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.

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Don chats with volunteer Kathy Vanaria about the vital work being done by Maine Lost Dog Recovery and how they can help you recover your pet if they go missing. We discuss the mission of Maine Lost Dog Recovery, how they got started and how they have used Facebook and a network of volunteers to find, capture, and return lost dogs to their family. Tune into the show, and you will learn what to do if your dog gets lost as well as ways to prevent that from happening. You can learn more about Maine Lost Dog Recovery, and how you can help them on their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/MaineLostDogRecovery/

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on Z62 Retro Radio, AM620, 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. You can download this show and others at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.     

 

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Direct download: WoofMeowShow-2018-04-14Maine_Lost_Dog_Recovery.mp3
Category:Lost Dogs -- posted at: 5:43pm EDT
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Kate and  Don answer questions they have been asked by clients and listeners. In this show they answer the following: 1) What is it like working with dogs and cats all day? 2) What does one do when they work at a pet boarding facility? 3) What do you like best about your job?, 4) What is the hardest part of your job?, 5) How do I transition my pet to a raw food diet?, 6) What is the benefit of rotating diets and can it be done with all dogs?, 7) My pet is not supposed to have a certain ingredient in their food, so how do I make sure that ingredient is not in anything they eat?, 8) What should I do when the pet food I feed is recalled? Do I need to change brands? 9) I have a pet that is very aggressive to anyone other than family members. Can you safely board my pet?, 10) What should I consider when looking for a place to board my dog?, 11) My dog is urinating throughout my home even though I take him on walks and he frequently humps my leg, what do I do to make him stop?, and 12) My 7-year-old dog was housetrained, but we recently moved into a new house across town, and now she urinates inside the house almost every single day. What do we need to do to get her housetrained again?

 

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on Z62 Retro Radio, AM620, 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. You can download this show and others at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.      

 

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Direct download: WoofMeowShow-2018-03-24Listener_Questions_No30.mp3
Category:Listener Questions -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT
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Kate and Don speak with Dr. Dave Cloutier from the Veazie Veterinary Clinic about ticks, Lyme disease, and the other diseases carried by ticks, and how these parasites and the bacteria they carry can adversely affect our pets health. The ticks are here to stay and at least for now, so are the diseases they carry. You do not want to miss this show if you want to learn how to protect your pet.

 

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on Z62 Retro Radio, AM620, 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. You can download this show and others at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.      

 

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This is an encore presentation of a show that first aired on March 11th of 2017. This show and part 1 of this show, which aired on March 3rd of this year, are companion shows to Finding the Right Dog for You and Your Family two shows which originally aired on  January 14th and 21st of 2017. In this show Kate and Don address the most typical behavior concerns with a new puppy or dog; housetraining, jumping up on people, play biting, and chewing. While this show is no substitute for a well-designed puppy class, it will get you pointed in the right direction.

 

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on Z62 Retro Radio, AM620, 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. You can download this show and others at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.      

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This is an encore presentation of a show that first aired on March 4th of 2017. 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 show and part 2 of this show, which will air on March 10th, are companion shows to Finding the Right Dog for You and Your Family which first aired on January 14th and 21st in 2017. Once you have found your new furry companion, whether they are a puppy or an older dog, there is much you need to be thinking about before you bring your new friend home. In this show, Don and Kate discuss the things you will need, might need, and don't need. They finish the show with a discussion of the importance of a well thought out socialization and habituation plan for a puppy.

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You can hear The Woof Meow Show on Z62 Retro Radio, AM620, 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. You can download this show and others at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.

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Kate and Don talk with Stephanie Fournier, Vice President of the Board of the Old Town Animal Orphanage. We discuss the Animal Orphanage, its’ mission, how the organization is governed and funded, and the animals in their care. We also talk about the adoption process and how you can help by adopting a pet, volunteering or donating. Two upcoming events where you can help are the 1st Bowl-A-Thon for the Joni Fund on March 10 and a Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction on March 21st.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AnimalOrphanageMaine/ 

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on Z62 Retro Radio, AM620, 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. You can download this show and others at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.  

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Direct download: WoofMeowShow-2018-02-24Old_Town_Animal_Orphanage.mp3
Category:Animal Welfare -- posted at: 10:05am EDT
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February is Pet Dental Health month, so once again it is time to discuss why our pets need routine dental care just as much as we do. Don has a conversation with Dr. Dave Cloutier of the Veazie Veterinary Clinic in which they discuss: how dental disease affects our pets and why we need to be concerned, what a veterinarian does when they perform a dental exam and cleaning, typical dental problems of cats and dogs – they are different, home dental care for dogs and cats, and lastly we discuss speciality dental procedures like root canals. Your pet's teeth matter so; please take care of them.

http://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2017/02/06/health-wellness-pet-dental-care/

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In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from February 10th, 2018 Kate and Don talk with Stephanie Ambrose Fournier of Cerebellar Hypoplasia Advocates of Maine about this developmental condition which affects cats. We discuss the disorder, its symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and what it is like to live with a cat with cerebellar hypoplasia. Stephanie has shared her home with several CH cats and will tell us some of her stories about Oliver, Fallon, Weebs, and Daisy. Lastly, we talk about Cerebellar Hypoplasia Advocates of Maine and how they have helped several CH cats from around the world.

