Animal Radio

Animal Radio® Episode 761

June 30, 201499 min
Blacklisted Breeds By Insurance Companies Dr. Stanley Coren is back! This time he's toting his research about the breeds of dogs that are being blacklisted by homeowners and liability insurance. Allstate claims one third of their claims last year included a dog. Thriller Author Hero of the Week Author Stan Yocum is the Hero Person this week because he spends countless hours training & fostering service dogs for Canine Companions for Independence. After bonding with these awesome animals for 18-months, Stan must say "goodbye" when they go to their forever home. More Companies Offer Pet Insurance Health insurance is an important benefit at work, now one in every three Fortune 500 companies is offering Pet insurance. Those companies include Chipotle Mexican Grill, Delta Airlines, Microsoft, T-Mobile and UPS. Some of the companies even pay 100-percent of their employee's pet insurance premiums. Laser Pointers Can Cause Psychological Problems Most dogs and cats love to chase laser pointers, but they could have some unintended consequences on your pet's psyche. Dr. Nicholas Dodman says that if you use a laser pointer too often, your dog can get so obsessed with chasing the light that they develop behavior problems. Never getting to the point of actually catching the 'prey' can drive a dog slightly nuts. New Pet Mixers To Meet Your Mate If you're single and ready to mingle, you can attend one of the pet-friendly mixers being hosted by Petsmart Charities and Match-dot-com. They're being held all over the country this summer. More this week Next Week: Clarissa Black - Ace Collins - Will Howkins

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