Animal Radio Episode 893
January 13, 2017•78 min
Hotlines Houlihan Returns Loretta Swit (M*A*S*H) is back on Animal Radio to tell us about her childhood pet, her faux fur jacket and most importantly, her new book of original watercolors she painted. Surprisingly, Loretta's parents didn't foster her artistic side. Hotlines continues to speak out for the animals. Canned Food Found To Increase BPA in Dogs Bisphenol A (BPA) is a widely used industrial chemical found in many household items, including resins that are used to line and inhibit corrosion of metal food cans. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri Veterinary School have found that even short-term feeding of canned dog food resulted in a significant 3-fold increase in the level of BPA in dogs. Judge Rules Dogs Are Property A Canadian judge has ruled dogs are property and cannot be considered in the same vein as children in a scathing decision blasting a newly separated couple for a "ridiculous" attempt to use the court system to settle custody dispute over two of their three dogs. The judge likened the matter to being asked to rule on what the couple should do with other joint property they may own. "Am I to make an order that one party have interim possession of the family butter knives?" Three 2017 Pet World Trends To Know About From how pet-food is marketed to us, to a new world of technology, Animal Radio's Pet World Insider Robert Semrow uncovers the "Niche Pet World." You can find behaviorists, travel agents, spa services, concierges and more specialized services for pets than you might believe exists. Man Sues After Pet Squirrel Attack A contractor is suing a Virginia couple for $90,000 for injuries he says were caused when their pet squirrel attacked him - biting and scratching his leg and hand. According to the paperwork filed by the contractor, the couple was keeping the animal as a pet, but the homeowners say they have never had a pet squirrel. Listen to this week's show Read More about this week's show. Next Week: Maria Goodavage and Secret Service Dogs.