Saturday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2015.
There are 341 days left in the year.Crew
Jon Patch - Host
Dr. Linda Register - Vet/Co Host
Amanda Page - Producer/ Reporter
Zach Budin - Network Producer
Bob Page - Executive Producer
My husband died of Cancer recently. We were avid cat lovers and, over the years, have adopted many cats and provided loving homes. When he died, we had several cats and due to my changed circumstances, I need to find new homes for them, which I hope to do before I am forced to surrender them to a shelter. We reside in Broward County, Florida, but I may be able to personally deliver the cats to a new owner's location or arrange transport no matter the distance. If possible, I will also provide at least one kitty bed, scratcher, toys and other items with familiar scents to help make their transition to a new home easier.
I have created a Facebook page dedicated my cause:
FRAK is my little princess. She is a beautiful grey tuxedo with the slightest hint of stripes in the right light. She suckled my ear lobes when she was a baby and still occasionally grabs a sniff and a lick when she is really comfortable. As I am laying down to go to sleep some nights, she comes to sit on my chest and paw my face and if she is really comfortable, she will stretch out and roll over onto her back for a belly rub and settle in to fall asleep on me. She enjoys being held, rocked and carried around. She loves to drink directly from the faucet and when done (and if I am around), she finds me so I can wipe her wet face because she loves vigorous full face rubs. When she is very relaxed, she slobbers all over me in ecstasy. Her purr is so soft and breathy, it is difficult to hear unless her nose is nuzzled close to my ear. She is a spayed female just under 6 years old.
CYLON is our big, beautiful, prissy girl. We adopted her from a pretty gross situation. She is large, silky gray, and long haired. Although she is not papered, we believe she is a Nebelung, a very rare crossbreed of Russian Blue and a long hair. She loves a strong petting very much, but only on her timeline. She goes nuts when she is combed, but she prefers to walk around while being combed so you have to either follow her around or hold her down firmly. She proudly struts around with her poofy tail on full display. She also loves to drink from the faucet and frequently she and Frak take up positions on opposite sides of the sink while lapping it up. She can pinpoint and catch any toy with amazing accuracy but slips and falls comically when running around due to the long fur between her toes and footpads. Sometimes she cries when she doesn't know where we are until she finds us. She loves to drag toys and things around the house mewling, but her favorite toy is a very old, ratty stick of dynamite catnip toy she walks around mournfully mewling until we sooth her. She is a spayed female just under 6 years old.
KAOS adopted us while on a trip to the pet store for kitty food and litter. We always looked at the kitties and this little guy reached through the cage and gently patted me on the cheek and kept his paw there until my husband asked the volunteer to open the cage so we can meet him. He settled right into my arms like it was meant to be. He is a grey tuxedo with a beard and crooked mustache around his mouth. He is the most loving cat we have. He is the quintessential lap cat slightly modified, as he prefers to be a little higher up on my chest and shoulders. He nuzzles my neck until I vigorously pet his face. If I stop rubbing his face, he uses his paws to move my hand around. Sometimes he slobbers a little. If possible, he would probably lay or lean on me all the time. Kaos and Poke have bonded and would like to stay together if possible, although not required. He is a neutered male and is 3 years old.
POKE was discovered in our apartment community's landscaped entrance area at risk of being hit by a car. My husband immediately ran to rescue her as she was hiding in the grass and poking her head up her head up several times - hence, her name. She is a tabby tuxedo with beautiful markings and her tuxedo color is a warm slightly creme color instead the typical white. She was a feisty little 4-week old but quickly bonded with us and Kaos. Although she is still a kitten, she has calmed down significantly into a very sweet little girl. She has the loudest purr of all the cats. She loves to be gently petted around her head and neck but really loves being scratched under her chin. She frequently sits or lays across my lap for a good rub. Poke and Kaos have bonded and would like to stay together if possible, although not required. She is a spayed female and is 1.5 years old.
