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The Steve Dale Pet World Petcast from 720 WGN.

The Steve Dale Pet World Petcast from 720 WGN.


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The Steve Dale Pet World Petcast from 720 WGN.



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Steve Dale’s Pet World 1/16/2022 | Why most people in the U.S. have a pet, landlords and insurance companies continue to discriminate against certain dog breeds, and more

Dr. Debbye Turner-Bell, author Courageous Faith: A Lifelong Pursuit of Faith over Fear says that it seemed everyone said you can never be a veterinarian, but she had faith as well as persistence. She explains why she thinks so many pets were adopted at the onset of the pandemic. She answers why she believes most people in […]


Steve Dale’s Pet World 1/9/2022 | Tips on keeping pets safe in frigid weather, #BettyWhiteChallenge, and more

Keeping it authentic, Dr. Adam Christman, chief veterinary officer DVM360, is out in the cold himself as he offers tips on keeping pets safe in frigid weather. While some dogs enjoy romping in the cold, he answers if it can be too cold. He also discusses senior pets in the cold. Here’s more on cold weather […]


Steve Dale’s Pet World 1/2/2022 | Dr. Mark Goldstein on his book: Lions and Tigers and Hamsters

Rolling into the New Year with a legend in veterinary medicine, Dr. Mark Goldstein who reveals something very personal – yet still he is more optimistic than ever. Over his long career, he’s done it all from a zoo director to President/CEO humane societies to working with mostly cancers at Angell Memorial Hospital and in […]


Steve Dale’s Pet World 12/26/2021 | How smoking is really dangerous to any pet in the home, Mast cell cancer in dogs, and more

Carol Southard is a smoking cessation and tobacco treatment expert at Swedish Hospital and elsewhere in the Chicago area. Why is she on a pet show? After all, few dogs smoke. She discusses how smoking is really dangerous to any pet in the home. It turns out that when many people realize this, it’s enough to motivate […]


Steve Dale’s Pet World 12/19/2021 | Keeping your pets safe during the Howlidays and ‘A Pet’s Night Before Christmas’

Dr.RuthAnn Lobos, lead veterinarian Merrick PetCare offers a variety of tips to keep our pets safe over the howlidays. Including revealing a super-secret way to discourage them from eating what you don’t want them to by encouraging a better and safe choice. Also, how to keep your Christmas tree anchored if you happen to have a cat […]


Steve Dale’s Pet World 12/12/2021 | What to do when pets get anxious around the holidays, tips to keep pets safe at Christmas, and more

A wide-ranging conversation with Dr. Kelly Cairns, vice president of Medical Excellence and Education at Thrive Pet Healthcare; she is based in Naperville. Dr. Cairns talks about how veterinary medicine has changed during the pandemic, and how the use of telehealth is here to stay. Also, how everyone is feeling totally stressed, clients and veterinary processionals. Veterinary behaviorist […]


Steve Dale’s Pet World 12/5/2021 | Trends in howliday gift giving for dogs, some people would rather sleep with their dog than their significant other, and more

Stacie Grissom, director of Content & Communications at BarkBox discusses trends in howliday gift giving for dogs, and special packages available from BarkBox. There’s something for everyone, from more dainty pups to dogs who can chew through everything. BarkBox toys are original to BarkBox, and some offer an enriching and super interesting activity. Wouldn’t you like be […]


Steve Dale Pet World 11/28/2021 | Chicago’s done it again – the rattiest city in America!

Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Theresa DePorter offers guidance on adding a cat into a home with an existing cat or cats in the home. Chicago’s done it again – the rattiest city in America! Dr. Natalie Marks explains this fact is potentially concerning for our dogs as well as for us, as rats are a most common […]


Steve Dale Pet World 11/21/2021 | Keeping your pet safe at Thanksgiving, National Dog Show presented by Purina, and more

Tracy Elliott, president/CEO of Anti Cruelty of Society of Chicago talks about the fact that there are far more dogs and cats available for adoption than usual, perhaps this is because so many adopted during the pandemic. Bottom line: Help find a home for dogs or cats, or you can foster a pet as well. He is […]


Steve Dale Pet World 11/14/2021 | Christmas tree safety, National Dog Show presented by Purina, and more

Tree Time Christmas Creations owner Laurie Kane spreads the joy of Christmas annually. Dean Richards does his annual Treetime show today. No matter what kind of mood you are in, you will smile when you walk into the store, 22102 N Pepper Rd, Lake Barrington, IL. Laurie discusses Christmas tree safety and pets. John O’Hurley, celebrating 20 years […]


Steve Dale Pet World 11/07/2021 | Separation anxiety in dogs, Petapalooza at Treetime, and more

You’ve not likely heard a radio interview so in-depth regarding separation anxiety in dogs. Malena DeMartini-Price, CTC created a certification for dog trainers and behavior consultants to help pet parents with dogs with separation anxiety using science-based methods and she is the author of Separation Anxiety in Dogs: Next Generation Treatment Protocols and Practices. We first off […]


Steve Dale Pet World 10/31/2021 | Keeping your dog safe during Halloween

Chief Veterinary Officer at Rare Breed Veterinary Partners Dr. Heather Loenser notes she sees FAR too many pets at Halloween, and most of these visits may be avoided. What’s more, the ER veterinary clinics are now overcrowded anyway, so if there’s ever a year to be extra careful – this is it. We discuss how chocolate is […]


Steve Dale’s Pet World 10/24/2021 | International Human Animal Bond Day, National Veterinary Technician Week, and more

Big Announcement: November 8 is now International Human Animal Bond Day. I talk with Dr. Patrick Flynn, president elect Human Animal Bond Association(HABA) and professional services veterinarian at Zoetis with Dr. Mark Johnson, chairman of trustees Our Special Friends and VP World Small Animal Veterinary Association Foundation explain why this day is so important, even overdo. We obviously have a […]


Steve Dale’s Pet World 10/17/2021 | Do you prefer to sleep with your dog or your partner?

There’s good news regarding feline infectious peritonitis in cats, once considered to be fatal. But it’s all so very, very confusing, and Steve tries to clarify the complicated soap opera of a story with Dr. Julie Levy, Fran Marino Professor of Shelter Medicine Education at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. McKenzie Dillon is a […]


Steve Dale’s Pet World 10/10/2021 | Tips on photographing pets, getting your pets prepared for Halloween, and more

Jennifer Whaley of fetch portraits had a camera in one hand and a dog in another for a very long time. She offers tips on photographing of pets. If you want a photo with a Halloween backdrop, she has several locations – which are all scary amazing. In Villa Park, IL, Commission Chair Leslie Allison-Seei’s goal was […]


Steve Dale’s Pet World 10/3/2021 | Cures4Cats Day, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in dogs, and more

If you have a cat, if you know a cat, if you have ever seen a cat, all those cats – every cat – has benefited for over 50 years from cat health and behavior studies funded by the EveryCat Health Foundation (formerly Winn Feline Foundation). Executive Director Jackie Ott Jaakola joins Steve to discuss the Foundation’s […]


Steve Dale’s Pet World 9/26/2021 | Pet Nation: The Inside Story of How Companion Animals are Transforming Our HOMES, CULTURE and ECONOMY

A VERY lively discussion with Mark Cushing, author Pet Nation: The Inside Story of How Companion Animals are Transforming Our HOMES, CULTURE and ECONOMY. Cushing doesn’t necessarily agree with the ban on pet store sales, and offers concerns about importing dogs from other countries. I actually agree with some of what he says but disagree regarding pet stores […]


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

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 […]


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

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 […]


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

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 […]