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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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Pets+Us #2008: Meowing Cat, 02/20/20

Feb 17, 2020

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


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 #2005: Birds, Dogs and Cats, 01/30/20

Jan 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 #2004: Cat and Dog Facts, 01/23/20

Jan 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.

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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.

 

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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.


Pets+Us #1950: Pet Allergies, 12/12/19

Dec 9, 2019
https://masslung.com/

Pet Allergies - why there seem to be more people allergic to cats than dogs. Keeping our pets safe during the holidays. And, which pup was named Best in Show this year?


https://www.healthypawspetinsurance.com/blog/2019/07/08/why-college-students-need-pet-insurance

A report in The Atlantic explores a blind spot in how we perceive how our pets actually feel - are we misjudging the effectiveness of the care we give them based on our personal human biases? Then, we'll get some tips on traveling with our pets, and have some some early Christmas fun.


Pets+Us #1948: Giving Thanks, 11/28/19

Nov 25, 2019
https://dogtime.com/trending/46507-dogs-warming-fire-picture-gallery

We'll get our pets prepped for the winter, and spend some time appreciating them, with a Prayer of Thanksgiving for our Furry Loved Ones.


http://ideastorm.in/dog-compatibility-matching/

We'll learn about which dog breeds you're most compatible with based on the zodiac, we'll uncover the motivation for a cat that pees on the bed, and we'll get some tips for safely enjoying the holidays with your pets.


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We'll hear about how prosthetics are helping animals with mobility, learn which dogs live the longest, and find out what to do if your dog has an upset stomach or your cat is passing too much gas.


https://www.adp.com/spark/articles/2017/03/the-pros-and-cons-of-pets-at-work.aspx#

We'll hear from different perspectives on the benefits and responsibilities of having pets join us at work. November is National Pet Cancer Awareness month. And we'll learn about the benefits of adopting a senior pet.


Pets+Us #1944: Autumn Pet Safety, 10/31/19

Oct 28, 2019
https://www.dogtagart.com/

Host Mary DeFranco shares a bit of news, and then a bit of seasonal fun.  We'll get some tips on Autumn Pet Safety, and then settle in and listen to a tale about a black cat.


https://www.moneyunder30.com/the-true-cost-of-pet-ownership

This episode is all about the money. What it costs to care for your dog or cat, some perspectives on why it's so expensive, and information to better prepare pet parents to care for our pets and keep them safe, healthy and happy.


https://nationaltoday.com/national-fetch-day/

National Fetch Day! Yes, there is a holiday dedicated to that age-old sport of fetch, celebrated every third Saturday of October. Polydactyl cats - we'll learn all about those cute little extra toes that some of our feline friends are born with, and we'll sink our teeth into this question - do cats chew?


Pets+Us #1941: Pet Obesity Awareness, 10/10/19

Oct 7, 2019

We'll learn how to tell if your pet is overweight, why it's important to help them shed the extra pounds, and tips on how to get them back in shape.

Pets+Us #1940: National Walk-Your-Dog Week, 10/03/19

Sep 30, 2019

We'll learn the benefits of walking your dog. We'll also hear about the pros and cons of using an invisible fence, and how to tell the age of your cat.

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The FDA gives us the lowdown on how second-hand and third-hand tobacco smoke affects our pets - mammal, fish and fowl.


Pets+Us #1938: Horse Sense, 09/19/19

Sep 16, 2019
https://www.quarterhorsenews.com/

We'll learn about caring for an aging horse, and we'll get tips to comfort pets with separation anxiety.


Pets+Us #1937: Very Good Dogs, 09/12/19

Sep 9, 2019
https://www.greenfieldpuppies.com/cavalier-king-charles-spaniel-puppies-for-sale/

We'll learn about the Cavalier King Charles spaniel, hear about some Very Good Dogs, and find out how to get the dog to go outside when it's raining.


Pets+Us #1936: Pet Pain Management, 09/05/19

Sep 2, 2019
https://researchpet.com/animal-pain-awareness-month/

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month. We'll hear about a new method of pain management for pets, and learn about research on arthritis in dogs.


Pets+Us #1935: Back to School, 08/29/19

Aug 26, 2019

Back to School Tips for your pets, we'll also learn how fast a kitten grows, and how that changes by the time it's ten.  

Pets+Us #1934: Letting Go - When is it time?, 08/22/19

Aug 19, 2019

Euthanasia - When faced with the decision to relieve the suffering of a beloved pet, how do we know when the time is right?  We'll hear from experts and pet parents.

Pets+Us #1933: Verona Street Shelter, 08/15/19

Aug 12, 2019

Verona Street Shelter, Don't Eat That for Cats, and Do you know Why Cats Wiggle Their Butts before pouncing?

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