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Animal Radio® is America's "most-listened-to" animal programming; created to educate, reduce surrenders and to help animals live long, healthy and happier lives.

Animal Radio® is America's "most-listened-to" animal programming; created to educate, reduce surrenders and to help animals live long, healthy and happier lives.


Los Angeles, CA


Animal Radio® is America's "most-listened-to" animal programming; created to educate, reduce surrenders and to help animals live long, healthy and happier lives.




699 Paula St. Morro Bay, CA 93442 1-866-405-8405


1117. Robotic Puppies For Those With Dementia

Robotic Puppies - Not Toys Scientists estimate as many as 97% of seniors suffer from behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. That's why Tom Stevens teamed up with Jim Henson's Creature Shop to create an affordable robotic puppy to provide companionship for seniors. Tom explains why this is so personal and how it's making a difference. Listen Now Animal Free Mouse Treats For Cats A pet nutrition startup is aiming to launch a line of clean meat for cats made from cultured mouse...


1116. When Animals Save Humans - Mutual Rescue

Mutual Rescue A young soldier left the battlefield in Baghdad with traumatic brain injuries and P.T.S.D. after a mortar attack. Right before he was to give up on life, a stray cat walked up to him, placed his paws on his leg and saved his life. Josh Marino is here to tell his story of Mutual Rescue. Listen Now China Switches from One-Child to One-Dog Policy China may have scrapped its one-child policy, but one Chinese city (Qingdao) has now instituted a one-dog policy! Those who own more...


1115. How Does Your Pet's Name Influence Their Disposition?

Why Is Your Cat Peeing Outside The Litter-box? Award winning cat author Dusty Rainbolt has written the definitive guide to solving litter-box problems. Cat owners know that the solutions aren't always simple. But Dusty breaks it down in easy to understand steps. She can tell why your cat isn't using the litter-box and how to fix it. Listen Now How Does Your Pet's Name Influence Their Disposition? Hollywood Numerologist Glynis McCants says the name you give your pet has a powerful impact...


1114. Why Is The Veterinarian Suicide Rate Above Average?

Veterinarians Committing Suicide Out-surging Dentists, Veterinarians now have the highest suicide rate in the U.S., at four times the general population. Dr. Elizabeth Strand discusses the causes of this disturbing trend and possible solutions. Listen Now Legislation Would Provide Service Dogs to Veterans with P.T.S.D. The PAWS Act also known as Puppies Assisting Wounded Service members Act has been introduced on Capitol Hill by Congressman Ron DeSantis. The legislation would direct the...


1113. Even Celebs Have Trouble Potty Training Their Pets - Actress Nancy Dassault Guests

Even Celebs Have Trouble Potty Training Their Pets Actress Nancy Dassault (Too Close For Comfort, Mad About You) is coming on the show to yap about her new Maltese Yorkie mix that seems to be having difficulty learning where to go to the bathroom. Listen Now Feeding The Pets of the Homeless Genevieve Frederick heads up an organization that connects pet food with homeless folks and their animals. While sometimes controversial, pets can provide a meaningful relationship for the displaced...


1112. True or Poo? The Definitive Field Guide to Filthy Animal Facts and Falsehoods.

Cooking For Your Pets In a world where we barely have time to prepare our own meals, Dr. Judy Morgan says we should be cooking for our pets. The store bought pet foods contain diseased and euthanized animals as well as high levels of heavy metals. She'll have some time-saving tips to create your own pet food. Listen Now True or Poo? From the author of Does It Fart?, comes the latest from Nick Caruso, True or Poo? The Definitive Field Guide to Filthy Animal Facts and Falsehoods. This...


1111. What Did We Learn After Lady Gaga's Violent Pet Theft?

A Chastity Belt For Dogs?! Dexter Blanch considers himself quite the inventor. And he should. He's created a chastity contraption for dogs to wear. He's also thinking about designing a special dog-bra, but is too busy selling the belts to work on anything else. In fact, he was just commissioned to invent a chastity belt for camels in Dubai. Listen Now Dog-Friendly Boating Summer means lots of outdoor fun with your dogs. Many pet-lovers will take their furry-companion on boats. This is...


1110. Should Young Children Have Service Dogs?

Should Young Children Have Service Dogs? This 3-year-old girl was born with a debilitating lung disease and was given a service dog to help her maneuver around with the always-present oxygen tank. The use of service dogs for young children is increasing in popularity. There are service dogs assigned to children with autism and other special needs. From the perspectives of veterinary behavioral medicine and dog bite safety for children, this trend deserves a second look according to Dr....


1109. Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel

Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel Nancy Castaldo authored a book with vivid photographs, first-person interviews and historical anecdotes exploring animals' ability to show empathy, communicate and develop complex social societies. Humans have changed their overall perception of animals. As little as 40 years ago, many considered animals to be "machine-like" creatures that feel no pain. Now, we know different. But how much do we really know? Nancy will share her research on the...


1108. Sanjay Gupta Learned More From His Dog Than 25 Years Of Philosophy Education

Fake Service Animals Might Be A Crime Misrepresenting a pet as a service animal may become a crime in Wyoming under a bill being considered in the State Legislature. The issue stems from people claiming their pet is a service animal in order to bring it into a place like a restaurant, store or rental property that doesn't allow pets. Listen Now Battling Allergies in Pets Sure, many of us are allergic to pet's dander, but did you know that your dog's scratching and itching could be their...


