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Stop Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Should horse-drawn carriage rides be working in Chicago? On WGN Radio’s Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show listen here as I talk with Jodie Wiederkerhr of Chicago Alliance for Animals about the possibility and hopefully likelihood of banning the horse-drawn carriage rides in Chicago. For several years Wiederkerhr and other volunteers are have documented example after example of…

International Dog Day: Chaser, My Fair Canine

International Dog Day is August 26. Saying goodbye to a pet is difficult. Saying thank you is what I want to figure out how to do. Around 25 years ago, I had learned our 15-year-old Brittany, Chaser, had cancer. One month, the same X-rays showed nothing. About four-weeks later,  her lungs are filled with cancer.…

PURRsuing FIP and WINNing: Winn Feline Symposium

Winn Feline Foundation is bringing expert researchers from around the world together for a symposium on feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), PURRsuing FIP and WINNing , at the University California-Davis November 16 and 17, 2019. The Winn Feline Foundation, the world’s premiere non-profit funder of cat health studies has been supporting studies on FIP since the…

Why Algae Blooms are Killing Dogs, And Where It’s Happening

No one seems to know why there’s been a recent escalation toxicity to blue green algae causing untimely death in so many dogs. Media reports of deaths have occurred in several states, including California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, Vermont and Wisconsin but since there is no Centers for Disease Control for…

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…

Steve Dale Purrs on Part Two of the Purr Podcast

On the Purr Podcast, Dr Jolle Kirpensteijn and Dr. Susan Little ask me many questions in part two of our conversation. Listen HERE, as we begin by talking about the Winn Feline Foundation. I offer a few examples of the difference Winn Feline has made for cats, and one easy and dramatic story is how…

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,…

Cat Allergies May Soon Become a Problem of the Past

Allergies to cats are incredibly common (about one in five adults), and now Purina scientists have found a way to abate the allergies and along with it lots of the uncomfortable symptoms people have. This means most people allergic to cats will soon be able to live with them in the first place, and do…

New York Now First State to Ban Declaw

New York State is now the first U.S. state to ban declawing cats. In June, state lawmakers passed Assembly person Linda Rosenthal (D)Manhattan bill to ban the procedure, which truly amputates cat’s claws. Governor Cuomo not only signed the bill, but he called the declaw procedure “archaic, inhumane and unnecessary.” “Declawing is a cruel and…

Keeping Dogs Safe and Cool in Hot Weather

Heat stroke can be a real issue for dogs. People sweat, dogs pant. And panting isn’t nearly as efficient at cooling the body. That’s the case for all dogs, just because they are dogs. Dogs do sweat a bit from their paw pads (sometimes leaving sweat marks – and if that happens, you know your…

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