CARBON is a tiny little black kitty with a few white hairs on her neck and in her ears. She is the sweetest, gentlest cat I have ever had. She loves to roll around in my hair on the pillow at night. She head-butts anything nearby, especially us and the other cats. She comes to stretch out across my lap several times a day. She really enjoys curling up on a heating pad to sleep. She has kidney disease and I assume it will be difficult to find her a new forever home, so if no one adopts her, I will try my best to find a way to keep her for the time she has left on this earth. She is on a restricted diet for the kidney issues. Although she is not expected to live a full life, our vet has been able to help her reach a certain level of comfort for now. Although she loves other cats, I think she will be most comfortable in a home with no other pets and access to her human or humans as much as possible. She is a spayed female just under 5 years old.
TPR PREP Saturday 1.17.15 Crew; Jon Patch - Host Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services/Co Host Lexi Lapp - Producer Zach Budin - Network Producer Bob Page - Executive Producer --------------Special Guest: Kristin Allen, Wildlife Rehabilitator from Nat Geo Wild - Bandit Patrol.
Saturday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2015.
There are 362 days left in the year.CREW
Jon Patch - Host
Vince Centonze DVM/ Co Host
Lisa Centonze DVM / Co Host
Lexi Lapp - Producer
Zach Budin - Network Producer
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Pets in the Classroom grant program provides teachers with funding to enhance classroom through small animal pets.
With the 2nd semester of school approaching, teachers are looking for new ways to bring excitement to the classroom as students return from break. The Pets in the Classroom grant program is prepared to help teachers provide an important tool that can increase student engagement while also providing educational, social and emotional benefits: classroom pets.
The Pet Care Trust's Pets in the Classroom grant program provides grants to Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers in both private and public schools for the purpose of purchasing and maintaining classroom pets. Classroom animals are wonderful resources for teachers that, when incorporated into lesson plans, can make learning fun in any subject.
For example, Mr. Powell, a first grade teacher at Weaverville Primary School in Weaverville, PA, created a classroom project that involved writing persuasive papers, doing research and more in order to obtain a classroom pet:
The benefits to this is that the students are engaged, excited and that they can see actual real world results from the work that they are doing. We are able to use this to academically work on writing, science, math and social skills. We have had to talk about how to get our point across to others and how we should respond and be respectful and polite when people help us. Students are having conversations, taking notes and doing research that might not have happened without this project. It has built up their confidence and creativity within themselves...students that are often quite and a little withdrawn in class have been more outspoken.
And the benefits don't occur only from academic projects. Cynthia Hansford, fourth grade teacher at Gwendolyn Woolley Elementary School in Las Vegas, NV stated:
I had a great classroom experience with the pets. My class really enjoyed it and it also helped them academically. They did research to learn more about our pets, which led to them wanting to learn more about other animals. What I thought was the most amazing wasn't so much the academics. My kids were excited about school and the pets. They told their parents, their friends and their siblings. Everyday after school I had people in my room talking about, learning about and appreciating an animal most of them never had any experience with.
Classroom pets not only provide excitement in the classroom, but they also benefit students by teaching them responsible, long-term pet care at an early age and providing the psychological and developmental benefits associated with the human-animal bond. Studies have shown that caring for pets has a positive effect on children, improving school attendance and teaching children responsibility, as well as encouraging nurturing and building self-esteem.
Many school teachers have very limited resources for the support of classroom animals, and because the Pet Care Trust believes in the value of classroom pets, it began supporting teachers with this educational grants program in 2010. The grant program has awarded over 50,000 grants to teachers, with over 13,400 of them being awarded this school year. This equates to over 2.5 million kids who have been given the opportunity to have a better school experience through the Pets in the Classroom grant program.
For more information on the Pets in the Classroom grant program, visit .
