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  • 00:16

    Common Questions About Pet Loss

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    Below are some of the most frequent questions we get at www.deathofmypet.com    We will go over the answers to these questions about pet loss and how it affects those of us who are are suffering.




    How is it possible that I am sadder with the loss of my dog than with the loss of close family members?

    For many people the love and companionship of a pet may be the only or certainly the strongest bond of unconditional love they have experienced.  It is also possible, like many of my clients, which you have been strong and practical while caring for ailing parents or friends.  But suddenly, your best friend and closest companion is dying and it is the last straw on a pile of buried emotions. It may be that your pet was your “safe place to go and soft spot to land.”


    2. I feel like I am going crazy. Am I ever going to feel normal again?

    Yes, you will feel emotionally better but different than before.  You will eventually remember and rejoice in the many happy times you had with your pet.  You will be able to reflect on the many life lessons you shared.

    3. How long will I grieve my pet?

    All of our emotions are individual.  When we love deeply, we grieve deeply.  Grief coaches often say that it takes about a year before your loss is the first thing you think of in the morning and the last thing you think about at night.  

    More  questions answered on call. Join us

  • 02:14

    Pet Radio-Celebrating Gizmo the Therapy Dog

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    This week we honor our friend Gizmo, first with a live report from Gizmo and then a review of all of Gizmos appearances on Pet Radio including Gizmo and Jen's first appearance. Kick back and relax and listen to the adventures of the cutest therapy dog and how he brightens our world.

  • 01:12

    Pet Radio- Gizmo and His New Friend, and Dog Training Tips with Lisa Gunter

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    Gizmo returns with his report and introduces us to Miss Hockanum Valley of the Miss America Organization, Pippa Leigh.  A new friend to Pet Radio, professional dog trainer and co-founder of the online dog trainning seminars, Wagfield Academy, Lisa Gunter gives us tips on how to enrich your dogs llife during the fall and winter when spending quality time outside is not practical.

    You will also hear about the high quality dog foods from Solid Gold and Nutro.

    Join us for all the fun!


  • 01:26

    Pet Radio-Buzz the Fuzz and Friends

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    Buzz the Fuzz is a 20 pound six year old ragdoll who was rescued from a tough living situation, and is now  working as a therapy cat visiting hospitals in New York.  You will hear the whole story of Buzz including his rescue and his new and foreever home.

    Also joining us is Pet Tree Houses, the indoor cat tree that looks like a real tree! Healthycoat, a dog food suppliment and hairball preventative for cats is also here to speak to us.


  • 00:26

    Grief Stages with Pet Grief Coach, Judy Helm Wright

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    There are very distinct, yet overlapping, phases of grief.  We go through the stages in various orders and in varying degrees on the road to recovering from any loss.  If we lose a jacket at the ballpark, we may go through all the stages in a few minutes.  If the jacket was one that was given to us by our brother on our birthday, it may take much more time.

    If the animal was a family pet and stayed outside, it may not hit us as hard as if he were our own companion and greeted us each night when we came in the door.  If your pet was a companion and best friend, the mourning will be a deep one.

    1. Shock/Denial/Numbness.  We can not believe this has happened to us.  Our body and emotions numb themselves against the pain.  The mind denies the loss.  Often we will say things like "This can't be true."  One of the valid reasos for memorials and funerals is to acknowledge that death did take place. 

    2. Fear/AngerDepression.  After the numbness wears off and we are once again able to feel, then all of our repressed feelings come roaring back.  Sometimes these feeling ared not rational at first and can seedk someone to blame, either an outsider or ourselves.  "I can't share how sad I am about my dog, because my co-workers will think I am crazy."  "But, on the other hand, I inquire about their child's cold and buy their stupid Girl Scout cookies to support them.  It isn't fair!"  "Oh God, please don't let me start crying at work again.  I heard someone call me a drama queen and say; It's only a dog, not a child." 

