The Woof Meow Show - All About Dogs & Cats
This show focuses on educating dog and cat parents about health issues, nutrition, training, behavior and everything related to sharing your life with a pet. Topics in the past have included: Dealing with a Barking Dog, Picking the Perfect Pet, APDT C.L.A.S.S., Insurance Issues, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Pet Nutrition, Litter Box Training and many others. Hosted by Don Hanson, BFRAP, CDBC, CPDT-KA and Kate Dutra, CPDT-KA of the Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor, Maine, the show is broadcast on the Voice of Maine (WVOM, 103.9FM & WVQM 101.3FM). Past guests on the show have been Dr. Mark Hanks, Dr. Judy Herman, Colleen Pelar, Kathryn Miles, Mychelle Blake, Chad Montrie, Pat Miller, Joel Walton, Dr. David Cloutier and Suzan Bell.

Don interviews Dr. Katie Carter, the owner of River Road Veterinary Hospital in Orrington, Maine. Dr. Carter talks about how and why she became interested in veterinary medicine, her preparations for college and veterinary school, and about her experiences at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, AL. Then they discuss Dr. Carter’s first experiences as a practicing veterinarian in a mixed-animal practice in Pennsylvania, her return to Maine, where she worked at the Eastern Maine Emergency Veterinary Clinic, and then Dr. Carter’s purchase of River Road Veterinary Hospital in Orrington. Dr. Carter primarily sees dogs and cats, but she also sees a wide variety of exotic pets, everything from small, furry mammals, to amphibians, reptiles, and birds.

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In this encore presentation from June 4th of 2016, Kate and Don answer the question "What do you feed your pets?" Because they work in a pet store, it is a question that they get frequently. Their answers may surprise you. They discuss what they look for in pet foods, what they avoid in pet foods, and what they feed their own cats and their dogs. Tune in and find out what two people who love to talk about nutrition feed their furry family members.

Direct download: WoofMeowShow2017_04_15_ENCORE-What_Do_You_Feed_Your_Pets.mp3
Category:Pet Food & Nutrition -- posted at: 11:30am EDT
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Kate and Don and discuss holistic approaches to treating gastrointestinal issues and cancer with Dr. Michael Munzer from All Creatures Acupuncture in Bucksport. Dr. Munzer explains how he works with your primary veterinarian to help your pet with the use of acupuncture, chiropractic, nutritional support, Chinese herbs, and supplements.

 

To Contact Dr. Munzer

All Creatures Acupuncture
Dr. Michael Munzer
77 Main St, Bucksport, ME 04416

(207) 956-0564

http://www.allcreaturesholistic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/allcreaturesholistic/

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Kate and Don and discuss holistic approaches to treating orthopedic issues, skin issues, and Lyme disease with Dr. Michael Munzer from All Creatures Acupuncture in Bucksport. Dr. Munzer explains how he works with your primary veterinarian to help your pet with the use of acupuncture, chiropractic, nutritional support, Chinese herbs, and supplements.

All Creatures Acupuncture
Dr. Michael Munzer
77 Main St, Bucksport, ME 04416

(207) 956-0564

http://www.allcreaturesholistic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/allcreaturesholistic/

 

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<A companion piece to this podcast was published in the March 2017 edition of Downeast Dog News- Adopting A Pet – We’re Getting A New Puppy (or Dog)!>

If you have a puppy or dog selected, or are thinking about getting a canine companion, this show will help you prepare for your new dog.

This episode of The Woof Meow Show from March 11th, 2017, and part 1 of this show, which aired on March 4th, are companion shows to our January 14th and 21st shows entitled Finding the Right Dog for You and Your Family. Kate and Don discuss what you need to be thinking about before you bring your new friend home.

In this episode we focus on the most critical puppy behaviors; housetraining, jumping up, play biting, and chewing. These four issues, plus socialization and habituation, which we covered in last weeks, show, are far more important than teaching your puppy to sit or shake. Start working on all of these issues with a qualified professional dog trainer from day one. <How to choose a dog trainer>.

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You can hear The Woof Meow Show on The Pulse AM620, WZON, and WKIT HD3 at 9 AM on Saturday. If you are not near a radio, listen on your computer at http://www.wzonthepulse.com or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show and can be downloaded at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.  

Direct download: WoofMeowShow-2017-03-11We_Are_Getting_A_Puppy-Part-2.mp3
Category:Adopting A Pet -- posted at: 10:10am EDT
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<A companion piece to this podcast was published in the March 2017 edition of Downeast Dog News- Adopting A Pet – We’re Getting A New Puppy (or Dog)!>

If you have a puppy or dog selected, or are thinking about getting a canine companion, this show will help you prepare for your new dog.

