31 Burst results for "Judy Francis"
A highlight from 1249. Catifying Your House With Jackson Galaxy
"Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is Animal Radio, featuring your dream team, veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Just another tremendous show in what happens to be, I believe, the third episode of the season of stars by accident. The what? Well, we usually have the season of stars here on Animal Radio. Yeah, that went a couple months. A couple months. It went almost a year. Yeah, I guess it did. Holy moly, yes. And it's happening again for some reason. All the celebs are coming out. We had Joyce DeWitt on a couple weeks back. Today, Charlotte Ross will be joining us talking about the animals that she loves and has in her world. Next week, country star Lori Morgan will be joining us. And there's rumor that Hilary Swink will be joining us here in the near future. I love her. Oh, don't you though? And they love their animals too. And I know why she's going to be on. And this is going to be very, very, very cool. I just put two and two together here. Good for you. Good for you. You know who's on today? It's Jackson Galaxy, who's the big, he's like the cat whisperer. Yeah, he is. This will be his second or third time, or in Judy's head, maybe his sixth or seventh time. 13th. On Animal Radio. He's actually talking about his new book called Catification, which tells you how to turn your house into a cat friendly. That's cool. Yes. Into a cat house. A cat house. Cat friendly house. Basically, yep. So let's get going right here. What do you got, Tammy? What are you working on today? Well, you know, it's so hard if you have animals to find a place to rent. Everybody knows that and it's so terribly expensive. But there is one city in Northern California that may be putting a stop to landlords saying, no, I won't rent to you because you have a cat, a dog, a guinea pig, a fish, a bird or whatever. Well, I know that happens a lot. Hopefully you'll have answers for us coming up in just a few minutes right here on Animal Radio. Joey, what are you working on? Well, you know, I'm going to respond to getting yelled at this week for not getting someone in their holiday appointments that are coming up because we're already booked for the holidays. So I'm going to give people a tip on how to sneak their pets in real easy. You run and you open the door and you throw them in and you close the door and you take off. That usually works, too, but we boot them right back out at that point. Tips with Joey Vellani, the dog father, just a few minutes right here on Animal Radio. We welcome Steve to the show. Hi, Steve. Hi, how are you doing? Good. Where are you calling from today? Costa Mesa, California. Costa Mesa. Okay. Listening in Los Angeles. How can we help you? I got the whole team here for you. Yeah, I have a dog. I adopted him about seven years old now. It's a Red Morale Australian Shepherd, purebred. I adopted him about five years ago when he was two from the pound.
A highlight from 1248. Pet Prenups. Who Gets The Dog?
"Celebrating the connection with our pets. This is Animal Radio, featuring your dream team, veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Dr. Debbie, she practices in Los Angeles. I don't know why she still practices. Los Angeles? I'm sorry. Las Vegas. I was going to say that was a mistake. She practices in Las Vegas, and I don't know why she's still practicing. She really does a fine job. I think she could move on to the actual thing right now, but she can answer your questions because she sees all kinds of weird, strange animals in Las Vegas. And you do see those in Los Angeles too, strange animals. And those are just the people. Yeah, those are two -legged kind. Hi Cheryl. Hi. What's going on with your animals? I have a nine -year -old Jack Russell Terrier that gets carsick. She's a real timid little dog and she gets really nervous in the car and took her on a trip to try it out. It was about a two -and -a -half -hour long trip and she threw up the whole way there. And on her way back she was exhausted, so she slept. But the problem is we were going to go on a vacation for about four days, and in the past we had another dog that we had to put down a couple months ago, and we would just leave them both at home and have someone come in and take care of them several times a day. And that worked out fine, but we really didn't want to leave her alone. And she's never really been kenneled. So I guess my question is, is there anything you can do for the car sickness? I believe it's caused by her getting really nervous. Yeah, yeah, definitely. There are things we can do for pets that have this problem, but you brought up a good point there is that for some pets it's truly a motion sickness problem, but for others it's really more of an anxiety -driven problem. And we can treat for motion sickness, but if they've got anxiety or fear for car travel, then it doesn't necessarily help them. So the first thing is to really kind of figure out which situation it is. If the sight of your car or just sitting in the car gets your dog salivating and gets them worked up, then we might be dealing more with an anxiety problem. Then if they're happy -go -lucky, they're in the car for a while, and then they get sick, that might be more of a motion sickness. So first thing is really the main way to treat this is to really condition the pet for car travel. So that's basically going to mean that we're going to slowly work up to exposures in the car and preferably not take them for that to our car ride until they are actually acclimated to the car. So we want to start really baby steps. So we get them maybe close to the car, we treat them, we give them goodies, we make it a pleasant experience, then we work up to opening the car door, making them sit in the car seat, coming back out, and then gradually turning on the car with the pet in it to actually going down the driveway. And as we do this, we're only doing little steps. So if at any point the pet shows fear, anxiety, or gets sick to their stomach, we stop because we're not going to win anything by trying to battle through it. We want to make it short, good exposures and make that car become a great thing that they become accustomed to. So that's how we work through that aspect. And eventually we build up to longer and longer exposures within the car. Now to do that, you might need some other tools to help you. And there's some kind of natural steps we might try. And then there's going to be also some different types of medications that we can look at. So if we're looking at a pet that has true motion sickness, I'm going to go for more or like Dramamine a drug called Cerenia. Both of those, you can talk to your veterinarian about the right doses, and they can be helpful for a lot of pets with car travel.
A highlight from 1247. Should Homeless People Have Pets?
"Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is Animal Radio featuring your dream team veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani and here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Ah, boo! You scared? No. Okay. Happy Halloween to you and all of your animals. There you go. Yes. We'd love to hear from you today. We can talk to Dr. Debbie or dog father Joey Vellani and we'd love to see their pictures of your costumed animals over at our Facebook page. So make sure that you upload those along with your videos over there. We're going to head to the phones for your calls right now but first let's find out what's going on in the newsroom. Ms. Lori Brooks, what are you working on? You know we're all big animal supporters here and there is yet a new study out that talks about the benefits of having animals with children specifically in the classroom. This is like far from the days of when I was a kid and our classroom pet was an ant farm. But I did love that ant farm and I used to take that home during the summer and well just one summer because, well, they didn't come back home. Hi. Who is this? You talking with me? I'm talking to you. You talking to me? I'm talking to you. I'm not talking to you. Okay. I'm Lucy. Hi Lucy. How you doing? I'm doing good. Where are you calling? Right now I'm calling in from Maryland. When I called you originally, I was in Arizona. You get around? Yes.
A highlight from 1246. Cat Thwarts Suicide
"Celebrating the connection with our pets. This is Animal Radio featuring your dream team veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani and here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Well it is very ghoulish in here today. All of the animals dressed up in their Halloween costumes and we ought to just get a group picture or a picture of some of these animals and put them up on the website because it is so absolutely adorable. Most of them like it. Except I think Nick Nicky is having trouble with. There is nothing going on in that gal's head. She just did not want to wear a hat. And who can blame her. You know some animals really get into this holiday and then some you know would rather just be curled up underneath the couch during that time because everything looks foreign to them and it kind of freaks them out. They can be freaked out real easy. Yeah I know my cat. I have a headband with horns and I can sit right there and look at him and I put the headbands on and he arches up and I take him off and he sits back down. I put the headband on and he arches up. Yeah Nicky she has a thing where we walk through the neighborhood neighbors put up a lot of those little fake gravestones and the ghouls crawling and she every year she gets really just disturbed and it takes her a couple times of walking around the neighborhood to see this until she realizes they're really not crawling out of the earth to get her. Now of course this is a busy time of the year at the office for you because of all of the candy and all the crap that the dogs ingest right? Yeah well there's a lot of not just the chocolate but the other candy so you know dog that eats lollipops. You know there's things like the physical hazards of the foreign objects of having a lollipop stick in their stomach. So we see that kind of thing and then just you know the sweets. There's so many different things when when kids have those things and they have them around their toys then those toys might even smell like sweets and then I've seen it happen in my own household where anything next to the candy was ingested because it has that strong odor. So they really can get into a lot of foreign object ingestions as well as you know the risk of the candy. Not just chocolate but don't they you know that fake sweetener what is that Xylitol? Xylitol yeah so and a lot of people think that giving sugar -free gum is a great alternative to these sweets to kids but a lot of the sugar -free gums contain Xylitol which is very toxic and actually believe it or not one piece of this can actually kill a dog. Hi Ellen. Hi how are you? Good where are you calling from today? I'm calling from Clearwater Florida. Clearwater Florida you had that kind of New York accent. Did you go from New York? Ah that's what I thought.
A highlight from 1245. Marshall Tucker Band's Doug Gray Gets Catty
"Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is Animal Radio, featuring veterinarian Dr. Debbie White, groomer Joey Volani, news director Lori Brooks. And now, here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. And your dream team of experts. Let us not forget bloody the world famous Russian dog wizard, the dog father Joey Volani and horse expert Ernie Rodino all here today. Coming up in just a few minutes, we're also going to talk to Doug Gray from the Marshall Tucker Band. What's the deal with him? Is he an animal lover? Why is he coming on the show? He's an animal lover. He's got some cats. Cats? He's a Persian cat guy. Persian? I just don't picture him as a Persian cat guy. I know, huh? I can't wait to talk to him. But that'll be a flashback to the 70s for me at least. Remember the song Can't You See? Remember that? Sure you do. See, I heard it in a love song is mine. Everybody has their favorite Marshall Tucker Band song. He'll be joining us in just a few minutes right here on Animal Radio. And Joey Volani, what will you be talking about? Smelly face dogs, you know, really stinky faces and how to deal with it quick and easy and get rid of the staining. And we move on from there. If you have a smelly face dog, and this will work on your husband, too. If he's a smelly faced husband, this tip, I believe, is kind of universal. You can use it all. Or smelly cat. Smelly cat. Smelly cat. Let's go to Ron. Hey, Ron, how are you doing? Okay, how are you? Good. Volani's right here. What's up with your dog? Oh, I have a German Shepherd that I got directly from the breeder as a puppy. Run, run, run, run, run, stop, stop, please. If you were the woman, I would kiss you right now. No, no, not again.
A highlight from 1244. The Truth About Dog-Lick Bacteria
"Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is Animal Radio. Featuring your dream team, veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. And when you hop onto an airplane, you probably don't think that there's a dog somewhere doing work to help you take off. You know, you see the little baggage handlers out your window, they're loading luggage and you see the flight attendants getting all ready for the flight and the people checking you in at the airport. But yeah, there might be a dog that's actually helping you get from one location to another. We're going to find out what that's all about today here on Animal Radio. Very excited about that. Also on the show today, we've been doing this for over 18 years now. Hard to believe. And over the last 18 years, we've had some incredible guests on the show. And this week, we're introducing the Animal Radio Flashback. And on this week's show, you will hear an interview that we did several years ago with one of the top, if not the most popular cartoon voices in the world. Anyone want to take a guess at that? I know who it is. Scooby? No, the world. I mean, retro. No, no, no, no. I know who it is. And it's not Mickey Mouse. But I can't, I don't know how to mimic it. That's coming up in just a few minutes right here on Animal Radio. What are you working on over there, Laurie? Well, I have some information on the bucket list dog, Smoke, that we told you about last week. That hound who was at the shelter and had developed a bucket list. Oh, yeah, I remember that. Yeah, we have an update for you. And also, police in one state are saying that they believe that perhaps rescuing a pig might be better than, in this case, buying a burglar alarm.
A highlight from 1243. Should You Trust Pet DNA Tests?
"Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is Animal Radio featuring your dream team, veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer, Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Do you know what kind of pet you have? Well, certainly if it's a cat or dog, you probably know the difference. But do you know what kind of breed? Is it a mutt? What is making up the DNA of your dog or your cat? And do you care? A lot of people do. There's about 10 different tests on the market right now where you can send in saliva or cheek spittle, I guess? Yeah, cheek swab. It's actually the epithelial. So it's the cells that you're getting off the cheek, not necessarily the spit. Epithelial? Is that what you said there? I learned so much from you. And they'll tell you if it's what kind of breed it is or if it's made up of several different breeds. You did this, Judy. I think your results came back like lion and elephant. They weren't even dogs. It was so bizarre. She's full grown now. She weighs nine pounds. And it came back all these St. Bernard's, German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois. I thought, really? So that was a cheek swab. And then when I did the blood... Oh, you did a blood test too? I did a blood. It came back Jack Russell, miniature pincher and Maltese. And are you going with that? Oh, definitely. She's definitely Jack Russell. It came out 50 % Jack Russell. And that's what she is. Now, why did you want to know this information? Well, first of all, I didn't want a Jack Russell because I did my research and I know how hyper they are. And I'm not that hyper person. I want a more laid back dog. And so I did my research and got her from a rescue when she was eight weeks old. They said she was a Chihuahua, but there was no Chihuahua in this girl. And I questioned that as she got a little bit older. And I thought, okay, I got to find out. And I wanted to know what she was because people ask, people look at her, and everybody had their guesses. And it's like, I don't know. And I wanted to know what my dog was. But would it be safe to say you didn't want a Jack Russell, but you love your dog? Oh, I would not trade her for the world. I'll keep that little 50 % Jack. So the blood test really made little difference in anything, really, except telling people. Just what it was. It was kind of like bragging rights to know what my dog is and be able to say when people ask. That's basically why I did it. But then again, still, at least I know if there's anything I should look at, you know, with the breeds that she may be predisposed to down the line. You mean like a sickness or a disease? Health? Yeah. If she starts doing something or something happens and I can say, well, that's typical of this breed. So what kind of diseases and sicknesses are typical of, what did you say? Was it Jack Russell? Jack Russell, 50%. And a Min Pin? Well, we can see a lot of things with knees, so we can see patellar luxations. She's had two knee surgeries, two back legs. But that also fits with a lot of other small breeds. But, you know, there can be some host of skin diseases, allergies that we may not have like a specific test for. You know, but there are some conditions in some breeds, like say golden retrievers have a genetic linked with seizures. So if you had a yellow large breed dog and you didn't know what it was and it started developing seizures. And if I knew this dog was a golden retriever, I'd say, wow, you know, sometimes golden retrievers can be very challenging to manage with seizures. And we really have to use every means at our disposal to try to get those seizures under control. So it wouldn't change necessarily, you know, would I treat or not treat, but it might make us say, okay, our expectations are this is going to be a more challenging patient to try to manage. So that's one example. But there's a whole tons of things, you know, cataracts are inherited, heart diseases with certain breeds can be inherited, and kidney problems with cats. There's a type of polycystic kidney disease, a kidney disease in Himalayans and Persian type cats that can cause different problems. So, you know, there's all sorts of things that there are genetic tests for. It doesn't mean your dog or cat will get them. It just may mean they have some genetic tendency or genetic marker for that. So I see these online tests and but you do it in your office there? Do veterinarians offer these tests? Yeah, I mean, not everyone is going to do that. But we we do like that. And it's one is it's kind of the ooh, cool factor, you know, so you can, you know, have a party and people will ask and you can actually have some answer that sounds, you know, like you didn't just make this up. That's one important thing. But I do think it can help guide some decisions on awareness and potentially your pet's health down the road. So I wouldn't say it will make me do something different for a patient as far as putting them to sleep. But I do think it's important information to be armed with to know what you need to worry about to watch for in your pet's life. I agree. And if you can't afford it and somebody asks what kind of dog you have, say snuffle up against it really will throw the middle. It'll be different. So we're going to talk to a lady today, a doctor, Dr. Lisa Moses. She practices pain and palliative care at the Angel Animal Medical Center in Boston. And she says you may not want to bet the farm when you do one of these tests, as sometimes the information may not be accurate. And I wanted to find out about this. How important is it? Are people making decisions with bad information? So we'll have her on the show in just a few minutes to talk about that. Also today, we're going to be talking to the folks over at Smoke Alarm Monitoring. What's this guy's name? It's spelled really weird. Z -S -O -L -T. Zolt. Is that Hungarian? What is that? Sounds like it could be. He says our pets are starting fires. He sells smoke alarms for a living. And he says that our pets are actually, while they're unattended, starting fires in our house. See, I hide the matches. You do? Little delinquents. Oh my goodness. Yes. What do you expect? But first, your calls toll free from the free animal radio app for iPhone and Android. Let's go to Gary. Hey, Gary. How are you? I'm very good, sir. How are you? Very good. Where are you calling from today? You have kind of that southern twang. North Carolina. North Carolina. How is North Carolina today? It's kind of warm. It's not unbearably hot, but it's a warm day. What's going on with the animals? I have the whole team here for you. Okay. Well, I've been listening to your program lately over the last several weeks and was interested in the discussion that I've heard about yeast infections, skin conditions, and the treatments. And then also, there was also somewhat of a separate discussion about the use of human products on animals and how effective they can be, or harmful, or whatever the case may be. And I wanted to tell you about my little guy. I'll give you a little background on him, a little of the tale of the tape. He's approximately eight years old, as far as we know. He's a Yorkie mix, he's a small guy, just a shade under eight pounds, and I found him abandoned out in the country. And he was in pretty bad shape. He was missing hair and had a lot of parasites and skin infections, yeast, and all that. And we've been battling it for nearly three years now, but he's made much improvement, just great improvement. I kind of took it upon myself to use a product that's designed for human females, actually, who might have that kind of affliction, and rubbed it liberally on the elephant skin areas of my dog. And after doing that for three or four days in a row, it really seemed to help clear it up. What do you think of that, Doc? Well, we have to be precise when we talk about different products, because there's some products that actually can have harmful ingredients in them, and some won't hurt, and actually have active ingredients that might be appropriate. So I'm going to back up, because when we talk about elephant skin, and kind of that thickened skin, like for anybody who's not seen this in dogs, it typically is when their skin gets real thick, leathery, they lose the hair in the area, and it actually, from a distance, looks like elephant skin. And that's a combination of what we call hyperpigmentation, so the skin turns dark, and lichenification, which is where the skin becomes thick, and there's extra layers, if you will, that kind of are put on top of the skin. Those things happen from a couple possibilities, and we can see it with allergies, but really with things like yeast and bacterial infections. So it sounds like you're certainly barking up the right tree there, but the cautions I have with some of the female yeast products that are used for vaginal yeast infections, there are some that actually contain anesthetics. A vagus cell, for example, contains an ingredient called benzocaine. And this can be highly - Well, that's actually what I used. I used the generic, but yeah, you're on the right tree there. Okay. Yeah, so actually, benzocaine can cause toxicities in both dogs and cats. So just licking it off their skin, it can actually be toxic to the red blood cells, causes what we call hemoglobinemia. So if it contains that ingredient, I would say, put it back on the shelf and save it for your wife in the household. But there are certainly, say, athlete's foot creams that contain chlorotrimazole, which is an antifungal. In that, we've used that on surface yeast infections. But the reality is, if we've got that kind of change in the skin, most of those pets actually need kind of a two -pronged approach. So the topicals only get you so far, and they really need to be on some kind of oral or systemic therapy. So most of the pets that I have with that kind of skin can take a course of maybe three months to get them improved, controlling the itch, controlling the infection. If they've got yeast or bacteria, then we put them on either an antibiotic or an oral yeast form, like ketoconazole, per se.
A highlight from 1242. Turning Your Pet Into A Social Media Influencer. Wise Words From An Expert.
"Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is Animal Radio, featuring your dream team, veterinarian, Dr. Debbie White and groomer, Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. If you're like Judy, you spend a lot of time online, social media, going through videos. You'll spend like an hour a day maybe just watching. I just get down a rabbit hole, you watch one and then another one pops up, oh, I got to see that. And it's like, oh, look at this one. And they're all animal or pet related. Is that mostly it? Yeah, I won't watch. I don't know if I'm not interested in the other ones. Yeah, sure. Sure. Yeah. So in your life, who would you say is the biggest social media influencer for you? What animal do you maybe even follow? You know what? I'm not a follower. In fact, no. And I like watching both cat and dog videos. So I don't really hone in on a certain animal and like follow that particular animal. I'm kind of like, I watch them all. Have you ever seen, I'm going to hold up a picture here. Have you ever seen this animal here? This is, this is Loki. I hadn't seen Loki. Again, I don't follow any certain animals if I happen to come across a video, but I don't, I don't, I, yeah. He's beautiful. Loki is, what kind of dog is Loki? He's like some kind of a Malamute wolf hybrid. Like a wolf. I'm not quite sure. He's a big dog. This particular picture that I'm holding up to the microphone is Loki and his guardian, Kelly. They're sitting in a hammock. You may have seen this picture. It's a picture that he just casually posted on his Instagram page. And then, uh, the people over at Bored Panda saw it, wanted to do an interview with him. Buzzfeed picked it up. Eventually he realized that his dog was becoming extremely popular online. And he decided after about a year after this picture went out to quit his job and focus on promoting his animal online to become a social media sensation. We're going to find out how he's doing on that and whether or not we should quit our jobs to become ladybugs. Yeah. Well, she has a Facebook page. It's not very popular. Maybe she needs to post more. Well, I just, you know, everybody go to her Facebook page and like her right now. So we're going to talk to this Kelly Lund coming up here. He's the guardian of Loki and we're going to find out what his secret is to becoming a viral sensation. Also on the show today. And in this hour, we're going to talk to Fiona Gilbert. Fiona, do you need to get that? I'm expecting a call from my pharmacist. Can we, can you just make sure? Cause I'm, I have to pick something up and I'm just waiting for them to call and say it's ready. So can you just check that? Thank you. Coming up this hour, Fiona Gilbert will be joining us. She has MS unfortunately, and she has a service dog to help her with her MS. What kind of dog is that there? It's a pit bull. It is a, it is a pit bull. Surprise, surprise. Well now how can that be? I mean a pit bull service dog? Is there such a thing as a pit bull service dog? Why not? Well, I guess not. Why not? I do know that Delta or American Airlines just banned service animals that happened to be pit bulls. I do know that in Denver it is illegal to have a pit bull. That's just wrong. That is wrong. I bet Fiona has a bone to pick with Delta Airlines. I'm guessing that. Or her dog does. Okay, we're going to find out about her service dog, her pit bull coming up here on Animal Radio. Lori, what are you working on for this hour? You were just a minute ago Hal talking about social media and Loki and everything. Well, I have for you a new list from Forbes. They did, I love this word influencers because I had never really heard of it before. I just thought, you're famous on social media. If you're famous on social media, you're an influencer. So Forbes had this edition where they had the top 10 people influencers, the top 10 chef influencers and on and on with everything. And they did a list on pets. So pets on social media. So I will tell you the most famous pets or influencers on social media. When Forbes is involved, there must be money involved. Of course. Okay. That list on the way. First year calls. Let's go to Wanda. Hi Wanda. Hi. How are you doing? Very good. I have the whole dream team here to answer your questions. What's going on with your pets? Okay. I have Dachshund miniature pincher mix. She's having skin problems. I switched vets like four times and they always said that it's yeast, airborne yeast. And they give her shots and she goes okay for two weeks. But then they give her prednisone. That makes her eat a lot. She still eating and she still have the yeast and she still have the smell. Okay. Yeah. I don't know what to do. So has she had any money in the beds? Okay. And have we used any medicine that specifically geared towards the yeast, either by a pill form or by a shampoo or a topical form? Well, they give me Mariset. Okay. And I have to bathe her every other day, but sometimes I can tell you the truth. I don't have time and it's cold and she gets very cold. I'll give her a bath every other day. Okay. And is that it or are they using any pills for that other than the prednisone? No. They give me Apoquel. Apoquel, she still eating and then the doctor say I will then give her Benadryl. Okay. So I'm going to kind of make some interpretations of what you've said and what I think may be the direction that your veterinarian is going here. So if your pet has yeast on the skin, the important thing to know about that is that yeast is generally not the primary problem. It's a secondary problem. So there's usually something else that's making that skin barrier unhealthy where the yeast can really grow and proliferate. So if they're using things like prednisone and Apoquel, it sounds like they're suspicious that she has an underlying allergy. So those medicines are geared towards the allergy. But the sad thing is if we use that and don't address infection and treat it with the medications for those conditions, we're really not going to get anywhere. So we're going to think that, you know, the medicine isn't working for allergies when we're really just not treating a bacterial infection or say a yeast infection that could be present. So what my consideration, and I'd ask you to talk to your veterinarian if this seems fair and like a direction that they would agree with, is that if we have yeast in the skin and it's chronic, especially if it creates some of the different symptoms I see with yeast, and I should mention those, yeast in the skin will often cause a really stinky foot odor. It smells like old man foot. I have to wash my bed and everything every day. Yeah. So it's a real strong smell. The dogs will often have kind of a greasy feel to them in those areas. And in some cases when it's present for chronic long -term periods of time, we'll actually get a thickening of the skin and it'll become kind of darkly pigmented and what almost I describe as elephantinized. So it kind of becomes like elephant skin. She had that in her tail, but then I gave her and gave and went away. Okay. So yeah, so that definitely, if those kinds of things are going on, then yeast is very suspicious. We usually confirm that by taking a sample from the skin and looking and you know, yeast show up pretty easy on an impression smear. So the thing I would ask you to talk to your veterinarian about is, can we use something systemic for her, for this yeast? And that might mean a couple different possible medicines, but they basically all fall under the category of an antifungal medicine, such as ketoconazole or itraconazole, or even one called terbenafene. Any of those are used with yeast infections, whether it be in the ears or say in the skin. So that would be something, and it does take a long period of time. We might get some improvement after maybe a week or two, but many times this is something that we have to treat for many weeks to months. So that would be something where, you know, I would definitely talk to them about that. The other thing is, you know, definitely the maliceb that you're using is certainly an appropriate one if we're suspicious of yeast, but there can be even some other things that we can use topically as well, as far as different types of mousses or sprays that we can use that contain either say chlorhexidine, which is a type of an antiseptic, or miconazole, which is an anti -yeast topical. So those can be things that we can add into the regimen. But I think the good thing in your situation is there is some things that I can suggest for you to try, and the big thing is sticking with it, because it really does take, I had just like a bald, kind of darkly skinned, very little hair. It only had hair on the tip of its tail and around its head, and it took four months of yeast therapy that we treated, and it finally got most of its hair back. It never did get all of it back, because it was so scarred, but it can really be very rewarding. You just kind of have to trek through it. So yeah, with her, she's black. When people see her and they tell me, why are you taking it? Because her top hair of her body is black, shiny, so pretty. It's just under the legs, on her stomach, at her four paws, and under the tail. You know, they don't have it, she doesn't have it anyplace else. And I bathe her, I bathe her, she's my baby. Yeah, well, and yeast is horribly itchy. Any human knows that. So it's a miserable thing. So definitely, and even some other kind of anti -itch remedies, you know, that we can use. I am using a lot of the canine atopic dermatitis immunoglobulin called CADI, and that helps a lot just to kind of stop the itch, to give pets relief while we're dealing with all the other things. Yes, I don't want to bite. I know that the steroids, they're going to hurt her a long time. And I say, what I'm giving to her is she's not going to be improving. That's why I hear you every morning. And I say on Sundays, and I say, I'm going to call because maybe I can go to the vet with some knowledge and say, hey, give me the yeast infection medication, take her away from the prednisone. Absolutely. And that makes it harder. The prednisone definitely makes it harder for her to fight these infections. So if we use it sparingly, just to kind of help relieve it, and then yeah, get her off that. I agree totally. So she needs to go to the vet and ask for something systematic. Is that right? Systemic. Systemic. A systemic and a yeast medicine. Yes, a yeast medicine. I will do that. Hopefully we can get her some good help and I wish you guys the best. Let us know how things turn out and hopefully we'll get her feeling and looking better and smelling better too. Thanks Wanda. Well, this portion of Animal Radio is underwritten by Fear Free Happy Homes. Don't forget you can get your fix of Animal Radio anytime you want with the Animal Radio app for iPhone and Android. Download it now. It's made possible by Fear Free Happy Homes. Helping your pets live their happiest, healthiest, fullest lives at home, at the vet, and everywhere in between. Visit them at fearfreehappyhomes .com. And thanks, Fear Free, for underwriting Animal Radio.
A highlight from 1241. What Does It Mean When Your Favorite Drinking Buddy Is The Cat?
