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  • 1281. Helping Pet Owners Afford Life-Saving Procedures - Alison Eastwood Talks Chimps

    21 JUN 2024 · Eastwood Is Back The daughter of Clint Eastwood, Alison Eastwood is back for more fun! She's crowd-funding to raise money for Chimp Haven, the home of 110 research chimps purposely infected with HIV and Hep C. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1281PODCAST.mp3 Financial Help For Procedures  Our Hero Person this week created the Brown Dog Foundation to help pet owners afford life-saving surgeries and procedures for their pets. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1281PODCAST.mp3 Bringing Pets Into The Classroom  The 501c3 APPA (American Pet Products Association) is riding high on its viral https://www.petsaddlife.org campaign. APPA President Bob Vetere says teaching compassion for animals in the classroom creates adults who respect and love pets and people. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1281PODCAST.mp3 Hawaiian Quarantine  If you plan to take your pet to Hawaii, you might want to rethink your strategy. A dog that was put in the mandatory 120-day quarantine suffered heat stroke. Now, the owner is demanding an investigation of the quarantine center. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1281PODCAST.mp3 Would You Use A Shock Collar On Your Dog?  That question is getting lots of interest lately. Researchers suggest that collars can cause physical and emotional harm to dogs. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1281PODCAST.mp3 https://animalradio.com/062224.html
    Played 1h 20m 31s
  • 1280. Is Your Dog An Optimist Or A Pessimist?

    13 JUN 2024 · Mike Arms Talks About How A Near-Death Experience Changed Everything. Our Hero Person this week has been serving animals for decades since a near-death experience changed how he viewed our furry friends. Mike Arms is the Top Dog at the Helen Woodward Center in San Diego and he's no stranger to Animal Radio® airwaves. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1280PODCAST.mp3 Is Your Pup An Optimist Or A Pessimist?  Researchers say that dogs, like people, can be optimistic or pessimistic. This information could dictate whether certain dogs are cut out for certain jobs. A pessimistic dog that avoids risks would be better as a guide dog, while an optimistic, persistent dog would be more suited to detecting drugs or explosives. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1280PODCAST.mp3 Free Animal With Purchase of Pizza  A Pizza Hut in Australia has apologized for offering a 'free small animal' with the purchase of 10 large pizzas. The deal was offered in connection with a local pet store. The corporate office at Pizza Hut says the promotion was not approved, and no animals were given away. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1280PODCAST.mp3 GPS Microchip  Karen Zaxton's mom has no technical skills, but she devised a great idea to combine the microchip with a GPS locator. Not until now has the battery technology been available for powering a rice-sized chip. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1280PODCAST.mp3 Building The Perfect Litter Box Dr. Debbie tackles litter-box problems every day. She has a winning record! She'll explain why cats don't use them and how to solve inappropriate elimination issues. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1280PODCAST.mp3 https://animalradio.com/061524.html
    Played 1h 18m 57s
  • 1279. Pet Deaths Highlight Need For Regulation Of $6 Billion Grooming Industry.

    6 JUN 2024 · Groomer Certification Several high-profile recent pet deaths highlight the possible need for government regulation of the over $6 billion pet grooming industry. Our very own "Dogfather," Joey Villani is spearheading the move towards regulation for the pet grooming industry. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1279PODCAST.mp3 The Cost of Pet Ownership  The first year of being a pet parent to a cat will cost about $1,035, and for a dog, that number is $1,843, as estimated by the ASPCA. The estimates seem somewhat conservative by Animal Radio's standards. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1279PODCAST.mp3 The Wealthiest Pets In The World  Just like people, there are some really wealthy pets in the world! The richest of them is probably not a shock to you – it's the long-deceased "Grumpy Cat!" Grumpy's owner has made over 100 million dollars for appearances, modeling, book deals, and ads. That's a larger net worth than Cameron Diaz or Jamie Foxx. Also on the list is "Moose" the Jack Russell who starred as "Eddie" on Frasier, "Keiko" the killer whale, "Rin Tin Tin," the dogs who starred as "Lassie" and Virgin America spokes-dog "Boo." https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1279PODCAST.mp3 Smart Pigs  According to Dr. Lori Marino, new research shows that pigs are smart as, if not smarter than, chimpanzees and dogs. The often lowly regarded swine may even have self-awareness, something our companion animals don't understand. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1279PODCAST.mp3 What Vaccines Does My Pet Really Need?  Doc Halligan has the 411 on pet vaccines. Can they cause cancer? Are they really necessary? Is there a way to tell if your pet needs them or can skip them? Why are the pharmaceuticals only testing for one year? https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1279PODCAST.mp3 https://animalradio.com/060824.html
    Played 1h 19m
  • 1278. Actress Elaine Hendrix Guests - Scammer Offers to Find Lost Pets for a Fee

