Episode 10 / Cats + dogs + Islam

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There are many misconceptions about Islam, including its teachings about companion animals. Veterinarian Dr. Ayoub M. Banderker debunks these false ideas while journalist (& author of Amazing Cats) Omar Mouallem reflects on growing up Muslim and how that informs his relationship with pets.

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MEET THE FUR FAMILY > The humans and cats from the episode

LOVE OF ANIMALS > Learn about the Islam teachings around pets

Episode 9 / Lifetime guarantee

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Copper was dumped by her first family when they got a new puppy. We hear what happened next for the senior dog and why so many animals like her get abandoned, from animal welfare advocate Jessica Scott-Reid and the Grey Muzzle Organization's Lisa Lunghofer.

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READ JESSICA'S COLUMNS > The writer discusses animal welfare across many topics

VALUING SENIOR DOGS > The Grey Muzzle Organization helps others help older dogs

TOP PLACES TO BE A PET > Not every country consciously cares for their animals

Episode 8 / Heal Maisy heal

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Maisy, the shop dog at The Workroom on Queen Street in Toronto, had to take time off - a sick leave. While she battled cancer, her humans, Karyn and Andrew, took time off too. Hear how they travelled with Maisy to seek treatment and health.

 

 

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FOLLOW MAISY'S JOURNEY > See the images for her family's trip for medical treatment

PIN FOR MAISY > A little reminder of the beloved pup

Episode 7 / Show your love

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Pet owners are displaying their love for their animals on their skin. With the help of The Force in the Flesh author, Shane Turgeon, we trace why the ancient art form is showing up as Nik Kozub's pet portrait tattoo of Mickey, the cockapoo, by Timbre Tattoo's Shawn O'Connor, and on Arianne Smith-Piquette as her Frieda pup tattoo by Myke Peters, at Lucky Strike.

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TATTOO EXPERTISE > Meet the guy who wrote the book on it

SEE THE INK > Check out the pet tattoos from the episode

Episode 6 / Feed me

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Natalie is facing eviction, cancer and PTSD - she's potentially losing her cats in the process. We hear who's stepping up to help Natalie and others facing homelessness, keep their companion animals fed, healthy and at home.

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FIND PET FOOD BANKS > Many places provide a service to keep companion animals fed

READ THE RESEARCH > Discover how income impacts bonds

MEET THE CATS > 
See pictures of the felines featured on Episode 6

Episode 5 / Unintentional harm

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The unconditional love of companion animals can become a trap for both a human and their pets - it’s known as animal hoarding. We meet Red, the cat, and learn about the hoarding situation he came from and how it happened.

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MEET RED > A cat raised in a hoarding situation & since taken into the care of Zoe's Animal Rescue

WHEN LOVE TURNS TO HARM > What is animal hoarding?

EPISODE 3 / Capturing pets

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Find out why we love to capture pets in photos, even though they don't behave for the camera. 

We hear from musician, Mike O'Neill who's put animals on his album covers, two photographers who take pet portraits and a University of Toronto professor, Matthew Brower who researched the long tradition of animal photography for his book, Developing Animals: Wildlife and Early American Photography.

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SEE THE ANIMALS > Musician Mike O'Neill has been putting animals on his album covers for decades

LEARN THE HISTORY > Discover the book detailing the long lineage of pet photography

TOP PET ALBUM ART > Check out music releases featuring animals on the cover

EPISODE 2 / Your pet hates your music

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You leave the radio on for your pet, before you leave the apartment - but do the dog and cat wish you didn't?

We find out from Charles Snowdon, a professor of Psychology and Zoology at University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a Veterinarian, Dr. Elaine Degrandpre; all during a visit with musician Amy van Keeken and her dogs, Nabby and Daisy.

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SEE + HEAR MORE > Check out photos of the pups and the various music stylings of AvK

LEARN MORE > Dr. Charles Snowdon's work investigates the music tastes of animals

HEARING TEST > Give your ears a pop quiz of sound, to find out all you can hear

EPISODE ONE / Designing for the good of pets

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Cheap and cute don’t cut it for pet toys anymore.

We find out how and why good design and quality ingredients are getting integrated into pet accessories and food, from Fox & Tux Pet Boutique's Naomi McFee and Rescue Strong apparel designer, CJ Miyak.

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LEARN MORE > The company committed to helping animal rescues with quality designs and products

LEARN MORE > Meet the owner of Fox & Tux Pet Boutique

LEARN MORE >
Find out about the process and how the look was developed

 

 

Source: designingforgood