80 episodes

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® airs on 100+ AM-FM stations across the nation and XM Satellite Radio.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings

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® airs on 100+ AM-FM stations across the nation and XM Satellite Radio.

    What's It Like To Train Dogs For Hollywood Stage And Screen?

    What's It Like To Train Dogs For Hollywood Stage And Screen?

    Second-generation Hollywood dog trainer Teresa Ann Miller has trained the dogs and other animals you see in movies and TV. She was brought up on-the-set while her dad worked on such notables as The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction. She shares her captivating stories about the animal stars of the stage and screen. Also, Utah’s police department is the latest to add a program to its police academy to teach cadets how to deal with pet dogs. The program was championed by Sean Kendall, whose Weimaraner Geist was shot and killed by a police officer after coming into the dog’s backyard looking for a lost child. Also, it turns out that many well-known restaurants have secret menus that cater to your pooch. You do need to make sure that your pet can handle some human-ish food before you order. For example, Starbucks will serve up a Puppuccinno. It’s a small cup filled with whipped cream. Dairy Queen’s Pup Cup is a little bit of vanilla soft serve, topped with a dog treat. If you’re on the West Coast, there’s In-N-Out where you can order a Pup Patty. Also, Animal Radio’s New Pet Product Special is underway. We’re featuring the latest in cutting-edge technology for your pets. We have giveaways for you! Dr. Roger Mugford is back to claim our number-two pick for this year, the Green Interactive Feeder. This gadget will slow your dog down during dinnertime, preventing upset and bloat. Also, Top Dog at the American Pet Products Association, Bob Vetere is back to explain why the pet industry is exploding and how we spent $60 Billion. It should come as no surprise that pet-food comprises one-third.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Pet CSI Nabs Murderer - Kissing Your Dog Could Be Healthy For You

    Pet CSI Nabs Murderer - Kissing Your Dog Could Be Healthy For You

    Christina Lindquist is a forensic investigator. She uses evidence from animals, usually dogs and cats, to nab the bad guy. You’ll hear about a murderer that was busted when he stepped in dog-poop and a rapist that was tied to the crime when a dog urinated on his car tires. Also, after several studies saying that kissing your dog could expose you to some unhealthy things comes a study that says “Go ahead and kiss that dog!”  Researchers think that the microbes contained in a dog’s gut could have a probiotic effect on the human body, encouraging the growth of positive microorganisms. Also, imagine if you cross HGTV with Animal Planet. You’ll get the PBS special Animal Homes. Host Chris Morgan joins us and explains how some animals build their homes bigger and better and shinier to attract the opposite sex. Also, Dallas Pets Alive has started naming their adoptable animals with popular online search terms to increase their exposure by having them pop up more often in trending news feeds. Also, in Tokyo, they’ve come up with a pretty cool idea. It’s called Dog Heart and you can actually rent a dog for a few hours. You can just hang out at their facility or take the dog out for a walk around the neighborhood or maybe to the park. A half-hour of playtime costs about $8 US and taking the dog for a walk for an hour runs about $30. It’s becoming very popular. But the Japanese Coalition for Animal Welfare has some valid worries.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    What Our Dogs Do When We're Gone

    What Our Dogs Do When We're Gone

    Most of us wonder what our dog does when we leave the house. Most imagine that they’ll curl up and sleep until we return. Mike the Intern put a GoPro Video Camera on his dog, “Guinness.” What he saw when he reviewed the video went viral on YouTube. He’s our guest and he’ll explain the inspiration behind his experiment. Also, this week’s Hero Person rescues large breed dogs. These are often the last at the shelter and have nowhere to go. Candace Bright devotes a lot of time and her paycheck from waitressing to make sure these big dogs are taken care of. Also, Company of Animals’ Dr. Roger Mugford joins us from “across the pond” to explain why Europeans embrace the muzzle more than U.S. pet owners. Perhaps it’s time to change the way we think about these tools. Also, did you know your dog’s stinky breath could be because of dental disease? And did you know dental disease could affect your pet’s organs and be fatal? Find out why your friend’s breath makes you tear. Also, it’s a more common question than you might think. Can our pets get car-sickness? Just like us, our dogs can get dizzy and throw-up. But determining whether it’s a genuine sickness or just a phobia of traveling can be difficult. Dr. Debbie has answers.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    This Week's Hero Person Stops Highway Traffic To Save Kitten

