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Opossum Are Our Best Friends; They Devour Ticks

Just about every creature has a place – that includes the ridiculous looking opossum. And for whatever the reason, fall is the time of year these animals are most active. Many consider them an annoyance, and even call animal control just because there’s an opossum hanging out near your trash. It turns out that the…

Calming Care: A Probiotic to Minimize Anxiety

I have a gut feeling that you will appreciate this totally fascinating conversation. Dr. Regan McGowan, research scientist at Purina, on Steve Dale’s Pet World tells me about a new probiotic specifically made to lower anxiety in dogs, called Calming Care. What? How can a probiotic do that? Well, she explains what Calming Care can…

CDC Wakes Up: Illnesses from Mosquitoes, Ticks and Fleas on the Rise

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now says, illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the U.S., with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016.  Nine new germs spread by mosquitoes and ticks were discovered or introduced into the United States during this time. These findings…

Stop Mice, You May Stop Lyme

Get ready for a record number of cases of Lyme disease this spring, summer, and fall. Gradually, this problem is getting some press. I’ve been writing about Lyme for years now, and even launched the Stop Lyme campaign last year. Veterinarians have known about the increasing instances of many tick diseases, including Lyme, for years. In…

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,…

Pet Peeves, Hearing Your Voices

It’s that time again to hear from readers, and you do have a lot to say! Keep those emails coming to [email protected] READER COMMENT: Puppy mills are deplorable. I’m glad to see so many cities banning pet stores from selling dogs and cats from these places. I own a pet store and I know where…

Lyme Disease: Prevention May Begin with Vaccinating Mice

Lyme Disease is on the rise in America. What if we could vaccinate the white-footed mice that account for the majority of the transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi (the cause of Lyme disease) and significantly reduce the level of tick infection? The answer is absolutely yes, according to the Journal of Infectious Diseases. An oral bait…

Steve Dale's Pet World for the Howlidays

Steve Dale’s Pet World should never be missed….Listen HERE for this installment, as I answer a listener question about how to tactfully make her aware that her dog is shedding like crazy, and the nails are longer than the girl checking you out at the supermarket. I talk about my upcoming appearance  at Chicago Animal…

Holiday Pet Ideas; Tree House Lights of Love; Zoo History: Steve Dale's Pet World, WGN Radio

Holiday gift ideas for pets with Miss Meowsky of Barker & Meowsky: A Paw Firm kicks off Steve Dale’s Pet World, 6:35AM CDT, Sunday December 8. Listen HERE or at 720AM. Only the one and only Miss Meowsky knows what hot for pets for the Howlidays. @ 6:45: Animal News Around the World: Mouse Droppings…

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