Sometimes things around DogTipper World Headquarters just get a bit too busy…and this was one of those weeks As we were out researching lakeside parks in the Texas Hill Country both for our upcoming book and for our weekly Dog Travel Experts radio show, our four-legged researchers got caught up in their testing of every swimming hole in the area…and we returned home later than planned, thereby missing the posting of this week’s DOG TALK news. But the good news is that Tracie Hotchner’s DOG TALK DOG TALK® radio show is always available on podcast! This week Tracie’s show featured:
- Steve Pawlowski from PetSmart Charities announces the 40 million dollars they have given to 3,000 rescue groups, the 5 millionth adoption they have enabled in PetSmart stores, and the way they help in emergencies like Hurricane Sandy to provide all the equipment — cages, bowls, leashes, food — needed when a shelter is created by other non-profits like the ASPCA or the Humane Society of the United States.
- Maggie Howell talks about The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) a non-profit that promotes wolf conservation by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment as a “keystone species” that controls populations and keeps the lands balanced, and introduces Tracie to the concept of “predator friendly wool.”
- Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins explains how pheromones work as chemical communicators in a dog or cat’s brain and create a feeling of well-being like Linus got from his blanket!
PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK
Feliway and Adaptil from PetCareNaturally.com
Have a new puppy or kitten disoriented by being away from his litter? Behavior issues in a multi-cat household? Do you have a rescued dog having trouble adjusting? Try the Feliway spray and diffuser for cats and the Adaptil ones for dogs. You can get them from the online store of Tracie’s co-host Dr. Shawn Messonnier at www.PetCareNaturally.com (don’t forget to tune in to that show at RadioPetLady.com Tuesdays at 8 PM East/ 7 Central/ 5 West for their live call-in show CAT CHAT® & DOG TALK®.