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February 14 2020

Illinois Could Ban Sales of Dogs/Cats at Pet Stores

Maryland, California and Maine do not allow pet stores to sell dogs/cat, and Illinois wants to be next. NO responsible breeder EVER sells to a pet store.  SB 3078, better known as the “The Illinois Humane Pet Store Bill,” prohibits the retail sales of puppies and kittens from commercial breeding facilities or “animal mills.” If…

February 12 2020

Keeping Pets Safe in Cold Weather

Keeping pets safe in winter can be a challenge. Some dogs delight romping in the snow and appear as impervious to frigid temperatures as snow is to polar bears. Malamutes, Great Pyrenees, Huskies and many other large dogs seem friskier in weather that chills us to the bone. On the other paw, Toy Poodles and…

February 11 2020

Pit Bull Breed Ban Repealed in Denver

For 30 years, it’s been illegal to own a pit bull in Denver, CO. But that breed ban will now change if Mayor Michael Hancock approves. 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 get…

February 11 2020

New Lend-a-Paw Program Provides a Financial Safety Net for Chicago Pet Owners

It’s not pet insurance, but if you happen to live in Chicago (or Cook County) this might work out even better. And certainly it’s an option to economic euthanasia. I speak HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show to Chris McAuliffe, head of business development for Chicago Municipal Credit Union Lend-a-Paw…

February 9 2020

Valentine’s Day for Your Pets

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 or your kitty…

February 9 2020

A Dogged Proponent of Public Transit

Anything to get to the dog park…. (thanks to Jutka Kis for the tip for this post)  

February 8 2020

Judge Upholds Maryland Ban on Pet Store Dog/Cat Sales; Other States Under Threat

A federal judge has dismissed a court challenge to Maryland’s landmark law prohibiting the sales of puppies and kittens in pet stores. Today, nearly 350 communities, from Albuquerque to Chicago to Pittsburgh, to most recently, Naperville, IL have banned sales of dogs and cats (and in a few instances also rabbits) at pet stores. Maryland…

February 6 2020

My New Job: Veterinary Avenger

I have a new job. I am now an Avenger, it’ a new and rarely publicized Avenger, called the “Veterinary Myth Buster.” Giving the Pilot Directions As I was waiting in line to board an airplane, I couldn’t help but to overhear the pilot relaying to a flight attendant that pet food companies use roadkill…

February 5 2020

Dr. Dana Varble: Fear Free to Diabetic Implants for Pets to AI at the VMX Vet Conference

Dr. Dana Varble is Chief Veterinary Officer for the North American Veterinary Community, and I speak with her on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about what’s new in cutting edge medicine, much of it announced or discussed at the January VMX Veterinary Conference in Orlando, FL Two examples of cutting edge medicine…

February 5 2020

Naperville, IL Does It! Bans Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores

It’s happening all over the country, and now Naperville, IL has now banned the sales of dogs and cats at pet stores because of where these animals are sourced, as NO responsible breeder ever sells to a pet store. The subject has been brought up previously, dating back to 2014; the final vote was narrow,…

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