Articles: Pet Products

December 30 2020

10 Resolutions for Pets for 2021

Here are my 10 resolutions for pets for 2021 Fear Free: The Fear Free initiative has grown from the little idea that was so brilliant – yet obvious – that it continues to spread across the planet. The notion began with a focus on veterinary professionals addressing emotional well-being, as well as physical health. Our…

December 9 2020

Christmas Gifts for Pets

Not taking the pandemic into account, last year, according to the American Pet Products Association, 42 percent of dog parents purchased at least one Christmas/Hannukah gift (so that’s nearly half the people with a dog) and 26 percent of cat parents do the same. Cats are still getting ripped off compared to dogs but millennials…

November 30 2020

Chicago Alderman Is Supporting Puppy Mills

As recently as last year, Chicago Alderman Ray Lopez (15th ward) said that he embraced tightening of the city’s so-called anti-puppy mill ordinance. Instead, he is working sabotage the current fix of an ordinance. Who wouldn’t embrace a means to prevent puppy mills from selling animals in your community? Besides, Lopez repeatedly calls himself the…

November 12 2020

Petco Bans Shock Collars: Believes in Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

Petco National Training Manager Darris Cooper talks on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about why the the national chain pet store banned e-collars. It’s a brave financial choice during the pandemic. There’s no doubt about it – and we chat about why banning e-collars collars (shock collars) is both humane, and actually…

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

CDC and FDA Say STOP PURCHASING PIG EARS; THROW ANY OUT YOU MAY HAVE

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…

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