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Dr. Robin Downing and Steve Dale Talk Declaw at FETCH

Today there is more information than ever regarding declaw in cats. We know better about how to use behavior modification and even a new pheromone product called Feliscratch to attract cats and kittens to scratching posts. We also know more about the deleterious medical problems that are directly correlated to declaw. In this instance causation…

State Representative Diane Pappas on the Fire Safety Law Protecting Pets

It’s done! Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the bill into law to protect pets from kennel fires. Illinois State Representative State Rep. Diane Pappas (D-45th district), the fire safety bill’s sponsor, talked HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, on WGN Radio. Pappas’ said her goal was to insure the dogs who died in January’s kennel fire in…

Where the Lost Dogs Go

“Where the Lost Dogs Go: A Story of Love, Search and the Power of Reunion,” a conversation with New York Times best selling author Susannah Charleson on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World  radio show. These dogs are search and rescue dogs to help find lost dogs (instead of lost or missing people). Charleson explains how this…

Rolling on the Road with Her Standard Poodle

She’s on a roll. She’s 90-years old and was told only days after her husband’s death by her doctor that she is also sick with limited time. Instead of accepting treatment, she decided to hit the road with her son, daughter-in-law, and their Standard Poodle, Ringo, in their RV.” I’m having the time of my…

Waggle Foundation

I talk on my Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio show about the cost of veterinary medicine. I argue veterinary medicine is a bargain. Well, bargain or not – doesn’t help if you can’t afford it.  And that’s where Steve Mornelli of the Waggle Foundation comes in. The idea is to help people who are…

Pain Management for Pets

Pain management for pets is as important as a topic can get. And here on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio show I discuss just that with Dr. Tamara Grubb, a board certified veterinary anesthesiologist with a strong clinical interest and research focus in pain management. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesia…

Unspoken Life, Dr. Kimberly Pope-Robinson

Unless you are in he profession, veterinary life may not be what you think it is. One outcome is the suicide rate, among the highest of any professions. I talk on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with Dr. Kimberly Pope-Robinson, author The Unspoken Life: Recognize Your Passion, Embrace Imperfection, and Stay Connected. She…

Service Dogs: Changing Lives

Veterinary technician Beckie Mosser explains on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show what service dogs can do – and it’s pretty incredible. Mosser says correctly that service dogs are actually like medical equipment in some ways, helping people with mostly invisible disabilities like detecting diabetic crashes and spikes, or serving people with post…

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…

King Daley Shepherd for National Mutt Day

I think National Mutt Day is just the right day for me to re-tell this story about our “pure bred” King Daly Shepherd. It was 14-years ago when my wife Robin and I were called by friend at Chicago Animal Care & Control, saying a box of Australian Shepherd puppies have just been dropped off.…

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