Animal Radio® Episode 776
October 17, 2014•99 min
Joyce DeWitt Guests
She played Janet, the brunette on Three's Company. Joyce DeWitt is our special guest this week and she's "talking dogs." She'll be starring in a Hallmark made-for-TV movie about dogs.
GPS Microchip Fraud?
Karen Hanover was a recent guest on Animal Radio® and discussed a new device she and her mother created called Escape Alert, a GPS microchip that could track your dog if he/she ever got lost. Hanover signed a plea deal in federal court stating that she bilked 48 people out of nearly a million-and-a-half dollars.
E-Cigarettes Causes Trouble for Pets
With the advent of electronic cigarettes, veterinarians are seeing more and more nicotine poisoning events. The pen-like smoke vaporizer usually is flavored, which makes it even harder to keep away from dogs. Dr. Ahna Brutlag from the Pet Poison Helpline is here to explain.
Pet Insurance Reform
California has become the first state in the nation to enact a set of protections for people who buy pet insurance. Assembly bill 2056 requires insurers to explain their policies more clearly and give people a 30-day trial period, during which a person can get a full refund. The pet insurance industry is expected to grow to at least $750 million by next year, while Americans spend more than $15 billion annually on veterinary care.
Our weekly wacky pet photo contest is getting more popular. Send us your wacky pet pix to WackyWed@AnimalRadio.com. This week you can win PetSafe's Pagoda Drinking Fountain. If you don't have any crazy pictures of your animals, then drop by our Facebook page to vote on other wacky pictures.
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