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Welcome to Maine’s radio show and podcast all about dogs and cats and the people that share their lives. Our goal is to inform and educate you about the needs and wants of your furry friends so that your lives together can be the best that they can be. 

Kate and I discuss the latest news from the pet world covering a wide range of topics such as; basic healthcare, how to choose a good cat or dog food, training, behavior, and management of your pet, resolving problem behavior, serious health issues, and more. Sometimes a show is just the two of us having a conversation, but we also have guests on the shows from our hometown, Bangor, ME and from all throughout the USA. Veterinarians, authors, trainers, behaviorists, filmmakers, shelter managers, and others have all shared their knowledge with us on The Woof Meow Show

Whether you listen to our podcast or to the show as it is broadcast on Saturday at 9 AM on Z62 Retro Radio AM620, WZON, and WKIT HD3, we hope you find the show enjoyable and a valuable resource and that you become a regular listener. If you have a topic you would like us to consider for the show, contact me at

Don Hanson, Producer & Co-Host

Sep 22, 2014

Minimally Invasive Surgery with Dr. Chris Miles from Lucerne Veterinary Hospital - Kate and Don talk with Dr. Chris Miles about new surgical techniques used by Dr. Miles that are similar to the laparoscopic procedures used with people. Instead of making a large surgical incision, small incisions are used to allow a tiny camera and tiny surgical instruments to be placed in the body. Advantages of this type of surgery are less pain, less risk of infection and a more rapid recovery.  This procedure is very useful for biopsy collection, gastropexy (often used to prevent bloat), and even spaying. We also discuss endoscopic procedures where instruments are entered into the body through an existing opening such as the mouth. Dr. Miles also discussed how minimally invasive surgery (orthoscopic) can be very useful for examining and fixing problems in joints in dogs.