Jon Patch - Host, Producer, Reporter, Everything Guy
Barry Seibold - The Other Guy, Vet Tech
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Steve Brooks author of Dog Bites will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 12/20/14 at 5 PM EST to discuss and give away his new book
Kevin Fick, Worldwise CEO, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 12/20/14 at 6:30 PM EST to discuss and give away products from the Kathy Ireland pet line
David DeLorenzo, Fruitables President, will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 12/20/14 at 730 PM EST to discuss and give away their Vanilla Snowflake dog treats
KATHY IRELAND DEVELOPS COLLECTION OF SOLUTION
BASED PET PRODUCTS INSPIRED BY HOME DÉCOR
SAN RAFAEL, CA (Dec. 20, 2014) -- The new kathy ireland Loved Ones™ pet product collection, inspired by home décor trends, is both functional and stylish. The collection will be launching at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, FL and shown at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, IL in March 2014.
Kathy Ireland, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW®), leads one of the country’s most successful design and marketing firms with revenues topping $2 billion in licensed products annually, according to Forbes Magazine. Kathy Ireland and the kiWW team has partnered with pet industry leader, Worldwise®, to create the kathy ireland Loved Ones™ collection which offers gorgeous fabrics, unique features and clear points of difference in the marketplace.
Kevin Fick, Worldwise CEO commented; “As a company Worldwise is excited to partner with Kathy Ireland and her team at kiWW to develop a line of pet products unique to the market. Kathy makes a great partner, she brings both her design savvy as well as her knowledge of what it means to be a busy parent to both the two footed and four footed child. Kathy’s design sense mixed with Worldwise’s ability to create innovative and solution based products is a winning combination.”
The kathy ireland Loved Ones collection is solution based and designed to support the needs of pets and their guardians. Each product is designed to fit within a system that addresses your Loved Ones needs; Play, Relax, Nourish, Explore, Restore, Indulge with a diverse range of product for both cats and dogs.
The kathy ireland Loved Ones collection of pet bedding, tailored from beautiful and durable materials are designed to meet your Loved Ones needs and sleeping styles. These beds are made to last through many naps! The collection features the patented Cuddle Cube Pet Bed© which enables the pet to sink into the bed, without the bed losing its structure. The Quilted Pet Bed with Lounge Mat, features a quilted bed base with a reversible mat inside. It can be used “as is,” or upgraded using the Mix & Match feature, enabling the pet guardian to match the bed style with the sleeping style of the pet. The Tailor Made Gusseted Pet Bed, is beautifully appointed with upholstery like details. This bed is designed to keep its shape, and continue looking great even when in use. The Pillow Hideout Bed offers a unique hood that allows the pet to snuggle in, or stash a favorite toy. The Constant Comfort Bolstered Pet Bed, gives comfort and support for both the body and the head, it will be a favorite place to rest for your dog. The attention to detail is evident, quality fill materials are used for the comfort of the pet, and for the pet guardians there are handles for easy portability, and removable covers for easy cleaning just throw them in the wash! Retails range from $40.00 $180.00
The kathy ireland Loved Ones collection of leashes, collars and accessories, provides stylish solutions for the pet and pet guardian on the go. The leash and collar collection offers patented features like the Tag Silencer© to quiet the jangling of i.d. tags as well as our easy attach leash ring which makes it super simple to put a leash on an excited pet. Our stylish leashes feature a shock absorber to help eliminate strain from a dog that pulls. Walking your pet will never be easier or more stylish. Retails range from $8.00 $30.00
Every pet needs activity and exercise for a healthy and happy life. The kathy ireland Loved Ones collection, offers innovative and solution based toys that will meet a variety of pet needs. For cats, the collection features organic catnip infused toys and refillable catnip toys for your cat’s excitement and enjoyment. Our patented Stretch and Chase© Mouse or Fish launchers will help get those cats up and moving. For dogs, the collection offers our range of durable toys which will hold up against even the strongest of chewers. Our Hide and Seek© balls are patented, waterproof, durable, with light and sound features that will make sure you never lose a ball again. Retails range from $5.00 $20.00
