So your dog has been house-trained forever but has recently taken to leaving you unwanted presents in the closet. Your cat won’t let your husband sleep next to you anymore – and you’re wondering whether a goldfish or a guinea pig might make a better pet for your five year old. Pet Talk is here to help, spanning the entire range of pet concerns from the latest medical issues to legislation affecting the welfare of the animal community. Whether it meows, barks, chirps, squeals, hisses, slithers or cuddles, you’ll hear it right here on Pet Talk!
Behaviorist/trainer Iris Eastman, joins Mike, Page and Dr. Luke to answer listeners’ questions about arthritic dogs, door bell crazy dogs and kids who are allergic to the family pet.
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Luke is the owner of Beach Veterinary Clinic in Bradenton, Florida. He grew up on a large diversified farm in Cherokee, Iowa and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. In 2006, he purchased Beach Veterinary Clinic. He and his wife have two children, a cat named Clyde, a pit-bull named Romeo and a Flat Coated Retriever puppy on the way. “The thing I enjoy most about my profession is helping animals and their owners in times of need.”
Michael Giblin and Page Knoebel are the founders of Satchel’s Last Resort in Sarasota, FL., an animal sanctuary/rescue dedicated to the care of over 70 last-chance animals. In their former lives, both were futures traders in Chicago, respectively, at the Mercantile Exchange and the Board of Trade. Over 10 years ago, they started their own rescue after a fateful call from the Humane Society of Sarasota County. Life has never been the same. Their family includes, Slurpee, Scruffy, Boingo, Panda, Bishop and Manchester – all much loved mutts.
For more information about Satchel’s Last Resort and its mission, please visit http://www.satchelslastresort.com
- Pet Talk – WHAT’S UP, DOC? Behaviorist/trainer Iris Eastman, joins Mike, Page and Dr. Luke to answer listeners’ questions about arthritic dogs, door bell crazy dogs and kids who are allergic to the family pet.
- Pet Talk – NOT ALL FOUR-LEGGEDS BARK! Mike, Page and Dr. Luke talk about living with snakes, birds and other non-barking creatures.
- Pet Talk – FUREVER YOURS Page, Mike and Dr. Luke talk about what making sure you get the perfect dog for your lifestyle.
- Pet Talk – HOT TIME, SUMMER WITH MY KITTY (AND DOG) Page, Mike and Dr. Luke talk about keeping your pet safe during the heat of summer; and about treating those troublesome hotspots.
- Pet Talk – BOW WOW GIVES WAY TO MEOW MEOW Page, Mike and Dr. Luke finally tackle listener cat questions: FIV and feline leukemia; the necessity of yearly vaccinations; purring cats, runny eyes and shedding whiskers.
- Pet Talk – ‘TIS THE SEASON Flea problems top the list of listener questions fielded by Mike, Page and Dr. Luke.
- Pet Talk – WHICH CAME FIRST, VAMPIRES OR RABID DOGS? Mike, Page and Dr. Luke expound on “Mike’s Moment,” which questions if vampires of legend were actually people infected with rabies.
- Pet Talk – TRAINING BY FLUFFY Does your pet run your life? Page, Mike and Dr. Luke talk with Behaviorist/Trainer Iris Eastman about little things you can do with your pet to change that.
- Pet Talk – CURB THEIR ENTHUSIASM! Page, Mike and Dr. Luke discuss simple solutions to your pet’s behavior problems with trainer/behaviorist Iris Eastman.
- Pet Talk – SO GOES MY DOG. Page, Mike and Dr. Luke talk about when your dog’s runs should have you running to the vet.
- Pet Talk – UNCONDITIONAL LOVE ISN’T THE ONLY THING YOU CAN GET FROM YOUR DOG. Luke, Mike and Page talk about the easiest way to avoid getting something you don’t want from your pet.
- Pet Talk – AH CHEW, AH CHEW, CHEW AH?? Luke, Mike and Page talk about dogs’ reverse sneezes (are they as serious as they sound??)
- Pet Talk – ONE PURRFECT SHOW Luke, Mike and Page finally talk about cats.
- Pet Talk – ENQUIRING MINDS. Page, Mike and Luke answer listener questions about year round heartworm prevention, a male’s hesitancy to neuter his dog and bad breath.
- Pet Talk – DOES YOUR DOG NEED A WALKER FOR HIS WALK? Page, Mike and Luke talk about arthritis and products that can help; they also discuss the new dog influenza vaccine.
- Pet Talk – DO WIVES’ TALES WAG? Page, Mike and Luke talk about pet ailment remedies based on old wives’ tales.
- Pet Talk – SCOOT ALONG LITTLE DOGGIES! Page, Mike and Luke talk about anal glands – only two mammals don’t have them, (dogs and cats do).
- Pet Talk – We've Got Mail! Page, Mike and Luke answer your emails.
- Pet Talk – SHOULD I STAY, OR SHOULD I GO? It’s after midnight, you’re awakened by the sounds of your dog’s projectile vomiting….we talk with Dr Luke about his most frequent late night phone calls from frantic pet owners.
- Pet Talk – SCRATCH, SCRATCH, ITCH, ITCH; TELL ME WHAT THIS ALLERGY IS. Most skin issues with dogs and cats can be traced back to an allergic reaction – most often to something you’d never, ever expect. Join us to learn how to soothe your pet’s coat and mind.
- Pet Talk – WAS THAT THUNDER? Helping your dog cope with the weather.
- Pet Talk – DON’T LEAVE ME HOME ALONE Teaching your dog not to panic when you leave.
- Pet Talk – THAT CRAZY NEW MUTT This week we talk about bringing up your puppy – what to do to make him into a great dog; and taking home a shelter dog – how to get him socialized into your home.
- Pet Talk – STROKES – UNFORTUNATELY, NOT THE ONES YOUR PETS LOVE TO GET FROM YOU Your pet is suddenly tilting its head to one side or walking in tight circles and falling over; Luke, Mike and Page talk about life after your pet has suffered a stroke. Also, certain back injuries require that your pet have immediate surgery – learn how to differentiate a strain from a potential fatal injury.
- Pet Talk – THE MATCHMAKER Most failed pet adoptions are the result of people problems not pet problems. Jean Faulk, an adoption matchmaker with a 90%+ success rate talks about what you need to know about yourself and your life when going to adopt a pet. Love at first sight isn’t necessarily the best criterion.