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Friday, 28 May 2021 21:49

A Quiet Place Part II

Movie Review written by Jon Patch with 4 out of 4 paws

A Quiet Place Part II

Paramount Pictures, Buffalo FilmWorks, Platinum Dunes and Sunday Night present a PG-13, 97-minute, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller directed by John Krasinski, written by Krasinski and Scott Beck with a theater release date of May 28, 2021.

PET MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS:
SIMPLE STEPS TO BOOST YOUR PET’S MENTAL WELL-BEING  

VETERINARIAN ADDRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF PET MENTAL HEALTH, INCLUDING SEPARATION ANXIETY   

 

Sharon L. Campbell, DVM, MS, DACVIM, Medical Lead & Behavior at Zoetis Petcare 

BACKGROUND: 

Most pet parents are aware that ‘the pet effect’ is real and that pets contribute to our emotional, social, and physical wellbeing. But, do many pet parents think about their pet’s mental health?  May is Mental Health Awareness Month and while our pet’s mental state isn’t as complex as our own, they do experience a wide range of emotions: from love and joy to anxiety and fear. And while they can’t tell us how they’re feeling, they do show us through behaviors and cues we can learn to tune-in to. Over this past year, many pet owners have grown accustomed to spending most of their time with their pet at home. As pandemic restrictions start to ease and we begin returning to life outside the home, it is important to keep our pet’s mental health in mind as well as our own wellness – so taking a proactive approach to your furry friend’s mental health is more important than ever.  

On May 25th, Veterinarian Dr. Sharon L. Campbell of animal health company Zoetis will be available to discuss the bond between pets and pet parents as well as how to recognize signs of your pet's mental health issues early. She can also share vet-approved pet care guidance and at-home tips - all to help you be the best pet parent ever.  

Dr. Campbell’s Tips Include 7 Key Topics to Address Pet Mental Health: 

·         Training: Pets love being good at things! And they also love knowing that they're making you proud. By keeping your pet on their toes with consistent training, you can keep their brain health engaged and in great shape.

·         Routine: Even though they can’t tell time, pets love having a routine. Whether it’s sleeping, eating, potty time, or exercising – establishing a routine around their day helps them feel comfortable and safe.

·         Positive experiences: Shielding your pet from something might seem like the natural response. But did you know you can help them get accustomed to things like noise by combining different activities (and treats!) with these types of triggers? Confidence also plays a big role here and different types of training can help with that.

·         Health: Because pets can't speak, you're their most important advocate. Whether they are subtle or more meaningful signs, your pet's behavior can give you clues about their physical health. That’s also why it’s important to schedule regular check-ups with your vet – they can help you identify things that are not immediately obvious to you.

·         Data: New survey findings from Zoetis about pet parents and their views on pet wellness to be available in advance of interview 

For more information, visit: www.ZoetisPetcare.com   

MORE ABOUT DR. SHARON L. CAMPBELL:  

Dr. Campbell received her DVM degree from University of Wisconsin and completed a residency in internal medicine and a master’s degree at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She was a Clinical Instructor at the University of Tennessee for 2 years, then worked at a private referral hospital for many years before joining Zoetis, where she is a Medical Lead for the pain management, anesthesia, sedation, behavior and anti-infectives portfolio of medications.  Dr. Campbell is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She is Fear Free Certified and is on the Fear Free Advisory Board. 

 

HEADING BACK TO THE OFFICE? DON’T FORGET TO MAKE A PLAN FOR YOUR DOGS & CATS!

PETA offers tips to help them cope with loneliness and boredom

DIANA MENDOZA, companion animal program manager, PETA Los Angeles

BACKGROUND:

As more people get the COVID-19 vaccine and states re-open, many Americans will be heading back to work outside the home. That may be good news for humans eager to get back to their old routine, but it will be a painful adjustment for the dogs and cats who’ve grown used to having someone to keep them company at home.  The transition can be traumatic for them.

