Articles: pets

February 21 2021

Teleworking with Pets; Morris Animal Foundation on WGN Radio

So, how are our pets doing in the pandemic? On my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN Radio show, listen HERE to Christy L. Hoffman, PhD, Associate Professor Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation Canisius College in Buffalo, NY found out the answers. Her study, “The Experience of Teleworking with Dogs and Cats in the United States…

February 20 2021

National Pet Day

On February 20, we celebrate National Love Your Pet Day, a day to embrace one special trait that makes us human: our love of our pets! Gallup reports that sixty percent of Americans are current pet owners, and that in the U.S. there are more pets than children – and that doesn’t even include fish!…

February 18 2021

Update on Pets and COVID-19 from World Small Animal Veterinary Association

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) offers this update called COVID-19 – An update for WSAVA Members.With permission from WSAVA I am sharing this information with my readers: Here are highlights of the document (in italics):  “Globally, less than 200 proven positive cases in small companion animals have been documented. Cats (n = 96)…

February 16 2021

Over 100 Animals Perish in Pet Store Fire

Terrible tragedy as at least 40 dogs, 25 parakeets, as well as rabbits and other animals perished in a fire at Uncle Bills Pet Center in Indianapolis, IN. on  Monday, February 15. Thankfully, a handful of animals did survive the pet store fire, including multiple reptiles, fish and an office cat. The Indianapolis Fire Department…

February 15 2021

Your Pandemic Puppy; Preparing for the End of Life on WGN Radio

Dr. Marty Greer, author of Your Pandemic Puppy: Finding and Raising a Well Adjusted Dog During COVID-19, talks HERE on my Steve Dale’s Pet World program on WGN Radio. We begin by talking about the very names people are giving puppies and kitties adopted during the pandemic. And discuss all the adoptions on the rise. Basic…

February 9 2021


Learn about a campaign to #savedahoomans  on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with Sara Serritella, director of Communications for the Institute of Translational Medicine, lecturer at The University of Chicago. A collaboration between some of Chicago’s top health institutions to support breakthroughs in medicine, including promotion of clinical trials. And Serritella explains…

January 23 2021

Keeping Pets Safe in the Winter

Keeping pets safe in winter can be a challenge. Some dogs delight romping in the snow and appear as impervious to frigid temperatures as polar bears. Malamutes, Great Pyrenees, Huskies and many other large dogs seem friskier in weather that chills us to the bone. On the other paw, Toy Poodles and Chihuahuas and all…

January 21 2021

Pets Are Back in the White House

Pets are back in the White House! President Woodrow Wilson once remarked on a dog’s ability to judge a person’s character.“If a dog will not come to you after he has looked you in the face, you ought to go home and examine your conscience.” On Jan. 17, the Delaware Humane Association held a virtual…

January 18 2021

Keeping Pets Safe in the Cold; Going Batty

Keeping our pets safe in cold weather on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. For example, do dogs require a winter coat? If so, what types of dogs? Does the age of the dog matter? Does breed or mix matter? I talk with Dr. Susan Ferraro, past president of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association. Listen…

January 14 2021

How Can Animal Assisted Intervention Animals Go Back to Work?

Making Informed Decisions About Animal Assisted Interventions Re-Entry was a webinar hosted with myself, Gail Golab, PhD, DVM, MANZCVS, DACAW, Chief Veterinary Officer, Scientific Affairs and Public Policy at American Veterinary Medical Association and from Pet Partners, moderator Meghan Rothschild, and now available on YouTube. We discussed how to safely return animal assisted intervention (AAI)…

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