Pet Segment from Sat. morning Aug. 4


TAYLOR: WELCOME BACK. JOINING US TO ANSWER PET
QUESTIONS, DR. KIM HAMMOND. GOOD MORNING.>>THIS IS TITO, A DOBERMAN. HE’S SIX MONTHS OLD. OH, MY GOSH. HE’S HUGE! A REALLY NICE DOG, OBVIOUSLY
REALLY CALM. JUST A BIG DOG. TAYLOR: HE’S TAKING ME FOR A
WA
WALK.>>COME HERE, TITO. TAYLOR: HE’S WELL BEHAVED. HE’S FINDING A SPOT ON THE
FLOOR. MOVING ON TO THE PET QUESTIONS. MY CAT HAS STUNNINGLY LARGE
EYES. ARE THEY NORMALLY LARGE OR
BECAUSE OF SMALL HEADS.>>THIS IS COOL. CATS IN GENERAL HAVE THE LARGEST
EYES OF ALL MEAT EATERS,
INCLUDING US. IF YOU HAD EYES THAT WERE
PROPORTIONAL TO A CAT, THEY’D BE
EIGHT INCHES ACROSS YOUR FACE. EIGHT INCHES. THAT’S HOW BIG THEY ARE. THE OTHER INTERESTING THING
ABOUT CATS IS THEY HAVE THIS
LINE GOING ACROSS THEIR RETINA,
VISUAL FIELD LINE. THEY CAN SEE 200 DEGREES. WE CAN SEE 180 DEGREES. THEY CAN SEE 200 DEGREES AND
THEY CAN SEE REALLY CLEARLY ON
THE VERY EDGES OF THEIR EYESIGHT
SO THEY CAN SEE FOREVER. THEY HAVE THIS ING IN THE BACK
OF THEIR EYE THAT SHINES. SO THEY CAN SEE IN THE DARK. TAYLOR: THEY REALLY CAN SEE
EVERYTHING. THE SAYING, MOM HAVE EYES IN THE
BACK OF HER HEAD. CATS REALLY DO. MY DOG HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH
DIABETES. I’M CONCERNED I WON’T BE ABLE TO
PAY FOR THE HEALTH COSTS. WHAT CAN I DO TO SAVE MONEY.>>DIABETES IS TREATABLE IN
DOGS. ONE IN TEN DOGS ARE PUT TO SLEEP
BECAUSE OF HAVING DIABETES
BECAUSE PEOPLE CAN’T AFFORD THE
CARE. AND I WANT TO TELL YOU
SOMETHING, THERE ARE WAYS TO
AFFORD THE CARE. FIRST OF ALL, YOU CAN GO TO GOOD
RX AND COMPARE THE PRICE OF
INSULIN BETWEEN TARGET AND
WAL-MART AND WALGREEN’S AND FIND
IBS LYNN. THE DIFFERENCE CAN BE
ASTOUNDING. IT CAN BE $120 FOR SIX WEEKS IN
ONE PLACE AND $25 IN ANOTHER. SO GO TO GOOD RX. THE OTHER THING IS YOU CAN DO A
LOT OF TESTING AT HOME. THERE’S A VETERINARY GLUCOMETER
TO TEST AT HOME RATHER THAN GO
TO THE VETERINARY HOSPITAL AND
SPEND MONEY ON BLOOD TESTS. THERE ARE WAYS TO SAVE MONEY. TAYLOR: NEXT QUESTION, I HAVE TO
BOARD MY DOG. WHAT IS KENNEL COUGH AND DOES
THE VACCINATION ACTUALLY WORK?>>A LOT OF DOGS ARE BEING
BOARDED NOW BECAUSE OF VACATION. KENNEL COUGH IS A SERIES OF
THINGS THAT CAUSE INFECTIOUS
RESPIRATORY DISEASES IN DOGS. IT’S NOT ONE THING. THE VACCINE REALLY WORKS. THE VACCINE HELPS. IS IT GOING TO PREVENT KENNEL
COUGH? PROBABLY WON’T PREVENT IT
SPECIFICALLY BUT MIGHT PREVENT
SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS, PREVENT
IT FROM GETTING MORE DEADLY WITH
PNEUMONIA. THE VACCINE WORKS. TAYLOR: MY DOG HAS TO GET
GROOMED REGULARLY SO SHE HAS TO
GET THE KENNEL COUGH VACCINE.>>HAS SHE EVER GOTTEN KENNEL
COUGH? TAYLOR: NO.>>EXACTLY. IT WORKS. TAYLOR: IT DOES WORK. THANK YOU SO MUCH, DR. KIM. THANK

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