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February 28 2020

Olympia, WA Bans Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores

Led by council member Dr Lisa Parshley, of Olympia Veterinary Specialists: Cancer Treatment Center, existing pet stores selling dogs and cat in Olympia, WA have until September 15 to stop that practice, as the Olympia City Council voted unanimously. This is a HUGE victory because inexplicably state veterinary associations have sometimes opposed these bans. The…

February 28 2020

Companion Animals and the Corona Virus: The Truth

The only corona virus your dog is likely susceptible is the canine corona virus. A dog belonging to a c COVID-19 corona virus (or Wuhan corona virus) patient in Hong Kong reportedly has been discovered with a low level of COVID-19, showing what officials are describing as a “weak positive.” It’s important to understand that…

February 25 2020

Tell Your Story: Support Ban on Homeowners Insurance Profiling Breeds

If you have a dog that is referred to as a pit bull, homeowners insurance can cost more or may even be unavailable. This discrimination holds true even if your dog, described as a pit bull, is a therapy dog and has passed a temperament testing to visit seniors in a nursing facility. And it’s…

February 24 2020

Denver City Council Supports Mayor’s Breed Ban

It’s a sad time for dogs, and sad day for the support of profiling as Denver’s longstanding pit bull breed ban will continue. Monday night, February 24, eight Denver City Council members voted in favor of overriding Mayor Michael Hancock’s veto of a measure that would have ended the city’s pit bull ownership ban and…

February 23 2020

Special Announcement for Steve Dale from Dr. Janet Donlin of AVMA on WGN Radio

Listen HERE to my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN radio show to my conversation with American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) CEO Dr. Jane Donlin, who makes a special announcement about me, the greatest honor of my career. Dr. Donlin says I’ve earned the AVMA Excellence in Veterinary Media Award. This is the AVMA’s inaugural award,…

February 18 2020

Calmer Canine

Anxiety is the most common issue for dogs, whether we’re talking a severe separation anxiety or thunderstorm anxiety. being fearful of car rides or the veterinary visit, and the list goes on.  Many dogs are anxious – even terrified of something. Increasingly, veterinarians say, we can and should address these anxieties, which is what the…

February 17 2020

Scotch Whisky May Supply Future Omega-3, No Longer Fish

Scotch whisky fans might agree – nothing should ever be wasted. Leftovers from Scotch whisky distillation can now be transformed into nourishment for algae that scientists can process into a pet food ingredient for pets and ultimately even into our own food. Algae grown on pot ale, a co-product of the liquor industry, could replace…

February 16 2020

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…

February 15 2020

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…

February 14 2020

Denver Mayor Vetos Rescinding Breed Ban

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, in his first veto as Mayor, chose to veto the measure that would have ended the city’s decades long ban on pit bull ownership. The Denver City Council passed a new code in a 7-4 marathon vote allowing owners to register their (presumed) pit bull with the Denver Animal Protection (DAP) and…

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