"Celebrating the connection with our pets. This is Animal Radio featuring your dream team veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani and here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. I'm going to go ahead and set the scene right now. Dr. Debbie is chowing down or drinking a drink I guess it's kombucha is that what you call that? Kombucha, yeah! It's a fabulous fermented drink that's got a little bit of vinegar it. to Any alcohol in it? Technically there's a warning on there yeah so but it's not like you drink it to get you know lit it's just it's just a natural process of the fermentation releases alcohols. Can I just say it looks absolutely disgusting. It is there's a sludge at the bottom and so you have to stir it but that's where the good stuff's at. You want that. Are there any redeeming factors of kombucha for animals? Can animals drink kombucha? You know because of the alcohol in there I've never heard of it actually being safe for for dogs but you know if we could develop one for dogs that would be appropriate. I guess the first thing would be would they like it because most kombuchas are kind of citrusy flavored or they have like you know different kind of additives to them that may not be appealing on the canine palette so we might have to find ways to make that a doggy attractant. I don't know. So there's no beef or chicken kombucha? Heck no. I wouldn't drink that. Is it good? Do you drink it because it's good for you? Yeah it's got a lot of live bacterial cultures that are good for your digestive tract. So it's actually in my opinion is better than yogurt because you can't get this amount of active cultures from just eating yogurt without the calories. This is awesome stuff. It's like 50 to 60 calories for a bottle. What about probiotics for pets because there's lots of those out there. That's true yeah and I think that there's a lot of probiotics out there. We just don't really know what cultures are necessarily the best cultures for dogs or cats or people even. I think they're still really looking at that and saying plus there's the problem of getting the probiotic in through the digestive tract and not have it digested. So there's got to be this kind of gets past the stomach and can actually do its work in the digestive tract so not all probiotics are the same. So where do you get this? Do you make it or do you buy it? Some people make it and I just buy it at the health food store, the grocery store. You could buy it everywhere now but it's definitely good for the gut and you know part of your immune system. So it's good for everything. I'm thinking about six years ago when you first came on to animal radio you used to come in with a diet Pepsi one. Yeah I've kind of evolved I'd say. Things have changed. You know who we're going to have on the show today is a lady who makes cocktails for animals for dogs and cats. Okay. I know this it sounds a little strange to me. Alcoholic? Well it's a pet winery and I don't think there's any alcohol involved. No there's no alcohol in it. I have a Fetch Me Noir and it looks like a bottle of wine. It really does. I have a Meow Sling and that Meow Sling looks like one of those little shots that you'd get on the airplane. And I also have a purgandy, a Fetch Me Grigio, a dog teeny, a cat teeny. A dog teeny and a cat teeny. Yeah about everything. I don't understand. So you can include your pets if you're having a party and do it in a safe way. Exactly. So for the holidays you're coming up you can pour a little martini gliese with a little bit of the puppy liquor in there and it'd be a safe alternative. They even have a bark brew if you know if your dog likes prefers beer instead. This is Barktober right? There you go. We're going to talk to this lady who's invented this stuff is that correct? She's coming up in just a few minutes right here on Animal Radio. What are you working on over there in the newsroom Lori? Got a very interesting story. How you you could think you have food poisoning but it's really your puppy that's making you sick. Okay it's your turn to reach out to Dr. Debbie right now in this portion of Animal Radio brought to you by Fear Free Happy Homes. Helping your pets live their happiest, healthiest, fullest lives at home, at the vet, everywhere in between. Visit them at fearfreehappyhomes .com and thanks Fear Free for underwriting Animal Radio. Hey Ted how you doing? Hey fine how are you? Good where are you calling from today? I'm calling from Los Angeles. The LA area listening on coast. How can we help you? The whole team is here for you. Oh thank you so much. I've got the problem with my dog. I've got a pit bull that was left me uh that was somebody my dog was going to sell and she hasn't sold and I've had the dog for years now and I can't get him to stop digging the backyard up. Everything is a nightmare. Okay.
A highlight from 1240. A Therapy Duck? Can Kissing Your Pet Make You Fat?
"Celebrating the connection with our pets this is Animal Radio featuring your dream team veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani and here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Well this is the show where we celebrate the animals that we love that are family and for most of us they may be dogs, cats, fish, birds, horses but for one lady it's a duck. She has a pet duck. Why not? And she's going to be joining us on the show today to tell us what it's like to have a pet duck in just a few minutes right here on Animal Radio. Let's see oh it is also week four of our new pet product special featuring the latest goodies and gadgets for you and your pets and we'll have giveaways today of today's item. Lori what are you working on over there in the newsroom? There's some interesting new research out that there's nothing definitive yet but there are hints and they are studying it if it's possible that by you kissing your pet you could make that pet heavier.
A highlight from 1238. 5 Signs You Need To Get To The Vet ASAP!
"Celebrating the connection with our pets. This is Animal Radio, featuring your dream team, veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Well here we are once again. I'm having so much fun. Today I'm going to learn how to pill a dog or a cat without getting my knuckles bit off or anything like that. No, suppositories. Yeah, Doc Halligan is going to help me with that in just a couple of minutes right here on Animal Radio. Also on the show today, veterinary correspondent Dr. Marty Becker and he'll tell you the five things that if you see them in your dog, you need to get to a vet immediately because it's an emergency. So that's all in the way. Hi, who's this? Hi, this is Fran. You are on with Dr. Debbie. What's going on in your life? Well hi, Dr. Debbie. My son brought home on August 8th, they brought home a puppy and about two days after they brought the puppy home, she got really sick. They took her to the vet emergency room and the vet there said she had tested positive week for the parvo virus. I've never heard of parvo before. So they gave her some amoxicillin for two weeks and some other medicines and they enter home with my son. I'm a truck driver. I got home on a Tuesday that would have been the 12th and I brought some penicillin and I gave her a shot of penicillin on the 12th and on the 13th. After that, she did quite well. She's doing really good. She's eating really good, running around the house now. But I have some questions because like I said, I really don't know anything about this. Yeah, and I'm going to back up a little bit and ask you a couple of questions here. What's the puppy's name? Mary Jane. Mary Jane. All right. And what breed is she? Well, we either think she is full -blooded German Shepherd or she's Dolby German Shepherd mix. We're not sure. Okay. And how old is she? Well, we believe she's either two or three months. I don't think she's more than that because she still has a baby teeth. Okay. All right. Well, and do you know much of anything about her background? Where she came from? If she had any puppy shots before you got her? She had no puppy shots before we got her. The only thing we really know about the background is there was six in the litter and two of them have died from this parvo. One was very sick and in the hospital and one was healthy as can be. We don't know about the other one. And you said they did test Mary Jane for the parvo and she tested positive. Is that correct? The doctor said positive weak. Are weak positive? Okay. I don't know what that meant. It's kind of somewhat something we look at because if there's a possibility Mary Jane was just vaccinated prior to testing, sometimes we can get a weak positive. And that's why I was kind of trying to get some of that information out because that can make it very confusing. And I see that a lot of times when people suspect their dog might have parvo and they bring it into the vet and we vaccinate it and they don't tell us they think it's sick and it can make the interpretation of a test difficult. So that's why I wondered if whoever had her beforehand had done any kind of preventative care in that way. But we can also get a weak parvo test doesn't mean that they have a little bit of disease versus a lot of disease. What it means is that we're not shedding a lot of the virus and that's kind of how we pick it up on that test is we take unfortunately a little Q -tip up the backside and we test for the amount of viral particles there. So if a pet has the virus but it's not really shedding a lot in their poop, we don't pick up a lot in the test. It could be a weak positive test, whereas there are some dogs that shed tremendous loads of virus and that test is just a flaring positive right away. So that's just what kind of that, giving them an explanation on that.
A highlight from 1237. Black Dog Syndrome - Using Pets To Teach Anti-Bullying
"Celebrating the connection with our pets this is Animal Radio featuring your dream team veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani and here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Okay I want you to look into your wallets or your phone either one right now and if all of the pictures in there are of your cat or your dog or your ferret or whatever animal you have you found the right show this is it Animal Radio. We're all just as crazy about our animals as you are and we have Dr. Vitts crazy like over the we're certified we're lucky to have a radio show but they said animals why not you know few of us have animals in fact about 68 percent of households have animals and if you don't what are you waiting for the shelters are just waiting for you to come on down and meet some beautiful animals that will capture your hearts and you can take them home with you and have a brand new forever friend. I just kind of sort of went off on a tangent there. Yeah you did Hal and I was thinking how wonderful that was beautiful. So we're going to go to the phones here we have Dr. Debbie to answer all those vet medical questions we have dog father Joey Vellani who's a groomer extraordinary you've seen him on Animal Planet's Dogs 101 and groomer has it and he you know we thought that you didn't need to groom an animal until he came on board and we realized what we were really missing out on how well our animal could look if we gave it a little attention. Regular grooming. So if you want to talk to either one of them it's free of charge directly from the animal radio app for iPhone and Android and Blackberry it's a free download thanks to those folks over at Doctors Foster's and Smith and the great thing about the app is not only can you ask the questions you can listen to any show you want animal radio show the Andy Griffith show is not on there yet and but you could also browse the deep resources we have lots of resources for you and news that's important for you so if there's a recall of a certain food and you need to know about it you'll know about it through the animal radio app so we make fun about it but it's an important app to have and as I've said before it's so important I've actually downloaded it twice I have to have it twice on my phone wow you don't have to do that I'm just asking you to download it once hey Jim how you doing great where you calling from today well right now I'm in Rowland Heights Rowland Heights right is that the LA area Los Angeles area well yeah it's east of LA okay so what's going on with your animals I have the entire dream team here for you well it's kind of a weird situation I have a 17 year old in their cat has been indoor ever since my girlfriend and her son got it okay the outdoor cat I rescued it it was growing up in a while somebody dumped it off and for about a year year and a half or so it was living with raccoons oh my and then there was a couple other couple other people I guess were jumping cats off and how this cat got the one I have now got caught in a cage and went went berserk it got got an affection and hearing a society out in Pomona California and so I went down and I rescued it I nursed it back to health and it's the most horrible cat that you have ever seen Wow it's on the bed on the pillows or always tries to bathe me oh that's wonderful so what's going on with these guys Jim what's your problem well I see bumps every now and then I don't see fleas or ticks or anything and they haven't been scratching up like a zoo okay all right do they have any sores on their bodies well I see bumps I can feel bumps but when I look it could be sores but I think it's from them scratching or biting or picking on themselves okay all righty so if we see little small bumps or feel them on cats especially if they're kind of like if you look at them closely they might be a little pink almost like a pimple and sometimes they'll have a scab on them then then that can be a condition we call miliary dermatitis and it's miliary little bumps dermatitis can happen from a lot of different reasons in cats the number one thing that causes it is flea allergy dermatitis so that's always the number one thing on my list when I hear of kitties that have these little bumps usually around the neck the head sometimes on the chest but also along the back there are some other causes of that as well and that might be things like a bacterial infection allergies or food allergies and even things like ringworm so cats don't always have to get ringworm with like a hair loss like a person does they can actually get these little bumps so since you do have a kitty going outside I'm gonna say number one thing we need to focus on is flea control and the funny thing that I always have this conversation with folks about cats and a lot of folks will say oh I never see fleas or any evidence of fleas on my cat and that's because in many cases cats are doing what they do best they groom and they groom themselves really well so we can't count on seeing evidence of fleas on cats if we're in an area that has fleas and especially with having one going outside we really need to treat appropriately with that and that might be a combination of a oral product such as comfortus along with a topical product on a regular monthly basis so that is by far the number one thing I'm doing for both cats the other thing and if we do have fleas to realize is if you have that one cat going outside we're gonna struggle we are gonna struggle hard to control fleas and any resulting skin side effects because of that so if we're really concerned about getting this on under control we'll try to keep the outdoor cat indoors for about a month's time so we can really do our best to try to get the flea control under our belts there but then you know this would be something if you haven't already taken the babies to the vet you know we we'd want to do that and just make sure we don't have something like ringworm and check to see if we need to be on an antibiotic or if they do see fleas sometimes we'll use a bit of a steroid just to help decrease the itch so we don't have so much self trauma as a result of the itch because dogs cats they can have flea allergy dermatitis which means they are reasonably itchy from the bite of the flea from the saliva so it doesn't have to be that that we have tons of fleas it could be one flea and if you have an allergic pet they are just going crazy from that itch so that's when we'll often use things like you know prednisone or other types of steroids just to help kind of quiet down that reaction there as far as you know them bathing themselves you know looking and and and all that you know well I guess what you call washing your body or something they always do that through all day long yeah yeah that's normal I mean kitties they are fastidious creature so you know it is really their job to keep that hair coat looking good and if something offending is there they're gonna get it out of there so yeah that's why you know they may just be doing a really good job of that so so you got a little bit of work there Jim but you know work with your veterinarian and see about getting the right treatment and the right products so you know this is something I definitely like to work with my clients because some of the topicals alone aren't going to give us the quickest relief especially with the allergy dermatitis we got to use some of these quick kill type products and many of them are the oral forms right yeah I tried it for a while and I wasn't sure if I was helping it or not and to me it didn't seem like it made a difference you tried what I missed the front line he tried frontline so we're talking about some of the oral so this is different medicines these are medicines that you you take internally is that correct right right and there's you know there's not every topical is created equal so we prefer to have a topical that if possible has a quick kill if not that's when we pull out the oral medications cap star come forward us and a lot of these they will kill those fleas so quickly but if your cat's going outside they're gonna get reinvested so that's where keeping them indoors just to get a handle on things can be very helpful for the initial stages of trying to treat this I applaud you you're doing something right Jim we got that 17 year old hat so give those babies a hug and a little scratch and thanks so much for your call all right take care Jim we appreciate it yeah we have Nike the studio cat and it just takes one flea bite and he is yeah his whole body gets covered with sores and the comfort has worked very well for us and a steroid shot that day when we discovered that cleared him up fast if you happen to have a Yorkshire terrier shih tzu a pug or a mini schnauzer did you know did you know our very own talented doctor Debbie has written books called how to be your dog's best friends about these breeds right here and I'm gonna try to convince her to work on some other breeds but if you have one of these right now you definitely want to have this Guardians manual available as Kindle books over at amazon .com and of course we have links over at animal radio .com are there any natural holistic treatments for fleas I mean I get tired of searching for one well like all the old old wives things like garlic really don't work as far as like the skin so soft you can do that in a diluted spray and that can be one thing you can use trying to think holistic isn't my forte I just feel so bad dumping a chemical on my cat skin or dog you know and I'm with you on that I really am because I spilt I accidentally spilt some of that front liner advantage and it splattered on my keyboard on my computer and it ate a little hole right where it splattered you think of all the different types of products and if you put them on a plastic which is plastic is just not a normal substance wait but you would put something on skin that would eat away at plastic I just don't know I I I'm having a hard time with that doc well there's different carriers and such within those products which may not necessarily be causing a problem but will on plastic and yeah can cause a surface change so hmm okay by the same token I used to I did find a natural one one time in the store and this was many moons ago at least ten years ago and but it was like a clove oil and something else and and it was way too strong I tested it on my own inner arm first and it burned my skin so I wasn't gonna put it on my cat either well this portion of animal radio is underwritten by fear -free happy homes don't forget you can get your fix of animal radio anytime you want with the animal radio app for iPhone and Android download it now it's made possible by fear -free happy homes helping your pets live their happiest healthiest fullest lives at home at the vet and everywhere in between visit them at fear -free happy homes calm and thanks fear -free for underwriting animal radio you're listening to animal radio call the dream team now with the free animal radio app for iPhone and Android how would you like to save money on nearly all your prescription drugs we've set up a special toll -free number for the RX outreach program they're a non -profit company whose mission it is to make prescription drugs more affordable to the masses they don't take insurance and in many cases your prescriptions are even cheaper than your co -pays they 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A highlight from 1236. Things Your Vet Wished You Worried About More
"Celebrating the connection with our pets this is Animal Radio featuring your dream team veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani and here are your hosts Hallie Rums and Judy Francis. We have a killer show for you today Doc Halligan will be here. Who's that over there? Lucy and Ro Ro. Yeah and who does the more snoring? Lucy absolutely. Okay so if you hear that during the show it's not me or anybody else. Or me. Yeah there you go. We have Doc Halligan joining us today to talk about the never -ending controversy over pet food and what kind of pet food to get the expensive food the cheap food what to look for on the labels what not to look for on the labels. Also Dr. Marty Becker is back with things that vets know but owners don't worry enough about. Things that vets know but owners they worry too little about those things. I'm sorry I'm still not making sense. It's kind of like they go to bed at night and say gee I wish my patients would look at this more often. Oh yeah so Dr. Becker is gonna tell us the things that we need to worry about that we should start worrying about more? Yes we need to worry more. Okay that's on the way right here. Well I think this would be a perfect topper for all these healthy topics that we're talking about. There's actually seven breeds of dogs that have no major or minor health complications at all associated with the breed. Really? That's amazing. I know I'm a bulldog owner ask me. Yeah you're the opposite end. Bulldog's gotta be one of the more high maintenance animals. Hi Victoria welcome to Animal Radio. Well thank you for taking my question today I'm a second new listener we should have like some kind of fanfare or something like second new listeners. Well welcome.
