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 […]