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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

Feb 17, 2014

Many people view taking their pet to the veterinarian as being “all about shots” but it’s really about so much more. Kate and Don talk with Dr. Cloutier about the importance of an annual wellness exam for all pets as well as what that exam should include. Dr. Cloutier stresses the importance of having a relationship with your veterinarian so that your veterinarian can address your pet’s unique health issues as they pertain to you, your family, what you like to do with your pet, and the environment in which you live. Recommendations on everything from vaccinations to flea control products will vary with your pet’s age, lifestyle, health and the people and animals that live with your pet. Dr. Cloutier also provides a quick overview of the immune system so you can have a better understanding of why we do vaccinations in the first place. We then talk about the core vaccines recommended for both dogs and cats and the reasons why a pet should have a thorough wellness exam prior to any vaccinations.