A highlight from 1235. The Chicken Chick Is Back! Who Gets Custody Of The Dog?
"Celebrating the connection with our pets. This is Animal Radio, featuring your dream team, veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Miss Lori Brooks working hard in the newsroom. What do you have coming up this hour? Well, you know how you look into somebody's eyes and we have humans, round pupils, right? Well, they've done some research and animals have either a vertical or a horizontal pupil and each one in the various kinds of animals means something different, so we're going to tell you about that. Oh, wow. I never thought about that. That's cool. That's interesting. That's really cool. Yeah. Like dogs and snakes and iguanas. A rhinoceros. Am I on the right track here? What are you working on today, Joey? You know what? I'm excited. I'm working on brushes and don't excite many people, but it excites me. The groomer of me just comes out, so we're going to talk about brushes. Brushes do excite you. I know that you're always bringing in the latest and greatest brushes. I thought a brush is a brush is a brush, but apparently there's different types of brushes and today you're going to tell us all about that. Brushes are a great arm workout too. They are a good workout for your arms, the big muscles, plus you bond with your animals. You know that. They love that when you brush them. That's the best present you can give them. Take this brush and brush my hair. It's the gift that keeps on giving. In just a couple of minutes, we're going to talk to the chicken chick. Is that correct? The chicken chick. Chicken chick.
"judy francis" Discussed on Animal Radio
"Judy Francis. I just got off the phone right now with somebody who wanted, I guess they were booking on Delta Air Lines and they're coming down hard on fake service animals now. But they need to. It annoys me so much. I mean, I have to tell you, so many people come to my office and say, oh, you know, he's going to be raised a service dog. And it's wonderful when it's justified, and it's real, but other times it's just, it just makes me sad for those people that really need it. I'm so glad you brought that up. Doctor Debbie, because I saw that story too on the delta story that too many, what do they like cracking down on them now? They have to hand in their documents. But what documents really? Are they documents from the veterinarian? Where are these documents? Because there's no registration or certification or accreditation for service animals. In February, they want a letter from your medical care provider. But they don't define who that is. Is it your chiropractor or your physical assistant or physician's assistant? Is it a psychologist? So it's kind of out there. Okay, well, you know, you can always spot these animals. They say their service animals, but they're too interested in other animals and people in distracted and they're sometimes they're aggressive. They said that their dog behavior incidents had gone up 84%. Just one year. Yeah, there had been bites. There had been dogs pooping and peeing on the carpet. They're throwing up as well. All kinds of different things that you just, you know, you don't normally see what guide dogs are true service animals have what they can be dogs. Miniature horses and I think there's one other one, isn't there? Pigs, turkeys? No, no, no, no, no, no, there's been all kinds. Well, you know what? I always encourage you if you're going to fly and you're taking your animal, definitely take them on board in the cabin and not below. But pay for it. You can get them in there. It's not that you can't get them in there. You just have to pay for it, like everybody else does. And that can range from one to $200. Just like the same price as your plane ticket even. But putting them underneath, I hear too many stories about temperature problems, climate problems. Well, you just don't have control of your destination, where you're flying and you're not flying the ship. Okay, we're going to head to the phones. What do you have coming up this hour, Lori? We're going to talk about this story that has been on social media a lot lately. Again, I thought we had gotten rid of it with the truth about it. But we're going to tell you the truth once again. About this social media approach that people keep saying, we'll kill your dog this one product, and it's not true. Oh, and this is a product I even use, and I totally freaked out when I saw this online, but I bet you did. We'll see. It might be fake news. And we'll see if it is. Fake news reports. Thank you, Hal Trump. I wrote a how are you doing? Oh, okay. How are you? Good, where are you today? Well, I live in a town where California. Oh, Santa Maria. Santa Maria, I like the ship, you know? I know it well. It's just south of but we don't live in a ship, but anyway. But it would be nice if he did. Occasionally, except when rough seas. What would be cool because you've traveled the world and it always have your home there. So, you know, yeah. Did he benefit? Anyway. So what's going on with your animals? Well, bottom line, we had two cats. One smooth and one jazz. John named them both. And it doesn't sound like you're happy about that. Oh no, it's just a real cutesy. No, they're fine. The end of July, jazz died. He was three years younger than smoke, so we did expect it. But then since I did have a cat because jazz certain animals seemed to favor certain people, so smooth seems to warm up to John and jazz seem to warm up to me. So when my cat died, jazz, we only had one cat, which seems to be more inclined to sit and John's, my husband's lap. Well, I didn't have a lap cat anymore. And I missed it. So we went over to the shelter, I did. And chose sweeter. And he's three years old. But the problem is to get to the bottom line is they call it love bites. When I squeak her a lot, he'll bite me. And how do I stop it? Stop petting him. Stop. I'm giving it really kind of just short answers here. But yeah, so cats, every cat has a little different level of how much contact and stimulation they can tolerate before they hit that point of love bite. Right away, he'll get on my lap, and he'll bite me right before I even petted him. And he initiated, he got in my lap, he wants me to pet him, and then he goes down low like when I have bear legs and he knits at me. And then he wants more pity. Yeah. It basically, if you think of it as a progression of just like normal petting. So normal petting is kind of just the way we show affection to a cat. But that can be too much where then the key will then turn to the love bite. Usually what I'll say is whatever happening right before the love bite is what we need to address. So if it's him jumping on your lap, that may not be permitted. So it may need to be that, hey, I'll play with you, but I'll play you with you in a contact way where I'm not, you're not sitting in my lap. When you can't nips and bites, the thing you don't want to do is you don't want to yell at them. You can't discipline a cat for a love bite. The other thing is that you don't want to try not as hard not to do this. But you want to try to not yank your hand away because that further kind of makes the game. So cats, there are all about chasing. So if you pull your hand away and go, ow, you've just made it a game, and now they're going to come even more so with interest at your hands. So it's hard when you're getting nibbled to not do that, but just kind of keep that in mind as well. Okay, the other problem is he insists on jumping on the kitchen counter when I'm preparing food and I'm afraid one time it'll jump and the food will go everywhere. Yeah, not only that, but I've had cats get burns if they land on a hot surface. So yeah. So there's different strategies to keep a cat off of countertops for tables. I believe we just talked about last week about one thing called a scat mat, which is a little static mat that you can't put it on your cooking surface, but you can put it on other surfaces that aren't being utilized. And it gives a static Y kind of charge when they put their paws up there. So it kind of teaches them, hey, I don't really think this is a great place to go. And then other things would be there's other types of deterrents you can have little cans of canned air. That you can press here. Yeah. You can do that, or even squirt guns as well. Where you're just kind of squirting water. We have all the hard work for us. That's why they want to do that one. But the air one's good. And it doesn't hurt if we accidentally get it too close. Afraid about the eyes about air pressure and get it close. Yeah, you shouldn't be scoring it at the head. But I did that technique with my little kitty that I had with me for a couple of months and she looked at that back door and just like, I want to go out there. So we basically just, my husband sat outside with a little air compressed air and waited for her to take one step towards the threshold and it took maybe three times of having just the sound. She never heard her never touched her, and she just had that, okay, I'm not going to go out there, you know, bad things happen out there. I'm just going to stay where I'm at. So it can definitely work. So you just have to properly time it. So that's the trick. So when he's on in the kitchen counter, could we try canned air? Yes, as long as you're not certain situation. Yeah. And we don't want the cat to already be up there and walking around because then you're just harassing the cat. Once he's getting up there is
"judy francis" Discussed on Animal Radio
"Celebrating the connection with our pets. This is animal radio, featuring your Dream Team, veterinarian doctor Debbie white, and groomer joy vellani, and here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. And Judy is screening calls right now if you want to talk to doctor Debbie or to Joey velani the dog father about your growing questions. He's impeccably grown, by the way. Don't forget you can also ask your questions from the free animal radio app for iPhone and Android. And we'll go to those phones in just a couple of seconds here. Lori, what are you working for this hour's news? We are finding out from some new research. Green free pet diets are they good or bad? I hope they're good because I've been buying a grain free diet. I've been spending a little bit of extra money to do that for the last year or so. Me too. Okay. That's on the way. Let's go to the phones. Oh, by the way, in a few minutes, we're going to talk to a guy who has the ten weirdest animal laws. He's a lawyer for the animal legal defense fund. These guys doing fabulous work to protect all the animals worldwide, and he'll be on the show with us in just a few minutes. Have you heard of any of these laws yet, Judy? I haven't. I'm surprised. I'm going to be surprised. Okay. You'll have to stick around to find out what those crazy laws are about your animals. Let's go to line four for doctor Debbie. Hi, sherry. Hi, how are you today? Good, what's up? Well, you know I have two little chihuahuas and I would say they're both slightly overweight, not extremely but slightly. And one of them just snores up a storm. And is this story? Is it only when the baby's sleeping or do you notice it at other times just breathing? No, just when she's sleeping and it means she's little and it's quite loud. Do you ever notice her waking up in the night if she's snoring? Does she ever kind of wake up like a person does with sleep apnea? No, no. She doesn't. She's in a pretty deep sleep. I could probably just move her little arms and legs and let him drop and she doesn't even know we're there. Well, when we talk about snoring and dogs, we describe it in the veterinary world kind of either as a snore as stirrer. And it's basically the sound that we hear when a dog is breathing in and there's something that's actually causing a vibration or even obstructing the airway in some capacity. So that might be soft tissue. It could be fluid. So it isn't necessarily something that I would say is a normal thing. It's usually an indication that there's something obstructing that area. And that's why I ask about the sleep apnea because dogs can suffer from that and we see this commonly in breeds like the English bulldog. Or even the King Charles, where they can have an actually airway obstructive problem where they can actually have trouble getting air. They can not tolerate maybe high temperatures or exercise, heat. And sometimes even sleeping issues where they can't sleep. She chokes. Oh, okay. Well, there could be some other things going on. The number one thing that I think I want to hear of a dog snoring. You mentioned one thing, was being chubby. Because we can see definitely more fat deposition. Kind of in the pets body that can affect their breathing. And that might be that they have a limited lung capacity or even some fat up in the pharyngeal area. So that could be a possibility that could be relating to it. But in many dogs, this kind of snoring can be a problem with a soft palate. And just like people, we wouldn't know about that unless we actually did a throat exam. And that's usually done with a pet kind of lightly sedated where we can actually look down the back of the throat at the soft palate as well as where the vocal folds are in the voice box area and seeing how that whole area looks. So that's kind of how we would determine how serious of a problem. But if you've admitted your pet has a weak problem, number one would be try to trim this baby down because that may translate into better breathing, which, again, it's not normal, so we may actually have some added stress to her respiratory capacity. So that's something to think about. And if she does have a coughing, gagging type thing, you know, I would encourage you to have that checked with your veterinarian because these guys often times can have a whole host of things small little tiny tracheas. Sometimes what we call a collapsing trachea, which is kind of a yeah, it's an aspect of the airway that in many dogs becomes weakened. So there's a little bit of like a soft tissue or skin, if you will, on part of the trachea, it's not all cartilage. And that area can get a little weak and kind of get sucked into the airway with time. And especially if we are working against extra forces, we've got to breathe in harder because they've got a long soft palate, or they've got a narrow trachea, and then that makes it harder and harder to manage that other problem. So it really might be something to have your look at and decide if it's something that we need to address or not. Well, she's going to be going in next month and getting your teeth cleaned. So she's going to be under. So I will have them do a really, I'll talk to them about it and do a really good exam and see if we've got more going on. I appreciate that. Yeah, that would be perfect. And actually, my first request would be, yeah, make sure that chest and everything looks good and they know what they're getting into respiratory ways, but ideal to take a look at things while they're doing the dental. Okay, perfect. Thank you so much. Thank you for your call. Now, you mentioned sleep apnea. Can animals really have sleep apnea? Oh, absolutely. Yeah. Yeah, they can. Do they have to wear a little CPAP machine? Unfortunately, I'm not aware of one of those that's actually of use, but when you look at some of the English bulldogs in particular, I know we talked about this before that there are breed that's quite transformed from what a standard dog looks like. So their nasal area, their upper pharyngeal area, kind of the back of the throat. All of that can have some dynamic changes that make it hard to get easy breathing. So the air doesn't just flow through unimpeded. So it actually kind of can get blocked off from a long soft palate, which means that they may wake themselves up when they're sleeping. Just like a person who's trying to catch their breath. So yeah, it can happen. And it's not usually something that's just real obvious a single thing, but when we look at the history that one of these animals might have, there's a lot of different things that can all fit together. That we can suppose that that may be happening. But I'm not really aware of sleep studies in dogs so much as we look at all those other things. Laurie, you have some snores, don't you? You can't hear him? But you like it, don't you? No, I just got that dirty. You're talking about me, mom, look? He's new all the time. Hi, Jim. How are you? Yeah, not too bad. I've got a mix, let's say like a dachshund mix. And sometimes when we almost the time when we let her out, it seems like she doesn't want to come in. Well, collar will try to entice her to come in and she'll just sit there and look at us. Okay. And does she get a crazy? What do you do then when she's doing this? Well, a lot of we've got two dogs and sometimes we'll let the little dog out and she'll run around them and then they'll come back in. But for some reason, she needs a special
"judy francis" Discussed on Animal Radio
