Podcast – Cold Weather and Holiday Tips for Pets – 2018

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In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from November 10th, 2018, Kate and Don discuss the change in the seasons and how reduced daylight, lower temperatures, snow and ice, and the hectic holiday season affects our pets. They will offer several suggestions on how you can keep your pet safe and happy.

You can find an article that corresponds to this podcast at http://bit.ly/ColdWeatherHolidayTips

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on Z62 Retro Radio, AM620, and WKIT HD3 at 9 AM on Saturday. If you are not near a radio, listen on your computer at http://streamdb7web.securenetsystems.net/ce/index.cfm?stationCallSign=WZON or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show. You can download this show and others at http://woofmeowshow.libsyn.com/ and the Apple iTunes store.

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Recommended Resources

Articles on Don’s Blog
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Seasonal Issues – Cold Weather and Holiday Tips for Petshttp://bit.ly/ColdWeatherHolidayTips

 

 

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Podcast – Meet Green Acres Kennel Shops New Groomer – Taylor Bean

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In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from August 4th, 2018, Kate and Don chat with Green Acres’ new Professional Pet Stylist, Taylor Bean. We discuss when Taylor first decided she wanted a career with animals, the pets she had growing up and has now, how she trained to be a groomer, what she likes best about grooming and more. Tune in and learn more about why Taylor should be grooming your dog!

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You can hear The Woof Meow Show on Z62 Retro Radio, AM620, and WKIT HD3 at 9 AM on Saturday. If you are not near a radio, listen on your computer at http://www.wzonthepulse.com or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show. You can download this show and others at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.

Contact Info

Green Acres Kennel Shop
1653 Union Street
Bangor, ME 04401

207-945-6841

www.greenacreskennel.com

https://www.facebook.com/GreenAcresKennelShop/

Recommended Resources

Articles on Don’s Blog ( http://www.words-woofs-meows.com )

Pet Care Services – Please Be Cautious When Choosing Who Cares For Your Petshttps://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2016/04/11/pet-care-services-please-be-cautious-when-choosing-who-cares-for-your-pets/

Selecting A Pet Care Provider – Yes! A Trend Towards Kinder and Gentler Professional Pet Care – Green Acres Kennel Shop’s “Pet Friendly” Philosophy – Part 1 – http://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2015/04/02/yes-a-trend-towards-kinder-and-gentler-professional-pet-care-green-acres-kennel-shops-pet-friendly-philosophy-part-1/

Podcasts from The Woof Meow Show
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Selecting A Pet Care Provider – Yes! A Trend Towards Kinder and Gentler Professional Pet Care – Green Acres Kennel Shop’s “Pet Friendly” Philosophy – Part 1 – http://traffic.libsyn.com/woofmeowshow/WoofMeowShow-2015-04-11-Kinder_Gentler_Pet_Care_Part-1_GAKS_Pet_Friendly.mp3

 

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Grooming – What Determines the Cost of Grooming A Dog

While most grooming salons have a base price for grooming specific breeds, it is typically only an estimate, and the cost to groom your dog may be higher or may even be lower. The cost to groom a dog is based on the amount of time it takes to complete the grooming process. Many factors determine the amount of time required to groom a specific dog. Those factors include:

  • Your dogs comfort with the grooming process. Green Acres Kennel Shop is committed to Fear-Free, Pain-Free, and Force-Free pet care. We will not intentionally cause discomfort or anxiety when grooming your dog which may mean we will need to proceed at a slower pace or may need to take regular breaks to keep your dog comfortable. In rare cases, we may need to break the grooming process up into several sessions or even refer you to our dog behavior consultant so you can also work on this at home.
  • Your dog’s behavior. The grooming process can make some dogs uncomfortable while, some may see it as just one big play session. These behaviors can increase the amount of time it takes to groom your dog. By starting mini-grooming sessions with a professional groomer while your puppy is in their critical socialization period, 8 to 16 weeks of age, you can minimize behavioral issues. During this time your puppy is very open to new things. After this period closes, new experiences are typically viewed as being dangerous, until proven otherwise.
  • Your dog’s age. Grooming requires your dog to stand for much of the process. That can be difficult for older dogs with orthopedic issues so that breaks may be necessary.
  • The condition of your dog’s coat at the time they are groomed. Any mats will need to be removed before your dog can be bathed. Eliminating mats can take time even for a dog that stands perfectly still and this process can take even longer with a wiggly dog. Trimming takes place before your dog is bathed and if your dog’s coat is dirty, it will require more breaks to change blades on the trimmers. A dirty coat dulls the blades. If fleas are found in your dog’s coat, additional bathing with a flea shampoo will be required, which will take extra
  • The length and type of your dog’s coat. Short-coated dogs take much less time to bath, brush out and dry. The longer the coat, the more time these processes take.
  • The type of cut you want. When cutting or trimming a dog’s coat, the type of cut can range from a simple, short all over to an elaborate show coat. The more elaborate the cut, the longer it will take. Also, remember, while your dog may be the same breed as the picture you show us, your dog’s coat may not be suitable for the type of cut you want.
  • Your dog’s size. Big dogs take longer to groom.

