Talkin' Pets News

June 24, 2017

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Katy Meyer - Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Services

Producer - Daisy Charlotte

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guests - Lindsay Hamrick, New Hampshire State Director, HSUS, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 6/24/17 at 5pm EST to dicuss the Mansion of Cruelty

Dave Merrick from Neutricks will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 6/24/17 at 630pm EST to discuss and give away Neutricks

I was on the ground with the Animal Rescue Team and what we found was unimaginable: 84 Great Danes had been living in and around a 15,000-square-foot home in New Hampshire, walls smeared with feces and wooden floors thick with their waste.

Rescue video

Watch this rescue footage -- and then please help save more animals by making a gift to the Animal Rescue Team today.

What our Animal Rescue Team accomplished on that rainy, dreary day was extraordinary...

...I witnessed remarkable teamwork as four of our Animal Rescue Team members tag-teamed to remove seven huge dogs from cages in a room filled with ammonia fumes and no ventilation. After dealing with one dog, the handler would get some fresh air while another rescuer went in to get the next dog.

...I watched the leader of our Animal Rescue Team, Sára Varsa, think fast when faced with a huge dilemma. Some of the dogs were literally too large for the largest cages we had. Even though we had three huge trucks, Sára knew we needed more. She made a quick call and before you know it -- horse trucks were delivered to the scene. Over and over she was met with variables and, with her team, found a solution.

From 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., our Animal Rescue Team worked tirelessly to save all of the dogs from this horrible situation. And by midnight, every dog was in a warm pile of shavings, fed and asleep in a safe place.

It’s only with the support of generous animal lovers like you that this lifesaving work is possible. Please make an emergency donation to save more animals who are suffering from cruelty.

All of the dogs have now received full veterinary exams, but they will continue to need ongoing care to address a range of medical conditions and to receive enrichment and training.

It’s heartwarming to see that these sweet dogs are already getting much more comfortable being around people -- regaining trust, despite everything they have gone through.

you can help give more animals like them a second chance at life.


Thank you,
Holly Hazard
Holly Hazard
Senior Vice President, Programs & Innovations

Talkin' Pets News

June, 17, 2017

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jeremy Miller - SuperPet

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guest - Jackie Bowen, Executive Director of Clean Label Project will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 6/17/17 at 5pm EST to discuss the top 10 and bottom 10 pet foods on the market

Talkin' Pets News

June 10, 2017

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Linda Register

Producer - Zach Budin

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guest - Hour 1 Dr. Jeffrey Werber - Pet Appreciation Week

“Celebrity Vet” Dr. Jeff Werber Gives Tips to Show Your Pet You Care During “Pet Appreciation Week”

 

Along with unconditional love, cats have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to their owners.June 4-10 is Pet Appreciation Week, a perfect time to show our furry friends how much they mean to us. Join celebrity vet Dr. Jeff Werber for advice on effective ways to bond with your four-legged friends, including nutritional best practices for lifelong health. 

 

For more than 30 years, veterinarian and pet parenting specialist Dr. Jeff Werber, A.K.A. “Doc Hollywood,” has been caring for the pets of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

 

Dr. Jeff Werber is frequently seen on the nation’s top news and talk shows educating and enlightening pet parents on everything from basic pet care and nutrition to abnormal behavior and prevention of disease. An Emmy-Award winner, Dr. Jeff works hard at his mission to strengthen the "Human-Companion Animal Bond." Dr. Jeff has been an expert guest on TV news and talk shows, and many people would also remember him from his days hosting Petcetera on Animal Planet and Lassie’s Pet Vet on PBS. Dubbed a “Celebrity Vet” by The Hollywood Reporter, he cares for furry friends of Hollywood's biggest stars and also dedicates his time to several animal welfare and rescue organizations.

News Release

For Immediate Release

 

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces New Research to Tackle Bloat in Dogs

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 1, 2017) Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV, or bloat) is a serious problem for many canine breeds, but little is truly known about the causes of this deadly disease. While any larger dog can be affected, targeted breed-specific research can help advance understanding of potential genetic factors that may predispose dogs to developing bloat.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces a new research grant to Dr. Michael Harkey of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to study the genetics of bloat and its association with specific genes of the immune system and gut bacteria. The research grant is entitled, “The Genetics of Bloat in German Shepherd Dogs: The Roles of Immune System Genes and the Gut Microbiome.” Dr. Harkey’s team recently completed a study in Great Danes in which they showed a significant association of three genes of the dogs’ immune system with bloat. For each of the three genes, one allele (variant) was found at high frequency in dogs with bloat, and the presence of any one of these "risk" alleles tripled the chance the dog would experience bloat during its life. Their findings will be published in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Veterinary Research. The research team also showed that the bacterial population living in the intestinal tract (the gut microbiome) was altered in dogs with bloat and in dogs that carry these "risk" alleles, possibly predisposing them to bloat.

CHF’s CEO, Dr. Diane Brown, states that, “While we don’t yet know if other dogs show this same association of genetics and the gut microbiome with GDV, this new research will explore whether this association occurs in another breed of dog, the German Shepherd Dog.” According to Dr. Harkey, “Our hope is to define genetic markers for identification of at-risk dogs of all breeds, and ultimately, to design appropriate probiotic or dietary therapies to prevent GDV. This funding will carry us closer to these goals.”

With great concern for the health of their breed and the devastating effects bloat has had on so many dogs, the American German Shepherd Dog Charitable Foundation, Inc. (AGSDCF) has unanimously decided to donate full financial support to CHF for this grant. “This is all about giving back to our dogs through this important research,” says Debra Ann Hokkanen, President of the AGSDCF. “We applaud our Board of Directors and supporters who honor and remember their dogs through this donation. We are very proud to have the opportunity to work with CHF on this project as we give back to our dogs and to the remarkable people who care for them.”

