Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

October 4, 2014

Urban Wildlife Rescue: A Washington, D.C., woman wants to know what she should do after seeing an injured wild animal in her neighborhood. Scott Giacioppo, vice president of external affairs at the Washington Humane Society, joins Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society to offer assistance.

Curtailing the Energy of an Injured Canine: A recently adopted Dachshund in the nation’s capital has Luxating Patella (floating kneecap), which means he's not supposed to run around much.The dog, however, is rather energetic and difficult to contain.

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

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

September 27, 2014

Pet Oncology: Lola, a 10-year-old golden retriever in Alexandria, Virginia, was diagnosed with a malignant lung tumor. It was removed, however, the vet suggested chemo to prevent recurrence. Now, her caretaker wants a second opinion. Dr. Gary Weiztman of the San Diego Humane Society and Sue Ettinger, a board certified oncologist at Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers, New York, offer suggestions.

Night “Owls”: Ami and Mooch, two "sister cats" in San Diego, California, like to play in the middle of the night, but it's affecting their owner's sleep.

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

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

September 20, 2014

Pooped-Out Pooch Parents: Two Chihuahua-Jack Russell mixes are using their entire Virginia house for bowel relief. Their caretaker reaches out to Dr. Gary Weitzman for relief from this uncomfortable situation.

Bridging the Gap: A Tennessee woman adopted a cat from a shelter, and a stray cat that has adopted her. Both are outdoor cats and have different food and water, but they can't get along. What's next? Should she take the stray to a shelter?

Music: “Purus River” by Uakti; “The Squid” by Mezzoforte

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

September 20, 2014

A Mouth-Watering Experience: In Silver Spring, Md., a terrier mix named Lulu drools and her caretakers think it’s anxiety related. Dr. Gary Weitzman of The San Diego Humane Society offers advice.

Addressing Canine Arthritis: A Man in Chevy Chase, Md., has an Akita that suffers from arthritis and seeks advice. We connected him with renowned canine aging expert, Dr. Nicholas Dodman, director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

Music: “Purus River” by Uakti.
Production Assistance: Natalie Yuravlivker, Roslyn Kufour and Meghan Modafferi.

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

September 13, 2014

Dog Seizures: Dr. Gary Weitzman of The San Diego Humane Society fields a question from Andrews Air Force Base about canine seizures and MRIs.

Four-Legged Houdini: A Bealeton, Virginia woman struggles to keep her escape artist dogs in the yard, despite a chain-linked fence.

Cat Box Battles: In Silver Spring, Maryland, one dominant cat refuses to share the litter box with his lesser kitty friends.

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

September 6, 2014

Thinking Outside The Box: An 8-year-old tabby cat in Virginia has inexplicably started using the area outside of the litter box and its caretaker can’t figure out why. Dr. Weitzman has a few unusual but useful suggestions.

Dental Dos And Don’ts: In Washington, D.C., a 14-year old dog named Nina needs her teeth cleaned but the owner is terrified by the prospect of using anesthesia. Is there an alternative?

Feline Tailspin: A cat in Bethesda, Maryland seems to be frightened of its own tail and has had several, self-inflicted injuries that have required surgery as a result.

Music: “Purus River” & “Amazon River” by Uakti:

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

September 6, 2014

Raccoon Etiquette Dr. Gary Weitzman of The San Diego Humane Society fields a request for more information about the proper handling of a visit to a Washington, D.C. home by a raccoon. Raymond Noll, director of Animal Control Field Services at the Washington Humane Society joins the conversation and offers advice.

Cat Cohabitation A San Diego, California woman wants to know the best way to expand her family of felines.

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

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

August 30, 2014

Helping a Rescue Dog Recover: Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society speaks to a Maryland woman who wants advice on how to increase her canine’s chances for a speedy recovery from a series of injuries.

Fledgling Frogs: David Blackburn, curator of herpetology at the California Academy of Sciences offers suggestions to a Oklahoma woman who wants to know how to protect local tree and leopard frog tadpoles.

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

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

August 23, 2014

Wide-Eyed Ride: Dr. Gary Weitzman of The San Diego Humane Society has advice for a San Diego man whose Lab has car anxiety.

Spritz Fit: Two cats named Charlie and Elwood have taken to spraying all over a home in Arlington, VA, leaving their caretaker sinking and desperately seeking a solution.

Weak In The Knees: A 3 year old dog, Salty, has luxating patella in both knees but doesn’t seem to experience much pain. Will she need surgery? .

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

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

August 16, 2014

Reluctant Cat Referee: A Virginia woman is desperate for a solution to a series of mismatched altercations between two felines, one weighing in at 15 pounds. The other? Just 6 pounds.

Surgery As a Preventative Measure? The caretaker of Captain Bentley, a 9-month-old mini poodle in Virginia, has concerns about using a surgical procedure to address the possibility of canine cancer.

Music: “Purus River” by Uakti; “Shark in the Water” by V.V. Brown

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