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Dog Lover's Guide to Travel

According to one dictionary, the definition of vacation is, “An extended period of recreation with family and/or friends, often away from home.” Since the vast majority of pet owners consider pets members of the family, it’s no surprise that more and more family vacations include dogs and cats. A Summer Pet Travel survey indicated…

Pet Store Limits Are a Start, And Clearly the Public Supports Closing of Puppy Mills

Standing up against puppy mills is exactly what Cook County has done, becoming the first county in America to do so. Also at least 50 cities have done the same, ranging from Chicago, Phoenix, San Diego and Los Angeles to a mounting list of mid-sized and smaller towns.  And like a runaway train, more cities…

Kathy Ireland Barks into the Pet Biz

Kathy Ireland, entrepreneur superstar, talks about her new line of pet products. Hear my conversation with Kathy, HERE. She talks on Steve Dale’s PetWorld, WGN Radio, about before succeeding (wildly), she too failed. For example, she says herself, check out my acting credits. Before it was trendy, Ireland got into craft beers, another flop. Her…

Kathy Ireland Loved Ones, Pet Beds and More

Finding a businesswoman with a track record more impressive than Kathy Ireland may be challenge. Kathy talks about why she entered the pet product world, and about her exacting standards. And about her inspirational mentor, Elizabeth Taylor. I also authored a Tribune Content Agency feature which included a long conversation with Ireland, here.  

Kathy Ireland Dives Into the Pet World

Kathy Ireland’s Worldwide brand is the 25th most powerful brand in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine, topping $2 billion in licensed products in 2013. When it comes to home decor, the one-time super model is a superstar and more than a tad successful. Announced at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, FL, on March…

Dog Patch Pet & Feed Does the Right Thing, Adopting Dogs and Cats

Dog Patch Pet & Feed owner Greg Gordon appeared on Steve Dale’s Pet World  on WGN Radio to talk about what he voluntarily did a few years back….He stopped selling dogs and cats at the Naperville, IL pet store and instead began to adopt them out from rescues. Dog Patch Pet & Feed became a…

Red Flannel Cat Formula Recalled, Possible Salmonella Contamination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from FDA US Food & Drug Administration – January 25, 2014 – PMI Nutrition, LLC (PMI), Arden Hills, Minn., has initiated a voluntary recall of its 20 lb. bags of Red Flannel® Cat Formula cat food for possible Salmonella contamination. There have been no reports of illness related to this product to date. This recall…

Pet Gifts for Holidays

Increasingly, pets get holiday gifts, not only from their immediate families but also from friends and relatives. When attending a party, in addition to the traditional hostess gift, guests often tote a present for the resident pet(s). Here are a few ideas for pets for the Howlidays: (© Tribune Content Agency, LLC; Steve Dale PetWorld,…

Bailey's Recalls Choice Jerky Treats

Recall due to concerns of salmonella, there’s a recall of Bailey’s Choice Jerky Treats: “Bailey’s Choice is issuing a voluntary recall of our chicken jerky treats that have two lot dates: June 5, 2013 and August 28, 2013 (Lot #132881). These two lots tested positive for salmonella. We have had no reports of anyone or any…

Anxious Pets: Solutions on 'Good Day Chicago'

On this TV Segment on Fox News in Chicago with Kori Chambers, I offer several tips on dealing with anxious dogs. Listen, if your dog is totally freaked out by thunderstorms or being left alone, then none of this will solve the problem – you DO need to see your veterinarian, and likely psycho-pharmaceutical intervention is the…

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