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Fear Free Happy Homes with Dr. Marty Becker

America’s veterinarian launched an initiate called Fear Free. In just a couple of years this one initiative has clearly been responsible for the most significant change in veterinary medicine ever. I speak with the President and Founder America’s Veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. And now Fear Free…

Preparing for Disasters: Pet Safety Crusader

Hurricanes are definitely a threat, but so are tornados, floods, wildfires, and the list goes on of potential emergencies. Most people with pets won’t leave pets behind – and you should never leave pets behind. So, what do you do? I spoke on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with an Avenger –…

Contra Freeloading, A New Way to Feed Pets

Contra freeloading is one of my favorite topics to talk about. I discuss how to enrich pets’ lives with Dr. Regan McGowan, research scientist at Purina. Sure, we can talk about what to feed our pets but equally as important is how to feed them. Contra freeloading refers working for meals, even as a preference…

Heartworm Disease Kills Dogs and Cats, and It’s Preventable

Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden of Kansas State University is bugged about mosquitoes, and explains that they transmit a disease called heartworm to dogs and cats. A half a million to a million dogs, he says, are getting heartworm disease. What’s totally sad about this is that heartworm is nearly 100 percent preventable. And the…

State Representative Diane Pappas on the Fire Safety Law Protecting Pets

It’s done! Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the bill into law to protect pets from kennel fires. Illinois State Representative State Rep. Diane Pappas (D-45th district), the fire safety bill’s sponsor, talked HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, on WGN Radio. Pappas’ said her goal was to insure the dogs who died in January’s kennel fire in…

Fire Protection for Pets Law Passes in Illinois

Illinois is now the first state to mandate fire protection for pets in kennels/boarding facilities. Kennels now will require a fire alarm system ringing directly to first responders, a sprinkler system or a human being on premises.  This signing was the fifth bill I’ve been invited to a signing for in Illinois, but the first…

Waggle Foundation

I talk on my Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio show about the cost of veterinary medicine. I argue veterinary medicine is a bargain. Well, bargain or not – doesn’t help if you can’t afford it.  And that’s where Steve Mornelli of the Waggle Foundation comes in. The idea is to help people who are…

Pain Management for Pets

Pain management for pets is as important as a topic can get. And here on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio show I discuss just that with Dr. Tamara Grubb, a board certified veterinary anesthesiologist with a strong clinical interest and research focus in pain management. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesia…

Unspoken Life, Dr. Kimberly Pope-Robinson

Unless you are in he profession, veterinary life may not be what you think it is. One outcome is the suicide rate, among the highest of any professions. I talk on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with Dr. Kimberly Pope-Robinson, author The Unspoken Life: Recognize Your Passion, Embrace Imperfection, and Stay Connected. She…

Millennials Have Their Own Views About the Fur Babies

If you don’t believe pets are members of the family, consider these facts. For starters, there are actually more pets than children in the U.S., and the numbers are rising – led by millennials. Retailers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and inventors are clamoring to win a leadership position in the U.S. pet economy, with sales projected to…

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