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on Z62 Retro Radio, AM620, 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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In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from February 3, 2018, Kate and Don discuss the various aspects of spaying and neutering dogs and cats with Dr. Katie Carter of the River Road Veterinary Hospital. Neutering pets is an important topic, which is why we do a show on it every year. While this topic used to be much more cut and dried, it has gotten a bit more complex, especially the timing of spaying and neutering. It is a subject that has implications for animal welfare as well as physical and behavioral health. During the show, we discuss the actual process of spaying and neutering, animal welfare implications, as well as medical and behavioral pros and cons of this surgical procedure. If you have a pet or are considering getting a pet, this is a subject you need to know and understand.

 

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on Z62 Retro Radio, AM620, 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-2018-02-03Spay_Neuter_Katie_Carter.mp3
Category:Pet Health & Wellness -- posted at: 10:05am EDT
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Kate and Don answer questions from their audience. In their 29th Listener Question show they address;

  • How do I best prepare my medium-length fur cockapoo to go outside for her 15-20 minute potty breaks in really low temps & snow?
  • I was recently blessed with my first grandchild! My dogs are great with older children but have never been around a baby. What is the best way to introduce my two 10-year-old Dobermans to a newborn in the house?
  • I have a 5-year-old rescue that will chew fabric such as blankets, her bed, and even the carpet if not watched and is also terrified of lights such as the flash from a camera and noises such as from toy guns and thunder. How can we soothe her anxiety?
  • What should I consider when looking for a place to board my cat?
  • We have two new rescues that that are aggressive towards each other and me, can you evaluate them and determine if they will get along?
  • I have a new rescue dog. What is a good age to bring them to a training class?
Direct download: WoofMeowShow-2018-01-27Listener_Questions_No29.mp3
Category:Listener Questions -- posted at: 10:05am EDT
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In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from January 20th, 2018, Kate and Don answer questions from their audience. In their 28th Listener Question show they address;

  • How do I help my new cat get to overcome her fear and acclimate to her new home?
  • How do I deal with a dog that hangs around in the kitchen when I am preparing food?
  • My dog barks incessantly, how do I get him to stop barking?
  • When getting a kitten is it better to get two?
  • Should we get two puppies at the same time?
  • How does Green Acres Kennel Shop determine what pets foods they sell?
Direct download: WoofMeowShow-2018-01-20Listener_Questions_No28.mp3
Category:Listener Questions -- posted at: 10:05am EDT
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Kate and Don address the questions; Why is training a dog so important, What will one typically learn in a dog training class, Why the methods used to train dogs are so important, What one should look for in a dog training instructor, and the dog training offers scheduled for Green Acres Kennel Shop in 2018. If you have a new dog, or an older dog, you will want to tune into this show so that you can how to ensure you and your dog become and remain best friends for life.

FMI - http://whttp://www.greenacreskennel.com/dog-trainingww.greenacreskennel.com/dog-training

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This is one of Kate and Don’s favorite shows as they discuss holiday gift ideas for pets and people with pets. They talk about old favorites like the squeaky and grunty Hedge Hog, as well as new items like the book A Kids' Comprehensive Guide to Speaking Dog!. They suggest their favorite toys, leashes, treats and more. If you are looking for that special gift for your pets, tune in!

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Kate and Don talk with Robert Crone and Laurie Qualey 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 discuss the Furry Friends Food Bank, its inception, and Green Acres Kennel Shop's annual fundraiser for this cause that helps keep pets and senior together and healthy. Tune in and learn how you can help!

You can Learn more at http://bit.ly/FFFB-Donate

 

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Like it or not the seasons are changing. With the change in season, we get colder temperatures, less daylight, and other changes in our environment which will affect both us and our pets. Add to that the fact that the last two months of the year are jam-packed with both the joy and chaos of numerous frenetic activities and holiday festivities. It can be a tough time of year for our pets who overall are not big fans of change and disruption of their routines. In this week's show, Kate and Don discuss how to deal with snow, cold and ice and how to dress yourself and your dog when you are out at night or in the woods during the day. We talk about a wide variety of potential seasonal hazards such as antifreeze, wood stoves, wood piles, candy, and more. Lastly, we discuss how to deal with the holidays so that they are enjoyable for you, your pets and your guests.

