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Authors On Animals (10-13-2014) #109: Michele Raffin describes her life in her own endangered bird sanctuary in Birds of Pandemonium, a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes as we share her joy and wonder at her close relationships with these delightful animals she is now breeding to preserve.
Cat Chat (9-29-2014) #1032: Barbie calls in to discuss her kitty's UTI and bladder stones and Dr. Elizabeth sets her straight about how the correct feeding of wet food plays a vital role in health issues for kitties.
Dog Talk (10/18/2014) Mary Peng from the International Center for Veterinary Services in Beijing explains the recent rabies cull of five thousand "loosely owned village dogs" in Southern China where there had been five human fatalities from dog bites — and describes the differences in this disease transmission between countries like the United States and Great Britain where rabies in dogs is practically unknown because of vaccination — and China, where dogs are the only carriers of rabies and thousands of people a year die from exposure; L.A. Kornetsky talks about her latest "Gin and Tonic" mystery, DOG HOUSE, and the dog and cat who are prominent characters; Dr. Nick Dodman, renowned animal behaviorist professor at Tufts University, is heading up the new non-profit Center for Canine Behavior Studies, the primary purpose of which is to reduce the number of dogs relinquished to shelters by studying dog/owner personality matches and identify and manage incompatibility to keep dogs in their homes.
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 (10-6-2014) #202: Dr. Karen continues her All Things Rabbit advice, especially about proper feeding of a bunny, which means the right hay from Oxbow Health and good quality pellets from Zupreem, along with the fiber and grit necessary in a rabbit's diet.
The Expert Vet (10-6-2014) #5030: Donna discusses MRSA/MRSP infections and the difference between the two, as in the MRSP recurrent infection Heather's Weimaraner Gretel in Texas suffered from, as did Tracie's dog Scooby Doo. Dr. Donna recommends the website Worms and Germs Blog for the great handouts they have for pet owners on these topics: MRSP & MRSA.
Good Dogs! (10-13-2014) #6031: Gayle from Avidog discusses the myths about the value of spay/neuter (that it will reduce aggression, which has never been proven) and the unrecognized harm of spay/neuter before at least one year of age because of physiological retardation (leading to joint problems) and an increase in the incidence of bone cancer.
Holistic Vets (9-22-2014) #3034: Dr. Barbara Royal gives tips about de-stressing pets and storm and travel anxiety — especially when it starts in older dogs and you can try estrogen [DES] — using a yoga mat on the back seat of the car, neutralizing static electricity by rubbing a dryer sheet (from Seventh Generation) on your dog.
Humane Talk (10-13-2014) #8024: Paul Shapiro, a lifelong vegan who is VP for Farm Animal Protection at HSUS discusses how social progress is always incremental and requires patience, but that mainstream ideology has changed in the past twenty years and meat consumption has actually dropped 20%.
Life's A Bark (10-13-2014) #302: Smile and the whole world smiles with you. Dogs show us the way.
Pet Cancer Vet (10-20-2014) #2034: Steve Siegel joins Dr. Sue and Tracie to talk about his one-of-a-kind compounding pharmacy for pets of all kinds, and how Best Pet RX meets local New Yorker's needs with same-day delivery in the five boroughs and overnight delivery in the rest of the country, all from a state-of-the-art 10,000 sq. ft. facility right in Manhattan.
Pet Food Advisors (9-22-2014) #7032: Dr. Sean talks about his company BalanceIT and how they have created AutoBalancerEZ a software that is a free service to people who made homemade pet food, but want to make sure it is balanced and complete.
Tails From China (10-20-2014) #4103: Mary Peng explains the evolution of pet ownership in China, which has only been legal since 1993, with anti-pet bans before that, which created a pent-up demand for pet ownership, along with additional pressure to expand one's family with four-legged (or winged!) members because of the single-child policy in China. Tracie asks about the lack of foreign confidence in Chinese pet products and pet food ingredients due to the pet food recall in the United States because of ingredients tainted with melamine and asks about the lack of government oversight in Chinese production facilities.
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