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What Makes You Howl? What Hisses You Off?These pet podcasts on Pet Life Radio shine a light on hot-button pet issues that make owners growl, wag and purr, or bare their teeth. Host Amy Shojai brings together an array of top animal experts to discuss, explain--and sometimes argue about--common and not-so-common pet peeves. Do you have an opinion about breed bans? What about declawing cats, or keeping “exotic” pets? Has your city limited the number of critters you can keep? Opened a dog park? Closed the shelter? Maybe pet food choices raise your hackles, your nasty next-door-neighbor critters potty in your roses, or Mom treats her Chihuahua better than you. Do “whispering” dog trainers make you shout with joy--or scream with frustration? When does veterinary costs become too rich for your (pure)blood? People love pets with a passion, but not all passionate pet lovers agree. PET PEEVES showcases pro and con opinions about deadly-serious to seriously-funny issues that irk pet-aholics of every purr-suasion. Dare to join host Amy Shojai each week for lively discussions that (gasp!) may even change your mind. Prepare to be challenged, entertained, and potentially PEEVED... but never, ever bored... on Pet Life Radio.

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What Makes You Howl? What Hisses You Off?These pet podcasts on Pet Life Radio shine a light on hot-button pet issues that make owners growl, wag and purr, or bare their teeth. Host Amy Shojai brings together an array of top animal experts to discuss, explain--and sometimes argue about--common and not-so-common pet peeves. Do you have an opinion about breed bans? What about declawing cats, or keeping “exotic” pets? Has your city limited the number of critters you can keep? Opened a dog park? Closed the shelter? Maybe pet food choices raise your hackles, your nasty next-door-neighbor critters potty in your roses, or Mom treats her Chihuahua better than you. Do “whispering” dog trainers make you shout with joy--or scream with frustration? When does veterinary costs become too rich for your (pure)blood? People love pets with a passion, but not all passionate pet lovers agree. PET PEEVES showcases pro and con opinions about deadly-serious to seriously-funny issues that irk pet-aholics of every purr-suasion. Dare to join host Amy Shojai each week for lively discussions that (gasp!) may even change your mind. Prepare to be challenged, entertained, and potentially PEEVED... but never, ever bored... on Pet Life Radio.

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This podcast is boring but has good facts about cats I like it I give it a dozen ♥️ ‘s❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤💝💗💖💘💓

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By pony swirlc - Nov 06 2018
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This podcast is boring but has good facts about cats I like it I give it a dozen ♥️ ‘s❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤💝💗💖💘💓
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Pet Peeves - hot-button pet issues that make owners growl, wag and purr, or bare their teeth - Pets & Animals on Pet Life Radio (PetLifeRadio.com)

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What Makes You Howl? What Hisses You Off?These pet podcasts on Pet Life Radio shine a light on hot-button pet issues that make owners growl, wag and purr, or bare their teeth. Host Amy Shojai brings together an array of top animal experts to discuss, explain--and sometimes argue about--common and not-so-common pet peeves. Do you have an opinion about breed bans? What about declawing cats, or keeping “exotic” pets? Has your city limited the number of critters you can keep? Opened a dog park? Closed the shelter? Maybe pet food choices raise your hackles, your nasty next-door-neighbor critters potty in your roses, or Mom treats her Chihuahua better than you. Do “whispering” dog trainers make you shout with joy--or scream with frustration? When does veterinary costs become too rich for your (pure)blood? People love pets with a passion, but not all passionate pet lovers agree. PET PEEVES showcases pro and con opinions about deadly-serious to seriously-funny issues that irk pet-aholics of every purr-suasion. Dare to join host Amy Shojai each week for lively discussions that (gasp!) may even change your mind. Prepare to be challenged, entertained, and potentially PEEVED... but never, ever bored... on Pet Life Radio.

Rank #1: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 25 Pet Psychics: Real Deal or Charlatans?

