Afraid of Children And Vets
Photo courtesy of David Johnson
Dr. Gary updates us on more than 100 dogs rescued from an Arkansas puppy mill. At 10 weeks, Tonks the Border Collie mix was very friendly at ten weeks, but now at ten months, she’s afraid of children and the caller’s grandfather. Dr. Gary tells us what “scooting” is and how to stop it. Juju, a seven-year old Maine Coon, is terrified of the vet and has to have anesthesia when he goes. His owner wonders whether it’s worth the risk and stress to take the indoor cat to the vet. That’s followed by Animal House News with Karen Munson, who has a story about a tortoise that may not be extinct as previously thought and a group of wild hybrid sharks. She also has information about a rat photo contest sponsored by New York City transit workers.