Archive for October 2013

Steve Dale's Pet World Gets Big

Steve Dale's Pet World Gets Big
On Sunday November 3 Steve Dale’s Pet World will have the biggest show ever, with guest Mr. Big. He has the hottest internet TV show in Chicago. He’s also an animal lover. I begin the show at 6:35 a.m. CDT by taking your telephone calls, answering your pet behavior question 312-981-7200. Also, I will ask... Read more »

Halloween Pet Safety: American Animal Hospital Association.

Halloween Pet Safety: American Animal Hospital Association.
Halloween Safety and your pets is the topic discussed on Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio show listen HERE to Dr. Mark Russak, immediate past president American Animal Hospital Association. Also, check out this story on Halloween Safety.     Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is... Read more »

Jerky Treats Homemade, A Safer Route

Jerky Treats Homemade, A Safer Route
Jerky treats from China are sickening some pets, even killing others. Two years ago, I pleaded with pet owners not to take chances, and simply stop buying jerky treats from China. It seems the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine is now, finally, edging toward making that exact suggestion. Countless alternative products... Read more »
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Nature's Bloodsuckers, How Spooky: Happy Halloween

Bedbugs may not carry disease - but who wants them! They're sadly increasingly common in places ranging from hotels to movies theater. The bite is like a bad mosquito bite.
As a follow up to an earlier post on vampire bats, here are more blood suckers. Eating blood is somewhat efficient, and less a threat to themselves than preying on other animals. But nature’s strategy can backfire….for example if the tick bites and delivers a series disease. Still, it seems, overall, the bloodsuckers are winning.... Read more »

Vampire Bats: The Biting Truth

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Vampire bats do want to suck your blood, especially if you happen to be a cow or a pig. There are many misconceptions when it comes to these bats. It is true that vampire bats can transmit rabies – hence where all the terror comes from. Still, they don’t seem to prefer people, cows and... Read more »

Halloween Safety and Jerky Treats with Dr. Rubin on Steve Dale's Pet World

Halloween Safety and Jerky Treats with Dr. Rubin on Steve Dale's Pet World
Tips on keeping pets safe on Halloween HEARD HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World from the one and only, Dr. Shelly Rubin. His tips – include what with the pets when that doorbell doesn’t stop ringing. We talk about avoiding lost pets. Of course, Dr. Rubin and I hope your pets are microchipped and registered with... Read more »
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Jerky Treats from China Killing Pets

Jerky Treats from China Killing Pets
Since 2007, the  Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine  says it has received reports of 3,600 sickened dogs and 10 cats becoming ill as a result of eating jerky treats made in China, not to mention 580 deaths reportedly caused by the tainted jerky, Why are pet owners still buying this stuff? And... Read more »

Would You Save Your Best Friend or Your Spouse?

Would You Save Your Best Friend or Your Spouse?
Who would you save first, you best friend or your spouse?  This past August, Graham Anley and his wife, Sheryl, were peacefully sailing along the shores of South Africa when they unexpectedly ran into treacherous waters. As the couple bravely battled roiling waves up to 25 feet, their boat was swept onto the reef and... Read more »

Halloween Pet Costume Contest: A Howl of a Good Time

Halloween Pet Costume Contest: A Howl of a Good Time
Howl of a Good Time is now a tradition on Armitage Avenue, hosted by Miss Meowsky of Barker & Meowsky: A Paw Firm. Judges muster the courage to oversee costume contests, including an event for dressed up pets. If you missed it all, check it out. Type your email address in the box and click the... Read more »
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Pet Costume Contest

Pet Costume Contest
It’s the big costume contest for pets – a Howl of a Good Time on Sunday, October 27 hosted by Miss Meowsky of Barker & Meowsky: A Paw Firm. Obviously this event is pet friendly, but it is also kid friendly  - preceding the dress up your pet contest portion, kids will be judged in... Read more »