Animal Radio Episode 969

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Gideon Kidd to pet a million dogsPetting a Million Dogs
Gideon Kidd has a goal to pet a million dogs for his pet project. So far, the 9-year-old boy has pet more than 360 in his Iowa hometown. He's chronicled his journey on Twitter, garnering over 90,000 followers. He'll tell us why he's doing this.
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Please Don't Repo Fido - Lawmakers Ban Pet Leasing
Puppies sold in pet stores, most of which are sourced from puppy mills, are often accompanied by soaring sticker prices. To make the puppies appear more affordable, private lending companies are offering leasing plans. Miss a payment and they can repossess your pup. Bill Ketzer, from ASPCA Government Relations, is asking lawmakers to end this predatory practice.
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Managing Leash Aggression
Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. Wailani Sung studies and treats 'leash aggression.' She'll help you control your lunging dog. This feature is part of the Fear Free Pets Expert Series, helping your pet live a happier and healthier life.
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Smart Toilets for Cats
Sharp Cat ToiletSharp, the electronics maker has a hot new pet product set to go on the market next month. It's a smart toilet for cats that can automatically measure urine data and the weight of the cat to keep track of its health. It will also alert its human if any abnormality is detected. What if you have multiple cats? In that case, a sensor for identifying each cat is available and can be used in combination with the smart toilet to keep tabs on the health of up to three cats.
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Pit Bull Puppy Saves Baby
A pit bull puppy in Northern California is being called a hero. Sasha the puppy is only 4 months old. She and her baby human sister were born only a few days apart. Now, that bond is even stronger after Sasha alerted the family to a fire at the neighbor's house that was spreading to their home. The puppy ran to the bedroom and got the baby off a bed by her diaper before the mother had even arrived in the room.
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