Post Traumatic Stress: A Virginia dog who was recently attacked by a group of pit bulls has become very aggressive towards other dogs. What is the best course of action for resolving this issue? Music: “Purus River” & “Almitak” by Uakti
Starfish living in Pacific waters from Mexico to Alaska are inexplicably dying by the thousands. Katie Campbell of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s EarthFix project dives in to chronicle the work of scientists who are struggling to find the reasons behind the deaths.
DIY Grooming: Known as the star of Animal Planet’s reality show, "The Groomer Has It," Jorge Bendersky is an A-list pet care specialist whose clients include top models, notable actors, infamous billionaires and popular recording artists. Jorge shares a few “do it yourself” grooming tips that will make any pet ready for the red carpet. Music: "Verdi's Va Pensiero" by Uakti.
The diminutive and seemingly loveable canine breed is at the center of serious accusations by residents of a Phoenix, Ariz., suburb who say they’re being “terrorized” by packs of roaming Chihuahuas. Melissa Gable of Maricopa County Animal Care and Control in Arizona sheds light on a story that has made international headlines.
Operation Chihuahua: The escalating problem of abandoned and homeless Chihuahuas in California inspired animal control workers in San Francisco and a major airline to devise a novel partnership in order to find new homes for the animals. Music: “Madeira River” by Uakti; "The Cha-Cha Chihuahua Song"
Is There Such Thing as a “Hypoallergenic Pet?”: A Washington, D.C., woman has a husband who developed an allergic reaction to their dearly departed cat. They want to adopt another and heard that Persian cats don't aggravate allergies. True or false? Dr. Katy Nelson, host of "The Pet Show with Dr. Katy," joins Dr. Gary Weitzman in the attempt to find an answer.
Phone Peril: An otherwise very well-behaved 4-year-old Lab-Retriever in Silver Spring, Md., barks non-stop when her caretaker is on the phone or talking to someone. Music: “Purus River” & “Dig A Pony” by Uakti
The Snow Leopard is one of the world’s most elusive and endangered animals. It's also being recognized as a symbol of Olympian power, grace and beauty during this year’s winter games. Marco Werman of PRI’s The World tells us why the species is so admired and what is being done to rescue the species from brink of extinction.
No Medals for Sochi’s Treatment of Strays:Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the United States tells a story of distressing animal abuse in the Russian city hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Healthy Teeth, Happy Pet: 78 percent of dogs and 68 percent of cats over the age of 3 suffer from dental disease. And giving your pet’s teeth the “brush-off” could lead to critical and expensive health issues. Dr. Heather Loenser, co-host of the TV program “Pet Emergency 101,” offers tips for achieving better dental hygiene for your pet.
Litter Box Crisis: Dr. Gary Weitzman of The San Diego Humane Society hears the story of a 12-year-old cat in Virginia who refuses to use its litter box. “Schizo” Collie: In Maryland, a Border Collie mix has moments of snarling and snapping mixed with happiness, leaving its family very confused. How to Stop “Cat Scratching”: One of two cats in a Maryland home has developed skin irritation by scratching at small wound. Is there a way to prevent her from aggravating it? Music: “Purus River” by Uakti. Special Thanks to Natalie Yuravlivker.
Recently, western wild horse overpopulation has been characterized as a multimillion dollar headache for a federal government agency, which is so desperate for a solution that it is now reaching out to the general public for help. Washington Post reporter Lenny Bernstein has been covering this story and he tells us what he knows.
Horses of Assateague: The historical and biological significance of the 300 feral, free-roaming horses living on Maryland’s Assateague Island has recently taken a back seat to the concerns of scientists who want to limit the iconic animal’s numbers. They say it will lessen the serious impact the horses are having on the island’s ecology. WAMU 88.5 reporter Brain Russo visited the picturesque area for a first-hand account of this complex situation. Music: “Madeira River” by Uakti
A woman in Georgia is trying to understand the unique routine her feline exhibits after using the litter box. In Washington, D.C., a pitbull’s companion needs help finding a new home for the canine Music: “Kei’s Song” by David Benoit; “The Squid” by Mezzoforte. Special thanks to Natalie Yuravlivker.
You can see that disclaimer at the end of any film that uses animals on camera. But a recent investigation by the Hollywood Reporter’s Gary Baum suggests that what actually happens is something quite different. Baum joins us with details about what he found out.
Fukushima Fish: Nearly three years after the meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power station, the fear that fish and other marine life carry radioactive contamination persists. However, many scientists in California and Oregon have research that tells a different story. We get the details in a report from Ashley Ahearn of the public media collective EarthFix.