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The Animal House on RADIO IQ
The Animal House is a weekly discussion that explores the latest in animal science, pet behavior, and wildlife conservation. We hope to deepen human understanding of animals and explain the powerful bonds that link us to the animal world. Our goal is to be fun, substantive, and appealing to a broad audience -- both those with pets and those without them.
The Animal House will go from the bat caves of northern Virginia to the big game reserves of Botswana as we discuss the latest in animal-related news. And each week, you can count on expert advice about all your pet-related questions from Dr. Gary Weitzman, veterinarian and executive director of the Washington Animal Rescue League.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 6:28pm
Post Traumatic Stress: A Virginia dog who was recently attacked by a group of pit bulls has become very aggressive towards other dogs. What is the best course of action for resolving this issue? Music: “Purus River” & “Almitak” by Uakti
Saturday, March 1, 2014 6:12pm
Starfish living in Pacific waters from Mexico to Alaska are inexplicably dying by the thousands. Katie Campbell of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s EarthFix project dives in to chronicle the work of scientists who are struggling to find the reasons behind the deaths. DIY Grooming: Known as the star of Animal Planet’s reality show, "The Groomer Has It," Jorge Bendersky is an A-list pet care specialist whose clients include top models, notable actors, infamous billionaires and popular recording artists. Jorge shares a few “do it yourself” grooming tips that will make any pet ready for the red carpet. Music: "Verdi's Va Pensiero" by Uakti.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 6:02pm
Taking the Bite Out of a Cat’s Behavior: Dr. Gary Weitzman of The San Diego Humane Society helps a Maryland woman and her teething, overly-defensive 16-year-old cat. Leader of the Pack? A Virginia woman wants to know the best approach for adding a new and highly aggressive dog to an established “pack.” Barking Beagle: In Maryland, a 3-year-old Beagle-mix barks incessantly at kids. Is there an effective method for calming her down? Music: “Purus River” by Uakti. Special Thanks to Natalie Yuravlivker
Saturday, March 1, 2014 5:46pm
The diminutive and seemingly loveable canine breed is at the center of serious accusations by residents of a Phoenix, Ariz., suburb who say they’re being “terrorized” by packs of roaming Chihuahuas. Melissa Gable of Maricopa County Animal Care and Control in Arizona sheds light on a story that has made international headlines. Operation Chihuahua: The escalating problem of abandoned and homeless Chihuahuas in California inspired animal control workers in San Francisco and a major airline to devise a novel partnership in order to find new homes for the animals. Music: “Madeira River” by Uakti; "The Cha-Cha Chihuahua Song"
Saturday, February 22, 2014 6:28pm
Is There Such Thing as a “Hypoallergenic Pet?”: A Washington, D.C., woman has a husband who developed an allergic reaction to their dearly departed cat. They want to adopt another and heard that Persian cats don't aggravate allergies. True or false? Dr. Katy Nelson, host of "The Pet Show with Dr. Katy," joins Dr. Gary Weitzman in the attempt to find an answer. Phone Peril: An otherwise very well-behaved 4-year-old Lab-Retriever in Silver Spring, Md., barks non-stop when her caretaker is on the phone or talking to someone. Music: “Purus River” & “Dig A Pony” by Uakti