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September 13 2020

Dr. Dana Varble on Pet Store Sales, Veterinary Visits and Identifying Pain in Cats on WGN Radio

Listen HERE on my WGN radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show to North American Veterinary Community Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Dana Varble as we discuss her views of pet stores sales, selling dogs, cats and rabbits. Dr. Varble agrees that no responsible breeder or source ever sells to pet stores, but puppy mills (and their…

September 12 2020

Cheering Up a Depressed Penguin

There is only one species of penguin naturally found along the southern coast of Australia called little penguins or fairy blue penguins  (the smallest penguin species). However, a rockhopper penguin recently washed ashore. The poor penguin had some medical issues, particularly with molting (don’t you hate when that happens?).  The Perth Zoo took in the…

September 11 2020

Overwhelming Swarms of Mosquitoes

It’s not the destruction that Hurricane Laura left in her wake, it’s the mosquitoes. There are so many swarms of mosquitoes that they’re so abundant and overwhelming that they’re killing livestock and horses – even wildlife – leaving them anemic after so many blood withdrawals. Louisiana has initiated a spraying program. Currently, reports indicate that…

September 11 2020

Cats Saving the Day, Helping Humans to Deal with COVID-19

A new study published last week in the journal Emerging Microbes & Infections (published September 1, 2020) suggests that cats may be catching the novel coronavirus at far higher rates than thought before, which could mean they have unique ways of fighting off the virus. Researchers are now confirming this is indeed the case, and the…

September 11 2020

Laughing Foxes

If laughter adds to your lifespan as some studies suggest, some foxes you’d think would live to be 200.

September 10 2020

Iguanas and Tegu Lizards Banned in Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Monday (September 7) that adds two popular pet reptiles, green iguanas and tegu lizards to the list of species banned for sale, import, breeding and ownership in the state. They join five species of python snake to a list of invasive reptiles that Florida state wildlife officials fear…

September 8 2020

Mail Disappears: You Won’t Believe Why

Receiving mail is an issue for some, including a Toxy, Alabama family that wasn’t receiving their mail. Now, if this happened to you what would you do? You may complain to the local post office and that is exactly what the family did. After a wait of 30 minutes to see the local postal person…

September 8 2020

Laying an Egg with Madonna and John Landecker; Dogs with Odd Jobs

It’s been a long time since I’ve hung out on the radio with the one and only Radio Hall of Famer John Landecker. Listen HERE as we both reminisce about how back at WLS-AM (I was in my early 20’s at the time)  how I laid an egg, or John did as I covered a…

September 8 2020

Purina Dog Chow: Service Dog Awareness Month

In honor of National Service Dog Awareness Month, Purina Dog Chow is launching its third annual “Service Dog Salute” campaign.  A service dog can be life-changing in helping veterans with PTSD and other post-combat challenges. Unfortunately, due to the cost and time it takes to train a service dog, less than 1% of veterans in need can…

September 7 2020

From Pet Stores to Enjoying Downtown Chicago with Alderman Hopkins on WGN Radio

Filling in for Anna Davlantes on WGN Radio you can hear listen HERE my first question out of the box for Alderman Brian Hopkins, 2nd Ward. What happened to that bill which would have closed the loophole preventing just a few stores to continue to evade the law and sell puppies in Chicago? Hopkins said (as…

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