Creature Comfort

March 10, 2002

Scientists have proven what pet owners already knew - cuddling with your dog or cat is good for you – and for your pet.  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, keeping animals well, and how they return the favor.  From gorilla conservation and eco-tourism to the dilemmas posed by advances in veterinary care, and how animals medicate themselves in the wild, it’s an hour of Creature Comfort.

  1. Cindy Engel on Animal Self-Medication

    Biologist Cindy Engel tells Steve Paulson that wild animals self-medicate in a number of ways and that there is really no difference for animals between nutrition and medicine.

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  2. Benson Gardner on Veterinary Ethics

    Reporter Benson Gardner chronicles the ethical dilemmas posed by advanced veterinary care.  How much should you do for an ailing pet? Where do you draw the line, and why?

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  3. Linda Kohanov on Equine Therapy

    Linda Kohanov tells Anne Strainchamps horses can mirror the authentic feeling of their riders and help people process what’s going on under their social mask.

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  4. Amy Vedder and Bill Weber on the Mountain Gorilla Project

    Amy Vedder and Bill Weber founded the Mountain Gorilla Project in Rwanda some twenty five years ago.  They explain how they envision eco-tourism preserving the gorilla habitat.

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  5. Judy Blunt on Ranch Life

    Judy Blunt was born on a cattle ranch in Montana. She talks with Anne Strainchamps about her attitude towards animals, and why she finally had to walk away from ranch life.

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