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March 26 2020

Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores Banned in 350 Cities

Slipping just past 350, the number of cities banning sales of dogs and cats at pet stores.  And, overall across the nation adoptions and fosters for dogs and cats from shelters and rescues are way up. As you wander around town, if pet stores are open – and if they still sell dogs and cats…

August 29 2019


The Centers for Disease Control and Infection (CDC), various regulatory officials and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continue to investigate and offer advice and warnings regarding “a multi-state outbreak of multidrug resistant salmonella infections linked to contact with pig ears for dogs. This important information is taken directly from those agency websites: CDC and…

January 9 2019

It’s HOW You Feed Your Cat that Matters Most

Everyone talks about what we feed our cats, bantering back and forth about a topic worth discussing. However, I’ve suggested for years that what is far more important is how we feed our cats.  Dr. Elizabeth Bales agrees, and explains on the national Steve Dale’s Pet World show. We feed our cats all wrong she…

February 11 2018

Voice of CatSpot Litter on WGN Radio

I interview the voice and founder of CatSpot Cat Litter, Jeff Limbaugh, on my WGN Radio show Steve Dale’s Pet World. This is not a clumping litter; CatSpot is a new way of thinking about cat litter, as Jeff explains HERE. Jeff says that this coconut-based product was the idea of a cat at the storage…

February 11 2018

Redbarn Pet Products Bully Stick Recall

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: With an extreme abundance of caution, and with the care and concern of pets top of mind, Redbarn Pet Products, LLC of Long Beach, CA is voluntarily recalling a single product, Redbarn’s 7-inch Bully Stick three pack, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can…

December 14 2017

K9 Watch Dog Barks About Pet Winter Weather Safety

Your questions on winter weather and pets answered by your K9 Watch Dog (me): #1: Is it true that outdoor cats may hide under car engines? — Yes! It’s like a heating pad. Cats figure out that it’s a warm place that provides shelter, so they crawl up inside. “Knock three times on the car…

October 30 2017

Halloween Fears and Scares for Pets

Dr. Mark Russak, past president of the American Animal Hospital Association, on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show HERE offers tips on helping pets to feel not so afraid on Halloween. He says his number one concern includes candy, which can be fatal in large enough amounts. Of course, dark chocolate is at…

July 9 2017

New Pet Technology Monitors

What do our dogs do when we’re not home? When we’re not observing them? Perhaps they’re ordering pizza and inviting their friends over. How would you know? I speak HERE on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show to veterinary behaviorist Dr. Theresa DePorter about new technology in the pet world, our pets’ fitness, and how…

April 21 2017

Help Out Dog Patch Pet and Feed

Dog Patch Pet and Feed, 1108 E. Ogden Avenue, Naperville, IL are heroes. Instead of selling dogs and cats, they have been adopting for several years. This model demonstrates, that pet stores can survive and even thrive by adopting pets. Laws limiting pet store sales of dogs and cats are NOT about putting small businesses…

August 24 2016

Misinformed Pet Segment

Garlic can be dangerous to dogs, and does NOTHING to prevent fleas. NOTHING! Back to all that in moment. I am often introduced as a pet expert. I don’t know – not sure what expert means. I know as well as anyone that doing live radio or TV (I’m sure I’ve logged as many hours…

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