The best ways to reduce the cost of grooming your dog are:

  • Brush your dog with the correct tools, at least once per week, at home. Our groomer can offer guidance in selecting tools and provide instruction on how to brush your dog so that it is a pleasurable experience for both of you.
  • Do NOT bathe your dog before all mats are removed. Once a mat becomes wet it becomes much more difficult to remove.
  • Ask your veterinarian to recommend a flea preventative. Flea and tick preventatives sold by your veterinarian are much safer and more effective than any products that you can purchase over-the-counter or online. Also, since your veterinarian knows your dog’s health, as well as that of the other pets in your home, they can prescribe something that is safe for everyone in your home.
  • Have your dog professionally groomed on a regular basis? If you are providing all of the home grooming described above, the average time between professional grooms is about 4 to 6 weeks. Note that if you are not doing the home maintenance described above, you may need to see a professional groomer more often. Also, nails typically need to be clipped more frequently. If you can hear them going “click” and “clack” on the floor, the nails are too long.

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Podcast – Listener Questions No. 32

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In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from June 16, 2018, Kate and Don answer questions from their listeners. Topics addressed include:

  1. At what age should I start training my dog?
  2. What are the most important things to teach my dog?
  3. Can my kids be involved in training our new dog?
  4. Will all cats do well being indoor-only cats?
  5. What are the best ways to bond with a new cat?
  6. What is the best way to get a dog used to being bathed and how often should I bathe my dog?
  7. My dog hates having their nails trimmed? What can I do?

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on Z62 Retro Radio, AM620, and WKIT HD3 at 9 AM on Saturday. If you are not near a radio, listen on your computer at http://www.wzonthepulse.com or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show and can be downloaded at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.

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Recommended Resources

Articles on Don’s Blog ( http://www.words-woofs-meows.com )

What Is Dog Training?http://bit.ly/WhatIsDogTraining

Dog Training – A Rescue Dogs Perspectivehttp://bit.ly/Rescue-Muppy

How to choose a dog trainerhttp://bit.ly/HowToChooseADogTrainer

Podcasts from The Woof Meow Show ( http://www.woofmeowshow.com )

 

Podcast – The Importance of Training Your Dog and 2018 Classes at Green Acreshttps://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2017/12/10/podcast-the-importance-of-training-your-dog-and-2018-classes-at-green-acres/

Podcast – The Woof Meow Show – Pet Behavior, Vets & The AAHA Canine and Feline Behavior Management Guidelines with Dr. Dave Cloutier from Veazie Veterinary Clinichttps://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2016/03/13/podcast-the-woof-meow-show-pet-behavior-vets-the-aaha-canine-and-feline-behavior-management-guidelines-with-dr-dave-cloutier-from-veazie-veterinary-clinic/

 

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Shared Facebook Post – Doodles & Grooming from Ragamuffin: A Full Service Grooming Salon

If you have any type of Doodle, I encourage you to read this post from Ragamuffin: A Full Service Grooming Salon. Doodles have become a very popular dog breed and because of the great variation in type of coat from Doodle to Doodle they can have very different grooming requirements; however, they all need to be brushed and combed at home DAILY if you want to keep them in a full, fluffy coat.

If you need to learn how to do this, make an appointment to discuss this with our groomer, Peggy, at Green Acres Kennel Shop.

