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March 13 2018

Joe Camp Recalls How Benji Began and Talks About the Soul of a Horse

When Benji was first created in 1974, it was a tough sell. Joe Camp was a totally unknown commodity to Hollywood, and the idea of shelter dog starring in a major family film seemed “crazy.” Turns out, Camp’s family friendly idea was just right for the time, and Hollywood’s initial response proved to be very…

March 12 2018

Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy on WGN Radio

Animals can help to heal, and Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy dogs do this on a daily basis. I begin by talking HERE on WGN Radio’s Steve Dale’s Pet World with Susan Burrows, program coordinator at Rainbow, about definitions. What’s the difference between a service dog, a comfort dog, and a dog who partakes in animal-assisted…

March 10 2018

Double Defense Against Heartworm and Feeding Cats on Steve Dale's Pet World

I’m thinking about mosquitoes that carry heartworm, so I talk with “Dr. Flea,” veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, HERE on my WGN Radio Show, Steve Dale’s Pet World. As the weather warms, fleas are hopping into our lives, and mosquitoes begin to buzz about. The Centers for Disease Control has been all about directly dealing with…

February 26 2018

Update on Animal Welfare League on WGN Radio

Chicago’s Animal Welfare League (AWL) has been around for more than 80 years, but it doesn’t appear that they’ve changed with the times as they should. They’ve also been in the news lately for some of the wrong reasons, as Kameron Bratt, a former volunteer with AWL and now with Evanston Animal Shelter, and Crystal Broccardo, a…

February 13 2018

Jackie Taylor and the Black Ensemble Theater: Changing the World (Slowly) on WGN Radio Podcast

Jackie Taylor has changed the world, and I got to speak with her and Daryl Brooks of the Black Ensemble Theater about their unique mission to eradicate racism. We talk a lot about racism in Chicago. And Jackie says, “I am used to racism.” What? How can that still be? Well, slavery existed for more…

January 30 2018

Adopt Nabisco on WGN Radio

Nabisco, who is clearly a work of art, was picked up by the Anti Cruelty Society field services team. He was so matted, you could barely see his face. Nabisco could be yours. He will be available for adoption Wednesday, January 31, on WGN Radio on The Steve Cochran Show at 9:10 a.m. CST. Listen at…

January 29 2018

Dog Flu Explanation from Dr. Natalie Marks

Dog flu is in the Chicago area, and there are outbreaks around the nation, which Dr. Natalie Marks and myself discuss on my national radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World, on WGN radio. Listen HERE as Marks talks dog flu. The dog flu that arrived in Chicago in 2015 (the H3N2 strain) has now hit 46 states,…

January 22 2018

Doing Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return in Mexico; Spay/Neuter Rebate in Cook County

Cook County veterinarian Dr. Donna Alexander on WGN Radio says the county actually has something for us regarding spay/neuter. Listen HERE as we begin our wide-ranging conversation talking about Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR), and how a resort in Mexico’s Riviera Maya region, El Dorado Royale and El Dorado Royal Casitas (working with a local cat rescue), is doing it…

January 15 2018

Queen of Poop and Puppy Mill Project on WGN Radio

Cari Meyers of the Puppy Mill Project offers a quick update on the efforts of Illinois’ Will and DuPage counties to move to prohibit the sales of dogs and cats at pet stores HERE on WGN Radio. She also explains why that’s important. And, the ultimate goal is to go state-wide with this type of…

January 1 2018

It's Just Too Cold: Protect the Pets

You may have noticed… it’s kind of cold outside. How does that impact your pets? Even if you have a dog built for cold, are they going to do well in double-digit below zero wind chill? No. And, small dogs and sighthounds certainly won’t be safe in such conditions, as I explain HERE on Steve…

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