First on the show is Dr. John Pippin, Director of Academic affairs, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, PCRM. We discuss the news that the NIH is at long last going to retire its chimpanzees warehoused for medical research. Sadly, this day could have occurred decades ago.
Stephen Hanson, DVM, then joins Lori to discuss veterinary neurology and vertebral disc disease in dogs. Our dog, Susie is his patient.
Isn’t dogs’ sense of smell incredible? But how good is it and how can it be tested?
Dr. Nathanial Hall from the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University joins us to describe his research on olfaction in dogs and to answer questions like, which breeds of dogs have the best noses and do dogs really smell a million times more acutely than people?
The we have news about the upcoming seminar, Helping Animals Without Going Crazy – Strategies for Effective, Joyful Advocacy, It will take place Friday, December 11. Visit the website for registration information. Following this Rita Moore from La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla , CA, tells us about how they are helping US military dogs. A really sweet story, and you can help, so listen carefully!