Dr. Harkey is seeking samples from German Shepherd Dogs, and will send sample collection kits to those with eligible dogs. He can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 206-667-3369.

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About CHF

Since 1995, the Raleigh, NC-based AKC Canine Health Foundation has leveraged the power of science and research to improve the lives of dogs and their people. The Foundation works to prevent, treat and cure diseases that impact all dogs, while providing professional information and resources for a new breed of dog owner. Take action because you care; find out more online at www.akcchf.org.

 
 
    
 
 

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Talkin' Pets News

May 27, 2017

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Andriana Odachowski

Producer - Daisy Charlotte

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guests - Carol Novello, President of Mutual Rescue will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/27/17 at 5PM EST to discuss how pets and people can become part of Mutual Rescue

Julie Ann Biggar Bruyere, Customer Relations Manager at Swees America, Inc. will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/27/17 at 630pm EST to discuss and give away the Eazee by Foolee

Making a Bigger Impact—Together

Changing the conversation from
people OR animals to people AND animals


When most of us think of making charitable donations, we think first and foremost of making a positive impact on people in need. This is a natural and beautiful inclination! Sadly however, animal welfare doesn’t make many people’s donation list. Of $373 billion in charitable donations made in the U.S. in 2015, less than 1% went to animal-related causes.

What if we told you human welfare and animal welfare go hand in hand?


Mutual Rescueis a national initiative created by Humane Society Silicon Valley to change the conversation around animal welfare. You’re not only saving animal lives when you donate to a local animal shelter, you are helping to transform the lives of people in your community for the better through life-changing human-animal relationships.

Helping Animals Helps People


To illustrate this truth, Mutual Rescue has launched a series of films aimed at revealing the impact people and animals have on one another. The first film, “Eric & Peety,” was instantly a viral Internet sensation and has been viewed more than 88 million times in the past year. Last year, "Eric & Peety" was honored with the Relationships First Award, presented by the My Hero Project, whose mission is to use media, art and technology to celebrate the best of humanity. This year, “Eric & Peety” was an honoree of the Webby Awards.

During 2017, Mutual Rescue is releasing four more films in the series, the first of which was “Kylie & Liza,” the story of a young girl battling cancer and the kitten she and her family adopted. In “Tracy & Jack,” we met a woman who suffered a debilitating fall while horseback riding, who learned to love life again with the help of a three-legged, one-eyed shelter dog. Mutual Rescue’s latest film is “Josh & Scout,” which tells the tale of a soldier suffering from PTSD and severe depression and the kitten who saved his life at just the right moment.

Mutual Rescue emphasizes bringing local communities together to support both animals and humans. People everywhere have stories to tell about how shelter animals have changed their lives for the better, and Mutual Rescue is bringing these stories to light. The 2017 film series highlights this impact, from Pittsburgh to Seattle, from Georgia to the Rockies.

Those who have a Mutual Rescue story of their own to tell are invited to submit it for consideration for future films and publications.

Local Giving Matters


A recent survey revealed that 71% of Americans believe their local humane society is a branch of The Humane Society of the United States. This is not the case, and one of Mutual Rescue’s goals is to help people understand the importance of giving directly to their local shelters to create the biggest impact in their local communities.

Together, we are changing lives!




To learn more, visit www.MutualRescue.org and subscribe to the Mutual Rescue YouTube channel.

Safer. Gentler. Easier to use. More effective.

Introducing the Eazee by FooleeClick & Brush Deshedding Tool

 

NEW YORK CITY, NY – Ask practically any pet parent and they’ll tell you they love everything about their pet except the shedding. Dogs and cats leave excess hair everywhere unless they’re frequently groomed with a deshedding tool. However, many tools have sharp metal edges that can scratch parents, children or pets. That’s why the Eazee™ by Foolee® Click & Brush tool was created.

Safer and gentler. Unlike ordinary metal deshedding tools, the Eazee tool features a composite plastic comb with smooth, rounded teeth. Since there’s no chance of nicking delicate skin or snagging live hair, even the most sensitive pets will enjoy being groomed every day.

Easier to use. As its name proclaims, the Eazee tool was designed for comfort and convenience. The head and contoured handle are precisely balanced, and the handy ejector button enables owners to effortlessly dispose of collected hair. Because the tool is constructed from materials with anti-static properties, it won’t become covered with hair.

More effective. This ingenious tool is designed to remove 100% dead hair and 0% live hair. In addition to its pet and family-friendly features, the Eazee tool is a versatile performer. Users can adjust the deshedding comb depth for either short or long hair by simply sliding the button. The comb can be reversed to groom thick or thin hair, and different combs for daily or more intense grooming are also included.

Exclusive Click & Brush system. The Eazee handle can also be used with a range of interchangeable grooming tools for any need.

“We are extremely pleased to introduce this internationally acclaimed deshedding and grooming system to the United States,” comments Eddy Cathaud, CEO of Swees America, creators of the Eazee by Foolee line. “Now retailers have a safer, gentler, more stylish alternative to offer their customers.”

The Eazee deshedding tool is available in six vibrant colors and in small, medium and large sizes for dogs. A tool for cats that comes in six colors is also available. To learn more, retailers are invited to visit www.eazee.pet or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ABOUT SWEES AMERICA INC

Swees America Inc. is known internationally for their acclaimed deshedding and grooming system that is now available in the United States. The Eazee™ by Foolee® Click & Brush deshedding tool is a safer, gentler, easier to use and more stylish alternative for pet parents. For the full story, visit www.eazee.pet.

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