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Episode 170 - Coping with allergies and 10 great reasons not to copy Cesar Milan


Released Sat June 18, 2016
Length: 1:04:56
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We don't only want to think about the skin with allergies, we want to think about other organ systems too, like the eyes, the respiratory tract, the gut - the digestive tract, the stomach and intestines - are all going to be negatively impacted by allergens.
 - Dr Patrick Mahaney

Just like people, dogs can be made miserable with the discomfort caused by allergies. Dr Patrick Mahaney has the advice you need if your dog has allergies. Patrick is Los Angeles' premier concierge, house-call veterinarian and provides holistic treatment for cancer patients at the Veterinary Cancer Group. If  your dog is affected by allergies, he might exhibit symptoms involving his eyes, skin or digestive tract. Patrick has advice on how to get the right information for your vet to help your dog, and on effective treatments. You can find out more at Patrick's website, his Facebook page, or his Twitter feed

10 great reasons not to copy Cesar Milan

I don't know whether he (Cesar Milan) knows how bad his training is, or does he know and just won't admit that he's wrong and make changes, or does he actually believe in everything that he's doing?
 - Sally Gutteridge

Sally Gutteridge's article 10 great reasons not to copy Cesar Milan is food for thought whether you're a fan of Cesar Milan or not. If you're a fan, have you really thought through his advice? If you're not a fan, do you have difficulty explaining to friends and family why there are better ways to train your dog? In this interview, you can hear Sally's explanations of why there are several indications that, for your dog's sake, you should be choosing gentle, loving training methods. Plus, the really good news is that if you adopt these methods, your relationship with your dog will benefit. You can find out more about Sally at her website, where you can also read the 10 great reasons not to copy Cesar Milan article. Sally is also on Facebook and Twitter.

DogCast Radio News

In the DogCast Radio News, you can hear about the  Cocker Spaniel who is helping to build a new road in the UK - by sniffing out wildlife. Also, you can hear about some touching and unusual dog rescues and adoptions,  including one poor dog called Mama. who  has gone though so much, and is looking for a new loving,  understanding home. Here's where to go to find out more about Mama and here's where to watch a video showing how affectionate Mama is, despite her trauma

And if you thought you were already aware of all the jobs dogs can do for us, watch this video of Pantur, the German Shepherd who helped his young owner get rid of a problem tooth.

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