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Talkin' Pets News

June, 17, 2017

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jeremy Miller - SuperPet

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guest - Jackie Bowen, Executive Director of Clean Label Project will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 6/17/17 at 5pm EST to discuss the top 10 and bottom 10 pet foods on the market


"Shark Week" has a new star attraction: Michael Phelps.... Lets hope his role in Shark Week is not bait!!Discovery Channel's list of "Shark Week" programming next month includes a July 23 show titled "Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White." Discovery Channel billed it as "an event so monumental that no one has ever attempted it before" and added that "the world's most decorated athlete takes on the ocean's most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark - the race is on!"Whether that means the winner of 23 Olympic gold medals is actually racing a shark remains uncertain. The release announcing this event didn't offer many details or specifics aside from saying that Phelps "has one competition left to win."Discovery Channel has yet to release any additional information.-----------------------

35-pound flabby feline at Washington shelter seeks new homeA tubby tabby named Symba needed an adoptive family - and probably to lay off the treats.Happily, he's found a family.The 6-year-old cat arrived last week at the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington. Symba tips the scales at 35 pounds. Symba's previous owner moved to an assisted living center and couldn't take him along.Symba is 15 pounds heavier than his goal weight and is working to slim down. He exercises on a cat wheel and is fed out of food puzzles that are designed to slow down a cat's eating.Shelter staff says Symba currently can't take more than a few steps without losing his breath.Late this week we learned from the shelter that Symba has been adopted.--------------------- 

After years on the job, one lucky dog got the retirement party of a lifetime....Gema, a service dog who worked at Orlando International Airport for nearly five years, was treated with a party last week."We're celebrating the retirement of one of our most loyal and dedicated employees - & we're sending her off in style," the Florida airport wrote on Twitter.The pup was surrounded by her furry friends, according to the airport which documented the party on social media. Her handler Eddie also saluted Gema."In darkness, she is my eyes. She's my sister, my protection. When lonely, she lets me know I'm not," Eddie said of Gema, according to Twitter.At her party, Gema was treated to an oversized doggie treat and a sparkly pink tiara, which the airport called her "retirement crown."---------------

‘Whisker Fatigue’ Is Real, and Your Cat Probably Has It...Cat’s whiskers are much more than just a fun way to provoke your pet.  The movable hairs, called vibrissae, allow felines to “see” in the dark by touching objects and sensing air currents; they also trigger protective blink reflexes.But facial hair can be a blessing and a curse for some cats that suffer from whisker fatigue.The “fairly new diagnosis” occurs among cats whose sensitive sideburns rub against the sides of their food or water bowl.So if you’ve caught your pet pawing grub onto the floor, making a mess of their dinner, hesitating before eating, or acting aggressive or anxious around mealtimes, it might be time to replace that deep dish with something wider and more shallow.Despite its ridiculous title, whisker fatigue is an issue many...but not all... veterinarians take seriously. It’s also on the minds of many manufacturers, that are introducing more cat-friendly options.It’s easy to laugh the problem away. But imagine being tickled every time you tried to take a bite of your meal: You’d probably fight back, too.---------------------

Dog owners urged to get pets vaccinated for highly-contagious dog flu...Do you take your pooch to dog parks or other areas where pets may gather??? This may not be as safe if you are in an area effected by canine influenza.Veterinarians urge their pet owners to get their dogs vaccinated, especially if they frequent pet-populated areas like dog parks.They are also encouraging pet owners who live in apartment buildings to get their animals vaccinated as well.Now is the time to get your pet vaccinated because canine influenza, or H3N2, can live and be transmitted while on surfaces, and when a sick dog sneezes, it can be airborne for up to 48 hours.If you have friends who come and visit you, and they come from an area where they were exposed to it, they might bring it to your pet.Symptoms of canine influenza are similar to the flu. Dogs will start by coughing, sneezing, have a lack of appetite and a high fever.-----------------------------

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