Pet food is a huge business, generating $18 billion in annual sales in the U.S. alone. There are kosher, vegetarian, and raw alternatives. Two nutrition experts -- one for humans and the other for animals -- team up to tell us about the best, most healthful foods for your cats and dogs.
An experiment with cleaning fluids leads to one listeners safe solution for her kitten, Mouse. A border collie chases light and shadows -- and Dr. Gary explains this well-documented behavior. Plus, we'll solve the mystery about why a neighborhood robin keeps attacking one woman's car.
Temple Grandin is one of the best-known people with autism in the United States. She says her condition gives her unique insights into the minds of animals, and she's used those insights to revolutionize the way we handle livestock. She joins us to discuss how animals like cows think, and what that tells us about our own minds.
When one family welcomes a new child, their dog Zach, becomes a little more aggressive. A miniature poodle uses bedspreads and dirty socks as chew toys. And listener's offers theories about the cat that loves to roll around with ants.
Sitting, staying, not jumping up when greeting people: these are some of the skills every well-mannered dog should know. We learn the essentials of canine good citizenship and how to help your dog become a responsible member of society.
The massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico presents a potentially unprecedented environmental disaster. We discuss how it might affect the hundreds of species of mammals, birds, fish, invertebrates, and reptiles that depend on Louisiana's fragile coastal ecosystem.
Dr. Gary talks about rescuing abused and abandoned dogs, and how to deal with pets that get jealous of each other. Plus, we get advice for keeping a "clever and rambunctious" dog inside a fenced yard and dealing with a "mouthy" puppy.
Every year, thousands of people descend on a national park for a 24-hour counting frenzy known as a "Bioblitz." The goal is to identify as many plants and animals as possible, and this year's participants catalogued everything from algae to stingrays at Florida's Biscayne National Park. We'll learn more about the event and what it tells us about our ecosystem.
Maggie and Bella, both Border Collies, are the delight of a large family -- except for Bells excessive licking and Maggie's herding instincts. One man is curious about a great horned owl that is nesting near his house. And Shadow the cat loves ants...yes, ants. But the ants don't return Shadow's affections.