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Talkin' Pets News

March 11, 2023

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Linda Register - East West Animal Hospital - Lutz, Florida

Producer - Matt Matera

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Dr. Joren Whitley will join Talkin' Pets at 5pm ET on March 11 to discuss his animal chiropratic practice

Dr. Joren Whitley

Chiropractor/Owner

Dr. Whitley grew up in Oklahoma and many of its surrounding states. In 2012 he received a Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Oklahoma State University. During college Dr. Whitley worked as a laboratory technician for the National Institute for Microbial Forensics & Food and Agricultural Biosecurity and the United States Department of Agriculture.

After college he worked in concrete construction where he was injured on the job. This led him to find Chiropractic and ultimately his love for how the body functions.

Dr. Whitley Graduated from Parker University in Dallas, Texas in April 2016 with a Doctorate in Chiropractic. He then opened our Edmond Office in January 2017. Since then he has been the Chiropractor for the OKC Ballet, UCO POM Squad and the animal Chiropractor for the OKC Zoo and many other Animal Sanctuaries and Safari’s. He has also gained international attention on TikTok with his work on domestic and exotic animals. Being featured on The Tamron Hall Show, Buzzfeed, Unilad, and many more.

Dr. Whitley has a passion for working on people and animals alike, helping to unlock their bodies ability to function at its very best.

Talkin' Pets News

March 4, 2023

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jasmine the Dog Trainer

Producer - Lexi Adams

Network Producer - Jayla Green

Social Media - Bob Page

Talkin' Pets News

February 25, 2023

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Adriana Seidl - St. Francis Pet Care Center, Tarpon Springs, FL

Producer - Lexi Adams

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Dr. Chris Carpenter, Founder of Vet Set Go and Kimberly West of VCA Animal Hospitals to discuss the next generation of Veterinary Professionals and the "Become a Veterinarian Camp Contest" at 630pm ET

HOW TO HAVE A SAFE AND FUN HOLIDAY SEASON WITH YOUR FURRY FRIENDS
VETERINARIAN SHARES SIMPLE HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR PETS
 
Dr. Emily Stefan, DVM, Staff Veterinarian, VCA Animal Hospitals
 
BACKGROUND:
The holidays are a wonderful time for friends and family to get together in our homes and celebrate, however it can be is easy to overlook potential hazards to your pet's health and safety. To prevent mishaps for your cuddly companions, it is important to ‘pet proof’ your home and keep an eye out for potential hidden dangers.
 
On November 16, Veterinarian at VCA Animal Hospitals Dr. Emily Stefan will be available to share holiday safety tips for your pets. She can share details on what foods can be toxic to pets, the dangers of keeping your wrapping and ribbons out unattended and how to keep a nervous pet calm and comfortable around a house full of guests.
 
DR. STEFAN’S HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS INCLUDE:
·         Keep Your Pets’ Tummy Happy:  Unfortunately, vomiting and diarrhea are common medical problems that veterinarians see during the holidays time, especially between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Be sure to give your pet nutritious treats designed for their stomachs -or if you wish to feed your dog a special treat, give only a small amount of table food on top of, or mixed in with his regular dinner and keep the holiday candy away.
·         Be Mindful of Holiday Decorations: While candles can create a cozy holiday atmosphere in your home, they should never be left unattended. Pets can easily knock candles over with a wag of their tail or burn themselves. Consider using battery-powered candles instead.
·         Make Sure Your Tree is Set Up Securely:  Be sure to keep ornaments above tail height if you want them to stay on the tree! Tree water can contain harmful fertilizers and/or be a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause stomach upset should your dog decide to sample this new water bowl. Be sure to block off access to the tree’s watering dish.
·         Is Your Pet a ‘Nervous Nelly’? Try to provide a quiet space away from company where they can feel safe but still have access to fresh water and cozy blankets. Make sure to take time to play with your pet and give extra cuddles and stress-relieving walks during the holidays. There are a number of mild calming remedies that can be used during the holidays to minimize your pet’s anxiety. Ask your veterinarian for more information and if these would be suitable for your pet.
 

For more information, please visit: www.vcahospitals.com
 
MORE ABOUT DR. EMILY STEFAN:
Dr. Stefan has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2010. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine after completing her clinical year at NC State University in Raleigh.  After graduating, she spent a year in Seattle completing an internship in an exotic pet practice where she learned all about treating and caring for non-traditional pets including birds and reptiles. Dr. Stefan joined the VCA Centre Park family in January 2019. Dr. Stefan is originally from Ohio, but moved to Baltimore in 2011 and fell in love with Maryland. She now lives in Columbia with her husband, step son, two cats, and a dog. 
 

