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Barking Mad 

Series about problem pets.


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Credited cast:
Mark Evans ...  Vet
Philippa Forrester Philippa Forrester ...  Self - Presenter


Series about problem pets.

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Great show!'
12 April 2005 | by L_MillerSee all my reviews

As an American I find this show interesting all on its own culturally, because it shows real domestic life in England but the pet advice is fascinating too!

Premise: Mark and Philippa meet people who own pets with behavior problems. They (and several animal behavior specialists they have on call) work with the owners to address the problems.

The thing I like about this show is that they take the time to explain how what the pets are doing makes sense from the animal's perspective and what the owner needs to do to deal with it. Most of the incidents are sort of entertaining (the dog attacks the vacuum cleaner, the cat is licking himself bald, the female chinchilla can't stand the male chinch, etc) but sometimes they're pretty serious (like fear-biting dogs and horses who like to throw their riders).

I have learned something from every episode I've watched. Animal Planet is showing them at noon Central during the week, it's great if you tape it or don't mind Billy Mays SHOUTING ABOUT HIS CELL PHONE HOLDER EVERY FIVE MINUTES. It's from the late 90's but holds up well, Philippa is cute and watchable without being a cupcake and Mark makes the animal behavior understandable and interesting.

Check it out. Fun show to watch with the family. I wish American TV would copy these kind of English shows instead of the ones with weirdly tattooed media weasels sitting around sniping at each other.

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20 December 1999 (UK) See more »

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