Lori kicks it off with Los Angeles based attorney Ken Phillips to speak about the risks related to dog parks. Dog parks can be wonderful places, but the risks and hazards to people and dogs in and around the parks are real. Risks such as aggressive dogs, irresponsible owners, and unclean conditions need to be considered before taking Fido to your local dog park. Ken shares his decades of expertise to increase our knowledge and awareness about what can go wrong at dog parks, so everyone can have fun and stay safe.
Peter then welcomes Veterinarian Dr. Carol Osborne who practices in Chagrin Falls, OH, and is the Founder and Director of the non-profit American Pet Institute. Dr. Carol offers important and timely tips on protecting pets, dogs in particular, from extreme cold conditions, as well as from other winter safety hazard. Peter and Dr. Carol touch on frostbite, paw irritation from deicing salts, dressing your pups for the weather, antifreeze ingestion, and more. Visit her at Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic.
To wrap up, do you know the three types of bees in the hive? Or how many eggs a queen bee can lay per day? How many eyes and wings do bees have? All this and more as Peter’s bee knowledge is tested. Bonus: Did you know that mellitin is a major component of bee venom, and it acts by breaking up and killing cells? Ouch!