Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

November 15, 2014

Dog Ear Dilemma: In Washington, D.C., the owner of a 13-week-old pit bull wants to know if the puppy is too old to have his ears cropped.

Sound Affect: A schnoodle named Midnight has a severe fear of the sound of her caretaker's burps.

Music: “Purus River” by Uakti; “Wild Horses” by Tim Reis

Production Assistance:: Natalie Yuravlivker, Meghan Modafferi, Alex Drewenskus, Tim Olmstead, Nick Warren

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

November 15, 2014

Grassy Toll: In Charlotte, North Carolina, an 11-year-old chocolate lab appears to have severe allergies to grass, which causes him to chew at his paws because of the irritation. Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society offers advice.

Treating a Tabby’s Teeth: A cat named Abby has been diagnosed with feline tooth resorption. What can be done to slow the progression or prevent it?

Music: “Purus River” by Uakti.

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets And Wildlife With Dr. Gary Weitzman

November 8, 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

November 1, 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

November 1, 2014

One Of These Is Not Like The Other: In a Watertown, N.Y. 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. What is best way to control the weight of one without affecting the other? Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society has a few suggestions.

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

Kitty Contagious? A woman in Arlington, VA 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

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.

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