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Pets Tear Stain Removers: FDA Expresses Concerns

Pets Tear Stain Removers: FDA Expresses Concerns
The FDA is cracking down on some makers of over-the-counter products that are marketed to remove the tear stains in dogs and cats because they are allegedly using an antibiotic inappropriately…These are popular products, and this is important to share with pet owners. The following is directly from the FDA: The U.S. Food and Drug... Read more »

Hanging On To Vintage Notions About Dogs

Hanging On To Vintage Notions About Dogs
Q: I’m U.S. Army retired, and I admit to being old school. Sometimes the old ways are best. I know people like you are all about positive reinforcement and treating dogs as children, calling them fur kids and all that. Meanwhile, we have all these problem dogs because we don’t show them who’s boss. Who... Read more »

PEDIGREE Recall Expanded, Still Limited Six States

PEDIGREE Recall Expanded, Still Limited Six States
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 31, 2014 – At PEDIGREE®, we care about all dogs and their safety and well-being is extremely important to us, and to our mission – to make a Better World for Pets. For that reason, we have announced the extension of a previous voluntary recall of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry... Read more »
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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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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 »

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 »
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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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