Afraid of Children And Vets

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Tonks the Border Collie relaxes on the floor.

Photo courtesy of David Johnson

Afraid of Children And Vets

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.

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.

Guests

Dr. Gary Weitzman

executive director of the Washington Animal Rescue League

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It will takes more weeks for this dog to associate with human, maybe this dog had a bad experience with people that is why it is afraid of kids. - Gregory J. Daniels DDS

September 13, 2013 - 10:49pm