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July 1 2020

What Really Happens to Dogs in Hot Cars?

What really happens to dogs in hot cars? Of course, I wasn’t going to subject a dog to the hot car to find out. So I put on my wife’s fake fur coat, as many dogs wear a fur coat year-round, and also put on a winter hat so I might experience the heat more…

June 28 2020

Catching Up with Former CACC Executive Director Susan Russell; Training Dogs to Sniff out COVID-19

Whatever happened to Susan Russell, past executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC)? I talk HERE with Susan, now in Philadelphia, on my Steve Dale’s Pet World show on WGN  Radio. Russell, a few years ago, turned around CACC. But what she did, she was only able to do because she pushed and…

June 21 2020

Animal Stories with Tommy Edwards and Dog Training Techniques at What Price

Tommy Edwards was one half of what was arguably the most legendary radio bit in Chicago radio history, called Animal Stories. On my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN Radio show, listen HERE as I talk with Lil’ Snotnose Tommy about his book, People Tell Me I Grew Up Listening to You: Stories from Behind the Mic.…

June 19 2020

Veterinary Appreciation Day

This post is very personal.  Veterinary Appreciation Day (June 18) is, for me, a holiday. I was covering entertainment for a couple of national publications when one asked to do write a piece on Oprah Winfrey throwing shade. A couple of ex-producers wanted to tell their “real story,” and it wasn’t going to be complimentary.…

June 19 2020

Restraining Dogs in Vehicles in the U.S., U.K. and Australia

Due to the pandemic people will fly less around the U.S., and are expected to drive. Also, with the Fourth of July just around the corner in the U.S. and summer car travel everywhere, researchers looked at the U.S., the U.K. and Australia and how dogs are restrained – if at all – in cars.…

June 17 2020

COVID-19 and Pets and Wild Animals: What’s Known and Not Known

People continue to be concerned or simply curious about dogs, cats and domestic ferrets and SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. The good news is that diagnostic labs Antech and IDEXX have now tested thousands of dogs and cats with only (according to my count) two cats in New York State testing positive in the U.S. Add…

June 16 2020

How You Can Prevent Fleas and Ticks, Today

Don’t wait – stop fleas and ticks right now – or your dog may pay a price (and you too!). He’s known as Dr. Flea, Dr. Michael Dryden, distinguished professor veterinary parasitology Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine says it’s a big mistake to wait. “The ticks are incredibly active.” Listen here to Dr.…

June 15 2020

We’re Getting a Puppy: What Will Our Three Dogs Think?

Q: We have a new puppy coming to the house on Wednesday. we have three older dogs that are here and we don’t know how to introduce the puppy to the three dogs. Should we have the puppy in a crate outside and have the three dogs discover the puppy or do we just bring…

June 13 2020

Value of Pets Changing in Mexico

Can you believe where the largest veterinary conference in the Western hemisphere happens to be? You likely wouldn’t guess Leon, Mexico (Congreso Veterinario de León). I talk on my national radio show with dr. Cesar Morales, who created that conference and others in Central/South America.  Dr. Morales began the event just over two decades ago…

June 9 2020

Chicago Communities in Need Receive Help for Pets

The Anti-Cruelty Society will deliver dry cat and dog food to 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale’s Community Service Office to serve the Roseland and Pullman neighborhoods, as well as to Breakthrough Urban Ministries in East Garfield Park. The food delivery complements The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Friends Who Care Program that provides pet food for people in…

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