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Bella the Siamese Cat May Not Love the New Baby

Q: Bella is a 13-year old Siamese who recently starting peeing outside the litter box, on all the beds. She is showing a few signs of being confused. Bella saw the vet two months ago and the bloodwork was clean. Until recently was an only child. She doesn’t mind the baby butting her occasionally with…

Paul Vallas on Animal Welfare Issues: He Gets It

I’ve never heard a Mayoral candidate say that he understands that a more humane city toward animals means that we may be more humane to one another. And that’s exactly what Chicago Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas says HERE on my WGN radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show. I describe one event that impressed me about Paul:…

What If Cats Have Thumbs?

Oh oh – what would it be like if cats have thumbs?

FDA Update on Grain Free Diets Related to Heart Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, from their website is providing this update on its investigation into reports of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods. The update covers reports of DCM received by FDA through November 30, 2018. This update does not include reports received in December and January due to the…

No Dogs and Cats Sold at Pet Stores in Vernon Hills; Lincoln State Cat Show

On my WGN radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, Listen in HERE. I mention King, who won the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Then, I launch into a conversation with Dr. David Oppenheim, village Trustee in Vernon Hills who along with his colleagues on the council all agreed unanimously to ban pet store sales of…

Identifying Cats; HomeAgain Has a New Upgraded Chip

Q: Our cat Daisy hates wearing a collar. If she has it one, her entire personality changes. She crouches down and hides for hours. Without the collar on, she spends her time having fun, Thought about an implant, but am worried that it would bother her. D.M. Cyberspace A: By an implant, I assume you…

Love Your Pets For Valentine’s Day

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. Thing about our…

Clenz-a-dent Helps Pets’ Teeth to Sparkle

February is National Pet Dental Health month – so open wide, it’s all about those pearly whites with Dr. Todd McCracken, technical services manager CEVA Animal Health on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show.  He reveals what Clenz-a-dent can do.  Dr. McCracken talks about how small dogs and cats are especially prone to dental…

Tips from American Animal Hospital Association Veterinarian, Keeping Pets Safe in the Cold

American Animal Hospital Association senior veterinary officer Dr. Heather Loenser is all about keeping our pets safe in the cold. Here’s something not talked about a lot, but Loenser talks about it on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, that’s dehydration. Outside dogs’ water bowls can freeze, and water is otherwise impossible to…

Meet Your Match: Chicago Animal Care and Control

How romantic is this? Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) is hosting a big-hearted event,  a Valentine’s Meet Your Match for adopters looking for love in all the right places and ready to meet a lifelong pet partner (or two). The special event February 10 and February 11 features waived adoption fees at CACC. The hope…

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