Articles: Steve Dale

May 23 2014

Public Officials Table Illinois Animal Welfare Bill To Write Something Better

Illinois SB0648,  sponsored by public officials State Senator Andy Manar  (48th district) and House sponsor Wayne Rosenthal (95th District) wouldn’t have benefited animals, despite both public officials’ hearts being in the right place. Following several blog posts (by colleagues’s Kathy Mordini of Raining Cats & Dogs andDancing Dog Blogger Mary Haight) and a public outcry, I met by phone privately with Rosenthal, who…

May 14 2014

Pet Health Crisis

A coalition of organized veterinary medicine and pet industry representatives formed Partners for Healthy Pets in 2011 to increase the health of pets by simply encouraging regular checkups. According to this consumer advertising campaign, preventive care is as important to your pet’s well being as your love.Formation of the coalition came in response to a…

May 12 2014

Thunderstorm Anxiety in Dogs, HouseSmarts-TV

Thunderstorm anxiety is a common problem in dogs….It’s ironic that the night this aired on HouseSmarts with Lou Manfredini , at least in Chicago, there was a thunderstorm. I offer a pawful of solutions, including Adaptil, and products like the ThunderShirt, even distracting the dog with lovely music and food dispensing toys. There’s much more found…

May 2 2014

Bark in the Park, Officially Begins Summer in Chicago

Bark in the Park benefits the Anti Cruelty Society; you and your dog can officially celebrate the ‘right of summer ‘season on Saturday May 3 at 9 a.m. at Montrose Harbor in Lincoln Park with thousands of dogs.  It’s a great way to help celebrate the 20th Bark in the Park – 20 years of supporting Chicago’s…

April 28 2014

BlogPaws Live 2014

BlogPaws Conference 2014 is coming up, and I am excited and honored to again speak at this conference, which May 8 to 10 in Lake Las Vegas, NV. I’ll be talking about how to protect our pets (and to some degree ourselves) from ectoparasites (like ticks and fleas) and also how to keep mosquitoes off…

April 23 2014

Declaw the Cat or Not?

Q: I want to have my 6-year-old male cat declawed. I’ve purchased scratching posts, but he ignores them. What else can I do? — D.P., via cyberspace A: Keep in mind that all cats need to scratch; even declawed cats go through the motions. Of course, without claws, they can no longer harm furniture. However,…

April 15 2014

Piloerections in Pets Described with Bill and Wendy Snyder

Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder have been kind enough to have me on their shows for many years, even pre-dating WGN Radio. For whatever reason, this appearance ranks among the most popular as far as listener response. You be the judge. I talk about the game show for cats which I appeared with Jackson Galaxy…

April 12 2014

Dogs with Old Man Faces

Tom Cohen, author of “Dogs with Old Man Faces: Portraits of Croctchety Canines” talks about dogs with mugs weathered by experience and wisdom. Listen HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World, as Tom talks about dogs with their ‘AARF Cards.’ Tom says aside from amazing photography, he wanted to raise awareness about senior dogs, many available for…

April 10 2014

Puppy Mills Sales Targeted in Cook County

Puppy mills are awful places. We’re a country which stands for humane treatment of animals….But if you landed here from outer space and fell on a puppy mill, you’d certainly have another impression all together. For decades the U.S. Department of Agriculture for various reasons hasn’t been able to significantly reduce the number of puppy…

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Steve Dale is a certified animal behavior specialist who has been a trusted voice in the world of pet health for over 20 years. You have likely heard him on the radio, read him in print and online, and seen him speaking at events all over the world. His contributions to advancing pet wellness have earned him many an award and recognition around the globe.

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