Animal Radio Episode 791
January 30, 2015•99 min
US Airways Apologizes to PTSD Sufferer
Former U.S. Marine Eric Calley suffers from (PTSD) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He is quite thankful for his service dog, "Sun." Calley had a run-in with U.S. Airways when they denied proper seating for his service dog and berated him with insults.
A Flight Attendants View of Service Animals
Since there is no real certification for service or emotional support animals, anything goes. Flight attendant Heather Poole is fed up with trying to make everybody happy. She questions the credibility of "emotional support" pigs, horses and monkeys. Yes, these are animals she's had the pleasure of accommodating on her LA-NY route.
Homeopathic Drugs Need Regulation
No matter how hyper your dog is, you would never give it an alcoholic drink to help it relax? You might have been doing just that if you used the product Good Dog made by Pet Organics. It turns out that among those 'natural ingredients' is 13% alcohol, about the same amount that is wine.
Disabled Vet Evicted Over Unpaid Pet Fee
We've been seeing more and more stories about the fees landlords charge people who move in with pets. Now, an unpaid pet fee has resulted in a disabled Army Veteran and his service dog being evicted from a mobile home in Bandera, Texas. David Palasek refused to pay the pet fee, citing Section 504 of the Fair Housing Act that states service animals are not pets, so are not subject to a pet fee.
Hi-Tech Pet Products
Some pretty interesting pet-related items were unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Among them, Fitbark, a little device that goes on your dog's collar and monitors how much your dog plays and runs. For the hi-tech feline, Cat Fishing 2 is an app that let's your cat finally get some work done on your tablet.
....and of course our Dream Team will be answering your pet-related questions toll-free at 1-866-405-8405.
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