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Podcast – Cold Weather and Holiday Tips for Pets-2017

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Like it or not the seasons are changing. With the change in season, we get colder temperatures, less daylight, and other changes in our environment which will affect both us and our pets. Add to that the fact that the last two months of the year are jam-packed with both the joy and chaos of numerous frenetic activities and holiday festivities. It can be a tough time of year for our pets who overall are not big fans of change and disruption of their routines. In this week’s show, Kate and Don discuss how to deal with snow, cold and ice and how to dress yourself and your dog when you are out at night or in the woods during the day. We talk about a wide variety of potential seasonal hazards such as antifreeze, wood stoves, wood piles, candy, and more. Lastly, we discuss how to deal with the holidays so that they are enjoyable for you, your pets and your guests.

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Contact Info

Green Acres Kennel Shop
1653 Union Street
Bangor, ME 04401-2204

(207 945-6841

www.greenacreskennel.com

https://www.facebook.com/GreenAcresKennelShop/

 

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Podcast – Listener Questions No. 27

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Kate and Don answer several listener submitted questions on topics such as: what to do about dogs that get anxious in the car, grooming for senior cats, how to define the relationship between our dog and ourselves, how to deal with cats that have stopped eating in a particular room, requirements for boarding a dog at Green Acres, equipment used to teach a dog to walk politely, and the appropriateness of fish in a cat’s diet.

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on The Pulse AM620, WZON, and WKIT HD3 at 9 AM on Saturday. If you are not near a radio, listen on your computer at http://www.wzonthepulse.com or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show and can be downloaded at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.

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Recommended Resources

Articles on Don’s Blog (http://www.words-woofs-meows.com)

Dog Training – How Do I Get My Dog to Walk Politely Instead of Pulling on the Leash?http://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2017/04/27/dog-training-how-do-i-get-my-dog-to-walk-politely-instead-of-pulling-on-the-leash/

 

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Shared Blog Post – Should you shave your dogs this summer?

This post from Dogs Naturally Magazine discusses why you will NOT be making your long-haired dog more comfortable by shaving them in the summer. Dogs with double-coats (Alaskan Malamutes, Australian Shepherds, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Golden Retrievers, Newfoundlands, Siberian Huskies, and more) need their coat to protect them from the sun and to insulate them from the heat. Shaving a dog with a double-coat can cause permanent damage. For more information on this topic read the entire article at http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/why-you-shouldnt-shave-your-dog-in-summer/

Podcast – Cold Weather and Holiday Tips for Pets

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05nov16-cold_weather_and_holiday_tips_for_petr_pets-400x400In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from November 5th, 2016 Kate and Don provide some tips on keeping your pet and you safe and happy this winter. The days are getting shorter, the temperature is decreasing, and the joy and chaos of holiday festivities are upon us. This can be a tough time of year for our pets so tune in and learn how you can help.

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Recommended Resources

Articles on Don’s Blog (http://www.words-woofs-meows.com)

 

Seasonal Issues – Cold Weather and Holiday Tips for Petshttp://www.greenacreskennel.com/blog/2015/11/23/seasonal-issues-cold-weather-and-holiday-tips-for-pets/

 

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Podcast – Listener Questions No. 24 with Dr. Dave Cloutier

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Don, Kate and Dr. Dave Cloutier from the Veazie Veterinary Clinic answer listener questions submitted via The Woof Meow Show FaceBook page (https://www.facebook.com/WoofMeowShow/). Questions answered are:  1) Is it a good idea to shave down a dog or cat?, 2) Does one need to worry about sunburn 14MAY16-Listener Questions 24 800x800if a pet is shaved down?, 3) When we shave an animal are there cases where there hair does not grow back?, 4) Where do you start when someone thinks they have a dog with food allergies?, and 5) Are seasonal allergies a big thing with dogs?s.

 

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This is an abbreviated show due to the live broadcast of the Boston Red Sox game. Go Soxs!

You can hear The Woof Meow Show on The Pulse AM620, WZON, and WKIT HD3 at 12 Noon on Saturday. If you’re not near a radio, listen on your computer at http://www.wzonthepulse.com or your smartphone or tablet with the free WZON 620 AM app. A podcast of the show is typically posted immediately after the show, and can be downloaded at www.woofmeowshow.com and the Apple iTunes store.

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