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Special Announcement for Steve Dale from Dr. Janet Donlin of AVMA on WGN Radio

Listen HERE to my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN radio show to my conversation with American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) CEO Dr. Jane Donlin, who makes a special announcement about me, the greatest honor of my career. Dr. Donlin says I’ve earned the AVMA Excellence in Veterinary Media Award. This is the AVMA’s inaugural award,…

VCA Animal Hospitals Ban Declaw

After the American Veterinary Medical Association and the approximately 1,000 Banfield the Pet Hospitals crafted stronger statements opposing declaw, now the 750 VCA animal hospital group pretty much decided “the heck with it” and outrightly banned declaw as elective option. If you don’t know, declaws in cats are truly amputations, as the last part of…

Calmer Canine

Anxiety is the most common issue for dogs, whether we’re talking a severe separation anxiety or thunderstorm anxiety. being fearful of car rides or the veterinary visit, and the list goes on.  Many dogs are anxious – even terrified of something. Increasingly, veterinarians say, we can and should address these anxieties, which is what the…

Feline Scholarships from Winn Feline and AAFP

Winn Feline Foundation and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) are pleased to announce two scholarships for third- or fourth-year veterinary students enrolled in accredited veterinary colleges or schools in the United States or Canada. The $2,500 awards are based upon academic achievement, financial need, leadership, and dedication to and excellence in the study…

Illinois Could Ban Sales of Dogs/Cats at Pet Stores

Maryland, California and Maine do not allow pet stores to sell dogs/cat, and Illinois wants to be next. NO responsible breeder EVER sells to a pet store.  SB 3078, better known as the “The Illinois Humane Pet Store Bill,” prohibits the retail sales of puppies and kittens from commercial breeding facilities or “animal mills.” If…

Pets Are Paying a Price for the Whuhan Corona Virus, Though they Don’t Get Sick or Spread the Virus

Here’s the story not being talked about regarding the corona virus: Dogs and cats are paying an ultimate price, though there’s zero evidence they can get sick this new corona virus strain or act as a conduit to transmit the corona virus to people. Still people are abandoning their pets, letting them outdoors to fend…

World Small Animal Veterinary Association Addresses New Corona Virus

The  World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has prepared an advisory document offering guidance and a series of Frequently Asked Questions to help to communicate and distinguish fact from fiction and what is known to still unknown concerning the risk of infection with the new coronavirus (2019 n-CoV), following the outbreak in China and the…

Keeping Pets Safe in Cold Weather

Keeping pets safe in winter can be a challenge. Some dogs delight romping in the snow and appear as impervious to frigid temperatures as snow is to polar bears. Malamutes, Great Pyrenees, Huskies and many other large dogs seem friskier in weather that chills us to the bone. On the other paw, Toy Poodles and…

New Lend-a-Paw Program Provides a Financial Safety Net for Chicago Pet Owners

It’s not pet insurance, but if you happen to live in Chicago (or Cook County) this might work out even better. And certainly it’s an option to economic euthanasia. I speak HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show to Chris McAuliffe, head of business development for Chicago Municipal Credit Union Lend-a-Paw…

Valentine’s Day for Your Pets

How do you tell your pets “I Love You” on Valentine’s Day? Of course, you can buy a special treat (naturally, not chocolate). If you have a pet lizard, maybe Valentine’s is the day for fattening but yummy mealworms. Ferrets might enjoy extra playtime and the same is true for Labrador Retrievers or your kitty…

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