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CAN YOUR CAT AND YOUR CAT ALLERGEN SENSITIVITIES LIVE IN HARMONY WHILE SPENDING SO MUCH TIME AT HOME?

VETERINARIAN REVEALS BREAKTHROUGH APPROACH TO MANAGING

CAT ALLERGENS WHILE HOME

 

DR. KURT VENATOR, DVM – Chief Veterinary Officer, Purina

BACKGROUND:

As millions of Americans continue to spend unprecedented amounts of time at home, it also means spending unprecedented amounts of time with their pets – including cat owners with cat allergen sensitivities.  Perhaps dealing with cat allergens wasn’t a big problem when they were only home a few hours a day. But now, being in close proximity 24/7 is creating challenges. Luckily, a team of innovative scientists at Purina have developed a new way to manage allergens through cat food! When combined with other allergen management strategies, this new approach can help cat owners better handle their current situations and be closer together with the cats they love.

Purina’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Kurt Venator is available on Wednesday, June 24th to share the science behind this breakthrough as well as offer tips for bonding with your cat while managing cat allergens at home.

TIPS FOR MANAGING CAT ALLERGENS AT HOME:

●        If you have cat allergen sensitivities, there are ways to help manage cat allergens indoors such as using HEPA air purifiers throughout the home to help catch dander and filter the air you’re breathing in.

●        Clean more frequently than you might usually do to remove dust, dander and cat hair, and wash any furnishings or home decor frequented by your cat like couch covers, pillows and bedding. Soft upholstery can make for a comfortable resting place for cats and the softness can trap dander.

●        While these methods help manage allergens in the environment, there is a new option that helps manage cat allergens at the source. Purina Pro Plan LiveClear is the first and only cat food that has been shown to reduce allergens in cat hair and dander. Many people think that cat hair is the problem, but it’s actually what’s on it – the major cat allergen called Fel d 1, which cats produce naturally in their saliva. When cats eat this new formula, it neutralizes the Fel d 1 in their mouth. By reducing active Fel d 1 in the cat’s saliva, it reduces the allergen that is transferred to the cat’s hair and dander when they groom, ultimately reducing the allergen in the environment.

TIPS FOR BONDING WITH YOUR CAT AT HOME:

●        Try to keep your cat’s routine as normal as possible. While you both are experiencing a new living dynamic, food and play times should stay as normal as possible.

●        Cats can also get a little stir-crazy when stuck inside with their owners – given it’s a big change from the routine they’re used to – and may be susceptible to stress. It’s important to keep an eye on them in case they start exhibiting destructive and/or anxious behavior. Increasing enriching activities and play time will help combat this.

 

For more information, please visit –www.proplanliveclear.com

 

MORE ABOUT DR. KURT VENATOR:

Kurt Venator is Purina’s Chief Veterinary Officer and directs the Purina Advisory Council, a 19-member group of world-renowned veterinarians from various medical specialties who help advance pet nutrition, health and wellness around the globe. Dr. Venator is an esteemed speaker across North America on the topics of small animal nutrition and veterinary medicine. He works closely with U.S. Veterinary Schools to provide nutrition education and professional development for the veterinarians of tomorrow. His team also works actively with veterinary clinics across the country to advance the role of nutrition in clinical practice and help pets live long, healthy lives.

Produced for: Purina

Saturday, 20 June 2020 16:24

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

June 20, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Matt Nall - Pet Supplies Plus

Producer - Kayla Cavanaugh

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Steve Lankfer, author of "Dog Speak" will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 6/20/20 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away his book

Chris Johnson, USPS Program Manageron Safety Awareness will join Jon & Talkin' Pets at 630pm ET on 6/20/20 to discuss ways to prevent dog bites

BE ALERT: PREVENT THE BITE

USPS National Dog Bite Awareness Week is June 14-20, 2020

GUEST: Chris Johnson, USPS Program Manager, Safety Awareness

Background:

Dog attacks are a nationwide issue and not just a postal problem. The Postal Service is driving home the message that dog bites are a national problem and education can help resolve the issue.

