Talkin' Pets News
Host - Jon Patch
Co-Host - Dr. Suzanne Topor
Producer - Lexi Lapp
Network Producer - Quin McCarthy
Executive Producer - Bob Page
Special Guests - My dear friend Tippi Hedren will join Talkin' Pets 12/03/16 at 5pm EST to chat about Shambala and her new book
Ingrid Sutton, the owner of K9-Tea will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 12/03/16 at 630pm EST to discuss and give away her K Cups for dogs
Jerry Grymek, Doggie Concierge at Hotel Penn will stop by at 721pm EST for a few minutes to chat about the upcoming Westminster show in NYC February 2017
K9-Tea is THE FIRST Pet Beverage Brewed in a Single Serve Coffee Brewer
Exciting new pet product lets you enjoy a cup of tea with your dog!
K9-Tea is 2.0 Compatible!
Olympia, WA: K9-Tea™ like the name implies is tea for dogs! What you may not know is how it is brewed … just slip the k-cup®* into your single serve brewer press a button and you have a healthy tea made for your dog, let it cool and pour over their food.
BARK BLEND™ is the first blend being produced and is packed with antioxidants and vitamins from herbs such as Green Tea, Echinacea and Dandelions. This is the simplest way to boost your pet’s intake of healthy foods!
JUMPING JACKS™ will be produced in 2017 and will be a calming and anti-inflammatory blend for helping with joints and senior needs.
ABOUT US: The owner of Pet Spa, Llc has been raising puppies on raw, organic, cooked, whole foods and has documented the incredible change she has seen in the health of her puppies. For 20 years she has gained knowledge and consulted with numerous pet experts from pet foods, veterinarians, cancer clinics, and dietitians. Through her research and now having 3rd generation organic dogs, she is constantly fighting to get healthier foods into her dogs and into her client’s hands. “It’s one thing to have a healthy dog these days and another to keep them healthy”. This was the impetus to create the K9-Tea™. She now has a patent pending for this wonderful product that is actually fun to make and share with your pet.
Ingrid Sutton won the 2001 BBB Most Innovative Business of the year for Washington State for her store called Pet Spa which featured her K9Spa’s, this is the next big product of her career! From Intel to Internet sales she is inventing the future and it is local and home grown!
You can find K9-Tea™ on-line (www.K9-Tea.com) and order from there, but we expect the product to soon be sold across the country in pet stores and supplied in higher end hotels and dog day cares.
*k-cup® is a registered trademark of Keurig and not affiliated with us (K9-Tea or Pet Spa, LLC)
Universal City, California, November 29, 2016 – Riding the rails with a beloved four-legged friend will come with an extra special treat during this holiday season, in which “Pets Ride Free.” Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) andAmtrak are teaming up for a first of its kind promotion in celebration of the December 6 home entertainment release of Illumination’s blockbuster film, The Secret Life of Pets. The “Pets Ride Free” offer, available for trips booked December 6 through December 11, 2016 or while supplies last, allows pets to ride at no additional cost on participating Amtrak routes from December 9 through March 31, 2017.
During the first year of Amtrak’s pet program, more than 15, 000 dogs and cats traveled with their owners on select Amtrak trains across the country. Information on the “Pets Ride Free” offer is available at Amtrak.com/secretlifeofpets, at select ticket counters and stations, and on trains, including AmtrakConnect Wi-Fi portals. In addition, a limited number The Secret Life of Pets prizes will be available to customers at select stations. The program will be supported in 40 Amtrak markets nationwide including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Oakland, Dallas, Baltimore, Cleveland, Portland, Seattle, St. Louis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Charleston and others.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release The Secret Life of Pets,America’s top-grossing original film of the year, on Digital HD beginning on November 22, 2016. The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™, and DVD with nearly an hour of bonus content, including three mini-movies, on December 6, 2016. The film will be available On Demand on December 6, 2016.
