Episodes
Research from Manhattanville College confirms what you may suspect… cat owners are more neurotic and less happy than dog owners. Assistant Professor Katherine Bao explains the results of this study and talks about ongoing research.Also, the very “Batty” Rob Mies joins us to explain why they’ve cut up the Batman vs. Superman movie set and made bat-houses, signed by the actors (even Ben Affleck & Zack Snyder) and auctioned on eBay. Also, Liam Berkeley came up with an App that matches dogs...
Published 03/16/23
The very charismatic Debra Jo Chiapuzio is back to tell us about life with a pet pig. She says her dog thinks the swine is a yummy-treat. If you’ve ever considered a pig for a pet, you must hear this interview. Debra, who is responsible for creating the Emma Zen Organization, raised funds to supply local fire departments with pet-oxygen masks. Now she’s behind the “Food Train” to help rescued pigs. Also, a new federal bill in search of Congressional support could be passed to protect both...
Published 03/10/23
Published 03/10/23
He’s still around and touring for the animals. From the band Exile (Kiss You All Over), Marlon Hargis is our guest; and saying he loves our furry friends is an understatement. He even does a benefit concert for a homeless pets and people organization. Also, Canned vs. Kibble - Moist vs. Dry. Doc Halligan is here to settle the age-old question, should we be feeding our pets dry food or from a can? The answer may depend on many factors. Is dry kibble responsible for one of the most common...
Published 03/03/23
She played Janet, the brunette on Three’s Company. Joyce DeWitt is our special guest this week and she’s “talking dogs.” She starred in a Hallmark made-for-TV movie about dogs. Also, Karen Hanover was a recent guest on Animal Radio® and discussed a new device she and her mother created called Escape Alert, a GPS microchip that could track your dog if he/she ever got lost. Hanover signed a plea deal in federal court stating that she bilked 48 people out of nearly a million-and-a-half dollars....
Published 02/24/23
Beth Stultz of PetSit.com wants you to quit your dumb job and become a pet-sitter! She says you can make anywhere between 50,000 to a MILLION a year doing what you love. Beth will tell you how to get started. Also, everyone is telling you to brush your pet’s teeth daily. But are you? Of course not. Not because you don’t care, but because it can be a tremendously complex undertaking. Doc Halligan and Joey Villani have the lowdown on brushing compliance and why it’s so important for your pet’s...
Published 02/17/23
Actor Burt Ward was the original ‘Robin’ on the hit series Batman. Because of security issues during Batman’s filming, he had to have two large breed dogs with him all the time. Now he’s devoted to giant breed dogs and runs the Gentle Giant Rescue. He tells Animal Radio that as many as 25 Great Danes share his bed with him and his wife Tracy. Also, inspired by the viral videos of cats stealing clothes and other items, author Melinda Metz weaved a story about a Klepto-kitty named Mac who will...
Published 02/09/23
What if your pet could talk? There have been some new advances in Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), which suggest the dream of being able to talk with animals could really happen. With the help of A.I., scientists are learning how to translate animals’ vocalizations and facial expressions into something we can understand. Also, Canine Influenza, more commonly known as the ‘dog flu’ is not the same virus as the human flu. For humans, there is a flu season in which the virus is spread, but dog...
Published 02/03/23
Prince Lorenzo Borghese has returned for his second time on Animal Radio. While he never found love on ABC’s The Bachelor, he did find a special love for the animals. He helps relocate homeless animals on death row in Georgia to new forever homes in Jersey.Also, this year, for the first time, the FBI has begun tracking animal abuse the same way it tracks other major crimes such as murder, arson, and assault, so animal cruelty is now a Class A felony with its own category. Previously, animal...
Published 01/26/23
Snake-Whisperer Brian Barczyk loves reptiles. He has 30,000 snakes. Brian breeds them and sends them all over the globe to his snake-lovin’ brethren. He’s been bit 100,000 times he estimates and his colorful life is ripe for a TV reality series. Are you listening NatGeo? Oh, and no, he’s not single. In fact, the chicks dig it.Also, following the Sandy Hook tragedy, Mark Gomer got the idea to put Canine Protection Dogs into schools to sniff-out firearms and diffuse violent situations. At...
Published 01/20/23
The Founder of the Charm School for Wayward Cats, Shawn Simons said she accidentally started herding and domesticating feral kittens for adoption. What began as a hobby has turned into one of the best rescue stories of the decade. Simons is making a difference for feral and homeless feline across Los Angeles county. She even enlists high-profile celebs to help with her cause. Also, two researchers from George Mason University in Virginia have calculated a savings of more than $11 billion in...
Published 01/14/23
Delivered from obscurity by NatGeo’s Taboo, Boomer is a dog in a man’s body. Some have issues with a grown man dressing up as a dog, eating dog food, and barking out commands. Boomer was inspired by Disney’s Shaggy DA movie and hasn’t been the same since. Boomer explains his world in this special Animal Radio interview. Also, David Beart is building his house especially for his dog. He’s teamed up with many manufacturers to stock his pet-friendly dwelling. While this may not seem like a big...
Published 01/06/23
Rare Earth Keyboardist Mike Bruner is our “Hero Person of the Week.” He fell into a frozen lake while rescuing a dog that had also fallen in. Mike tells the whole story and even yaps about his menagerie at home. Also, Lauren Drabble is pitching her new smartphone app. The software allows you to easily find rescue and resources for injured wildlife. The next time you run into a wild animal that’s hurt, you’ll know exactly who to contact to help. Also, imagine a short film that highlights your...