While the number of postal employees attacked by dogs nationwide reached 5,803 in 2019, the encouraging news is that it’s more than 200 fewer than in 2018. Despite the drop-in attacks, it is still a big problem.  Today, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is continuing to showcase technology that not only alerts mail carriers of potential attacks, but also alerts customers when the carrier may be coming so they can secure their dogs. It will also release its annual list of cities where the most dog attacks were recorded. The organization also highlights safety initiatives to help protect its employees and offers tips to pet owners.

 

TIPS FOR PREVENTING DOG BITES:

·         Keep the family pet secured. Place your dog in a separate room and close that door before opening the front door to accept the mail. Dogs have been known to burst through screen doors or plate-glass windows to attack visitors.

·         Parents, please remind your children not to take mail directly from your letter carrier in the presence of your pet. The dog may view the letter carrier handing mail to a family member as a threat.

·         We place the safety of our employees as a top priority. If a letter carrier feels threatened, or if a dog is loose or unleashed, we may ask the owner to pick up their mail at a Post Office until the letter carrier is assured the pet has been restrained. If the dog is roaming the neighborhood, the owner’s neighbors also may be asked to pick up their mail at the Post Office.

To spread the word on social media, use word the hashtag #preventdogbites. 

 

More About Chris Johnson:

As the U.S. Postal Service’s Program Manager, Safety Awareness, Chris Johnson is responsible for developing and implementing nationwide safety programs.

A staff of 375 safety professionals domiciled among 67 locations nationwide support these programs to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for nearly 630,000 employees connected by a fleet of nearly 215,000 vehicles that connect to nearly 32,000 postal facilities

Saturday, 13 June 2020 15:41

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

June 13, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services

Producer - Zach Budin

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Holly Ganz, Microbial ecologist turned entrepreneur and Founder of AnimalBiome will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 6/13/20 at 630pm ET to discuss and give away her dog & cat gut supplement

AnimalBiome Completes $1.5 Million Seed Funding Round and Hires Carlton Osborne as CEO

 

Oakland, CA – February 5, 2020 – AnimalBiome, a leader in the dog and cat health microbiome sector, has completed a seed funding round totaling $1.5 million, bringing their total raised to date to $2.25 million. The company was founded by researchers at the University of California, Davis and Berkeley in late 2016.  AnimalBiome completed IndieBio’s life science accelerator program in 2017, and Leap Venture Studio’s accelerator program in 2018. AnimalBiome provides personalized recommendations for nutrition and supplements based on genetic sequencing of bacteria in the microbiome of companion animals.

In addition, Holly Ganz, PhD and CEO at AnimalBiome, has announced she will be moving into the Chief Science Officer position. President of AnimalBiome, Carlton Osborne, JD, will now be taking over as the company’s new CEO. 

"With the support of our investors, we’re accelerating developments of our products and will continue to provide pet parents with revolutionary science to boost pet health, happiness and longevity by improving their microbiomes,” says Holly Ganz PhD and Chief Science Officer of AnimalBiome, “We’re very excited to see what the future holds for AnimalBiome, especially with Carlton as our new CEO. We feel confident his leadership skills and business expertise will continue to follow our mission and achieve our company goals. And this will allow me to focus on developing better ways to use the microbiome to monitor and improve the health of dogs and cats.”  

Osborne brings more than 15 years of start-up and business development experience with focus on rapid revenue growth and customer experience.  “I was an early adviser and investor in AnimalBiome because it has a revolutionary approach to helping the millions of dogs and cats that suffer from digestive disorders that often cause diarrhea, vomiting, and constipation,” said Carlton Osborne, chief executive officer of AnimalBiome. “AnimalBiome is uniquely positioned to harness the potential of the microbiome to deliver personalized nutrition products and services for dogs and cats.”

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, AnimalBiome advances pet care through gut microbiome research and pet digestive health products. Their team of scientists know that a healthy inside leads to a healthy outside, which is why they're on a mission to develop innovative, science-backed treatments that will help pet parents better understand their pet's gut microbiome. In addition, they provide all of the tools an owner will need to improve their pet's health.

 

AnimalBiome currently offers gut health testing and gut microbiome restoration supplements for cats and dogs.

