THE PET DOCTOR
Monday June 17
Pets are part of the family – and like our other family members, they need to be cared for. In this hour-long special, renowned pet care expert Dr. Marty Becker (“America’s Veterinarian”) shares a lifetime of expertise on caring for your four-legged friends. From recognizing the symptoms of common illnesses, to maintaining ideal weight levels, to tackling the delicate task of brushing your pet’s teeth, Dr. Becker shows owners how to help ensure that dogs, cats and other domestic critters will enjoy long, happy and healthy lives.
ANIMAL ICONS: ROBOTIC ANIMALS
Tuesday June 18
Long a staple of science fiction, robotic animals today are becoming a reality. Automatons that mimic dogs, seals, lobsters and ants are being used to entertain and educate children, comfort the elderly and perform tasks too dangerous for humans. This documentary special considers the role that mechanical creatures have played in theme-park attractions and movie blockbusters like Jurassic Park and Jaws, and examines new advances in robotic technology that are blurring the line between flesh-and-blood critters and their artificial counterparts.