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May 8 2017

MedVet Chicago is Like a Mayo Clinic for Pets

After Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN radio begins with a funny Schwanee song (for news rock star Dave Schwanee). Listen HERE on WGN as MedVet Chicago Medical Director Dr. Aaron Jackson talks about specialty medicine and answers a flurry of text messages from listeners. What’s cool about MedVet? There, more than one expert can assess a…

May 1 2017

Victoria Stilwell: Guardians of the Night, Puppy Mills

Victoria Stilwell is a favorite guest of mine, not only because she’s excellent on the air, but also because of the respect I have for her. HEAR our conversation from Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN radio about her new series, “Guardians of the Night.” What about this show touches me? “Guardians of the Night” celebrates the everyday…

April 25 2017

Comptroller's Critters, Susana Mendoza on WGN Radio

Illinois State Comptroller Susana Mendoza offers some really good news for Illinois pet lovers (and in Illinois, good news about pets has been rare lately). Listen HERE to my conversation with Susana on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. But first, news guy Dave Schwanee on how Paul Lisnek (WGN-TV, CLTV) was there for the…

April 18 2017

Fear Free and Cat Friendly Practices Save Lives

Have you ever felt so terrified that you were going to die? I mean like hanging outside a window 30 stories high or held up at gun point. I suggest this is how a surprising number of our beloved pets feel when visiting the veterinarian. If your pet is perceived as uncomfortable, you will be too,…

April 17 2017

Ovarian Cancer: Dogs May Help to Develop a Blood Test

Dogs may save women from ovarian cancer and other types of cancer as well. In this WGN Plus podcast, listen to Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness (OCSA) Cofounder and Executive Director Vallie Szymanski and board member Dr. Kurt Kleptisch discuss how their support of cancer sniffing dogs at the University of Pennsylvania College Veterinary Medicine is on the…

April 16 2017

Talking to You about Pets on WGN Radio

Listen to my WGN radio show kicking off with a classic Schwaney song (for newsman Dave Schwaney). I talk about the video the Chicago Blackhawks produced to support pet adoption at Chicago Animal Care & Control. Video for dog adoptions Video for cat adoptions Speaking of hockey, check this podcast out with legendary hockey broadcaster…

April 15 2017

Free Willy: He Needs A Home on WGN Radio

I am pretty sure our dog adoption number is at 15, meaning 15 successful consecutive dog adoptions on WGN Radio with Steve Cochran. Listen Monday, April 17, at 9:05 a.m. CDT on 720AM or here as we hopefully adopt number 16. Monday will be a challenge, so we need help to spread the word. Older dogs are…

March 26 2017

Adopt This Dog from South Korea: Magnificent Mutts

Cinta is still new to the U.S. and new to receiving love, but is doing great. Cinta is a dog from South Korea, who, shockingly, was destined to be used as dog meat until partners, including Magnificent Mutts Rescue, saved her life. Now, our goal is to find a home for her. And with Steve Cochran,…

March 26 2017

Supporting Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return

Illinois State Senator Linda Holmes is sponsoring Senate Bill 641, Amendment 1, which will allow counties, if they choose, to use their existing pet population control funds to humanely reduce the outdoor cat population through trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) programs and to sterilize the pets of county residents who are eligible for Social Security disability benefits. This…

March 20 2017

Puppy Mill Support Bill Rant and Adopting Dogs From Overseas

If you missed Steve Dale’s Pet World, listen HERE to my WGN radio show. After alerting WGN Radio newscaster Dave Schwaney about what podcasts are, and offering info on my latest, I chat about pucks and pucks with legendary NHL broadcaster Mike “Doc” Emrich. HEAR me rant about proposed Illinois bills that would prevent communities from limiting sales…

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