"Celebrating the connection with our pets. This is animal radio, featuring your Dream Team, veterinarian doctor Debbie white, and groomer joy vellani, and here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. And Judy is screening your calls right now to talk to dog father Joey velani or veterinarian doctor Debbie. Looks like on the show, Robert simmer is going to be talking about the almighty microchip. You know, all of us here at animal radio, we definitely recommend the microchip, but there are so many questions surrounding the microchip. Does it cause cancer, does it have my address on it? Does it locate my pet like GPS? All those questions. Some of these questions answered today with Robert Samra with 5 things you need to know about microchipping your pets. That's on the way. Lori, what are you working on this hour? Well, there is a new list out from the Department of Transportation. On the airlines that has the most deaths when you ship your animal with them, your pet. You might have heard about some of this story when recently they had this huge rabbit that was found dead when the plane arrived at a United States airport. Well, you know, the big thing and I have to mention this is that rabbits are very intolerant of heat. And very prone to heat stress. So really anything over 80° or high humidity confined area is really a concern. So that's my first question. And I don't know if they'll come out. No, you're right, he was traveling in the cargo hold. Okay. But yeah, it's really hard to even an outdoors. If you keep rabbits and it's over 80°, they're prone to heat stress. So I wonder if that might have played a role with this particular one. And of course, it brings up the age old question. Do I travel with my pet in the cabin or below in cargo? Statistics show that obviously having them in the cabins much safer for them. Although it can be very costly. We'll investigate all of that. The bottom of the hour right here with Laurie Brooks. And let's go to Cindy, hey, Cindy. Hi. How are you doing? Just fine, thank you. Where are you calling from today? I'm calling from reading Pennsylvania. I gotta love it, listening on W EU. So do you have a cat, a dog, a bird, a snake, a flamingo? What do you got? I have two parity. Parakeets. Yes. I have always had parakeets. And I adopted these two about two years ago from the local humane society. They came together in a cage they'd always been together. I have problems that they are molting all of the time. All the time and I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I think I realized that you're not supposed to change their food. What would you call it? The combination of food that you feed them. That could cause molding. Is that true? Well, I mean, melting is, this is a different answer for every bird, because melting is a normal process. So, and assuming that we're talking about normal feather replacement. So it's kind of like a shedding hair rabbit birds are constantly losing feathers and new feathers are growing. So that process is accelerated different times of the year in some climates. And I'd say most words are going to molt at least once a year. However, in indoor captivity, this is a very artificial environment. So molten can sometimes happen monthly. So it could really seem like it is a year round process for some birds. So my first question would be, are there any areas of feather loss where we have bald patches, or are you just finding lots of feathers in the Cajun? Lots of feathers. And constantly. So if we're to assume that we're in good health, then you may be experiencing excessive molding just due to these birds. Now, you mentioned diet. And it does certainly play an important role with bird's health. It's hard to pinpoint and say, oh gosh, you're feeding a bad diet and you should change that, but if we're feeding a seed based diet inherently, that is a nutritionally poor diet for birds. So there's room to improve upon that. So what kind of food are you feeding here? I'm not sure I always poured into a container with a sealed lid to not have to deal with insect problems. So I'm not sure it's just a variety kind of. It's probably a seed mix, right? Definitely. Okay. So and that's where I guess my point is that seed mixes are nutritionally poor. So even if they add vitamins to them or we add it to the water, a seed based diet is a high fat low nutrient diet for birds. So years ago, when I went through veterinary school, that's kind of pretty much all that we knew about birds and we went to the pet store you bought the right seed mix for the bird. But now they do have more nutritionally complete diets that are made. And those are in the form of palliative or granular diets. So you can find those at the pet store. They do take some challenges to convert a bird to that, especially if they've been eating a seed diet. Their whole life, because they're like us. They like fat. Which is in seeds. But you might look at different diets, supreme, harrisons, is a great diet we carry that. And do a seed conversion so that we can try to get away from seed and get into more nutritionally complete food. So for me, I kind of describe it. It looks like fruit loops for birds. They're going to be actual appellate diets. They have a full complete balance. Now, there are some birds that won't go to that on a nice alternative that I like are new trip area. And these are, they look like little balls of seeds, but they're more than that. It is actually nutritionally balanced. And that can be something that we can use to either converge or to try to ease and supplement a bird that's heavy seed eater, we want them to eat better. And did you say both of those are available usually.
"judy francis" Discussed on Animal Radio
"And here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. And there are so many ways to ask doctor Debbie your questions or Joey. You can ask them from the free animal radio app for iPhone or Android. It doesn't cost you a penny. On the other end, doctor Davey answering your medical questions. Joey with your grooming questions. And in fact, we'll go to the phones, pick a line out, Judy. We'll go there next. Three. Okay. This hour, hold on line three, this hour we're going to talk to a pet detective. This is a young lady who makes a living looking for pets that may have been lost or stolen. That's awesome. I didn't know you could make a living at something like that. Well, she's the real deal now. I believe she has dogs that help her, and I believe that she has a training as a human private investigator. So she does the whole deal. And I didn't realize so many animals were stolen, but we're going to find out about that and how to keep your pet from being stolen. That's coming up in about 20 minutes right here on animal radio. Lori, what are you working on for this hour? Oh, you're going to love this. There's a journal called soft matter in don't ask me, but how I stumbled across it, but I did. And we're going to find out exactly how long it takes, you know, if you're making a schedule, you guys know this stuff. How long it takes an animal to poo, or I should say a mammal. A mammal to poop. Yes, because apparently it does not matter the size. Now, is that including the crossword puzzle? Because I'll do four or 5 minutes with it. No, the crossword puzzles, newspapers don't count it. Yeah, see, I was going to say, does that count for the actual pooping? Because I know I take a dog out and it takes her like ten, 15 minutes to find the spot. She's been she squats. No, this isn't right. She'll go two feet sniff that. Go, no, we're talking about the actual ash. Okay. So when they find that place. When they've done the spinning and all that. This sounds like my kind of topic. I'm right here. I know I thought you would like it. This is the information you use in need right here on animal radio coming up just around the corner. Let's go to the phones for your calls. Hi, who is this? Ashley? Hi, Ashley. How are you doing? Hi. I had a question for you. My husband and I owned an outdoor dog a little while ago. And we had to give her away because my husband ended up having really bad allergies from the dog. And we really want to own another dog. And so I was wondering if you recommended any certain type of breed that would work well. Okay, yeah. What kind of dog did you have? We just had a mix. It was a black lab mix. In the choice to keep the dog outside because of the husband? Yeah, we knew that he had allergies, but we thought if the dog was outside that he would be fine, but I would pet the dog and then all the hair would come inside with me and then he would have really bad allergies. In this case, did we just have the husband live outside and the dog come in? Would it be, would that work? That's what I say, but he doesn't like that idea. I was going to suggest to give up the husband, but I suppose that wouldn't be any more popular. But I guess a lot depends on what how the severity how severe your husband's allergies are, because if it's mostly like hay fever type signs, that's one thing. But if we have someone who's really got a severe allergy where it could be like a life threatening issue, boy, I think you'd have to make some tough decisions there about the pet consideration. Whether or not other pets appeal to you as far as, I mean, do you like either cats or things like Guinea pigs or birds or do any of those kind of pets interest you or is it more just dogs you're looking at? Well, I mainly like dogs and he's pretty much allergic to anything with hair. I guess. So a lot of, I mean, I guess we could go with a fish, but I don't know. It's a little hard to kind of get that bond that human animal bond to fish. But some people do. As far as for dogs, I'd say there's certainly are some breeds that we kind of characterize as less allergenic. But the basic thing with pet allergies, when people are allergic to pets, it's sometimes the hair, but a lot of times it's actually the dander or the saliva. So you can't really get rid of that with most of any dogs. So you're always going to have that. But for dogs that shed, they spread those allergens more efficiently around the house. So you'll get hairs that distribute that all around for your poor dear husband to have to deal with at a later time. So I would tend to look for dogs that don't shed. And that kind of leaves you in the whole breeds of dog that we've got the kind you have to get clipped or shaved, groomed, some sort. Schnauzers, shih tzu's, poodles, bichons. And you can always go with something a little bit different and kind of quirky like the Mexican hairless breed dog. Which is amazingly one of the most common winners of the ugly dog contest out there. They're just misunderstood. But those would be kind of things that I would consider going along with that. I mean, you have a dog that you have to be prepared for. So I don't know if you're prepared for grooming needs if that's something you could fit into your lifestyle. Yeah, I think that has something I could work with definitely. In men also, there are some shampoos that we might even consider using because we know that keeping pets dander and the saliva from the hair coat, keeping that to a minimum. So there are hypoallergenic shampoos, some veterinary dermatologists will recommend. There's one called ala race that I know our local dermatologist recommends. Not for just the pet benefit, if they have allergies, but for people as well. And that's one thing you can check along with what you have at your local veterinary office. But that might be of some help too to kind of help you and your husband and the household dog all fit together in one equation here. Let us know if it works out, okay? I mean, if you had to get rid of the husband or not, okay? Okay. We hope not, 'cause this is definitely very much like a situation with it's me or the dog. I know we talk about that a lot on this show and I feel for Ashley, that is a tough situation if you your heart is for dogs. And a loved one can't tolerate them. It does take some accommodations. So if you have more questions for doctor Debbie, give me a call here at animal radio. Hi pat, how are you doing? Hi, good thank you. Where are you calling from today? I'm calling from Tennessee. You are on with doctor Debbie. Okay. Hi. How you doing? Very good. What can I do for you today? I heard a caller calling on your show a while ago and mentioned that they had a dog who had cracked his teeth to their chewing on some bones..
"judy francis" Discussed on Animal Radio
"Vellani, news director Laurie Brooks, and now here are your hosts. How Abrams and Judy Francis. Thanks, big guy. Good morning dog father, how are you doing today? I'm wow. I'm getting royal treatment here. Good morning. That was just going great. How's things with you? Splendid. We have a cancellation on today's show. And poor Judy, she works so hard to really book the show and get the guests on time and in the right place. And you just had a cancellation with like in the last 20 minutes. Yes. So that most shows would be in a bind with that. By 19 years of doing this and we've had a million celebrities. Well, we've not a million. Probably close to a thousand great celebrities and experts on the show. So we're going to reach into the vault today and pick out a celebrity that we've had on the show. The big question. That's actually good because we've had so many great guests on. That's a problem. Sometimes I think back at some of the guests that we've had on. And I always say, oh, would it be cool to hear that interview again? So that's pretty cool. It's like, it's like, it's like a rerun, but it's not. It is cool. It is a flashback, but it's a problem in that. How do you pick? Which one do you pick? There's been so many. If there's one that comes to your mind, let us know. I know you were talking about Josh Duhamel. Yes. Because you think he's hot. Of course. And he is. I, of course, think of Jenna Fischer, but I think she's played a couple of times. Yes, we have. You know, who else was funny was Paul Reiser? Yes, that one came to my mind, too. So if you have any ideas, let us know if there's a particular celebrity that you've heard on the show in the last 19 years that you'd like to hear again. Can I give my request? Yes, absolutely. Okay. The last interview before he passed away, who was it? Our Davy Jones? Yeah, Davy Jones. The monkeys. Yes. Yes. Remember? We would have last interview. Okay, so let's write all these down and we'll kind of pick one before the end of the show today. Of course, between now and then it's all about you. Call now Judy will get you all queued up. Joey, what are you working on for today's show? I want to talk about the importance and why everyone needs to go see their professional groomer, not just the dogs with coat, but all dogs and cats. High end, what's going on with your schnauzer? Trying to get her to get back of eating her dog food. My husband gave her some table scraps and now she will not eat her food she's gone two days without eating and I had to try to figure out what to give. She's just not eating anymore. That's the one and also the second one was vitamin for her see what she recommend. We've heard about that. I'm sorry. Okay. Sure. Now, the first question I'll have for you is what did your husband feed her that she just wants to turn away from dog food? Oh, she's a little crocodile and he has given her a hot dog. Oh.
"judy francis" Discussed on Animal Radio
"Medicare will pay for you to have new clean supplies every 90 days. We'll even do all the paperwork for you to make sure that there's little to no out of pocket cost to you. And you don't even have to leave your home. We provide free in home delivery. So if you're a CPAP user and you have Medicare, staying healthy with new CPAP equipment is easy. Just make this free phone call right now to get started. Sponsored by specialty medical. 800, four 8 5 four four O 9, 804 8 5 four four O 9, 804 8 5 four four O 9. That's 804 8 5 44 O 9. Celebrating the connection with our pets. This is animal radio, featuring your Dream Team, veterinarian doctor Debbie white, and groomer joy vellani, and here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. When you think of a supermodel, you generally don't think about, well, you don't think about the bugs that they hold in their hand and enjoy holding in their hand. The mealworms, the larvae. Because most models won't, they'll squirm at the thought of bugs. Not the supermodel. Humans do. I do. I do, you know? If there's a spider walking around, I call Judy immediately to remove that spider 'cause those things will freak me out. I know there are friends. But they still freak me out. They have so many little legs, 8 I hear. Anyway, coming up this hour, supermodel. Summer rain. How can I how could you forget that name, how? She had to create appearance, that's all. And she has a chicken. She has a pet chicken that she absolutely loves at doors, takes with her everywhere she goes, and she feeds it, meal worms. But that's okay because she's an entomologist. And I think chickens like meal worms. Yes, they do. And they like their yeah, and they're in like a container, a plastic container. They're dried and you just kind of shake them all over the ground. Oh, I think she's into alive. I only do that. You just keep them in the refrigerator so that they don't move. When you want them, you pull them out of the refrigerator, and then if they're at room temperature for long enough, they'll start moving. You see, I kind of figured that you're going to relate to this guest. Because you're another one of those gals that just likes ooey gooey spidery long lady furry stuff. You know, if you have lizards or some birds, you have to be comfortable with insects because, you know, that's their food, so you have to be able to live with them, 'cause I had to actually have them in a tank when I was in college, a separate tank where I kind of raised the crickets and then I had separate place for mealworms just so you could have the constant supply of food for your critter. So you were a catch in college, I understand. If you want to talk to doctor Debbie now about your animals or mealworms or bugs, we'll take another call before we head to the news and what are you working on? Hey, things are really heating up in that war with the airlines against emotional support animals and how that's going because they've had such a huge increase in the number of emotional support animals that are traveling now. It's causing them a lot of problems and they have turned their anger, I guess. Over to the federal government and saying, hey, look, don't make us carry these pets. And so we'll tell you the full story on the way. Let's hit the phones. Which one are we going to, Debbie? Hi, Debbie. Hi. I have doctor Debbie right here for you. Dueling did. I have doctor Debbie right here. You two can duel away your W's. Yes. And she was diagnosed recently with some neurological condition, they don't know exactly what it is, but the reason I took her to the vet was because she sounds like when she's eating that she's gagging, even when she drinks water, she's coughing and gagging and occasionally she'll act like she's going to throw up, but nothing comes up. And they did some of the muscles in the top of her head. This is what they said. And you can see like the bone sticking further out than it should be. And they did a muscle biopsy and a nerve biopsy, and they think it's just, it's not infection, but they haven't exactly got all the results back from the biopsies, and they've got our own antibiotics because she's got aspiration pneumonia and I have to feed her by my hand. We're making continued tiny meatballs. And given it to her, which is hard because.
