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Steve Dale

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Steve Dale is a certified animal behavior consultant, host of two nationally syndicated radio shows–Steve Dale’s Pet World and The Pet Minute (together heard on over 100 stations) —and is a special contributor at Chicago’s WGN Radio where for 23 years he’s also hosted Steve Dale’s Pet World.

Dale has contributed to and authored many books, including Decoding Your Dog and Decoding Your Cat, both authored by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. He also contributed to The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management, (edited by Dr. Susan Little), Treatment and Care of the Geriatric Veterinary Patient (edited Dr. Mary Gardner and Dr. Dani McVety), among many others. His TV appearances range from Oprah to Good Morning America to National Geographic Explorer and many Animal Planet shows. He’s a regular on syndicated HouseSmarts TV

Currently, a writer and contributing editor for CATster, and authors Steve Dale’s Vet World for Veterinary Practice News. He’s also a columnist for the Journal of National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and DVM 360, where he serves on their Editorial Advisory Board.

He formerly hosted the nationally syndicated Animal Planet Radio, wrote a syndicated column for the Chicago Tribune, and was a contributing editor for USA Weekend.

Steve speaks at conferences around the world. His blog is

Steve’s involved in many legislative efforts, from preventing breed bans to creating a law to protect animals from kennel fires; the first law of its kind which was signed by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker in 2019.

He serves on the Boards of the Winn Feline Foundation and the Human-Animal Bond Association and is certified Fear Free and speaks on Fear Free and Cat-Friendly Practices.

Dale’s been honored with many awards, including the AVMA Humane Award in 2002, and he’s in the Dog Writers’ Hall of Fame.

His website is

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