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


Has your senior dog gone back to acting like a puppy? Modern Dog explains why.  And, we'll hear about how to keep a clean house with a dog, and a quiet house with a meowing cat.


Tips, tricks and resources for you and your cat to share the often limited space in city environments. And, the ASPCA explains how you may still be able to keep your beloved pet if you have allergies.

Finding Professional Behavior Help for your pet, and in our Don't Eat That segment: Is it okay for Cats to Eat Bugs?

Pets+Us #1643: Feeding Your Lizard, 10/20/16

Oct 17, 2016

We'll learn about how to feed a lizard, canine hypo thyroidism, Wolf Dogs, and our Don't Eat That segment: Pepto Bismol.

We'll get tips on the proper grooming of rabbits, learn about how nature provides animals with changes to their coats to endure the colder winter weather, and how to check for updates on pet food recalls.

The Humane Society and the American Veterinary Medical Association have advice on dealing with the loss of a pet.  Also, safety tips for your pets in cold weather.

September is National Preparedness Month, and the ASPCA has information and resources to help you plan ahead to save your pets as well as yourself in a natural disaster.

Scientists study how - or whether - dogs process the meaning of words.  Also, new animal trivia, and some new gifts and gadgets for our pets.

Pets+Us #1637: Pet Life Stages, 09/08/16

Sep 7, 2016

Learn about how to care for your dogs and cats at each of their life stages from our friends at the Penfield Veterinary Hospital.

Pets+Us #1636: Feline Hairballs, 09/01/16

Aug 30, 2016

From Cornell Feline Health Center, Hairballs - what they are, and how to prevent and treat them. Attention-seeking behavior in dogs. And a report about Permethrin, a  canine flea and tick medication that is toxic to cats.

Pets+Us #1635: Why Dogs Bark 08/26/16

Aug 29, 2016

The Humane Society explains Why Dogs Bark and How We Can Get Them to Stop,   How Professionals Reduce Stress in Shelter Animals while they are waiting for their forever homes, and Beagle Bill gives research animals a chance at adoption.

The Humane Society explains Why Dogs Bark and How We Can Get Them to Stop,   How Professionals Reduce Stress in Shelter Animals while they are waiting for their forever homes, and Beagle Bill gives research animals a chance at adoption.

Pets+Us #1634: Is Your Pet Stressed?, 08/18/16

Aug 18, 2016

Learn how animals in general, and cats in particular, experience and manage stress, and how to identify stress in our pets.

Pets+Us #1633: Arthritis in Dogs, 08/11/16

Aug 11, 2016

Arthritis in Dogs - signs to watch for, and new medical breakthroughs on the horizon; How to spot the signs of a Healthy Bird, and Using Flea Medications Safely.

Pets+Us #1632: All About Dogs, 08/04/16

Aug 4, 2016

This episode is dedicated to caring for our dogs, from brushing and hugging to skin problems to helping dogs navigate stairs.

Recently published Dr. Seuss book, What Pet Should I Get?, includes notes from the publisher about the author’s love for animals and changes in attitude about pet adoption since the book was written over fifty years ago.

Pets+Us #1630: Vaccinations and Parasites, 07/21/16

Jul 20, 2016

The Medical Director at Best Friends Animal Society gives us the latest protocols on Pet Vaccinations, and explains the types of Parasites that can infect our pets and how they are treated.

From the Humane Society of the United States: Keeping Your Pets Safe During a Heatwave, and Using Positive Reinforcement to train your pets.

Pets+Us #1628: Running Guide Dogs, 07/07/16

Jul 6, 2016

Meet Klinger the Running Guide Dog, and learn about the Running Guides Pilot Program of Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

Pets+Us #1627: Loud Noise Phobias, 06/30/16

Jun 30, 2016

Helping our pets cope during fireworks and thunderstorms, and Beyond the Bunny House at Best Friends Sanctuary.

Dental care for your cat, the benefits of adopting an older dog, and can pets predict the weather?

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is awarded a grant to subsidize cancer treatment for pets, the latest in tech gadgets for pets, and how to get a cat out of a tree.

Are cats and dogs color blind? What do they see? Livescience explains. In our Don’t Do That segment – Summer Hazards.

Pets+Us #1623: Traveling with Your Pet, 06/02/16

Jun 2, 2016

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet, and in our Don’t Eat That segment – An updated warning from the FDA about the dangers to your dog of xylitol.

Pets+Us #1622: Dental Care for Your Pets, 05/26/16

May 26, 2016

All about Dental Care for your Pets. An overview on the importance of pet dental care from and the AAHA Dental Care Guidelines, and the how-to’s of keeping your pet’s teeth healthy at home.

Pets+Us #1621: Aging Pets, 05/19/16

May 19, 2016

A report on Aging Pets from Tufts University, and from PETA and Cornell University of Veterinary Medicine - how we can provide our aging pets with all the loving care they need and deserve.

From Best Friends Society, What you need to know about owning and caring for a Pet Pig, and Food Puzzles for Pet Enrichment.

A report from Cornell University on the Largest Dog Genetic Study that Informs Human Diseases, and our Don’t Eat That segment is on Pet Food Safety recommendations from the FDA and the CDC.

Just in time for Spring, our Don’t Eat That segment features a recap of plants that are toxic to our pets.