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The Steve Dale Pet World Petcast from 720 WGN.




How to not be fooled by third party telehealth providers for your pet

Virtual care or telehealth is available and it’s tempting – but might not be in your best interest or your pets’ interest, according to Dr. Gail Golab, Associate Executive Vice President and Chief Veterinary Officer of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Actually, Dr. Golab loves the idea of telehealth, noting “it can be amazing” IF and […]


Most popular dog names of 2023, upcoming Feline Health Symposium, and more

Gene O’Neill is CEO of North American Veterinary Community and the VMX veterinary meeting – the largest continuing education event for veterinary professionals. He explains how this matters to you as a pet parent. Dr. Tammy Grubb, President of the International Academy of Veterinary Pain Management and adjunct professor at Washington State University, discusss a Feline Health Symposium, Health Breakthroughs […]


Pet Dental Health Month, Barb’s Precious Rescue celebrates 10 years of saving cats, and more

Veterinary dentist Dr. Jan Bellows celebrates Pet Dental Health Month. He discusses preventive care (including several surprise answers). Indeed it’s all about prevention, like dental diets and treats, wipes and water additives like Oratene. Dr. Michael Lappin, Professor at Colorado State University, has been investigating that mystery dog respiratory infection. He reveals what experts know and […]


Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. Lisa Radosta talks common but sometimes life-threatening behavior problems in dogs and cats

Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Lisa Radosta discusses common but truly sometimes life-threatening behavior problems in dogs and cats. She is co-author of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat. Topics include separation anxiety and cats who have accidents outside of their litter boxes.


How cats are so adept at masking pain, how to introduce a new cat into your home, and more

Dr. Tammy Grubb reveals how cats are so adept at masking pain. Dr. Grubb is president of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Managementand adjunct professor Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. And now there’s a new way to treat arthritis in cats. Famed cat book author Gwen Cooper has done it again. Her latest […]


Veterinary cardiologist Dr. Brian Scansen on all things heart disease in dogs

While some dog behaviors are perfectly normal if you happen to be a dog, like jumping on people who arrive at the house or digging at the garden, these are not acceptable behaviors to live with. Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Valli Parthasarathy offers solutions about what to do. Veterinary cardiologist Dr. Brian Scansen on all things […]


Tips on keeping pets safe in cold weather

Baby, it’s cold out there and getting colder. Dr. Natalie Marks offers tips on keeping pets safe in very cold weather, from which pets benefit by wearing coats or sweaters to how it is true that pets can get frostbite, and what those warning signs are. Also, a discussion about antifreeze and other winter hazards. […]


Dr. Ian Dunbar on his latest book ‘Barking Up the Right Tree: The Science of Positive Dog Training’

Legendary dog trainer Dr. Ian Dunbar is a ground-breaking source of so much of what we take for granted today regarding dog training. His books are “bibles” in the world of dog training, and his most recent one is Barking Up the Right Tree: The Science of Positive Dog Training. Dr. Dunbar is not without strongly […]


New Year Resolutions for pets from the President of the American Veterinary Medical Association

It’s a Steve Dale’s Pet World tradition, talking with the President of the American Veterinary Medical Association about resolutions for the New Year for pets. Dr. Rena Carlson talks about regular twice a year for life checkups, virtual or telehealth care, dealing with how the majority of U.S. dogs/cats are overweight or obese and teaching dogs new tricks, even […]


Highlights of 2023 in Veterinary Medicine and the Howliday reading of ‘A Pet’s Night Before Christmas’

Talking with Dr. Mark Goldstein has become a Steve Dale’s Pet World howliday tradition. No one embodies howliday positivity as Dr. Goldstein. And he’s done it all in vet medicine, nowadays telling stories about his wonderful life. He also offers highlights of the year 2023 in vet medicine and looks into his crystal ball for next year. […]


