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. 

Pets+Us #1704: Pet Emergencies, 01/19/17

Jan 16, 2017

Pet emergencies - how to identify them, how to prevent them when possible, and how to respond.  And, could your pet benefit from a pet massage?

Pets+Us #1703: Feeding Your Pet, 01/12/17

Jan 9, 2017

What's on the label, what should be in the can, and a controversial view from an industry leader about the humanization of pets.

From National Geographic we'll explore your dog's Short Term Memory. 

We'll also learn about how to protect our pets from obesity, and the safe way to pick up a dog.

Woman's Day

A writer shares a touching tribute at the passing of his beloved pet. And the folks at National Geographic answer a variety of weird animal questions.


Host Mary DeFranco shares proper rabbit nutrition from the House Rabbit Society, and more tips to keep our pets safe and happy during the holiday season.

Ann Arbor Animal Hospital

Whether dogs, cats, even birds - tips for everyone to enjoy the holidays safely and peacefully. And a spotlight on pancreatitis risk especially during the holiday season.

Pet Lover

Holiday safety for your pets, keeping pets warm in the winter, and the LA Times Gift Guide just for our furry friends.


Host Mary DeFranco shares information about the bathroom habits of your cat, and information about which pets get along best with rabbits, and a special holiday Don't Eat That.

In Don't Eat That we'll explore your pet's tongue, taste buds, eating and drinking habits that influence what they crave. We'll hear about what Oscar the Blind Cat is up to.

Psychology Today

From Harvard University - Animal Assisted Therapy.  And, a scientist explains why cats are so wierd.