Episodes
In a world where we barely have time to prepare our own meals, Dr. Judy Morgan says we should be cooking for our pets. The store bought pet foods contain diseased and euthanized animals as well as high levels of heavy metals. She’ll have some time-saving tips to create your own pet food. Also, from the author of Does It Fart?, comes the latest from Nick Caruso, True or Poo? The Definitive Field Guide to Filthy Animal Facts and Falsehoods. This interview is not for the faint hearted. You’ll...
Published 03/25/21
Dexter Blanch considers himself quite the inventor. And he should. He’s created a chastity contraption for dogs to wear. He’s also thinking about designing a special dog-bra, but is too busy selling the belts to work on anything else. In fact, he was just commissioned to invent a chastity belt for camels in Dubai. Also, Summer means lots of outdoor fun with your dogs. Many pet-lovers will take their furry-companion on boats. This is where Jen Seitz comes in the picture. She’s from the website...
Published 03/19/21
This 3-year-old girl was born with a debilitating lung disease and was given a service dog to help her maneuver around with the always-present oxygen tank. The use of service dogs for young children is increasing in popularity. There are service dogs assigned to children with autism and other special needs. From the perspectives of veterinary behavioral medicine and dog bite safety for children, this trend deserves a second look according to Dr. Ilana Reisner. She says “children don’t...
Published 03/11/21
Nancy Castaldo authored a book with vivid photographs, first-person interviews and historical anecdotes exploring animals’ ability to show empathy, communicate and develop complex social societies. Humans have changed their overall perception of animals. As little as 40 years ago, many considered animals to be “machine-like” creatures that feel no pain. Now, we know different. But how much do we really know? Nancy will share her research on the clever little rat and why cats don’t rank. Also,...
Published 03/04/21
Misrepresenting a pet as a service animal may become a crime in Wyoming under a bill being considered in the State Legislature. The issue stems from people claiming their pet is a service animal in order to bring it into a place like a restaurant, store or rental property that doesn’t allow pets. Also, many of us are allergic to pet’s dander, but did you know that your dog’s scratching and itching could be their allergies. Whatever the source, food or environmental, there are great new...
Published 02/25/21
For the first time, a state has specifically said that a companion animal has visibility in a divorce proceeding beyond that of property and that the court may award custody on the basis of what is best for the dog, not the human owners. In a first, Alaska divorce courts will now treat pets more like children even though, in the eyes of the law, animals are considered property. It makes Alaska the first state in the country to require courts to take “into consideration the well-being of the...
Published 02/18/21
Brad Croft of Universal K9 trains shelter pit-bulls to assist police officers in fighting crime and searching for people. The success of the program can be seen around the country as more police departments express interest in these dogs. Also, even the most grounded person can be devastated by the loss of a pet. Dr. Guy Winch is an authority on broken-hearts and has answers to common questions following the death of a pet. He says you should avoid the 5 common mistakes when grieving the loss...
Published 02/12/21
Clinical Forensic Psychologist Dr. John Huber culled research indicating that, given the choice, we prefer puppies over people. Respondents to a recent survey are significantly less distressed when adult humans were victimized, in comparison with human babies, puppies and adult dogs. Also, Monique Feyrecilde breaks the common fallacies associated with training your dog. She’ll share the mistakes we make when trying to change our dog’s behavior. Also, it’s National Pet Dental Month. Not...
Published 02/05/21
Vance County North Carolina Animal Control Officer Chad Olds discovered a new use for his incredible singing skills. He’s able to quiet the barking a several dozen dogs by playing guitar and singing to them. The shelter videotaped one of his sessions. The video went viral and adoptions increased. Also, researchers Alex Benjamin and Katie Slocombe set out to investigate if so-called dog-speak improves bonding between pets and humans, and specifically, whether it is useful for the dogs to hear...
Published 01/29/21
When this little pig got sick and needed a blood transfusion, his guardian, Maddie worked effortlessly to find a match. Thanks to social media, Pickles the Potbellied Pig was saved by Tickles - a 450 lb. donor pig, whom was also saved from the butcher in this ‘win-win-win’ hog story. Also, Dr. Natalie Marks suggest that pet owners use Pre-Visit Pharmaceuticals (PVP) before you go to the veterinarian. This will make the visit easier and more pleasurable for your pet. She says these medications...
Published 01/21/21
Who Gets Custody Of The Dog? Attorney Jeremy Cohen gave up his job prosecuting those accused of insurance fraud. He found it unfulfilling. Now, he represents dogs. He’ll share the details of several current cases that involve custody battles over pets. Also, Denver has become the first U.S. city, outside of California, to ban the declawing of cats. The new law prohibits veterinarians from performing the controversial procedure unless it’s medically necessary. Cat lovers are praising the...
Published 01/14/21
Shawn Simons is the Headmistress of the Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats. They’re an outstanding non-profit rescue in the Los Angeles area. Shawn just crowd-funded a $10,000 surgery for a kitten. That may not sound unusual until you hear the kitty was born with Imperforate Anus, or no butt-hole. Now, along with television sensation Tosh.0, she’s trying to raise a million for 2000 butt-holes. Also, Pastor Travis Davis founded Pets After Rapture. He considers himself the...
Published 01/07/21
The video of an cop rescuing a dog from a frozen lake has gone viral. Officer Robert Voorhees took a big risk when he decided to cross an ice covered lake in New Jersey. He’ll share his heroic story with Animal Radio listeners. He says anyone would’ve done what he did. Would you? Also, Fear Free certified trainer Debbie Martin thinks both you and your vet should make resolutions and promises to your pet. She’ll share her techniques for creating a Fear Free environment and schedule for your...
