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Audio Study shows that people dismiss cancer as cause of health symptoms

Mar 3, 2015 • By Tom Nordlie

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Thinking about cancer is unpleasant. Thinking about the possibility you might have cancer is even less appealing. Of course, individuals who notice warning signs of cancer can take action and see a doctor. But human nature being what it is, people are sometimes more likely to explain away […]

Filling your feeder: when to make it count

Mar 2, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download If you fancy feeding wild birds, winter may seem the best time to offer up vittles. But you might be surprised to hear when extra food is most beneficial to your feathered friends. Most birds need bonus calories any time they could use an energy boost, like during […]

Audio Preventing bad breath and costly cures

Mar 2, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download If your furry friend’s breath could take yours away, it could be a sign of dental disease. Along with bad breath, inflamed gums, discolored teeth, pawing at the mouth and changing in eating habits are all signs of dental disease, a common problem in our pets. It’s often […]

Audio What’s the true cost of energy-efficient homes?

Mar 2, 2015 • By Laura Mize

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Who wouldn’t want an energy-efficient home? Reducing waste from old, drafty windows, poorly insulated attics and energy-guzzling, ancient appliances can save homeowners a pretty penny over the years. But a new study conducted in the United Kingdom shows some cost-saving measures also may increase the risk of asthma […]

Audio The menace of monensin in horses

Mar 2, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Contrary to that old saying, what’s good for the goose isn’t always good for the gander. As a horse owner, keeping that in mind can save your steed’s life. Monensin is an antibiotic, of sorts, that’s added to feed for cattle and poultry. But in horses, monensin in […]

Audio A cat kind of dental disease

Mar 2, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Dental disease is a serious problem for pets and many cats suffer from one of the most painful dental conditions of all. Tooth resorption affects almost 75 percent of cats 5 years of age or older. The sensitive part of a tooth is covered with dentin, which comprises […]

Audio Why cats flip from cuddles to battles

Mar 2, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download They were once best buddies but now can’t stand the sight of each other. These aren’t teenagers, but cats that go from cuddling to fighting overnight. This sudden change can start with a change in routine. A cat might spy a strange animal outside and redirect her hostility […]

Audio Making a home the cat’s meow

Mar 2, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Your coddled cat might actually be a bundle of nerves, and it’s all because you could be blind to his true identity. Take a minute to look at the world through feline eyes. You’re a solitary soul, forced to share space with predators like primates and dogs — […]

Audio News on neutering

Mar 2, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Most pooch parents have heard that dogs should be neutered early, before they reach sexual maturity at 6 months of age. But the decision could become a lot more complicated. Researchers examining the health effects of early neutering on Labrador and golden retrievers found that male and female […]

Audio When predator and prey become BFFs

Mar 2, 2015 • By Connie Orcutt

Podcast: Play in new window | Download You’ve seen the viral videos: a cat nurturing ducklings, a dog romping with a deer — even a jaguar nuzzling a Jack Russell. So what gives with these improbable pairs? Many researchers believe that animals experience more emotions than we ever thought possible. Sometimes those just might trump […]

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