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Dressed-Up Doggies & Costumed Kitties

It may be cute, but is it safe to dress up your dog and bring him on your trick-or-treating adventure?

Wednesday on Up to Date, our resident veterinarian Dr. Wayne Hunthausen is back to talk about how you can keep your pet safe from Halloween hazards and healthy during the chilly winter months.

Questions or comments for the vet? Give us a call during the show (11 a.m. to Noon) at 816 235 2888 or email us at uptodate@kcur.org and let us know. You can also leave comments on KCUR's Facebook page or Tweet us at @KCURUpToDate.

Dr. Wayne Hunthausen is a veterinarian and pet behavior consultant who has been working with pet owners and veterinarians throughout North America to solve companion animal behavior problems since 1982. He received his Bachelor of Arts (zoology) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from the University of Missouri. Dr. Hunthausen is director of Animal Behavior Consultations in the Kansas City area, which provides behavior consultations and training services for pet owners, as well as a behavior support service for veterinarians.  To read his full bio, click here.

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After growing up on the east coast and spending his first professional years in classical music, Stephen moved to Kansas City in 1995 expecting to leave after a few years. (Clearly that didn't happen.) More than two decades and three kids later, he doesn't regret his decision to stick around. Stephen began his career in public radio as a classical music host. As the founding producer of Up to Date with Steve Kraske, he received a number of local and national awards for his work on the program. Since 2014 he's overseen KCUR's broadcast operations. When Stephen isn't at KCUR's studios, he's probably adding more stamps to his passport with his KU professor wife and their three kids. His son almost made him cry during a drive through the Rockies when he said at age 8: "Dad, can we listen to public radio?" Sniff sniff.