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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

Dec 22, 2013

[Click on image for audio] - December is a time for family and group gatherings, something many pets don't enjoy.

In fact, many dog bites occur during family gatherings when our dog's routine becomes different and there is more noise, confusion, and overall chaotic activity in your home.

Consider these steps when you have a family gathering:

Put your dog in his crate with a bone or favorite chew toy, at least during the most hectic times - when guests are arriving and leaving as well as when meals are being prepared and served.

Assign one adult to be in charge of each of the dogs, to watch for signs of stress and to protect the dog from unwanted attention from children.

Assign one adult to supervise each baby or toddler, with no other tasks assigned to them.

Or consider, boarding your pets at a pet friendly boarding facility where they can have a good time as you relax and enjoy yourself.