Published 12/29/22
Topping the list of the biggest pet trends is the use of CBD, a bi-product of marijuana. Dozens of new CBD products have begun popping up. Some might not be so good for your pet and may actually contain arsenic. Dr. Debbie and Lori Brooks explore the pros and cons before you make an informed decision. Also, it’s not uncommon to see dogs or cats being used at major airports as a de-stressor. When you step off a plane in New Orleans, you’ll meet an alligator. While these alligators aren’t...
Published 12/22/22
When someone you love is terminally ill, you may do whatever you can to make the little time left count. Attleboro Massachusetts Mayor Paul Heroux took his dying dog Mura on a cross-country bucket-list trip. He says “Filling up my gas tank: $40. Staying at a sketchy hotel: $60. The look on Mura’s face after she just ate a nasty freeway gas station hot dog: Priceless.” The animal friendly politician has also gone to far lengths to make his government workplace a pet-friendly environment. Also...
Published 12/16/22
Losing a furry-companion can be as upsetting (if not more) than losing a human friend. But try explaining that to most bosses and they’ll laugh in your face. However, more employers are beginning to include pet bereavement leave in their employment policies. Dr. Sandra Grossman has researched this movement and will explain. Also, it’s a great day for military heroes on both ends of the leash. A bill was recently signed including a provision that will allow U.S. military dogs to be returned...
Published 12/09/22
You've most likely seen his work on film even if you don't recognize him. Bill Berloni is an animal trainer for stage and screen. His reality series on the Discovery Channel follows him around as he trains animals from the shelter for TV and movies. Also, Dr. Debbie says using Chewing Tobacco to worm your pet could kill them. Still, that's one of the more popular Internet home remedies for pets. Please don't rely on Dr. Google to treat your pets for any sickness or disease. It could easily...
Published 12/02/22
Singer/Songwriter Eric Burdon (The Animals/War) guests this weekend on Animal Radio. He'll talk about his affinity for Elephants, and what he's doing about it. Eric will also share his experience living in a zoo. Also, when two competing radio hosts get together, they must have something really important to talk about. Sure enough, Steve Dale and Hal Abrams team up to talk about the Fear Free movement and how it can benefit your pet. Also, a dozen Animal Radio listeners were the first to...
Published 11/25/22
Co-host of NBC's Thanksgiving Day National Dog Show; actor John O'Hurley (J. Peterman on Seinfeld) is back for the 14th year to share fun stories about the dogs in his life. He'll also take a stab at pronouncing the new breed names in this year's Thanksgiving Day show. Also, Musician Tanya Tucker joins the Thanksgiving celebration live from Nashville. She has a menagerie of animals and plenty of anecdotes to go around. This is the first time for her on Animal Radio…we'll be gentle. But this...
Published 11/24/22
You've probably heard about CBD, or Cannabidiol, a cannabis compound boasting significant medical benefits. Research on the safety and efficacy in pets is still in its early stages according to Dr. Joe Wakshlag. He'll help us parse out all the claims and navigate the double-talk. Also, pet owners are being asked if, and why, they include their cat or dog in selfies posted to social media as part of new research into our relationships with our pets. Dr. Lori Kogan, of Colorado State...
Published 11/10/22
Actor Ed Begley Jr. is well-known for being green before green was cool. He'll share ideas for reducing your pet's carbon paw-print and saving money at the same time. Also, a woman recently returned from her shopping trip at the mall to discover her car had been hit by a vehicle driven by three dogs. She later learned the owner had left it running with the animals inside and they somehow managed to put it into gear. also, Petplan Pet Insurance compiled a list of states that are more likely to...
Published 11/03/22
Nadine Singel never tried to train her bulldog to skateboard. When you see him surfing the concrete with such passion and skill, it’s hard to believe that he picked up the sport by watching neighborhood kids skateboarding. You’ll love George’s story. Also, senior pets are often the most undesirable pets to adopt. But seniors actually make great pets. So says Kim Skarritt, founder of the Silver Muzzle Cottage, a rescue and hospice for older dogs. She’s committed to making the last months of a...
Published 10/28/22
Celebrating Halloween With Your Pet. A mere 16% of us dress our pets for Halloween. This year, there are more choices than ever for unique costumes. Costume maker Allison Albert shares her latest and greatest designs. Dr. Debbie has tips for those pets that just aren’t into this scary holiday. Also, the FDA has issued a warning that flea medications in the Isoxazoline class such as Bravecto, Credelio, Nexgard and Simparica may do more than just combat flea or tick infestations. It turns out...
Published 10/21/22
Can Dogs Be Gay? Dogs may exhibit behavior that we, as humans, construe as sexual behavior. The truth of the matter is that it has more to do with dominance and not sexual preference. Alan Kabel unravels the mystery that has many of us scratching our head in confusion. Also, Dr. Chip Taylor was the advisor of the 3-D hit IMAX movie “Flight of the Butterflies.” He explains the intriguing migration of the Monarch from Mexico to Canada. You might be surprised about the life of this casual...
Published 10/13/22
America’s Favorite Dog Walker, actress & comedian Nicole Sullivan (King of Queens - MadTV) is our guest. She wants you to know about the Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats. She’s also wants you to know her sleeping arrangements. Also, Vets are now warning people not to give their dog a bone because it could kill them. And, if you’re thinking that only applies to cooked bones, which break and splinter much easier, that is not always the case. Surgery is usually needed to remove...
Published 10/06/22