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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

May 25, 2014

As summer approaches, not only do the temperatures rise, but we also tend to spend more time outside enjoying the beautiful weather.  With the warm weather come some potential dangers and several things that need to be considered if we are to keep our pets safe and healthy.

Things you can do to prevent heat related injuries are:

Keep your pet well groomed. If they have a long or dense coat, you need to brush sufficiently to keep their coat free of matts and tangles.. 

Your pet's guard hair, or outer coat, actually acts as an insulator which keeps them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. 

We generally do not recommend shaving down an animal with a double coat unless there is a medical reason or the coat has become too severely matted. 

If the sun can get to your pet's skin, you will need to apply sunscreen on a regular basis or keep them out of the sun, to avoid sunburn.