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National Pet Week

How are you celebrating The American Veterinary Medical Association’s National Pet Week? National Pet Week continues from today through May 8. For us…let’s see, we’ll take Ethel to the Puptown (a DFA or dog park); we’ll take 15-year old Lucy nowhere (she prefers it that way now); we’ll take our cat Roxy for a walk…

Sheriff Tom Dart on Steve Dale's Pet World to Announce a Tougher Dogfighting Law

Dogfighting is bad enough. But can you imagine dogfighters practicing their horror at a day care center? That actually happened last September. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart made the bust in Maywood, IL and it made national news. When I had Sheriff Dart Sheriff Tom Dart on my WLS Radio Show. On-the-air, I suggested that…

WLS On Demand: Helping Homeless Apes; Getting Dogs into Shape and Walking for Canine Cancer

It’s amazing how many chimpanzees and orangutans need homes. Crazy. Homeless Apes? But chimps that people (illegally) get with the intent of being pets are given up (because they are strong enough to rip your face off); and retired animal actors and also from quasi sideshow zoos that close down – they have nowhere to…

Win A Dog or A Cat Toy, Celebrating My 300th ChicagoNow Blog Post

300 entries in 8 months — Could this be a blogging record? Or at least a ChicagoNow record?More important, over 700 comments back from you…I believe a blog might simply be a conversation and unless you’re a politician, you need at least two to have one of those. So without you, this blog wouldn’t be…

Dog Gets Stuck in Chair And Can't Get Out

Retirement living can be dangerous. These darn new fangled gadgets. At the Sunrise of Naperville Assisted living center, an old resident needed help. While no doubt either watching that kid Larry King, or maybe Wheel of Fortune, an old dog got stuck in his chair. beware of chairs He needed help because he became wedged…

Cruise for Pets, Walk for Pets, and Take a Slap Shot for Pets on Steve Dale's Pet World

I must say the Chicago Canine Architecture Cruise began with my radio shows around 10 years ago! Cruising with dogs on Lake Michigan And once again these excursions on our beautiful Lakefront for dogs (and their people) are being offered by the Mercury Skyline Cruiseline, starting from from July 11. And, a cruise to benefit…

Celebrate Earth Day – Scoop the Poop

Why don’t people scoop the poop? Are people merely lazy, or just incredibly irresponsible? It’s true dog feces are some potential health issues to people, according to veterinary parisitologist Dr. Dwight Bowman of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine including roundworm, salmonella and camplobacteriosis. Giardia, roundworm and whipworm can be spread to other dogs. There’s…

Celebrate Earth Day – Save a Snake

Good deeds are sometimes rewarded. Earlier in the year, Yu Feng of Liaoning Province in China found a dying black snake in the grass outside his home. He brought the snake indoors, received veterinary care and saved the snake’s life. In about 20 days, the snake recovered. a black snake Once the snake appeared to…

Hamster Facts: Knowing Your Hamsters

Hamsters need bifocals – they can’t see within six inches of their faces. Hamsters get their name from the old German word ‘hamstern’ associated with storing food. Hamsters have been found in the wild with up to 30 or 40 lbs. of stored food in their burrows, that’s equivalent to finding around 7,000 lbs. of…

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