Benefits of their Gut Health Tests include:

·         Actionable insights for personalized diet and nutrition, supplements, or patient lifestyle changes 

·         Distinguishes whether the patient’s microbiome is dysbiotic and identifies which bacterial groups may be problematic 

·         Learn how to change your pet’s diet to improve their gut health

DoggyBiome and KittyBiome Gut Microbiome Restoration Supplement include:

·         Supports solidly-formed bowel movements

·         Gentle and fast-acting

·         Helps maintain normal stools

·         Soothes the intestinal tract

·         Convenient capsules created from healthy dog/cat feces

About AnimalBiome: AnimalBiome provides personalized nutrition services rooted in the science of the microbiome to improve the gut health of dogs and cats. AnimalBiome's microbiome tests use genetic sequencing to characterize the gut microbiome of individual pets, allowing veterinarians and pet owners to make personalized changes in diet, including prebiotics and macronutrient ratios, to promote a more balanced composition of gut bacteria. They create restorative supplements from material sourced directly from healthy pets to combat digestive issues and restore balance. AnimalBiome’s services have helped over 3,500 dogs and cats, with >80% showing improved clinical signs, including improved body condition, fecal consistency, and a reduction in the frequency and occurrence of diarrhea and vomiting. AnimalBiome is a privately-held company based in Oakland, CA that was started by researchers at the University of California, Davis. 

Learn more at: https://www.animalbiome.com/.

Connect Socially:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/animalbiome/.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/animalbiome/.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/animal.biome/.  

Saturday, 06 June 2020 15:56

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

June 6, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Gino Sassani - Lost World Reptiles

Producer - Zach Budin

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests -Lydia Hiby, Animal Communicator and long time friend of Talkin' Pets will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 6/06/20 at 5pm ET to discuss your pets past & present

Robin Bennett, Co-Founder of The Dog Gurus and author of several books will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 6/06/20 at 630pm ET to discuss dog day cares & business's as they plan to reopen during Covid-19

Robin from the Dog Gurus



They are really focusing on helping facilities get back to normal while still maintain safety measures to keep the people safe and reduce fear.


Facilities need to be proactive rather than reactive.
The dog gurus provided three steps

1. Begin a wait list for routine services NOW.  That way they have a list to use to get clients and achieve as high an occopancy as possible. Someone needs to work this list continually. This will be especially important for grooming, daycare, training, petsitting

2. Create special activities to celebrate a return to “new normal”. Put together several “ready to go” activities that you can roll out as soon as openings are announced.  These will help generate enrollment/signups for daycare and training to celebrate.  Use scarcity to promote these and maximize attendance. Give people a reason to return. 

3. Create special one time events to encourage lodging. This will be the last service to come back fully so create reasons for people to bring their dog in for overnight stays. For example: date weekends to celebrate (partner with local stores who can provide gift certificates as part of the package), movie nights for the dogs, sleep overs, etc.  Encourage owners to get their dogs back in the routine of staying overnight to prep for the holidays. 

Keep in mind that she people may still be nervous about going out so continue to maintain safety protocols.

Robin Bennett, CPDT-KA
Robin Bennett is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, author, speaker, and expert on dogs. She founded one of the largest dog training companies in Virginia and has been using her expertise in “reading dogs” to teach families how to train their pets as well as helping others in the pet care industry keep dogs safe for over 20 years. Robin’s first book, All About Dog Daycare is the number one reference on opening a dog daycare. She is also Co-author of Off-Leash Dog Play… A Complete Guide to Safety and Fun, and an extensive staff training program called, Knowing Dogs, which are the leading staff training resources for dog daycare and boarding facilities. Robin is currently co-founder of The Dog Gurus, the nation’s premier resource for dog care professionals. Through The Dog Gurus she is now helping pet care professionals get their lives back by showing them how to create sustainable businesses with teams that truly know dogs.