This episode of The Woof Meow Show on March 4th, 2017, and part 2 of this show, which will air on March 11th, are companion shows to our January 14th and 21st shows entitled Finding the Right Dog for You and Your Family. Kate and Don discuss what you need to be thinking about before you bring your new friend home. They start off by talking about your attitude and the need for patience. Don and Kate also emphasize the need for you to have the time to raise a puppy, especially during the puppy’s critical development stages. They discuss the importance and necessity of selecting a veterinarian, a groomer, and a trainer before you bring the dog home. (How to choose a dog trainer). They also discuss supplies you need (baby gates, collars, leashes, ID tags, ID microchips, water bowls, food bowls, toys, and chewies,).  

Pet food and treats are addressed in the second segment of the show. Don and Kate explain why it is important to do your research and become an educated consumer. You will get lots of recommendations as to what to feed your new dog and you need to recognize most of this information is biased because the person recommending it gains financially if you purchase it. That includes breeders, veterinarians, animal shelters, rescues and even Don and Kate at Green Acres. (Pet Nutrition – What Do You Feed Your Dog?)

In the last segment of the show, Kate and Don discuss socialization and habituation (Puppy Socialization and Habituation) which is far more important than teaching your puppy to shake or sit. They explain the critical period when this needs to occur and what the typical puppy needs to be exposed to before they are sixteen weeks of age.

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on The Pulse AM620, WZON, and WKIT HD3 at 9 AM on Saturday. If you are not near a radio, listen on your computer at http://www.wzonthepulse.com or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show and can be downloaded at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.

Direct download: WoofMeowShow-2017-03-04We_Are_Getting_A_Puppy-Part-1.mp3
Category:Adopting A Pet -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT
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The Special Needs of Senior Pets with Dr. Mark Hanks from Kindred Spirits Veterinary Clinic

Don and Dr. Hanks discuss the special needs of senior pets, starting off by answering the question at what age is a pet considered to be a senior. They discuss the importance of quality nutrition for senior pets as well as some of the most common health issues faced by seniors, such as; cognitive issues, arthritis, periodontal disease, and cancer. If you have an older pet, or a younger pet and want to learn how to help you pet as they age, tune into this show.

 

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on The Pulse AM620, WZON, and WKIT HD3 at 9 AM on Saturday. If you are not near a radio, listen on your computer at http://www.wzonthepulse.com or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show and can be downloaded at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.   

Direct download: WoofMeowShow-2017-02-25-Senior_Pets_w-Mark_Hanks.mp3
Category:Pet Health & Wellness -- posted at: 10:00am EDT
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Veterinary Homeopathy with Dr. Judy Herman from the Animal Wellness Center

Kate and Don interview Dr. Judy Herman from the Animal Wellness Center in Augusta about veterinary homeopathy. This show should be of particular interest to those with pets with chronic disease issues which just do not seem to be getting better. We address the questions what is homeopathy and what are homeopathic remedies and review how homeopathy differs from traditional allopathic medicine. Dr. Herman explains the difference between acute and chronic disease and discusses what typically happens at your pet’s first appointment.

 

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on The Pulse AM620, WZON, and WKIT HD3 at 9 AM on Saturday. If you are not near a radio, listen on your computer at http://www.wzonthepulse.com or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show and can be downloaded at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.   

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News in the World of Pets #1

Kate and Don tried a new type of show this week, discussing recent news stories that we thought would be of interest to pet lovers. They discuss; Green Acres recent 9th Annual Fundraiser for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank, The Pet Professional Guild’s (PPG) Project Trade, new lawsuits in the pet food industry, new position statements from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) and The Pet Professional Guild’s (PPG) in support of fear-free pet care, Mars Petcare’s acquisition of VCA and how that could affect your pets veterinary care, Green Acres’ new Refining Rover class, Michelle Harmon’s recognition as Certified Pet Care Technician (CPCT), Lois Dimitre’s being named a Karen Pryor Academy and Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), and Green Acres being recognized by Best Businesses of America, as one of the Top 15 Kennels and Top 40 Dog Trainers in New England.

