Archive for June 2012

Radioactive Pet Bowls Sold at Chicago Petco Stores

Radioactive Pet Bowls Sold at Chicago Petco Stores
Can you believe this? Stainless steel pet bowls contaminated with low levels of radioactive material might have been shipped to 11 Petco stores throughout Illinois. Two contaminated bowls were discovered on Friday (June 22)  by state inspectors at a Petco store at 2000 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, according to a release from the Illinois Emergency... Read more »

PEDIGREE Wet Dog Food Recall

PEDIGREE Wet Dog Food Recall
When it comes to pet food recalls I typically stick to the press release which is below. But I most certainly DO credit PEDIGREE with being so forthcoming (while some pet food companies even delay placing recall notices on their websites). From a PEDIGREE spokesperson here is the explanation for the recall, “A conveyor belt... Read more »

Wild WGN Radio Petcast: A Gorilla Update with Ecotours

Wild WGN Radio Petcast: A Gorilla Update with Ecotours
I make a slight detour in this WGN Radio PETCAST, going from dogs to gorillas (may take a moment to load). Those are mountain gorillas to be exact, Dr. Mike Cranfield veterinary director of the Gorilla Project University of California Davis Wildlife Health Center and Jed Chaddick, president of ECOTOURS.com beat their chests for gorillas... Read more »
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Winn Feline Foundation Symposium, Heart Disease in Cats and Everything on Genetics

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The 34th Winn Feline Foundation Annual Symposium was held June 28 in Quncy, MA (just outside Boston). This event is arguably the first to bring experts on cat health to speak to veterinary professionals, cat breeders and enthusiasts. Often times cutting edge results of studies are announced. Speakers were geneticist Leslie Lyons  from the University... Read more »

Darlene Arden Recipient Winn Feline 2012 Media Award

Darlene Arden Recipient Winn Feline 2012 Media Award
Media Contact: Steve Dale (773) 895-8696, petworld@stevedale.tv FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WINN FELINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2012 MEDIA APPRECIATION AWARD RECIPIENT Wyckoff, NJ, June 28, 2012: The Winn Feline Foundation presents the annual Winn Media Appreciation Award to author, broadcaster and certified cat and dog behavior consultant Darlene Arden. “Darlene is renowned for her work with toy... Read more »

History Of The Pit Bull, Filmmaker Kenn Bell

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This is blog post number 1,500…. 2 years, 8 months as a ChicagoNow.com blogger. That’s about 47 posts a month. One of my first blogs ever was on breed specific bans, which I am staunchly against. So, it is appropriate to highlight this movie by my new favorite filmmaker Kenn Bell, “The Pit Proud: The... Read more »
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Summer Safety for Pets

Summer Safety for Pets
Dogs can die in hot cars. And no wonder. According to the AAA Chicago Motor Club, when it’s 85 degrees outdoors, and even with the windows open for cross-circulation, the dashboard of a car will heat up to 170 degrees in 15 minutes. Watch this clip  from WLS-TV morning news of me talking about pet... Read more »

WLS-TV Morning News, Hot Weather Safety for Pets

Here I am with Judy Hsu of WLS-TV (ch. 7 in Chicago) talking about all that hot weather headed our way, and safety tips for our pets. (you may need to click ‘read more’ to watch the video),  For example, dogs do die in hot cars and when owners jog in the heat of the... Read more »

Steve Dale Reports on WGN Radio from Blog Paws

Steve Dale Reports on WGN Radio from Blog Paws
Bill Moller says I am the peripatetic Steve Dale. I had no idea I was that. I’m not even certain that’s legal. Listen here on Bill’s show (may take a moment to load), I reported directly from Blog Paws 2012 in Salt Lake City.  I talk about this conference for those who communicate about pets... Read more »
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Dolphin Kisses Dog, Jumps For Joy!

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Keep in mind dolphins are wild animals – so why would an wild adult dolphin reach out of the water to kiss a dog? And how does that dolphin know this what dogs do? So many questions.
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