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. 

Pets+Us #1709: Zoonosis, 02/23/17

Feb 20, 2017
Find the Best Psychics Online

It's cold and flu season, but can we share colds and flu with our pets?  And, is a pet psychic right for you and your pet?  Find out this week with host Mary DeFranco.

Mary also welcomes your pet stories.  Send them to reachout@wxxi.org.


www.keepcalmandposters.com

Learn how purring cats heal, calm and make us better people; and what you need to know about kennel cough.


Pets+Us #1707: Music for Cats, 02/09/17

Feb 6, 2017
Luxemburger Wort

Musician David Teie explains why and how he composes music specifically for cats to listen to; and tips for housebreaking your puppy.


Calm My Pet

Raising a happy and confident dog, including nipping puppy biting in the bud. And, what the MP3 Project discovered about the effects of music on animals.


Our Happy Cat

Advice from experts on how to enrich your cat's life, the importance of bonding with your cat, and some science on how often to feed your cat to meet his natural nutritional needs.


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

Jan 16, 2017
Pinterest

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
http://www.mypetfoodcenter.com/about-us/who-we-are/

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


myminidoxie.com

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.


Pets4Homes

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.


Pet360

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.


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