Animal Radio® Episode 749
April 11, 2014•99 min
Mother Nature Is Trying To Kill You
Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me" host Dr. Dan Riskin is stirring up the airwaves with the truths about nature's ugly side. No wonder he so entertaining. Maggot eggs got into his brain and he lives to tell you why parasites really rule the world.
Animals In Vineyards
Sara Bennett's family business, Navarro Vineyards is using little tiny sheep to keep the weeds under control. But that's not the only thing they do. Hal asks the hard-hitting questions, like - "what sound does a sheep make … and isn't that the same sound as a goat?"
Pet Food Company Bashes Competitors
The makers of BLUE Brand Pet Food Products is being asked to change it's advertising to stop making negative comments about other pet food makers. The company says it will appeal the recommendation by the National Advertising Division. The claim was made by Hill's Pet Nutrition, the maker of Science Diet foods, over ads that were shown on TV, the Internet, in print and on mobile advertising.
No More Sniffles
The second phase of clinical trials for a new vaccine is done and the results are very promising. If it's successful, you'll take just four doses over a 12-week period to keep your cat allergies at bay for as long as 2-years.
Dogs Detect Cancer Before Medical Testing
A dog's sense of smell is said to be 200,000 times better than humans. That's why dogs work detecting bombs, drugs and now they're being trained to use those fantastic noses to detect certain health issues, like the moment a person with diabetes starts to have a hyperglycemic incident. Now, researchers at a UK charity, Medical Detection Dogs, are working on training dogs to detect the odor of cancer.
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