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Since 2001, Animal Radio® has been America’s “most-listened-to” pet talk according to Nielsen data. Over a 350,000 pet-lovers tune-in weekly on 134 AM-FM radio stations and eight digital channels including iHeart Radio, iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and the Animal Radio App for iPhone/Android. The Animal Radio family of hosts includes Hal Abrams, Judy Francis, Veterinarian Dr. Debbie White, News Director Lori Brooks, Groomer Joey Villani and frequent celebrity, expert and lifestyle guest-hosts. Through education and awareness, together we’re helping animals live healthy, happier lives. Visit Animal Radio at AnimalRadio.com
 

This week:

Crazy Cat Lady Paula Poundstone 
We’re flashing back to comedian Paula Poundstone’s guest spot in 2012. She proudly defends being the cat mama to 16 cats (3 if the landlord asks). She’s trying to decide whether to buy cat litter or send her kids to college. 

Wag App Cautionary Tails
A Houston couple is finding out firsthand some of the unintended consequences that can come with letting a stranger on an App take care of your pet. Their version of the unthinkable happened when they trusted a stranger on the “Wag!” app to walk Winnie, their 10-month-old Wheaten Terrier. Winnie died on that walk. The husband says Wag! representatives have not offered any details into how Winnie died. Wag did offer to reimburse the couple $188.71 for Winnie’s cremation costs if the couple signed a non-disclosure agreement, stating that, among other things, they would be legally required to keep quiet about what happened to Winnie. Just eight days before, another Wag! dog-walker in California was charged with animal cruelty after police say he kicked one of the four dogs he was walking.

Cuddly Hedgehogs Carry Salmonella
Government health officials are warning that there have been at least 11 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium in 8 states. All involved hedgehogs. Even when hedgehogs appear healthy, the CDC says they can carry salmonella germs in their droppings. Those germs can then spread around the hedgehog’s body and then to anything in the area where they live.

Aspirin Can Be Fatal For Your Pet
While Aspirin might be just what the doctor ordered after a night out drinking; your dog or cat’s body won’t assimilate the chemicals safely. Enough ‘well-meaning’ aspirin can kill your pet. Same holds true for Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen. There are a lot safer anti-inflammatory medicines that your veterinarian can prescribe. 

Photo that can be used for promotion of this program: Comedian Paula Poundstone likes her cats… A LOT!

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