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  • 00:43

    Private Exchanges and Pet Insurance

    in Business

    On this morning's program, the hosts will be discussing private health insurance exchanges, pet insurance and more with special guests from Accenture and Hartville Pet Insurance Group.

    For the first segment on today's program, Scott Brown, Private Exchange Offering Lead at Accenture, will be joining the program to discuss the firm's latest private exchange research. Accenture estimates enrollment in private health insurance exchanges doubled to six million individuals for the 2015 plan year. The company projects hypergrowth will continue through 2018, as a number of factors inhibiting early growth will dissipate, while several accelerators will spur further adoption. These factors, combined with the employer’s desire to meet consumers’ demand for choice and flexibility in a retail-like shopping experience, will lead to 40 million members on private exchanges by 2018.

    The second guest on this week's program will be JoAnne Novak, AVP Business Development at Hartville Pet Insurance Group, providers of ASPCA Pet Health Insurance.  As one of the oldest and largest pet insurance providers in the U.S., Hartville has committed itself to helping more pet parents have access to reliable and affordable pet insurance plans. According to the American Pet Products Association, roughly 68 percent of U.S. households have a pet, and last year, over $15 billion was spent on veterinary care. In this segment, JoAnne will discuss what’s driving the increasing demand for pet health insurance as a voluntary benefit as well as what makes pet insurance relevant for the workforce in connection with health care consumerism and private exchanges.  

  • 00:16

    Common Questions About Pet Loss

    in Pets

    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

  • 01:38

    Pet Radio-What Dogs Can Learn From Us and Dealing with Diabetes

    in Pets

    Diabetes is on the rise in dogs and cats, and Dr Ruth MacPete tells us what this means for pet parents. You will also meet a young lady, Sara Carson who has taught her dog Hero over 300 performing tricks and is touring North America, and Laura Roach from Camp Bow Wow gives us some training tips.

    Richard Nelson from Forever Pet Care tells of his unique service that guarantees your dog or cat will be taken care of after your death.

    Please visit our web site


  • 02:14

    Pet Radio-Celebrating Gizmo the Therapy Dog

    in Pets

    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.

  • 01:07

    Pet Radio-Children Helping Pets: 12 year old Abbi and More

    in Pets

    12 year old Abbi has raised over 30,000 dollars for her local shelter. You will meet her, and Officer Britany Pasquale from the Tracy Animal Control will tell us how Abbi and other children are making a difference.

    Gizmo and Jen will give us their update, and the founder of Bow Wow Camp will give us some dog training tips.

    Find more information at www.petradioshow.com and our Facebook page. 

  • 01:09

    Pet Radio-Domesticating a Feral Cat

    in Pets

    When Anne Kaier stopped her car on a busy road to tend to an injured cat, she had no idea how that decision would change her life. Home with Henry: A Memoir (PS Books, $15), tells the story of the slow process of domesticating Henry, the strange urban dwelling that became his home, and the bond that ultimately developed between Henry and his new human companion. 

    Home with Henry relates the journey Kaier and Henry take together—Kaier giving him the space and time to settle in, little by little enticing him from his hiding spot under the guest bed, introducing him to her beloved resident calico, Lucille, and finally allowing him free reign of her backyard garden. Witty and insightful, the book offers readers practical tips and suggestions about how to introduce new cats, rescue or not, to a home. It also highlights the true joy of pet ownership and the rich companionship pets can offer.

    Other guests yet to be announced

  • 01:12

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

    in Pets

    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!


  • 02:01

    Insurance or God's Assurance?

    in Religion

    In this lesson, you’ll discover through the eyes of Psalms 121 how God is a continuous protector that desires to cover you.  In addition, you’ll be introduced to the importance of insurance (as one type of coverage) even when you have God’s assurance.  Emphasis tonight: Renters Insurance!

    Special Guests: Pastor Corrie Williams and Mr. Nate Sanderson will be our special guests.

  • 00:31

    Interview with Insurance Broker Dawnn Hills-San Francisco Bay Area

    in Entrepreneur

    As a former corporate sales trainer and now owning a sales training organization, I speak with hundreds of agents, managers, and brokers across the country about sales performance.

    I am delighted to interview Dawnn Hills, an insurance broker in the San Francisco Bay Area, a professional with over 15 years in the industry. Little did I know, but we both worked at the same San Jose, CA agency for a about 4 years ago.

    Dawnn will toot her own horn, but I must say that she is a genuine people person...which is a rare quality in this industry of managing people.

    Thanks for listening to today's show.

  • 00:31

    Memorializing Your Pet with the Help of Pawbituary.com founder Margot Ahlquist

    in Pets

    Questions to be answered:

    1. What is Pawbituary.com?  What does the site offer?

    2. How did you come up with Pawbituary?

    3. Why is it important that we memorialize our pets in some way?

    4. Do you have any tips for pet lovers who are mourning the loss of their pet?

    5. What is your long term mission for Pawbituary.com?

    6. Where can our viewers access Pawbituary?

    Ways to get in touch with Margot:

    Create your FREE Pawbituary Memorial Website at http://pawbituary.com/create

    website: www.pawbituary.com

    email: hello@pawbituary.com

  • 00:32

    Being an Empathetic Listener to Those Who Have Lost Their Pet

    in Pets

    Dr. Carolyn Shadle is an author, speaker, and trainer in interpersonal and organizational communication.  She specializes in helping people listen empathetically.  This is especially important when pet owners are experiencing stress related to the well being of their pet or are grieving because of the loss of a pet.

    Carolyn earned her PhD. in Communication for the State University of New York at Buffalo and offers her services through her non-profit eductional corporation, Interpersonal Communication Services Inc.

    She is qualified to assist individuals and businesses that wish to enjoy positive people experiences.  This means finding the magic that happens when people skills are added to the technical know-how.  She enjoys working with individuals who wish to enhace their interpersonal and organizational communication skills.

    Through public speaking, training workshops, and writing, she addresses the elements that help professionals improve client engagement and team interaction.  She works extensively with veterinarians, pet owners, and pet-related businesses.

    Questions Carolyn will be asked:

    1.How did you develop an interest in communication?

    2.What kinds of audiences have you addressed in your writing and training?

    3.What are the special needs of veterinarians and others in the pet industry with regard to communication?

    4.What is the format of your training?

    5.How long is a typical communication worskshop?

    6.Where should one go to find your writings or schedule training?

    For more information, click here.


    Judy Helm Wright