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Wouldn't you love to know what Zipper and Honcho think? Can a pet psychic explain why the cat stopped using the litter box, or the reason your dog hates Aunt Gretchen, simply by looking at a picture? There are hundreds of thousands of "Animal Communicators" ready and willing to do just that--for a nominal fee, of course! Do you get what you pay for? Are pet psychics legit or do they prey on gullible pet lovers? Have YOU ever "heard" your pet's thoughts? Hear what Beth Adelman, a pet expert and author from New York, has to say. Then put your psychic powers to work and make up your own mind.

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Sep 05 2008

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Rank #2: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 17 Oh Baby! Dogs And Infants

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Today, many of us look on our dogs as part of the family. People choose to have kids later in life, and dogs often are their first “baby.” But what happens when a human infant enters the picture? Some new parents play it safe and simply get rid of the dog. Yikes! Others who adore Fluffy couldn't think of getting rid of their beloved pet--and instead put themselves and the dog through hell putting up with all kinds of problems and potential injury. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Join Jennifer Shyrock, founder of “Dogs & Storks” baby-proofing program for some tips on what a true dog lover should do.

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Jun 11 2008

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Rank #3: PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 77 Heart To Heart: Understanding Heartworm Disease

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I hate mosquitoes not only because they’re itchy aggravation, but these nasty vampires spread deadly heartworm disease. Heartworms are found all over the world, affect wildlife, dogs and cats. While it’s easy to prevent the disease there are concerns that some populations of heartworms have become resistant to the medication we give our pets. And the treatment used to cure dogs has become temporarily unavailable! The president of the American Heartworm Society, Dr. Wallace Graham, addresses these questions and more in this edition of Pet Peeves. Find out what you need to know to keep your cats and dogs safe from heartworm disease.

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Aug 28 2011

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Rank #4: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 9 Out Darn Spot! Dealing with Tough Potty Stains

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Young pets, ill pets, and upset pets can result in hit-or-miss potty protocol. A single accident can lead to multiple offenses if the "dirty deed" hasn't been properly cleaned. Cats and dogs can detect minute chemical scents humans can't fathom. Simply mopping up the mess may satisfy your nose, but the smell lures pets back to the scene of the crime to repeat the dirty deed, time after time. So we're talking with Dusty Rainbolt, a pet product reviewer for Catnip magazine and author of the new book, "Cat Wrangling Made Easy" to get tips and tricks for preventing crappiocca in your lives--and the best products for cleaning up inevitable messes.

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Apr 08 2008

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Rank #5: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 11 Furry Infatuation: Why We Love Pets

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Hey, I know we're preaching to the choir here at Pet Peeves--listeners love pets of every purr-suasion, from dogs and cats, to birds, fish, horses, and even scaly critters and gerbils that go BUMP in the night. But why do you and I adore pets while others don't? Psychologist Dr. Aubrey Fine joins us to discuss this question, explain how people benefit from this pet relationship, and share stories from his new book "Afternoons with Puppy."

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Apr 23 2008

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Rank #6: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 12 Sex Sex Sex And The Single Pet! - Part 2

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Part 2 of this show offered some great information about sterilization--and as great a tool it may be, our experts from the ASPCA, AKC and CFA come down soundly on the side against Mandatory Spay-Neuter ordinances. Join the continuation of our discussion into this volatile issue. We're joined by Lisa Peterson of the American Kennel Club, and Joan MIller of the Cat Fanciers Association.

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Apr 28 2008

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Rank #7: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 24 Mandating Responsibility: Spay-Neuter Laws

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Many cities across the country want to force you to fix your cats and dogs. They say making it a law will cut pet overpopulation and save money we now unwanted animals.But these laws actually cost MORE, and can work against successful programs like TNR (trap-neuter-return for feral cats). Can you legislate responsibility? Who will bear the cost? Will new laws work when old ones haven't been enforced? Steve Dale, a pet expert and media personality in Chicago, weighs in. .

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Sep 02 2008

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Rank #8: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 21 Cloning Around--Best Friends Again?

