WGN Radio Petcast: FIP with Dr. Niels Pedersen, Earthquake Preparedness, Helping Pets in Japan, Singing Mice and Hero Dogs


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Talk about getting superstars on the show: Dr.
Niels Pedersen
, director Center for Companion Animal Health and Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, University of California, Davis. He wrote the book on feline medicine – literally.

Dr. Niels Pedersen offers an audio lesson on FIP

Pedersen doesn’t do many
radio interviews, and arguably no one on the planet knows more about
feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). 

The 2011 Winn Feline Symposium, “WINNing the FIP Fight” features Pedersen and Dr. Al Legendre, University of the Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Finally there’s momentum relative to FIP studies, real advances which will be announced at the Symposium.

WINNing the FIP Fight, sign up for the symposium – veterinary professionals, cat breeders, all cat lovers are welcome.

Registration, has been kept affordable, for the June 23 event, Hyatt Regency, Reston, VA is $45. Proceeds benefit the Winn Foundation Bria Fund (and FIP studies).

Is there a way to prepare for an earthquake? If you’re an Illinois lisener, what are the chances of the New Madrid Fault shifting?

And how can you keep your
pets safe during a disaster? If anyone can answer, it’s Debrah
Schnackenberg, vice president emergency services programs American
Humane Association’s Red Star Animal Emergency Services.

It’s a tough
one because, for earthquakes, there is no warning. But maybe there is.
Maybe our pets can warn us. Certainly there have been countless reports
of pets acting agitated just before a quake. If so, are they attempting
to warn us?

American Humane Association’s contributions for Japan are solely going for that purpose. Learn more at www.americanhumane.org

Also, Debrah and I spoke about how you can help pets in Japan
through the American Humane Association
. You  can make a

Real People, Real Pets: I hit the streets and ask random people this question: “What would life be like without your pets”

American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards.

Animal News From Around The World: Mice that sing!