Heather Green’s Journey Into Trap/Neuter/Return

Cat Chat – Brought to You by Dr. Elsey’s (08-17-2020) #0002:  Heather Green describes her journey into TNR and how it changed her life (and that of the kitties she trapped/neutered/returned!) in her book TO CATCH A CAT: HOW THREE STRAY KITTENS RESCUED ME . MP3 Audio [8 MB]DownloadShow URL

Los Angeles’ Stray Cat Alliance

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (09-29-2018) #590: Featuring Christi Metropole, Dr. Rob Hart, and Angela Burton. Christi Metropole talks about the Stray Cat Alliance in Los Angeles and the particular challenges in effectively doing spay/neuter and return of feral cats to their communities; Dr. Rob Hart, NYC’s Animal Medical Center orthopedic surgeon, discusses techniques for […]

New Thinking about Spaying/Neutering

The Expert Vet (01-04-2016) #5055: Reproductive issues: Dr. Donna talks about changes in thinking about spaying and neutering at six months because of scientific evidence about the increased incidence of orthopedic disease and cancer in spayed/neutered dogs.  She discusses when to consider hysterectomy in females vs. tubal ligation, or vasectomy in males as opposed to […]

Treating Fido Like Family in China

Treating Fido Like Family in China Mary Peng advocates for the welfare of the rapidly growing number of “companion animals” in Chinese cities. [Journalist Debra Bruno writes for the Atlantic and posted this superb article about changing values and practices in China regarding dogs as dinner or family members — and mentions Mary Peng, my […]

Good Dogs! #6031 (10/13/2014)

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. […]

Dog Talk #360 (2/22/2014)

Dog Talk (2/22/2014) #360: Tracie “interviews herself” to encourage people in the world of animals to stop judging, chastising and being indignant with others who have differing beliefs but still pursue a passion for pets in their own ways — explaining that she explores the “gray areas” in the animal universe because they all have […]

Dog Talk #346 Tracie Hotchner (11-09-2013)

Dog Talk #346: Michael McCann talks about the Greyhounds Project and all the wonderful adoption groups across the country helping to find happy homes for retired racing greyhound through adopt-a-greyhound,org; John Pilley is the wonderful man who became famous along with his Border Collie Chaser, whom he taught over 1,000 words and objects, all described […]

Cures For Common Puppy Misbehavior

CURES FOR COMMON PUPPY MISBEHAVIOR Preventing Puppy Aggressiveness (Note: the following comments refer to puppies only. Aggression issues with grown dogs are best handled by an experienced trainer.) Neuter your puppy. The most frequent dogfights happen to young, intact (which means not neutered) males. Simple solution: neuter your dog at six months of age. If […]