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We've all mourned the passing of a special pet friend. If you could, would you bring Sparky back? No longer science fiction, Dolly the Sheep made cloning a reality and today if you have the bucks, it's possible! But is it ethical? Will cloning take away from shelter adoptions? Is the $100,000+ price tag worth the service? Should your funds instead be aimed at more "worthy" goals? Will duplicating that one-in-a-million Sparky devalue the pet experience? Listen as CEO Lou Hawthorne of BioArts International shareshis experience with Mira (a clone of his dog Missy), explains about the BestFriendsAgain.com auction--AND offers a contest to win the Golden Clone Give-Away, a FREE cloning of your special dog.

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Jul 10 2008

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Rank #9: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 14 Dog Bites and Breed Bans

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You love your dog, and he loves you--but what does he think of the postman? Maybe you, a neighbor, or your child have been on the receiving end of Fido's fangs. The third week of May is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and we're talking with pet expert and media pet guru Steve Dale about ways to protect ourselves and our pets from bites. We'll even gnaw on the pros and cons of breed-specific bans--do they work, what dogs are "dangerous" and how to deal with this volatile issue that makes pet people on both sides of the fence howl in frustration. Check out the guest page for additional resources and links.

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May 21 2008

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Rank #10: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 22 Nip-Tuck: Cropping & Docking

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Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and have been bred for centuries to have a certain "look." But we don't stop there. Many newborn pups get their tails docked--without pain medicine or anesthesia!--and/or ears cropped by twelve weeks of age, simply to satisfy our taste for a given style. But do these surgeries offer any benefit to the dog? What about negative consequences? Some countries deem it unethical or even illegal to crop or dock ears or tails. Dr. Lore I. Haug, a veterinary behaviorist practicing at South Texas Veterinary Behavior Services , discusses the pros and cons of the procedure.

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Jul 21 2008

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Rank #11: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 20 Cat-astrophe! Adopt-A-Cat Month

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It's a national tragedy that a special month promoting cat adoptions is necessary. But the ugly truth is, there are many more cats and kittens than available homes. When the spring and summer romances results in a bumper crop of kittens, shelters need all the help they can get finding forever homes for needy felines. Dena Fitzgerald of the American Humane Association describes the adoption initiative, resources made available to shelters, and what sorts of furry love YOU get out of the deal!

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Jul 02 2008

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Rank #12: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 10 Sex Sex Sex And The Single Pet! - Part 1

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Springtime brings out the romance in our dogs and cats. And if owners aren't careful, your precious FiFi will shake her furry tail at the Romeo down the street, and present you with a boatload of babies. It's time to nip such romantical notions in the bud, and a great time to learn about the benefits of spay/neuter--including pediatric procedures done as early as 6 weeks on the youngsters. Join Dr. Lila Miller of the ASPCA for a discussion of the pros and cons of PET-SEX, and how to relieve your best friend of the urge to splurge on that love connection.

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Apr 15 2008

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Rank #13: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 26 Deadly Beauty? Breeding for Looks

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With more than 400 recognized dog breeds around the world, there's a smorgasbord of choices for the picky pet lover. But should looks rule our hearts? Can breeding for specific traits cause quirky canine consequences? Experts say pedigree dogs are plagued by more than 500 genetic disorders, from back problems and birthing difficulties to blindness and seizures. What in dog's name are breeders thinking! Are they blinded by shiny cups and satin ribbons? Listen as pet health journalist Christie Keith of the Pet Connection weighs in.

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Sep 16 2008

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Rank #14: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 27 Canine Houligans: Teaching Polite Behavior

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Does the vet cringe when your dog appears? Are relatives and neighbors dodging your visits? We love our dogs, and expect everyone else to appreciate them, too. But dogs aren't born with human social skills and need help learning the ropes. Even dogs who SIT-STAY-COME in your own back yard become doggy delinquents when out on the town. Join dog trainer and book author Lorie Long to learn how you can have A DOG WHO'S ALWAYS WELCOME (her new book).