"judy francis" Discussed on Animal Radio
"Here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. And the pet food recalls they just keep coming in. It's sad. And it's amazing to find out what they're finding in the foods. You know, like salmonella kind of nature born. It's hard to control that. That happens. That happens. I can understand that. We've all heard about the pentobarbital being found in several major brands of food. This is a drug that's usually used to euthanize animals. We're going to find out a little bit about it. This hour with Jacqueline Bowen from the clean label project she's our guest again and she'll tell us some interesting things about food that you may not have known about. And you want to know before you go out shopping for pet food again. Did you know that pentobarbital is actually when animals are euthanized? It can actually, if you bury your pets at home, it'll contaminate the soil. Really? And what does it do to the soil? Does it get into your fruits and vegetables or what? Well, I mean, there's studies that actually show that they did this with horses that when they buried them, it could last anywhere from three months to 12 months in the soil. So it basically, it's a reason why a lot of communities have rules against varying pets within the city limits. Oh, I didn't know that. People have gardens and so forth. So it could get into the dirt, it can get into the water, so that's one of the reasons why proper animal disposal is important. So not saying that that's what's going on in this situation, but it's just something for I think people to think of. It's actually a drug that's no longer being metabolized and without a body to metabolize it. It just sits there. I didn't even think about it. Well, you figured that they say that you can't flush your pharmaceuticals down the toilet because it contaminates our water supply. Absolutely. Anything you flush down the toilet drugs are going to end up in the water, and those things aren't always filtered out. So it's just something I think. Horses and dogs put down with it. And for the horses, I mean, it's multiple huge. Yeah. Yeah. I guess it might be an argument for cremation. Yeah. Well, wait a second. Oh, okay, so you still euthanize them using pentobarbital, but then you would cremate the body instead of burying it out. Yes, I got that. No, you just throw them in the fire alive, how? More coffee, please. What else do we have? Well, one pet food company is being gobbled up by a big behemoth company that doesn't even make pet stuff. No surprise. It's happening again. Yeah. Okay, that's on the way in just a few minutes with Laurie Brooks and her check on the news. And let's go to Paul. Hey Paul, how are you doing? I'm doing fine and I have two air conditions at leather couches now because I am sharing my residence with a beautiful Tiger cat named Tommy. Tommy, how fabulous, so what's going on with Tommy? Okay, number one, she likes to sleep with me, which I just love. Or sometimes I'm just lying down. She'll come up on my lap or on my chest and either sitting or standing she'll take her left and right front pause and push down alternately like she's walking in place and I'm sure she has some code involved and I figured that Debbie would know about that and so let me know. Isn't that making biscuits? Yeah. A lot of different terms for that. Some people call it Macon dough, kneading biscuits, but that kind of right left, alternating. Let it cats when they do it, they will kind of drool even or you kind of look like you're in some kind of trans that kind of get another place. But rest assured Paul, this is good. This is normal kitty behavior. They usually do this when they're content. And so it just kind of means I'm in a happy place on love and life right now and all is good. Sometimes it can be associated with other behaviors that may not be so good, but if it's just when you guys are hanging out and sleeping, you know, Tiger is just kind of telling you that hey, I'm happy with this situation and I love you. Oh, that's nice. Now she also gets on her back sometimes. And she almost always doesn't like me to scratch her belly. She'll put her claws out a little bit lightly. And then try to bring my hand down to where she can bite me and she bites me very lightly. And then sometimes she just sort of wants to bite me lightly anyway. Do you know why she doesn't necessarily want to tell me that or something? Does that make any sense? Absolutely. Yeah. And I describe the belly as the no touchstone for cats. They're very few cats that actually enjoy that kind of stimulation in that area. There are certain areas that they find it more inviting to be petted or just be stroked, the back of the neck, the chilling. And vendor ears back. She loves that. I know. Yeah. So it's not at all unusual. And I just usually, we don't like to encourage even nibbling inviting behavior. It's good if it isn't a controlled fashion, but it's very easy for that to get to be out of hand with cats. So it's best advice not to stimulate them in a way that will induce them to want to nibble her to bite on us. So I stated those favorite areas and then just when you notice that Tommy's getting a little bit kind of overstimulated, the eyes are wide, the tail swishing back and forth. That's when you stop. Whatever you're doing because cats do have kind of like a hot button. When you push it, it's no longer fun and it becomes where it could be overstimulating to them and then it can bite or out. That's great. I guess I made a lot of nearby, is it normal for dogs talks? Normal for cats to chase like I have a couple of mice and a little squiggly like an octopus that has cat and have been for them to be trained to come back and drop it at your feet. Is that normal? Some cats. She didn't do it at first, but after a while she started doing it and I liked it. Yeah, some cats will do that. It's not something we can count on with every cat, but there are definitely kitties that enjoy a good game of fetch. And so that is fun. It's a great way to have her dispel some energies. So yeah, you should enjoy. You have a really something a really cool cat there. Yeah, and she lets me know when she's ready to stop because she doesn't bring the animal back. So I said, okay, she's done. And one last question should I feed her, she's four months. So I try to keep some food in her dish. And if I'm going to be away for two or three hours, I put a little bit more in. So I know she has something to eat. And then I'm trying to a customer to a 5 o'clock supper when I throw it up, you know, more because I sort of think like human babies drink milk every two hours or whatever. But she's getting a little big and I don't want to overdo it. So how should I schedule her feeding? Well, there's two schools of thought. There's the meal feeding or open bowl feeding and with either one, the important thing is to actually make sure you are measuring the daily amount. So that gets a little hard to do. Sometimes if we just get used to pouring and filling a bowl without actually calculating and measuring the daily amount, whichever method works for you and her I am fine with. But cats are meant to be nibblers. So for cats that are actually in the wild, they eat anywhere from ten to 20 times per day. So just to provide it once a day is not enough. Twice a day for many house cats will be fine. But for other cats, we may need to do it more often or to make the food more interesting and put them in food dispensing toys where they can kind of knock it around and kind of practice predatory behaviors and they're hunting for their food. And that can make them a little bit more stimulated more enriched in.
"judy francis" Discussed on Animal Radio
"Hosts, Halle rums and Judy Francis. Today, we welcome back hot lips hoolahan. What was her official title? She was major. Yeah, she was a major Margaret hot lips who lay in on Nash. Loretta's sweat is joining us. Last time she was on, she was talking about these crush videos that people made. I don't even want to go into that service. No. But this time she has a little better news. She has a book out called sweetheart and apparently she's a very good artist. She look at that, check out these pages here. They're beautiful. Watercolors of animals, dogs, cats, cows, all kinds of animals that she has drawn and put into a book to raise. Isn't that nice? Yeah, that's awesome. I think we're going to have one copy to give away in a few minutes. Is it signed? Do we know if it's site? We don't know if it's signed or not. It is a beautiful coffee table book. Yes. Laurie, what are you working on? Gonna tell you about a case where a couple files for help from a judge. They want a decision, deciding their custody case in its custody of their dog. That should be interesting. Yeah. That would be a heartbreaker to me, but the judge was not very happy. I've had clients that have had to go through custody for their dogs. Really? Yeah. It was in their divorce degree where they had to meet at the McDonald's near my former job. And it was right outside the veterinary office I worked at. And they would do the monthly switch and right in front of us. And then if the needed something they'd come in for their grooming and what have you and we'd see the other spouse and it worked out, you know? Wow. That is strange. I've never heard of a judge ruling on that. But we'll find out what Lori has to say in just a couple of minutes. If you want to chat up now's the time to call. And let's go to Robin hi Robin. How are you? I'm hanging in there. How about you? Good. Well, what's going on today with your animals? Well, Barney, my pug mix at about 25 pounds is acting pretty normal except for the fact that my wonderful dog walker informs me that he is very laborious when trying to pass group and that it is very smart and very liquid and he does have a history of swallowing wrap and such. We've had good look with it passing through, but it passed my mind that he might have some sort of obstruction, although he is acting quite normal otherwise. Okay. So he's not vomiting, and he's eating, but he's having diarrhea. Right. And I'm not sure he goes out of the dog door two or three times a day. He may be eliminating all right somewhere in the yard. I am compromised back wise and it's hard for me to tramp around and check for feces. But you see, acting normally, cold nose, peppy, eating well, same old same old. Okay. So when we're describing this, 'cause I just had a patient today that came in with and the concern was that they were constipated because they were frequently going trying to go to the bathroom, but nothing came out. So the pet parent thought my dog is constipated. There's something stuck in there. When actuality, this dog had diarrhea, as any of us who know who've had diarrhea. There is a kind of urgency in straining that goes along with that. There's not necessarily stool that's blocked and can't get out. You just have a sensation. And it's a discomfort. And liquid stool is less easily passed than firm stool. So it kind of doesn't kind of signal those receptors in the digestive tract to kind of move things through in a normal fashion. So that's why we strain or a pet with strain with that. So from what you're describing, to me, that sounds more like a pet that has diarrhea than that I'm actually worried about being constipated or having a blockage. If we had some kind of blockage I'd be thinking we'd have pain, we'd be vomiting. We wouldn't be eating. So I would kind of wipe that off of maybe our concern list. And really address okay, what might be contributing towards a pet having diarrhea? So the first things I always look at any kind of seasonal time of the year is food. Food treats and what we put in their mouths are in their bowls. It really has an impact on what comes out in the backside. So making sure we're staying consistent with a good dog food and watching the trees. So any time we've got diarrhea, take away the trees. Get away those two bones, take away any of the other kind of edible treats that you might be giving. Don't be given table food during those times. And really clean up the diet as we say. That's a real important thing. For some pets, we may use prescription diets that can kind of be geared towards pets with inflammatory bowel disease or maybe fiber responsive problems. But I definitely don't think your baby is constipated. So maybe something more to talk about, you know, what do we do for a pet with diarrhea? The old chicken and rice people would tend to do that. It's actually a low fiber diet. So it's not always the best for pet when we're trying to bulk up their stools. So some pets I will actually add metamucil to the diet if we're trying to give them some more volume to their stools. So I think that's maybe something we need to look at as far as what's being fed. And you could tell me more as far as what kind of dog food or are we eating table food? No, just maybe licking a dish with hardly anything in it, but he does join in with a diabetic dog I have. With a digestive vet formulated cable that's for digestive and diabetic dogs. So the important thing that when I talk about cleaning up the diet is because if we do clean up the diet and we're still not getting improvement, then we have a medical problem. You need to see the veterinarian. That may mean we need to be on antibiotics. We need to be dewormed. There may need to be medical tests that be done. So that's why I'm kind of behooves us to clean up the diet and I don't care that he's had turkey his whole life. I would take it away right now. I would take that away and take the treats away, clean up the diet. I would probably eliminate the pumpkin. And can pumpkin is used in a lot of situations we can use it for diarrhea. And we can use it for constipation. So some pets it doesn't help, and it really doesn't make any added benefit. So that's why I say take that variable out and just so we can see what just his food alone is doing. And otherwise, like I said, we're going to need to see this baby at the vet office so we can better tailor a treatment plan for your situation. How much metamucil would you give a 25 pound pug? You know, it varies. I usually work our way up. I'll start with a half a teaspoon and some of my large Brie dogs I'll use as many as three tablespoons a day. So it's really kind of we start slow. So for a pod, I'd probably start at half a teaspoon, work up to a full teaspoon with each meal. And just kind of see how that goes. Very.
"judy francis" Discussed on Animal Radio
"And Judy Francis. Doctor Debbie, do you take any of your dogs to a groomer? You know what? I do occasionally. My bouvier, Nikki. I groom her some of the time and then I take her professionally as well. Do you fear that the groomers aren't licensed or regulated and anybody can groom? You know I've gone with personal referrals. So I don't think I would ever go anywhere site unseen. I took a personal referral. It's scary. You just don't know. What about you, Laurie? Do you take any of those bulldogs to the no, in fact, bathed all three of them this morning? So you do all your grooming yourself. And if anybody, I would have to say Laura, you know. I mean, of any breed that would potentially have problems of old dog with stressed heat and anxiety would be one I'd be worried about outside of your house. Yeah. Yeah, we dremel their nails. We put them in the bathtub. Their home babies. Full service. They're not Nikki. They don't have that long hair. And of course, Judy, you have dog. I just put her in the kitchen sink. Yeah. It's pretty easy for you. No, that's not hygienic, okay? Dishes that you are going to potentially eat off of, and you're washing a dog's backside their body. My mother babes her cat in the kitchen sink. I'm like, you can't do that. I clean it afterwards. Yeah. And I put it down, I put down a big rubber mat, so she's not you know where a lot of your food is grown, right? Hence the recalls, right? Very true. The reason I'm bringing this up is because Joey has been on my case. He says, we're working so hard to regulate the industry. And he's pushing through legislation all over the country, and he's working with a gal by the neighbor rosemary marketo. Those Italians are hanging together and they're trying to reach out. Yeah, and they will. They will come hell or high water. They will change the laws. Once they set their mind on it. Rosemary will be joining us at this hour. She had a dog by the name of biju. She took Visa into a standard grooming at one of those big box stores. And within an hour, she was called and told that her animal had expired. Oh my. Imagine getting that call. No. No. So she's also behind the legislation to change things, especially in the state of New Jersey and we'll talk with her in just a few minutes right here on animal radio. Laurie, what are you working on for this hour? Well, this month, we've all heard and you probably heard maybe more than you wanted. I don't know, but about the farm Bill. And maybe he didn't listen because you think I don't live on a farm, but this farm bill has some things in it that will affect pets. This is good. This is important. When people think farm Bill, they don't think about domestic companion animals, but this has far reaching effects and Lori will be reporting on it in just a few minutes. But first, it is all about you from the free animal radio app for iPhone Android and BlackBerry. And Judy is signaling, we're going to line two. Hi Barbara, welcome to the show. Thank you. What's going on? Well, I have a ten year old chocolate lab. And you can.