    1 JUN 2024 · Elaine Hendrix Guests From the FX television show, Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, we are thrilled to have the passionate animal advocate, Elaine Hendrix, is Animal Radio's special guest this week. During the day, she's an actress; during the evenings, she's dedicated to raising awareness for animal welfare, a cause close to her heart. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1278PODCAST.mp3 Learning CPR for Your Pet  Melanie Monteiro just released an incredible 3-hour online course to educate pet guardians about CPR and other emergency care. Covering everything from bloat to car accidents, she'll teach you what you need to know to save your pet's life! https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1278PODCAST.mp3 Vetting Your Groomer  Animal Radio's "Dogfather" Joey Villani is on the cutting edge of legislation to regulate the pet-grooming industry. Until laws are in effect, he wants you to know how to tell a good groomer from bad. He'll tell you what red flags to look out for. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1278PODCAST.mp3 Scammer Offers to Find Lost Pets for a Fee  Pets FBI Ohio and its 50 volunteers, which reunite lost pets with their owners, are having trouble solving a case where a scammer is taking advantage of worried pet parents. Be warned that his individual calls people who have lost a pet and says he will help find the pet. He claims he's with Pet FBI Ohio. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1278PODCAST.mp3 Canine Carry-Outs Falls Prey To Hoax  Viral Internet stories claiming that the pet food treat "Canine Carry-Outs" has the same ingredients as anti-freeze are simply erroneous. Dr. Debbie explains the hoax to curious listeners. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1278PODCAST.mp3https://animalradio.com/060124.html
    Played 1h 19m 32s
  • 1277. Bikers Against Animal Cruelty - How Serious is the Canine Flu?

    24 MAY 2024 · Bikers Against Animal Cruelty This week's Hero Person is a whole bunch of people. We applaud the motorcycle riders who came together to fight animal abuse wherever it rears its ugly head. Greg Belcher tells us the story behind the biker club. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1277PODCAST.mp3 How Serious is the Canine Flu?  It appears this year will be one of the biggest for canine flu. Many Chicago pet events, including the Annual Bark in the Park, have been canceled because this is ground zero. Some dog parks have posted signs warning dog guardians that they are entering at their own risk if their dogs have not been vaccinated. According to reports, more than 1,300 dogs have been affected by the disease in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. At least six of the dogs have died. AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) spokesperson Dr. Douglas Aspros has the information you need to keep your pet safe and healthy. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1277PODCAST.mp3 Fun Pictures Find Pets Homes  The Humane Society of Utah has teamed up with photographer Guinnevere Shuster to come up with a better way and it worked. She put dogs in a photo booth and let the shutter fly. The pictures turned out to be amazing and really showed off the individual dog's personalities. In fact, all the dogs in the shoot were almost immediately adopted. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1277PODCAST.mp3 New Pet Product Special  Animal Radio's New Pet Product Special concludes this week. We're giving away our #1 pick, an Arlo Wireless Pet Monitor Camera to help you keep an eye on your critter from your phone or any computer. Phil Pyo shows off this amazing new technology. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1277PODCAST.mp3 https://animalradio.com/052524.html
    Played 1h 19m 34s
  • 1276. What's It Like To Train Dogs For Hollywood Stage And Screen?

