Steve Dale’s Pet World - my first WGN Radio Sunday program (September 15 at 6:30 AM CDT). Listen HERE if you missed it. I took your phone calls, and told the story about how Killian the dog discovered the babysitter was abusing the child, and found a way to warn the parents. Moral of this... Read more »
What makes a turtle cry? What do you get when you cross a turtle with a porcupine? A slow poke. No question – jokes like that may make a turtle cry. And since there’s no tissue in the Amazon for turtles, scientists have discovered that butterflies nurse their tears. Butterflies in the Amazon are hard-pressed... Read more »
While at the ACES Animal Shelter Conference in San Diego, San Diego SeaWorld offered tours to speakers and participants. My tour focused on the SeaWorld Stranded Animal Program.
By Steve Dale Q: My 6-year-old Maltese seems pretty healthy to me, but my veterinarian still insists that the dog get vaccines every year. A holistic vet told me that since dogs just stay home and walk around the block, in reality, vaccines aren’t needed every year. He went on to say that veterinarians give... Read more »
Another question from my Tribune Media Services newspaper column: Q: My 12-year-old son really wants a pair of slider turtles. These pets were popular when I was young. I checked online and found that sliders spread salmonella and are now banned in some places. Our son is so determined that he created a power point... Read more »
I believe security at the airport is inconsistent, and often attention is focused on the wrong people. I travel enough to tell many stories – here’s one, a man who had to be near 90 (or over) was told, “Get up and walk through (the X-Ray device and screening).” His wife – no spring chicken... Read more »
Listen HERE to this WGN Radio, Steve Dale’s Pet World Petcast with Dr. Patricia McConnell (you may need to wait a minute for it to load). Patricia McConnell is one of my very favorite guests, and pet book authors. “The Other End of the Leash,” and “For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in... Read more »
Thanks to an anonymous tip, a tortoise that was stolen from a Lincolnwood pet store called The Animal Store has been returned safe and sound, if “a little freaked out.”Apparently, she’s a bit resistant about coming out of her shell. But by all accounts, once she calms down – she’ll be fine. Spur, a 70-pound... Read more »
A litter of puppies dumped at in a box at Chicago Animal Care and Control. Happily this doesn’t happen often… Ethel and I met for the first time, and I didn’t need to be sold. Knowing that at the time my wife Robin and I were seeking a dog, we received a call around the... Read more »
You don’t see this on Animal Planet, it’s Turtle Agility! Slow and steady…..