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The Steve Dale Pet World Petcast from 720 WGN.

The Steve Dale Pet World Petcast from 720 WGN.

Location:

Chicago, United States

Genres:

Pets

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The Steve Dale Pet World Petcast from 720 WGN.

Language:

English


Episodes

Steve Dale’s Pet World 9/19/2021 | Illinois becomes the 5th state to ban retail sales of dogs and cats at pet stores

9/19/2021
Marc Ayers, Illinois Director of the Humane Society of the United States, says he’s “smiling ear to ear” about the law Governor J.B. Pritzker just signed to ban retail sales of dogs and cats at pet stores, as Illinois becomes the fifth state to do so. Ayers explains why this new law to cut the Illinois […]

Duration:00:20:28

Steve Dale’s Pet World 9/12/2021 | Dog flu, ordinary dogs turned therapy dogs, and more

9/12/2021
Steve shares how he and Bob Collins interviewed a search and rescue dog handler at Ground Zero, one of the first interviews with anyone actually working on the scene. Mindy Dutka, chief storyteller of Dogs I Meet Pet Photography describes the significant difference between family dynamics of the dogs she met to take their pictures […]

Duration:00:19:20

Steve Dale’s Pet World 9/5/2021 | How to tell if your pet is anxious, separation anxiety, and more

9/5/2021
Kids are back to school, you may be going back to the office – so are your pets stressed out? Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Chris Pachel talks about how a change of routine can be disarming for many pets. Sometimes it’s hard to even tell that the pet is anxious, and Dr. Pachel offers lots of […]

Duration:00:20:08

Steve Dale’s Pet World 8/29/2021 | Humane Dog Training, Pepper spraying, and more

8/29/2021
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) has a new position statement on Humane Dog Training (and it’s free). Steve talks about humane dog training Dr. Fiia Jokela, AVSAB immediate past president and a resident with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Dr. Jokela says, “We’re fighting a lot of what’s out there is the popular media.” She’s referring to […]

Duration:00:19:57

Steve Dale’s Pet World 8/22/2021 | Contrafreeloading, the good and the bad of FIP, and more

8/22/2021
Dr. Mikel Delgado, certified applied animal behaviorist and certified cat behavior consultant discusses a phenomenon I am fascinated by, called contrafreeloading. The notion, proven true in some lab animals and zoo animals, is that the subject would rather work for food than to eat freely from a bowl – the easy way. Dr. Delgado sought […]

Duration:00:20:27

Steve Dale’s Pet World 8/15/2021 | Re-adjusting our pets’ schedules and knowing if our pets have separation anxiety

8/15/2021
Dr. RuthAnn Lobos, lead veterinarian at Merrick Pet Care and frequent guest on my WGN Radio Petcast talks about re-adjusting our pets’ schedules when we readjust our own lives, going back to the workplace and kids going back to school. She explains the secret is understanding the “three P’s” and talks about what those “P’s” are. She also explains […]

Duration:00:20:22

State Senator Linda Holmes on her continued efforts to make Illinois one of the most humane states

8/8/2021
Steve Dale speaks with Sen. Linda Holmes, 42nd district, about two newly passed bills aimed at improving the welfare of animals throughout Illinois. Senator Holmes discusses both bills in detail as one deals with insurance companies and how they try to increase their rates dependent upon the breed of your pet; and the other handles […]

Duration:00:06:06

Steve Dale’s Pet World 8/8/2021 | Zoonosis, why bats are beneficial, how to tell if your cat is in pain, and more

8/8/2021
Dr. Douglas Kratt, immediate past president American Veterinary Medical Association talks about zoonosis (illness we can get from animals) when visiting state fairs or other events. And emergency response and your pets; Dr. Kratt offers tips on disaster preparation. And we discuss dogs who may get sick from mushrooms or algae blooms in ponds or streams. Going batty […]

Duration:00:20:31

Steve Dale’s Pet World 8/1/2021 | Heat stroke in dogs, animals dealing with thunderstorms, and more

8/1/2021
Baby it’s been hot out, and veterinarians are reporting too many cases of heat stroke in dogs, which can be fatal. Dr. Kathleen Heneghan is one of the many Chicago veterinarians who has dealt with the issue. She talks about how heat stroke in dogs can mostly be avoided, and describes what the signs of heat […]

Duration:00:19:24

Steve Dale’s Pet World 7/25/2021 | Human Animal Bond Association, why shelters are now crowded again with dogs and cats, and more

7/25/2021
Emily Klehm is CEO of the South Suburban Humane Society, and she dispels this myth all over national media: People are giving up their pandemic puppies because they’re bored with their pets, or they’re going back to work. She explains what is true, and why shelters are now crowded again with dogs and cats. South Suburban will […]

