Episode 78 of DogCast Radio is now available. It includes the second part of veterinarian Paula Terrifaj’s interview about how you can spend less on your dog at the vet. Do you know what the single most significant step you can take to do that is? Paula does! – and she’ll let you in on the secret.
Paula also discusses what procedures you could incorporate into your routine, the best strategy to cope with an unexpected vet’s bill, and how to cope if you’re already in debt. She also talks about whether insurance is financially viable, and what your insurance should cover. At a time when we’re all feeling the pinch of the credit crunch, Paula’s advice is welcome.
The other interview in the show is with breeder Kimberley MacDonald. Kimberley breeds Rottweilers and Greater Swiss Mountain dogs, which she has recently brought to the UK, and formed a breed club for after the Kennel Club’s recognition of the breed. She is exactly the kind of breeder you would want to buy a dog from – honest, experienced and scrupulous. She knows the value of health and temperament, and says that anything above and beyond that in the litters her dogs produce is a bonus.
Kimberley talks about the right way to buy a puppy. She explains the indicators that a breeder is a good one, and just as important, the signs that should ring alarms bells about a breeder. How should you buy a dog, and how should you never buy a dog? – Kimberley has the answers to all that and more.
In Buddy’s Diary, Buddy talks about that talent that all dogs seem to have – looking on the bright side of life. How does a dog react when the weather gets colder and wetter every day, and his people get more and more stressed about Christmas, and worse still he gets a bad leg? If the dog is Buddy, he finds the silver lining of the cloud.
In the DogCast Radio News, Kate and Nick bring you the dog who’s looking for love, the dog who took on a snake, the dog who went for a drive, and the rarest litter of puppies in the UK.
Don’t forget that you can listen online at www.DogCastRadio.com but you can also download the show and put it onto your mp3 player, or a CD. Then you can take us out and about with you in the car or on your next dog walk. However you listen, I hope you enjoy the show.