Dr. Gary Weitzman speaks with a Maryland woman who wants to make her parakeet more “sociable." In Washington, D.C., a woman is looking for ways to change her two cats’ aggressive behavior toward strangers. A Tennessee man has a cat that was diagnosed with feline leukemia and he wants advice.
Music: “Road Dogs” by Acoustic Alchemy; “Glory Days” (from “Racing Stripes” original soundtrack) by Mark Isham
A San Diego woman is having difficulty keeping her dogs indoors and seeks the advice of Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society. A Florida man needs help with his poodle’s peculiar lack of discipline. In Chicago, a 2-year-old Corgi injures a leg, and its caretaker wants to know if surgery is an option. We also feature BirdNote, our weekly review of avian species.
The effort to ban horse slaughter in the U.S. gained new momentum recently when four powerful members of Congress introduced a bill known as the SAFE act in a Capitol Hill press conference. We were there to speak with several influential figures in the animal welfare community who were also in attendance. Sam Litzinger speaks with Dr. Rindy Anderson of Duke University about how and why she and a team researchers created a new, robotic avian species affectionately called "Robosparrow."
A cat and its colon health is the primary concern of a Maryland woman, and Dr. Gary Weitzman enlists the input of author and veterinary critical care specialist Dr. Justine Lee in an attempt to offer the best advice. A San Diego man wants to know more about the possibility of chiropractic treatments for his Chihuahua. Music: “Road Dogs” by Acoustic Alchemy; ““Mother Nature’s Son” by Enzo Pietropaoli
Actress, author and filmmaker Isabella Rossellini unveils her new series of short films about motherhood in the animal kingdom, "Mammas," which airs on the Sundance Channel. See excerpts from the series. We travel to New Orleans for a chat with Ken Foster, founder of renowned pit bull rescue organization The Sula Foundation. Ken recently published a book about his affection for and commitment to the loyal and loving but often unappreciated breed, called "I’m A Good Dog."
Music: “Home” by Pat Metheny; “Your Mother Should Know” by The Beatles
Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society encounters a woman seeking to diagnose the cause of bumps resembling "zits" on her cat’s chin. An elderly Dalmatian in Virginia has started pacing inexplicably and its caretaker is seeking advice. A Maryland woman wants to curb her Lhasa Apso’s curious appetite for stuffed animals and underwear. We also feature BirdNote, a weekly review of avian species.
Dr. Gary Weitzman counsels a Washington, D.C., woman who is concerned about her dog’s severe, nighttime anxiety. A Tennessee woman seeks relief for her 11-year-old Westie, who is suffering from unusual stomach problems. Music: “Road Dogs” by Acoustic Alchemy; “I Am the Walrus” by The Beatles and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra