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July 20 2020

Cats in Trees

Increasingly people do keep their cats indoors only, 71 percent according to the American Pet Products Association. Still, millions of cats are indoors-outdoors, and indoor cats can get out. Cats being cats will climb trees in pursuit of a bird, or sometimes just because they enjoy climbing. The problem isn’t so much going up, it’s…

July 19 2020

Finally Chicago Closing a Loophole so No Dogs, Cats or Rabbits are Sold at Pet Stores; Also Enriching Cat Lives

Because of puppy mills, over 355 cities and many counties have now banned the sales of dogs and cats (and also rabbits in some cities) at pet stores. Cari Meyers, founder of the Puppy Mill Project and Illinois Director of the Humane Society of the United States Marc Ayers join me HERE on my Steve…

July 16 2020

Telemedicine: Is it Here to Stay with Dr. Jeff Werber

Telemedicine is here in veterinary medicine. On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World show, I talk with Dr. Jeff Weber about if connected care or telemedicine will survive past the pandemic, and if it is here to stay. Werber says 80 pet parents will rush to Dr. Google first, and that number is growing. People…

July 14 2020

Help Support Banning Sales of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits at Chicago Pet Stores

IF YOU ARE A CHICAGO RESIDENT, PLEASE CONTRACT YOUR ALDERMAN HERE  And offer your support of the Ordinance 2020-2087 which will close the loophole to once and for all prevent dogs, cats, rabbits to be sold at pet stores. You can simply foreword this post with this letter signed by so many humane organizations to…

July 13 2020

Help Dogs to Train Dogs to Detect COVID-19

Just as Dr. Cynthia Otto at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center has has successfully trained dogs to detect ovarian cancer, she’s now in the process to teaching dogs to sniff for COVID-19. You can help! From Dr. Otto: The Penn Vet Working Dog Center is looking for individuals in the United States tested for…

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…

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