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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

Jun 23, 2013

Even short haired cats may have difficulty keeping their own coats healthy and tangle free. As cat's age, gain weight and /or have underlying health issues, their ability to groom themselves diminishes. 

Over weight cats are often unable to groom their back, resulting in matting along the spine and by the tail. They may also experience feces getting trapped in the hair on their rear end. 

Unhealthy cats may shed more, causing excessive hairballs as they groom themselves. Elderly cats may display the same concerns as overweight or unhealthy cats. 

If your cat starts to have accidents around the litter pan, check for fecal matter on the rear end and if none is noticed, consult your veterinarian.