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April 14 2019

ReptileFest; Saving Pets from Fires in Kennels and Anti-Vaxxers on WGN Radio

I begin my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN radio show HERE about Illinois House Bill 3390 which just passed the Illinois House of Representatives. This bill, which was supported by Illinois State Representative Diane Pappas (D-45thdistrict) with co-sponsor Allen Skillicorn (R-66th district) and created with Marc Ayers, Illinois Director of the Humane Society of the United States will…

June 16 2018

Small Scale Reptile Rescue Has a Large Scale Problem: Please Help

Get this lovely fellow: When investigators turned up at Jason Littel’s cabin in East Troy, WI following up on complaints of sexual assault, they found 400 animals, many hognose snakes, various species of smaller reptiles and various frog species. Turns out Littel was charged with five counts of first degree sexual abuse, and use of…

May 26 2017

Dr. Laurie Hess on Frog Unlikely Companions

Steve Dale appears in this video with a monkey tree frog and a waxy tree frog with Dr. Laurie Hess, author of “Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of an Exotic Animal Doctor (or, What Friends Feathered, Furred, and Scaled Have Taught Me about Life and Love” Frogs are cool pets – the coolest likely if you are…

April 22 2017

Earth Day, Isn't About Politics It's About Saving the Planet

Of all holidays, Earth Day may be the most important. Without the Earth, we kind of have a problem. And the way things are going – we just might have a problem soon enough. I am sure I’ll get many emails that this post is politically charged. I’m unsure why protecting our planet, and the…

April 20 2017

Fight Flu: Kiss a Frog

Antibiotics have been successful, so much so that people want them even when they have a viral infection. Of course, bacterial killers don’t touch viruses. And anti-viral drugs haven’t proven to be so great. So, let’s try frog mucous. At one time, it was thought putting a frog into a bucket of milk might prevent…

February 12 2017

Pet Snakes, Lizards, Birds, Rats: All Unlikely Companions

Dr. Laurie Hess, author of “Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of an Exotic Animal Doctor (Or, What Friends Feathered, Furred and Scaled Have Taught Me About Life and Love)” and Deb Krohn, AKC “the frog lady” from the Chicago Herpetological Society talk with me HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio about loving pet birds,…

June 21 2014

Frog Species "Croaked," Now Brought Back

Bringing back a frog from the dead….Talk about croaking in all new way. Scientists at Australia’s University of Newcastle are using DNA from frozen tissue samples to resurrect embryos of a frog species extinct 1983 that gives birth through it’s mouth. After the male gastric brooding frog fertilizes the eggs externally, the female eats them.,…

June 8 2013

Frog Rediscovered: Animal News

Israeli park ranger Yoram Malka caught only a fleeting glimpse of the frog as it leapt across the road, but this was no ordinary frog. When he first saw the frog in northern Israel’s Hula Valley, Malka jerked his utility vehicle to a stop, bounded out of his seat, and jumped to catch the creature…

April 25 2011

Beware of Hopping Salmonella Outbreak

Fascinating pets to watch, and when cared for properly not a bad pet…but without proper hygiene salmonella is a real concern. Adult supervision is a good idea to insure kids wash thoroughly. A small amphibious package is causing a big problem, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association Smart Briefs. Over the past two years,…

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