Animal Radio® Episode 739
January 30, 2014•99 min
Westminster Opens Door To Mixed Breeds
No longer is a dog required to be a purebred to compete in some of the Westminster events. David Frei explains, mixed breed dogs still won't be eligible to compete for "Best In Show."
Spring Brings Nasty Parasites
Did you know fleas can transmit tapeworm to your pet, robbing your furry friend of 25% of it's daily nutrition. Dr. Joel Ehrenzweig has the low-down on tapeworm and how to avoid being a statistic.
Smoky was a 4 lb. Yorkie, found in New Guinea during Bill Wynne's WWII tour of duty. The little dog flew 150 reconnaissance missions and holds the title of the First Therapy Dog. Bill is now 92 and he recounts his stories about Smoky quite lucidly as if they were yesterday.
Puppy Bites Deodorant Can, Causes Huge Explosion
An explosion that caused thousands of dollars in damage to a house is being blamed on a puppy and a can of deodorant. It turns out Zeus bit a hole in a can of spray deodorant and then rolled it near the gas fireplace. The can blew up a when the boiler came on and caused more than $3,000 in damage.
Tailless and Troubled
The Manx is a special breed of feline that has no tail. You may have known that...but did you know the Manx comes with its own set of medical problems and predispositions. Dr. Debbie helps a listener treat a Manx with incontinence issues.
Track Your Dog's Fitness
Wearable fitness tracking has gone to the dogs, literally. Voyce is a health and activity tracker that fits around your pooch's collar. The new gadget features a three-axis accelerometer to track data on your dog's movements and rest periods, plus sensors rely on radio frequencies to measure heart and respiratory rates.
Dependence on Technology Goes To New Heights
A new survey has found that about a fifth of the country may be taking their dependence on technology to new heights. The poll asked a group of pet-owners to imagine a scenario in which they would have to either give up their pet for a month, or their smartphone for a month. 20% of the respondents admitted they would rather hold on to their gadget and go without seeing their animal.
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