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Oct 08 2008

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Rank #15: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 28 Feral Friends: TNR for "Community Cats"

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The un-owned cats of America caterwaul from alleyways, give birth in woodpiles, and slink beneath dumpsters eking out a meager existence on the scraps of civilization. Nobody knows how many live homeless and unloved, but wherever cats gather, controversy soon follows. Many "solutions" have been tried, and opinions abound regarding the best way to deal with un-owned and feral felines. In the last decade, a small army of dedicated and caring cat advocates has come to believe that TNR is a viable and ethical answer. Join Becky Robinson, president and co-founder of Alley Cat Allies, the recognized authority on feral cats.

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Oct 16 2008

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Rank #16: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 13 Love ‘Em, Don’t Leave ‘Em: The Economic Pet-Astrophe

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When people are out of work, or struggling to make ends meet, they often downsize to more economical housing, or lose their homes to foreclosure. And dogs and cats suffer. Many are relinquished to shelters, left behind in yards, or abandoned inside house where they can starve before being discovered. Dr. Lauren Brickman, a spokesperson for the popular Petside.com website, joins Pet Peeves. We talk about the economic crises, ways it affects pets, and how to save money and keep your pets despite $$$-hits to your pocketbook.

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May 14 2008

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Rank #17: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 29 Acting Up: Animal In Media--The Real Story

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Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! plus dogs, cats, birds, wolves, spiders and more. Do animals in movies make you smile? Critters on camera certainly sell products, and can be big business for the entertainment industry. But there's a sordid history of abuse used to get those "exciting/enthralling" shots. And even today, with American Humane Association leading the charge for humane care, some studios know how to get around the anti-cruelty laws. For instance, they'll film "ify" footage in Mexico. The new "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" was shot exclusively in Mexico, so were the dogs treated well? You be the judge, after hearing insights from my guest, professional actor and film historian Frank Steele.

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Oct 30 2008

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Rank #18: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 23 Pawsitive Parenting: Raising Kids with Pets

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Modern childhood, filled with video games, text messages, and MTV, seems far removed from the farm and field encounters of yore. Does it make a differences? Let me know your thoughts at www.shojai.com. Should the "Green Revolution" include back-to-nature encouters with companion animals and wildlife? Are children suffering from a disconnect with the natural world around them? Listen as co-authors Christine Hamer, MS, CCBC and Margaret Hevel, RN, BSN, PHN discuss their book, "Parenting with Pets: The Magic of Raising Children with Animals." Learn about the positive impact pets have on your kids--and parents!

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Aug 18 2008

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Rank #19: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 15 Pampering Pets: Can you go too far?

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Having a pet offers humans an excuse to act goofy with them, love them (and be loved back) and indulge ourselves--and them--with a little innocent spoiling. Nobody could argue with lavishing extra attention on Spiffy, or dressing up the shivering Chihuahua with a warm snuggly sweater. But can pampering go too far? Over-doing in the treat department certainly leads to pudgy pooches and cause health problems. But are there hidden dangers to spoiling? Behavior expert Darlene Arden, author of "Rover, Get Off Her Leg!" clues us in on where to draw the pampering line.

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May 30 2008

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Rank #20: PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 16 School For Fish: Thinking Outside the Tank

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We've all seen the trained dolphins and zoo animals, heard about the lab mice that push levers and run mazes, and most of our cats and dogs will perform--at least, for a really special treat. But who ever thought you could train a goldfish to play basketball? Dr. Dean Pomerleau and his son Kyle not only dreamed it, they turned Fish School into a business that's swimming upstream against common pet purr-ceptions. Dive into this special show with an open mind, and before you come up for air, Dr. Dean's ideas will net you great rewards!

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Jun 04 2008

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 82 Keep the L.O.V.E. Alive Behavior Tour

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When your pets' behavior threatens to destroy your house--and your relationship--Who you gonna call? Dr. Marty Becker, America's Veterinarian answers that question, and has joined the Behavior Tour, sponsored by Ceva Animal Health and American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. The tour travels across the country helping pet owners understand some of the most common pet behavior challenges and where they can find help to solve them, often in your own back yard! Listen to today's Pet Peeves show to understand what YOU can do and how your veterinarian can partner with you and others to ensure your cat and dog stay happy, healthy--and you do, too.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the Pet Peeves Enewsletter at www.AmyShojai.com to get announcements about the latest shows, and free behavior and care advice for your pets, and check out the latest puppy-licious content at puppies.About.com.

