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American Veterinary Medical Association: Choosing the Right Pet for You

Dr. Kendall Houlihan, assistant director of animal welfare of the American Veterinary Medical Association chats on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about how to choose the right pet for you.  We talk about it all, from Guinea pigs to cats and dogs. And do your homework. People get rabbits when little kids…

Can You Believe 2018-2019 Combined 82 Dogs Killed by Owners in Hot Cars

For the past few years, whenever I write a piece about leaving pets in hot cars, I actually get criticized for writing about the same old same old boring thing. Well, it may be boring – but it’s still happening! I don’t quote People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals often – but they’re the…

Virginia Passes Animal Cruelty Law to Support Felony Animal Cruelty Charges

A animal cruelty law passed by Virginia’s legislature and signed by Gov. Ralph Northam stiffens the penalty for animal cruelty, and just went into effect. The law, also referred to as “Tommie’s Law” is named a dog dog that died after be being tied to a pole and set on fire. That’s as horrific as…

Are CBD Products Beneficial for Pets?

As more states legalize marijuna, cannabis, CBD, for pets has become a popular topic of discussion at veterinary conferences. I talk here on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with veterinary technician Stephen Cital, Founder & Executive Director at Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses about whether or not cannabis makes sense…

Keep Canines Calm at an Animal Shelter on July 4

Here are some fireworks facts: Many pets are frightened, and even terrified. And many pets are lost as a result. They’re kept outside in the yard, panic and run off. Some pets are tethered to ropes or chains and even choke to death. As a result, shelter intake of lost pets increases around the country.…

Fourth Around the Corner: What Now with Anxious Pets?

It’s not July Fourth quite yet, but in so many places, the fireworks have begun. I previously wrote a piece which included desensitization and counter-conditioning dogs so they won’t be fearful of fireworks, or will at least lesson their anxiety. At this juncture, there’s no time for behavior modification. The fear dogs and sometimes cats…

Bill and Wendy with Steve Dale on Helping Pets Fearful of Fireworks

I enjoy talking with all of you on WGN Radio, but when I am on with Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder, something special happens. The response is overwhelming. I don’t take much credit this, it’s the talent and timing of Bill and Wendy. Listen HERE to this segment, focused on fireworks safety and also the…

Marijuana Poisoning and Pets

Bring home a prescription from the pharmacy and you generally place it in a cabinet, far from childrens’ reach and impossible for pets to get at. However, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) points out in this press release, that this is not the case for many bringing home marijuana products. Marijuana cookies, brownies, etc…

Adopt Pluto: One Tail at a Time and CRISP Gala

Pluto appeared with Steve Cochran and myself on WGN Radio and CLTV – and impressed everyone. But did we find him a forever home? We will – and spreading the world will help, a lot!  Cara Schwalbach, development director of One Tail at a Time talks about how we will never know why Pluto was…

Leptospirosis in the Big City, Tick Disease in Dogs Occurs in People Too

I speak HERE on my WGN Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with Amanda Smith, lead author of a recent paper on leptospirosis,  “The Descriptive and Spatio-Temporal Analyses of 45 Canine Leptospirosis Cases from Chicago, 2015-2018” We’re talking about leptospirosis here for two primary reasons: The bacterial disease may infect our dogs and potentially cause…

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