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Animal Radio Episode 817

July 31, 201587 min
The Truth About Anesthesia Free Dental
Your local pet store may offer an Anesthesia Free Dental Cleaning. This is NOT an alternative to teeth cleaning. Doc Halligan says a real cleaning will help your pet avoid serious trouble down the line with infection of vital organs.

Movies Impacting Breed Popularity
After analyzing a number of movies released between 1927 and 2004 featuring dogs and evaluating AKC registration trends, researchers confirmed that movies definitely have an impact on breed popularity. "Lassie Come Home" was associated with a 40% increase in Collie registrations. After the remake of "101 Dalmatians," in 1996 animal shelters reported a 35% increase in the number of Dalmatians surrendered. What does this mean with the new hit movie "Max?"

NFL Player Locks Himself In Hot Car
Arizona Cardinal's Tyrann Mathieu's video for PETA is still heavily circulating online. If you haven't seen it, Mathieu is the NFL player who locked himself in a car to demonstrate the danger that dogs endure when they're locked inside a car on a hot summer day. After just a few minutes in the Arizona heat, Mathieu starts to breathe and sweat heavily.

Can Dogs Be Autistic?
Bull terriers who compulsively chase their tails may be autistic, at least that's what Dr. Nicholas Dodman, Director of the Behavior Clinic at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, believes. He studied the subject for years and now says that like autistic people, such tail-chasing Bull terriers may be socially maladapted, unpredictably aggressive toward others and/or may stare into space for no apparent reason. Dodman's study is the first to propose that autism may occur in dogs.

Trump Your Cat
Throughout the course of his time in public life, everyone has been wondering about Donald Trump's hair - or lack of it.  Is it a comb-over? Is it a toupee? And with his announcement that he's running for President there's a new social media trend called #trumpyourcat…. Here's how it works:  First, you gather up all of the lint and loose pet hair in your house then you put it on your cat's head … then take a picture of your cat and post.

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Next Week: The Incredible Dr. Pol - Actress Kim Sill - Crash Test Dogs Test Crates & Carriers - New Regulations for Pet Store Puppies

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