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Talkin' Pets News

October 6, 2018

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Maria Ryan - DogGone Positive

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Social Media/Producer/Production - Bob Page

Special Guests - Mike Iaconelli, Host of Fish My City's on Nat Geo will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 10/06 at 5pm EST to discuss his new show

Historic “Yes on 13” Campaign Launched to End Dog Racing and Kate MacFall from the HSUS in Florida will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 10/06/18 at 630pm EST to discuss



Lyme Disease is the number one vector borne illness in the US and in the US armed forces. Lyme Disease bacteria have developed multiple methods to become resistant to antibiotic treatment. Despite taking antibiotics or other remedies for months or years, these patients diagnosed with Lyme disease continue report relapsing symptoms of fatigue, brain fog, inflammation. Fortunately, research has shown that microparticle remedies called "liposomes" are more effective at killing resistant pathogens in lab studies. Due to their tiny particle size, liposomal remedies are able to penetrate deeper into the brain, inside cells, and under biofilms where pathogens like to hide. Recent research has also identified essential oils that totally eliminate persistent forms of Lyme. For over eight years, liposomal essential oils have been more effective at significantly reducing neurological and toxic symptoms in our patients diagnosed with Lyme disease.

At Two Frogs Healing Center, they have successfully treated hundreds of patients diagnosed with Lyme disease and multiple tick borne co-infections. At the "Getting Rid of Lyme Disease with Liposomes" lecture Greg Lee shared how innovative treatments like electrical frequency scans help to identify the real underlying issues, enhance the effectiveness of treatments and remedies for each person.

"Liposomal essential oil remedies have the unique ability to penetrate into the brain, cells, and through biofilms to get to the hidden forms of Lyme disease and co-infections," - Greg Lee, President Two Frogs Healing Center.

A new law in California treats pets much like children in divorce cases.

The legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown allows judges to decide who gets to keep the animals, The Associated Press reports. The judges will be able to look at who feeds and cares for them, essentially giving the consideration as family members.

The law takes effect at the beginning of next year.

Until now, when disputes over pets have arisen during divorce cases, judges have had to improvise. Some have even "put the dog between the would-be owners and tried to determine who it liked the best," according to AP.

Atousa Saei, a family law attorney, told AP that some judges have even said things along the lines of, "OK, you get the dog a month at a time, a week at a time."

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry, leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is proud to announce the launch of the AKC Junior Mentor Program.

The goals of the AKC Junior Mentor Program are to provide Juniors just entering the sport or those looking to sharpen their skills (mentees) with a positive role model and friend who will help them on their journey to become an accomplished Junior; and, to provide experienced Juniors (mentors) the opportunity to improve their own skills while sharing their experiences. Mentors will provide advice and support in topics such as handling, grooming, proper dress and behavior, sportsmanship and more. Participating in the Junior Mentor Program as a mentor or mentee counts toward the number of activities required to become a Junior Ambassador, a program that recognizes Juniors for being active in the sport.

“A mentor program is a great opportunity for Juniors actively involved in AKC events to assist new young people in AKC Events,” says Mari-Beth O’Neill, Vice President of Sports Services.

The Juniors Program offers children between the ages of 9 and 18 years of age an opportunity to compete in Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Rally, Tracking, Hunt Tests, Herding, Field Trials, Earthdog, Lure Coursing, Coursing Ability and Coonhound Events. Children participating in these sports and events develop their handling skills, learn about good sportsmanship, dogs, and dog events.

“I am excited to see how many new Juniors will be supported,” states Leslie Fetzer, Director of Education. “The Junior Mentor Program is a great opportunity to showcase excellent sportsmanship.”

To learn more about the AKC Junior Mentor Program or the AKC Junior Ambassador Program, including how to sign up to be a mentor or mentee, please visit:

All American Licensing announced the signing of Dr. Jan Pol, veterinarian and star of the television series The Incredible Dr. Pol, to an exclusive licensing agreement.

The deal calls for AAL to develop a portfolio of food products, toys and other accessories that will feature the Dr. Pol brand imprint. Pol’s initial foray into consumer products will feature traditional pet categories as well as farm animal solutions.

The Incredible Dr. Pol, a reality TV series set in rural Michigan, currently airs on Nat Geo WILD, making it the network’s No. 1 rated program, with over 100 episodes produced to date.

"I’m excited to incorporate the insights I’ve learned in my many years of veterinary experience, collaborating with AAL to develop an affordable and practical line of animal products that are unique to the marketplace," Pol said.

Michael Gottsegen, co-founding partner of All American Licensing, said, “We’re thrilled to be working with Dr. Pol and his dedicated team – wonderful people who are truly inspired to help not just dogs and cats, but all animals remain healthy and strong through proper care, vaccinations, and grooming.”

Tim Rothwell, AAL co-founding partner, said, "Our strategy is to align Dr. Pol with retailers that will embrace his philosophy and dedication to providing the best service for the care and treatment of all animals, both large and small."

At the annual Pet Night on Capitol Hill last month, several members of Congress were recognized as “Pets’ Best Friend” by the Pet Leadership Council for their efforts on behalf of companion animals and those who serve and support them. “We are grateful to these representatives for their unwavering support for policies and programs that encourage animal health, responsibility and education among pet owners and the general public,” said Bob Vetere, PLC chairman. 