Questions or Comments? Send them to: amy@petliferadio.com.

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Sep 04 2012

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 81 Seeing Eye to Eye: Visionary Care for Service Dogs

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Service dogs offer aid and comfort to thousands of people around the world. And a service dog's duties encompass all sorts of work. They guide vision impaired partners or sniff out bombs, find lost people or rescuing individuals from disaster--and of course offer emotional support and nonjudgmental love along the way. Caring for their health can be pricey, though, so the 5th Annual ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam Event offers free exams in May 2012. Learn more from Dr. Bill Miller, a veterinary ophthalmologist with the program, in this eye-opening Pet Peeves show!

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Apr 09 2012

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 80 Angel on a Leash: An Insider's Look at Therapy Dogs

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There's no doubt that dogs bring smiles to our faces with happy wags. Some of these canine nurses could be furry angels when they become therapy dogs that visit with people in need of healing face licks and snuggles. But exactly what is a therapy dog and how are they trained? Can you and your dog become a therapy team? Learn all about the ANGEL ON A LEASH program from author David Frei's book of the same title. As the voice of Westminster David is known to millions of television viewers, but also volunteers with his own dogs in such places as the Ronald McDonald House. You won't want to miss this show--and learn about some of the touching experiences from the book.

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Mar 20 2012

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 79 Compounding: Helping The Medicine Go Down

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Your old cat needs medicine for hyperthyroidism. The puppy burned his mouth chewing something "wrong." A veterinarian diagnoses and prescribes the best treatment for your fur-kids, parrots and other exotics--but what if your animal companion refuses to cooperate? How do you get that Rx down those snapping jaws? It becomes even more of a challenge with zoo animals who throw the sedative dart back at the veterinarian! Pet Peeves guest Chris Simmons is a pharmacist who specializes in prescriptive problem-solving, with compounded medications. Drugs get mixed up into tasty treats, or combined with transdermal gels to deliver medication through the skin--or Pupcicles that offer pain control with therapeutic medications! This is a show your pet--and your vet--won't want

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Nov 10 2011

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 78 Cat Calls: Pet-Sit on THIS!

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You can find self-proclaimed experts all over the Internet, so it's refreshing to find a pair of debut authors who actually have the credentials for their topic. Join Pet Peeves today to learn how the book Cat Calls came about from co-authors Susan Logan (editor of Cat Fancy Magazine) and famous New York cat sitter and CatChannel.com columnist Jeanne Adlon. You'll not only hear some fun anecdotes from the diary of a 35-year-veteran of cat sitting, but get practical kitty advice. Those pursuing their own writer's dream won't want to miss tips these savvy authors share about working with co-authors.

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Oct 21 2011

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 77 Heart To Heart: Understanding Heartworm Disease

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I hate mosquitoes not only because they’re itchy aggravation, but these nasty vampires spread deadly heartworm disease. Heartworms are found all over the world, affect wildlife, dogs and cats. While it’s easy to prevent the disease there are concerns that some populations of heartworms have become resistant to the medication we give our pets. And the treatment used to cure dogs has become temporarily unavailable! The president of the American Heartworm Society, Dr. Wallace Graham, addresses these questions and more in this edition of Pet Peeves. Find out what you need to know to keep your cats and dogs safe from heartworm disease.

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Aug 28 2011

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 76 Women Training Dogs

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Camilla Gray-Nelson trains women to train their dogs--and yes, it's a bit different than the male viewpoint. If you're a lady with a pet dog and at the end of your leash with Fido's antics, you'll want to learn the tips in this show. Camilla has been training dogs and solving problems for more than 20 years and today runs Dairydell Canine Center in Northern California. She and her staff have helped more than 9000 dogs and owners from all over the United States!

