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Talkin' Pets News

March 28, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services

Producer - Zach Budin

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests -Justin Goodman, M.A. Vice President, Advocacy and Public Policy White Coat Waste Project will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 3/28/20 at 5pm ET to discuss his organization and the treatment of animals for food

ALEXANDRIA CORN TELLS EX HE SHOULD HAVE “CHEATED BETTER” IN NEW SINGLE and She will join Jon & Talkin' Pets to discuss her music and pet 3/28/20 at 630pm ET

OWN THE FINAL FILM IN THE CONCLUSION OF THE SKYWALKER SAGA STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. Talkin' Pets will be giving away the Blu-ray, DVD, Digital version of the film this Saturday 3/28/20 from 5-8pm ET


Singer-songwriter Katy Perry is expecting a child with actor Orlando Bloom—and is craving the plant-based Impossible Burger! “Foods that gross me out now are beef,” said the 35-year-old mother to be. “I’m not really into red meat, thank god for the Impossible Burger.”

Last year Katy joined fellow celebrities Jay-Z, Serena Williams, Jaden Smith, Trevor Noah,, Zedd, and more in investing in Impossible Foods. She even promoted Impossible Foods by wearing a vegan-burger costume to the Met Gala and in a Taylor Swift music video!

Katy’s fiancé seems to be just as big a fan of plant-based burgers as she is. In October of last year, Orlando Bloom posted an Instagram story of a Burger King Impossible Whopper sign with the caption “a road trip must.”

Impossible Foods’ crave-worthy burgers may soon be even more accessible. This month the company announced that it would cut an average of 15 percent of its product prices for U.S. distributors. These cuts are meant to be passed on to restaurants and then on to customers, making it easier for the plant-based beef to compete with conventional beef.

Impossible Foods’ chief executive officer, Patrick Brown, said:

Our stated goal since the founding of the company has always been to drive down prices through economies of scale, reach price parity and then undercut the price of conventional ground beef from cows. Today’s price cut is just the latest step toward our goal of eliminating animals in the food system.

The Impossible Burger is served at thousands of restaurants, including Burger King, Red Robin, the Cheesecake Factory, and the Hard Rock Cafe. And at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show—the world’s largest technology trade show—Impossible Foods debuted a brand-new product: Impossible Pork.


AKC Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Jerry Klein Shares Latest on COVID-19 and Your Dog

    • As of recent reports by IDEXX Labs, thousands of dogs and cats have been tested and found that they CANNOT pass COVID-19 on to humans.
    • COVID-19 can only use humans as a host, therefore dogs and cats are unable to contract it. However, dogs have their own strains of Coronavirus that directly affects them. Symptoms include gastroenteritis such as bloody diarrhea and vomiting, or respiratory tract problems.  
    • Dr. Jerry Klein advises keeping a first aid kit at home for pets and humans, respectively. This kit should include a thermometer, which you should use to keep track of your body temperature during this time. Those who get the virus report high fevers (above 100 degrees for humans) as one of their symptoms.
    • If you test positive for COVID-19, you should follow basic hygiene precautions such as washing your hands with soap and water before and after touching your pet.
  • Plan ahead and make sure you have another family member or friend who can care for your pet if you fall ill with the virus and are unable to care for them.
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Cadbury announced Lieutenant Dan as the winner in their annual Cadbury Easter Bunny contest. Making Lieutenant Dan the very first handicapable pup on wheels to become the Easter Bunny.

Lieutenant Dan, a Treeing Walker Coonhound and his family are ready to show the world how special he really is. This special pup is a double amputee, but he has never let that slow him down! Born with his hind legs and tail deformed, Lieutenant Dan has been walking on his front legs since he was 8-weeks old. At 6-months old his family made the difficult decision to amputate his back legs and later his tail. Now, Dan uses a Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair to help him run and play. Winning the coveted spot will give this special dog a chance to share his incredible story and show the world that a life on wheels can be amazing!

His family says that Lt. Dan or Lou, “has such an infectious joy for life. He is one of the happiest dogs I have ever owned or met! I swear he is always smiling.” Dan’s family is hoping that with Dan as the Cadbury Easter Bunny that people will see how incredible it can be to own a handicapped dog and how much love they have to share.

“Although, owning a handicapable pet is not always easy, trust me it is extra work on our part, I wouldn't trade it for the world. You can't be around him and not be smiling or laughing! And though it can be extra work, if you have it in you to provide the extra necessary care don't give up on a pet just because they are different! You never know what they might add to your life!" say’s his family.

Congratulations Lieutenant Dan!


An Arizona man died and his wife was hospitalized after officials said they treated themselves on Sunday with a deadly home remedy for the new coronavirus — a popular fish tank additive that has the same active ingredient as an anti-malaria drug.

