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November 28 2020

Oh Rats! They’re Everywhere and Spread Diseases Like Leptospirosis

Q: We don’t live all that far from Central Park in New York, and it appears there are more rats than ever – even during the day. I know about leptospirosis, and that dogs can walk in a puddle and lick paws, so I wipe their paws with soapy water when we go back into…

November 23 2020

Thanksgiving Day Safety for Pets

Dumpster diving and counter surfing is dangerous sport for dogs – turkey and chicken bones can be a choking hazard. These bones can easily splinter causing a potentially life-threatening emergency. Even this year when so many people may not be visiting your home, pets can still get into the trash or succeed in begging from…

November 23 2020

DuPage County Humane Laws; Human Animal Bond Association; National Dog Show on WGN Radio

On my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show, it’s always nice to have a giddy guest. And Marc Ayers, Illinois Director of the Humane Society of the United States is just that. Listen HERE as he describes why he can hardly contain himself.  DuPage County has passed not one but two humane laws.  DuPage…

November 23 2020

Out of the Jaws of an Alligator

This may look bad, but the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel had only one puncture wound, and is fine after spending two nights at the vet clinic. Richard Wilbanks never lost grip of his dog, Gunner, or his cigar. He says lesson learned, dog on a leash if alligators may be nearby.

November 22 2020

New Drug to Treat Some Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs

According to he U.S. Food and Drug Administration, now approved is Stelfonta (tigilanol tiglate injection) to treat dogs with non-metastatic, skin-based (cutaneous) mast cell tumors (MCTs). The FDA is also approving Stelfonta to treat non-metastatic MCTs located under the dog’s skin (subcutaneous), in particular areas of a dog’s leg.  Stelfonta is injected directly into the…

November 20 2020

Are There Any Benefits to Grain Free Diets for Dogs?

Dr. Jeff Werber is a high profile veterinarian based in California, who speaks out on all sorts of topics – and this is one regarding the truth about grain free and pet foods. Dr. Werber on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show says grain free isn’t necessary the way to go when choosing…

November 15 2020

Dog Training for Dog Power Dogs; Diabetes in Cats on WGN Radio

Timing is everything, as a group of dog trainers, veterinary behaviorists and myself managed to turn away so-called dog trainer Jeff Gelman from a training facility in Bartlett, just outside Chicago. Gelman found another venue and snuck into town to teach techniques which by viewing his own videos it’s clear that Rhode Island-based dog trainer is…

November 12 2020

Domestic Violence: A Pandemic Within a Pandemic

There’s a lot going on now to stress many Americans, and experts suggest that as a result domestic violence or intimate partner violence (IPV) may be on the rise. If this is true, abuse to animals may also be on the rise. Animal abuse in a home has long been considered a predictive factor of…

November 6 2020

Veterinary Giving Tree: Help If You Can

Beckie Mossor, a registered veterinary technician based in North Carolina and executive director of the Human Animal Bond Association, is a human light bulb. Whenever she has a bright idea – and she has a lot of them – and trusted colleagues says “go for it.” She indeed does go for it. Seeing the need…

November 1 2020

Conversation with Doc Emrick

Mike Doc Emrick is a longtime friend of the program, and the legendary Hall of Fame NHL broadcaster and explains why he just announced his retirement. Listen HERE as Doc talks talks about his new book Off Mike: How a Kid from Basketball-Crazy Indiana Became America’s NHL Voice. It didn’t surprise me to learn that proceeds from…

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