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ParkerPup is an amazing golden retriever who keeps busy as an actor, model, therapy dog and agility competitor. We talk to ParkersMom about his busy life and how he is becoming a star.
Charlene Kampfe, member of the American Counseling Association and professor emeritus of rehabilitation counseling at the University of Arizona will talk to us about the benefits of pet therapy.
Dana Humphrey, the Pet Lady, will give us her holiday gift picks. Join in the fun! Let's celebrate the holiday together
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.
When a real horse walks into the hospital room of a sick child or a veteran it is always a magical experience. Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. The teams of tiny horses visit over 45,000 adults and children each year inside hospitals, hospice programs, and with children who have experienced traumatic events. From the school children and first responders of Sandy Hook Elementary School / Newtown, CT to the tornado survivors of Moore, OK, child trafficking victims in Washington D.C. and even children living in orphanages in Greece, these tiny horses bring their special love where it is needed most.
Banner is a Husky training to be a PTSD therapy service dog for his Mom. We will talk about the whole process of training.
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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 Shy, withdrawn, or depressed people find themselves in animated conversation, angry people relax, and those with memory lapses share detailed recollections of pets they lived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.
Smiley is a blind Golden Retriever that works as a therapy dog spreading joy and inspiration to those in need who has been featured by national news media web sites this past week, but what has not been reported is Smiley is facing a new serious challenge. You will hear from Joanne George, Smiley's Moma about his journey.
Preston is quite possibly the cutest 6 year old Westie you will ever meet and is a full time dog model and spokesdog with a very popular blog called Preston Speaks. Rachel Phelps will share with us Preston's latest adventures and how his career has blossomed.
Other guests include Pet Acoustics and others yet to be announced. PET ACOUSTICS INC. has helped thousands of pets and pet owners worldwide with innovative products that resolve issues such as separation anxiety, thunderstorm nerves and for sensory activity. Our breakthrough research on the acute hearing of animals has developed a series of species-specific products for pet wellness, clinically tested and veterinarian approved. Entrepreneur Magazine named Pet Acoustics Inc."Top 100 companies for brilliant ideas"
Wallace the Pitbull was one of the first pitbulls on the internet stage to prove these dogs are much more than the stereotype and public reputation and has helped change the public view of the bully breeds today. We will talk to Andrew "Roo" Yori about the journey he went through with Wallace and the impact it had. It is a great story that you do not want to miss!
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November 9th Dr. Teri Dowdell will talk about alternative therapies, physical therapy and the amazing things that can be done to extend the life, vitality and mobility for pets through these techniques.
Kirby the Dorkie joins us! The cutest dog you will ever see!
Also joining us is Amy from Go Pet Friendly, and Joanna from Soggy Doggy Doormats, Pet Fly's and a couple other special guests.
Gizmo the Therapy Dog is on a mission to spread love in the world and give comfort to those who need it the most. Meet this cute little fuzzy bundle of joy and hear how he is changing the world with each smile.
Dr. Susan Ettinger, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) will discuss the difference early detection of cancer can make in savng lives and treatment options.
Calls will be taken by both guests, so don't be shy!
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Tory Sherlock is currently in the last year of her undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, graduating with Honors and a BA in Psychology. She is trying to continue on to graduate school for music therapy. For her senior thesis this year, she is researching the efficacy of art therapies in a variety of contexts including healing and rehabilitation. This study will focus on the perspective of the therapist and giver of treatment, not just client/patient outcome. Part of her research will include carrying out interviews with prospective therapists who are willing to answer some questions about their stance on their work, what brought them to the field, along with some other similar topics.
Since I get requests for interviews or information from students frequently, I thought I'd record this one so that other students looking for similar information might be able to use it for their projects, too.
Buzz the Fuzz is a 20 pound six year old ragdoll who was rescued from a tough living situation, and is now working as a therapy cat visiting hospitals in New York. You will hear the whole story of Buzz including his rescue and his new and foreever home.
Also joining us is Pet Tree Houses, the indoor cat tree that looks like a real tree! Healthycoat, a dog food suppliment and hairball preventative for cats is also here to speak to us.
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PET LOSS
& THE GRIEF OF LOSING A BEST FRIEND.
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.
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Gizmo comes back to give us the latest news of the Gizmo report, and...
Earl the Grumpy puppy and Cricket, two doggies you will love!
Cricket is a Chihuahua Mix, with Whippet or Italian Greyhound, maybe some Min-Pin & supposedly Papillon - but Mom thinks thats nuts, DNA test or not! He's the sweetest, silliest, little guy. Born 8/16/11, adopted 11/28/14.
Earl has been called the dog version of Grumpy Cat, but has his own unique charm. You will get to know Earl and his Daddy.
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