The kathy ireland Loved Ones collection offers scratch pieces and related furniture that include solutions for scratch, grooming and play, that will beautifully integrate into the home. Three of the modular scratch solutions from the collection are the Scratch and Climb Tower, Covered Groom and Hide Scratch Perch and the Scratch and Seek Tower with Ramp, Hammock, and Tunnel. Each works perfectly on its own, but also works together to create a completely stylish activity center for your cat. Retails range $20.00 $250.00
Exploring the world with your pet, whether it be at the market, or on a weekend getaway, needn’t be a hassle. The kathy ireland Loved Ones collection offers a range of travel accessories that provide stylish solutions for the pet and pet guardian on the go. For the pet who travels, the Reversible Travel Mat unrolls to a double sided, durable mat, providing a comfortable place to rest with quilted padding, whether it be in the back of a car, or in a bed & breakfast. The kathy ireland Loved Ones Travel Tote offers a stylish way to carry your smaller pet with padded non-skid straps for comfort of the pet guardian, and internal padding along with a leash strap for comfort and security of your pet. Meal time is a breeze when using our waterproof Travel Bowls, they feature a waterproof inner liner with a protective flap at the top to protect the zipper from dirt and debris, functional and stylish, these handy bowls fold flat when not in use. Retails range $20.00 90.00
Designed to fit beautifully into the home, the kathy ireland Loved Ones collection of ceramic feeding solutions will elegantly accent your pet’s meal. With solutions for both dog and cat, the collection features low profile dishes for cats to prevent whisker stress, and stylish yet sturdy ceramic bowls for dogs. Ceramics have metallic gold detailing and are dishwasher safe. The kathy ireland Loved Ones collection offers furniture pieces like the Grow with Me Adjustable Feeder for dogs, that adjusts in height as your pet grows older and the Double Diner with Storage Drawer which has handy storage drawer for your dog’s toys. Both furniture feeding options feature removable stainless steel bowls with silicone gaskets (to prevent drips) for easy cleaning. Retails range $5.00 130.00
For the pet owner that wants to indulge their pet even further, kathy ireland Loved Ones offers the Gracie and Delilah® collection, featuring products for both dogs and cats with extra-indulgent details, touches of shine, sparkle and luxe fabrics to pamper their Loved One.
The SmartyKat®, TrustyPup®, PoochPlanet® and Petlinks® brands are manufactured by Worldwise®, a leading consumer pet products company. Worldwise develops unique, high-quality products made from natural, recycled, reclaimed and certified organic material, and distributes them through the nation’s largest retailers. Worldwise brands are changing consumer beliefs about the look, feel, price and performance of environmentally responsible products. www.worldwise.com
About kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW®)
Founded in 1993, the kathy ireland Worldwide® brand, celebrates a lifestyle. The missions of “...finding solutions for families, especially busy moms™,” “...finding solutions for people in love™,” and“...finding solutions for people in business™,” translate to all kiWW® collections, including: fashion, fine jewelry, intimate apparel, skincare, accessories, weddings, home, office and more.
kiWW’s unique capability to design and translate fashion trends for all markets and price points allows it to develop product for a wide variety of customer tastes.
Listed as the 28th most powerful brand globally, by License Global Magazine, with annual merchandise sales of $2 billion, according to Forbes Magazine, the success of kathy ireland Worldwide® is the result of teamwork and dedication. According to Fairchild Publications, Kathy Ireland is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion.
Kathy and kiWW® support many non-profits including; YWCA, Dream Foundation, Providence Educational Foundation, 911 for Kids/AEFK, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Additional information is available at kathyireland.com
DOG BITES with Steve Brooks
The Perfect Book for Foodies & Dog Lovers!
Steve Brooks, Celebrity Dog Trainer and founder of SteveBrooksK9U, shares secrets to modifying canine behavior without the use of threats or force. Discover how to train your dog using gourmet, healthy dog bites as rewards for good behavior!
