Pets+Us

Weekly half-hour program, Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. on WXXI Reachout Radio

Pets+Us is a weekly program of information and stories about the companions in our lives – our pets.  The program includes feature articles about the relationship between pets and their humans; useful tools and new products for pets; a “Don’t Eat That” segment that includes things that can be hazardous to your pet’s health; and stories from listeners about their own pets.

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fearfreepets.com

Host Mary DeFranco shares with us tips on helping your pet have fear-free vet visits, why cats skip the litter box, safe house plants, and how to socialize your dog.


CATS Bridge To Rescue

Host Mary DeFranco tells us about polydactyl cats, and she'll share summer safety tips, the best sofa fabrics for pet households, and helping cats and dogs to get along.

Cure-All Pest Control

We'll hear what robots can learn from a dogs, we'll get some tips on keeping our pets cool, and we'll learn about allergies and hot spots in dogs.


pinterest.com.au

Resources for dealing with the loss of pet, we'll hear about which common plants are toxic to your pets, and we'll learn proper feeding for your pet rabbit.


Vetstreet.com

We'll learn how to reduce the stress of taking your cat to the vet, Best Friends Animal Society tells us how pets with disabilities get adopted, and we'll hear about common issues that cats have with their humans, and how you can fix them.


Curiosity

The ASPCA explains the all-too-common problem of Separation Anxiety in dogs and gives us advice on how to deal with it.


Pets+Us #1815: Pets with Dementia, 04/12/18

Apr 9, 2018
https://canna-pet.com/dog-dementia-canine-cognitive-dysfunction/

How to help our older pets with dementia, we'll explore the connection between vocal learning in birds and humans' ability to learn language, and the co-founder of Best Friends Animal Society has a suggestion to make airline travel safer for pets. 


We'll learn about different types of trained service dogs, and find out what shots your dog needs

Drs. Foster and Smith

We'll learn about different types of trained service dogs, and find out what shots your dog needs.


20 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Pet, the dangers of e-cigarettes, learn about kitten teeth, and new airline safety concerns for pets in flight.

Old Town Manor

Host Mary DeFranco shares 20 easy says to save money on your pet (from toys and food to medications), the dangers of e-cigarettes to animals, and we'll learn about kitten teeth, and new airline safety concerns for pets in flight.


Pets+Us #1812: Adopting a Pet Rabbit, 03/22/18

Mar 19, 2018
Great Sage

Are you thinking of adopting a rabbit? House Rabbit Society has some ideas on where to get your new pet. We have some cold weather tips from the ASPCA, and how to help timid pets.

http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/is-it-safe-to-let-your-bird-on-your-shoulder-or-on-a-high-perch/

National Geographic tells us why Easter is bad for bunnies.  Plus, we'll learn which dogs are best for apartments, and whether your parrot should be on your shoulder.

Pets+Us #1810: Dog Food Recall, 03/08/18

Mar 5, 2018

The FDA on Friday warned pet owners that several popular brands of dog food have been found to include small amounts of a drug used to euthanize animals.  Host Mary DeFranco reads the articles and shares the UPC codes you should be looking for on your dog's food.


Dog Food RECALL: Brands & UPC Codes impacted

Mar 1, 2018
The Dogington Post

Feb. 16, 2018 -- The FDA on Friday warned pet owners that several popular brands of dog food have been found to include small amounts of a drug used to euthanize animals. 

The agency says it is investigating how pentobarbital wound up in certain shipments of Gravy Train, Kibbles 'N Bits, Ol’ Roy, and Skippy canned wet dog food.

Pets+Us #1809: Acetaminophen Warning, 03/01/18

Feb 26, 2018
PetWave

An important warning about Acetaminophen, we'll learn about heart murmurs in cats, and how to prepare to bring a new cat into your home.


Dog Discoveries

National Geographic explains why dogs are so friendly, we'll learn the differences between dogs and wolves, and could your cat's cough be asthma?


ESA Doctors

A major airline has announced new policy changes regarding flying with pets, whether they are trained service animals or for emotional support. And, did you get your flu shot? Experts say your dog might need one, too.


tethertug.com

Host Mary DeFranco takes listeners through a day in the life of a veterinarian.  We'll also take a look at some of the benefits of pet ownership and what to do if your dog escapes.


YouTube

Host Mary DeFranco shares a big list of do's and don't for cats and dogs.  We'll hear about a dog that gets a second chance, and what happens when a pet bird tries to use Alexa to buy stuff.


www.today.com

We'll learn how to care for a pet that has lost a limb, we'll get the basics on how to house train your dog, and a pet parent shares her experience as her dog undergoes chemotherapy.


Amazon.com

With the brutal temperatures all over the East coast this winter, host Mary DeFranco shares information about wintering horses, keeping cats safe in cold weather, and which dogs are bred for the cold. She'll also talk about the importance of spaying and neutering rabbits, and we'll hear how some New Yorkers teach their dogs Yiddish.


pastorhobbins.wordpress.com

We'll learn how to tell the difference between dog playing and dog fighting, how people name their cats, and how small animals perceive time.


Pet Health Network

It's a new year and this week host Mary DeFranco share some book reviews and new technology for pets.  She also has information on funding for some new studies on better pet health.


The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa

New Year's Eve is right around the corner, and this week host Mary DeFranco share some tips on how to keep your pets calm during New Year's Eve and other loud celebrations.  She'll also share a warning about antifreeze, and the latest tech trends for your pet.


Fidose of Reality

Favorite pet holiday stories, a holiday Don't Eat That, we'll explore another dog super power, and find out how to get your cat to stop scratching the sofa.


Pets+Us #1751: Dog's Special Powers, 12/14/17

Dec 11, 2017
Daily Mail

Can dogs sense illness? Time? What about spirits?  We'll explore these questions - and we'll get tips on how to keep your pets safe during the holidays.


Pets+Us #1750: Holiday Pet Safety, 12/07/17

Dec 4, 2017
Love

We'll explore how culture affects dog behavior, Holiday Pet Safety tips from the AVMA, and the Dog: the single man's (and woman's) best friend.


Vetstreet.com

We'll learn about what to feed your rabbit, a warning about the dangers of human medication to your pet - and when is the best time to neuter your - German Shepherd?


Apartment Guide

Host Mary DeFranco shares the pros and cons of your dog's bully sticks, and some healthy treats for your cat.


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