Dr. Gary Weitzman offers counsel to a Maryland woman whose cat is regurgitating its food. Reports of dog bites are rising and a woman in San Diego wants to know more about the statistics and ways to avoid incident.
Music: “Road Dogs” by Acoustic Alchemy; “Wild Horses” – Norah Jones and Tim Ries
A Virginia woman’s guinea pig has developed an unusual condition and Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society offers advice. In Washington, D.C., a rescued pit bull is showing signs of separation anxiety and its caretaker wants to know if drug therapy is the right course of action.
Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society devises a plan to curb a cat’s compulsive over grooming of an area that has recently undergone surgery. The companion of a Labrador Retriever in the nation’s capital is worried about the canine’s persistent limp. A 6-year-old Lhasa Apso in Georgia has an aversion to using a “litter pad” and the dog’s caretaker seeks an alternative. Music: “Road Dogs” by Acoustic Alchemy; Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Ari Daniel Shapiro of NOVA and PRI’s The World travels to Mexico to profile a biologist in who is trying to convince his countrymen to protect bats. He is training a new generation of researchers to look after the animals. Arizona based filmmaker Justin Willis talks about his short movie, "Catnip," a prize winner at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society helps a concerned Washington, D.C., mom whose Doberman Pinscher has taken a liking to licking her newborn son. Then, a Virginia man seeks a way to stop a neighbor’s cat from relieving itself on his front lawn.
Researchers at University of California, Irvine may have uncovered a new method for controlling the dreaded insect, inspired by a successful remedy used in Europe centuries ago. Catherine Loudon is leading the team responsible for this breakthrough and she shares the details. Actress, model and animal advocate Beth Stern gives a preview of her new TV program "Spoiled Rotten Pets," which airs on the NatGeo Wild cable network.
Dr. Gary Weitzman speaks to a conflicted man who is not sure what to do about his 12-year-old Springer Spaniel, who seems to be near the end of life. Music: “Road Dogs” by Acoustic Alchemy; “Glory Days” by Mark Isham