Skeptics with a K: Episode #287


Integrative cancer care, newspaper revenues, and the smart feed. Plus glutamine, the right kind turmeric, and doctors’ customers. Consuming curcuminoids, it’s Skeptics with a K.

Mixed and edited by Morgan Clarke

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  1. #1 by Trebor on October 16, 2020 - 17:48

    Thanks for reminding me why I always use an ad-blocker.

  2. #2 by AVGI KYRIAZI on October 18, 2020 - 09:11

    Great episode as always!

    Dr Alice, congratulations for your new niece! I hope you are able to see her in person very soon!

    Marsh, I am a fellow cat employee and I hope the following suggestions help you

    1. Carpets, undercarpets, walls etc need to be treated with special enzymatic cleaners, because if Mildred smells even a molecule of her scent, she will go to the same place. Mike’s suggestion for the puppy pad is great as well, if I had the same problem I would combine the two.

    2. Is the corner she poos on close to a window, a vent or something of the sort? She could be scent marking to establish boundaries for stray cats she may be seeing or smelling. In that case, you may need to use cat repellants, either the smelly kind or the kind that makes noise/sprays air. When I lived in the UK I had gotten a box of special granules from B&Q, I am sure they have many products to choose from.

    3. Consider using an indoor cat repellant. There are sprays that contain essential oils that smell bad to cats. For protecting kitchen worktops, I swear by this https://uk.petsafe.net/products/ssscat-spray-deterrent . In Greece it was always out of stock in every pet store I had checked, I ended up ordering it from Belgium and it is the best thing since sliced bread.

    Enjoy the rambunctious kitty period! they grow up so fast!

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