1134. Diseases Your Pets Can Give You
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24-year-old Frenchman Guirec Soudee is sailing around the world with a strange companion, his chicken. He’ll check in with us from Greenland and explain why he chose this first mate. Also, Science author Kathleen McAuliffe explains the link between Toxoplasma, a parasite cats can transmit, and it’s potentially profound effects on humans, including schizophrenia and even suicide. Even dogs can be responsible for transmitting fatal parasites. This is not fiction. Every pet owner should be aware. Also, Lori Brooks reports on a strange story about a senior that ended up in ICU after her Greyhound licked her. This cautionary tale may have you thinking twice about letting your dog lick you all over. Also, a new study researched all the animals that would make good pets. Believe it or not, cats and dogs are NOT even in the top 25. You may be surprised to learn what the best pet is according to this study. But you won’t be able to get one in the United States. Also, Dr. Debbie White takes on canine car sickness. Whether your pup is scared and anxious of traveling in the car, or they actually get motion sickness, the good doctor has practical solutions for conquering the common problems.
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