PETA, the largest animal rights organization in the world, has tips to help guardians ensure that life after lockdown isn’t a huge let down for dogs and cats who are, after all, members of our family. Some advice includes:

  • Take your dog for an extra-long walk before work. Don’t hurry him along, get him tired so he’ll nap better.
  • Never lock him in a crate, which adds to stress. Dogs aren’t things to be stored, and if there’s a fire or break in, they cannot escape.
  • Make sure your cat has a view, even if that means pulling a piece of furniture to the window.
  • Gradually increase the amount of time you spend away from the house, and don’t become a blur, arriving back, hurriedly walking him, and then disappearing again.
  • Slow down. Spend attentive, quality time with him before you leave and when you get home.
  • Provide interactive toys for while you’re away, such as a puzzle treat dispenser for dogs and catnip-filled items for cats.
  • Always give a kind word, make a fuss, and offer a treat before you walk out the door.
  • If you do not use doggie day care, always arrange for a trusted friend, relative, or recommended dog walker to let your dog out during the day; because dogs aren’t machines, they, like you, have to “go.”
  • Talk to your workplace about allowing dogs at work, or at least having a “Bring Your Dog to Work Day” once a week or month.

On May 26, Diana Mendoza will be available for interviews. She will tell your listeners the best way to help animals adapt to our absence, and offer helpful tips to ease the transition.

For more information please visit: www.PETA.org

More About Diana Mendoza:

Diana Mendoza is the companion animal program manager for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in Los Angeles. She represents PETA at city government meetings and runs the organization's "Let’s Fix L.A.” program, which connects Angelenos with low-cost spay/neuter services so that they can comply with the city's mandatory spay/neuter law, help end the companion animal overpopulation crisis, and improve the lives of dogs and cats. 

Friday, 28 May 2021 20:57

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

May 29, 2021

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Suzanne Topor - Livingston Animal & Avian Hospital, Lutz, FL

Producer - Lexi Lapp Adams

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Special Guests - Hour 1 - 530pm ET - Dr. Sharon L. Campbell - Medical Lead & Behavior at Zoetis Petcare

Hour 2 - 630pm ET - Diana Mendoza - Companion Animal Program Manager, PETA Los Angeles.

Friday, 14 May 2021 21:15

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News May 15, 2021 Host - Jon Patch Co-Host - Gino Sassani - Lost World Reptiles Producer - Devin Leech Network Producer - Darian Sims Social Media - Bob Page Special Guest - Nizar Ibrahim is a vertebrate paleontologist and comparative anatomist with a background in the bio-and geosciences and a Ph.D. in vertebrate paleontology, he will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/15/21 at 5pm ET to discuss Nat Geo Dinosaur celebration
Friday, 14 May 2021 02:38

Spiral

Movie Review Written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws Spiral Lionsgate. Twisted Pictures, Seredipity Productions and Dahlstar present an R rated, 93-minute, Crime, Horror, Mystery, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger with a theater release date of May 21, 2021.
Friday, 14 May 2021 02:32

