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January 26 2020

PetAirapy, Cleaning the Air for Pets and No Declaw on WGN Radio

Just when i thought I’ve talked about every pet topic possible in my 23 years at WGN radio, along comes Annette Uda, president and founder of PetAirapy teaching me about how an ultraviolet germicidal system can clobber bacteria, viruses and mold. Listen HERE to our conversation on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN radio. Infectious disease has…

January 26 2020

AVMA President on THC and CBD for Pets on WGN

Listen HERE, as I begin my Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show wishing Betty White a happy 98th birthday. And here’s my most recent conversation with her. I mention that in my WGN Radio podcast with Dr. Lester Fisher, who is year older than Betty says “Hi kid!” when he sees her. You may recall…

January 23 2020

Naperville Considers Ban on Pet Store Sales of Dogs and Cats

Naperville, IL is considering banning dogs/cats sold at pet stores, as  hundreds of cities have done in the U.S. and Canada. Naperville has tried this before without success, but a group of determined citizens persevere because of where dogs and cats sold at pet stores are sourced, commercial breeders and puppy mills. I was on…

January 22 2020

Flights for Felines for Chicago Kitten Nursery

Windy Kitty Cat Cafe founder Jenny Tiner is determined to save Chicago’s kittens, or even more of them. In 2019, nearly 300 cats and kittens were adopted via Windy Kitty.  Most of the cats and kittens are from Chicago Animal Care and Control. Not only is every adoption through Windy Kitty a life saved but also…

January 15 2020

It’s Her 98th Birthday But Who’s Counting: A Conversation with Betty White

On January 17 Betty White celebrates her 98th birthday. Here are some fun Betty White facts – I know them, because she’s told me herself. She loves, loves working – but it’s really only so she can advocate for wild and captive animals in zoos, and to fund studies to support animal research. For decades,…

January 14 2020

Adult Dogs and Cats: Waived Adoption Fees at Chicago Animal Control (CACC)

Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) is hosting a fee-waived adoption event on Saturday, January 18th and Sunday, January 19th  to make it easier than ever for Chicago-area animal-lovers to find a new friend to help them meet their goals. Adoption fees will be waived for all pets six months or older and bonded pairs.…

January 9 2020

Hindu Celebration of Dogs

In Nepal, every year is the year of the dogs. Each November, there’s a traditional Hundu week of celebration of dogs and for dogs. Dogs are adorned with decorations, including garlands, and presented with special meals. Even street dogs often receive this revered treatment. This is called the Tihar Festival. According to Internet sources, if…

December 23 2019

Twas a Pets Night Before Christmas

Twas a Pet’s Night Before Christmas “Twas a pet’s night before Christmas and all through the house – not a creature was stirring, especially the mouse — ’cause that mouse knows who’s in the house. Oh there’s Fido, there’s Fluffy, there’s Duchess, and King. On Rover, on Scruffy, with that squeaky thing. Go by the…

December 21 2019

Keeping Pets Safe Over Christmas

Let’s keep pets safe and out of the animal ER over Christmas. From the American Animal Hospital Association, I speak on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with senior veterinary officer Dr. Heather Loenser. I start with hazards regarding Christmas trees, and first on that list is tinsel. She says categorically “Don’t buy…

December 19 2019

12 Pet Safety Tips of Christmas

12 safety tips to ensure pet safety and a safe howliday 12) Candles Burn Bright: Curiosity can kill a cat or a puppy. If a candle is knocked over, a house fire can start. A pet can get singed brushing against a candle. Scented candles can be life-threatening to birds due their sensitive respiratory systems.…

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