"judy francis" Discussed on Animal Radio
"Velani, and here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. I have my eyes right now on a gift that would be great. That's like a stocking stuffer gift for your dog, loving friends. And we'll have giveaways before the show ends here today. So that's on the way in just a few minutes, plus your calls. Oh, look at little moxie. Moxie is getting big moxie, of course, the kitten that doctor Debbie is adopting. Adopting, excuse me, I said the wrong word. But you know what? I have to say she has really I think cats are smart. And I think she understands something I said at home the other day, and I said, wow, less than 30 days and she's going to be leaving. And now she's laying all over me. Sleeping on my lap. This is a cat who really could care less for me, and actually likes my husband. And now, all of a sudden, she's just like all over me. And I'm like, um, she's trying to win over. I think she thinks maybe if I just kind of sweeten her up, she'll let me stay. Does the intended recipient have any other animals cats or dogs? No, no. And that's where I think this poor little thing is gonna actually be a little lonely because she's made it pretty much her life's goal to harass little boss and attack him. Mercilessly, just like she sees him and he throws her body against him. Latches onto him starts biting and poor boss just kind of grumbles and runs away. And then there's Nicki, my bouvier, and they just love each other. Boy, they're just like, nuzzling, and this kitten's crawling all over her beard and her head. And I'm like, oh my gosh, this cat is really going to be lonely. Well, maybe you should get another one and give the roof recipient too so they can happen each other. Not in the plan. Last May have a party when she leaves. Yeah. He might invite me. I think she will. Yeah. Yeah, I think he's really counting those days. Now, it's like an advent calendar in our House. He's like, excellent. Is it legal to take bets on the air? I'm pretty sure that. Well, we'll see. I'm not going to say. It's 50 50 right now. Yeah, it is hard to tell, but I think it's leaning more towards the cat stain with her pretty much. You have those three weeks to find another kitten for the intended. Exactly. Who will never know? Yeah, that's true, because there has not been the disclosure of what this cat looks like. Okay. So there you go. Laurie, what are you working on over there in the newsroom? Well, I'm going to talk about the importance of quality playtime with your dog. Quality play. Yeah, this would be the exact opposite of what we humans do. You know, when you go to a restaurant and everybody sits there and stares at your phone. None of that with your animals too. We'll tell you how you can improve that. Hi, Sarah. How are you? I'm doing pretty good. How are you? Very well. Where are you calling from today? I'm calling from Huntington Beach, California. In LA, listening on coast and how can we help you? I have the whole team here for you. Well, I have two questions. The first one is for my cat, who is about 12 years old, always has been indoor cat, she's always been healthy. She's still seems to be healthy, but right now I would say for the last two months, she's been drooling from her mouth and I'm not sure why. Okay, is she doing anything else as far as having trouble eating? No. No, and I took a peek at her teeth, and they look fine, but she's constantly drilling. Is it coming off of both sides of her mouth or one side? Can you tell? Seems to be right in the center. All right, well, this is where I think a really good veterinary exam is really important because when we look at the teeth, the part that you and I can see visually is only 40% of the actual tooth structure. So 60% of the tooth is actually under the gum line. So they may look okay. But I really do really recommend having a veterinarian take a look and doing a good oral exam so that we can decide if there could be something going on inside her mouth, whether they be tooth problem or other kind of lesion that could be going on in her mouth. I just saw a cat today that had a problem where the mouth smelled and there was kind of like a drooling discharge. And we actually found that she had an ulcer on the side of her tongue and a couple areas of her gums were really abnormal. So we're talking about doing biopsies and so forth. Because in that age group, we do talk about cancers too, in addition to just dental problems or inflammatory problems that you can get with the gums that can be really problematic. So I think that's really step one, you've got to go see a veterinarian. But the other things, besides the mouth that I will look at if I have a cat that's suddenly drooling hasn't done this before, and also I just want to say situationally isn't doing it after we're petting or we're getting worked up or stressed out or something's getting us drooling gets more of a behavioral driven problem. If it's not driven by something behavior, then I'd look for the mouth. We look at the digestive tract. So besides the mouth, we can have intestinal problems that inside the belly that can cause nausea. And that can be manifested as drooling. Oftentimes, we will see other symptoms along with that, but maybe not. And that's where also having a good vet exam, we can feel the abdomen and sometimes we get some appreciation if there's some concerns we should pursue in that area. And then other things that are kind of I'd say more unusual is that we do see drooling associated with seizures. When they have an active seizure, we see drooling sometimes beforehand, but even with petit mall seizures, so what we kind of call us a motor seizure where they don't lose consciousness, animals will drool. She does do it more frequently when she's being petted or sitting close to you. And has she done that her whole life? No, this is just recent, but the reason I say that is if she's just laying by herself and I go check her, I don't really notice any drooling until she's close to us or laying on our lap or something like that. I do a little checking at home and look at her, but don't pet her. Don't give her affection and see if, you know, just getting closer to you still notice the drooling without that kind of physical contact. But I think in your kitty's age, it really I can't stress enough the importance of seeing a veterinarian and sharing that concern with someone who could put their hands on your kitty just to give you a true impression of what could be going on if anything. And hopefully it's not maybe it will be just some weird behavioral thing that she's doing shown around to you. But I want to make sure we don't miss something here. Okay. Well, thank you. My second question if I can, I know I listened to you and I've heard you say that bones are from the pond for dogs. I have a 90 pound pit bull who loves to chew. So I'm wondering is pig ears that dehydrated ten years that you could get like at the pet stores or those also bonus? Well, yeah, so I'm not a bone hater guys. But there really is no chew item that is completely safe for dogs. So.
"judy francis" Discussed on Animal Radio
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Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is animal radio, featuring veterinarian doctor debby white, groomer Joey villani, news director Laurie Brooks, and now, from the red barn studios, here are your hosts. How a room's and Judy Francis and in just a few minutes anthro zoologist, which is apparently an emerging field. Anthro zoologist, John Bradshaw will be back with us, of course, he's written so many books. We've had him on for about each and every book that he's had. Last time he had him on, he told us that we could train our cats. I still haven't had any luck in that. Good luck with that. Yeah, they've trained us. His new book, the animals among us, how pets make us human. And he's going to talk about how it's just in our nature to love pets. And I want to find out why some animals are pets. Family members and with some animals are food. That's what I want to find out. I'm going to ask him about that. Also, we never asked him about his life and his animals. I want to know, he probably has a house full of animals, right? Yeah. He's got to do all that research. So I will ask that stupid question that I asked. Jackson. Jackson galaxy. Do you have cats? I will ask John. The obvious question. What animals do you have? And that's on the way in just a couple of minutes. Laurie, what are you working on? Well, there's another one of these cases in the news, and it's one of those cases that would just be your worst nightmare. Your dog is supposedly euthanized. By the vet, and then to find out months later that the animal is still alive. And in this case happened in New Jersey and we'll tell you all about it. Wait a second, didn't you just do you did this new story? Didn't you? I mean, I think that was Utah, though. You mean this has happened again? Again, again, yeah. Wow. It's kind of weird. I think probably most of us who are pet lovers probably tend to hold our animals as they're being euthanized, but apparently, I guess, well, it's doctor doctor Debbie. Maybe that's not done as often as we think it is. Oh, you need to be present is what you're saying from now on. You need to be present. We'll find out in just a few ideas. Which one are we going to Judy? We're going to go to line one. Pepper. What a pretty neat pepper. The music now, sir. Well, that's the person's name. Oh, it's the person. All right, well, it ruins that. Hi pepper, how are you? I'm fine, and I want to tell you, thank you so much for taking my call. Well, of course, with such a pretty name. How did you get the name pepper? I eat about 5 gallons of jalapeno peppers a week. Oh my. So it's not your name. The dog likes him too, huh? Now you don't have a regular name for the dog, do you? Well, I named him Casper because he's white. Okay. What's going on with Casper there? Well, I have two dogs. One is I have an ease and one is a bichon Casper. I had cast for about two years and I was making his own songs, which was ground Turkey, brown line, and on by the bag of frozen vegetables and put it in there and everything was going fine. I'm an over the road truck driver. Let me tell you that first. Okay. And all of a sudden he started getting like flatter infection kidney infection. One right after another. And I mean, it's not that I'm not taking him out and walking him. It's not that I'm not letting him walk long enough. I mean, every time I would go to the bed, it'd be like 354 $150 while they try to track this thing down. They treat it. They even went as far as to give me a prescription takes a Walgreens because he had to be on antibiotics for so long one time. Okay. And then you start chewing it as pause. And it's paused to turn pinkish looking and all around his mouth, real pinkish looking, and then he got another butter and thick. I take him back to the vet. He said, well, she goes, this just isn't right. Now this is when we were home, just about every weekend. So she did some investigating and she told me she said he needs to go. He's got a protein, a problem of simulating protein. And we need to put them on the urinary ISO. Okay. Well, I've got him on that, but I was just wondering if there is another alternative to it that this dog's big for vegetables. Or vegetables. He loves vegetables. All right. Listen, he loves jalapeno peppers. Any kind of vegetable that you will give him. Now, I want to back up for a minute because you said with Casper that he was having a lot of issues just because when I hear about a bichon who's having problems in the urinary nature, they are a breed very prone to bladder stones and particularly calcium oxalate based bladder stones. So one of the methods to deal with that is we will try a low protein diet and the SO type food if that's the one that you're talking about. By made by royal Canaan, that is appropriate for that kind of dog that has those kind of urinary issues. It is a low protein food. So if that's somehow related to his previous signs, then I would definitely endorse that prescription basically for you. You haven't had a problem since. Well, there you go. Then it's doing something. Well, at least I'm speculating. It's changed it all out. Sometimes it's anywhere from two to four months before we get home. And I realized this is the prescription dog food and it's hard for me to get an I am going home mix with you and I do have a couple of hands, but is there if I get in a bind? Is there anything else? The trick is there's probably some things that we can use short term retreat foods that would be appropriate for a dog on this food. But I'm going to say it's a little hard to just pick a food that we're going to be able to substitute because this is a therapeutic food. It is basically gearing the urine into a certain environment so we can hopefully prevent those problems. Now, there are some treats that we can do. Before I even get there, I was going to say, at least at my office, in many veterinary offices around the country, they may have the option to order online for these prescription foods and to have those shit to your home. Because it is very much only like ten miles from me and the problem is getting to.
"judy francis" Discussed on Animal Radio
"News director Laurie Brooks, and now, from the red barn studios, here are your hosts. How Abrams and Judy Francis. And if you were in studio today, you would see that doctor Debbie has brought in this cute little kid. Just a cute little black kitten. Everybody. Oh my goodness. Yes. Is adorable and she's not mine. I know you guys keep saying she's gonna be mine, but she's mine for now. So that's good enough. Why would be a foster failure with that little critter? You know, I have her for a spell. Just until she gets large enough old enough that she's healthy doesn't need a lot of veterinary care because if you're getting a pet from a veterinarian, you want to make sure they're good and healthy and I want to make sure everything's good to go. So we're just giving it a little extra time and TLC until she was that point. Does she have a name? Does he have to? You know what? I'm trying not to name her. My husband has named her moxie. But I keep reminding him that it but he's just so focused on this little one. So yeah, we may be in for trouble. And so this is a kitten for somebody else. Moxie is for somebody else, right? Yes. For somebody else, around the holidays, there's a kind of I know you're not supposed to get pets as gifts. But when it is solicited in someone says, will you get me one? So yes, so I'm taking that responsibility to make sure good personality well socialize and good health and all of the important stuff taking care of beforehand. Let me hold her. Don't know, don't. Don't give it to hell. Big mistake. Have you brushed your teeth yet? Have I brushed my teeth yet? No, doctor Debbie, because she's oh, the cat's teeth have you brushed the cat too? Yeah. You know what I haven't done that yet. So it's been a short while, but I'm gonna work on the grooming, so the brushing and the teeth brushing. We haven't quite gotten there yet. We've gotten used to some of the outdoor sounds, sound sites. Crates and traveling in the car. That's been a big thing where, you know, trying to socialize to and then just being around a lot of people. So just about everyone at my hospital can't get enough of this creature and so she's very accustomed to being handled, different people, different sounds, barking dogs is not a problem for her. Doorbells, things like that. So we're just kind of getting to be a well rounded kitten used to stuff. How old is she? 6 weeks right now. Wow. Yeah. And what age do you neuter a kitten? We usually wait till at least three months. So we've got some time. You know, she's still got to get vaccinations. She's got to have some different types of lab work done. We were already done some parasite testing in deworming, but she's too young. She's under the radar yet for a lot of the things like vaccination so far. Eating hard food or still a bottle baby? She is eating solids. So she's on dry and canned food. And she has got a little pot belly on her leg. And I don't think I showed you the best part. Let me see. It's her butt. Oh. Her butt? She has no tail. Oh, I didn't notice that. Yeah, she has no cheetah. She's born with no too. Oh, she is a bitch. Yes. Yeah. So a little special. So yeah, the joke is anyone from the veterinary world. We end up with animals missing body parts. So I kind of did this whole thing of do you mind if it has one eye? I'm missing a leg, and then I left out the tail thing because I kind of knew this one had no tail and I was interested in her. Well, how adorable. If you want to talk to doctor Debbie, toll free from the free animal radio app for iPhone Android and BlackBerry, and we're going to go to those phones in just a couple of seconds here. Let's find out what's going to be happening from the newsroom, the animal radiate the palatial animal radio newsroom in about 20 minutes. I got my hands on some incredible research out. We're going to find out how you can test your dog, your cat, your pet, whatever. Right handedness or left handedness because you're gonna want to know who they are. I didn't realize they could be left part or right pod. Yeah. I wonder if that would make a difference when they kick a ball or use their scissors. Yes. Fossilis lifts his right leg more, so maybe he's right handed. We'll find out exactly how to tell. In just a few minutes right here on animal radio and let's go to line three. I will. Hello. How are you doing today? Pretty good..
