Articles: cats

Chicago Blackhawks Help Homeless Pets

Last year, I had this crazy idea to tie in the Chicago Blackhawks with pet adoption. The announcement, I am making here…the Hawks will do it again this season! Check out the gallery which tells the story:

Steve Dale's Pet World. actress Hilary Swank on WLS-AM, 2 p.m.

Steve Dale’s Pet World, 2 p.m. at WLS-AM 890 (, two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank announces just how successful the 2009 Iams 4 the Holidays pet adoption campaign was, and she’ll talk about her own rescued pets (2 dogs and 2 parrots). In addition, Cook County’s veterinarian in-chief…big honcho vet, Dr. Donna Alexander will…

Steve Dale's Pet World a live interview with American Humane from Haiti on WLS-AM, 6 a.m.

Steve Dale’s Pet World on WLS-AM (890 AM or, 6:05 AM tomorrow (Saturday January 30), the first ever live radio report from Port-au-Prince to focus solely on the animals. Tracy Reis of American Humane will talk with me from her location near the U.N. compound.Reis will relate what it’s like in Haiti (I will…

Ping Pong Kitty

Isn’t table tennis (Ping Pong) an Olympics sport….now representing the U.S.A. – Here’s Kitty!

Haiti's Animals Now Receiving Attention

American Humane, the dual mission is to support animal and child welfare since 1877, positioning AH as the perfect responder for Haiti. That’s because the need is SO great. American Humane is famous for building partnerships. AH created a coalition of animal welfare groups just after the earthquake, Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH). American…

Salute to Dr. Sheldon Rubin

Dr. Sheldon Rubin retired after 41 years treating Chicago’s pets…he was Oprah’s vet and he was the veterinarian to people who couldn’t afford care…No veterinarian in Chicago has ever been as influential. No veterinarian in America has ever communicated as much with the public. Here’s a gallery salute to Chicago’s own James Herriot, including a…

Robo-Cat, First Feline Knee Replacement Ever

Missy in Petworth, West Sussex England just had one of her knees replaced; the first cat ever with an artificial knee replacement. No word on the cost, but I’m guessing around $6,000 to $8,000 (U.S.) . Would you do that? Missy This is an example illustrating the value of pet insurance.

Tats for Cats

Tattoo & Piercing Benefit Weekend! Get a tat to benefit cats for Tree House Humane Society. The event is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday (January 23) and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday (January 24), Insight Studios, 1062 N. Milwaukee Ave. Call 773-342-4444 for details.Sometimes the cats are the tats. Check these out!

Acepromazine, Not An Ace in the Hole: Dr. Overall Make a Case Against Ace

Acepromazine – NOT a drug of choice, that’s what veterinary behaviorist Dr. Karen Overall is explaining here.  I am pretty sure this was Dr. Overall’s appearance at the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants conference. I had the honor of introducing Dr. Overall at that event – she is one of the people I most…

Survival of the Cutest

It sounds wacky at first, but think about – maybe we’re all selecting for what we perceive as the cutest pets, call the theory Survival of the Cutest. A study published in The American Naturalist today (20 January 2010), compared the skull shapes of domestic dogs with those of different species across the order Carnivora,…

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