Steve Brooks (CPDT/KA) is a master of creative, positive, science-based reward training methods with terrific results and has been training dogs for over 20 years using “dog bites” to correctly train thousands of dogs with lasting results.
DOG BITES with Steve Brooks uses food as an effective training tool. In this book, you will discover what is safe and unsafe to feed your dog while learning how to modify your favorite meals to share with your pup! While Steve cooks recipes from Organic Turkey Meatballs, Sweet Pup-Tato Fries to Chicken Pup-Pie, he shares what is safe and delicious for canine consumption. He also demonstrates the health benefits and dangers of many human foods.
Discover how to modify K9 behavior with Steve’s Positive Training Tactics
Learn how to use food (and other rewards) to correctly train your dog
Teach your dog to: walk without pulling on the leash, come, stay, tricks…and more!
Reduce fear, food-guarding and aggression issues
Know which foods are safe and unsafe; foods that can heal or harm your dog
Train your dog to take food gently right out of your hand!
Steve Brooks is a world-renowned Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT/KA), a credential granted by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). He is a Canine Behavioral Expert and professional member of the APDT, Association of Pet Dog Trainers. He is a licensed presenter of Family Paws Parent Education, Dog & Baby Connection, Dog & Storks, and a proud member of Pet Professional Guild where he promotes force free training
Steve founded SteveBrooksK9U (www.SteveBrooksK9U.com) in Los Angeles in 1999. Since then, he’s been one of LA’s most sought-after dog trainers. Thousands of dogs have graduated from K9U. Steve’s clients include Hollywood celebrities such as: Sheryl Crow, Robert Downey Jr, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lori Alan, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, William Fichtner, Cheryl Tiegs, Dennis Dugan, William Peterson, Rick Rubin, members of the bands Chicago, and Earth Wind and Fire to name a few, as well as, thousands of everyday dog lovers.
DOG BITES with Steve Brooks is available now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, most online bookstores and at www.SteveBrooksK9U.com
Steve’s talents have garnered him media exposure in both national and international markets. He has appeared regularly as the dog expert on training and safety for Fox News in both San Diego and Los Angeles and NBC news in Palm Springs. In 2009, Steve was featured as the dog training expert in Marley & Me (Blu-Ray DVD). He has appeared in programs such as Animal Planet, National Geographic Channel, as well as, appearing on CBS’ “World’s Funniest Pets”,TBS’ “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” and the nationally syndicated newsmagazine Inside Edition. Steve was the trainer of Presley, the rescue Boxer and winner of “The Greatest American Dog.” Many international broadcasters in Japan, Canada and Australia have also profiled Steve and his work as a professional trainer. Steve has been featured on a multitude of radio shows such as Pet World Insider and KPCC 89.3 Public Radio. He is a regular contributor to numerous publications and an ongoing writer for Fido Friendly magazine.
DISCUSSION TOPICS WITH STEVE BROOKS
A Feast For Fido - Sharing Holiday Meals With Your Dog - Creative, safe and healthy meals you can share with your dog during the holidays.
Keeping Your Home Safe For Your Dog - Ways you can ensure your home is safe for the new Christmas puppy. How to avoid dangers that may be lurking in your home that could endanger your dog.
Holistic Help For Your Dog - Natural ways to care for your dog to enhance good health.
No Kibble Needed - Throw together a healthy meal for your dog with ingredients right from your refrigerator.
Feeding Fido On the Go - On the road with no kibble, Steve shares surprising healthy fast food options you can feed your dog.
Holiday Manners For Your Pup - Quick tips to keep your pup "party polite."
PUP-tality! – What you can do NOW to help your dog live a longer life with vitality!
Superfoods For Your Dog – Turn your dog’s diet from good to great with superfoods!
First Aid For Your Dog – Learn how to handle emergencies, such as poisonous foods and choking, with techniques that could save your dog’s life.
