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New Brunswick Veterinarians Ban Declaw

In Canada veterinarians are proactively banning declaw, the latest province to do this is New Brunswick. Nova Scotia was the first province to ban the practice in 2017. It’s also now illegal to declaw in Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland/Labrador and British Columbia. Nationwide Canadian veterinarians, province by province, are taking matters into their hands. What’s…

Cinderella Didn’t Live Happily Ever After: The Hidden Messages of Fairy Tales

“Cinderella Didn’t Live Happily Ever After: The Hidden Messages of Fairy Tales,” with Dr. Anne Beall HERE on my Steve Dale’s Other World podcast. Researcher and author Beall analyzed fairy tales, and found several disturbing trends. And the news she discovered regarding Grimm fairly tails was particularly grim. Many beloved fairy tales like Cinderella don’t…

Leptospirosis: Protect Your Pets and Family on WGN Radio

Listen HERE as I begin this Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN radio show, mostly focused on leptospirosis. However, I begin the show talking about Illinois House Bill 3390 which supports protecting dogs from kennel and boarding facility fires. According to the proposal there will have to be smoke detectors ringing directly to fire departments or…

Laura Monaco Torelli on Puppy Training and Clicker Training

Laura Monaco Torelli is a queen of the clicker, and speaks around the world about dog training and puppy training. Here, she speaks on my show, Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio. Laura describes what you do first – the first thing you do regarding puppy training. Laura discusses some pro’s and con’s of…

Rhino Poacher Trampled by an Elephant and Eaten by Lions

A suspected rhino poacher was trampled to death by an African elephant, with his remains then eaten by a lion earlier this week. How about that for karma? Truly, the poachers are out of control, with far more weapons than the park wardens attempting to defend animals, I’m actually glad to see this happen. Really,…

Betty White and Joan Rivers

Both these ladies are legendary. Betty White, now 97 years old, and Joan Rivers who passed away in 2014.  Together they were hysterical in this bit from when Rivers was filling in for Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show.”  Among other topics, their love of animals comes up. I had the honor of doing one…

One Tail at a Time Growled at by Alderman Maldonado

One Tail at a Time is clearly a leader in the Chicago animal welfare community, and a founder of CRISP (Chicagoland Rescue Intervention and Support Program). It’s a fact, they save dogs. I was at an event at One Tail with Executive Director Heather Owen and then Mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Cook…

Purina Limited Recall of Muse Cat Food

Out of an abundance of caution, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Muse wet cat food Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy in three-ounce cans. The product could contain rubber pieces that are translucent yellow with a blue backing, which may present a potential choking hazard. We’re pet owners and pet…

Netherlands to Ban Use of Shock Collars

The Netherlands will ban the use of shock collars or electronic collars (e-collars) on dogs from, strongly supported by Minister Carola Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality announced, according to a RTL Nieuws and the Telegraaf report.  The collar ban applies to individual dog owners as well as qualified dog trainers. Those who still…

Dog Bite Prevention Week

No one knows how many dog bites there are a year. Some suggest that number is rising, even calling the situation an epidemic. The American Veterinary Medical Association and U.S. Postal Service with State Farm Insurance are together partnering to support Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 7 to 13. Numbers vary on just how many…

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