Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

April 19, 2014

Finding the Right Companion: A Washington, DC man who is considering getting a second cat for his “very social” Siamese-Ragdoll mix, seeks advice on choosing a suitable companion – younger or older? Male or female? Dr. Gary Weitzman of The San Diego Humane Society offers advice.

…And Finding a Cure for Loneliness: A Rottweiler puppy in Stafford, VA appears to be suffering from separation anxiety.

Car Crazy: An adopted 5 year old Maltese in Rehoboth Beach, DE is obsessed with passing automobiles which leads to hysteria for the dog and its caretaker during walks. Is it time for a trainer?

Music: “Purus River” by Uakti. Special Thanks to Natalie Yuravlivker

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

April 12, 2014

Getting a “Jump” On a Cat’s Box Behavior: A Washington, D.C. feline stands up while using the litter box with messy results. Its caretaker wonders if getting a "jump-in" litter box will solve the problem.

New Rules for Relocation: In Maryland, an 11-month-old Golden Retriever has difficulty adjusting to new surroundings and its caretaker seeks advice on the best way to prepare for an impending overseas move. Mark Botten, director of the pet travel agency Pet Express, offers a few suggestions.

Music: “Purus River” by Uakti; “Rainbow Connection” – Kermit the Frog

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

April 12, 2014

Which Meds Are Best For My Cat? The keeper of a San Diego, CA feline seeks advice on choosing the proper medication for a respiratory ailment. Dr. Gary Weitzman of The San Diego Humane Society has a few suggestions.

Group Therapy: A 6 year old Sharpei is showing unwelcome signs of aggressive behavior at the dog park. Can she learn how to play nice with other animals?

A Reversal of Feline Fortune: Two cats who have lived together amicably in Virginia for 7 years have suddenly become unfriendly toward each other and their caretaker doesn't understand why.

Music: “Purus River” by Uakti. Special Thanks to Natalie Yuravlivker

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

April 5, 2014

Finding the Right Diagnosis: A 10 year old Golden Retriever in Virginia has arthritis, mobility issues, and a lump that her vet wants to remove. But how can one tell if a lump is cancerous or not?

Odious and Odiferous: The caretaker of a 13 year old cat in Tennessee is concerned by a dramatic change in the feline’s body odor.

Music: “Purus River” by Uakti; “So Long and Thanks For All the Fish” by Brian Taylor

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

April 5, 2014

A Change of Venue? A 9 month old cat in Virginia is about get a new location for her litter box. Dr. Gary Weitzman of The San Diego Humane Society tells the feline’s caretaker what to expect.

Getting Friendly with Ferals? A Maryland woman recently “adopted” 2 male feral cats. She caught one, neutered him and she brought him inside but needs advice on trapping and neutering cat #2.

Breaking the Ice: A Great Pyrenees has a new guardian; is that the reason why she refuses to go for walks? Dr. Weitzman has a few suggestions

Music: “Purus River” by Uakti. Special Thanks to Natalie Yuravlivker

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

March 22, 2014

Road Weary: Dr. Gary Weitzman of The San Diego Humane Society offers advice to the caretaker of a cocker spaniel that used to love car rides but after several accidents is now very fearful of highway travel.

Cockatiel Loneliness? A Washington, D.C. family wants to know how to tell if its bird needs companionship.

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

March 15, 2014

A Parrot’s Strange Affection: A woman in Maryland is concerned by her bird’s unusual relationship with a child’s stuffed animals. Sally Blanchard, parrot consultant and editor of the Companion Parrot Online Magazine, offers some perspective.

My Cat Only Drinks Water From the Faucet: A Washington, D.C., woman wants to break her feline’s stubborn habit. Music “Purus River” by Uakti; “Stray Cat Strut”

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

March 15, 2014

High Anxiety: Dr. Gary Weitzman (pictured, left) of The San Diego Humane Society offers advice to a Maryland man with a stressed-out canine that is unresponsive to training classes.

Language Barrier? A Virginia woman is wondering why her newly-adopted, former Kosovo street dog isn’t responding to verbal commands.

Down to the Wire: A California feline has taken a fancy to chewing electrical wire, and her caretaker is at wit's end.

Music: “Purus River” by Uakti. Special Thanks to Natalie Yuravlivker.

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

March 8, 2014

Pros and Cons: A young lady in Bethesda, Md., is thinking of adopting a tea cup pig (pictured) and wants to know if it’s a good or bad idea.

Ring Tone Risk Assessment: A Washington, D.C., family has a cat that turns aggressive upon hearing the sound of mobile phone ring tones, and there is concern that their newborn baby could be harmed by the pet's actions.

Preparing For a New Arrival: Dr. Gary Weitzman is joined by Laurie Hess of Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics in Bedford Hills, N.Y. They offer suggestions to a woman who thinks her parakeet is showing signs of pregnancy.

Music “Purus River” by Uakti; "The Coral Song" by A.J. Jenkins.

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

March 8, 2014

Gland…Central? A Maryland woman wants to know if her lab mix’s glandular issues are caused by its diet.

Appetite for Destruction: Dr. Gary Weitzman of The San Diego Humane Society helps a Virginia woman redirect her black lab-mix’s penchant for chewing up the sofa cushions.

It’s a Mystery: Pete, a middle-aged male rescue cat in San Diego, has an unusual respiratory condition, and his caretaker seeks a veterinary solution.

Music: “Purus River” by Uakti. Special thanks to Natalie Yuravlivker