Animal Radio® Episode 774
October 3, 2014•99 min
Is Your Pup And Optimist Or A Pessimist?
Researchers say that dogs, just like people, can be optimistic or pessimistic. This information could dictate whether certain dogs are cut out for certain jobs. A pessimistic dog that avoids risks would be better as a guide dog while an optimistic, persistent dog would be more suited to detecting drugs or explosives.
Pet Food Victory Goes Overboard
Hill's Pet Nutrition recently won on it's challenge in how Blue Buffalo markets its products and puts down it's competitors, but it looks like Hill's got a bit carried away with the victory. The National Advertising Division says Hill's went too far when it started promoting the win. It seems that Hill's PR Department sent out so-called 'article starter kits' to certain bloggers about Hill's products and included links to a press-releases and articles written about the Hill's/Blue Buffalo dispute.
Free Animal With Purchase of Pizza
A Pizza Hut in Australia has apologized for offering a 'free small animal' with the purchase of 10 large pizzas. The deal was offered connection with a local pet store. The corporate office at Pizza Hut says it had not approved the promotion and no animals were given away.
Remember Me Thursday
Our Hero Person this week has been serving animals for decades since a close-to-death experience changed the way he viewed our furry-friends. Mike Arms is the Top Dog at the Helen Woodward Center in San Diego and he's no stranger to Animal Radio® airwaves. He explains his latest viral campaign for animal awareness.
Pet Friendly Events
Janice Brown-Gork is back for her monthly countdown of pet-related events across the country. There's no better time to get out of the house with your four-legged friend. The TailsInc Events Calendar has the information you need to find fun stuff to do with your pets in your hometown.
Karen Zaxton's mom has no technical skills, but she came up with a great idea to combine the microchip with a GPS locator. Not until now has the battery technology been available for powering a rice-sized chip.
Building The Perfect Litter Box
Dr. Debbie tackles litter-box problems everyday. She has a winning record! She'll tell you why cats don't use them and how to solve inappropriate elimination issues.
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