    16 MAY 2024 · Gone Hollywood Second-generation Hollywood dog trainer Teresa Ann Miller has trained the dogs and other animals you see in movies and TV. She was brought up on-the-set while her dad worked on such notables as The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction. She shares her captivating stories about the animal stars of the stage and screen. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1276PODCAST.mp3 Teaching Police How To Deal With Dogs  Utah's police department is the latest to add a program to its police academy to teach cadets how to deal with pet dogs. The program was championed by Sean Kendall, whose Weimaraner Geist was shot and killed by a police officer after coming into the dog's backyard looking for a lost child. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1276PODCAST.mp3 Secret Menus For Pooches  It turns out that many well-known restaurants have secret menus that cater to your pooch. You do need to make sure that your pet can handle some human-ish food before you order. For example, Starbucks will serve up a Puppuccinno. It's a small cup filled with whipped cream. Dairy Queen's Pup Cup is a little bit of vanilla soft serve, topped with a dog treat. If you're on the West Coast, there's In-N-Out where you can order a Pup Patty. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1276PODCAST.mp3 New Pet Product Special Week 2  Animal Radio's New Pet Product Special is underway. We're featuring the latest in cutting-edge technology for your pets. We have giveaways for you! Dr. Roger Mugford is back to claim our number-two pick for this year, the Green Interactive Feeder. This gadget will slow your dog down during dinnertime, preventing upset and bloat. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1276PODCAST.mp3 Pet Sector Exceeds 60 Billion  Top Dog at the American Pet Products Association, Bob Vetere is back to explain why the pet industry is exploding and how we spent $60 Billion. It should come as no surprise that pet-food comprises one-third. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1276PODCAST.mp3 https://animalradio.com/051824.html
    Played 1h 18m 58s
  • 1275. Pet CSI Nabs Murderer - Kissing Your Dog Could Be Healthy For You

    9 MAY 2024 · Pet CSI Christina Lindquist is a forensic investigator. She uses evidence from animals, usually dogs and cats, to nab the bad guy. You'll hear about a murderer that was busted when he stepped in dog-poop and a rapist that was tied to the crime when a dog urinated on his car tires. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1275PODCAST.mp3 Kissing Your Dog Could Be Healthy For You.  After several studies saying that kissing your dog could expose you to some unhealthy things comes a study that says "Go ahead and kiss that dog!"  Researchers think that the microbes contained in a dog's gut could have a probiotic effect on the human body, encouraging the growth of positive microorganisms. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1275PODCAST.mp3 Animal Homes  Imagine if you cross HGTV with Animal Planet. You'll get the PBS special Animal Homes. Host Chris Morgan joins us and explains how some animals build their homes bigger and better and shinier to attract the opposite sex. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1275PODCAST.mp3 Would You Adopt Justin Bieber or Kim Kardashian?  Dallas Pets Alive has started naming their adoptable animals with popular online search terms to increase their exposure by having them pop up more often in trending news feeds. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1275PODCAST.mp3 Is Dog Renting A Good Idea?  In Tokyo, they've come up with a pretty cool idea. It's called Dog Heart and you can actually rent a dog for a few hours. You can just hang out at their facility or take the dog out for a walk around the neighborhood or maybe to the park. A half-hour of playtime costs about $8 US and taking the dog for a walk for an hour runs about $30. It's becoming very popular. But the Japanese Coalition for Animal Welfare has some valid worries. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1275PODCAST.mp3 https://animalradio.com/051124.html
    Played 1h 26m 2s
  • 1274. What Our Dogs Do When We're Gone

    2 MAY 2024 · What Happens When You Leave? Most of us wonder what our dog does when we leave the house. Most imagine that they'll curl up and sleep until we return. Mike the Intern put a GoPro Video Camera on his dog, "Guinness." What he saw when he reviewed the https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=961365803891025&set=vb.134697279891219&type=2&theater went viral on YouTube. He's our guest and he'll explain the inspiration behind his experiment. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1274PODCAST.mp3 Gentle Giants  This week's Hero Person rescues large breed dogs. These are often the last at the shelter and have nowhere to go. Candace Bright devotes a lot of time and her paycheck from waitressing to make sure these big dogs are taken care of. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1274PODCAST.mp3 Practical Uses For Muzzles  Company of Animals' Dr. Roger Mugford joins us from "across the pond" to explain why Europeans embrace the muzzle more than U.S. pet owners. Perhaps it's time to change the way we think about these tools. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1274PODCAST.mp3 Bad Breath  Did you know your dog's stinky breath could be because of dental disease? And did you know dental disease could affect your pet's organs and be fatal? Find out why your friend's breath makes you tear. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1274PODCAST.mp3 Canine Motion Sickness  It's a more common question than you might think. Can our pets get car-sickness? Just like us, our dogs can get dizzy and throw-up. But determining whether it's a genuine sickness or just a phobia of traveling can be difficult. Dr. Debbie has answers. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1274PODCAST.mp3 https://animalradio.com/050424.html
    Played 1h 20m 30s
  • 1273. This Week's Hero Person Stops Highway Traffic To Save Kitten

