Episode 62 is here to answer all of your pet questions!
Plus! Why is my cat cranking up the Tom Waits? Is it on purpose?
Welcome to an all new episode talking about animal science that isn't happening because of the government shutdown in News for Dogs: from counts of humpback whales still happening in Hawaii without the help of NOAA, to wolves and moose not being counted because they can't get to Isle Royale, and even a baby brown pelican and owl can't get the health care that they need.
And of course, tour questions! New Years Resolutions, why retractable leashes are so bad, and Eve has a question for Efrem!
Happy New Year, everyone—We're back with an all new episode!
Before the government shut down, the TSA considers how the children were judging their dogs. Ford designs a noise-canceling dog house, and new theories on the origins of dogs (and scientists who get testy).
Plus your questions on changing a dog’s name, getting a dog license, and some good old bread and circuses.
We’re back and as full of news for your pets as ever! We appreciate your patience. Now on to the animals!
In some better news out of the FDA, there’s a new drug approved to help treat dogs with anxiety.
And a report out of the UK shows that Breed Specific Legislation caused the deaths of hundreds on innocent dogs. (The picture on that story doesn’t really do much to help the problem, does it?)
Finally, Florida is trying to figure out what to do with all those greyhounds we mentioned last episode, and an Ikea in Italy is really taking the Christmas spirit to heart and allowing stray dogs to hang out in the store and on the furniture. Yes, there’s a video too.
And your questions!
My dog has dry skin, do I need to buy the fancy products from the vet?
My pet doesn’t know it’s the holidays, don’t buy her my gifts!
And how to secure your Christmas tree to make sure the cat won’t take it down.
Happy Halloween! We have a spooktakular episode for you all today!
And your scariest questions! Halloween costumes for pets and fat wiener dogs.
And Beyond Sit with some tips for how to help your dog handle all the ghouls' night out. (We know you cats have today all figured out.)
We’re a little bit soccer focused at the start, with this great video out of Georgia (the country)—check it out!
Then we answer your questions on wedding doves, whether dogs have a “most important meal of the day”, and what to look for in a new dog walker.
Plus! A new DIY puzzle for Beyond Sit!
Plus, your questions:
Should I get a dog in a foreign country?
Can I bring my cat to the office?
How do I tell my dad to stop buying clothes for my dog?
All that, and another brain teaser for your dog!
Plus, we give advice for a cabin-fevered dog during a hurricane . . . and just where should your dog go to the bathroom when you aren't allowed outside?
Hey guys, what comes after Monkey see… Monkey do…?
And we answer your questions:
Are pets bad for the environment?
And how good is yogurt for dogs?
Plus, Eve takes us through The Bang Game, and we stop for a little monkey torture.
This week, we're looking back at some of your favorite questions, along with an encore presentation* of our interview with the Senior Keeper at the Carolina Tiger Rescue.
Can I compost my dog's poo?
What do I do about my dog hating it's collar?
Is my cat a sadist?
How can I tell if my dog is panting or smiling?
While you're here, please check out the Carolina Tiger Rescue's Amazon Wish List and get them something fun, like essentials oils for animal enrichment or giant plastic tubs so they can make bloodsicles to help the cats keep cool in the hot summer months.
We'll be back with an all-new episode next week!
*that means a rerun
This week, we talk about training people (surgeons, no less) with dog clickers, the ASPCA rehabbing "unadoptable" dogs, and if humans are causing animals to be more nocturnal. And dingos and their fences, changing the landscapes of Australia.
And we answer your questions:
Is this dog depressed?
How do you handle hot spots?
And we wrap up with some more tips for walking your dog in the dog days of ugh nevermind forget I just wrote that.
This week, we have News for Dogs, and then some . . .
First we talk about a new study on equine sex stereotyping
Then—how human encouragement influences dogs puzzle solving skills
and we briefly talk about Delta's new policy (and a lot about how great pit bulls are).
Plus, your questions:
Can I make my own dog food?
What are the air-lock rules at the dog run?
And can I throw my cat a birthday party?
And like dogs to water, we talk about some swimming and water tips for you and your dog.
Sorry for no real episode this week, but Efrem went to HerosCon instead. Check out these great drawings of Olive Oyl that he had commissioned!
Top row: Matt Kindt, Kyle Starks, Katie Skelly and Michel Fiffe
Bottom row: Chuck Forsman, Christopher Mitten, Keith Giffen, and Evan Dorkin
We'll be back with a new full episode next week! Promise.
This episode, we discuss a squirrel and its new pinecone stash, the lesser long-nosed bat being taken off the endangered species list, a new Guam kingfisher born at the Smithsonian, and do "emotional support" animals even provide any benefits?
And your questions about gentrification and fancy dog food, and the best way to find an adoptable dog when you have a small kid.
Then, Eve tells us how to help our dogs take a bath this summer.
This week, we help out two dogs waylaid by their owners' romantic lives.
Oh, and don't forget to take this quiz to help out some behavioral scientists!