Episode 13: Why Your Pet Likes Eating Grass

for those of you who missed it the first time (yes iTunes, I’m talking to you.)

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Episode 14: Why, and How, Cats Purr and Cold Wet Noses

John and Boogie

John and Boogie

John and Dr. Rumore jump into how and why cats purr, and whether they could be using their purr to heal themselves, and possible others. They also discuss cold wet noses, what they really mean, and better ways to see if your pet is sick. They discuss checking the mucous membranes (gums) and capillary refill time (CRT).  Lastly, the dangers of Gorilla Glue!

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Episode 6: Babies, Puppies, Kittens and It’s (probably) Not Ear Mites

Coconut loves her little girls, Mia and Gianna

Coconut loves her little girls, Mia and Gianna

Doctor Rumore has a new baby, Mia Rosabella, and his young white deaf boxer Coconut has an unexpectedly good reaction. We discuss how adult dogs and cats are supposed to treat puppies, kittens and babies, and why sometimes they do not always get along as well as we would hope. Also, why buying pet store ear mite medicine for your dog and cat is probably a big waste of money and effort. Additionally, it could be a waste of perfectly good fingers, because cats tend to really dislike ear drops.

Ear Mites on YouTube

Ear Mites on YouTube

Mia, Gianna and Coconut

Mia, Gianna and Coconut

 

 

 

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Episode 5: Pet Alzheimer’s and Shedding

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John and Michael discuss the symptoms of Senior Cognitive Dysfunction, also called Dog Alzheimer’s or Cat Senility, and how supplements, antioxidants or medications may help, as well as how your pet’s brain is protected from their own blood. We also discuss why some pets shed, and others need haircuts, and the bad news about preventing shedding.

Here’s a link about the antioxidant that was mentioned, Astaxanthin, which otherwise would be impossible to spell.

Also, Dr. Rumore did a brief terrible rendition of the National Geographic them song- here’s the real deal.
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Lastly, here’s a more information about the blood brain barrier that was mentioned. It’s a little technical but has some cool animation.

 

 

 

 

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Episode 3: Jealousy , Dominance, and Telling Time

Jealousy is never pretty

Jealousy is never pretty

Everyone talks about their pets being jealous, but can they really be “jealous?” The answer will be surprising, and may change the way you give out treats to your own pack. We also discuss how dominance between pets is more complicated than you think, and when you should or shouldn’t worry.  Have you noticed how your cat always knows exactly what time dinner is? We discuss how dogs and cats tell time without looking at their watch or cell phone, and how a group of scientists tattooing ducks helped us figure that out.

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Episode 2: Litter Box Mysteries and The Joy of Toys

The Joy of the Litterbox A cat can be mysterious about many things, but few mysteries are more frustrating than why the darn cat has stopped using the litter box. We dive a little deeper into what cats really want in a bathroom (for example, not feeling like they are trapped in a elevator with someone wearing too much perfume) and give some tips on what to try. For those good little puppies and kittens who are not getting coal in their stockings, we mention some fun dog and cat toys. Lastly, John and Dr. Rumore discuss how pets do NOT make good surprise gifts.

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