TPR News
Saturday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2015. There are 222 days left in the year.May 18-24, 2015 is Dog Bite Prevention Week. This event by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) along with the United States Post Office (USPS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) focuses attention on preventing dog bites.TIH: 1934, bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were shot to death in a police ambush in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.CREW
Jon Patch - Host
Adriana Odachowski DVM - CoHost
Jenna Winter - Producer
Zach Budin - Network Producer
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Special Guests:
Celebrity Dog Trainer and long time friend of Talkin' Pets, Bash Dibra, will join the show 5/23/15 at 5 PM EST to discuss holiday travel with your pets
Mr. Wayne Tucker, CEO, Bio S.I. Technology LLC., will join Jon and Talkin' Pets to discuss and give away his Jackpot Livestock Formula and Jackpot II Equine Formula along with Floor-Mate at 630 PM EST on 5/23/15

Bash Dibra is a big, ebullient man with a warm smile, a gentle manner, and a lifelong affinity for dogs. When he was only three years old and fled with his family from Albania to a refugee camp in Yugoslavia, he made friends with the attack dogs that guarded the compound. Later, as the family traveled through Europe, Bash was able to work with master dog trainers, and he continued his work when he came to the United States. Then came the opportunity to raise and train a wolf, and through this experience Bash developed his unique methods of dog training.

Bash & Friends.jpgAs author of six best-selling books on responsible pet ownership, training and the proper treatment of animals in the entertainment industry, Bash Dibra sets the industry standard of service to celebrities and their pets as well as to pets who are celebrities in their own right. Mr. Dibra has trained the pets of countless celebrities, including Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathleen Turner, Mariah Carey, Joan Rivers, Kim Bassinger and Alec Baldwin. His own pets are celebrities themselves, featured in motion pictures, television commercials and print ads.

Bash has appeared on countless TV shows promoting responsible pet ownership, and he works diligently behind the scenes for animal welfare and to promote animals in service to mankind. Bash credits his incredible way with dogs to his beloved wolf, Mariah, who taught him so much, and who was the official symbol of the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

TPR News
Saturday, May 16, the 136th day of 2015.
There are 229 days left in the year.Today in History: 1975, Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the 1st woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month.This upcoming week; May 18-24, 2015 is Dog Bite Prevention Week. This event by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) along with the United States Post Office (USPS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) focuses attention on preventing dog bites.
Jon Patch - Host
Jillyn Sidlo - Co Host
Lexi Lapp - Producer
Zach Budin - Network Producer
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Special Guests:
David Fung & Yena Kim - authors of MENSWEAR DOG PRESENTS THE NEW CLASSICS FRESH LOOKS FOR THE MODERN MAN - join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/16/15 at 5 PM EST to discuss and give away their book
Kyra Sundance - Dog Tricks Kit - will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/16/15 at 630 PM EST to discuss and give away her products

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Kyra Sundance is a world-acclaimed stunt dog show performer, dog trainer, and internationally best-selling author. Her dog team performs live acrobatic shows on premier stages internationally; at circuses, professional sports halftime shows, and on movies and television shows such as The Tonight Show, Ellen, Entertainment Tonight, Worldwide Fido Awards, Animal Planet, Showdog Moms & Dads, and Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. Kyra and her dogs starred in Disney's Underdog stage show and in a command performance at the palace in Marrakech for the king of Morocco. Kyra has written numerous popular dog-training books including the international best-selling 101 Dog Tricks, and hosts a line of award-winning dog-training DVDs. She also set-trains dog actors for movies and TV and lectures on positive dog-training methods. Kyra is nationally ranked in competitive dog sports, having trained, competed, and titled in a great number of dog sports. Her methods foster confident, happy dogs who are motivated to do the right thing rather than ones fearful of making a mistake. She shows us how to develop joyful relationships with dogs who balance enthusiasm with self-control. Kyra and her Weimaraners Chalcy and Jadie live with Kyra's husband on a ranch in California's Mojave desert.

Up to nine million animals were affected by earthquake and aftershocks, HSI estimates

KATHMANDU (15 May 2015)—Following Tuesday’s destructive aftershock in Nepal, Humane Society International will send livestock veterinarians to care for animals in heavily affected rural areas. HSI continues to conduct an assessment of the needs of local animal welfare organizations for expansion of their facilities and will meet these needs on a case-by-case basis. HSI estimates that as many as 6 million to 9 million cows, goats and other livestock were injured or killed following the April 25 earthquake. Thousands of street dogs and cats also are in need of care.

Humane Society International’s Sarah Vallentine, who lives in Kathmandu, said: “Tuesday’s strong aftershock caused further destruction and has worsened the conditions of many people and animals already traumatized by the devastating April 25 earthquake. The initial earthquake caused animals to suffer a range of conditions from broken and crushed bones and lacerations and respiratory disease like pneumonia from days and nights exposed to the elements without shelter. We’ll continue to assist with vital supplies – humanitarian and veterinary - to provide a lifeline to both animals and people struggling to cope here in Nepal.”  