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Aug 12 2011

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 75 Isn’t That Special? Caring For Special Needs Dogs

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In our modern society where perfect bodies and youthful looks rule the media, it may be politically correct to "make allowances" for other-abled humans. But in the world of pets, where so many need homes, would you adopt a disabled animal? What would you do if the perfect pet turned out less than ideal? How do you decide when and where to draw the line, and is it fair to put your family through the process? Join author Natalie C. Markey, the Special Needs Dog Care columnist for Examiner.com, as we discuss the issue and her new book, Caring for Your Special Needs Dog.

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May 23 2011

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 74 Natural Medicine & Veterinary Care

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It’s called natural, holistic, complementary, and integrative-- bottom line, veterinary medicine has gone back to the past to treat and cure pets. What exactly is holistic healing? The natural vet, Dr. Shawn Messonnier, explains the concept and why he decided to expand his practice to include holistic treatments. In this show, learn how natural medicine can work alongside conventional Western therapies and offer pets the best of all possible worlds. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Pet Peeves Enewsletter at www.shojai.com to get announcements about the latest shows, and free behavior and care advice for your cats and dogs.

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Apr 10 2011

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 73 Feral Cats -- The TNR Solution

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Alley Cat Rescue (ACR) sponsors the 2nd Annual "Free Feral Cat Spay Day" on April 27, 2011. But just what is a "feral cat" and why should you care? Feral cats are born and raised without human contact, and live life on the wild side. You might call them yowling nuisances when they potty in your garden or drive indoor cats crazy-- but they’re simply trying to survive. Louise Holton, founder and president of ACR, says TNR (trap-neuter-return) can solve a host of feral cat problems in a humane way. And after all, if you hadn’t adopted your purring lap-kitty, he might have ended up as a feral! Learn about the TNR solution, and how you can get your community and veterinarian involved.

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Mar 26 2011

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 72 Planet Dog Foundation - Playing It Forward

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Today the pet products industry appears to be one of those "bullet proof" endeavors even in the wake of economic downturn. That’s wonderful for the companies, of course. And a number of the big guys fund high-profile animal foundations -- Pet Peeves featured Morris Animal Foundation and Winn Feline Foundation to name two worthy organizations. But smaller organizations struggle to stretch every dollar, and aren’t always on the funding radar. Kristen Smith, Brand Ambassador for Planet Dog and the Executive Director of Planet Dog Foundation describes some of the terrific pet-dreams their organization has helped come true! By the way, my Magical-Dawg is a big fan of Planet Dog toys-- and each time you purchase a toy, you make a donation to a worthy doggy cause! Learn how Planet Dog Foundation is "playing" it forward.

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Mar 12 2011

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 71 Shelter Cats and Kitty Colds -- Saving Lives and Money

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About 4 million cats pass through United States shelters annually, and most never make it out alive. A top killer of cats in shelters might surprise you - it’s kitty colds! What can we do to stop this horrible situation? Join my guest Dr. Kate Hurley, director of the Koret Shelter Medicine Program at the University of California - Davis. She reveals some surprising results of shelter cat studies that can not only save cat lives, but also save shelters $3 million a year!

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Feb 24 2011

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 70 Pet Loss & Rescue -- Dealing with Grief

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Losing a beloved pet devastates owners, yet we don't always get the support we need, or know where to turn for help. Dr. Diane Pomerance is a certified Grief Recovery Specialist who serves as director of the Pet Grief counseling Program for the SPCA of Texas. She is also active in pet rescue--pets who have lost loves of another kind--and has written a lovely book Our Rescue Dog Family Album honoring these furry loves. Listen to Pet Peeves to learn more about how you can help support yourself or others who mourn a pet, and find out more about what's involved in pet rescue.

