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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…

October 8 2020

Companion Cat World of Cat Fanciers’ Association

Hear Desiree Bobby, director of marketing Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats. We talk on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World show about what cat shows are all about, and now they’re open to your cat – no matter what your cat happens to be, including domestic shorthairs. Desiree explains…

October 7 2020

Disaster Preparedness for Pets

With another hurricane making landfall and wildfires continuing out west, disaster preparedness is the topic of conversation with Dr. Doug Kratt, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio show. Bottom line: Being prepared will save pets’ lives. Dr. Kratt says always if you can evacuate with…

September 20 2020

Pet Nation: The Love Affair That Changed America

Certainly we love our pets as we never have before, and they are mostly treated as such. Listen HERE to Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN radio, as I chat with Mark Cushing.  founding partner and CEO of the Animal Policy Group authored, Pet Nation: The Love Affair That Changed America.  This is a stimulating conversation, ranging from…

September 20 2020

Pasco County, Florida Added to the List of Counties Banning Pet Store Sales

Retail sales of cats and dogs is now prohibited in Pasco County, FL after the Board of County Commissioners voted 5-0 to ban the practice. Pasco County, in West Central Florida, includes Dade City, Dade City North New Port Richey, North, Port Richey, Odessa, Pasco, Trinity and Wesley Chapel. Passing the ordinance, which was proposed…

September 14 2020

It’s True Love: Cats and Dogs DO Get Along

Of course, they don’t usually fight like cats and dogs: So, if this doesn’t plaster a smile on your face…. This is the content I need today. pic.twitter.com/sZVhiFVdSL — Derek Johnson (@derekjGZ) September 12, 2020

September 1 2020

Becker Family on the Pandemic and Pets

Dr. Marty Becker, creator of Fear Free and Mikkel Becker, who is a dog trainer talk on Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio (2 parts) about what’s happening right now at this unique time for all of us, including our pets. Both Beckers with veterinary behaviorists Dr. Lisa Radosta and Dr. Wailani Sung co-authored From…

September 1 2020

Adoptions Up, Veterinary Visits Down

Pet adoptions and fostering have hit an all-time high.  Want to get a handle on what’s happening, check with Google. That’s what Lombardo Homes did, and found by checking searches that Oakland, CA leads the way with a 55 percent increase in adoption-related search terms, Dogs ranked better than cats as just over half searched…

August 30 2020

Pet Emergency Preparedness; Lepto on the Loose; Grey Muzzle Helps Senior Dogs; Dr. Fauci Talking to Vets

Listen HERE to my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, as I am honored to speak to the new President of the American Veterinary Medical Association Dr. Doug Kratt about pet emergency preparedness. From the derecho storm that blew through Chicago with tornados to hurricanes to wildfires to even a neighborhood gas leak,…

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