"judy francis" Discussed on Animal Radio
"Hosts. Halley rooms and judy francis maybe people think when they get an animal that it won't be that expensive at maybe a few thousand dollars total through their entire lifetime and we have a brand new survey. This hour will release all that information for you. Tell you how much it costs for a dog and a cat goldfish rabbits hamsters. Guinea pigs tortoises lizards. Birds chickens. If you have any one of these animals or you're thinking of getting one of these animals we'll tell you how much it will cost for their lifetime. And i bet the dogs and most expensive. That's my guest. that would be incorrect incorrect. The dog's not the most. You wanna give it away. It's coming up this hour. And if you wanna learn how much your animals going to cost and do work with our interactive calculator. We have it over at our facebook page because some of us spend more on our animals than others. You know this is average. Some of us you know. We do the friskies diets for cats. I know you don't do that. Don't do that. I know you don't. It's interesting because they. They showed the average on cats. They say that The the amount that you would spend a month is thirty five dollars on food per month average on a cat in hell. I do that in a week. Yeah i think most people do spend more money on food than for a lot of other items. They're still like the toys the betting the activities of your dogs in different activities. And you don't even need to worry about vet care. I think a lot of these studies are very surprising. Because people assume it's all about the people spend money on on the vet carrying. It isn't always that it's actually the the bigger costs. Go towards all these other things were. You'll be surprised to find out what the most expensive animal is guaranteed. And that's coming up this hour. we're also along with rick. Oh berry who is rick. Berry you say. He was the trainer a flipper. You remember the show. During what was the seventies. I guess wasn't late sixties early seventies late sixties and white. I think what it was. Yeah and Apparently this trainer who has made millions through training these animals and could have had a spectacular career at seaworld has turned the opposite way. It is anti training anti captive. And i wanna find out why. I think i know why but i want to find out what made him change his team. That's coming up this hour right here on. Animal radio laurie. What are you working on. Gosh i've got so much stuff today but this I think is pretty funny. There's a big survey of what would you do if the house were unfair. Would you grab your dog or would you grab your grandmother's quilt. You know that in. And then they pitted. Dog owners against cat owners. So we're gonna find out the bottom line here. Is it a dog owner or eight cat owner. That is more likely to choose their pet over their significant other. There's a whole lot of fun things. But that's kind of the jerry. I gotta tell you. I would do almost anything for my cat. I would including probably losing a limb. I would do the same for my dog. Do you'll see if other people feel the same because they put some way out questions on this survey but it's interesting that's on the way just a couple of minutes but first your calls with dr. Debbie enjoy villani. Let's go to julie. Hey julie how are you nice to hear you there. Yeah so where are you. Where do you live. I live near the reading. And the w. you area ready pennsylvania. Well thank you so much so again. What's going on okay. I always get concerned. When i hear people talk about cloning animals that they love very much or getting one that looks just like the one they love very much and i think it's not fair to the new animals. Why well every animal. I've had i've had a lot They all have different traits and different characteristics and they relate to you differently and of their sweet little ways or different and everything. And i'm afraid that people are expecting this animals to suddenly be just like the other one because it looks like it that they're going to be feeling disappointment. Which in turn is going to be felt by the animal and i just You know. I think it's it's a slippery slope you know. I feel a lot of the same sentiments that you do In one way. And that is that i often see my clients that will have a white sean and then the next one is the next one and then they get a third one in through the years over the decades you know. They're needing the same name. They look the same the same sex so for me. I have a hard time understanding that. That i never would want to replace my one one. That looks like it expecting it to be same. Because i think that people wouldn't do that with their kids expecting every child act the same but i think people in the way i rationalized as some people really find an affinity for a breed or miller female and they knew what they like and the naming. I don't i don't quite get that. But why they keep going back to the same name. I don't understand But i can definitely understand why some people are compelled to clone because they know what type they like or what characteristics they like and For my but as long as they're not expecting that animal to be the same let me. Hey a great point is that you know cloning. Basically the same as like having twins or triplets. They have the same genetic makeup. It doesn't make him the same person or the same animals so they're going to react as an individual and that's a combination of environment and genetics and exposure with time. So yeah you're right you know. It isn't fair if someone says. I want this dog. Because i wanted to act like the last dog i had but if you like a dog that saves really adapt agility and it's a mixed breed dog. You're never going to recreate it. I can understand the goal in the interest in trying to recreate something that is never going to happen again in nature. They understand that. Yeah yeah and you get the feeling that you know. That's not the direction that cleaning is presented as an to the people. I think it depends on the person Can they make that adjustment to it. Looks like my friends but this is a totally new unique animal. And we're going to learn all about this one and i agree with you i. I've loved every critter. I've had and the joy for me has been discovering each animal along the way. And what makes them tick. I don't wanna relive the same animal over life. My life span. Because i i think i'd probably wanna cut out certain parts accidents or or mishaps along the way but i find that a lot of fun about getting a new pat and just finding out the adventure together just because they're not making the animal feel like they're disappointed in you know Have expectations is what you're saying. You can't have the same expectations of the animal as you have the other one. It's like human identical twins. You wouldn't treat them as they're individuals and they probably have different tastes and different desires right absolutely. But it's just the animal sense if you're feeling negative and i just hope people give that a good thought. Can they make that adjustment. so i.
"judy francis" Discussed on Animal Radio
"Radio featuring veterinarian. Dr debbie white groomer. Joey villani news director. Lorie brooks and now from the red barn studios here your hosts hal abrahams and judy francis. Judy you have booked a doozy of a show once again. Thank you so very much for doing that. You're well go on. This week's show brian jones. He's no stranger animal radio. He's an audiologist. He studies audio where he plays with audio. I think he actually calls himself a psychic and he listens to audio and looks for hidden messages and audio especially when it relates to your pets your dogs or cats. What are they saying because he thinks he hears things that they might be saying. And trying to tell you So we'll find out more about that coming up before the show ends today. Also get this an orthopedic. Surgeon gives up his job. And i understand that pays pretty well in. Orthopedics gives up his job to start a nonprofit organization for animals and he flies on a plane little plane. He flies animals all across the country. Taking them from where they can't find a home to places where they can find a home and so far he's delivered ten thousand animals all across the country. We're going to talk to him before the end of the show today right here on animal radio. What are you working on lori. Hey guess what no surprise. But i have come up with yet. Another airline that has made a change to their emotional support. Animal policies and it has been dramatically whittle down the list of animals that will now be allowed to fly. Esa's so we'll tell you all about it. Oh exciting news. Well maybe not ready. Dr deb to take a call him. Let's go to it. Hey janice how are you. I'm fine how are you doing. Good where are you today in. Saint louis c. K. t. r. s. Thank.
"judy francis" Discussed on Animal Radio
"Director. Lorie brooks and now from the red barn studios here your hosts how abrahams and judy francis you know for me. It's a it's a cat and a dog. those are my pets for you. They might be also a cat or a dog or a fish or a bird ferret a horse. Ferrets aren't legal in california. All around the country people have fair. I would have a ferret if it was legal. Because they're very cute for some people. it's alligators. that's that's their pat. They have a pet alligator and we reported several weeks back about a young lady in florida. Who has a an alligator who she actually dresses up. And i believe that it's performing alligator and the sales. I think she fought the law. And didn't she fight for a long time to save him. It was a long case. Yeah and you reported that she did indeed save him and so we figured we should get her on the phone. She'll be on with us and just a few minutes. We'll find out what it's like to have a pet alligator which got to figure finding a veterinarian that takes care of alligators. There's gotta be tough. Call yeah so that's on the way right here on animal radio. Where else are going to take your calls in. Just a couple of minutes for dr debbie. Joey villani joey today. We're going to talk a little bit about your pet has bad breath Maybe looking them. Mouth and And looking at their teeth may solve that. I think there's a burger in there. That i fed you two weeks ago and the cat's hair bald. Yeah that's okay. So that's on the way with joey villani and just a few minutes dogfather. Lorie brooks in the animal radio. Newsroom along with who's in there today. where's gordy whose gordon who's snoring licking his paw and we'll autumn alternating between snoring licking his paw and heavily chewing on a bone. So whatever you hear. It's likely coming from my studio. Okay and most likely. From from gordon gordy. Yeah let's go to the phones and which what are we going to line for. No i want to go to line three. Okay i just. I think line four has been actually bringing. It was actually ringing last week. Never picked it up. Go to stop. Don't forget you can also ask questions from the free animal. Radio app for iphone android and blackberry. Let's go to sherry for dr debbie. Hi sherry hi. How are you today. good what's up. well you know. I have two little chihuahua. And i would say. They're both slightly overweight not extremely but slightly and one of them just nores up a storm. Snoring is it only when the baby sleep in. Do you notice it at other times. Just breathing okay. Sleeping in it. It means she's little in quite loud. Do you ever notice her waking up in the night. If she snoring she ever kind of wake up Like a person does with sleep apnea. No no she doesn't. She's in a pretty deep sleep. I could probably just move a little arms and legs and let them drop. She doesn't even know where there well when we talk about snoring and dogs we describe it in the veterinary world kind of either as a snore as sturdier s. t. e. r. t. o. r. and it's basically the now we hear when dog is breathing in and there's something out to actually causing a vibration or even obstructing the airway in some capacity. So that might be soft. Tissue could be fluid so it isn't necessarily something that i would say is a normal thing. It's usually an indication that there's something obstructing area and that's why i asked about the sleep apnea because dogs can't suffer from that and we see this inbreeds like the english bulldog Or even the king charles where they can have an actually an airway Obstructive problem Where they can actually have trouble getting air. They cannot tolerate maybe high temperatures or exercise heat and sometimes even sleeping issues where they count sleep so when really excited she She chokes okay. Well there could be some other things going on the number one thing that i think wanna hear of a dog snoring. You mentioned one thing was being chubby because we can't see definitely more fat deposition Kind of in the pets Body that can affect their breathing and that might be that they have a limited lung capacity or even some fat up in the for rinjiro area. So that could be a possibility that could be relating to but in many dogs Snoring can be of a problem with the soft palate. But you know if you've admitted your pet has a weight problem number one would be try to trim this baby down because that may Translate into better breathing which again. It's not normal so we may actually have some added stress to her respiratory capacity. So that's something to think about. And if she does have a coughing gagging type thing. I would encourage you to have that checked with your veterinarian because these guys oftentimes can have a whole host of things small little tiny triki as sometimes what we call a collapsing trachea which is kind of a word. It's an aspect of the airway that in many dogs becomes weekend so there's a little bit of ikea soft tissue or skin. If you will on part of the trachea not all cartilage in that area can get a little weak kind of get sucked into the airway with time. It might be something to have your that. Look at and decide if it's something that we need to address or not. Well she's gonna be going in next month and getting your teeth cleaned. So she's going to be under. So i i will have them do a really talk to them about it and do a really good and we've got more going on. I appreciate that. Yeah that'd be perfect and actually i. My first request would be yeah. Make sure that chest and everything looks good. And they know what they're getting into Ideal to take a look at things while they're doing the dental per you so much. Thank you right call sheriff names and sleep apnea kit. Can animals really have sleep apnea. Oh absolutely yeah. They can wear a little c. pap machine. Unfortunately i'm not aware of one of those. That's actually of us. But you know when you look at some of the english bulldogs in particular. I know we talked about this before that. You know they're amrried. That's quite transformed from. What a standard looks like so their nasal area They're up referential area kind of the back of the throat. All of that can have some dynamic changes that make it hard to get easy breathing. So the air doesn't just a flew through heeded so it actually kind of he can get blocked off from along soft palate which means that they may wake themselves up when they're sleeping Just like a person who's trying to catch their breath So it can't happen and it's not usually something that's just real obvious a single thing but when we look at the history that one of these animals might have. There's a lot of different things that can all fit together That we can suppose that maybe happening. I'm not really aware of sleep studies in dogs so much as we look at all those other things. Laurie you have some snorers don't you. Oh you can't hear him what you like it. Don't you know. I just got that dirty. You're talking about me. Mom look all the time. Okay let's head to the phones. And this one's for dr debbie right.
"judy francis" Discussed on Animal Radio
"From celebrating the connection with our pets. This is animal radio featuring veterinarian. Dr debbie white groomer. Joey villani news director. Lorie brooks and now from the red barn studios. Here are your hosts powell abrahams and judy francis thanks. I enjoyed talking to you on this show. That's my favorite part of the show and in fact we're going to go to the phones in just a couple of minutes. If you have questions for dr debbie or giovanni or you just want to say hello from the free animal. Radio app for iphone android blackberry..
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"The amount would decrease slightly to $3000 a year for kids age 6 to 17. However, the payments would not start until July, they would begin to phase out for individuals making more than $75,000 a year. This comes as Democrats are pushing to pass a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief measure without Republican support. Referee Sarah Thomas is now the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl. However, this is not the first time she's made history and football in 2015 Thomas became the NFL's first full time female official, and in 2019, she was the first woman to officiate an NFL playoff game. Hey, ABC. So Cal Weather mostly clear this evening and tonight with lows in the mid forties to mid fifties. I'm Steve. Coming. Get the latest news every hour, half hour and as it breaks here on 7 90 K A. B C This show is pre recorded in furnished by Animal radio Network L. L. C and Red Barn pet products. Mm. Celebrating the connection with our pets. This is animal radio, featuring veterinarian Dr Debbie White groomer Joey Villani, News director Lorie Brooks. And now from the Red Barn Studios. Here are your hosts alla rooms and Judy Francis Way love our pets here all of our animals very much and in in a Push comes to shove kind of situation. We might select our pets over a human And apparently, that is not unusual behavior on today show will have Dr John Huber on. He's a clinical forensic psychologist, and I have no idea what that exactly is, but we'll find out. He called several major studies that showed that mankind has more empathy for pooches in dire circumstances than suffering people. I'm not surprised. I'm not either, but he has the facts to back that up, and he'll be on with us right here on animal radio. Hey, Jeff, how you doing? Just fine. Where you calling from? I live in bone Ville. Georgia Bone. Bill. Is that really the name bone? Bill? Yeah, I've found out a couple weeks ago. Our hotel burned down there hasn't been inhabited since 19 thirties. Holy found out. It was built in 18 45 0. You know, some guys named bones came there and 1918 40 built a mill below the belt GAM and made a millpond and made a milk and it became a boom in place. That's the name Boonville. Yeah, I guess his name was John Bones Feel and yes, that's left to about five years ago, we had a post office. Well, I'm going to dedicate today's show to bone ville, if that's okay with everybody in this thing, Okay? Them bones them bones, Dr Debbie and I believe this call might be for you from both. Okay, So what you got going on? I got these really handsome solace. I gotta mail. He looks just like the Beverly Hills male. And that movie is handsome. He's stopped all the markings and his pedigree. I got a feeling all like brought in a puppy, and she's grown now and I can't get them to meet. She gets very violent mood swings like I've never seen. Otherwise. She's never seen a bitch you need before I You know what her moves things were so bad. I actually rewrote a Disney song about her. Really, really? Oh, yeah, we here In fact, I just added to it. But you don't know what I want to do the dog to make her mate first or I either one will do both of them. Okay. What do you want? No, he won't know what I want. My plan is that to make it happen you want Tell me Wait for me. What? You were your plan or what? You think the solution to this problem is he's been hopping on stuff like toys and all that. Just not exactly did not, you know, executing are actually comes on this stuff. Yeah, this one pillow that he.