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Hi everyone, and welcome to Val Talk’s Pets, the forum for pet parents and enthusiasts alike. Having been in the pet industry for over 10 years now I am going to share with you issues and questions that arise as I work with pet parents on a day-to-day basis. I am not a veterinarian but I do have certifications in Canine, Feline, Small Animal, Fish and Herptile and Avian Health and Nutrition from the University of California, Davis Extension. Thank you for listening to Val Talks Pets.

Val Talks Pets Valerie Cairney

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Hi everyone, and welcome to Val Talk’s Pets, the forum for pet parents and enthusiasts alike. Having been in the pet industry for over 10 years now I am going to share with you issues and questions that arise as I work with pet parents on a day-to-day basis. I am not a veterinarian but I do have certifications in Canine, Feline, Small Animal, Fish and Herptile and Avian Health and Nutrition from the University of California, Davis Extension. Thank you for listening to Val Talks Pets.

    Summer Reminders & Tips

    Summer Reminders & Tips

    Hi everyone and welcome to this episode of Val Talk’s Pets.  Well it is finally getting to some nice weather and where I am, spring has been a slow start.  But, summer is around the corner, so I thought I would go over some summer tips and things to think about.  I do have an episode on summer safety so please access that for full summer safety practices.  As well we know it is flea and tick season, so please access my episode on fleas, ticks and worms oh my!  But, in the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the things we should keep at the forefront with our pets during the warm and hot weather. 

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    • 16 min
    Spotlight - The Scottish Fold Cat

    Spotlight - The Scottish Fold Cat

     Hi everyone and welcome to this spotlight episode of Val Talk’s Pets.  So, I have chosen a cat breed for this spotlight episode and I have a reason for choosing this one.  Many years ago, I was involved in some specific events with my local SPCA.  I was at the shelter and I went into the cat room just to look at the cats.  There was this little cat, beautiful white and sort of caramel colour, super cute, but it looked like her ears had been bent over.  I asked at the counter about the cat’s ears and they just said that this is the way she looked when she was surrendered.  Well, was I ever stupid, because this was a little Scottish Fold.  This breed is really interesting, and if I had been on the ball, I would have adopted that little cat right away because I would have had a Scottish Fold that I got at the shelter!  So, note to everyone, always check the shelters.   I think Scottish Folds are quite cute and they have been likened to looking like an owl in a cat suit.  Let’s take a look at the history of the Scottish Fold. 

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    • 13 min
    Dealing With Allergies - An Interview With Joanne Carr R.H.N, B.A.

    Dealing With Allergies - An Interview With Joanne Carr R.H.N, B.A.

    In this episode I once again have the pleasure of speaking with Joanne Carr, R.H.N, B.A., of Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals.  Joanne is a bilingual Registered Holistic Nutritionist with 15 years experience in the holistic health field. She lectures extensively at natural health product seminars for retailers and consumers across Canada. Joanne also Contributes to natural health publications such as Vista, Alive and Healthy Directions. She is the Director of OASIS (Education Division) at Omega Alpha, supporting all 3 product divisions (Human, pet & equine).

    Joanne and I will be discussing pet allergies and how to avoid/deal with them.
    For more information about Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals and their products please follow these links:
    Omega Alpha Canada – Effective Supplements Through ScienceOmega Alpha Pharmaceuticals | FacebookOmega Alpha - Pets | FacebookOmega Alpha - Equine | FacebookSupport The Show
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    • 51 min
    Having A Pet - Pros & Cons

    Having A Pet - Pros & Cons

    There are many reasons for why someone gets a pet and reasons why
    some people will never get a pet. But, there are also reasons for why people get
    certain types of pets or the timing for getting a pet. Well, I think this is a topic to
    weigh in on. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of pet ownership and  to
    make things easier I’ll break it down into dogs, cats, small animals, birds and
    reptiles. 

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    • 33 min
    Fiftieth Episode Review

    Fiftieth Episode Review

     Hi everyone and welcome to this very special 50th episode!  That’s right, this is my 50th episode and in the scheme of things that is a drop in the bucket but when I look back, that’s a lot of episodes!  So, for this episode, I’m going to highlight some of my favourite topics and interviews and some best lines, in my opinion of the last 50 episodes.  

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    • 16 min
    Spotlight - Rottweilers

    Spotlight - Rottweilers

    Hello everyone and welcome to this spotlight episode of Val Talk’s Pets.  In these spotlight episodes I like to highlight a breed of dog or cat and talk about their history, personality etc.  I really enjoy looking at the different breeds of dogs and cats and looking at their special traits.   So, on this episode I am going to talk about a breed that is close to my heart because I had one of these dogs and he was wonderful. So with some of my own experience thrown in let’s talk about the Rottweiler. 

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    • 17 min

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