    25 APR 2024 · Freeway Kitten Our Hero Person segment features the heartwarming story about a kitten that was abandoned on a highway and rescued by Keri Lamar. She was driving when all of a sudden a kitten flew by hear windshield. Keri tells the rest of the story. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1273PODCAST.mp3 Basic Training Tools  Every dog owner should have several basic training tools. Founder of the Animal Behavior Centre and inventor of the Halti, Dr. Roger Mugford will be explaining what you need to train your dog to sit, stay and come. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1273PODCAST.mp3 Bathe To Save  Australian Anthony Amos has loaded his large family in an RV. He's towing a giant fiberglass blue dog. Inside the eye-catching vehicle is a shampoo and grooming facility. He's setting course to cross the U.S. washing 25,000 dogs with 100% of the proceeds going to local shelters. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1273PODCAST.mp3 How to Choose A Couch with Your Pet In Mind  As an animal lover you've probably spent hours contemplating the fabric of your next sofa. Consider how their hair shows up on the upholstery as well as whether it will embed itself in the weave and be difficult to clean. Consider how the fabric will react to their nails, and, you'll want to make sure you choose a fabric that is fairly easy to clean off the drool marks and paw prints. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1273PODCAST.mp3 Lady Gaga Working on Line Of Pet Products  Lady Gaga showed us her talents clearly go beyond music and outlandish outfits. Animal Radio hears she is working on a line of pet products inspired by her dog Asia. Gaga will be the artistic director for the canine collection, which will feature pet clothing and accessories, toys and food bowls. Perhaps she'll create an outfit of meat that will double as a treat? Probably not. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1273PODCAST.mp3 https://animalradio.com/042724.html
    Played 1h 20m 33s
  • 1272. Selling And Buying Pet Friendly Homes

    18 APR 2024 · Tips for Selling Your Pet-Friendly Home Chicago Realtor Jason Feldman specializes in selling homes to and for pet-owners. If you're trying to sell your home after many years of "pet-life," he'll have tips for making it more appealing to the buyer. He says sometimes pet-owners become immune to the smell, so it's advisable to bring in a third party to assess the situation. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1272PODCAST.mp3 Accessorizing Your Pet  Joey Villani (The Dogfather) reviews the last grooming trade show and the strange accessories including fake eyelashes for your dog, fingernail polish and wigs. Some might think this is for the hardened pet lover who may be just a little nutty for their pet. And they're probably right. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1272PODCAST.mp3 Couple Makes Extra Large Bed for Themselves AND Their Pets  Have you ever known an animal that didn't want to sleep in the bed with you? Neither do we. So how lucky are this couple's five cats and two dogs? They made a gigantic 11-foot wide bed that takes up most of their bedroom, but is big enough to share with all of their pets! https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1272PODCAST.mp3  Another County Bans Puppy Mill Sales at Pet Stores Camden County, New Jersey has voted unanimously to prohibit pet stores from selling animals from puppy mills. The representatives say they are standing up for animals of their county and want to ensure no one is profiting off the inhumane treatment of puppy mills. Several other counties and towns have inquired about the legislation and enacting it in their areas. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1272PODCAST.mp3 Infants Exposed To Pets Have Less Allergies  A study has found that, infants who share a home with furry pets were found to share some of the animals' gut bacteria - which might possibly explain why exposing children to animals early in life may protect kids against some allergies. https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.AnimalRadio.com/1272PODCAST.mp3 https://animalradio.com/042024.html
    Played 1h 20m 30s

Since 2001, Animal Radio® has been America's most-listened-to pet talk on 100+ AM/FM stations and XM Satellite Radio. The Animal Radio® Dream Team answers your pet related questions and visits...

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Since 2001, Animal Radio® has been America's most-listened-to pet talk on 100+ AM/FM stations and XM Satellite Radio. The Animal Radio® Dream Team answers your pet related questions and visits with celebrities and experts. Come celebrate the connection with your pet now!
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