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What Makes You Howl? What Hisses You Off?



These pet podcasts on Pet Life Radio shine a light on hot-button pet issues that make owners growl, wag and purr, or bare their teeth. Host Amy Shojai brings together an array of top animal experts to discuss, explain--and sometimes argue about--common and not-so-common pet peeves.



Do you have an opinion about breed bans? What about declawing cats, or keeping “exotic” pets? Has your city limited the number of critters you can keep? Opened a dog park? Closed the shelter? Maybe pet food choices raise your hackles, your nasty next-door-neighbor critters potty in your roses, or Mom treats her Chihuahua better than you. Do “whispering” dog trainers make you shout with joy--or scream with frustration? When does veterinary costs become too rich for your (pure)blood?



People love pets with a passion, but not all passionate pet lovers agree. PET PEEVES showcases pro and con opinions about deadly-serious to seriously-funny issues that irk pet-aholics of every purr-suasion.



Dare to join host Amy Shojai each week for lively discussions that (gasp!) may even change your mind. Prepare to be challenged, entertained, and potentially PEEVED... but never, ever bored... on Pet Life Radio.

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What Makes You Howl? What Hisses You Off?



These pet podcasts on Pet Life Radio shine a light on hot-button pet issues that make owners growl, wag and purr, or bare their teeth. Host Amy Shojai brings together an array of top animal experts to discuss, explain--and sometimes argue about--common and not-so-common pet peeves.



Do you have an opinion about breed bans? What about declawing cats, or keeping “exotic” pets? Has your city limited the number of critters you can keep? Opened a dog park? Closed the shelter? Maybe pet food choices raise your hackles, your nasty next-door-neighbor critters potty in your roses, or Mom treats her Chihuahua better than you. Do “whispering” dog trainers make you shout with joy--or scream with frustration? When does veterinary costs become too rich for your (pure)blood?



People love pets with a passion, but not all passionate pet lovers agree. PET PEEVES showcases pro and con opinions about deadly-serious to seriously-funny issues that irk pet-aholics of every purr-suasion.



Dare to join host Amy Shojai each week for lively discussions that (gasp!) may even change your mind. Prepare to be challenged, entertained, and potentially PEEVED... but never, ever bored... on Pet Life Radio.

    PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 82 Keep the L.O.V.E. Alive Behavior Tour

    PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 82 Keep the L.O.V.E. Alive Behavior Tour

    When your pets' behavior threatens to destroy your house--and your relationship--Who you gonna call? Dr. Marty Becker, America's Veterinarian answers that question, and has joined the Behavior Tour, sponsored by Ceva Animal Health and American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. The tour travels across the country helping pet owners understand some of the most common pet behavior challenges and where they can find help to solve them, often in your own back yard! Listen to today's Pet Peeves show to understand what YOU can do and how your veterinarian can partner with you and others to ensure your cat and dog stay happy, healthy--and you do, too.



    Don’t forget to subscribe to the Pet Peeves Enewsletter at www.AmyShojai.com to get announcements about the latest shows, and free behavior and care advice for your pets, and check out the latest puppy-licious content at puppies.About.com.

    • 37 min
    PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 81 Seeing Eye to Eye: Visionary Care for Service Dogs

    PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 81 Seeing Eye to Eye: Visionary Care for Service Dogs

    Service dogs offer aid and comfort to thousands of people around the world. And a service dog's duties encompass all sorts of work. They guide vision impaired partners or sniff out bombs, find lost people or rescuing individuals from disaster--and of course offer emotional support and nonjudgmental love along the way. Caring for their health can be pricey, though, so the 5th Annual ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam Event offers free exams in May 2012. Learn more from Dr. Bill Miller, a veterinary ophthalmologist with the program, in this eye-opening Pet Peeves show!

    • 26 min
    PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 80 Angel on a Leash: An Insider's Look at Therapy Dogs

    PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 80 Angel on a Leash: An Insider's Look at Therapy Dogs

    There's no doubt that dogs bring smiles to our faces with happy wags. Some of these canine nurses could be furry angels when they become therapy dogs that visit with people in need of healing face licks and snuggles. But exactly what is a therapy dog and how are they trained? Can you and your dog become a therapy team? Learn all about the ANGEL ON A LEASH program from author David Frei's book of the same title. As the voice of Westminster David is known to millions of television viewers, but also volunteers with his own dogs in such places as the Ronald McDonald House. You won't want to miss this show--and learn about some of the touching experiences from the book.

    • 35 min
    PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 79 Compounding: Helping The Medicine Go Down

    PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 79 Compounding: Helping The Medicine Go Down

    Your old cat needs medicine for hyperthyroidism. The puppy burned his mouth chewing something "wrong." A veterinarian diagnoses and prescribes the best treatment for your fur-kids, parrots and other exotics--but what if your animal companion refuses to cooperate? How do you get that Rx down those snapping jaws? It becomes even more of a challenge with zoo animals who throw the sedative dart back at the veterinarian! Pet Peeves guest Chris Simmons is a pharmacist who specializes in prescriptive problem-solving, with compounded medications. Drugs get mixed up into tasty treats, or combined with transdermal gels to deliver medication through the skin--or Pupcicles that offer pain control with therapeutic medications! This is a show your pet--and your vet--won't want



    More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Compounding: Helping The Medicine Go Down with Amy Shojai on Pet Life Radio

    • 26 min
    PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 78 Cat Calls: Pet-Sit on THIS!

    PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 78 Cat Calls: Pet-Sit on THIS!

    You can find self-proclaimed experts all over the Internet, so it's refreshing to find a pair of debut authors who actually have the credentials for their topic. Join Pet Peeves today to learn how the book Cat Calls came about from co-authors Susan Logan (editor of Cat Fancy Magazine) and famous New York cat sitter and CatChannel.com columnist Jeanne Adlon. You'll not only hear some fun anecdotes from the diary of a 35-year-veteran of cat sitting, but get practical kitty advice. Those pursuing their own writer's dream won't want to miss tips these savvy authors share about working with co-authors.

    • 36 min
    PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 77 Heart To Heart: Understanding Heartworm Disease

    PetLifeRadio.com - Pet Peeves Episode 77 Heart To Heart: Understanding Heartworm Disease

    I hate mosquitoes not only because they’re itchy aggravation, but these nasty vampires spread deadly heartworm disease. Heartworms are found all over the world, affect wildlife, dogs and cats. While it’s easy to prevent the disease there are concerns that some populations of heartworms have become resistant to the medication we give our pets. And the treatment used to cure dogs has become temporarily unavailable! The president of the American Heartworm Society, Dr. Wallace Graham, addresses these questions and more in this edition of Pet Peeves. Find out what you need to know to keep your cats and dogs safe from heartworm disease.

    • 31 min

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