Direct download: WoofMeowShow-2017-01-28News_in_the_World_of_Pets_No1.mp3
Category:Pets in the News -- posted at: 10:00am EDT
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Finding the Right Dog for You and Your Family - Part 2

If you are thinking about getting a dog, this is the show for you! In the course of their combined 40+ years as pet care professionals, Kate and Don have worked with numerous people to help them find a dog that best fits their lifestyle and situation, that is, in essence, the “right dog, for them and their family.” In this second in a two show series, Don and Kate discuss additional factors to consider when getting a dog, including; size, coat type, resources, and where to get the dog of your dreams. They also have a frank discussion about getting a dog from a breeder, shelter or rescue and offer suggestions on what to look for as well as warning signs that indicate a source may not be the best place to get a dog.

An article on this topic can be found at Don’s blog, www.words-woofs-meows.com by searching for “Finding the Right Dog for You and Your Family.”

 Green Acres Kennel Shop also offers a free Which Pet for Me/Our Family? That gives you an opportunity to meet with Don & Kate. Call us at 945-6841 to schedule an appointment.

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Finding the Right Dog for You and Your Family - Part 1

If you are thinking about getting a dog, this is the show for you! In the course of their combined 40+ years as pet care professionals, Kate and Don have worked with numerous people to help them find a dog that best fits their lifestyle and situation, that is, in essence, the "right dog, for them and their family." In this first of two shows, they discuss the many factors one needs to consider before they even start looking for a specific dog. Just some of the factors discussed include; allergies within the family, who will care for the dog, will the dog be around children, will you take the dog to work, do you have other pets, why do you want a dog, what will be the role of the dog in your family and many more. They will discuss the pros and cons of getting a puppy versus an older dog and mutt, versus pure bred, versus designer breed.

Green Acres Kennel Shop also offers a free Which Pet for Me/Our Family? That gives you an opportunity to meet with Don & Kate. Call us at 945-6841 to schedule an appointment.

An article on this topic can be found at Don's blog, www.words-woofs-meows.com by searching for "Finding the Right Dog for You and Your Family."

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on The Pulse AM620, WZON, and WKIT HD3 at 9 AM on Saturday. If you are not near a radio, listen on your computer at http://www.wzonthepulse.com or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show and can be downloaded at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.

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How to Choose A Dog Trainer

Kate, and Don discuss what to look for when choosing a dog trainer and dog training class, as well as what to avoid. Dog training and recommended approaches to training a dog have changed dramatically as we have learned more about canines. As a result, we now know that some long-standing methods used to train a dog in the past, are in fact detrimental and can cause serious, long-term harm to your dog. Learn what to look for so that you and your dog have the best experience possible.

You can find an article on this topic on Don’s blog at http://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2017/01/08/how-to-choose-a-dog-trainer/

Direct download: WoofMeowShow-2017-01-07How_to_Choose_A_Dog_Trainer.mp3
Category:Dog Training and Behavior -- posted at: 11:23pm EDT
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The benefits of training your dog and 2017 Training Classes at Green Acres

Kate and Don discuss why training a dog is so beneficial to all involved; the dog, the dog’s immediate family, and society in general. They discuss the advantages of working with a certified professional dog trainer so that you have someone that can coach both you and your dog when things are not going as expected. Additionally, they discuss why choosing a trainer that is committed to pain-free, force-free and fear-free training is so important. Lastly, they discuss the training classes that will be offered at Green Acres Kennel Shop in 2017.

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on The Pulse AM620, WZON, and WKIT HD3 at 9 AM on Saturday. If you are not near a radio, listen on your computer at http://www.wzonthepulse.com or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show and can be downloaded at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.   

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Holiday Gifts for Pets and Their People

This is one of our favorite annual shows as it gives us an opportunity to discuss some of our newest and some of our favorite gifts ideas for pets and their people.  If you are looking for that perfect holiday gift, you will not want to miss this show. We discuss the following; Beco, Benebone, eco-friendly, cat-friendly, Yeowww! Stinkies, catnip, Tuckers, Dehydrated Beef Bones, Tuckers Carnibar, Open farm Dehydrated Dog Treats, Snicky Snacks Doggie Shareables Dog Treats, Whimzees Natural Dog Treats, Lupine Eco-Collection, Green Acres Gift Cards, Super Snouts, GI Balance All-in-one, Joint Power, Super Shrooms, Urinary Berry Urinary Tract Support, Firm Up Pumpkin, VetriScience, GlycoFlex Plus, Probiotic Everyday, Composure, Hairball, Nebo Lil' Larry LED Flashlight, Jakes Dog Treat Mix, Pawz Reusable Boots, Mutt Nose Best Healing Stick, and Bach Rescue Remedy

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on The Pulse AM620, WZON, and WKIT HD3 at 9 AM on Saturday. If you are not near a radio, listen on your computer at http://www.wzonthepulse.com or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show and can be downloaded at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.   

