pets http://kuow.org en One Step For Mutts, One Leap For Dogkind http://kuow.org/post/one-step-mutts-one-leap-dogkind <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Westminster Kennel Club spokesperson David Frei about the decision to include mixed-breed dogs in the upcoming Masters Agility Championship on Feb. 8 in New York City. Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:00:37 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 27247 at http://kuow.org One Step For Mutts, One Leap For Dogkind FDA Tries To Prevent Pet Death With New Regualtions On Pet Food http://kuow.org/post/fda-tries-prevent-pet-death-new-regualtions-pet-food-0 <p>Sure all dogs go to heaven, and cats have nine lives, but that doesn't mean we don't want to keep our pets safe while we have them and now the Food and Drug Administration is getting involved.</p><p>This morning the FDA proposed<a href="https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/10/29/2013-25126/current-good-manufacturing-practice-and-hazard-analysis-and-risk-based-preventive-controls-for-food"> new regulations</a> that will, for the first time, govern production of pet food and farm animal feed. Marcie Sillman&nbsp;talks with Daniel McChesney, director of the Office of Surveillance and Compliance at the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine about the new regulations and how they will be implemented both domestically and abroad. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:54:29 +0000 Marcie Sillman 22705 at http://kuow.org FDA Tries To Prevent Pet Death With New Regualtions On Pet Food One Girl's Mission To Re-Classify Pygmy Goats http://kuow.org/post/one-girls-mission-re-classify-pygmy-goats <p>Ava Anissipour&nbsp;is on a mission to convince Federal Way to re-classify pygmy goats as pets, not livestock. Anissipour has had a pygmy goat since she was nine years old; she's 12 now.</p><p>Anissipour says pygmy goats make perfect household pets: affectionate, smart and well behaved. The Federal Way City Council plans to vote on pygmy goat classification in the coming weeks.</p><p>Marcie Sillman sat down with Anissipour&nbsp;to talk about her efforts. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 23:55:25 +0000 Marcie Sillman 19630 at http://kuow.org One Girl's Mission To Re-Classify Pygmy Goats Hypoallergenic Dogs: Myth Or Fact? http://kuow.org/post/hypoallergenic-dogs-myth-or-fact <p></p><p>Last week when we were talking about dogs in bars, restaurants and grocery stores the conversation turned to people who are allergic to dogs. One woman called to say her dog was hypoallergenic. But is that a real thing? Veterinarian Dr. Karen Hoffman reveals the truth to Ross Reynolds.</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:33:55 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 16954 at http://kuow.org Hypoallergenic Dogs: Myth Or Fact? Flying With Fido http://kuow.org/post/flying-fido <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>During the summer travel season it can be hard to leave pets at home. But instead of having Fido miss out on a fun vacation, many animal lovers choose to bring their pets on the trip. How can you make sure your furry companion is safe and happy on the way to your destination? Ross Reynolds gets travel tips for pet owners from Dr. Karen Hoffman, a veterinarian at Maple Leaf Pet Corner. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:52:35 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 16718 at http://kuow.org Flying With Fido Listener Debate: Should Dogs Be Allowed In Bars And Restaurants? http://kuow.org/post/listener-debate-should-dogs-be-allowed-bars-and-restaurants <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>There are more dogs living in Seattle than children according to recent census data. You’ve probably noticed the dog parks, dog spas and even dogs hanging out in bars, restaurants and other public places. According to state law, animals (excluding service animals) are not allowed in food establishments. But should they be? We want to hear from you: should dogs be allowed in public spaces like bars and restaurants? Ross Reynolds takes listener phone calls. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 18:47:15 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 16339 at http://kuow.org Listener Debate: Should Dogs Be Allowed In Bars And Restaurants? A Budget Deal, Immigration, Understanding Cancer, And Pet Questions Answered http://kuow.org/post/budget-deal-immigration-understanding-cancer-and-pet-questions-answered <p></p><p><strong>Budget Deal In Olympia</strong><br>Everett Herald columnist and Weekday’s regular Olympia guru Jerry Cornfield brings us analysis of the tentative budget deal reached by state lawmakers.<br>&nbsp;<br><strong>Immigration Deal In DC</strong><br>Yesterday's immigration reform vote is being hailed as a rare example of bipartisanship. The Senate voted 68 to 32 yesterday to overhaul the nation’s immigration system. It now heads to the House. We talk with Jill Jackson of CBS News from Washington, DC.</p><p><strong>Rethinking How We Study Cancer</strong><br>A scientist at Johns Hopkins University developed a mathematical model to better understand why some cancer tumors are resistant to cancer fighting drugs. Science reporter <a href="http://carlzimmer.com/">Carl Zimmer</a> explains the study and how scientists are changing the way they think about cancer.</p><p><strong>Pet Questions Answered</strong><br>Got a difficult dog or cat? Pet trainer, Steve Duno, tackles your questions at 206.543.5869 (KUOW).&nbsp; Also, is neutering dogs always a good idea?&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 15709 at http://kuow.org A Budget Deal, Immigration, Understanding Cancer, And Pet Questions Answered Bionic Bulldogs And Spider Goats: The Future Of Biotech's New Beasts http://kuow.org/post/bionic-bulldogs-and-spider-goats-future-biotechs-new-beasts <p>How is biotechnology changing our pets, our livestock and other wild things? Ross Reynolds talks with Emily Anthes, the author of "Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts," about how biotech will change our pets and livestock.</p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:07:50 +0000 Producer 9751 at http://kuow.org Bionic Bulldogs And Spider Goats: The Future Of Biotech's New Beasts Dog-Sharing Co-Op Offers Free Dog Sitting http://kuow.org/post/dog-sharing-co-op-offers-free-dog-sitting <p>People in the Northwest are among the most likely in the nation to have pets. That's according to a new survey by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. Washington, Oregon and Idaho rank in the top 10 for pet-owning households — with Oregon at No. 4, Washington at No. 6 and Idaho at No. 9. Maybe you’re one of the Northwest’s many pet people. If you are, you know that owning a dog can be e lot of work. But what if you had help? Free help. Sound too good to be true? According to Eric Husk it isn’t. He is the founder of <a href="http://facebook.com/citydogshare">City Dog Share</a>, which he describes as a dog-sitting co-op. Ross Reynolds gets the details.</p><p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:32:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 7407 at http://kuow.org Dog-Sharing Co-Op Offers Free Dog Sitting Why Don't We Eat Our Dogs? http://kuow.org/post/why-dont-we-eat-our-dogs <p></p><p>Why do most people love animals they consider cute, like puppies or panda bears, but they don’t have a lot of love for animals they consider ugly, like naked mole rats? Western Carolina University Psychology professor Hal Herzog explores the paradoxical relationship people have with animals in a new book, "Some we love, some we hate, some we eat: Why it’s so hard to think straight about animals." Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:29:35 +0000 David Hyde 5378 at http://kuow.org Why Don't We Eat Our Dogs?