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The Steve Dale Pet World Petcast from 720 WGN.

Episodios

  • Steve Dale’s Pet World 10/11/2020 | Chicago’s efforts to close the loophole allowing pet stores to sell dogs, cats, and/or rabbits

    Steve Dale’s Pet World 10/11/2020 | Chicago’s efforts to close the loophole allowing pet stores to sell dogs, cats, and/or rabbits

    11/10/2020

    Chicago passed an ordinance in 2014 mandating no dogs, cats or rabbits should be sold at pet stores. Few pet stores in the city were affected, as few sold dogs, cats or rabbits. While some adhered to the law, three pet stores chose to disregard the law. Steve talks with Alderman Brian Hopkin (2nd ward) about […]

  • Steve Dale’s Pet World Full Show 9/20/2020 | Mark Cushing and ‘Pet Nation: The Love Affair That Changed America’

    Steve Dale’s Pet World Full Show 9/20/2020 | Mark Cushing and ‘Pet Nation: The Love Affair That Changed America’

    20/09/2020

    Mark Cushing, founding partner and CEO of the Animal Policy Group authored, Pet Nation: The Love Affair That Changed America. Since 1998 the pet population in the U.S. has almost doubled — about two-thirds of the country now owns a pet. And that demand is only going up, while supply may be going down. Cushing and I discuss pet stores […]

  • Steve Dale Full Show 8/16/2020 | Decoding Your Cat, the need for an enriched environment, and more

    Steve Dale Full Show 8/16/2020 | Decoding Your Cat, the need for an enriched environment, and more

    16/08/2020

    Cats are often misunderstood, and even considered conniving and without need of human interaction, Chicago-based veterinary behaviorist Dr. Kelly Ballantyne takes aim and busts those myths and others. Ballantyne is a co-author of the new book, Decoding Your Cat, authored by members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.  Of course, cats require food and water, but they […]

  • Steve Dale’s Pet World 8/9/2020 | Taking on common myths about pets, Heartworm prevention, and more

    Steve Dale’s Pet World 8/9/2020 | Taking on common myths about pets, Heartworm prevention, and more

    09/08/2020

    The Internet has great information but far too much misinformation, especially when it comes to pet food. Dr. Ruth Ann Lobos, lead veterinarian at Merrick Pet Care, takes aim and busts myths. One example is what many think byproducts are compared to what they really are. Also, a needed lesson about ingredients compared to nutrients. Heartworm kills […]

  • Steve Dale’s Pet World 8/2/2020 | New York’s pet store sales ban, keeping dogs safe in hot weather, and more

    Steve Dale’s Pet World 8/2/2020 | New York’s pet store sales ban, keeping dogs safe in hot weather, and more

    02/08/2020

    New York will likely be added to the list of states that ban the sales of dogs, cats and rabbits at pet stores. A New York bill to limit pet store sales just passed the State Senate, and next will proceed to the State Assembly (but due to the pandemic, this may not be introduced until […]

  • Steve Dale Full Show 7/26/2020 | The current wold of dog training classes, new test for inflammatory bowel disease in dogs, and more

    Steve Dale Full Show 7/26/2020 | The current wold of dog training classes, new test for inflammatory bowel disease in dogs, and more

    26/07/2020

    Chicago dog trainer Wendy DeCarlo discusses how to socialize puppies in a socially distant way. And why appropriate socialization for puppies in a brief window can lead to a lifetime of confident behavior. Also, she talks about how dog training classes are finally being offered – and what these classes look like now. Wendy also […]

  • Steve Dale Full Show 7/19/2020 | The Puppy Mill Project and what Chicago is doing to enforce the ordinance to ban the sales of dogs, cats, and rabbits to pet stores

    Steve Dale Full Show 7/19/2020 | The Puppy Mill Project and what Chicago is doing to enforce the ordinance to ban the sales of dogs, cats, and rabbits to pet stores

    19/07/2020

    No responsible breeder ever, ever, EVER sells to a pet store. Dogs (and cats) sold at pet stores are from large scale facilities, greatly they’re puppy mills. Chicago banned the sales of dogs, cats and also rabbits at pet stores a few years back but three pet store operators totally circumvented the law in an arguably creative […]

  • Steve Dale Full Show 7/12/2020 | How Chicago shelters are faring, where to get a dog from, and more

    Steve Dale Full Show 7/12/2020 | How Chicago shelters are faring, where to get a dog from, and more

    12/07/2020

    South Suburban Humane Society CEO Emily Klehm says “No, people are not at all giving up pets for fear they will get COVID-19.” However, she explains why it may be all about the economy. And Emily offers an overview of how Chicago shelters are faring, overall. I worked with veterinary behaviorist Dr. Debra Horwitz on the […]

  • Steve Dale Full Show 7/5/2020 | Chicago’s Famous Fido Rescue and Adoption Alliance, GC 376, and more

    Steve Dale Full Show 7/5/2020 | Chicago’s Famous Fido Rescue and Adoption Alliance, GC 376, and more

    05/07/2020

    Gloria Lissner is a legend, devoting her life to Chicago’s Famous Fido Rescue and Adoption Alliance. She will save ANY animal she can. But this year’s so badly needed fundraiser couldn’t happen in person, so she’s holding a world-wide virtual event, Famous Fido Celebration of Life. We talk about how her shelter is dealing with the pandemic, […]

  • Steve Dale Full Show 6/28/2020 | The new standard set for CACC, dogs are learning to identify people with COVID-19, and more

    Steve Dale Full Show 6/28/2020 | The new standard set for CACC, dogs are learning to identify people with COVID-19, and more

