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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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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.

www.dogster.com

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
https://www.google.com/

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.


https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2019/03/26/man-saves-over-20000-animals-with-custom-made-prosthetics/23700697/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS91cmw_c2E9aSZyY3Q9aiZxPSZlc3JjPXMmc291cmNlPWltYWdlcyZjZD0mdmVkPTJhaFVLRXdpSTVjM0E

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.

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