    3. Understanding/Acceptance/Moving on.  

    4. New Hurts May Trigger Old Wounds.




  • Pet Radio-Life of Dog- Tracie Hotchner/Dog Film Festival, and the Double Merle

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    Tracie Hotchner joins us to talk about the Dog Film Festival, and  Amanda and her dog Keller are here to talk about a breeding practice called Merle. They are beautiful looking dogs, but breeding two merles together creates genetic problems such as blindness and deafness. Learn more about these dogs and the breeding.

  • 01:30

    Thyroid Disease 101 Weekly

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    Join Graves Disease patient Dan Collins & Hashimotos patient Danna Bowman as they discusses the different thyroid diseases, but also dive into different coping techinques, as well as ways to bring your body into a more akalined state so that you feel better. They have  conversations with Thyroid Patients, Doctors, Nutritionists, ND, Fitness Coaches, anyone that has something to do with Thyroid Patients.

    THIS week is it with a grateful heart , we welcome "Hyporthyroid Mom" Dana Trentini to our show. Nothing more to type but that. Join us LIVE or on archive and hear one of the greatest story and reasons to be a Thyroid advocate. 

  • 02:07

    Pet Radio-Susan Thixton and the Truth About Pet Food

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    Just like so many pet owners, Susan Thixton learned the 'truth' about pet foods the hard way. Her four legged best friend, Sam, died from bone cancer. From that day forward, Susan studied the pet food industry. TruthaboutPetFood.com began in 2004; today pet owners from all over the world visit TruthaboutPetFood learning about pet food regulations, ingredients, and recall alerts. TruthaboutPetFood.com provides a free newsletter and hosts a subscription based pet product review publication Petsumer Report. Susan is also the author of Buyer Beware and co-author of Dinner PAWsible.

    TruthaboutPetFood.com's author is a founding partner of the international pet food consumer association -Association for Truth in Pet Food. Through our consumer association, Susan has advisory position to AAFCO's Pet Food Committee and Ingredient Definitions Committee.

    More guests yet to be announced


  • 00:31

    Moving Forward: How to Deal with the Death of a Beloved Pet

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    Today is the last show for the miniseries How to Deal With the Death of a Beloved pet.  The following topics will be addressed during todays show:

    Gaining resiliency
    Mindfulness, meditations
    Clear mind, caring heart
    What are your inner resources
    Volunteer and give service
    Asking for and being open to support
    When to get a new pet
    Gratitude journal

    This is the final week of this miniseries.  If you have found this information helpful or wish to know more go to www.deathofmypet.com for more info

    If you have a story that you wish to share send it to Judy at judy@deathofmypet.com with PET STORY in the subject line.  

  • 00:30

    Helping the Hurting: How to Deal with the Loss of a Beloved Pet

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    Todays show will be on helping the hurting and what can be done to help others.  The following topics will be discussed:

    Pet loss and children
    Pet loss and the elderly
    Service and companion animals
    Expressing sympathy to others
    Memorial options, tributes & rituals to remember
    How sharing stories helps us heal

    Death is a tough subject to explain especially to children.  Judy Helm Wright can help parents explain the death of a family pet to a child.  This is week five of 6 of the series How to Deal with the Loss of a Beloved Pet.  Be sure to continue listening for more useful insights on How to Deal with the Loss of a Beloved Pet.

    If you have a story you would like to share send it to judy@deathofmypet.com with PET STORY in the subject line.

  • 01:26

    Thyroid Disease 101 Weekly

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    Join us weekly to share how living with any Thyroid Disease alters the way of life for all of us. Hosted by Graves Disease patient and Thyroid Storm survivor Dan Collins, Dan interviews Medical Professionals, Health & Wellness Professionals, Thyroid Patients and People that help spread the word about Thyroid Disease. Feel free to join the discussion every Sunday @ 2:00 pm am Central time.
    This week Dan welcomes Danna Bowman, Founder of Thyroid Nation. Join Danna & Dan as they discuss Thyroid Nation and what Danna sees for the future of the fight with Thyroid Disease.