    This Week's Hero Person Stops Highway Traffic To Save Kitten

    Our Hero Person segment features the heartwarming story about a kitten that was abandoned on a highway and rescued by Keri Lamar. She was driving when all of a sudden a kitten flew by hear windshield. Keri tells the rest of the story. Also, every dog owner should have several basic training tools. Founder of the Animal Behavior Centre and inventor of the Halti, Dr. Roger Mugford will be explaining what you need to train your dog to sit, stay and come. Also, Australian Anthony Amos has loaded his large family in an RV. He’s towing a giant fiberglass blue dog. Inside the eye-catching vehicle is a shampoo and grooming facility. He’s setting course to cross the U.S. washing 25,000 dogs with 100% of the proceeds going to local shelters. Also, as an animal lover you’ve probably spent hours contemplating the fabric of your next sofa. Consider how their hair shows up on the upholstery as well as whether it will embed itself in the weave and be difficult to clean. Consider how the fabric will react to their nails, and, you’ll want to make sure you choose a fabric that is fairly easy to clean off the drool marks and paw prints. Also, Lady Gaga showed us her talents clearly go beyond music and outlandish outfits. Animal Radio hears she is working on a line of pet products inspired by her dog Asia. Gaga will be the artistic director for the canine collection, which will feature pet clothing and accessories, toys and food bowls. Perhaps she’ll create an outfit of meat that will double as a treat? Probably not.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Selling And Buying Pet Friendly Homes

    Selling And Buying Pet Friendly Homes

    Chicago Realtor Jason Feldman specializes in selling homes to and for pet-owners. If you’re trying to sell your home after many years of “pet-life,” he’ll have tips for making it more appealing to the buyer. He says sometimes pet-owners become immune to the smell, so it’s advisable to bring in a third party to assess the situation. Also, Joey Villani (The Dogfather) reviews the last grooming trade show and the strange accessories including fake eyelashes for your dog, fingernail polish and wigs. Some might think this is for the hardened pet lover who may be just a little nutty for their pet. And they’re probably right. Also, have you ever known an animal that didn’t want to sleep in the bed with you? Neither do we. So how lucky are this couple’s five cats and two dogs? They made a gigantic 11-foot wide bed that takes up most of their bedroom, but is big enough to share with all of their pets! Also, Camden County, New Jersey has voted unanimously to prohibit pet stores from selling animals from puppy mills. The representatives say they are standing up for animals of their county and want to ensure no one is profiting off the inhumane treatment of puppy mills. Several other counties and towns have inquired about the legislation and enacting it in their areas. Also, a study has found that, infants who share a home with furry pets were found to share some of the animals’ gut bacteria - which might possibly explain why exposing children to animals early in life may protect kids against some allergies.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Pet Food Companies Are Feeding You Lies - The Pet FBI Visits Animal Radio

    Pet Food Companies Are Feeding You Lies - The Pet FBI Visits Animal Radio

    Every time you enter the pet food aisle, manufacturers are vying for your patronage and their share of the 21 BILLION dollar pet-food sector. They will do just about anything to get your business, except make a truly human edible food. No wonder, only four companies account for 67% of the marketplace. Susan Thixton will tell you the lies the pet-food companies want you to believe. Also, harnessing the power of the Internet for good, Maresa Fanelli pioneered the pet lost and found database for Columbus, Ohio in 1998. Today she’s the driving force behind Pets Found By Internet, reuniting lost animals all across America. She explains how it works and families she’s reunited. Also, Blue Cross pet charity conducted a survey of pet owners and found that they tend to earn nearly $5,000 a year more than those without an animal and are more likely to work full time. They are also happier in general, spend more time with their families and have jobs they enjoy. Lori Brooks reports on this new research and has some illuminating results. Also, Moosie a 2-year-old gray tabby cat has been reunited with his family after he miraculously survived a two-month journey trapped inside a mattress when his owners moved from Texas to Alaska. A moving company left with the military families belongings while the family stayed behind and spent three more days in Texas searching for Moosie. Turns out, Moosie was already en route to Alaska— inside a futon mattress.

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Suec3 ,

great show

I really love listening to this show yet wonder why theres not more calls about the Pitbull breeds, I have 2 and seems like its a show more for cat questions. But, always interesting

Billybobanderson ,

Among serious animal discussions, this is the best!

I enjoy (and learn something new) from nearly every episode.

That's why I think this is among the best. But, episode 316 with the discussion of the dog about to die in the arms of... hey, I am nominating podcast 316 as the most touching animal story of the year at Surf Review & Report magazine.

Yeah, I cried while watching (and reading) Old Yeller, but that was done a long time ago and, besides, it was fiction. The discussion in episode 316 is a true story that will force any human to tears!

Keep up the great work - Bill Anderson.

AnimalLoverCalifornia ,

Fun and informative!

Like no other pet show, this is a very fun and interactive program featuring the best experts and celebrities. It's like a morning show for people that are crazy about their pets! I make it my weekend tradition. Try it too.

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