Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

July 12, 2014

Rules for Relocation? A Fairfax, VA woman asks Dr. Weitzman if there is a humane way to transplant semi-feral cats from one state to another.

Making the Adjustment To a New Location: A 1 year old Yorkie-poo in Chevy Chase, MD is having difficulty with house training.

Cause For Alarm? Doolin, a cat in Cabin John, MD has a small mass on its body and his caretaker wants to know if it’s connected to a heart condition.

Music: “Purus River” by Uakti; “I Love My Dog” – by Cat Stevens

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

July 12, 2014

Sibling Rivalry: Dr. Gary Weitzman of The San Diego Humane Society speaks with a woman in Harpers Ferry, WV who thinks her cat is jealous of the family dog.

Using Chemistry To Calm a Canine’s Nerves: In Gaithersburg, MD a 4 year old dog named Freddy is afraid of everything and spends the day under the bed. His caretaker is considering Prozac as a solution.

Decoding Duck Behavior: Chris Nicolai, migratory bird biologist and water fowl specialist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service helps Dr. Weitzman satisfy a listener’s curiosity about duck behavior in a La Cajon, CA pond

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

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

July 5, 2014

Four’s a Crowd? A woman living with four cats in Washington, D.C. is considering moving into smaller space and wonders about the effect the relocation might have on the pets.

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" by Kermit the Frog

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

July 5, 2014

A Second Opinion: Dr. Gary Weitzman of The San Diego Humane Society takes on the case of Riley, an 11-year-old yellow lab in Arlington, Virginia. Riley has a bladder tumor and his caretaker was advised to seek an alternative to chemotherapy for treatment. Dr. Weitzman has suggestions.

Cat Fighting for Attention? In Rehoboth, Delaware, a new kitten has joined a household with three other cats. The new arrival gets along fine with the others, but its presence causes the other cats to fight each other.

Do's and Dont's of Drug Therapy: A woman in Bonita, California has been treating Indy, her 5-year-old collie, with a custom-made cannabis preparation to treat epileptic seizures. The treatments have been successful but the woman wants some wants advice on drug’s continued use.

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

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

June 21, 2014

Winding Up When the Sun Goes Down: In Vienna, Virginia, a rescue dog named Missy becomes anxious and fidgety, but only at night. Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society has suggestions for winding Missy down.

A Surprise Visitor to the Bird Feeder: A wild turkey is regularly eating the food a Virginia woman puts in her garden feeder. We asked The Nature Conservancy’s Greg Meade to offer advice. Music: “Purus River” by Uakti. Special Thanks to Natalie Yuravlivker

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

May 31, 2014

All Wet In Washington, D.C.: A foster cat named Little Man is spraying all over the bathroom. His caretakers have tried many types of litter but the problem persists.

A Tipping Point? Sabrina, a 15-year-old cat in La Mesa, California is experiencing severe pain due to arthritis and has become ill-tempered. Her caretaker is seriously considering pet acupuncture. Music: “Purus River” by Uakti; “Wild Horses” by Tim Reis

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

May 31, 2014

One Of These Is Not Like The Other: In a Washington, D.C. household there are two cats: Charlie, who is at a healthy weight, and Tie, who is overweight and inactive. They are used to eating together and won't eat without the other. Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society helps the owner find the best way to control the weight of one without affecting the weight of the other.

Car Trouble? Murphy is a recently rescued dog in Alexandria, Virginia who loves to ride, but barks and has shaking fits when the riding stops.

Kitty Contagious? A woman in Arlington, Virginia is wondering if one of her cats, which was treated for pneumonia and chlamydia, is a health risk to her second cat. Music: “Purus River” by Uakti. Special Thanks to Natalie Yuravlivker

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

May 24, 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

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

May 17, 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

May 3, 2014

Will “Danny Cat” Live Better with Chemistry? A man in Rehoboth Beach, DE wants to take his feline on business trips, which could involve long car rides. Is it okay to give the cat drugs to lessen the stress of traveling?

Silent Treatment? In Tappahannock, VA a woman is desperate for a way to stop seven rescue dogs from having barking fits when guests leave her house.

An Unhappy Home: An adopted cat named Puffy is having a difficult and destructive transition to his new residence in Washington, D.C.

Music: “Purus River” by Uakti

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