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1011. Is Your Dog Laughing At You Behind Your Back?
Can Dogs Laugh? Dogs are capable of laughing, and they typically do so when they are playing. Canine laughter begins with the doggy equivalent of smiling but also includes a sound that is much like panting. Animal behaviorist Patricia Simonet recorded those sounds while dogs played. On analyzing the recordings, she found that they involved a broader range of frequencies than regular dog panting. So, what makes a dog laugh? What can we do to make them laugh? Are they already laughing about us behind our back? We'll try to figure out what tickles their funny bone. Listen Now Anti-Vax Controversy Affects Pets Just as there are anti-vaxxers who don't want to vaccinate their children, there are people who don't want to vaccinate their pets. However, experts want you know that vaccines do not cause autism in pets. The most dangerous of all of the dog diseases is rabies, which is effectively a death sentence for a dog and could've been prevented with the Rabies vaccine. Also, the distemper virus has returned to North America, reportedly transported on dogs that were not vaccinated. Lori Brooks reports why it just makes sense to protect your furry-family by finding a happy medium of reduced but necessary vaccinations. Listen Now Blind Dog Gets Seeing-Eye Puppy A North Carolina couple's puppy is now famous for quickly appointing himself as a seeing-eye-puppy for their 11-year-old golden retriever that lost both of his eyes to glaucoma pain. The puppy, named Maverick, came to their family in January and Charlie, the now blind dog, was at first not excited to have another dog in the house.Â However, Maverick soon appointed himself as Charlie's protector. "When they would play, Maverick would realize that Charlie had lost the toy, so [Maverick] would pick it up and put it back in front of Charlie to re-engage him in playtime," said their owner.Â Yes, they're now famous on social media and have their own Instagram page. Listen Now Devoting Her Fame To The Animals Katie Cleary is a Model, Actress and Philanthropist, Filmmaker who got her start in the entertainment business on the hit TV show America's Next Top Model. After graduating college, Katie landed the role on NBC's hit game show Deal or No Deal. Katie's main passion is advocating animal welfare issues while rescuing and rehabilitating animals and lovingly finding them forever homes. She tells us about her 12 pets. Listen Now Number Of Dog Bites Decreasing Every year dogs bite about 4.5 million people.Â Dog bites and other dog-related injuries accounted for nearly one-third of all homeowners' insurance liability claim dollars paid out in 2018. Â Over the past year, the number of dog bite claims has decreased by 9%. However, the news isn't all good. The number of emergency room visits by children age 1 and under actually doubled from nearly 1,800 visits in 2001 to more than 3,100 last year. Listen Now Read more about this week's show.
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Animal Radio Episode 982
Who Is Happier? Dog or Cat Guardians? Do dogs or cats make you happy? The dog vs. cat argument will probably go on forever. But now there's a new survey that says dog owners are officially happier than cat owners, but not by much. Dog owners are only happier by a mere 4%. Listen Now An Alternative To Pet Insurance? Dr. Allen Kamrava believes he has invented a better way to cover the costs of a catastrophic health event. According to Kamrava, advances in technology allow for a community-based model that can replace typical pet health insurance. Listen Now More Animals Being Used For Therapeutic Purposes Dogs, miniature horses, cats, rabbits and even llamas are increasingly being used to help heal and cheer the sick in hospitals, cancer clinics and other settings. However, research to support the efficacy of animal-assisted therapy is largely in its early stages. A team led by scientists at UC Davis published a study about interactions between family house cats and children with autism. It found that cats in families with a child with autism-spectrum disorder " often provided valuable bonding, attention and calming affect to the child." Listen Now Get Your Licks On Route 66 Animal Radio is proud to be a part of the 10th Annual Fido Friendly Adoption Tour. Susan Sims is traveling the famed Route 66 matching up adoptable dogs and cats with great homes across the country. She'll check in with us from St. Louis. Listen Now Yes, This Was Happening In The United States For years, animal lovers and animal welfare organizations have been working to end dog and cat meat sales. There has been a big step toward that goal, as the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation named the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act. The Act makes it "illegal to knowingly slaughter, ship, transport, move, deliver, receive, possess, purchase, sell or donate a dog or cat or his or her parts for human consumption, and authorizes a fine of up to $5,000 for each violation" in the United States. Listen Now
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Episode #1272: The New Phil Hendrie Show
As Phil takes a mental health day, later weâ€™ll post (for BSP's only) the Arse Gardner Show but right now this encore from October, 2018. Dr. Arthur Barn, vampire hunter, joins the show ahead of Halloween, and tells everyone heâ€™s now warning people that vampires DONâ€™T exist. Dr. Ed Elcott is in a 12 step program for sex addicts. The BSP Classic Hour is from November 2001. Bob Green says he's written better magic stories than the Harry Potter welfare lady, so he's urging people to go to bookstores and set Harry Potter books on fire. Sign up for a backstage pass and enjoy a 30,000 plus hour archive, Phil's new podcast, classic podcasts, Bobbie Dooley's podcasts, special live streaming events and shows, Saturday Cinema, Friday night chat and oh so very much moreâ€¦ Sign up now at philhendrieshow.com