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Authors On Animals (01-26-2015) #117: Veterinarian Dr James Mahoney wrote ELEPHANTS TO MICE: Animals Who Have Touched My Soul are stories of a cast of creatures who left a permanent mark on him in a thought-provoking collection of issues such as whether animals experience the same types of emotions as humans, whether it is right to use animals in medical research, and even whether animals might have a sense of humor.
Cat Chat (01-26-2015) #1036: Dr. Elizabeth gives suggestions for handling Harry, a foot fetishist cat — and cautions against using oral products for flea control when parasites are on the outside of a cat and therefore ingesting toxins can't be as effective as a topical like Vectra — and isn't good for the cat, either.
Dog Talk (01-24-2015) #405: Dr E'Lise Christensen Bell, DVM DACVB, Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist explains the escalation from growling to barking to snapping to nipping to biting and how when “The Tinies” do it, owners blow it off, but it's still a serious warning that escalates; Mikita Brottman's THE GREAT GRISBY: Two Thousand Years of Literary, Royal, Philosophical, and Artistic Dog Lovers and Their Exceptional Animals intersperses her love of her French Bulldog Grisby with facts like how many renowned authors have owned standard poodles (and how Norman Mailer got into a street brawl when someone called his poodle “a queer;” Do our dogs have souls? Did the pope actually say we'll meet our dogs in heaven? Tracie discusses this with Christine Gutleben, Senior Director of the HSUS faith outreach program.
Dog Travel Experts (5-05-2014) #4029: Paris and Tracie compare their favorite treat recipes from Paris's new book THE HEALTHY HOUND COOKBOOK, which is chockful of yummy, nutritious and easy to make treats.
Exotic Pets (01-26-2015) #209: Dr. Laurie Hess, a leading avian and exotic pet veterinarian, discusses with Tracie whether people should have birds as pets at all? Are you taking the bird in the shower with you? Playing TV and music for him? Providing social interaction, UV light and something to chew on all the time? And can you do that for 40 years, which is how long some of them live?!
The Expert Vet (01-26-2015) #5034: Cindy's young Lab Addy has had urinary problems since she as a very young puppy and now is on medication for leakiness — and has side effects from it and still is leaky. Is Proin the right drug? Is the dose right? Dr. Donna explains how the most effective treatment is to use estrogen in combination with the Proin, the lowest possible dose of both. But that Addy's blood pressure should have been taken before and after starting the drug — which Cindy needs to let her own vet know.
Good Dogs! (01-12-2015) #6035: Avidog co-owner and multi-champion Golden Retriever breeder Gayle Watkins, talks about the challenges of walking a dog in a group, and describers her experiences at a recent Golden Retriever specialty show. “If you cannot get obedient behavior at home, you sure won't get it in a setting like that!” On leash walking recommendations — throw away the extendable leash (that only teaches bad behavior while wrapping around peoples' ankles) and get a Walk in Sync harness with leash that shows you and your dog how to walk nicely in a group.
Holistic Vets (01-12-2015) #3039: Holistic vet Dr. Judy Morgan, who has degrees in acupuncture and chiropractic, joins the show as alternating co-host. She has two holistic veterinary clinics in Southern New Jersey and shares wisdom from her book From Needles to Natural: Learning Holistic Pet Healing including food therapy from a Chinese medicine perspective. She explains how food is the building block of life and that we are what we eat.
Humane Talk (01-19-2015) #8043: Is that dog fur on the trim of your jacket? It is illegal to sell products containing domestic dog or cat fur in the United States, thanks to legislation supported by The HSUS more than a decade ago, but in 2012 their investigators found domestic dog fur for sale in the U.S.; Wayne focuses on major moments for the animal protection movement in recent years, like the undercover investigation of a dairy cow slaughter plant, and how people can seek out more humane food.
Life's A Bark (12-15-2014) #305: “I Always Miss You” — How dogs show us that it's okay to feel sad or miss someone. It says we care — and that we are emotionally connected.
Pet Cancer Vet (01-19-2015) #2038: Dr Sue and Tracie talk about the VCA Hospital sponsored panel discussion on Early Detection of Cancer to save your dog's life at the Dog Film Festival October 3rd 2015; Dr. Sue talks to Mike whose 12 year old dog has been diagnosed with lung cancer and he's not sure whether a biopsy will be too hard on his compromised heart.
Pet Food Advisors (01-19-2015) #7036: Dr. Delaney explains the importance of supplementing your pet's diet with prebiotics and probiotics and how these two work together as a foundation of good digestion and health. Tracie was glad to hear this since sponsor Probiotic Miracle really helped her dog Maisie.
Tails From China (01-19-2015) #4108: Dr Chris Brown, star of the “Bondi Vet” television show in New Zealand, speaks to Tracie from a train on his way to Shanghai after his visit to Beijing to help Mary Peng's team at the International Center for Veterinary Specialty with exotic pets. He explains how tickling your pet turtle's shell is a fine way to bond with him.
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