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Animal Radio Audio Newsletter December 2015

Animal Radio® Show #835

Bill Berloni is on Animal RadioFrom Wags To Riches
You've most likely seen his work on film even if you don't recognize him. Bill Berloni is an animal trainer for stage and screen. His reality series on the Discovery Channel follows him around as he trains animals from the shelter for TV and movies.

Deadly Old Wives Tales
Dr. Debbie says using Chewing Tobacco to worm your pet could kill them. Still, that's one of the more popular Internet home remedies for pets. Please don't rely on Dr. Google to treat your pets for any sickness or disease. It could easily lead you down the wrong treatment path.

ASPCA changes stance on pets as giftsASPCA Changes Stance On Pet As Gifts
A few years ago, pictures of all kinds of pets in overcrowded animal shelters filled social media as a warning against giving pets as Christmas presents. The ASPCA was just one of several organizations against the idea. However, they've changed their tone. Recently, the ASPCA conducted a survey to learn more about people who acquire pets as gifts. The vast majority of these pets are still in the home.

Canine Motion Sickness
Just like humans, dogs can also get sick in the car. But the reasons may be different. Dr. Debbie will help you determine the best way to approach this common problem. There are even medicines that are indicated for canine motion sickness.

Using pets as date baitUsing Pets As "Date Bait"
A new survey reveals that owning a dog boosts a man's sex appeal and 1 in 5 people admit to using their pets as 'date bait.' The survey conducted by also found 1/3 of women and 1/4 of men have been attracted to someone because of their pet. Nearly 50% of the women said they judged potential partners on how they responded to their pet. 54% of men said they wouldn't date someone who didn't like pets.

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Animal Radio® Show #834

Charlie Daniels is on Animal RadioCharlie Daniels Guests
Probably one of the best Country music performers of our time, Charlie Daniels is our special guest. He raises Quarter Horses and pines for a dog after his tour is over. He's 79 years old and sharp as a fiddle. In fact, he's a self-taught fiddler.

Women Who Still Love Cats Too Much
Allia Zobel Nolan is a self-proclaimed "crazy cat lady." She ought to know, she wrote a book on the subject. You'll be shocked when you hear the bizarre things she's done in the name of cat-dom.

Microchip Saves The Day, Again.
Disco the dog has been returned to her owner and home in Australia because she was chipped. Disco had been missing for 5 long years! The dog was initially found by an "elderly couple," and given to a younger family. During her time with the family, Disco was attacked by another dog and was surrendered to an animal hospital because they couldn't afford the vet bills. Luckily the hospital checked for a microchip. Dog and owner were reunited.
Poisonous Laundry Pod
Laundry "Pods" Problematic
The Animal Poison Control Center has put out the alert. Those little laundry detergent jelly-like things called pods can pose a serious danger to pets if they're swallowed. Because they're small, soft, and usually come in bright colors they may be tempting to pets. They contain detergents that can cause major stomach upset and irritation to an animal's upper airway if ingested.

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Animal Radio® Show #833

John O'Hurley is on Animal RadioJohn O'Hurley is Back
Co-host of NBC's Thanksgiving Day National Dog Show; actor John O'Hurley (J. Peterman on Seinfeld) is back for the 14th year to share fun stories about the dogs in his life. He'll also take a stab at pronouncing the new breed names in this year's Thanksgiving Day show.

Country Star Tanya Tucker Guests
Tanya Tucker is on Animal RadioMusician Tanya Tucker joins the Thanksgiving celebration live from Nashville. She has a menagerie of animals and plenty of anecdotes to go around. This is the first time for her on Animal RadioÔÇŽwe'll be gentle. But this ain't her first rodeo.

Banning Shock Collars
The Scottish government is asking residents there for their opinions on electric shock collars, used to train cats and dogs, and if they believe the collars should be banned. Wales, Sweden, Denmark and Germany have already banned shock collars, but supporters of them say they can be used successfully as a last resort - and have compared the pain inflicted to a static shock. Meanwhile, shock-collars are still legal in the United States; the usefulness is still in question. Sometimes a dog will "take the hit" if his/her drive is high.

My Cat from Hell
Jackson Galaxy is on Animal RadioAnimal Planet host, Jackson Galaxy is back to yap about his awesome new book. Jackson and Kate (his partner in crime) will show you how to make your house cat-friendly without forsaking aesthetics.

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Animal Radio® Show #832

David Frei is on Animal RadioNBC's David Frei is Back
Co-host of NBC's Thanksgiving Day National Dog Show; David Frei is back for the 14th year in a row to celebrate all the new breeds you'll be seeing on the worldwide TV special.

America's Got Talent Loser Wins
Comedian Doogie Horner was almost booed off the stage on America's Got Talent. He was able to turn the boos into cheers. He's riding high with a brand new book featuring fictional feline stories.

Should you vaccinate your dogTo Vaccinate or Not To Vaccinate
People who embrace the anti-vaccination movement and forego immunization for themselves or their children against certain human diseases are in some cases extending their attitude to pets. So you can be a pet or a people anti-vaxer these days. A number of veterinary clinics now say they have clients who refuse vaccinations for their dogs or cats. In some cases people don't want to vaccinate their dogs because they're scared that the vaccine will harm the animal.

Halloween Stats Are In
Pet CostumesAmericans spent $350,000,000 on pet costumes this last year. The top 10 states where people live that are most likely to dress up their dog in a costume is Virginia, where 64% of residents dress dogs in costumes, followed by New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Missouri, Ohio, New York, Wisconsin, Michigan and Oklahoma.

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Homeless People and Pets
Dr. Gillian Squirrell researches homeless people and their dogs. Should the homeless have pets?.
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Fleas and Acne Talk on Animal Radio
Dogfather Joey Villani and Dr. Debbie have the lowdown on fleas.
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Comedian Kip Addotta Guests
Legendary comedian (and the genius behind "Wet Dreams") Kip Addotta has his own tips for getting rid of fleas. He says his cat learned how to use the toilet just by watching him.
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Tayna Tucker Guests
Probably our most charismatic guest, country music artist Tanya Tucker spends the show yapping with us about her Chihuahuas and horses a whole lot more.
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Pet EventsTailsInc December Pet Events Calendar
Janice Gork delivers the monthly pet events calendar.
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Happy Holidays from all of the Animal Radio Zoo Crew!

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