Speaking of Pets

Saturdays at 8:59 a.m.

Speaking of Pets with host Mindy Norton is for people who care about pets and about humane treatment for animals in general, and who want to celebrate that special relationship between us and our animal companions.

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Arts & Life
8:45 am
Sat July 7, 2012

Ticks

image courtesy of animalclipart.net

Ticks are more than just a nuisance; they can be a threat to the health and well-being of both animals and humans. 

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Arts & Life
8:55 am
Sat June 30, 2012

Hot Weather and Your Pet

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As the mercury rises to unseasonably high temperatures, the heat can cause problems for our pets!

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Pet Training
8:00 am
Sat June 23, 2012

Cat Training

Training a cat?  Okay, maybe your cat won't do parlor tricks but it is possible to teach your cat some basic good behavior.

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Pet Care
10:15 am
Sat June 16, 2012

Cats Vs. Fleas

The battle between cats and fleas turns into a minor skirmish if you use the right product to help your pet fight those bothersome little parasites.

Nobody likes fleas! But if your cat is scratching and biting at its fur lately, you may have a flea problem.

Fleas are pesky little insects that can multiply exponentially. One or two fleas can become millions within just weeks.

Adult fleas do two things - they lay eggs to make babies, and they bite the host animal.

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Pets
4:00 pm
Sat June 9, 2012

The Making of a Great Pet

In order to have a great pet, you have to invest in it, but you are almost guaranteed to get a great return!

Are you a dog person or a cat person?

I like both, although right now I happen to have cats. It started with one cat that showed up at our house, then another - well, you know how it goes.

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Pets
3:42 pm
Sat June 2, 2012

Lessons From Cats

You may think of your cat as your pet, or your friend, but teacher? Turns out you can learn a lot about life by watching your cat (so pay attention)!

The month of June is one a lot of folks really look forward to. For some it means the start of summer vacation. Churches are booked every weekend for June weddings.

But for animal shelters, it means more cats will be surrendered this month than during any other time of the year.

That's why June is designated as Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month.

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Pets
11:06 am
Sat May 26, 2012

Memorial Day Pets

There are lots of great things for pet owners to do this weekend, including the Dog Bowl in Frankenmuth, Michigan, but even in the midst of all the fun and games remember to keep your animal's safety in mind.

On Memorial Day weekend, dog lovers are flocking to the little town of Frankenmuth, Michigan, for the annual Dog Bowl.

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Pets
2:13 pm
Sat May 12, 2012

More Pet Food Recalls

Once again salmonella is in the headlines as tainted pet food is posing a threat to both animals and their owners.

Every year there are recalls of pet food, often due to the danger of salmonella contamination.

Within the last couple of weeks several pet food brands have issued recalls, all for dry pet foods manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods at its plant in South Carolina. Sampling of the product revealed the presence of salmonella.

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Pets
4:20 pm
Sat May 5, 2012

Genesis Awards 2012

The 26th Annual Genesis Awards have been handed out, and you can watch to see who receives the honors for helping improve conditions for our animal friends.

The Genesis Awards began in 1986 when Broadway actress Gretchen Wyler decided that she could help animals by recognizing members of the news and entertainment media who were spotlighting issues that would increase public awareness and compassion toward animals.

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Pets
12:54 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Halloween Can Be a Nightmare for Pets

We humans may enjoy this haunted holiday, but for our pets it can be intimidating, terrifying, even deadly.

This is Halloween weekend, a scary time for all of us, but especially for our pets.

From their point of view, their routine is disrupted by the doorbell ringing and strange people showing up making lots of unusual noises and asking for candy and other goodies.

And when they act like pets, barking or hissing at these intruders, they're told to be quiet!

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Pets
11:05 am
Sat October 23, 2010

Does Your Dog Tweet?

Dogs bark, yip, whine, even growl sometimes, but now they can tweet!

Do you tweet?

That has become a familiar question as folks with computers and smart phones engage in social networking through Twitter, a website that allows them to post short messages that others can see. A message is referred to as a tweet.

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