Those Who Wish Me Dead

Movie Review written by Jon Patch with 2 out of 4 paws Those Who Wish Me Dead New Line Cinema, BRON Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance and Film Rites present an R rated, 100-minute, Action, Drama, Thriller, directed by Taylor Sheridan, written by Michael Koryta and Charles Leavitt with a theater release date of May 14, 2021.
image.jpeg LOOK OUT… IT’S DINOMAYNIA!!!! NAT GEO’S FIRST ANNUAL MONTH -LONG CELEBRATION OF DINOSAURS Dinosaurs may be extinct, but they never go extinct with kids. While these huge dangerous reptiles disappeared from the earth over 65 million years ago, they are still very much alive in the imagination of countless toddlers and kids. Vertebrate paleontologist and dinosaur expert, Nizar Ibrahim shares his love of these fascinating creatures. He has scoured the deserts of North Africa for clues to life in the Cretaceous period, when the area was a large river system teeming with a profusion of diverse life. His team has unearthed giant dinosaur bones and footprints as well as remains of prehistoric fishes, crocodile-like predators, and giant flying reptiles. He is renowned for his decades long work tracing Spinosaurus, one of the most unusual dinosaurs yet found: a predator that was longer from snout to tail than an adult T.rex, and that had a six-foot tall sail on its back. Ibrahim’s multi-disciplinary research projects shed light on a period of major changes for our planet including extreme climate fluctuations and the breakup of the supercontinent. Join world renowned paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim on international Dinosaur Day, May 18th as he discusses everything dinosaur. He will answer questions like: · Why do dinosaurs continue to capture the imagination of kids around the world? What makes them so appealing? · What is International Dinosaur Day and DINOMAYNIA? How can we learn more? · Can you share some of the new science that is changing older theories about how dinosaurs looked, moved and lived? · What can you tell us about Spinosaurus? I understand they were partial to water. · What does it feel like to unearth dinosaur bones from the earth? · What does it mean to be a National Geographic Explorer? Join Nat Geo Kids for an entertaining, fun-filled exploration of our favorite prehistoric creatures by visiting the DinoMAYnia web hub (www.natgeokids.com/dinomania), or by checking out our incredible selection of dinosaur books (http://natgeodinomania.com/). Follow along on Twitter and Facebook at @NatGeoBooks as we share weekly Dino Dispatches and fascinating trivia. Parents can visit our Reimagining Dinosaurs content hub for more fascinating stories about dinosaurs, including some of the latest dinosaur discoveries that are changing the way we understand dinosaurs, from the way they looked to the way they lived. ABOUT - Nizar Ibrahim is a vertebrate paleontologist and comparative anatomist with a background in the bio-and geosciences and a Ph.D. in vertebrate paleontology. His teaching and research affiliations include the University of Detroit Mercy, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh, PA) and the University of Portsmouth (UK). Over the last decade, he has reached millions of people around the globe via speaking tours, exhibits, educational videos, books, and scientific literacy projects for young people. Ibrahim and his discoveries have been widely featured in National Geographic magazine, most recently in Reimagining Dinosaurs, and in Nature, Science, the Wall Street Journal, Discover, and many other major national publications.
Friday, 07 May 2021 21:10

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News May 8, 2021 Host - Jon Patch Co-Host - Charlie Logan - Owner & Healer at Logan Light Center, Venice, Florida Producer - Matt Matera Network Producer - Randall Boettger Social Media - Bob Page Special Guests - JB Kropp, President of Dinovite, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/8/21 at 530pm ET to discuss Dinovite's new Meal Boosters Tammy Billups, Author of Animal Soul Contracts,will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 5/8/21 at 620pm ET to discuss and give away her new book
A Guide to Discovering the Spiritual Agreements between Our Souls and Those of our Animal Companions Animal lovers are extraordinary. Despite awareness that we will probably outlive our beloved pets, we are still drawn, time and time again, to the connection, joy, and unconditional love that come with sharing our lives, homes, and laps with animals. Many of us feel something deeper than just companionship with our animal friends—a heart-to-heart connection felt all the way to the soul level. Revealing the higher purpose and soul mission behind our relationships with our animal companions, Tammy Billups explores the spiritual contracts that are created when a human bonds with an animal and shows how we come into each other’s lives for a reason. Providing real-life examples, Billups explains why animals choose, at the soul level, to have certain perceived negative experiences, such as physical or behavioral issues, to evolve their souls, clear karma, and help our soul’s evolution. She shows that human and animal souls orchestrate every experience and interaction that holds potential for transformation and healing, including the final transition. She demonstrates the inner dynamics of the animal-human relationship to help animal lovers understand their soul contracts with their pets. The inspirational, real-life examples of animal-human tandem healings that Billups facilitated identify the soul contracts within each pairing that transformed feelings of grief, loss, abandonment, betrayal, trauma, abuse, and anxiety. The author reveals how animals we have previously loved and shared our lives with come back, either on the spirit level or reincarnated in a new animal form, to support us. Offering peace and hope to those who’ve lost beloved animal companions, she describes what she’s witnessed during healing sessions with animals in the weeks before they transition and during their passing. Billups also includes practical instructions for identifying different types of animal soul contracts and connecting with and enlisting the help of your light team or spirit guides. By discovering the soul agreements that underlie our animal partnerships, we can find meaning in the issues that arise with our animals and ourselves, support our souls’ mutual evolution, and allow the soul contracts to weave their spiritual magic in the animal-human relationship. Author Bio: Tammy Billups is a transformational soul healer and pioneer on the animal-human sacred soul partnership. She’s a sought after holistic healer, the creator of animal-human Tandem Healings, and a Certified Interface Therapist. She has appeared on CNN’s The Daily Share, Primetime Live ABC, and Oprah. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.
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