Articles: Steve Dale

January 10 2021

Declaws to End at Cat Friendly Practices

What a great way to kick off the New Year! From my Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show on WGN, listen HERE as Dr. Kelly St. Denis, president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) discusses why AAFP now says Cat Friendly Practices can no longer maintain that certification if they practice declaw. Simply put, declaw…

January 6 2021

50 Best Cities for Pets

What are the 50 best cities for pets with a focus on rental availability, cost of veterinary medicine and number of pet businesses per capita? has done the math. Finding rental properties that allow pets can be challenging, particularly in income challenged neighborhoods. Some upscale properties actually have amenities to attract people with pets,…

January 5 2021

Cat Friendly Practices Can No Longer Declaw

Cat owners and even veterinary professionals have suggested Cat Friendly veterinary practices that declaw aren’t so friendly. Simply put, declaw (or onychetomy) is truly is an amputation as the veterinarian amputates the end section of the last bone, which contains the growth plate along the nail. Once thought to not permanently harm cats, there’s plenty…

January 4 2021

Punching A Dog is NOT Training, It’s Animal Abuse

Punching a dog repeatedly to establish dominance is animal abuse, period. That’s true, even if a police dog handler is training a police dog as much as it is true for anyone training a pet dog. In Vacaville, CA (midway between San Francisco and Sacramento) this police officer was caught on video “correcting” his dog.…

January 3 2021

Little House Star with a Star Cat; Eradicating Allergies to Cats; Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse On the Rise

Alison Arngrim, who way back, was Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie was voted TV’s number one B****, which is something she takes pride in. She also takes pride in her cats which she explains HERE on my WGN Radio, Steve Dale’s Pet World show. She has a black cat, named Morticia. And a celebrity…

January 1 2021

Sir David Attenborough Is Optimistic But We Must Take Action Now for the Planet

Many naturalists and biologists warned us about an impending pandemic, due to our increasingly close and often forced interactions with the wild world. Nowhere is this more evident than in so called ‘wet markets’ of the Far East, where species who would never, ever associate in the wild (as they live in different parts of…

December 28 2020

Dr. Peter Jay Hotez on COVID-19 Transmission and Vaccine; Mike Brampton from the UK on WGN

Listen HERE to undisputed expert, Dr. Peter Jay Hotez on WGN Radio talking about the novel coronavirus pandemic, separating fact from fiction and discussing vaccines. Dr. Hotez is Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics, Texas Children’s Hospital; Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; Professor Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology…

December 27 2020

paul lisnek Ice-Cream Meltdown: ‘The Banana Was a Big Surprise’

My ongoing competition with Dr. Paul Lisnek of WGN-TV regarding our ice-cream battle at Windy City Sweets, all to benefit the Anti Cruelty Society of Chicago. I just received this email from a WGN Radio listener, the best email ever! “I hope this finds you well and enjoying the beautiful weather this holiday weekend. I…

December 27 2020

El Mariachi: Tequila to Beat COVID

Pandemic or not, the bottomless mimosa brunch continues with either orders to-go or sit outside in a tent on the patio, or seated inside at an open window at El Mariachi Restaurant and Tequila Bar, 3906 N. Broadway. Listen HERE to my conversation today with owner Tony Estrada on my Sunday afternoon Steve Dale’s Other…

December 26 2020

Joan Van Ark on Knots Landing

Remember Valene Ewing from Knots Landing? I begin my conversation with actress Joan Van Ark here on WGN Radio. I suggest Knots Landing was the original cliffhanger which, if it was on today, we would binge. I spoke with VanArk, not only because I kind of had a crush on her back in the day,…

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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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