Humane Society International will continue to help animals, large and small, affected by Nepal’s earthquake and strong aftershocks:

  • HSI is working with its affiliates, the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association and Humane Society International/Australia, to deploy three veterinarians with livestock expertise to Nepal in the coming days. 
  • This week, our vets travelled to Sindhupalchok to carry out crucial vaccinations and veterinary treatments, in partnership with World Vets, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Animal Nepal, SPCA Nepal, Himalayan Animal Rescue Team and Nepal’s Department of Livestock Services.
  • HSI is providing tarpaulins to shelter goats, cows, poultry and other animals from the harsh sun and driving monsoon rain. Many of these animals have been exposed to the elements since the earthquakes destroyed their permanent shelters, and as a result they are suffering from respiratory illnesses. Animal Welfare Network of Nepal (AWNN) will coordinate the supply of these tarps and will also assist in setting them up with the villagers in remote locations.

HSI will work  with animal groups in Nepal, including: AWNN, Society for Animal Welfare and Management, the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Center, Animal Nepal, Nepal SPCA, Himalayan Animal Rescue Team and others.

Donations are urgently needed to support our lifesaving efforts in Nepal and wherever animals and people are affected by disasters.

TPR News
Saturday, May 9, the 129th day of 2015.
There are 236 days left in the year.Mothers Day is tomorrow; May 10th.Crew:
Jon Patch - Host
Bqarry Siebold - Vet Tech/Co Host
Lexi Lapp - Producer
Zach Budin - Network Producer
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Special Guests:
Dr. Patrick Mahaney - Hour 1
Lea-Ann Germinder - Hour 2

This week the FDA recalled Nylabone Puppy Starter Kits warning that humans who touched the Nylabone Puppy Starter Kitdog chews are at risk of Salmonella infection if they did not thoroughly wash their hands and clean any surfaces that may have come in contact with the product.  Pets with Salmonella may be lethargic and have diarrhea,

Leading Los Angeles Veterinarian  Dr. Patrick Mahaney is to discuss the story and give pet owners tips on what to do if they think their pet may have Salmonella. 


Dr. Patrick Mahaney – Industry’s Leading Veterinarian
Dr. Patrick Mahaney is Los Angeles’ premier, concierge, house-call veterinarian through his company  California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness (CPAW), Inc. He also provides holistic treatment for cancer patients at the  Veterinary Cancer Group.
Dr. Mahaney is a highly sought after certified veterinary journalist and shares his expert perspective on animal health and current events via  Animal Wellness, AOL’s  Paw NationHamptons PetThe Honest Kitchen Blog, PetMD’s  The Daily Vet, Pet360’s  Pet-Lebrity NewsPetSafePet World Insider, and Victoria Stilwell’s   He co-hosts an internet radio show,  Holistic Vets on the Radio Pet Lady Network.
Dr. Mahaney makes television appearances, including Hallmark Channel’s  Home & Family, Bite Size TV’s  The Girl Spot, and is the go-to-holistic veterinarian for Animal Planet’s  My Cat From Hell.
He participates in public speaking engagements through  BlogPawsUCLA Extension, and  Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Mahaney is a member of many professional advocacy groups, including the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), and Lesbian Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA).

TPR News
Saturday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2015.
There are 243 days left in the year.May is National Pet Month, Responsible Animal Guardian Month and Pet Cancer Awareness Month!!!Coming up this week May 3-9, 2015 it is National Pet Week. Held the first full week of May by the American Veterinary Medical Association.Crew:
Jon Patch - Host
Vince & Lisa Centonze - DVMs/Co Host
Zach Budin - Network Producer
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Special Guests:
Dr. Brian Hare host of "Is Your Dog a Genius?" on NAT GEO WILD will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/2/15 at 5 PM EST to discuss his television show
Joann Lindenmayer, Humane Society International's Senior Manager for Disaster Operations will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/2/15 at 530 PM EST to discuss the disaster in Nepal.
Keith Winslow, Host of Voice for Veterans, to discuss the Kentucky Derby winner and his fundraiser for Veterans, with Paddock's coffee give away

Animal Victims of Nepal’s Earthquake Receive Emergency Aid from Humane Society International’s Veterinary Medical Team

HSI helps dogs, cows, goats, chickens and people alike in strike zone;

(1 May 2015) – Animals injured or abandoned as a result of Nepal’s devastating earthquake are receiving emergency veterinary aid and care from Humane Society International’s Animal Rescue Team. HSI is working with our partner organisations such as Animal Welfare Network of Nepal in Kathmandu to provide life-saving veterinary medicines, vaccinations, surgical equipment and other supplies, as well as looking into providing shelter and food for sick, injured, lost and abandoned animals.

