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August 2 2019

Millennials Have Their Own Views About the Fur Babies

If you don’t believe pets are members of the family, consider these facts. For starters, there are actually more pets than children in the U.S., and the numbers are rising – led by millennials. Retailers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and inventors are clamoring to win a leadership position in the U.S. pet economy, with sales projected to…

July 25 2019

Leptospirosis Problem Is Worsening; the Entire Family May Be At Risk

On HouseSmarts TV I talk about the increasing zoonotic threat of leptospirosis with Dr. Natalie Marks. We’ve talked about leptospirosis before, but it seems to be worsening. City rats, weather and who knows what other contributing factors. But it’s really an increasingly serious problem in major metro areas, according at least one study. Of course,…

June 10 2019

Meow Meet Up Chicago

Meow Meet Up is a Cat Convention and feline festival, coming to Chicago July 20-21 at the Rosemont Stephens Convention Center. I speak HERE on my WGN radio show with Lauren Mieli, publisher of the CATNIP TIMES.  We actually begin our conversation with what’s happening in New York state, soon to be the first state…

May 31 2019

Fear Free: Freedom for Cats

story I wrote touting Fear Free which appeared on the Winn Feline Foundation website: Have you ever felt you are about to die?  I mean that literally, like you’ve been held up at gun point or held out a window by your suspenders 30 stories up? That’s how many cats feel when the carrier comes out.…

May 2 2019

Purina and Red Rover Want to Find Safe Space to Flee Domestic Violence

Dr. Kurt Venator, chief veterinary officer at Purina, discusses on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show how Purina has gotten involved in the issue of domestic violence. I mean why would a pet food company make a concerted commitment to this topic? Venator explains that about a third of all women experience some…

April 23 2019

Intimate Conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall

I’ve interviewed thousands, but never anyone like Dr. Jane Goodall, who should receive the next Nobel Peace Prize. My hope is that you support this effort. Dr. Goodall, who just celebrated her 85th birthday on April 3, is in person a slight women, who talks softly. Still, make no mistake about her ability to speak…

March 31 2019

Long Conversation with Dr. Marty Becker Regarding Fear Free

For some time, I’ve had the honor to host the Fear Free podcasts. I sought out to do one podcast that I hadn’t before done. It’s right HERE with Dr. Marty Becker the guy who created Fear Free in the first place. First a word about Fear Free One day maybe I’ll interview myself for…

March 19 2019

Anti-Vaxxers: A Scary Trend in the Pet World

Anti-vaxxers – those opposed to nearly all or even all vaccines – are gaining momentum. Their claims are based largely on misguided and even made up notions regarding human vaccines, and even more distorted information regarding vaccines for animals. You might expect to read this sort of piece in CATSTER or DOGSTER magazines, and the…

February 13 2019

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…

February 4 2019

Dog Training Techniques Matter When Saving Rescue and Shelter Dogs on WGN Radio

The latest in a parade of Chicago Mayoral candidates to appear on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World was supposed to be Susana Mendoza. However, it turned out she had her phone on mute (from an earlier appearance) and forgot to turn the volume back on. I understand – as I’ve done the same.…

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