Published 12/31/20
Cold weather usually means the kids and pets spend more time indoors. Less exercise and activity could result in unwanted behavior issues. Dr. E’Lise Christensen is a board certified veterinary behaviorist. She’ll share some great ideas for keeping your pets occupied and out of trouble. As far as the kids go, you’re on your own. Also, Stephanie Colman, the manager of the “Puppy Department” at Guide Dogs of America, has the five things you need to do if you encounter an off-leash or stray dog....
Published 12/24/20
Actress, Comedian, President of Actors and Others for Animals, and all-around funny gal Jo Anne Worley (Laugh In) returns to Animal Radio to talk about her one true love, “Harmony” her 5-pound Yorkie. She proves that laughing and loving animals is all we need to be a happy soul. Also, former ASPCA CEO Ed Sayres tells the story of how God decided to create the dog and cat. We’ll also share several other holiday themed stories that will touch and inspire the animal lover in you. Also,...
Published 12/17/20
Actress and Animal Activist Tippi Hedren (The Birds - Shambala) returns to Animal Radio to talk about life living with Lions, Tigers and Ligers, oh my. She rescues tigers that were purchased as pets and out-grew their home. She’s also forged legislation that outlaws exotic animals as pets. Animal Radio will hook you up with her autobiography, Tippi. Also, the slow recovery of the U.S. economy may be responsible for the increasing costs of the 12 Days of Christmas. The price of two...
Published 12/10/20
Opossum guardian and advocate Lea Murray is mother to several opossums, including Kricket, the Fruit Loop eating marsupial in this viral video. Lea is outraged about an Inside Edition broadcast that painted Opossums as a typhus vehicle. She says the much maligned and misunderstood critter is actually good for humankind. Also, Denise James loves animals. She also loves talking about them…. a lot! Her love for dogs was not soured when she was bit in the face by a pit-bull. She’ll tell us what...
Published 12/03/20
Zachary Auburn is on the show to deliver an important message. He wants you to know how to talk to your cat about gun safety, abstinence, drugs, Satanism, and other dangers that threaten their nine-lives. Zach believes we can make our cats - and America - great again. Also, special music album created just for cats is being lapped up by humans too, and has topped two classical music charts on Amazon and iTunes. Despite being allergic to cats, American cellist David Teie released, “Music for...
Published 11/26/20
Chef Kevyn Matthews, also known as the Dog Chef (Dogs 101/DOG-TV) is doing a booming business cooking for dogs in the Northeast. He makes nutritious meals that focus on healing certain ailments. He’ll debate the pros and cons of a raw diet with Dr. Debbie. Also, Postdoctoral Scholar Dr. Sarrah Dunham-Cheatham randomly sampled 100 pet foods. 16 of those samples had mercury concentrations that were well above the maximum tolerable limit. That’s not the only thing she found. Also, hot on the...
Published 11/19/20
Brooke Martin is only 14, but she sounds more intelligent than many adults. She also is the inventor of “IC Pooch,” a device that allows you to have visual contact between you and your dog using a tablet or mobile phone. It also dispenses treats. Brooke believe this is an answer to separation anxiety. Also, Jack Shepard is a self-proclaimed Beastmaster at the Buzzfeed website. He gets paid to surf “animal related” fodder and make it go viral on the incredibly popular website. Also, amputee...
Published 11/12/20
A new trend is the unfortunate and fraudulent use of “Service Dog” credentials for owners wanting to bring their dogs into restaurants, airlines and hotels. Pawtopia’s Colleen Demling explains the problem and why the disabled suffers. Also, besides a flourishing acting career, Josh Duhamel spends a lot of time speaking for the animals. He has a web series and he’s back to talk about it…and to flirt with the ladies. And finally, octogenarian and landlord Judy Guth only allows tenants with pets...
Published 11/05/20
Adi Pinhas is using facial recognition technology in his new iPhone app. You’ll upload a picture of the pet you want and it’ll tell you all the adoptable animals that look like the original picture. The Verge Magazine uploaded a picture of Lady Gaga and got back an adoptable hamster. Also, Kitty Martin love’s her calf so much that she’s put more than $40,000 into rescuing the steer after it’s back legs were amputated because of frostbite. She’s the Hero Person this week with a great story to...
Published 10/29/20
Dr. Lorin Lindner founded Serenity Park, a unique sanctuary on the grounds of the Los Angeles Veterans Administration Healthcare Center. She noticed that the veterans she treated as a clinical psychologist and the parrots she had taken in as a rescuer quickly formed bonds. Men and women who had been silent in therapy would share their stories and their feelings more easily with animals. Also, Psychological Scientist Dr. Clay Routledge believes young adults may be bonding with animals at the...
Published 10/23/20
Gideon Kidd has a goal to pet a million dogs for his pet project. So far, the 10-year-old boy has pet more than 750 dogs. He’s chronicled his journey on Twitter, garnering over 160,000 followers. He’ll tell us how it’s going since we last spoke to him. Also, puppies sold in pet stores, most of which are sourced from puppy mills, are often accompanied by soaring sticker prices. To make the puppies appear more affordable, private lending companies are offering leasing plans. Miss a payment and...
Published 10/15/20
Standard Pacific Homes knows the 60-Billion-dollar pet industry has a place for homebuilding. 27 of their developments now include pet accouterments including a pet-spa and TV exclusively for Fido. Standard Pacific’s Danielle Tocco explains what they’re doing to cater to pet owners. Also, Assemblyman Carmela Garcia (Dem. N.J.) has written legislation that would outlaw piercings and tattoos on cats and dogs. Inspired by a lady that pierced her “gothic kittens,” Garcia feels this ban would stop...
Published 10/08/20