Pets’ Best Friend award recipients include:

  • Rep. Katherine Clark (MA-5)
  • Rep. Steve Chabot (OH-1)
  • Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-9)
  • Rep. Leonard Lance (NJ-7)
  • Rep. Robert Latta (OH-5)
  • Rep. Frank LoBiondo (NJ-2)
  • Rep. Paul Mitchell (MI-10)
  • Rep. Kurt Schrader, DVM (OR-5)
  • Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-6)
  • Rep. Ted Yoho, DVM (FL-3)
  • Rep. David Young (IA-3)
  • Rep. Don Young (AK-AL)

According to the American Pet Products Association’s 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey, more than 84.6 million households own at least one pet and 53 percent report their pet is good for their health. Studies have demonstrated health benefits including decreased stress and obesity rates and improved heart health among pet owners, and pets have also been shown to have positive impacts on families with autistic children as well as those suffering from memory impairment and post-traumatic stress. In 2016, a study by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) and George Mason University, calculated an $11.7 billion savings in U.S. healthcare costs as a result of pet ownership.

The Pet Leadership Council is made up of pet industry leaders, animal welfare, veterinarians and academia. Its mission is to advocate for pets and those who serve and support them by promoting responsible pet ownership and educating the public on efforts to improve the health and well-being of companion animals. For more information, please visit

Pet Night on Capitol Hill is an annual celebration of pets, pet owners and the human-animal bond hosted by the Pet Leadership Council and the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation. For more information, visit

An O'Fallon man is crediting his dog's instincts for saving his life and his home.

"She saved both of us," Charlie Macias said.

Charlie Macias said his home caught fire early Friday morning on Rascal Crossing Drive as he slept in after a night of watching football.

"It was all so quick. It was about 60 seconds maybe," Macias said. "I don't know what I would've done if she hadn't been here."

Macias said just before 2 a.m., his dog Jesse woke him up. He thought she wanted to go outside to the bathroom, but instead she sensed something was wrong at his home.

"She got up and started yipping a little bit." he said. "If she hadn't barked and had been so persistent I would've never got up."

After her constant barking, Macias decided to take her out outside, but he noticed an orange glow in his backyard.

"It was all kind of crazy. I mean nothing like this has ever happened to me before," he said.

Macias said he saw a fire burning through the side of his home and it had started to spread quickly.

"I ran down stairs and I saw that it was all over in here and it was a couple feet high." he said. "It was like fog. It was so fast. All I can remember is that it was puffing."

Macias grabbed his fire extinguisher and called 911. He was able to put out the fire, but now he's left cleaning up the mess. He said he's thankful for Jesse's sharp senses.

"I had just realized my dog has just saved my life basically," he said. “She's my angel. She's basically, I don't know, if I would have been here or I'll be in the hospital or the house wouldn't be here or something."

It could be weeks until Macias home is back to normal. It could cost him thousands to fix the damage.

O'Fallon Fire Officials told 5 On Your Side the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Cows burp and fart way more than they need to, says a Swiss firm that has developed food that will make the animals less gassy. Agolin has created food that cuts methane emissions from the cows’ livestock in a bid to help combat global warming. A single cow produces the equivalent of about three tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, says the firm based in Switzerland. Swiss firm makes cow food that reduces farts to cut climate change.

Getty Swiss firm has developed food to make cows less gassy. Co-founder and managing director Kurt Schaller told Reuters its new specialist feed can reduce the numbers by 10%. He said: ‘We sell our mixture for around 1 million cows per year. ‘There are 25-28 million cows in the European Union, so it is a big percentage. ‘That represents 300,000 tonnes of CO2 reduction today.’ Balibouse Agolin has created food that cuts methane emissions from the cows’.

The UN says livestock farming alone is responsible for up to 18% of the greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. Nearly a quarter of that comes from bovine flatulence. Cows’ burps represent 4% of all greenhouse gas emissions, Anne Mottet, livestock development officer at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said. Agolin says field trials have shown its product also helps increase milk yield and feed efficiency, which are benefits that farmers can more easily measure.

Video of a cow cruising in the back seat of a truck traveling down an Ohio highway has gone viral.

JD Blair told WKEF that he was driving home on Tuesday when he saw a cow’s head emerge from the rear passenger window.  Blair took out his phone and started recording so he could “make sure his family saw what he was seeing.”

Blair shared the video on Facebook and, by Thursday, it had millions of views and had been shared hundreds of thousands of times.

Cory Morris, the driver of the truck, rescued the cow, whose name is Annie, when she was 1 day old, according to WKEF.

Annie is now 18-months-old, weighs 800 pounds and regularly rides in the back seat, often to McDonald’s for one of her favorite snacks – ice cream.

When other people ask about his bovine passenger, Morris told WKEF he usually responds, “where else would I put her?”

Morris said Annie’s rides will come to an end at some point as she continues to grow, but until then there will be more journeys to document on Annie the Highway Cow‘s own Facebook page.

Morris told WKEF he’s in “total amazement” as the video approached 8 million views. “I love that she’s now appreciated by so many people.”

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