Articles: pets

November 29 2020

Two Legends for Pets in One WGN Radio Show: Dr. Fine, Dr. Ettinger

Gratitude – for having the opportunity not only interview legends, but also calling these two pioneers my friends. And, to learn what they have to say….Listen HERE to both Dr. Aubrey Fine and Dr. Stephen Ettinger on my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN Radio show. Dr. Aubrey Fine, professor emeritus California Polytech State University, licensed…

November 27 2020

Mask Mandate For Dogs

I saw a dog with a mask – no, no, no! The mandate is that dogs and masks do not go together. If the pet parent was trying to be funny, it’s not. If she was truly concerned about her Boston Terrier getting the Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome-2 (SARS virus) that causes COVID-19, dogs are…

November 26 2020

Thanksgiving Looks Different This Year

Dogs and one cat celebrate Thanksgiving. Remember, keep your pets safe over Thanksgiving.

November 23 2020

Thanksgiving Day Safety for Pets

Dumpster diving and counter surfing is dangerous sport for dogs – turkey and chicken bones can be a choking hazard. These bones can easily splinter causing a potentially life-threatening emergency. Even this year when so many people may not be visiting your home, pets can still get into the trash or succeed in begging from…

November 5 2020

Where Is the Love: It’s Right Here, All Around Us

Perhaps watching animal love will help

November 2 2020

Pet Ownership in Europe and U.S. on the Rise

According to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) America isn’t the only country where pet adoptions are up and where people feel that pets have helped them through the pandemic. And like America, the number of pet families are on the rise: European Historical Pet Population: 1970: Dog 5.1m / Cat 4.6m 1980: Dog 5.6m…

October 25 2020

Cures4Cats Winn Feline Foundation on WGN Radio

Did you know we are in the midst of Cures4Cats Month, and Dr. Vicki Thayer, executive director of the Winn Feline Foundation explains HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show why the non-profit that supports funding for cat health studies will focus on raising money to better understand diabetes in cats.  And it happens…

October 15 2020

Hey Fauci, Fauci: Pandemic Pet Names

“Here Fauci, Fauci” Fauci is the most popular pandemic pet name. Sometime soon Dr. Tony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease will be running down the street (he’s a jogger) and hear someone calling “Hey Fauci,” and they will mean their dog. Millions of pets are celebrating the pandemic, as…

October 12 2020

National Vet Tech Week

This has been a really hard time for veterinary professionals. Pet parents are on edge (like all everyone in the U.S., it seems), uneasy about the pet going into the clinic without them, and in some cases -with so many out of work -unable to afford the bill. Absolutely, veterinarians are dealing with all this…

October 11 2020

Fighting Pet Store Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits in Chicago

Six years ago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza, all aldermen except one (vote 49 to 1 was the vote) and most important the overwhelming majority of people who live in the City of Chicago agreed no dogs, cats or rabbits should be sold at pet stores. But three pet stores responded by…

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