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Good Dog: Episodes

<p>Naturally, we all want our pets to remain healthy and cancer-free. Yet, the incidence of cancer is on the rise in dogs and the age of onset is creeping lower and lower. Shawn Messonnier is a holistic veterinarian and the author of several books, including "The Natural Vet's Guide to Preventng and ...
<p>Dogs have always been funny but years ago, dog humor tended to be at the dog's expense. Today, our dogs hold positions of honor in our lives and dog humor has evolved as well. On this episode of "Good Dog", Joanne speaks with Cameron Woo and Claudia Kawczynska, publishers of "The Bark, the magazine ...
<p>The sky's the limit on what you can spend on medical bills for your dog. You could get lucky and have a healthy pet or you could be looking at a stack of bills that far exceed your budget. In Sweden, 49% of pet owners insure their dogs; in England nearly 20% of pets are insured. In the U.S., the number ...
<p>Not every dog lover has the schedule, the space, the budget, or the lifestyle to accommodate owning a dog. That very realization led entrepreneur Marlena Cervantes to launch the successful new business, FlexPetz, offering flexible pet ownership in a growing number of cities. Learn how FlexPetz provides ...
<p>Listen for your chance to win the grand daddy of dog beds, the "Therma Care" pet bed, made of 100% reclaimed memory foam! Worldwise was started back in 1990, long before "green" had taken on a new meaning. The concept was and is to manufacture environmentally sustainable pet products that work as ...
<p>Cosmetic surgery for humans has become enormously popular and in this episode of Good Dog you'll hear that dogs are getting in on the craze. Gregg Miller is the creator of Neuticles, testicular implants for dogs in the past 12 years, over 100,000 pets have been what Miller describes as "restored." ...
<p>"Woman's Best Friend" is a compilation of essays that celebrate dog moms and their canine companions. Dogs teach us how to happy at the mere site of a loved one, how not to take things personally, how to remember the good & forget the bad, and how to have faith that the sun will come out again. Editor ...
23
Oct
2007
18:23 mins
<p>Americans will spend $19.7 billion on veterinary care this year & the costs are rising. How much is too much to spend on your dog? Trish King, Director of Training and Behavior at the Marin Humane Society discusses the cost of health care for dogs and where veterinary pet insurance fits into the mix.</p>

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<p>Guide Dogs for the Blind has joined forces with the Canine Cancer Genome Project (part of the National Institutes for Health) to help reduce cancer in both dogs and humans. Geneticist Dr. Elaine Ostrander explains the work being done to identify genes that cause cancer and how dogs in general, and ...
<p>The best seller "Marley and Me" was the tale of a particularly outrageous family dog. "Dreaming in Libro", by contrast, is the story of a good dog that tamed a (self described) bad woman. In this conversation, Joanne speaks with writer Louise Berkinow whose life was changed when a boxer followed her ...
<p>Shedding and allergies, brushing and matting, there's so much for dog owner's to know about maintaining a healthy coat. The topic of grooming comes alive in this lively conversation with master groomer Daryl Conner. Based in rural Maine, Daryl's written numerous excellent articles and teaches other ...
<p>While clicker training works especially well with guide dogs, police K9s are often trained using remote collars. Some people are reluctant to even explore this option, thinking that their animal might experience pain but, as Fred Hassen of SitMeansSit points out, a dog's perception of pain or discomfort ...
18
Sep
2007
25:25 mins
<p>While clicker training works especially well with guide dogs, police K9s are often trained using remote collars. Some people are reluctant to even explore this option, thinking that their animal might experience pain but, as Fred Hassen of SitMeansSit points out, a dog's perception of pain or discomfort ...
<p>Most dogs experience acupuncture as we do, falling into a deep state of relaxation. Daphne Lavoni practices traditional Chinese medicine on animals and explains the conditions that can be treated with herbal formulas, acupuncture and massage. Along with diseases of the heart, liver and kidney, Chinese ...
<p>Greyhounds have been racing since biblical times, though the sport is dying a slow death in the U.S. There are only about 50 dog tracks remaining in 15 states; other states have banned the sport. Yet, thousands of greyhounds are euthanized each year when their careers end. Rescue organizations, like ...
<p>While shelter dogs often come with baggage, there are many who will make perfect pets. In this episode of Good Dog, Jan McHugh Smith, President of the San Francisco SPCA, advises listeners on how to select the right dog for your lifestyle from an animal shelter. Many dogs arrive at shelters because ...
14
Aug
2007
26:12 mins
<p>Designer or hybrid dogs have become high fashion in Hollywood, but Gary Garner, founder of the American Canine Hybrid Club, has been breeding and registering these pups for decades. In an effort to capture the characteristics of two different breeds, breeders have been experimenting with every conceivable ...
07
Aug
2007
15:56 mins
<p>In recent years, our pet dogs have been treated to an ever increasing array of products and outfits. Nothing is too fine for our furry friends. Now, in SF and other California cities, pampered pooches can stay at the Wag Hotel where high end suites come complete with DVDs showing films about dogs. ...
31
Jul
2007
26:53 mins
<p>Our grief upon losing a beloved pet dog is intense because our love, our bond is so strong. In this episode of the "Good Dog" Podcast, Dr. Betty Carmack, Professor of Nursing at USF School of Nursing and author of "Grieving the Death of a Pet" discusses the nature of this loss and how important it ...
<p>Many of us agree that it's responsible to end our dogs' lives to save them from pain when there's no hope of recovery. But rarely does the decision to euthanize one's pet come easily. In this week's episode of "Good Dog", Joanne speaks with her veterinarian, Dr. Gary Jones, who compassionately ended ...
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