Free Pet Vaccines for Chicago U.S. Military Veterans

Free Pet Vaccines for Chicago U.S. Military Veterans
Free pet vaccines will be given to pets owned by military veterans living in Chicago on Wednesday, September 3 from 9 a.m. to noon, at Chicago Animal Care & Control (2741 S. Western Avenue), Chicago. I so love this, as we can’t do enough (and generally don’t do enough) to support our veterans. Arrive early... Read more »

Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation To Introduce Their First Service Dog

Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation To Introduce Their First Service Dog
Diabetic alert dogs – dogs actually trained to alert before a diabetic’s blood sugar crashes or surges – it’s amazing stuff. Vicki Santo speaks with me about the Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation , and how the non-profit came to be. It turns out the Cub great’s dog, named Joker, was able to do... Read more »

Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation, Steve Dale's Pet World

Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation, Steve Dale's Pet World
Vicki Santo of the Ron and Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation is my guest Sunday, August 31, 6:35 AM CDT on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Listen at 720AM or HERE.  Vicki will tell the amazing story of how her dog Joker actually alerted Vicki when her Hall of Fame husband was having... Read more »
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Working Cat Program Helps to Banish Rats

Working Cat Program Helps to Banish Rats
Q: If you’re such an animal lover, why do you endorse feral cat colonies being placed where rats are for rat control? — B.C.D., Chicago, IL A: So, you like rats, do you? Domestic pet rats are, in fact, great pets; they’re very interactive and surprisingly intelligent. Sadly, pet rats don’t live very long. City... Read more »

PEDIGREE Food Limited Dog Food Recall

PEDIGREE Food Limited Dog Food Recall
When it comes to pet food recalls, I typically merely copy and paste the notification, without comment. In this case, I must compliment  PEDIGREE for being proactive, initiating their own recall – without pressure – in an abundance of caution. While I am posting – I must reiterate, we’re only talking 22 bags.  I know other... Read more »

Floppy Snake

Floppy Snake
A snake-like amphibian dubbed the floppy snake has been discovered in a drained river in Brazil. News reports quickly began to compare the ancient amphibian species (not really a snake) to a human penis, just in case you haven’t heard. The eyeless amphibian, Atretochoana eiselti was discovered at the bottom of the Madeira River in Rondonia state... Read more »
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Microchipping is Necessary, American Animal Hospital Association

Microchipping is Necessary, American Animal Hospital Association
American Animal Hospital Association President Dr. Kate Crumley talks about the importance of microchipping. Listen HERE from Steve Dale’s Pet World about the importance of proper pet identification, most importantly microchipping. Dr. Crumley talks about her own experiences when a hurricane hit North Carolina. The chip identifies every pet as the individuals they are. Equally... Read more »

Dr. Natalie Marks for America's Favorite Veterinarian, Her Patients Know Why

Dr. Natalie Marks for America's Favorite Veterinarian, Her Patients Know Why
America’s Favorite Veterinarian could certainly be awarded to a brilliant academic who created a treatment to extend or save animal lives, or maybe a veterinarian who made a discovery that impacted the world such as figuring out how transmission of a disease like SARS jumped from animals to people. Those are true heroes who make... Read more »

AVMA Adjusts Position on Declaw

AVMA Adjusts Position on Declaw
“Let’s face it, a declaw surgery is an amputation,” says Dr. Marcus Brown, president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and a participant in the American Veterinary Medical Association House of Delegates, who helped craft the new AVMA position statement on declawing cats. The statement is designed, “To clarify that the procedure is... Read more »
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Angel on a Leash Comes to Chicago

Angel on a Leash Comes to Chicago
David Frei of Angel on a Leash was in Chicago for a very special reason. He explains on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio, that Angel on a Leash is partnering with our own Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Listen HERE.  Dave talks about animal assisted, and what it is….and the... Read more »
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