Fido Fitness – Exercise tips for your dog at every age!
Jon Patch - Host
Maria Ryan - CoHost
Lexi Lapp - Producer
Zach Budin - Network Producer
Bob Page - Executive ProducerMedia widely misreports that Pope Francis says dogs can go to heaven...
Dr. Renee Carlson, President of the WBA and former President of the AVMA will join Jon and Talkin' Pets to discuss Zoonotic Diseases and her visit to the North Pole to check up on Santa's reindeer
Janell Thompson of Health Hemp will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 12/13/14 at 630 PM EST to discuss and give away her products
Hemp Health Inc. Releases “Cannabidiol” (CBD) Supplements for Pets
Hemp-based supplements offer natural, medicinal properties without getting pets ‘high’
CARLSBAD, Calif. – October XX, 2014 – Hemp Health Inc., a pioneer in hemp cannabidiol (CBD) products, today introduced Pharma CBD Pet, a new line of CBD supplements designed specifically for animals. Appropriate for dogs, cats and other mammals, the CBD supplements are available in spray, capsule and topical salve form. For veterinarians and pet owners seeking safe alternatives to prescription medicines, Hemp Health Inc.’s Pharma CBD Pet offers the therapeutic ingredient in cannabis without the negative, psychoactive side effects of medical marijuana.
Legal in all 50 U.S. states and 42 countries, CBD is the chemical compound that researchers have overwhelmingly identified as the active medicinal ingredient in cannabis. According to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, laboratory, animal and preclinical testing have demonstrated that CBD may have anti-tumor effects as well as anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain relieving) properties. In addition, researchers are actively investigating CBD’s potential to treat epilepsy, anxiety, arthritis, neurodegeneration, nausea and other medical issues.
Hemp Health Inc.’s new pet products allow veterinarians and pet owners to provide dogs and cats with CBD as an alternative or complement to prescription medicines. The CBD sprays can be administered directly into the animal’s mouth and the CBD capsules can be mixed with food. The pet versions of Hemp Health Inc.’s products offer comparable potency to the company’s Pharma CBD for people.
Dr. Dave Bourgouin, a chiropractor and proponent of natural medicines, currently uses Hemp Health Inc.’s Pharma CBD Pet for his dog, Reef. Dr. Bourgouin began to give Reef CBD when the dog was experiencing severe arm pain caused by a cyst that was exerting pressure on a nerve.
According to Dr. Bourgouin, “CBD hit three birds with one stone. Its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects have clearly reduced Reef’s pain over the last month and a half. CBD has also leveled out Reef’s mood, and I no longer need to give him an antidepressant as I was recommended to do before. I’m happy to have Reef on natural CBD instead of three strong medications, and I intend to keep him on the supplement.”
“Veterinarians and pet owners deserve access to CBD, and we’re encouraged when customers like Dr. Bourgouin report back with good results,” said Katarina Maloney, co-founder of Hemp Health Inc. “The research on CBD is promising, and we’re determined to give pet owners access to an affordable supplement.”
While Hemp HealthInc.sells CBD Pet products directly to consumers online, veterinarians can also become resellers of Hemp Health Inc.’s CBD spray and capsules. Hemp Health Inc. offers a drop-ship option so that veterinarians may offer pet owners Pharma CBD Pet productswithout storing them at the clinic.
To learn more about Hemp Health Inc.’s pet products, visit https://hemphealthinc.com/product-category/cbd-pet-health/
About Hemp Health Inc.
Hemp Health Inc. is a developer, retailer and wholesaler of hemp cannabidiol (CBD) supplements. The company offers CBD in capsule, raw oil and oral spray form for both human beings and pets. Hemp Health Inc.’s products are made with federally legal CBD derived from industrial hemp stalk grown on generational family farms in Europe. Organic, non-GMO, kosher and vegan, Hemp Health Inc.’s products are legal in all 50 states. Learn more at www.hemphealthinc.com.