This week on Radio Pet Lady Network:
- 8-9pm ET: CAT CRAZY™ Dr. Phil Padrid is the world’s leading expert on feline asthma. He lectures all over the world on cats with asthma and he taking time from his round-the-world lectures too be the Special Guest co-host with Tracie on CAT CRAZY™. Dr. Phil is also the Official Vet of Tracie’s long-running NPR show DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) and is looking forward to joining Tracie on CAT CRAZY to answer any question about cat health. 888-429-5471.
- 9-10pm ET: THE PET CANCER VET Dr. Susan Ettinger and Tracie discuss how pets don’t have mental stress about having cancer and how “ignorance is bliss” for them; realistic expectations about cancer treatment and the difference between the word “cure” and “stable disease,” where the pet is living well and living longer with cancer that can often be kept under control; a remarkable chemo drug developed just for dogs called Palladia that is a blood vessel inhibitor that keeps cancer from growing in some dogs; Dr. Sue explains anti-angiogenesis and compares cancer management in pets and people.
- 8pm-9pm ET: CAT CHAT & DOG TALK Dr. Shawn and Tracie welcome Dr. Ron Schulz to the show, the world-renowned expert on vaccination protocols in dogs and cats, who will also explain how the Vaccicheck blood test works to determine whether a dog really needs to be re vaccinated – or not. [Dr. Ron appeared on Tracie's NPR show DOG TALK (and Kitties, Too!) this week so now you have the opportunity to ask specific questions about your own pet's immunity and keeping them healthy and safe.] Dr. Shawn and Tracie also welcome calls on any subject to 888-627-6008.
- 9-10pm ET: DOG TALK (and Kitties, Too!) A replay of Tracie’s weekly show on NPR from the Hamptons. British author and BBC sports presenter Clare Balding talks about her eccentric animal-centric childhood in delightful memoir MY ANIMALS AND OTHER FAMILY, and about the fabulous life she has now, including having to dash back right after the interview to continue her documentary about the Queen of England!; Diane Lovejoy talks about her passion for the huge cat colony she looks after and documents with beautiful artistic feline renderings in her book THE CAT LADY CHRONICLES; Dr. Ronald D. Schultz, expert on canine and feline infectious diseases, discusses decisions about vaccinating pets and the use of titer tests like Vaccicheck to determine your dog or cat’s protection.
- 8-9pm ET DOG TRAVEL EXPERTS Paris and Tracie welcome Stacy from Pets Weekly on the show to discuss her recent important article on ways to keep your dogs safe while camping. We welcome questions on any aspect of getting out and about with your dog; call 888-627-6008!
- 9-10pm ET THE EXPERT VET The “pee-pee show” in which Dr. Donna explains how the urinary tract system is supposed to function in dogs and cats, what happens when it goes wrong (infection, leaking) and how to best handle it. Dr. Donna discusses recurrent urinary tract infections in dogs. Dr. Donna talks about performing a urine culture in order to identify the bacteria responsible, as well as investigating a dog’s history, physical examination (including under the tail!) and diagnostic tests to determine the underlying or predisposing cause of these infections. Strategies to prevent UTIs were also discussed. And Donna helps Tracie figure out how to better diagnose a recurrent infection in her dog Scooby Doo’s knee right above an old ACL repair and send Tracie right back to her vet for a culture and consultation with the original orthopedic surgeon.
- 8-9pm ET YOUR DOG’S BEST FRIEND Tracie asks Sarah to explain more about her blog on Huffington Post this week about how dogs are near-sighted and how it affects our training them. And they discuss a question from Brittany about her dog who bites people in the swimming pool with him. Sarah and Tracie take calls about any canine behavior or training issue at 888-429-5471.
- 9-10pm ET PET FOOD ADVISORS Tracie continues down the list of prescription pet food ingredients with Dr. Sean, asking him to explain what dried beet pulp is doing in dog food, what happened with melamine in the pet food recall, and why do cats who switch to a high protein diet get so very hungry?