Direct download: WoofMeowShow-2016-12-03Holiday_Gifts_for_Pets_and_Their_People.mp3
Category:Pet Products -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
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Help Keep Seniors & Pets Together! -  Green Acres' 9th Annual Fundraiser for the EAAA Furry Friends Food Bank

Kate and Don talk with Robert Crone from the Eastern Area Agency on Aging about the vital services this agency and its volunteers provide for seniors in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, and Washington counties. They talk about the Furry Friends Food Bank, its inception, and Green Acres Kennel Shop's 9th annual fundraiser for this cause that helps keep pets and senior together and healthy. Tune in and learn how you can help!

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on The Pulse AM620, WZON, and WKIT HD3 at 9 AM on Saturday. If you are not near a radio, listen on your computer at http://www.wzonthepulse.com or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show and can be downloaded at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.

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Careers with Animals-Veterinary Technicians-Roger Barkman

Have you thought about a career with animals? Perhaps you have a son or daughter, maybe even a grandchild interested in working with pets. If so, this show is a great introduction to a career as a veterinary technician. Kate and Don interview Roger Barkman, the Program Coordinator for the Veterinary Technology program at the University of Maine-Augusta Bangor campus. Mr. Barkman discusses his career as a veterinary technician and educator and UMA's Veterinary Technology program.

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Cold Weather and Holiday Tips for Pets-2016

The seasons they are a changing. The days are getting shorter, the temperature is decreasing, and the joy and chaos of holiday festivities are upon us. This can be a tough time of year for our pets so Kate and Don provide some tips on keeping your pet and you safe and happy.

Direct download: WoofMeowShow-2016-11-05Cold_Weather_Holiday_Tips_for_Pets.mp3
Category:General Pet Care -- posted at: 10:00am EDT
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Listener Questions No. 26 All About Cats with Dr. Mike McCaw from Veazie Veterinary Clinic

Kate, Don and Dr. Mike McCaw from the Veazie Veterinary Clinic answer listener questions about cats. Questions we address are: How many kittens are in the typical cat letter?,  How old should kittens be before you can handle them and play with them?, Do all indoor cats need to have a Rabies shot?, If I live in a rural area is it okay to let my cat outdoors? How can I help an outdoor cat learn to like being indoors?, What is it with cats and bags and boxes?, How big of a deal is teeth grinding with cats?, Why does my cat always follow me into the bathroom?, Why do some cats play in their water dishes? How can I keep my plants safe from my cats?, When should I be concerned about my senior cat's mobility and pain levels? We have a cat door, and my cat brings in "feathered gifts," what can I do? and cats and holiday ribbon - help!?!

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Holistic and Complementary Wellness for Pets - Bach Flowers for Pets with Don Hanson

Kate takes over the hosting duties for this show as she interviews Don about his experiences as a Bach Foundation Registered Animal Practitioner. They talk about the Bach Flower Remedies, including Bach Rescue Remedy, discuss how the remedies are used, and how Don became interested in their use with animals. Kate asks Don about his training as a practitioner and the pets he has helped. They wrap things up with a discussion of which remedies Don believes would be useful in the home of any pet lover.

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on The Pulse AM620, WZON, and WKIT HD3 at 9 AM on Saturday. If you are not near a radio, listen on your computer at http://www.wzonthepulse.com or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show and can be downloaded at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.

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Holistic and Complementary Wellness for Pets - Veterinary Acupuncture and Chiropractic for Pets with Dr. Michael Munzer - All Creatures Acupuncture

Don and Kate interview Dr. Michael Munzer about the use of acupuncture and chiropractic veterinary care with pets. In the first half hour we define acupuncture, discuss why Dr. Munzer incorporates it in his practice and ask him about his training. Dr. Munzer tells us how acupuncture can benefit pets, how they react to acupuncture and how you might determine if it might be a good choice for your pet. Acupuncture is not just for treating pain, but can be useful in treating skin issues, neurological issues and even behavioral issues. In the second half of the show, we focus on chiropractic for pets, asking about Dr. Munzer's training, and how he as incorporated chiropractic care in his practice with everything from small cats to large cows. Chiropractic can be very beneficial for treating a number of issues, either alone, or used with other modalities. If you are curious about acupuncture, chiropractic or how both might benefit your pet, tune into this show.

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on The Pulse AM620, WZON, and WKIT HD3 at 9 AM on Saturday. If you are not near a radio, listen on your computer at http://www.wzonthepulse.com or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show and can be downloaded at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.

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