Peanut the Aging Gibbon, and Taking Cats to Vets on WGN


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Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, listen HERE as I chat pets with Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder at WGN radio. 

We discuss Peanut, Bill’s long lived gibbon.  And how with his AARP card, an older ape gets bananas at half price.

Peanut

Peanut

More important, when we were on air – it was Take Your Cat to the Vet Day. I rattled off my top-5 list as to why seeing the veterinarian may actually save your cat’s life. I also talk about Cat Friendly Practices.

I talk about what is really the number one cause of death for dogs and cats.

I’m getting some big award soon….and am now on the Board of the American Association of Human Animal Bond veterinarians.

Jaak Panksepp is interviewed by Steve Dale at American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Symposium

Jaak Panksepp is interviewed by Steve Dale at American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Symposium

One of the first scientists to peek inside brains to prove that animals do have basic feelings is Jaak Panksepp, who was the Key Note Speaker at the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Veterinary Behavior Symposium, held on August 5 in San Antonio, TX in conjunction with the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association. It turns out that at a frequency of 50Khz you can make rats laugh. And Panksepp soon learned how to “tickle”’ rats to prompt their ‘funny bone.’

I talk with Charna Halpern of IO on Steve Dale’s Other World, and she is Ms. Laughter in Chicago.

Dognappings? Really? I offer some tips to prevent this from happening.