The Doctors: Columbus Zoo Animal Programs Director Suzi Rapp
Suzi Rapp, the Animal Programs Director at the Columbus Zoo, visited The Doctors TV show to share her knowledge of the animal kingdom. When she was 10, Rapp dreamed of working at the zoo. When she was 18, she got a job cleaning up after the elephants. Now she works with famous animal expert Jack Hanna.
Rapp brought along a small-toothed palm civet named Tody with her. She said she didn’t know why they were called small-toothed because he actually has large teeth.
The Drs: Coffee From Palm Civet Feces
Palm civets, also known as the toddy cat, are the reason some types of coffee taste so good. The palm civets eat raw coffee beans in the jungle, and then farmers collect their stool and get the coffee beans out.
The beans get fermented inside the palm civets, and it’s some of the most expensive coffee in the world. A quarter pound bag will cost you $100! The doctors tried the coffee and seemed to like it. Dr. Andrew Ordon said it was really smooth.
The Drs TV: Betty White’s Golden Retriever Pontiac
Famous actress Betty White sent in a video to ask the doctors how much exercise her Golden Retriever, Pontiac, needs. Dr. Lisa Masterson said that the Association for Pet Obesity said that 53% of dogs are obese.
Dr. Masterson said there are programs like doggy yoga and puppy pilates in Las Vegas. The idea behind yoga for dogs is that both the owner and dog are getting exercise. Dr. Travis Stork said that people who have dogs are more likely to get out and walk.
The Doctors: The World’s Cutest Dog Boo Shares Dog Health Tips
Internet sensation Boo, aka the world’s cutest dog, shared his top tips for keeping your dog healthy. Boo tip number one was cardio. Boo said that thirty minutes a day will keep your dog happy. Plus, it’ll help your dog sleep. Boo shared that he likes to go swimming.
Boo tip number two was hydration. Dogs need one ounce of water per pound of body weight. Water breaks also help dogs cool down.
Boo tip number three was diet. Boo said dogs need at least 10% of their calories to come from protein. He also suggested low calorie dog treats and rice cakes for snacks.
The Drs: Boo: Little Dog in the Big City
Dr. Jim Sears said that looking at cute pictures like picture of Boo can boost your productivity and concentration at work. The “cuteness factor” boosts positivity. To keep everyone happy and productive, Boo sent everyone in the audience home with a copy of his new book, Boo: Little Dog in the Big City.
Check out the cuteness that is Boo in the video below.