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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

Mar 22, 2015

Cats, especially male cats, are often prone to bladder and kidney disease because they do not consume adequate amounts of water, often because they are only fed dry cat food. All cats will be healthier and happier if they are fed canned food in addition to dry food on a daily basis.

Cats do not have a strong thirst drive compared to other species. They do not normally drink a lot of water  because they evolved to get the bulk of the water they need from the prey they consume. That prey is approximately seventy to seventy five percent water, whereas dry cat food is only seven to ten percent water. 

Canned cat food is more representative of what a cat would consume by eating prey. It typically has a much higher meat content than dry cat food and also contains about seventy eight percent water.

If you need help in selecting a healthy canned food for your cat, stop by Green Acres Kennel shop and we'd be glad to assist you.