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Animal Radio Audio Newsletter December 2020

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Animal Radio® Show #1096

Lea Murray and her Opossums#OpossumLivesMatter
Opossum guardian and advocate Lea Murray is mother to several opossums, including Kricket, the Fruit Loop eating marsupial in this viral video. Lea is outraged about an Inside Edition broadcast that painted Opossums as a typhus vehicle. She says the much maligned and misunderstood critter is actually good for humankind.
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AVMA Release Latest Stats On Pet Ownership
Pet ownership is on the rise with dogs leading the way and large increases in the number of less traditional pets like chickens and lizards. 57% of all U.S. households have a pet. The state with the honor of having the most pets is...drum roll please...Wyoming.
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No Chainmail Gauntlets Needed
Trimming your cat's nails may not be your favorite activity, but it's truly important for their health. Joey Villani has tips to make it a little easier and less bloody. It doesn't need to be a big deal for you or your cat.
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What It's Like To Be Bitten By A Pit Bull
Denise James loves animals. She also loves talking about them.... a lot! Her love for dogs was not soured when she was bit in the face by a pit-bull. She'll tell us what went wrong and how to avoid being a dog treat.
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Pet Hoarding On The Rise
A new study, published in the journal Psychiatry Research, takes a look at the motivations of people who hoard animals. This latest study suggests that animal hoarding should be classified as an independent disorder with the hope of developing specialized treatments to help these people cope with the compulsion to collect critters. Animal hoarders acquire and live with dozens or even hundreds of creatures in their homes, causing suffering for both the hoarder and animals. In the United States, authorities discover between 900 and 2,000 cases of animal hoarding every year.
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Animal Radio® Show #1095

Gun Safety for CatsTalk To Your Cat About Gun Safety
Zachary Auburn is on the show to deliver an important message. He wants you to know how to talk to your cat about gun safety, abstinence, drugs, Satanism, and other dangers that threaten their nine-lives. Zach believes we can make our cats - and America - great again.
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Music for Cats Topping Charts
A special music album created just for cats is being lapped up by humans too, and has topped two classical music charts on Amazon and iTunes. Despite being allergic to cats, American cellist David Teie released, "Music for Cats," featuring five instrumental compositions after raising more than $200,000 on Kickstarter. On the album, bird chirping accompanies his cello playing along with purring noises based on his theory which he researched for two years, that mammals have an intuitive response to sounds present in their early development.
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Drive Thru for Dogs OnlyDrive-Thru Restaurant For Dogs
Bane and Vader are a couple of gentle, barrel-shaped bulldogs. They're also the namesakes of a unique new business in Easton, Pennsylvania, "Bane and Vader's Drive-Thru Restaurant," exclusively for dogs. Pull up and order a FreshPet meal with your choice of add-ins including fruits, vegetables, eggs, and peanut butter. You might even want to take home some doggie ice cream for dessert. Their mom, 30-year-old Amanda Brown, left her job as a pharmaceutical sales representative, but she's back to work making what she calls Yappy Meals and Bow-Wow Bowls for motorists who want to treat the pooches to something special. Her idea came from a survey that found one in six restaurant drive-thru customers picks up something for a dog, too. While some restaurants offer special menu items for dogs, In-N-Out Burger has a special unseasoned Pup Patty served in a doggy bag and Starbucks offers a small cup of whipped-cream called a Puppuccino, Bane & Vader's is strictly for the dogs. It has no special menu items for humans.
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Airport Hires Therapy Dogs
With the crowds, and the lines, flying can be stressful. So, the Albuquerque New Mexico airport has come up with a way to calm you down when you travel. More than a dozen therapy dogs are joining the thousands of passengers at the airport. One of them is known as "Turbo," and he loves people. He especially loves to lick guys with beards. Turbo is one of 15 certified therapy dogs and K-9 ambassadors now giving peace to stressed out travelers. Thanks to the 70 people who volunteer their time to handle the dogs, the program will be expanding the number of therapy dogs soon.
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Animal Radio® Show #1094

