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Animal Radio Episode 891

December 30, 201678 min
Ralph Nader Guests Named by Time, Life and Atlantic magazines as one of the hundred most influential Americans, former U.S. Presidential candidate Ralph Nader is our guest. Now, he's speaking out for the animals in his new book called "Animal Envy." Teens Invent for Dogs Josh and Zach Armstrong are 13 and 15 respectively. They're home-schooled. But don't let that fool you. They've invented an electronic circuit that a blind dog can wear on his collar to alert him of impending obstacles. They'll tell their story to us this weekend. The Misunderstood Pit BullThe Pit Bull Life Author and pit bull advocate Deirdre Franklin wants you to know that the breed gets a bad-rap. She'll tell us why pit bulls are misunderstood. If you're thinking of adopting this adorable breed, you'll need to know what hurdles lay ahead. First Time in 150 Years There Will Be No Pet in the Whitehouse Barring a new addition to the Trump household between now and Jan. 20, Donald Trump will become the first president in 150 years who does not have a pet. Aside from the benefits they've bestowed on first families, presidential pets have for decades served to soften a president's image. Martin Van Buren had tiger cubs, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt had bears and Calvin Coolidge had a pygmy hippopotamus. The Gnarly Yeast Infection If your dog has ever had to deal with a yeast infection, you know how itchy and uncomfortable your furry-friend can be. Not to mention the stink! These infections are usually secondary of a bigger problem. Dr. Debbie can help you identify the problem and get your dog back onto the recovery path. Dog Lands Jobs at Lowe's Clay Luthy is an Air Force veteran who can't go anywhere without his 10-year-old service dog Charlotte, even to work. That's why the dynamic duo is especially overjoyed that they finally landed a job at the Lowe's in Abilene, Texas. Up until Clay's wife gave him the idea to apply at Lowe's, the veteran had a hard time finding a business that would be okay with his Charlotte following him around in a work zone. Lowe's Human Resources Department says, "Clay won the job on his own merit, but the company just got the benefit of getting Charlotte right along with him." Listen to this week's show Read More about this week's show. Next Week: Amanda Brown from Bane & Vader's Doggie Drive-Thru - Tamar Arslanian

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