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This weeks show will discuss how to cope and let go after the death of a beloved pet. The topics that will be touched on are:
Expected life span of different species
Anticipatory grief- how to handle the impending loss of a pet
The biological description of death
Transition into the comfort zone
Having a beloved pet euthanized
Relationship of unconditional love
Letting go of a pet can be difficult and painful. Coming to terms with the loss is a journey and can take some time. Judy Helm Wright can help you with the loss of your pet and put you on the path to healing. This is part of a 6 week series on How to Deal with the Loss of a Beloved Pet. Be sure to tune in and learn more.
If you would like to share a story about your beloved pet contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org with PET STORY in the subject line
This weeks show puts the spotlight on three authors of books about dogs that you will love!
First is Michelle Jansick, author of "Chipper's Friends: "The Heartwarming Story of an Imperfect Dog." The funny book is written from Chipper's perspective, and it's about her life as a therapy dog dropout. The autobiDOGraphy teaches that you don't have to be perfect to make a difference, and it has inspired people (and animals) all over the world to do kind things for others."
Kim Roderiques will talk about her beautiful book, Dogs on Cape Cod. It is over two hundred pages of full color photos of every day dogs of every breed, shape, and size against the scenic beauty of Cape Cod. This hard cover book will have a special place on your coffee table! Kim is a gifted photographer with a passion for dogs that will delight you.
Patricia McConnell, PH D and professional dog trainer and author will speak to us about positive reinforcement training and how dogs communicate and learn. It is a fascinating discussion.
And of course our show starts with Jen Adams and her dog Gizmo with the Gizmo report!
What happens to you when your pet dies?
The death of a beloved pet can mean saying goodby to a best friend. Not only do you miss the companionship but this may have been your one source of unconditional and nonjudgemental love.
Our pets come to symbolize many things to each of us. To Judy Cameron, co-host, her dogs represented her children. To Judy Helm Wright, co-host, her dog filled an empty nest. Imagine how a pet may reflect the ideal mate or parent or companion--ever faithful, loyal and welcoming us daily. Can you see in your mind's eye how strong this bond may be?
We know how you feel, because we have felt the same way. We understand your pain and acknowledge your sorrow.
Give Yourself time to grieve
As coaches, authors and pet parents, we truly do understand your grief. We recognize that you do not need anyone else's approval to mourn the loss of your pet, nor do you need to justify your feelings to others. But, we offer a "Safe Place" to share your stories and be able to be open about your feelings right now.
Join us on our weekly broadcasts as well as on our Facebook page-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dealing-with-the-loss-of-a-pet/716509988445040 Return often to this Facebook page and find out exciting news about a pet loss support group and tele-classes. You will be so glad you did.
Pets are real friends and their loss causes real grief. The loss of a beloved animal companion can be a significant event in our lives. The grief is real and often very painful. Sometimes a person's expression of grief over the loss of a pet may be met with social disapproval or minimization. We all need a safe and supportive place to grieve. Join Dave, The Caregiver's Caregiver as he interviews Ann Beyke, M.A. LPC, Ann has the following qualifications:
Master's degree in Counseling
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement training for on-line chat room
Training with the Children's Grief Center
Extensive experience and employment in the animal welfare field
and who also offers the following services:
Short or long term individual counseling
Initial phone assessments
Three pet loss groups offered at different locations in Albuquerque each month
Support for those anticipating the loss of a pet
Counseling via phone
Consultations for people considering welcoming a new pet into the home
In this weeks show we are examing how to make your senior cat comfortable and have the best quality life possible. Our guests include Tina Modugno who is caring for two senior cats, cat behaviorist Marilyn Krieger, and Dr Ruth MacPete. Cats do not often show flagrant signs of pain or illness but there are signs you can look for. Some diseases and other health problems develop in cats at a late age and you should be prepared to know how to deal with them. Like humans, it is just part of aging. Appetite, diet, physical activity and brain function all change, and we want out kitties to be able to enjoy life and be a part of our lives for as long as possible,
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People who care for colonies of community/feral cats often face resistence and open hostility from their local communities. We will talk about a coulple cases in the news recently with Lora Meisner of the Marion Polk Community Cat Program and Liz Holtz from Alley Cat Allies.
We will also meet Aaron Benitez, the producer of a series of short videos about his cat Michael and other furry friends.
Do you know about the pet cloud? The Founder of Figo Pet Insurance will tell us about their Pet Cloud, the first and currently only cloud platform to manage your pet's complete healthcare records, payments, and all aspects of your pets life. Learn more about this tool that changes EVERYTHING in pet healthcare.
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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
About Pet Therapy
A hand reaches out, a wagging tail approaches, and an elderly face breaks into a smile. It's a scene that's increasingly common in the Helena Valley, thanks to volunteers from the Helena Chapter of Intermountain Therapy Animals. Activity directors and health care professionals report that visiting pets reach nursing home residents, hospital patients, retirement home residents and adult day care participants in ways that other therapeutic activities can't.
The contact may be brief, but it brightens the entire day or week, especially for those who have had pets in the past. In some cases, an animal's visit is transforming. Shy, withdrawn, or depressed people find themselves in animated conversation, angry people relax, and those with memory lapses share detailed recollections of pets they lived with years before. Visiting pets have reached autistic children, stroke victims, Alzheimer's patients, and other "unreachables." Even when nothing dramatic happens, pet visits are important changes of pace for facility residents, bringing excitement, affection, comfort, physical contact and joy.
In addition, to providing companionship (called Animal Assisted Activity), visiting pets sometimes participate in a facility's therapy program. In Animal Assisted Therapy, a dog might stand while a patient brushes him order to exercise specific arm muscles, or a cat might visit a depressed patient to encourage conversation, or someone in speech therapy might give commands to a dog that does tricks or retrieves objects. Anyone who loves animals is likely to work harder and feel more motivated when one is part of the therapy team.
in Self Help
What is a Pet Peeve?
Something that is maybe a bit annoying to most people but is very annoying or upsetting to a particular person.
If you are in a relationship, no matter the kind of the relationship, whether it’s with a partner, BFF, parent, sibling, children or co-worker, there is bound to be some kind of Pet Peeve that irritates your last nerve.
And you know why? Because relationships are the perfect environment for pet peeves to cultivate!!
Even if we learn to tolerate annoying habits, there are some that become downright irritating at times.
And these irritating pet peeves, once they build up they can start to erode the relationships’ emotional bond.
So how do you deal with these annoying and highly irritating pet peeves? Join me Janice Clarke, Holistic Health Practitioner, Master Herbalist, Nutritional Consultant Reiki Practitioner, and Host of THE SOULFULHEALING TALK SHOW, along with our panel of guest, and call in and share what your most annoying pet peeves are in your relationship and share your tips on how to deal with them before they take over. WE will also discussing how not to let these pet peeves ruin your relationships, and learn how to choose our battles when it comes to pet peeves.
Am I the only one with pet peeves?!! Aaaahh, don’t think so, Can’t wait to share, Talk to you then….One Love!!!