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“Is my pet middle-aged?”  Public invited to bring their favorite canine or feline friend for free
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October is National Pet Wellness Month.  On Saturday, Oct 29rd from 1-3p, Quincy Animal Health and Westside Family Pet Clinic are partnering to host a fun and educational event to help pet owners learn about the special needs senior pets experience as they age.

Quincy Animal Health last year at this event launched Neutricks® – the first ever supplement specifically designed for brain cell health and has proven to help attention and learning in older dogs.

The event is free and open to the public and visitors are encouraged to bring their dog or cat for a free wellness assessment by clinic staff.

Stations around the facility will give pet owners an opportunity to learn about the main health conditions affecting senior dogs and cats, including:

  • Cognitive dysfunction syndrome – signs and symptoms of dog dementia
  • Osteoarthritis – diagnosing and treatment options
  • Ideal body weight – caloric intake based on size and age
  • Dentistry – common dental problems in older pets
  • Oncology – detecting and treating pet

The event will also feature prizes, giveaways, and refreshments as well as a donation for each completed paw print to Grey Muzzle and to Capital K-9s.  Grey Muzzle is a non-profit organization, which improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs in animal shelters, and rescue organizations.  Capital K-9s exists solely to fund and support the Madison Police Department’s (MPD) K9 unit. 

Paw prints will be stamped at each of the wellness stations.

WHEN:  Saturday, October 29, 2011  from 1-3pm
WHERE:  Westside Family Pet Clinic, 643 Struck St  Madison, WI 53719 (one block east of Woodman’s West)
WHO: In support of:  Capital K-9’s, Custom Canines, Dane County Humane Society, and Friends of Feral Cats
WHAT: Bring your dog” – Free veterinary advice, samples, nail clipping and ear cleaning and clinic tours. Find out about: dental grade, ideal weight, Brain health, Nutrition, Pet Rescues and more
WHY: October is “Pet Wellness Month” and November is “Adopt a Senior Pet Month”

CONTACT: Lisa-Marie Lohse at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call at (608) 827-8155

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Jon Patch

Graduated from Penn State University in 1983 and landed my first broadcasting job at the flagship station to SUN Radio Network in St. Petersburg, FL as a producer of talk radio. In 3 months advanced to a network producer, then on air as a national eventually local weather reporter for the Tampa Bay area. Held a position in management as a trainer to new hosts and producers and later Affiliate Relations Manager, eventually in 1990 started hosting, Talkin' Pets. Left SUN radio several years later and worked with USA Radio Networks for 1 year. I worked with Business TalkRadio & Lifestyle TalkRadio Networks for19 years under the title of V.P. Affiliate Relations and Programming, later worked with Genesis Communications until starting a new network ATRN.  Currently working with GAB Radio Network and with Josh Leng at Talk Media Network.  I am still hosting the largest and longest running pet radio and internet show in the country, Talkin' Pets, for the past 29 years... My one true passion in life is to help to educate the world through interviews with celebrities like Betty White, Tippi Hedren, Bob Barker, Linda Blair and others, authors, foundations and organizations like the ASPCA, LCA, HSUS, AHA, WSPA on the ways to make this world a better place for all animals and mankind whom all share this very fragile and mysterious planet called earth. This is the only home we have so we all need to learn how to share and maintain it so that life for us all continues and evolves forever... | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.