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  • 02:07

    Pet Radio-Susan Thixton and the Truth About Pet Food

    in Pets

    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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  • 00:31

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

    in Pets

    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

    in Pets

    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.

  • 01:48

    Pet Radio- How to Best Care For Your Senior Cat

    in Pets

    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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  • 02:17

    Pet Radio-Caring for Community Cats , The Pet Cloud, and Who is Aaron Benitez ?

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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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  • 01:20

    Pet Psychic Radio

    in Spirituality

    Wanted Animals Dead or Alive.


    Pet Psychic speaks to your animals!  Call in to hear what they have to say!

  • Pet Psychic Radio

    in Spirituality

    Wanted Animals Dead or Alive.


    Pet Psychic speaks to your animals!  Call in to hear what they have to say!

  • 00:31

    We Love Pet Therapy-Emotional Support & Service Animals

    in Pets

    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.


     

  • Steps and Stages of Grieving; How to Deal with the Loss of a Beloved Pet

    in Pets

    This weeks show will be on the grieving process.  The following topics will be discussed:


    Denial


    Anger 


    Bargaining


    Depression


    Acceptance


    Dealing with a loss of a pet is just like losing a family member or loved one.  Each person may experience the stages in a different way and thats okay.  With the help of Judy Helm Wright, certified pet grief counselor, she can set you on the path to healing.  This is week 3 of the 6 week series so be sure to continue tuning in and learning How to Deal with the Loss of a Beloved Pet.


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

  • 00:22

    What Your Pet Can Teach You--Featuring "Pet Grief Coach" Judy Helm Wright

    in Pets

    www.deathofmypet.com  


    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 judy@deathofmypet.com  and be sure to put PET STORY in the subject line.  You may be featured in an upcoming book.


     

  • 00:30

    Loving, Losing, and Letting Go; How to Deal with the Loss of a Beloved Pet

    in Pets

    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 judy@deathofmypet.com with PET STORY in the subject line