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Second Opinions and Medical Insurance, with Dr. Nancy Kay

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008


I often think about getting pet insurance … and then don’t. But after hearing about the bill that my friend Judy was socked with recently for her Dachshund’s $7,000 back surgery, I’m starting to reconsider.

Having veterinary pet insurance in an instance like that makes all the difference. You may also want to get a second opinion before embarking on a significant procedure.

In this week’s conversation with Dr. Nancy Kay, author of “Speaking for Spot”, we’ll explore both pet insurance and second opinions.

First Aid for Dogs with Dr. Nancy Kay

Monday, December 8th, 2008


When a dog is injured, your first moves should be defensive. On this week’s “Good Dog” episode, Dr. Nancy Kay explains the importance of getting a muzzle on an injured dog before attempting to move him. Hear numerous tips and insights on how to handle a medical emergency before you’re able to get professional medical attention. To get Dr. Kay’s book, ” ” and other dog-related books, visit the Smarter Shopping page at

Raw Food Diets, with Nutritionist Kymythy Schultze

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008


Sure, dogs eat raw food in the wild. But most of our dogs live in homes with carpeting and pillows. Plenty of experts say raw food is still the best diet to feed your dog while others warn of the risk of bacteria. On this week’s episode of “Good Dog” podcast we hear from a very balanced thinker on the subject, nutritionist Kymythy Schultze, author of “Natural Nutrition for Dogs and Cats.”

Inspirational Dogs with Disabilities, with Vicki Tiernan

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008


When our dogs develop disabling illnesses or injuries, we often have a decision to make. For Vicki Tiernan, it wasn’t too difficult. It was figuring out how to help Ruby get around that was the challenge. Soon, with the help of a special harness with wheels, Ruby was running on the trails, inspiring all sorts of people.

Vicki’s story is just one that appears in the anthology “Almost Perfect - Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them“, available for purchase through “Smarter Shopping” on Hear her story on this week’s Good Dog podcast.

Lynn Loar Teaches Inner City Kids to Train Dogs

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008


Every now and then you hear about a project that really works. Check this out. Lynn Loar got a 3-year grant to bring shelter dogs to tough SF neighborhood apartment buildings to (more…)

Knocking Out Dog Fighting, with Kris Crawford and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008


If you thought that dogfighting ended when the Michael Vick story left the front page, you are sadly mistaken. It’s estimated that there are currently 40,000 professional and another (more…)

Handling Fearful or Aggressive Dogs, with Kate Knight

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008


When your dog behaves aggressively, it can be anything from humiliating to downright dangerous. Fact is, dogs are naturally aggressive so they can (more…)

T-Touch for Dogs, with Linda Tellington-Jones

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008


Do you ever massage your dog? I don’t just mean stroking your dog’s fur. There’s a method of touch that’s been proven to calm dogs and actually change their behavior.

It’s called T-touch and the T stands for Tellington … as in Linda Tellington-Jones. T-touch is taught throughout the world and on today’s Good Dog episode, Linda Tellington Jones explains her method of gentle, circular movements and how it works.