In their fifth fully animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead when we leave for work or school, which has grossed more than $873 million in global ticket sales. Max, voiced by Louis C.K., is a loyal terrier living a perfectly happy existence until his owner, Katie (Ellie Kemper) brings home Duke (Eric Stonestreet) a big, boisterous mutt she finds at the shelter. When Max and his unruly new “roommate” slip away from their dog-walker, they find themselves lost in the urban jungle of New York City. In an attempt to stay ahead of animal control and a rebel band of abandoned pets led by an unhinged bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart), they put aside their differences to survive the epic journey back home.
The film features an all-star voice cast including Louis C.K. (TV’s Louie), Eric Stonestreet (TV’s Modern Family), Kevin Hart (Ride Along Series), Jenny Slate (Zootopia), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Lake Bell (TV’s Children’s Hospital), Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World), Hannibal Buress (Neighbors series), Bobby Moynihan (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”), Steve Coogan (Minions) and Albert Brooks (Finding Dory). The film is directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me franchise, Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax) and co-directed by Yarrow Cheney (Despicable Me franchise).
To travel with a small dog or cat, tickets must be purchased at least three days prior to travel and are valid for up to March 31, 2017. Only one cat or one small dog are allowed in an enclosed carrier on trips up to seven hours in length. Both pet and carrier must be a combined weight of 20 pounds. To learn more about the Amtrak pet program visit Amtrak.com/pets. To make a pet inclusive reservation, please call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit a staffed station.
Amtrak — America’s Railroad® — is dedicated to safe and reliable mobility as the nation’s intercity passenger rail service provider and its high-speed rail operator. With our state and commuter partners, we move people, the economy and the nation forward, carrying more than 30 million Amtrak passengers for each of the past six years. Formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak is governed by a 10-member board of directors, nine of whom are appointed by the president of the United States plus the Amtrak CEO. Anthony R. Coscia is board chairman and Jeffrey R. Moreland is vice chairman. Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily — at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) — connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Learn more at Amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and other information. Check us out at blog.Amtrak.com, Like us on Facebook.com and Follow us on Twitter @Amtrak.
About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios. Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
“Exotic animals may seem fun and like extravagant, novel gifts, but there are tremendous risks involved.” - Born Free USA’s CEO
Washington, D.C., November 28, 2016 -- With the holiday shopping and gift-giving season upon us, Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, wants to remind everyone about the serious dangers of giving a live animal as a pet. In particular, the purchase of exotic animals as gifts is a concerning phenomenon. As revealed in last month’s report from Born Free USA, Downloading Cruelty: An Investigation into the Online Sales of Exotic Pets in the U.S., there is a widespread online trade of exotic animals as “pets," including monkeys, lions, tigers, cheetahs, wolves, kangaroos, foxes, snakes, sloths, and more. All of these animals can be available with just one click online, making them far too easy to bring home this holiday season.
According to Adam M. Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA, “Exotic animals may seem like fun, extravagant, and novel gifts, but the reality is that they have tremendously complex needs that require extensive care and commitment. While it is incredibly easy to buy a snake, sugar glider, or fox online, that does not mean that it will be easy to have that animal in your home. Despite claims made by exotic animal breeders, not one of these animals is “tame.” Purchasing an exotic animal as a holiday present perpetuates the abusive circumstances of breeding and captivity, and puts people at risk by exposing them to a wild animal who belongs IN the wild.”
As demonstrated in the Downloading Cruelty report, the enormous popularity of internet shopping has significant repercussions for the trade in exotic animals as pets, because animals who were never offered at a pet store are now visible and available from breeders around the country. The ease of acquiring them over the internet parallels the continuously-growing demand. Since the buyer cannot see the animal beyond a photo, and the shipping and payment options make the purchase simple and fast, the buyer is unlikely to have taken into account or understand the long-term care implications.
