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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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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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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.
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
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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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.
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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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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.
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!
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