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Animal Radio Episode 827

October 9, 201587 min
Non-Chemical Flea Remedies Dogfather Joey Villani and Dr. Debbie address concerns over chemical spot-on flea treatments. They have great alternatives that can safely remove those pesky parasites. They'll also bust some myths. Blessing Your Pets Grab your pets and bring'em around the radio for our annual "Blessing of the Animals" performed by the extra charismatic Dr. James Capers. Our virtual ceremony celebrates the pets in our lives. Most Unusual Pet Insurance Claims The "most unusual" pet insurance claim is sought each year with the announcement of the nominees for the Hambone Award by Nationwide Insurance. One of the favorites to win this year is Jackie, a terrier mix in Indiana that needed X-rays and laxatives after she figured out how to open the family's junk drawer and ate all of its contents, including a medicine bottle, a bottle of perfume and a pair of sunglasses. My Old Dog Laura Coffey created a coffee-table book that features senior dogs with "second-acts." These senior dogs could've wasted away at the shelter waiting for adoption, but instead they are going on to live resourceful and happy lives with a second or third guardian. Senior pets make great friends! Dolphin-Assisted Human Births Dolphin-assisted birth, is a new trend growing in popularity. One woman in Hawaii plans to deliver their baby in the Pacific Ocean off the Hawaiian coast. They plan on having a flippered midwife showing up to help. There is a You Tube video about this fad and believe it or not, the mother to be thought her baby would be able to "speak dolphin" as a result of immediate exposure to the animals. Read More… Next Week: Dr. Merlin Tuttle - Chris Yandek

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