Animal Radio Episode 822
September 4, 2015•87 min
Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson Guests
He may play an uptight lawyer on the hit ABC sitcom, but in real life he's an avid pet lover and parent of two dogs, "Leaf" and "Fennel." Jesse will share personal stories of how he and his partner spoil their pups.
New Pet-Safe Anti-Freeze
Every year, some 90,000 pets and wild animals along with 5,000 humans are poisoned by antifreeze because Ethylene glycol, the main ingredient in antifreeze and deicers. But there's been a discovery of a new antifreeze ingredient that works better than the old stuff, and it's non toxic! The new ingredient is Propylene glycol, a food additive, which is "generally recognized as safe" by the USDA, and it cools car engines 60-percent better than the old stuff!
Do Animals Improve Student's Reading Skills?
Experts say the human-animal bond can lessen the stress young children sometimes feel in the classroom, and believe classroom interactions with rabbits and guinea pigs will improve students' oral fluency and reading comprehension.
The host of CBS's Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan is back and he's getting ready to kick off the 7th Annual "Get Your Licks on Route 66" Adoption Tour. Along with Fido Friendly, Animal Radio is proud to be a part of this life-saving tour across America. We'll be stopping at shelters all along the infamous highway and spreading the joy with all kinds of goodies for you and your pets. We'll also be introducing you to dogs and cats available in your city. Learn more at: http://GetYourLicks.com. Come join us and find your new forever friend.
Jobs For Dogs
We'll take a look at all the different service-dogs and what they've been trained to do. Some can smell when a person is about to have a seizure, others can retrieve a phone in an emergency. There's even dogs that have been trained to sniff out bedbugs.
Next Week: Allison Basinger - Fred Levy - Susan Sims