1107. Pet Custody Laws Are Changing

Alaska is the Unlikely Adopter of New Pet Custody Laws For the first time, a state has specifically said that a companion animal has visibility in a divorce proceeding beyond that of property and that the court may award custody on the basis of what is best for the dog, not the human owners. In a first, Alaska divorce courts will now treat pets more like children even though, in the eyes of the law, animals are considered property. It makes Alaska the first state in the country to require...


1106. Pit Bulls Being Used To Fight Crime

Pit Bulls Being Used To Fight Crime Brad Croft of Universal K9 trains shelter pit-bulls to assist police officers in fighting crime and searching for people. The success of the program can be seen around the country as more police departments express interest in these dogs. Listen Now Fixing A Broken Heart Even the most grounded person can be devastated by the loss of a pet. Dr. Guy Winch is an authority on broken-hearts and has answers to common questions following the death of a pet....


1105. Is It Wrong To Love Your Pets More Than Humans?

Is It Wrong To Love Your Pets More Than Humans? Clinical Forensic Psychologist Dr. John Huber culled research indicating that, given the choice, we prefer puppies over people. Respondents to a recent survey are significantly less distressed when adult humans were victimized, in comparison with human babies, puppies and adult dogs. Listen Now Myths of Dog Training Monique Feyrecilde breaks the common fallacies associated with training your dog. She'll share the mistakes we make when...


1104. High Rate Of Veterinarian Suicides

Animal Officer Sings To Dogs Vance County North Carolina Animal Control Officer Chad Olds discovered a new use for his incredible singing skills. He's able to quiet the barking a several dozen dogs by playing guitar and singing to them. The shelter videotaped one of his sessions. The video went viral and adoptions increased. Listen Now Stress and Skin Did you know that stress could be a factor in your pet's skin issues? The number one reason animal guardians visit the vet revolves around...


1103. Making Vet Visits Easier For Your Pet

Tickles Saves Pickles When this little pig got sick and needed a blood transfusion, his guardian, Maddie worked effortlessly to find a match. Thanks to social media, Pickles the Potbellied Pig was saved by Tickles - a 450 lb. donor pig, whom was also saved from the butcher in this 'win-win-win' hog story. Listen Now Examining PVP's Prior to Vet Visits Dr. Natalie Marks suggest that pet owners use Pre-Visit Pharmaceuticals (PVP) before you go to the veterinarian. This will make the visit...


1102. Who Gets Custody Of The Pet?

Who Gets Custody Of The Dog? Attorney Jeremy Cohen gave up his job prosecuting those accused of insurance fraud. He found it unfulfilling. Now, he represents dogs. He'll share the details of several current cases that involve custody battles over pets. Listen Now Denver Bans Declawing Denver has become the first U.S. city, outside of California, to ban the declawing of cats. The new law prohibits veterinarians from performing the controversial procedure unless it's medically necessary....


1101. Cat Rescue Organization Funds Butt-hole Replacement - Strange Things Found On Dog X-Rays

Rescue Crowd-funds Butt-hole For Kitten Shawn Simons is the Headmistress of the Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats. They're an outstanding non-profit rescue in the Los Angeles area. Shawn just crowd-funded a $10,000 surgery for a kitten. That may not sound unusual until you hear the kitty was born with Imperforate Anus, or no butt-hole. Now, along with television sensation Tosh.0, she's trying to raise a million for 2000 butt-holes. Listen Now Who's Got Your Back When The...


1100. Officer Tells Story of Rescuing Dog From Frozen Lake

Officer Tells Story Of Lake Rescue The video of an cop rescuing a dog from a frozen lake has gone viral. Officer Robert Voorhees took a big risk when he decided to cross an ice covered lake in New Jersey. He'll share his heroic story with Animal Radio listeners. He says anyone would've done what he did. Would you? Listen Now Top Dog-Friendly States With about 90 million dogs living in homes in the US, we are a country of dog lovers. But not all states are equal in terms of safety and...


1099. Paul McCartney Confirms A Beatles Song Has A Track Only Dogs Can Hear.

Enrichment In The Home During Winter Cold weather usually means the kids and pets spend more time indoors. Less exercise and activity could result in unwanted behavior issues. Dr. E'Lise Christensen is a board certified veterinary behaviorist. She'll share some great ideas for keeping your pets occupied and out of trouble. As far as the kids go, you're on your own. This is part of the Fear Free Expert Series. Listen Now Dealing With Off-Leash Dogs It's the stuff of nightmares. You and...


1098. Comedianne Jo Anne Worley Returns for Holiday Special

Jo Anne Worley Returns Actress, Comedian, President of Actors and Others for Animals, and all-around funny gal Jo Anne Worley (Laugh In) returns to Animal Radio to talk about her one true love, "Harmony" her 5-pound Yorkie. She proves that laughing and loving animals is all we need to be a happy soul. Listen Now Laundry Pods Dangerous for Animals You probably know those laundry detergent pods that so many people are using these days are dangerous to children, but did you know they are...