Roberts added, “An exotic animal is one of the most dangerous gifts you could give someone. There have been hundreds of attacks on humans that demonstrate the severe threat they pose, and they can also transmit serious and potentially deadly diseases to humans, including salmonella and hepatitis. Protect both animals and your loved ones, and don’t give the present of a monkey, a snake, a turtle, or any other living creature this holiday season. “
Born Free USA is a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation. Through litigation, legislation, and public education, Born Free USA leads vital campaigns against animals in entertainment, exotic "pets," trapping and fur, and the destructive international wildlife trade. Born Free USA brings to America the message of "compassionate conservation": the vision of the U.K.-based Born Free Foundation, established in 1984 by Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, stars of the iconic film Born Free, along with their son, Will Travers. Born Free's mission is to end suffering of wild animals in captivity, conserve threatened and endangered species, and encourage compassionate conservation globally. More at www.bornfreeusa.org, www.twitter.com/bornfreeusa, and www.facebook.com/bornfreeusa.
For the complete report and more, go to www.bornfreeusa.org/DownloadingCruelty.
Talkin' Pets News
Host - Jon Patch
Co-Host - Dr. Katy Meyer
Producer - Daisy Charlotte
Network Producer - Quin McCarthy
Executive Producer - Bob Page
Special Guest - Janet Marlow, sound behaviorist,Founder and CEO of Pet Acoustics, Inc. is proud to offer a solution for stressed pets this holiday, Pet Acoustics Holiday Music, she will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 11/26/16 at 630pm EST to discuss and give away her CD
No Stressed Pets This Holiday Season
-Pet Acoustics calms anxious pets with holiday music specially composed in frequencies pets like best.
(Washington Depot, Conn.) November 17, 2016- The holidays are not just a stressful time for owners, it can be a very anxious time for pets as well: new places, new people and new sounds. Music has the power to heal, relax and comfort during times of stress, but our pets hear in different frequencies than we do. Janet Marlow, sound behaviorist and Founder and CEO of Pet Acoustics, Inc. is proud to offer a solution for stressed pets this holiday season, through Pet Acoustics Holiday Music for use with Pet Tunes pre-loaded Bluetooth® speakers.
This collection of music provides pets and pet parents a gentle and calm atmosphere during the holiday season and is proven to alleviate anxious behaviors in dogs and cats. Original holiday orchestrations, composed by Marlow are designed with species-specific hearing sensitivities in mind. High frequencies and jarring volumes are agitating to dogs and cats for example and have therefore been eliminated from the music.
“When you play the holiday music through the Bluetooth® speakers, not only is it enjoyable for our ears, but you can immediately notice the pets connecting with the music and experiencing signs of relaxation,” said Marlow. “Separation anxiety, travel nerves, noise phobias are at a high this time of year, and I’m so thrilled to provide a safe, natural and easy solution to help our pets manage.”
Pet Acoustics offers two options for pet owners: the Pet Tunes mobile Bluetooth® speaker, pre-loaded with soothing music and Holiday Music CD and chip or the Ultra Calmer canine stress relief sonic collar for on the go pets. The speaker is great for pets staying home that may experience separation anxiety or noise phobias, while the sonic collar is great to have while in the car or on board a plane.
To learn more about Janet Marlow and Pet Acoustics or to sample the music, visit www.petacoustics.com.
About Pet Acoustics, Inc. Pet Acoustics, Inc. is a leader in the field of sonic environments and how sound affects pet behavior. Our innovative products are species-specific, based on pet hearing ranges. Pet Acoustics has helped thousands of pets with separation anxiety, thunderstorm nerves and with enrichment activities. Our breakthrough research provides pet owners with unique products in the pet wellness market. To learn more and listen to sample tracks, visit http://www.petacoustics.com/.
Dogs from 49 States and 100s of International Exhibitors
Will Vie for Best in Show
NEW YORK, NY (November 22, 2016) – The AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin has drawn record entry numbers in its 16th year. An entry of 4,710 dogs will compete for the title of National Champion on December 17 and 18, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Combined with the other weekend events the AKC Agility Invitational, the AKC Obedience Classic, AKC National Owner-Handler Series Finals, NADD/AKC Diving Dogs Championship, and the Junior events, the overall show totals top 7,000 entries, making this the largest dog show held in the United States since the AKC 1984 Centennial event and the largest dog show North America.