Christmas safety tips for keeping your pets out of the emergency room

Dr. Adam Christman (sometimes called Dr. Christmas) is a secret Santa, and Chief Veterinary Officer at DVM360. Discussed is safety at Christmas – tips for keeping pets out of the emergency room. For example, kiss under the mistletoe, but keep pets away and warns about dangers of tinsel. Dr. Wendy Hauser of Peak Veterinary Consulting […]


Zen by Cat is raising funds to further treatment for kittens with FIP in honor of Dr. Elizabeth Colleran

Wayne Pacelle, President Animal Wellness Action and Center for Humane Economy, weighs in on how Oklahoma Governor Keven Stit is supporting cockfighting, which is a felony. Pacelle explains exactly what goes on at these gruesomely violent events. Here is the Governor himself supporting cockfighting. Pacelle points out cockfighting occurs in Illinois far more than you may think. Zen by Cat Co-founder […]


Guidelines for animal shelters, National Link Coalition, and more

Dr. Jeanette O’Quinn, Associate Professor of Shelter Medicine at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine notes that shelter medicine is in many ways very different compared to small animal private practice, and is now a specialty. O’Quinn notes there are Guidelines for shelters from the Journal of Shelter Medicine and Community Animal Health. Also, discussed […]


Understanding cats and how they became domesticated

All about cats – this show features Dr. Sarah Brown, Author of The Hidden Language of Cats: How They Have Us At Meow. Understanding cats, no easy task, begins with understanding how cats became domesticated. However, some feel they aren’t domesticated – so are they or not? Cats do communicate with us all time. How do you […]


A conversation with broadcasters David Frei and John O’Hurley ahead of the Thanksgiving Day National Dog Show Presented by Purina

With the National Dog Show Presented by Purina on Thanksgiving Day, NBC at noon (all time zones), a conversation with broadcasters David Frei and John O’Hurley. As always, trying to nail Frei down to who he thinks might win the show. Very few TV programs last 22 years, what is it about the dog show? Social media […]


New drug that helps control pain associated with canine osteoarthritis, how to find a pet sitter, and more

Dr. Kristin Shaw, a pain specialist at Zoetis, has an exciting announcement about a new drug called Librela, a monoclonal antibody which controls pain associated with canine osteoarthritis. SO many dogs suffer from arthritis, many old dogs (and dogs are living longer so that number is on the rise); overweight/obese dogs (another number unfortunately on […]


Dr. Patrick Flynn discusses arthritis treatments for cats and dogs

Dr. Patrick Flynn, professional services veterinarian at Zoetis discusses two monoclonal antibody treatments for arthritis, one for cats called Solensia and for dogs, the newly released Librela. Also, veterinary behaviorist Dr. Meghan Heron of Gigi ‘s, a shelter and adoption center for dogs on a new monoclonal antibody to treat canine parvovirus. Dr. Flynn, also […]


Dr. Marc Bekoff talks about his latest book ‘Dogs Demystified: An A to Z Guide of All Things Canine’

Legendary ethologist Dr. Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder; Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society, and a past Guggenheim Fellow. His latest (of his many books), Dogs Demystified: An A to Z Guide of All Things Canine with a foreword authored by his chum Dr. Jane Goodall. How people […]


Let’s Talk About Cancer virtual event is coming up, an organization is offering hope regarding canine cancers, and more

Let’s Talk About Cancer is a virtual event on November, 7 p.m. It’s free, and you can register at Dr. Thomas Butera CEO of Volition Veterinary and Tricia Montgomery, founder of the non-profit Moose’s March and President of Pets are Family offer hope regarding canine cancers. On average, six million dogs are affected by cancer […]


Dr. Kurt Venator on National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which Dr. Kurt Venator, chief veterinary officer at Purina, talks about. A surprising number of families experience abuse in their lifetimes, but don’t want to flee out of fear of what may happen to the pet, and only very few domestic violence shelters allow pets. Purina has worked […]