The drug, known as chloroquine phosphate or chloroquine, has been bandied about by President Trump during White House briefings on the coronavirus pandemic as a potential “game changer” in the treatment of Covid-19.

The couple, who officials at Banner Health, a hospital system based in Phoenix, said were in their 60s and were from Maricopa County, quickly experienced side effects that included nausea and vomiting. They were not tested for the coronavirus.

The man died from cardiac arrest and his wife was initially listed in critical condition, according to hospital officials, who said on Monday that the woman had been upgraded to stable condition and was expected to make a full recovery.

With tens of millions of Americans under orders to stay at home or practice social distancing, scores have been converging on places like Yellowstone, Grand Teton and the Great Smoky Mountains to escape the specter of the coronavirus — until now.


On Tuesday, the National Park Service announced that all three national parks would be closed immediately to prevent the spread of the virus, citing concerns about crowding and requests from local public health authorities. Even the governor of Montana had pressed for the closing of Yellowstone.

At the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which straddles the border of Tennessee and North Carolina and was the busiest national park last year, officials reported a surge in visitors during the past week.

They said that 30,000 people visited the park each day — 5,000 more a day than last March — and caused congestion at several of the park’s most popular sites.

“Visitors from across the country have flocked to the area due to spring break, wildflowers and warm weather conditions,” the park said in an announcement.

The closing at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which the park service said welcomed 12.5 million visitors in 2019, is in effect through April 6.

Yellowstone and Grand Teton, the sixth and the eighth most visited national parks last year with 7.4 million visitors between them, announced that they were closed until further notice. Park officials said county health officials in Wyoming and Montana had requested the closings.


The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) has made a large donation of unused medical supplies to the Florida Department of Health. The supplies include: 1,000 sets of medical shoe covers, hundreds of masks, isolation and surgical gowns, medical head covers, gloves, other personal protective equipment and medical-grade disinfection solutions it had in stock for hands-on workshops the NAVC conducts for veterinary professionals. The value of the donation is more than $10,000. 

NAVC employees realized they could repurpose supplies not currently being used to help alleviate shortages in medical facilities throughout Florida. The Florida Department of Health, Alachua County division, accepted and picked up the supplies and will disperse them to those Florida communities that need them most to fight the coronavirus. 

“This is what community is about for NAVC - helping others get what they can't get for themselves. I am so proud of our employees who made this happen and proud to do our part to help our fellow Floridians during this crisis,” said NAVC CEO Gene O’Neill

Some animal-shelter officials have encouraged people to take in foster pets during these times of “social distancing” and shelter-in-place orders — and New Yorkers have taken the suggestion to heart.

Best Friends Animal Society and Muddy Paws Rescue say the shelters they work with have seen a major surge in applications, Bloomberg reports. In many cases, they’re out of dogs and cats. “For the moment we definitely don’t have any dogs left to match” with foster volunteers, said Anna Lai of Muddy Paws.

Over the past couple of week, some shelters have seen applications increase by a factor of 10. And Best Friends says foster pets are being snapped up at higher-than-average rates not only in New York, but at many shelters across the country.

Earlier this month, Best Friends encouraged pet adoption as a way to stave off loneliness.

Some animal-shelter official are encouraging pet adoption as a way to stave off loneliness.

“If you don’t have a pet and are thinking about getting one, now is the perfect time to ‘try it on’ by fostering from your local shelter,” Julie Castle, CEO of Best Friends Animal Society, was quoted saying.

Best Friends stated in a Facebook post: “For some, this may be a lonely time and there are so many dogs and cats who would love to keep you company!”


A cat in Belgian has tested positive for the coronavirus after catching the potentially deadly bug from an infected owner, officials said Friday.

The sick pet in Liège tested positive after showing classic symptoms of COVID-19 — including difficulty breathing — a week after its owner first fell sick, health officials told a press conference, the Brussels Times reports.

While it is the first known infection of a cat, two dogs in Hong Kong have previously tested positive — with the first, a 17-year-old Pomeranian, dying after returning home from quarantine.

“The cat had diarrhea, kept vomiting and had breathing difficulties. The researchers found the virus in the cat’s feces,” professor Steven Van Gucht said Friday, according to the outlet.

No information was given on the conditions of either the cat or its owner, the Brussels Times said.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization insists that there is “no evidence that a dog, cat or any pet can transmit COVID-19” to humans.

“We want to stress that this is an isolated case,” he said, according to the Belgian newspaper. “The risk of animal-to-human transmission is very small.”

Belgium’s National Council for Animal Protection (CNPA) also told the paper that there is no known threat from pets.

“Animals are not vectors of the epidemic, so there is no reason to abandon your animal,” the agency said — while advising owners to “not rub their nose against their pets.”

As well as the cat, 7,284 people have been confirmed infected with coronavirus in Belgium, with almost 300 deaths at the point of this release.


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