Chef Kevyn Matthews is on Animal RadioThe Raw Debate
Chef Kevyn Matthews, also known as the Dog Chef (Dogs 101/DOG-TV) is doing a booming business cooking for dogs in the Northeast. He makes nutritious meals that focus on healing certain ailments. He'll debate the pros and cons of a raw diet with Dr. Debbie.
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Mercury In Your Pet Food
Postdoctoral Scholar Dr. Sarrah Dunham-Cheatham randomly sampled 100 pet foods. 16 of those samples had mercury concentrations that were well above the maximum tolerable limit. That's not the only thing she found.
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Regulating Groomers
Hot on the heels of fatal grooming incidents at Petsmart and Petco, legislators are fast-tracking groomer certification for the unregulated business. Animal Radio's very own groomer, Joey Villani is helping to push this legislation through. He'll explain what is currently happening in New Jersey, and how that will become a model for the nation.
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Peak Puppy Cuteness is a thingWhen Are Puppies The Cutest?
Everyone knows puppies are cute, but did you know that people find puppies at their cutest stage at eight weeks of age? Experts at Arizona State University's canine-science laboratory now say they have discovered that Peak Puppy Cuteness serves important purposes and might even play a fundamental role in the bonding between a puppy and its adoptive owner.
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Tesla Offering Unique Dog Friendly Features
One of Tesla's new car features includes a computer program that stops the car's interior from exceeding a certain temperature. A future update to it may include a special 'Dog Mode,' which would display a message warning passers-by not to panic if they see a pet inside a parked vehicle. That future update could also include a display of the current interior temperature so well meaning strangers don't break the car's window to rescue your pup. The temperature-regulating feature is called Cabin Overheat.
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Animal Radio® Show #1093

14 yr old inventor14 Year-Old Pet Product Inventor
Brooke Martin is only 14, but she sounds more intelligent than many adults. She also is the inventor of a device that allows you to have visual contact between you and your dog using a tablet or mobile phone. It also dispenses treats. Brooke believe this is an answer to separation anxiety.
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New Worm Threat
Imagine a 6 inch worm coming out of your pets skin. Sounds like something out of the latest horror movie. Unfortunately, it's a real new worm that poses a threat to your pets. Parasitologist Araceli Lucio-Forster explains this new discovery.
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Buzzfeeds Jack ShepardBuzzfeed Beastmaster
What the heck is a Beastmaster? Jack Shepard is a self-proclaimed Beastmaster at the Buzzfeed website. He gets paid to surf "animal related" fodder and make it go viral on the incredibly popular website.
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My Bionic Pet
Amputee Jennifer Robinson worked at a prosthetic manufacturer. Now she's showing off how artificial limbs are being used on dogs, cats, birds and even sea-life. She's a part of a PBS show called My Bionic Pet.
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Dog Sells for $2,000,000
Only in China would a dog be sold to a 56 year-old property developer for a cool 2 mil. This isn't even the first time. The 200 lb. Tibetan Mastiff is treasured like the Panda in China. Some say it was all hype and that cash never actually changed hands.
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Animal Radio® Show #1092

Service Dog FraudFaking It!
A new trend is the unfortunate and fraudulent use of "Service Dog" credentials for owners wanting to bring their dogs into restaurants, airlines and hotels. Pawtopia's Colleen Demling explains the problem and why the disabled suffers.
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Aspirin and Pets
Did you know that Aspirin can be toxic to your pet? Dr. Debbie dispels the myths about pain relief for your pet.
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Josh Duhamel is on Animal RadioJosh Duhamel Guests
Besides a flourishing acting career, Josh Duhamel spends a lot of time speaking for the animals. He has a web series and he's back to talk about it...and to flirt with the ladies.
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A Shot To The Tail
Don't be surprised if the next time your cat gets an injection, it's in the tail. Recent concerns have come up over treating rare, but potentially deadly injection site sarcomas. Some vets then shifted the site to the hind legs, since an amputation, if necessary, would be easier and more successful.
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Pets ONLY ApartmentsPet ONLY Apartments
Octogenarian and Landlord Judy Guth only allows tenants with pets in her apartment complex. Is this discrimination? Judy doesn't care. And if one of her tenants loses their pet, she'll even take them out to dinner and then the shelter to find another roommate.
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Pet Spending At All Time High
The American Pet Products Association reports we're shelling out nearly 60-Billion+ bucks a year on our animals. Research shows empty-nesters are now spending more on their four-legged children.
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