Animals Today January 23, 2016: Kangaroo product ban in California. Ringling Bros. elephants to retire early. Wolves in conflict with ranchers. Helping children cope with the loss of pets. Highly contagious strain of flu affecting dogs.
This show begins with Peter and Lori discussing a collection of new animal topics, including the battle to preserve the California ban on kangaroo products and the great news that the Ringling Bros. elephants will retire 2 years sooner than planned.
Lori then speaks about wolves and the ongoing conflicts with ranchers with Darlene Kobobel, President of Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.
The show continues with a helpful talk with bereavement counselor, Sandra Grossman, Ph.D, with a focus on helping children deal with the loss of their pets. Her organization is Pet Loss Partners.
Finally, Dr. Robert Reed updates us on a new potent strain of influenza affecting dogs around the country.
Reed is Medical Director of VCA Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital, in Rancho Mirage, California.