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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.
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Join the Pet Pardons community on Blog Talk Radio as we talk about the world of pet news and animal welfare in North America and around the world.
Tawnee Preisner and Jeromie Williams discuss the pet and animal stories from the week that moved, inspired, enraged and motivated animal advocates in the Pet Pardons community.
A few surprise guests may be pop in during our show, so make sure to stay tuned in, and most importantly, call into the show to discuss what's on your mind.
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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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.
Richard Christianson saw a cat stranded in the center of a freeway and unlike everyone else who drove by he rescued the cat. Hear him tell the story in detail and call in to speak to him!
Also joining us is Deb Barnes, author of the new book Purr Prints of the Heart, and she is also a great friend to this show and we are always excited to hear from her.
You will also hear about the latest news stories and more.
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Jeanie the 3 legged Pooch is with us along with Jen Adams and her dog Gizmo, and other special guests. Join us for all the fun and love as we celebrate our four leggged and three legged friends.
Read about Jeanie on our blog to learn more about her story.
We also learn more about Pet Chatz
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Wanted animals: dead or alive! Call in to ask or tell your animal anything. Call in to hear what your animal has to say! Cat peeing outside the litterbox? Dog growing at the neighbor? Animal in pain & want to know where? Fun reasons too! What does your rabbit think of your dog? Why does the cat bring twigs into the house? The radio show for animals & their people.
Laura Stinchfield - Animal Communicator with show producer Ai Kusuhara talk to animals who are living now as well as those who have crossed over. Rescue Organizations and their animals are often on the show.
Laura has an animal behaviorist background so you dont just learn why, you also learn how to solve to the problem. Be prepared to be enlightened, amazed, to laugh and maybe cry as you are opened up to the inner lives, thoughts, and feelings of the world's animals. We are also in the chat room during the show.
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Lil Bunny Sue Roux is a cat full of energy just like the energizer bunny and looks like him too. Roux is easy to fall in love with and you will hear her whole story, leaving you with a chuckle. Join in the fun and hear how an animal feels no self pity and adapts to any situation.
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As pet owners we are often concerned about what and how we can train our pets. But the truth is that pets often teach us. As a parent educator (and pet grief coach) I use animals to teach families how to relate to one another in daily life.
Today's show will be about some of the life skills we can learn from animals. Here are just some we will discuss;
To have unconditional love for others.
To be non-judgemental about race, gender, religion or nationality
To protect our loved ones
To be aware of other's feelings and show empathy and comfort
To show loyalty for family
To trust your instincts
To live in the moment--don't hold grudges
To keep our needs simple
To hide a little something away for a rainy day
To include excercise and naps in everyday.
You are invited to call in during the show or to leave comments that may be used in an up-coming book on Animal-Human Connection. Thanks for being part of our community of kind, thoughtful people who want respect for all.
Judy Helm Wright, Pet Grief Coach and author of "I Lost My Best Friend Today--Dealing With The Loss of a Beloved Pet."
PS: If you have a pet story to share please send it to email@example.com and be sure to put PET STORY in the subject line. You may be featured in an upcoming book.
Guest Tonight! Charlotte Meade and beagle Pozo of Meade Canine Rescue http://meadecaninerescue.org facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MeadeCanineRescue
Callers Wanted! Animals Wanted - Dead or Alive! Ask or tell your animal anything.
Laura Stinchfield - Animal Communicator with show producer Ai Kusuhara will interview interesting animals and their people.
Laura will also open up the lines for listeners to call in to ask questions to their animals.
Be prepared to be enlightened, amazed, to laugh and maybe cry as you are opened up to the inner lives, thoughts, and feelings of the world's animals.
Laura Stinchfield's official website is http://www.ThePetPsychic.com