Animal Radio® Episode 736
January 10, 2014•99 min
No-Snip Sterilization The latest weapon for the fight against companion animal overpopulation is a testicular injection that could be more cost effective and easier to administer. Dr. Julie Levy shares her experience and explains the pros and cons to this new tool. Puppy Lemon Law Did you know there was a puppy Lemon law, like for your car? Amy Feldman, an attorney with the Judge Group, says knowledge of the puppy lemon law may come in handy. The lawyer says in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, once you take puppy home, if you find it has a health issue, you can only take advantage of the puppy lemon laws if you have brought the dog to the vet. Medical Marijuana For Pets Miles, a 12-year-old Labrador retriever mix, was slowly dying of cancer. His owner, after seeing the effect that narcotic painkillers were having on Miles, decided to try something else: medical marijuana. Within hours of taking a tincture of marijuana from a medical pot dispensary in Los Angeles, Miles' appetite returned, he stopped vomiting and began walking and running around. Enriching Animals Environments Nicole Nicasso-Hiskey's job is to enrich the lives of zoo animals. It's her responsibility to keep the Orangutans occupado and out of trouble. She explains that our four-legged friends also could benefit from an enriched environment, especially for that problem dog that always seems to get into trouble. Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Funds Police Dog The funding for a new police dog in a city where most residents are Green Bay Packers fans is coming from an unlikely source. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is giving Wausau a $13,000 grant to buy and train the police dog. More this week Next Week: Ron Reich - Scott Reeder - Tomas Mazzetti So many ways to listen to Animal Radio®. We're on 108 AM/FM stations, the Animal Radio® App for iPhone/Android, iHeart Radio and iTunes. We're available wherever you are!