Yoga for Horses

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Scoop Your Poop! On Steve Dale's Pet World, Picking Up After Dogs

Scoop Your Poop! On Steve Dale's Pet World, Picking Up After Dogs
Picking up after dogs is the right thing to do, but people aren’t doing that….And this year is the worst. Dog owners need to scoop the poop! Listen HERE to Steve Dale’s Pet World guests Linda Zager & Brett Burde of the River North Residents Association Pet Owners’ Committee on WGN Radio. Linda and Brett and... Read more »

Rabbits and Easter - the Truth Doesn't Favor Rabbits

Rabbits and Easter - the Truth Doesn't Favor Rabbits
Rabbits have nothing to do with Easter – at least not the real religious sense; it’s a cultural screw up. Let’s start with Easter eggs. Show me a rabbit, just one, that lays eggs, and I’ll show you a a pig that can fly. Of course, rabbits are mammals and don’t lay eggs.  According to... Read more »
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Oh Rats for Rodents: Cats Are the New Sheriff in Town

Tree House Humane Society offers a solution to deal with the exploding rat problem in Chicago…..it’s feral cats! Chicago has dramatically cut down on their rat abatement program, which combined with other factors, has encouraged the city surge in rat numbers. Rats aren’t easy to eradicate, they can slip into crevices as wide as their... Read more »

Overweight, Obese Pets it's an Epidemic

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At least half of America’s dogs and cats are overweight or obese. Now, is the time to get out and walk more with your dog (a backyard typically doesn’t do the trick – unless dogs play with one another, or you interact in the yard with the dog with a ball or Frisbee disc, for... Read more »

Assistance Dogs ARE Happy, Guest Column by Toni Eames

Assistance Dogs ARE Happy, Guest Column by Toni Eames
“Assistance Dogs May be Well Cared For But Are They Happy” was the title of a controversial column featuring Jennifer Arnold, founder of a service dog school called Canine Assistants and author of ”Though A Dog’s Eyes”  (Spiegal & Grau, New York, NY, 2010; $25). Many disagreed vehemently with Arnold, including the author of this guest blog, Toni... Read more »
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Piloerections in Pets Described with Bill and Wendy Snyder

Piloerections in Pets Described with Bill and Wendy Snyder
Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder have been kind enough to have me on their shows for many years, even pre-dating WGN Radio. For whatever reason, this appearance ranks among the most popular as far as listener response. You be the judge. I talk about the game show for cats which I appeared with Jackson Galaxy... Read more »

Bad Guys Are Stung by Deadly Ants

Bad Guys Are Stung by Deadly Ants
Villagers in the Amazon jungle exacted revenge on two motorbike thieves by tying them to a tree, that not so coincidentally was swarming with deadly ants. They were given some food and water, but were tied to the tree for three days. Authorities say the two thieves, ages 18 and 19, nearly died after being stung by... Read more »

Joan Rivers Talks With Steve Dale about the Passing of Her Dog Max

Joan Rivers Talks With Steve Dale about the Passing of Her Dog Max
Joan Rivers speaks with me on Steve Dale’s Pet World on the loss of her beloved dog, Max. Listen here, as Joan also reminisces about her dog Spike, who I once “dog sat” for. Her answer when a pet passes away is actually to get another sooner than later, and she explains why. Joan’s interview... Read more »
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Tony La Russa Animal Rescue Foundation

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Tony LaRussa will be inducted into baseball Hall of Fame this summer. I goofed – but I didn’t….it appears I did. Let me explain. Before the cameras began to roll we spoke about the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White-Sox; he managed both clubs. Then I mentioned the Oakland A’s here.  As manager, he won... Read more »