Articles: Steve Dale

Kitten Socialization Classes: A Kitten’s Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Kitten socialization classes are the most unrecognized program for cats. Result may save cat lives and increase feline veterinary visits. I am speaking about this at CatCon – Pasadena, CA Convention Center in a workshop with kittens, cleverly called Kitten Kindergarten Workshop July 29 at 12:45 p.m. and 30 at 11:15 am at the KindredBio Education Pavilion,…

Adopt Pluto: One Tail at a Time and CRISP Gala

Pluto appeared with Steve Cochran and myself on WGN Radio and CLTV – and impressed everyone. But did we find him a forever home? We will – and spreading the world will help, a lot!  Cara Schwalbach, development director of One Tail at a Time talks about how we will never know why Pluto was…

Adopt Pluto on WGN Radio with Steve Cochran

It seems Pluto, a Shih Tzu-mix,  is the perfect name for this amiable little dog. Pluto was pulled from Chicago Animal Care and Control by One Tail at a Time and delivered to a foster family. Foster families are quite heroic giving all animals a more comfortable place to be than a shelter. Even the…

Fearful Pets? Now is the Time to Plan for July 4th

It’s not that dogs aren’t patriotic, but many dogs, and also some cats, are terrified of the loud and sudden bangs we call fireworks on July 4th. It’s actually adaptive to be hard-wired to be afraid of sudden loud sounds. We too may jump at such sounds, and we might also run the other way…

SPCA Puerto Vallarta: What Would You Do?

Compassion has no boundaries. What would you do? A dog is spotted in arid land just outside Puerto Vallarta. A closer look reveals that even one more day outdoors, and Dusty – as the dog was named – would surely have died of starvation. The SPCA Puerto Vallarta’s mission is to save lives. How could…

Neutralizing Cat Allergies and Banning Declaw on WGN Radio

The bill to support fire safety in Illinois for pets in kennels is now on the Governor J. B. Pritzker’s desk and ready to be signed. I also mention HERE on WGN radio the extraordinarily shocking story of 700 dogs rescued from a puppy mill in Georgia; you read that right, we’re talking 700 dogs.…

Why is this Old Dog Spraying?

Q: I am a senior who adopted a senior dog almost two years ago. Auggie insists on marking one of my couches. I have sprayed it with a mark no more product to no avail. I take him for walks regularly and he always goes. I am at my wits end as to what to…

Screening for Tick Disease

Dr. Wade Burton, medical affairs director IDEXX on ticks and tick disease, and more important and that is screening for tick disease. People seem to understand that ticks carry disease, but may not realize a single tick bite may carry a pathogen cocktail – passing along several tick diseases with one bite. We chat on…

7 Reasons to Ban Retractable Leashes

If I had the power to do it, I would ban retractable leashes. Of course, any piece of equipment can be a problem, but I argue there are a myriad of potential issues regarding retractable leashes, which may be downright dangerous for dogs and for the people who walk them. 1: The very concept of…

Meow Meet Up Chicago

Meow Meet Up is a Cat Convention and feline festival, coming to Chicago July 20-21 at the Rosemont Stephens Convention Center. I speak HERE on my WGN radio show with Lauren Mieli, publisher of the CATNIP TIMES.  We actually begin our conversation with what’s happening in New York state, soon to be the first state…

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