“The AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin is a one-of-a-kind experience for any dog lover,” said Dennis Sprung, AKC President and Show Chairman. “With more than 1,000,000 square feet of event space, top canine athletes competing in a wide variety of dog sports, tons of vendors selling unique dog-themed items in time for the holidays, more than 150 AKC Meet the Breeds® booths and more, there is nothing that can compare to this canine extravaganza.”
Other events in the one million square feet of canine-centric event space during the week of December 13-18, 2016 include the:
- AKC Junior Showmanship Finals
- AKC Junior Agility Competition
- AKC Juniors Obedience & Rally Classic
- AKC National Owner-Handler Series Finals
- AKC Meet the Breeds®
- Specialty Shows, Group Shows and the FSS/Miscellaneous Open Show
- Orlando cluster, consisting of the Space Coast Kennel Club of Palm Bay, the Brevard Kennel Club, the Central Florida Kennel Club and Orlando Dog Training Club
Judges: Judge Dr. Anthony DiNardoof West Hartford, Connecticut will select the AKC National Championship Best in Show (BIS) winner. The owner(s) of the BIS winner will receive more than $50,000. Dr. Robert Indeglia of Narragansett, Rhode Island will judge Best Bred-by-Exhibitor in Show from over 1,000 Bred-by-Exhibitor entries (dogs being shown by their owner/breeder). Best Bred-By Exhibitor in Show will receive $15,000.
Television and Streaming Coverage: The AKC National Championship evening competition will be streamed live beginning at 6:00 p.m. each night on www.akc.org, www.royalcanin.com/akcdogshow and live on Fido TV. The show will be televised on the Hallmark Channel on January 23, 2017 6-9 PM ET/PT. The Bred-By Exhibitor groups, Junior Showmanship Finals, Best Miscellaneous, agility and obedience will be taped and available on demand at www.akc.org.
AKC National Owner-Handled Series Finals: The AKC NOHS Finals Best in Show competition will be judged by Mrs. Paula Nykiel of Washington, Missouri on Saturday, December 17. This invitation-only competition is open to the top ten ranked dogs in the AKC National Owner-Handled Series in each breed/variety from the 2016 qualifying year and drew an entry of 711 dogs. The NOHS Group Finals will be taped and available on demand at www.akc.org.
AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BY THE NUMBERS
- All 190 AKC recognized breeds are entered to compete.
- 4,710 entries in the AKC National Championship
- The largest entries include:
- 141 Golden Retrievers
- 127 Dachshunds (all varieties)
- 117 Labrador Retrievers
- 94 Australian Shepherds
- 89 Chihuahuas (both varieties)
- 81 French Bulldogs
- 68 Rhodesian Ridgebacks
- 68 Poodles (all varieties)
- 59 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
- 56 Rottweilers
- 711 dogs are entered in the AKC National Owner-Handled Series (NOHS) Finals.
- 121 juniors, ages 9-17, who have met high academic standards and qualification criteria based on year-round competition, will compete in Junior Showmanship.
- More than 700 dogs will compete in the North America Diving Dogs/AKC National Championship.
- 248 entries in the two-dayAKC Obedience Classic, including 62 breeds from 35 states, Canada and Puerto Rico
- 34 Junior Obedience entriesand 38 Junior Rally entries in the AKC Juniors Classic (Saturday, Dec. 17th for Obedience and Sunday, Dec. 18th for Rally)
- 700 entries in theAKC Agility Invitational, including 161 breeds from 44 states and four countries
- 77 entries in the AKC Junior Agility Competition (Friday, Dec. 16th)
OBEDIENCE CLASSIC AND AGILITY INVITATIONAL BY THE NUMBERS
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ABOUT THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB
Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.