Articles: Guinea Pig

American Veterinary Medical Association: Choosing the Right Pet for You

Dr. Kendall Houlihan, assistant director of animal welfare of the American Veterinary Medical Association chats on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about how to choose the right pet for you.  We talk about it all, from Guinea pigs to cats and dogs. And do your homework. People get rabbits when little kids…

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,…

Dog Obsesses Over Guinea Pigs

Q: I accidentally caught your radio show and enjoyed it thoroughly. As a psychologist, I am interested in behavior issues, and have an interesting question for you. Molly, our 13-year old Golden Retriever, is infatuated with the two Guinea pigs, who my son recently purchased. She’s so obsessed; we need to distract her to get…

Dog Behavior Questions Answered: Authors Decoding Your Dog

Denver. CO. These reader questions about dog behavior were answered by veterinary behaviorists attending the the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, held July 25-29 at the Colorado Convention Center. Each of these behaviorists contributed to “Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted…

Pets in America: Are Values Out of Whack?

Q: With the number of impoverished children in America and around the world, how can you support spending money on pets? I guess that’s America: Let children starve while you buy $100 dog collars. Your values are totally out of whack. — C.C., via cyberspace A: Pets augment our lives. As far as I know,…

Pet Gifts for Holidays

Increasingly, pets get holiday gifts, not only from their immediate families but also from friends and relatives. When attending a party, in addition to the traditional hostess gift, guests often tote a present for the resident pet(s). Here are a few ideas for pets for the Howlidays: (© Tribune Content Agency, LLC; Steve Dale PetWorld,…

BlogPaws 2013: Pets and Social Media

BlogPaws is a conference of pet bloggers and writers, and was held May 16-18, Tysons Corner, VA. Over 600 attendees seeking to learn more about how to use media to help pets set a BlogPaws attendance record. Some of the most well known folks from the pet industry turned out for this event. I was…

Bill Moller/Steve Dale's Pet Photo Page: The Cutest Critters Ever

How cute, how darling, how scrumptious is your pet? Bill Moller of WGN Radio and myself want to see. So Bill set up a WGN Listener Pet Photo Page. I appear most  Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM on 720 WGN Radio with Bill, answering your pet behavior questions. Bill decided that it’s about time we…

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