Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society offers advice to a Maryland woman whose rescue dog has been “kicked out” of a training program. Also, a Massachusetts man seeks a solution to his dog’s skittish behavior in public areas. Music: “Road Dogs” by Acoustic Alchemy
This week the Washington Animal Rescue League became the temporary home for five cats and eight dogs from New York after they were orphaned by Hurricane Sandy. We were there to meet the new arrivals and talk to rescue league staff member Lisa Stemcosky (pictured),who assisted the ASPCA's NYC efforts and helped transport the animals back to D.C. Stemcosky spoke about the next steps in finding new families for the animals. Also featured: BirdNote, our weekly exploration of living things with wings. Music: “Animal Dreams” by Bob James, “Half Life” by Imogen Heap
Dr. Gary Weitzman helps a woman determine the best way to clean her cat’s nails. And a canine’s persistent whining at meal time has its guardians at wit’s end. Music: Dr. Gary’s theme – “Road Dogs” by Acoustic Alchemy.
Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society meets a woman who is concerned about her dog’s excessive howling. A cat’s excessive self-grooming has its human companion seeking advice. Then, producer Karen Munson has Animal House Dateline and the latest news from the animal kingdom. Music: “Road Dogs” by Acoustic Alchemy
Dr. Gary Weitzman helps the Arizona companion of an 8-year-old Chinese Crested named “Notcho” (as in not-cho ordinary canine) discover the right dietary balance. Then, a woman calls from Maryland wondering what to do about her cat’s overweight condition.
Music: “Road Dogs” by Acoustic Alchemy; “La Rondine” (The Swallow) by Renata Scotto
Whether she’s employing unique procedures, such as water therapy and acupuncture, or counseling her friend Oprah Winfrey on veterinary matters, Dr. Barbara Royal is known as a trailblazer in pursuit of an “integrative” approach to animal medicine. She spoke to Sam Litzinger about the methods described in her new book, "The Royal Treatment." After that, it's BirdNote with a few tips for beginning bird watchers, followed by The Loh Down on Science with Sandra Loh, which features details of a new study about North American songbirds.
As a rule, cats and litter boxes can be a difficult match. But Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society is up for the challenge. He has a fail-safe solution for a Washington, D.C., woman whose cat would rather perch aloft from her furniture for its biological relief instead of using the litter box. Weitzman also helps a California woman who is trying to cultivate the lighter side of her Chihuahua’s personality.
The world’s busiest explorer, Jeff Corwin, takes some rare down time to talk with Sam Litzinger about how his mother’s encouragement and a love of snakes influenced his current work with wildlife and nature conservation. Music: “Animal Dreams” by Bob James; “River” by Enya