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Feb 06 2011

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 69 Pillow Talk -Therapy Dogs

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Service dogs have become a very public and vital part of our society. But there’s another area that doesn’t get quite as much hand-waving. Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) includes companion animals as a part of the patient’s therapy in a treatment plan designed by a health care professional. For instance, a child might be more willing to toss a ball for the dog to fetch, than follow a human therapist’s instructions to rehab a painful injury. A pioneer in the field, Nancy Stanley first introduced "Animal Therapy" to severely handicapped children and to convalescent hospitals for the elderly in 1982 after founding Tender Loving Zoo, a nonprofit organization. She talks about her experiences, the benefits of pet therapy, and new gift book PILLOW WITH A HEARTBEAT, narrated by therapy dog Truffles.

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Jan 18 2011

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 68 Animal Research: Cries In The Dark

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Today's guest, P.A. Woodburn, share the making of her mystery book CRIES IN THE DARK on today's show. It incorporates the world of animal research, and the "what if" of communicating with animals. As an animal lover who at one time worked for Green Peace, she brings an insider's perspective to this work of fiction, a thrilling story that's a perfect holiday gift for pet lovers.

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Dec 10 2010

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 67 Vote! For National Pet Adopt A Shelter Pet Day

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Millions of homeless animals end up in shelters every year. Half of the pets that go into shelters die there, because time runs out before they can be adopted. How can caring pet lovers stem the furry tide? Janice Brown, Founder of Tails Magazine, has started a letter-writing campaign called "Letters for Pets," urging President Obama to declare April 30th National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day by Presidential Proclamation. Listen to the show to learn how you can add your vote to help shelter pets find forever homes!

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Dec 01 2010

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 66 Old Dog, Old Cat? Pet Care for Old Fogie Pets

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November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month. Older dogs and cats offer many benefits as pets, compared to youngsters. It’s time that mature pets get the respect and attention they deserve! This show offers sneak peeks into updated and revised award-winning books Complete Care for Your Aging Cat and Complete Care for Your Aging Dog. You’ll hear some of the "Golden Moment" true stories that illustrate successful pet aging. Please check the "episode page" for direct links to find these books, as well as additional excerpts and free book give-aways during my "Golden Moments Senior Pet Blog Tour."

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Nov 11 2010

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 65 Orphans of Katrina: A First-Person Account

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There’s a reason such events are called a disaster -- but that word falls short when it comes to Katrina. The animal victims haunt pet lovers, especially those personally touched by the tragedy who did everything right -- and still lost so much. Karen O’Toole lived through the devastation, and was on the front lines as a rescuer and witness. She chronicles her experiences in a book, ORPHANS OF KATRINA, and in today’s show describes what it was like inside the world’s biggest animal rescue. For more pet behavior and care tips for your special cats and dogs, subscribe to the free Pet Peeves Newsletter available at Shojai.com.

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Oct 07 2010

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 64 Food For Thought: Unlocking The Canine Ancestral Diet

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The old adage "you are what you eat" applies to dogs just as it does people. And today, pet owners need a crystal ball to sift through the choices on the grocery aisle. Even if you home cook or raw feed, there are pitfalls that could leave your dog in trouble. Steve Brown offers answers for owners who home prepare food-- or buy it in the bag-- in his new book "Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet." Dogs may have moved from life on the wild side into the family room, but they still need food fit for an ancestor. Learn how to improve your dog’s diet-- and health-- in this "foodie" episode of Pet Peeves.

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Sep 04 2010

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PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 63 Shock Collars: A Shocking Discussion of Dog Training Collars

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Not all trainers believe in cookie power and clickers--they consider it lax or ineffective. But punishment-based training of some high-profile celebrity trainers is labeled unscientific and ineffective by others. Who’s right? Is there room for both? Would you shock your dog to get him to behave? Stephanie Smith, PhD has something to say on the matter--see if you agree with some of her surprising statements. You can read more about cat behavior in my cats.About.com columns. Want to know more about dogs? Check out the new Pet Peeves website for both dog and cat information, and videos . Don’t forget that you can subscribe to the free Pet Peeves E-newsletter for more care and behavior tips.

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Aug 14 2010

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This podcast is boring but has good facts about cats I like it I give it a dozen ♥️ ‘s❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤💝💗💖💘💓