A Dog Takes A Bite Out of Alzheimer’s; Curly Howard Rescued Many Dogs; Groucho the Cat
Confirming that dogs can be the best therapists, a conversation with Pam Osbourne of Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy talks HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio about her book A Dog Takes a Bite Out of Alzheimer’s: Connections: Animal Assisted Therapy For Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.
She talks about how her own experience with her mom with Alzheimer’s and her dog Rufus, and she the did further research. Osbourne found there’s now data to demonstrate that dogs can inspire Alzheimer’s patients to do for dogs what they may not do for people, and dogs do often manage to make a connection.
No one is suggesting that dogs can cure Alzheimer’s – but they certainly can make a difference. And not only do the patients themselves benefit, so do family members.
We also discuss the dog’s perspective.
Larry, Curly, Moe
According to the Internet, Curly Howard of the Three Stooges saved thousands of dogs his lifetime. Bradley Server, Curly’s Grandson, talks HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio about Curly’s unconditional love for dogs and how that all came about. If he saw a stray dog, long before the term “rescue” was prevalent, he would rescue them. As a a kid at heart, he had a special connection with dogs. Bradley talks about how he and his wife have rescued animals too. Here’s Curly’s Grandson’s YouTube page.
Details about fireworks and pets, and what to do for petrified pets.
There’s an explanation about a nutraceutical called Zylkene, and more.