Dr. Rossi’s guest this week is Betty Grogan, the manager of the commissary at the Jacksonville Zoo, in Florida. Betty is responsible for the diets of everything from rodents to rhinoceroses. She starts her day at the zoo at 5am every morning to coordinate the massive effort to provide 325 individual diets for zoo animals. She must for analyze input from curators, veterinarians, and keepers before formulating each diet. Betty is aided in this task by 4 assistants, The quantities and types of foods that she deals with are mind boggling! And she shared some very funny stories relating to this challenge. This show is a must listen for any wild OR domestic animal lover! And if you’d like more information about a great zoo, go to http://www.jacksonvillezoo.org/
Dr. Rossi also discussed risk factors for urinary tract infections (UTI’s) in cats, and things that you can do to help prevent them in YOUR cat. Also, Dr. Rossi repeated his warning about holiday decorations and pets, including a humorous reminder for owners!
If you’d like more of Dr. Rossi’s tips and wallet saving advice for pets and their owners, check out his pet health series “What’s Wrong With My Pet?” available in various formats. And you’ll also find his heart-warming book, “All Things Cold and Slimy,” which includes many very personal stories, making a great gift for the holidays at http://www.jacksonvillezoo.org/, http://www.iTunes.com, http://www.5thcornerpublishing.com and now now you can find also find them at http://booksamillion.com/