    28/06/2020

    Susan Russell’s name should sound familiar to Chicago animal lovers, as she is the former executive director of Chicago Animal Care & Control (CACC). Russell was beloved for her passion, and willingness to push City Hall to benefit animals. When Mayor Rham Emmanuel fired her, people protested, and the news of her firing was plastered […]

  • Steve Dale 6/21/2020 | Tommy Edwards’ new book, a mission to save aggressive dogs, and more

    Steve Dale 6/21/2020 | Tommy Edwards’ new book, a mission to save aggressive dogs, and more

    21/06/2020

    It was a career highlight for me, early as a young intern finding Animal Stories for Uncle Lar and Charming and Delightful Little Tommy. Radio legend Tommy Edwards has authored a book about those very animal stories and his career in radio called, People Tell Me I Grew Up Listening to You: Stories from Behind the Mic. We reminisce […]

  • Steve Dale 6/14/2020 Full Show | New veterniary visits protocols, rat problem in Chicago, and more

    Steve Dale 6/14/2020 Full Show | New veterniary visits protocols, rat problem in Chicago, and more

    14/06/2020

    Chicago veterinarian Dr. Natalie Marks talks about how new protocols for veterinary visits due to COVID-19 are working out for better or worse. And how, on occasion, veterinary teams are finding themselves on the other end of human emotions. We also discuss the new rat problem in Chicago because of COVID-19, according to the CDC. And […]

  • Pet expert Steve Dale answers your pet questions!

    Pet expert Steve Dale answers your pet questions!

    08/06/2020

    WGN Radio’s Pete McMurray talks to WGN Radio host and pet expert Steve Dale as they discuss how to keep your pet healthy and what to do when you go back to work after being stuck in quarantine.

  • Steve Dale 6/7/2020 Full Show | Puppy Mill Project, how to feed cats, and more

    Steve Dale 6/7/2020 Full Show | Puppy Mill Project, how to feed cats, and more

    07/06/2020

    With leadership from the Puppy Mill Project, Chicago banned the sales of dogs, cats and rabbits at pet store in 2014. Chicago’s not alone, today over 350 communities as well as several counties and even entire states have banned sales of dogs and cats (and often rabbits) at pet stores. However, there was a loophole in […]

  • Steve Dale 5/31/2020 Full Show | The Pawsitively Pet Collection, keeping your dogs safe, and more

    Steve Dale 5/31/2020 Full Show | The Pawsitively Pet Collection, keeping your dogs safe, and more

    31/05/2020

    As our dogs are getting out more, and going to more places, Dr. Heather Loenser of the American Hospital Association talks about keeping them safe. Chicago area jewelry designer Graziela Kaufman sells her products around the globe, and is a big deal now with Hollywood show-biz types. That’s all good – but her real focus […]

  • Steve Dale 5/24/2020 Full Show | Dr. Dana Varble, heart disease in cats, and more

    Steve Dale 5/24/2020 Full Show | Dr. Dana Varble, heart disease in cats, and more

    24/05/2020

    With conflicting information in social media, regarding the truth about what we know (and don’t yet know) about pets and COVID-19, Dr. Dana Varble, chief veterinary officer North American Veterinary Committee clarifies. Dr. Chris Menges, chief veterinary officer at Basepaws, talks about feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart disease which occurs in far too many […]

  • Steve Dale 5/17/2020 Full Show | Dr. Anne Beall, the issues with swap meets, and more

    Steve Dale 5/17/2020 Full Show | Dr. Anne Beall, the issues with swap meets, and more

    17/05/2020

    Dr. Anne Beall, author of Helpful and Caring Cats: Felines Who Make a Difference says cats can be every bit as heroic and loyal as dogs – they’re just misunderstood. She discusses how cats have changed lives and saved lives. She maintains cats are most often misunderstood. You’ve heard about the wet markets in China and elsewhere […]

  • Steve Dale 5/10/2020 Full Show | Upcoming Beverly Hills Dog Show, how to help your dog deal with separation anxiety, and more

    Steve Dale 5/10/2020 Full Show | Upcoming Beverly Hills Dog Show, how to help your dog deal with separation anxiety, and more

    10/05/2020

    By the end of the year, no more horse drawn carriages in Chicago. Jodie Wiederkehr of the Chicago Alliance for Animals discusses why the non-profit has been seeking this ban. But now what happens to the horses? Hooray for Hollywoof! Perennial dog show announcer David Frei talks about the upcoming Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented […]

  • Steve Dale 5/3/2020 Full Show | Dog bite prevention, best flea/tick products, and more

    Steve Dale 5/3/2020 Full Show | Dog bite prevention, best flea/tick products, and more

    03/05/2020

    Immediate past President of the American Veterinary Medical Association Dr. John de Jong offers an update on what we know about COVID-19 and our pets. Mostly, though, we chat about dog bite prevention. He explains why most bites are preventable, and he offers several useful tips. Fleas and ticks don’t much care about the novel corona virus. Internationally […]

  • Steve Dale 4/26/2020 Full Show | Virtual veterinarian visits, putting the best paw forward, and more

    Steve Dale 4/26/2020 Full Show | Virtual veterinarian visits, putting the best paw forward, and more

    26/04/2020

    So with all that’s going on, what do you need to see your veterinarian for or not? I speak with Chicago’s own Dr. Natalie Marks, about using your phone or even a telehealth option (via video conferencing) with your veterinary professional. Josh Feeney is a professional photographer, who voluntarily shoots shelter animals, including Chicago Animal […]

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