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Animal Radio® Episode 783

December 5, 201499 min
Top Pet Products for 2014
Whether you're looking for good gift ideas or you just want to know the latest cutting-edge pet product, you'll want to catch this week's show. Animal Radio® Chief Veterinary Correspondent Dr. Marty Becker is back with his picks. In fact, our entire team will share their top picks for 2014. Grab a pen.

Alzheimer's and Our Pets
Does your cat or dog seem confused? If your animal is older, it may have a condition called cognitive dysfunction syndrome. It's a disease similar to Alzheimer's. Recent studies estimate that 50% of dogs over 10 years and 53% of cats over 11 years show symptoms of CDS. Animals may get lost in their own yard, stuck in corners or under furniture, or stop recognizing people or responding to its name.

Point, Shoot, Adopt
This week's Zeuterin Hero Person is photographer Shannon Johnstone. She saves the lives of unwanted dogs with her camera. Shannon turns the sad photos of dogs waiting to be adopted into happy photos with families. She specifically photographs dogs that have been waiting in the shelter the longest.

Unlikely Heroes

Fresh off the success of her best-seller, Unlikely Friendships, Jennifer Holland released Unlikely Heroes, a celebration of those animals that have done something noble for humans or other animals. You will be surprised and amazed at these valiant acts of heroism.

Pets At Work Reduce Stress

Central Michigan University researchers found that the benefits of allowing animals in the workplace far outweighed the cons. Pets decrease stress. Having one dog around the office has been shown to increase collaboration. Businesses are now offering this as a recruiting perk. Of course there is a downside too.

Two Large Retailers Join Forces
One of the largest pet supply stores and one of the largest online pet retailers are joining forces. Petco is buying Drs. Foster and Smith. The acquisition includes Drs. Foster & Smith’s prescription services as well as its own branded products, including joint care supplements, dog and cat foods, dog beds, cat furniture, horse supplies, equine equipment and other pet care essentials.



This Season's Hottest Gifts For Pets
What are the hottest gifts this season? One of the coolest is the Fetch Dog harness that holds a little camera that you can operate remotely. Ugly sweaters are all the rage; thanks to rocker Bret Michaels' clothing line. They go great with the new pet leg warmers. Star Wars is back on everything from pet hats to treat dispensers and tug-o-war toys.

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