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Pets+Us

Weekly half-hour program, Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. on WXXI Reachout Radio

Pets+Us is a weekly program of information and stories about the companions in our lives – our pets.  The program includes feature articles about the relationship between pets and their humans; useful tools and new products for pets; a “Don’t Eat That” segment that includes things that can be hazardous to your pet’s health; and stories from listeners about their own pets.

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Are pets property, or are they part of the family? Or both? What are the ramifications? And, if you have a new puppy, the American Kennel Club has guidance on how you can still socialize him during distancing restrictions of a pandemic. We'll also have a guide on how to use an Amazon box to entertain your cat all day long.

We'll hear stories and get information to help and entertain us, including summer pet care, pets in the news, and a report on the uncertain fate of a certain pet hamster in Arkansas who got caught-up in the unpredictable nature of the times

We'll answer many of your questions about why your pet does what he or she does that are perfectly normal to your pet, even though they might seem strange to us. And we'll  hear how pets help get their people through tough times like a pandemic

We'll learn about Summer safety tips, the benefits of multiple pets, and what substances are not toxic for your pets and aren't likely to send you to the  emergency vet.

Why do dogs circle before lying down? We'll get some interesting answers about that and other compelling dog questions, we'll get pet grooming tips from the ASPCA, and a lot more in this episode for dog and cat parents

Summer Fun and Picnics! Lots of tips on how to have a safe picnic with your pets. And, will your pet miss you when you go back to work? We'll learn what we can do to ease the separation.

How to stay positive for your dog under stress. We'll learn creative ways to keep your senior dog active, and get tips on clean eating for pets, and much more.

We'll review the best water toys for your dog, and the best walking harnesses for your cat. And we'll learn how we can now adopt former FDA lab animals and what great pets they make.

Non-Anesthetic Dental Care for your Dog. How does it work? Is it safe? In our Don't Eat That segment - is it okay for pets to eat bugs? And, would you know how to give your pet CPR in an emergency? We'll learn how!

The latest on what we know about Covid-19 as it pertains to our pets. We'll go over important tips to keep our pets safe while having fun in the summer, and we'll find out how cats are able to get into tight spaces and why they do it.

We'll hear about Interspecies Animal Relationships that Prove Love Is All You Need. We'll get tips on Valentines Day safety, exercise and dental care for our furry friends.

CBD, marijuana and your pet - is it safe? The ASPCA and American Veterinary Medical Association weigh in. We'll learn which dogs shed the least, and we'll hear  lots of interesting facts about cats, some you might not know about.

Pets+Us #2018 (Encore 2005): Birds, Dogs and Cats, 04/30/20

Apr 27, 2020

A little bit of everything  - the right light for a pet bird, what to name your dog, how to get him to stop chewing your shoes, and when cats snore - it is  anything to worry about?

Pets+Us #2017 (Encore 2004): Cat and Dog Facts, 04/23/20

Apr 20, 2020

Cat and Dog Facts, the History of Cat Food, and - does your Cat suffer from Separation Anxiety? Some do. Vetstreet has suggestions on how to help.

Help for dogs with separation anxiety, winter tips and myths, kitten teething, cat weight loss. And we'll answer the burning question why dogs' feet smell like Fritos.  (Rpt. 01/16/20)

 
 

 

We'll learn from veterinarians and pet experts how to interpret pet food labels, how to prepare our pets for vet visits, we'll get grooming tips, read a book review, and find out what are the best first pets.

 
 

 

January 5th is National Bird Day - we'll learn about some of the best pet birds, how to select the right pet bird for your family, and a special Don't Eat That just for birds. And we'll hear some heartwarming real-life stories about dogs and cats. (Rpt. 01/02/20)

 
 

 

Pets+Us #2013, Household Hazards, 03/26/20

Mar 23, 2020
https://www.petsit.com/

We'll learn about household hazards to your pets that you might have thought about, get tips on dog behavior (begging, puppies), and learn why cats sleep so much - it's not just beauty sleep.


https://catiospaces.com/catios-cat-enclosures/

How much did you spend on your pets last year?  We have a report from the American Pet Products Association. And, we'll get some tips on preparing for Spring and learn how to build a variety of catios (cat patios) and catteries to give our felines their own safe outdoor spaces.

https://valetvet.com/how-to-keep-your-pets-safe-this-saint-patricks-day/

We'll learn what it takes to adopt a special needs pet, find out what a DNA test can reveal about your dog, and we'll get Pet-Safety / Tips for St. Patrick’s Day!

https://barkingroyalty.com/dog-adoption-checklist/

We'll learn tips on how to teach your dog different tricks and the benefits those tricks have for your dog and you. And if you're planning to adopt a dog, we'll have a dog adoption checklist for you.


https://www.mypawsitivelypets.com/

Adopt a rescued guinea pig month, pet grooming tips, exciting stories about miracle mutts and hero dogs, and should you give your dog a bone?


How to stop a cat from meowing too much, winter activities, alternative medicine for pets, and much more.


Help for dogs with separation anxiety, winter tips and myths, kitten teething, cat weight loss. And we'll answer the burning question why dogs' feet smell like Fritos.

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Help for dogs with separation anxiety, winter tips and myths, kitten teething, cat weight loss. And we'll answer the burning question why dogs' feet smell like Fritos.


We'll learn from veterinarians and pet experts how to interpret pet food labels, how to prepare our pets for vet visits, we'll get grooming tips, read a book review, and find out what are the best first pets.

 

todaysveterinarybusiness.com

We'll learn from veterinarians and pet experts how to interpret pet food labels, how to prepare our pets for vet visits, we'll get grooming tips, read a book review, and find out what are the best first pets.


Pets+Us #2001: Pet Birds, 01/02/20

Dec 30, 2019
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January 5th is National Bird Day - we'll learn about some of the best pet birds, how to select the right pet bird for your family, and a special Don't Eat That just for birds. And we'll hear some heartwarming real-life stories about dogs and cats.


https://www.goodpetparent.com/2015/10/23/pancreatitis/

Wrapping up the holiday season with our pets - Winter Holiday Safety Tips, New Year's Resolutions, and what pancreatitis really means when your dog or cat eats something he's not supposed to.


Pets+Us #1951: Pets and the Holidays, 12/19/19

Dec 16, 2019
https://abcvet.com/blog/view/1774/pet-safety-tips-for-the-holidays

Enjoying Hanukkah and Christmas with our pets, tips on holiday travel with the dog, and some funny and heartwarming stories of the season involving our most important family members  - our pets, of course.


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