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July 12 2020

Chicago Shelter Scene Now; Decoding Your Cat and Veterinary Professionals Against Puppy Mills

Listen HERE to this week’s Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio show with Emily Klehm, CEO of South Suburban Humane Society describes not only what’s going on at her shelter but also talking about the overall Chicago shelter scene – and so far, so great. Adoptions and fosters remain way up. Klehm comments on…

July 11 2020

Dr. Marty “Fear Free” Becker: Our Pets in Today’s World

America’s veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker talks about the Fear Free Initiative, working at home with pets at our side, and during the interview on my national SteveDale’s Pet World radio show we all hear his 16-lb. door bell. Dr. Becker himself actually authored a book called The Healing Power Pets so this is a topic he…

July 8 2020

8 Summer Safety Tips for Dogs

Being inside for so long, we are and are dogs may be desperate to get out. Here are eight tips to keep dogs safe in hot weather: 1, Being dogs they aren’t as capable at self-regulating their body temperatures as we humans are. Many dogs – especially large dogs – do better in the winter,…

July 7 2020

Chicago Moves to Prevent Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits at Pet Stores Once and For All

No wonder Chicago’s self-proclaimed “animal alderman” Raymond Lopez (15th ward) may have jumped to the defense of pet stores allegedly skirting the law to sell dogs in Chicago. One of the three pet stores still selling puppies is called Pocket Puppies, located at 2479 N. Clark Street in Chicago’s 43rd Ward. According to Reform for…

July 6 2020

Tips on Keeping Pets Safe in Hot Weather

It’s getting hot outside. Here are tips for keeping pets safe in hot weather. Check out this video, which covers these five summer tips: Stay active, but be smart about it. Also, a tip to determine if the pavement is too hot for your dog to walk on. A backyard is no babysitter, especially if…

July 5 2020

Famous Fido Celebration of Life; Cats Have a New Lease on Life

Gloria Lissner has been saving animals for 46 years with Famous Fido Rescue & Adoption Alliance, (3124 West Irving Park Road) which she is the founder.  Listen to my conversation HERE from WGN Radio, Steve Dale’s Pet World. Her stories, her passion and commitment grows with each passing year. Lissner says Famous Fido often takes…

July 2 2020

Cats and Fireworks

Dogs are generally more willing and able to reveal their emotions to us. Cats may mask how they’re really feeling, or we may misinterpret. When talking about fear of fireworks usually the conversations are dogcentric – but cats can lose their lives in several different ways just because there are fireworks outdoors. Anytime, there’s a…

July 1 2020

What Really Happens to Dogs in Hot Cars?

What really happens to dogs in hot cars? Of course, I wasn’t going to subject a dog to the hot car to find out. So I put on my wife’s fake fur coat, as many dogs wear a fur coat year-round, and also put on a winter hat so I might experience the heat more…

June 30 2020

Ehrlichiosis, a Tick Disease You May Not Hear About

Ehrlichiosis is a tick-borne disease that can affect both dogs and humans, will continue to pose a problem in the United States this year, according to the Companion Animal Parasite Council. While many may mostly talk about increasing Lyme Disease, also impacting people and dogs, there are other serious tick diseases like ehrlichiosis. In fact,…

June 29 2020

Pets and Stress: Are Pets Sensing Our Stress?

Allie Phillips is the CEO and founder of Sheltering Animals and Families Together, which is exactly what’s gone on as a result of the pandemic. We’ve known for a very long time that companion animals can be stress busters. At this time, in particular, according to a Banfield Study, that is certainly true. I on…

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