Alongside the thousands of people killed or displaced after the earthquake, thousands of animals are also struggling to cope with the aftermath. Many have sustained injuries from being trapped in collapsed buildings or hit by falling debris; thousands of animals have been crushed to death or buried alive in the disaster.

Rahul Sehgal, director of HSI Asia, said: “There is complete devastation in many areas for people and animals alike, and we’re helping both. For many people, their animals are all they have left, so HSI’s animal aid is a vital lifeline. Today the team has visited several affected areas where the surviving animals are living in stressful conditions, often exposed to the elements and in need of basic veterinary care and medicines. We are attempting to locate a facility to serve as a temporary shelter for animals who have been left behind as well as for animals in critical need as assessed by the team. We also helped a man who was singlehandedly trying to clear out the rubble of his home so that he could retrieve whatever worldly possessions he had left. Compassion doesn’t care if you have two legs or four.”

In Sengden Village a remote village outside Kathmandu where 85 per cent of the houses were levelled, people and animals are living in makeshift tents. One woman encountered by our team, Mrs Purnima Tamang, is all alone without family except for her flock of eight goats that she refuses to leave as they all shelter together in what remains of her home. “Call them what you want – my property, my family, my friends, they are all I have left,” she told HSI’s rescue team.

Her goats are suffering from exposure, having been soaked by rain for five days, and so HSI veterinarians are treating their respiratory problems and will return to help Mrs Tamang with medicine and food.

In every village HSI has visited so far, animals are getting sick from exposure in the heavy rain; many are too sick to eat, and most of the animal feed is buried in the rubble anyway. Complicating matters is that many of these villages are not easily reached as they are remote and reached only by mountainous dirt roads. It is a desperate situation, and HSI veterinarians have been the first responders on the ground to provide aid in many of these villages.

Seghal, said: “We are seeing a wide variety of animal issues here such as animals lacking shelter, food and medicines. We were able to provide treatment for some physical injuries such as cuts and lacerations, but we realize that the disaster for the surviving animals has just begun. In the absence of basic needs most of the goats are already showing signs of respiratory stress and almost all animals have diarrhoea. These signs indicate the urgent need to provide veterinary care to prevent onset of life threatening diseases. These animals have already survived a large scale disaster and it would be heart-breaking to see them succumb to something as easily preventable as respiratory diseases.. The humanitarian teams are vaccinating people and we’re working alongside them vaccinating animals. Everyone needs help here.”

We will continue to provide updates as well as photos from our animal rescue efforts in Nepal. Email the HSI media contacts to be kept informed of developments. Donations are urgently needed to support our lifesaving efforts in Nepal and wherever animals and humans are affected by disaster.

Dog Scientist
Is Your Dog a Genius?
Dr. Brian Hare has dedicated his life to understanding the psychology of man’s best friend. As a sophomore in college, he worked with his dog Oreo to disprove the theory that only humans can spontaneously use and understand human gestures. The quest to better understand the brain behind the bark continued from there.
Today, he is an associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University and a member of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, a division of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. He founded the Duke Canine Cognition Center, the first dedicated Canine Cognition Center on a college campus.
Dr. Hare used his knowledge and studies to co-found Dognition, a revolutionary tool for dog lovers to understand their best friend’s unique intelligence . The cognitive science-based games help people discover the unique way that their dog sees the world. By encouraging citizen science, all of the data collected helps scientists like Dr. Hare make new breakthroughs in dog cognition, contributing to the greater good of all dogs.
Dr. Hare and his wife compiled everything they know about dogs into his best selling book, The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think.
In 2004 the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation named him a recipient of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, Germany’s most prestigious award for scientists under age 40. In 2007 Smithsonian magazine named him one of the top 37 U.S. scientists under 36.
He has a Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from Harvard University.
Dr. Hare is the host of the new Nat Geo WILD special Is Your Dog a Genius?, premiering Friday, May 15 at 10 PM ET/PT as part of Barkfest Weekend. The three-part special helps owners understand their dogs better so that they can unlock their full potential.
Is Your Dog a Genius?
Permiering Friday, May 15 at 10 PM ET/PT
Dog scientist Dr. Brian Hare uses his groundbreaking research to help dog owners better understand their canine companions. He introduces at-home games that assess both dog and human, and he presents extraordinary dogs with remarkable problem solving abilities.  The interactive series will help dog owners everywhere unlock their dog’s true potential.
BarkFest Weekend on Nat Geo WILD invites you to celebrate all things canine and to learn more about the brains behind that bark. Tune in Friday, May 15 to Sunday, May 16 for all dogs all the time.
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