You can read an article on this topic at http://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2015/11/23/seasonal-issues-cold-weather-and-holiday-tips-for-pets/

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While Don and Kate would never recommend using a shock collar on a dog for any reason, they recognize that not everyone who uses a shock collar on their dog does so understanding the harm it can cause. Sadly, often the companies that sell and manufacture shock collars do not provide you with all of the information you need to make an informed decision. This show addresses the following questions; What is a shock collar?, How are shock collars used?, How does a shock collar change a dog’s behavior?, What makes the use of a shock collar inappropriate?, What do experts say about shock collars?, and what can people concerned about a dogs well-being do to help prevent dogs from getting shocked?

We invite you to tune in and learn more about shock collars and their dangers.

For an article that corresponds to this show go to - http://bit.ly/ShockCollars

To learn more about the Shock-Free movement in Maine go to - http://bit.ly/Shock-FreeME

To learn more about the Shock-Free movement worldwide go to - http://www.shockfree.org

To take the Shock-Free pledge go to - https://www.petprofessionalguild.com/Sign-The-Pledge

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Don appears on the Pulse Morning Show ( http://www.wzonthepulse.com/ ) with Don Cookson and Paul Allen to discuss DOGSENSE ( https://www.classy.org/event/understanding-dog-behavior/e144968 ) a fundraiser and seminar for  The Ark Animal Shelter ( http://thehttp://thearkpets.org/arkpets.org/ ). If you are thinking about getting a dog or already share your life with a dog you will not want to miss DOGSENSE.

The seminar will be held on Saturday, October 28th at the Machias Savings Bank in Brewer. 

Also discussed is this weekends episode of The Woof Meow Show ( www,woofmeowshow.com ) The Unintended Consequences of Shock Collars. You can tune in at 9 AM on Saturday at the Pulse AM 620 stream ( click for stream ) or watch for the posting of the podcast at 10 AM here at Libsyn ( http://woofmeowshow.libsyn.com/webpage ), the Apple iTunes store or at Don's Blog ( www.words-woofs-meows.com )

Direct download: Don-Hanson-10-17-17.m4a
Category:Appearances on The Pulse AM 620 -- posted at: 12:15pm EDT
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If you are a pet care professional, a pet parent/owner/guardian, or someone that cares deeply about the humane treatment of pets, you will not want to miss this show.

Don talks with Niki Tudge, the founder of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG). We discuss the mission of the PPG, its Guiding Principles, and its members which include pet parents as well as pet care professionals such as trainers, boarding kennels, daycares, groomers, veterinarians and more. The PPG offers divisions for those interested in dogs, cats, horses, and shelter, and rescue work. Lastly, we discuss the latest work of the advocacy division which launched the Shock-Free Coalition ( http://www.shockfree.org ) on September 25th, which is "…an initiative that aims to build an international movement committed to eliminating shock devices once and for all in the care, training, and management of pets."

Shock Free Coalition of Maine  – http://bit.ly/Shock-FreeME

The Unintended Consequences of Shock Collar – http://bit.ly/ShockCollars

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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Direct download: WoofMeowShow-2017-09-30_PPG_-Shock-Free_Coalition-Niki_Tudge.mp3
Category:Animal Welfare -- posted at: 10:00am EDT
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Kate and Don talk with Hugh Dorigo about his new film Dogs, Cats, and Scapegoats. The film looks at shelters, rescues, breeders, laws and regulations, and training and behavior methodologies and examines how they are helping or not helping cats and dogs. A wide range of experts are interviewed in the film, and it clearly will give any pet lover much to consider. If you care about pets, you will want to watch this film. You can do so at - https://vihttps://vimeo.com/230807934meo.com/230807934

 

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-2017-09-23-Dogs_Cats_and_Scapegoats-Hugh_Dorigo.mp3
Category:Animal Welfare -- posted at: 10:00am EDT
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Don interviews Executive Director Vince Ewald from The Ark Animal Shelter in Cherryfield, ME. We discuss the long history of The Ark, its mission, how it accomplishes that mission, the Ark’s amazing corps of volunteers, their spay/neuter efforts and educational programs. Of course, we discuss the type of pets one can find at the Ark and how you can help them find a forever home. We even talk about the debut of a children’s book, Hope for Someday, written by Vince and illustrated by the President of The Ark’s Board, Tom Leigh. It is the story of two pups who find their way into a shelter much like The Ark. If you have a child in your life, I recommend it highly!

Lastly, we discuss a seminar Don and Kate will be presenting on October 28th. Their seminar Understanding Dog Behavior, Communication, and Learning is a fundraiser for The Ark Animal Shelter and will take place on Saturday, October 28th in the community room at Machias Savings Bank in Brewer. The cost is $50, and all proceeds will go to The Ark.

Understanding Dog Behavior, Communication, and Learning will examine the facts and myths about canine behavior and discuss how people and dogs communicate so that we have a better understanding of one another. Don and Kate will also discuss how dogs learn and humane training methods. During lunch, we will show the documentary film Pet Fooled which talks about the pet food industry. After lunch, Kate and Don will be available for a 60-minute question and answer period.

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