 

Talkin' Pets News

September 17, 2022

Host - Jon Patch

Co Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services - TN

Producer - Devin Leech

Network Producer - Ben Boquist / Jayla Green

Social Media - Bob Page

Talkin' Pets News

September 3, 2022

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jasmine the Dog Trainer, Tampa Bay, FL

Producer - Philip Staub

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Dr. Louis DelGuidice, The National Emergency Specialty Director at AmeriVet Veterinary Partners will join Talkin' Pets to discuss the transmission of MonkeyPox

The Monkeypox Virus affects not only our friends and families but also our beloved fur babies. As new cases of pets, specifically dogs, contracting the virus increase daily, it is essential to monitor your pet's health to keep you and your loved ones safe from the virus. 

The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently established that as officials are "still learning" about the disease and finding out which animals are vulnerable to getting infected with Monkeypox, they have somewhat concluded and assumed any mammal could be infected with the Monkeypox virus

Dr. Louis DelGiudice, the National Emergency Specialty Director at AmeriVet Veterinary Partners, shared, "There is a higher risk of an infected individual spreading it to their pet than a pet spreading it to a human. We cannot say there is no risk of animal to human transmission, but we do not know exactly what that risk is," he says, "If your pet becomes infected with Monkeypox, the likely source is close contact to a human in the household. So, if you are ill with Monkeypox, it is best to try to reduce interaction with your pet for the next 21 days until you are fully recovered. Cleaning of your bedding and theirs, as well as sanitizing food dishes and toys is recommended."

Talkin' Pets News

August 20, 2022

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services, Tampa, Florida

Producer - Devin Leech

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

 
First Run Features presents
FREE PUPPIES!
The True Story of Rescue Dogs

Opening in Theaters beginning 
August 12, 2022 in NYC and August 19 in Los Angeles 

Weekend Q&A's in New York City and Los Angeles
with Filmmakers Samantha Wishman & Christina Thomas
and the Tri-state Rescue Ladies
 
 
 
Millions of rescue dogs from the rural South have been transported to new homes thanks to the tireless efforts of a vast, grassroots network of dog rescuers.
  
FREE PUPPIES! is the true story of where those dogs came from and the grim challenges facing a group of women rescuers working together to save them.
 
 
 
 
A New York Times Noteworthy Film of the Summer
"No, they won’t be handed out with tickets, but presumably seeing rescue dogs placed in new homes in a documentary will make you smile all the same."
~ The New York Times
 
 
The first feature film on the booming national movement to relocate rescue dogs:

Time Magazine



 
 
"Fascinating. To bring lovely animals up from the South is appealing, but how can we help these shelters become sustainable themselves?"
~ CJ Bentley, VP Animal Welfare, Atlanta Humane Society
 
 
Although transports have moved dogs from the South for decades, when Hurricane Katrina left more than 250,000 pets stranded, the infrastructure of modern pet transport for a nation-wide dog rescue effort was born. Since then, individual volunteers, transporters, shelters and rescue groups have created a movement to place millions of southern dogs in areas of the country with high demand for adoption but low supply.

By following a group of women dog rescuers from Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, FREE PUPPIES! reveals the challenges that contribute to the rescue dog crisis in the first place. These women not only save dogs from euthanasia, but also organize affordable and accessible spay and neuter, reform local ordinances, advocate for humane education, and fight urgent and complex challenges facing underserved areas of the rural South.

The film includes interviews with the ASPCA, Atlanta Humane Society, McKamey Animal Center, My Kids Have Paws Veterinary Clinic, Dixie Day Spay, Badass Brooklyn, and dozens of rescue organizations, shelter directors, healthcare providers, and local officials.
FREE PUPPIES!
A film by Samantha Wishman & Christina Thomas
Opens August 12, 2022 in Live & Virtual Cinemas
70 minutes | color | English
Credits

Samantha Wishman - Director, Producer, Editor
Christina Thomas - Director, Co-Producer, Editor
Muffie Meyer - Story Editor
Carter McCormick - Director of Photography
Eliot Popko - Director of Photography
Joey McCormick and Willard Hamilton - Original Music
 
 
 
Filmmaker Biography - Samantha Wishman

Samantha Wishman is a filmmaker from New York City. After graduating from Columbia Law School, she moved to LA to make a short film about pitching a script for a feminist softball comedy in Hollywood, which went on to play at a number of festivals. She adopted a rescue dog named Billie Hollydale before returning home to make FREE PUPPIES!.
 
Filmmaker Biography - Christina Thomas

Christina Thomas is a producer, director and editor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating from The University of Pennsylvania she moved to Los Angeles where she has worked on several productions including commercials, shorts and features. FREE PUPPIES! is her documentary directorial debut. She enjoys giving equal attention to her dogs Harvey and Ruphus.
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