hurley on WGN Radio: Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina

I kick off my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN radio show with John O’Hurley, one half of today’s broadcast team of the Beverly Hills Dog Show presented by Purina, seen today – Easter Sunday – on NBC, 1 PM ET, Noon CT, 10 AM PT. Listen HERE as O’Hurley tells me why he’s talking to…

Heartfelt Connections with Anne Beall on WGN Radio

Dr. Anne Beall is on my Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio show HERE to discuss her book  Heartfelt Connections: How Animals and Humans Help Each Other . She explains she got the idea for this book as a cat colony caretaker. So, even caring for feral or community cats, kept strictly outdoors – and…

ReptileFest; Saving Pets from Fires in Kennels and Anti-Vaxxers on WGN Radio

I begin my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN radio show HERE about Illinois House Bill 3390 which just passed the Illinois House of Representatives. This bill, which was supported by Illinois State Representative Diane Pappas (D-45thdistrict) with co-sponsor Allen Skillicorn (R-66th district) and created with Marc Ayers, Illinois Director of the Humane Society of the United States will…

Fire Safety Law for Pets Passes Illinois House

I thought every state had fire safety laws to mandate some type of alarm systems to protect pets in boarding and kenneling facilities, as there are laws to protect children in day care centers and schools. I was wrong regarding fire protection laws for pets. Now, in Illinois, we’re halfway there to creating such a…

Best Cities to Rent with Pets

National Pet Day is April 11, and in honor of our pets, Zumper, the rental app, has come up with a list of the best cities for renting with pets. May is considered the official kick-off season for moving, and that in many places around the country finding housing that welcomes pets can be challenging.…

New Brunswick Veterinarians Ban Declaw

In Canada veterinarians are proactively banning declaw, the latest province to do this is New Brunswick. Nova Scotia was the first province to ban the practice in 2017. It’s also now illegal to declaw in Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland/Labrador and British Columbia. Nationwide Canadian veterinarians, province by province, are taking matters into their hands. What’s…

One Tail at a Time Growled at by Alderman Maldonado

One Tail at a Time is clearly a leader in the Chicago animal welfare community, and a founder of CRISP (Chicagoland Rescue Intervention and Support Program). It’s a fact, they save dogs. I was at an event at One Tail with Executive Director Heather Owen and then Mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Cook…

Purina Limited Recall of Muse Cat Food

Out of an abundance of caution, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Muse wet cat food Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy in three-ounce cans. The product could contain rubber pieces that are translucent yellow with a blue backing, which may present a potential choking hazard. We’re pet owners and pet…

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