Articles: human animal bond

Luna Coyote May be Dying

STORY UPDATE: If a Governor can pardon a criminal why not a coyote? And this coyote did nothing wrong. Tomi Tranchita pleaded guilty in court, as a part of a plea bargain….Guilty for not paying a freakin’ $25 license. In exchange, the sole surviving coyote that was brutally removed from her premises by the Illinois…

WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World

HEAR my Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show on WGN.  I comment on the WGN Walk of Fame, and the inductees: How my first newscaster when I was on WGN Saturday night was Andrea Darlas, just how insightful “King John” Williams is as an interviewer and WGN’s Marlene Wells, who works behind-the-scenes. I tell the…

Chris Walkowicz: Legendary Dog Writer, Breeder and Judge Passes Away

“Why wouldn’t you sit in he first row?” said dog book writer, and Bearded Collie breeder Chris Walkowicz. “That way everyone in back of you can see the dog show.” Chris was kidding me about my vertical impairment. She was a statuesque 6-feet tall, and I am about 5-feet and 7 inches (on a good…

Banfield Pet Hospital Tackling Suicide Among Veterinary Professionals

Suicide among veterinary professionals, as I just wrote about, is over-represented among all professionals, including medical professionals. Here’s a press release describing what Banfield Pet Hospital announced at their Pet Healthcare Industry Summit in Portland, OR, which I just attended. And this issue relates to me, as I’ve lost several friends, in particular, Dr. Sophia…

Remembering the Dog Heroes of September 11

Cowards were responsible for the unprovoked attacks on America on September 11, 2001. Heroes responded to those attacks. Among the heroes, at least 400 search-and-rescue dogs and their human handlers, who worked onsite at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania, where United Airlines flight 93 crashed. Those heroes with four legs are…

Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Drunk with Power: Responsible for Three Coyote Deaths

I realize coyotes aren’t pets, and so does Tomi Tranchita, and you can listen HERE to her second appearance on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World  to talk about her orphaned coyotes which she’s had care for since they were pups 13-years ago.. They were sick at pups, but Tomi cared for them and they…

Veterinary Suicide: Super Powers, Yes. Super Human, No

Being a veterinarian has never been easy, and arguably there are more pressures today than ever before. If you don’t believe it, consider this: Veterinarians are killing themselves in alarming numbers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found male vets are 2.1 times as likely and female vets 3.5 times as likely to die by suicide…

Fear Free Happy Homes with Dr. Marty Becker

America’s veterinarian launched an initiate called Fear Free. In just a couple of years this one initiative has clearly been responsible for the most significant change in veterinary medicine ever. I speak with the President and Founder America’s Veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. And now Fear Free…

Jack Russell Missing Grandma

Q: “I have a 12-year-old Jack Russell. I have been living with my 98-year-old mother for seven years. I work but my mother was able to be there with Jack even though she did not walk him or take him out. Still, Jack was still there. Now my mom has had to move into assisted…

Celebrating Labor Day Dogs: Five Curious Canine Jobs

1.Before her death, journalist and pet book author Darlene Arden set up the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness (OCSA) Darlene Arden Veterinary Outreach Program Fund. Contributions further transformational research as dogs are now being successfully trained at Penn Vet Working Dog Center to sniff for this cancer, and on the early stages of the disease! This is huge, and…

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