Duration:00:19:59

Steve Dale’s Pet World 7/18/2021 | How dog-friendly Chicago is, MonDog Dog Beach, and more

7/18/2021
Dog Friendly Chicago: A segment begins with my pal Roz Varon from WLS-TV (Ch. 7) and her report on what she found regarding just how dog-friendly Chicago is, including some hidden bones. Guests include Grace Fuller, general manager at City Cruises Chicago. She explains your dog can ride on the appropriately named Sea Dog (found on the […]

Duration:00:20:30

Steve Dale’s Pet World 7/11/2021 | Frida Kahlo Timeless, The EveryCat Health Foundation, and more

7/11/2021
Who knew, artist Frida Kahlo was an animal lover and even hung out with her pet spider monkeys. I talk with curator Justin Witte about the famed artist and her absolute adoration and fascination with animals. We discuss Frida Kahlo Timeless at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art and McCaninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage, […]

Duration:00:19:54

Steve Dale’s Pet World 7/4/2021 | The challenges of finding pet-friendly housing, tips to help your pets get through the fireworks, and more

7/4/2021
Tom Van Winkle is the CEO of Hinsdale Humane Society, and he says there’s a great deal of good news. Following the mass adoptions of pets at the start of the pandemic, many predicted shelters would be overwhelmed with returns. In Hinsdale (and every other shelter I’ve spoken with) that’s not been the case. The primary […]

Duration:00:17:55

Steve Dale’s Pet World 6/27/2021 | Human Animal Association Conference, Canine Cruise, and more

6/27/2021
Dr. Dana Varble, chief veterinary officer at VMX talks about the conference we both attended in Orlando, FL. We spoke together on the Human Animal Association track about the bond we have with exotic pets, and about how it seems everyone got a gecko during the pandemic. Even ownership of pet snakes is on the rise. The architecture cruise for […]

Duration:00:20:02

Steve Dale’s Pet World 6/20/2021 | 4th of July and your pets

6/20/2021
So many dogs are terrorized by fireworks. And what if you don’t even know because you adopted a dog after July 4th 2020? The good news is described by Dr. Fiia Jokela, owner of Chicagoland Veterinary Behavior Consultants and a Resident of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. If you start very soon, behavior modification can help, as […]

Duration:00:19:57

Steve Dale’s Pet World 6/13/2021 | Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy and the impact they have in the Chicagoland area

6/13/2021
Susan Burrows, board member of Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy explains how their organization works with dogs to help people (especially children at Rainbow) to heal at hospitals, mental health facilities, schools, and much more than that. Rainbow is by the “busiest” organization of its kind in Chicago and the suburbs. Rainbow is seeking special people with special […]

Duration:00:19:58

Steve Dale’s Pet World 6/6/2021 | Pending animal welfare bills, re-opening of MonDog Dog Beach, and more!

6/6/2021
Marc Ayers, Illinois Director of the Humane Society of the United States. And he discusses many of the pending animal welfare bills. This show was taped beforethe decision was made by the Illinois Senate to ban sales of dogs and cats being sold at pet stores and is now merely requiring the Governor J.B. Pritzker’s expected […]

Duration:00:20:15

Steve Dale’s Pet World 5/30/2021 | Fear Free initiative, a new pet product website, and more

5/30/2021
Dr. Natalie Marks on Fear Free, an initiative to focus on emotional well-being of our pets. She explains what veterinary Fear Free clinics are about, and what it means when technicians or nurses and veterinarians are Fear Free certified. Learn more at FearFreeHappyHomes.com. One element of this are vaccines, and she enthusiastically explains for cats – […]

Duration:00:20:15

Steve Dale’s Pet World 5/23/2021 | Big Cat Safety Act, Tree House Human Society celebrates 50 years, and more

5/23/2021
In Houston, TX a tiger walks around a residential community and more recently 68 cats were confiscated by the U.S. Department of Justice from the from Jeffrey and Lauren Lowe’s Tiger King Park in OK. These are two examples illustrates why it’s so timely that Steve talks with Congressman Mike Quigley about his Big Cat Safety Act. A […]

Duration:00:19:31

Steve Dale’s Pet World 5/16/2021 | A lesson on what punishment is and isn’t when training your dog or cat

5/16/2021
Ken Rameriz is a world-renowned legend in the world of dog training, chief training officer/executive vice president Karen Pryor Training offers a lesson, as we chat about what punishment is and what punishment isn’t. And I dared to disagree (to some extent). And is there ever a situation which you should and can effectively punish a dog […]