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6 Facts Regarding Recently Signed PACT Act

President Trump signed the  PACT Act — which stands for Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture. Here’s my scorecard: Six points about the new law. While animal cruelty has for several years been considered a Federal crime, the definition of what constitutes an animal cruelty felony varies state to state. The PACT Act offers prosecutors uniformity.…

Bolli: A Coat Created for Walking the Dogs

How could I pass this by? It’s a coat made by Bolli for walking the dog.  Really, this coat was specifically designed for dog owners in mind. It comes with a pouch for treats, of course. There are 15 zipper pockets. There’s room for everything from a clicker to your phone and keys to even…

National Dog Show Presented by Purina

It’s a Thanksgiving Day tradition at noon , the National Dog Show presented by Purina at noon in all time zones on NBC. John O’Hurley – known for J. Peterman on Seinfeld – is now also known as a dog show broadcaster.  HEAR my conversations with both O’Hurley and legendary dog show announcer David Frei…

Dog Flu Season is Christmas Season

Dr, Natalie Marks notes that NOW is the best time to protect your dog against the dog flu or canine influenza virus. For people there is a flu season based on the virus being most active. In dogs, there is a flu season of another kind. It’s based on when dogs are most likely to…

My Old Dog and Cat News on WGN Radio

It’s not where you start but where you finish, goes the old adage. Laura Coffey is the author of “My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts”, HEAR my WGN Radio interview with my Dog Writers’ Association of America colleague and producer for TODAY.com. November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month, and both Coffey and…

Service Dogs Supporting Military Veterans

Fighting for our nation, making all sorts of personal sacrifices for the good of country, you’d think our U.S. Veteran’s Administration (USVA) would have their backs providing or at least supporting service dogs for veterans. According to the U.S. Veteran’s Administration (and other sources), there’s more Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Syndrome (PTSD) diagnosed today than…

Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act Closer to Becoming Law

The Senate has now unanimously passed a bill that supports animal cruelty as a federal felony called The PACT Act — which stands for Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture. The bipartisan legislation, passed the House in October expands a previous law passed in 2010 and closes various loopholes and factors that weren’t a consideration nine years…

Tickle Your Funny Bone for Friends of Chicago Animal Control

On November 7, iO improvisational actors will perform to Tickle Your Funny Bone to support Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control. at iO 1501 N. Kingsbury Street, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aside from their usual entertaining show, adoptable dogs will be there too, including Diamond who we tried to adopt on WGN radio. Diamond is…

NAVC Cutting Edge Veterinary Medicine on WGN Radio

Dr. Dana Varble, vice president of veterinary education North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) talks with me HERE on my Steve Dale’s Pet World show on WGN Radio about NAVC’s post graduate institute and their amazing rice pudding. Mostly, we chat about what’s new and what’s cutting edge in veterinary medicine, including artificial intelligence. And Varble…

Dog Flu Vaccine: Now Is the Time to Vaccinate

More kennels and boarding facilities are mandating the dog flu or canine influenza vaccine than ever before. This is recommended by many experts, as the vast majority of dogs have no immunity to the highly contagious dog flu. The mandated vaccine protects dogs boarded over days or even visiting or dog cay care. While the…

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