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It’s Her 98th Birthday But Who’s Counting: A Conversation with Betty White

On January 17 Betty White celebrates her 98th birthday. Here are some fun Betty White facts – I know them, because she’s told me herself. She loves, loves working – but it’s really only so she can advocate for wild and captive animals in zoos, and to fund studies to support animal research. For decades,…

Adult Dogs and Cats: Waived Adoption Fees at Chicago Animal Control (CACC)

Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) is hosting a fee-waived adoption event on Saturday, January 18th and Sunday, January 19th  to make it easier than ever for Chicago-area animal-lovers to find a new friend to help them meet their goals. Adoption fees will be waived for all pets six months or older and bonded pairs.…

Hindu Celebration of Dogs

In Nepal, every year is the year of the dogs. Each November, there’s a traditional Hundu week of celebration of dogs and for dogs. Dogs are adorned with decorations, including garlands, and presented with special meals. Even street dogs often receive this revered treatment. This is called the Tihar Festival. According to Internet sources, if…

Twas a Pets Night Before Christmas

Twas a Pet’s Night Before Christmas “Twas a pet’s night before Christmas and all through the house – not a creature was stirring, especially the mouse — ’cause that mouse knows who’s in the house. Oh there’s Fido, there’s Fluffy, there’s Duchess, and King. On Rover, on Scruffy, with that squeaky thing. Go by the…

Keeping Pets Safe Over Christmas

Let’s keep pets safe and out of the animal ER over Christmas. From the American Animal Hospital Association, I speak on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with senior veterinary officer Dr. Heather Loenser. I start with hazards regarding Christmas trees, and first on that list is tinsel. She says categorically “Don’t buy…

12 Pet Safety Tips of Christmas

12 safety tips to ensure pet safety and a safe howliday 12) Candles Burn Bright: Curiosity can kill a cat or a puppy. If a candle is knocked over, a house fire can start. A pet can get singed brushing against a candle. Scented candles can be life-threatening to birds due their sensitive respiratory systems.…

French Bulldogs: The Size of the Fight in the Dog

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog,” Mark Twain. Mr. Twain was correct when it comes to Harley, a 3-year old French Bulldog. Harley actually managed to stop a burglar from entering the home of Samantha Sanchez in Vista, CA. A motion activated…

Rocky Wirtz of Blackhawks; Sean Lewis of WGN-TV and Using CBD on WGN Radio

Filling in on WGN radio, listen HERE as I explain   PACT Act — which stands for Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture. Here are six points of interest regarding the PACT Act. I have the Christmas/Hanukkah gift for the person who everything, a gin made with elephant dung. I offer odd ideas to “festivize” your home,…

Pet Resolutions from the AVMA

On Steve Dale Pet’s World from WGN radio, listen HERE to Dr. Doug Kratt, president elect American Veterinary Medical Association offers pet resolutions for 2020. Included among pet resolutions is taking our dogs for more walks, it’s good for them and good for us. And we share feelings from one end of the leash to the…

Refuting Story: Michael Vick Deserves Our Forgiveness

Several Facebook friends and “fans” have suggested that I reply to Chicago Tribune writer Steve Chapman’s story, Michael Vick deserves our forgiveness. He begins the piece noting Vick’s personal involvement in the strangling and beating of dogs, and drowning them. Chapman (and others in social media) seem to suggest that losing millions in endorsements and…

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