Here’s her two books:
All about daycare 
Off Leash Dog Play: A Complete Guide to Safety and Fun 



Robin Bennett, CPDT-KA
Robin Bennett is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, author, speaker, and expert on dogs. She founded one of the largest dog training companies in Virginia and has been using her expertise in “reading dogs” to teach families how to train their pets as well as helping others in the pet care industry keep dogs safe for over 20 years. Robin’s first book, All About Dog Daycare is the number one reference on opening a dog daycare. She is also Co-author of Off-Leash Dog Play… A Complete Guide to Safety and Fun, and an extensive staff training program called, Knowing Dogs, which are the leading staff training resources for dog daycare and boarding facilities. Robin is currently co-founder of The Dog Gurus, the nation’s premier resource for dog care professionals. Through The Dog Gurus she is now helping pet care professionals get their lives back by showing them how to create sustainable businesses with teams that truly know dogs.

Susan Briggs, MA, CPACO
Susan Briggs is a Certified Professional Animal Care Operator, author, speaker, and pet care business expert. As co-founder of The Dog Gurus she brings over 18 years of experience in the pet industry with 12 years as co-owner and operator of a successful dog daycare, lodging, grooming and training business in Houston, Texas. In addition to being a co-author with Robin in publishing Off-Leash Dog Play and Knowing Dogs, Susan used her educational background in accounting and published Counting Noses: Accounting and Financial Management Guidelines for the Pet Services Industry. Susan enjoys making it easy for owners to understand the numbers side of their business so they can focus on care quality. In 2015 Susan co-founded the Professional Animal Care Certification Council whose mission is to provide independent testing and certification for pet care professionals. The program embraces Susan’s passion for providing quality care for animals.


Four Things Every Dog Should Know

Robin Bennett, CPDT-KA

Co-Founder, The Dog Gurus

www.TheDogGurus.com

Dogs are brilliant! And they love to learn. There is no end to things you can teach your dog. Dog training ranges from teaching basic manners, such as sit, to teaching tricks such as shake or play dead, to teaching sports and activities such as agility or scent work. Regardless of whether your dog is a stay at home pooch or a social pup who participates in a wide range of outdoor activities, here are four things every dog should know.

• His name – With this behavior, you say your dog’s name and he turns and looks at you. Ultimately, this ends up becoming the come command, but for starters I want a dog that will stop what he is doing at least long enough to look at me whenever I say his name. Teaching a strong response to his name is the first step toward managing your dog. If your dog doesn’t pay attention to you, no other cues matter. Teaching a dog his name means teaching him when and how to pay attention to you.
• Sit – You can stop all types of bad behaviors by teaching a dog to sit. Just remember to reinforce it and practice it in lots of new locations.
o Does your dog jump? Ask him to sit instead.
o Is your dog scratching at the door to go outside? Ask him to sit instead.
o Are you trying to write a check at the vet’s office but your dog is pulling on the leash? Ask him to sit instead.
• Wait – I teach wait to mean “do whatever you want, butstay where you are.” You can use wait for some of the following situations:
o When you open the crate door but need your dog to wait while you put on his leash.
o When you are getting groceries from the house and want your dog to say in the foyer even if the door is open.
o When you are making the bed and don’t want your dog to get on it until the covers are straightened out (I personally have this situation every morning!)
• Drop it –This is a great behavior for when your dog picks up something that you don’t want him to have. It’s also a fun way for the two of you to play tug of war.

There are lots of other things you can teach your dog, but these are the bare minimum behaviors you should focus on to have basic dog manners around the house.


Lydia is the most sought after animal communicator around. Her childhood dream of becoming a fairy godmother to animals seems to have come true. Her clients come from every state in the U.S. and European countries galore. People so different... yet sharing the love of their pet and their belief in Lydia's gift. Her client list numbers over 60,000 over 20 years, and many began as skeptics. Lydia likes skeptics, she says, and believes that once she proves herself to a skeptic that skeptic becomes her best publicity. Lydia has also co-authored a book recently, Conversations with Animals , detailing her experiences.

Lydia is available for Consultations, Seminars, and Lectures. To find out more about her, or the services she offers, please click on one of the links below. Note that Lydia is actively working on her new book, "More Conversations With Animals"! Contributions from past and current clients are welcomed!

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Saturday, 30 May 2020 15:16

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

May 30, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

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

Producer - Daisey Charlotte

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Dr. Samantha Saunders will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 5/30/20 at 630pm ET to discuss Extraordinary Innovations in Animal-Free Vaccine Testing that offer Hope towards Covid-19 Vaccines, Treatments and our future

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