How the foods you feed your pets may be damaging

February 14, 2017
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Dr, Katy Nelson, a veterinarian at the Belle Haven Animal Medical Centre in Alexandria, Virginia joins eHealth Radio and the Animal Health and Health News Channels to explain the importance of whole pet foods for pets.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Katy Nelson discuss the following:

  • What is in most pet food?
  • Dr. Katy: what is meal?
  • Where do you find Freshpet?
  • Does Freshpet offer food for cats as well?
  • If there is one piece of advice for pet lovers and how they feed their pets, what would it be?

 

Dr. Katy Nelson is a veterinarian at the Belle Haven Animal Medical Centre in Alexandria, VA. as well as the host and executive producer of "The Pet Show with Dr. Katy" on Washington DC's News Channel 8. She is also the Medical Director of Pet Health for BioStem Logics, the leader in regenerative medicine for humans and pets. She is a frequent contributor to HuffPost Pets, BarkPost and PetMD and you can also read "Ask Dr. Katy" quarterly in the Virginia-Maryland Dog Magazine, or online.

 

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Website: www.FreshPet.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Freshpet
Twitter: @Freshpet

Leading Veterinarian Dr. Patrick Mahaney Discusses How to Combat Pet Obesity

September 12, 2016
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Dr. Patrick Mahaney, Los Angeles’ premier, concierge, house-call veterinarian through his company California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness (CPAW), Inc. joins eHealth Radio and the Animal Health Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Patrick Mahaney discuss the following:

  • Can you tell us a little bit about yourself to get things started?
  • What is California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness (CPAW), Inc.?
  • Can you tell us about the pet obesity and how it is becoming a problem?
  • How can we stop our pets from becoming obsese?
  • What do you recommend listeners to do if their pet is gaining weight?
  • Is it best to feed them an all natural diet?


Duration: 17:13


Dr. Patrick Mahaney is Los Angeles’ premier, concierge, house-call veterinarian through his company California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness (CPAW), Inc. He also provides holistic treatment for cancer patients at the Veterinary Cancer Group.


Dr. Mahaney is a highly sought after certified veterinary journalist and shares his expert perspective on animal health and current events via Animal Wellness, AOL’s Paw Nation, Hamptons Pet, The Honest Kitchen Blog, PetMD’sThe Daily Vet, Pet360’s Pet-Lebrity News, PetSafe, Pet World Insider, and Victoria Stilwell’s Positively.com.   He co-hosts an internet radio show, Holistic Vets on the Radio Pet Lady Network.


Dr. Mahaney makes television appearances, including Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, Bite Size TV’s The Girl Spot, and is the go-to-holistic veterinarian for Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell. He participates in public speaking engagements through BlogPaws, UCLA Extension, and Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine.


Dr. Mahaney is a member of many professional advocacy groups, including the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), and Lesbian Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA).



Website: www.patrickmahaney.com


Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/PatrickMahaneyVeterinarian
Twitter: @PatrickMahaney

The Importance of Rescue

March 19, 2016
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Emily DeScalo the Director of Marketing for Big Dog Ranch Rescue, the largest no-kill dog rescue in the Southeastern United States joins eHealth Radio and the Animal Health & Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Emily DeScalo discuss the following:

  • Why adopt a dog instead of shopping for a dog?
  • How did Big Dog Ranch Rescue come to be?
  • I understand you are are 100% donor funded is that correct?
  • I hear you're moving to a new facility in July...can you elaborate on that?
  • How can someone get involved with Big Dog Ranch Rescue?


Duration: 7:08


Emily DeScalo is the Director of Marketing for Big Dog Ranch Rescue, the largest no-kill dog rescue in the southeastern United States. Before Big Dog, Emily was the Marketing Manager and Producer for PANNA, the first video cooking magazine featuring master chefs. She has co-produced a documentary on homelessness in America, and was an associate producer of Do the Math, a feature documentary about the global climate crisis. Emily has years of experience in marketing and social media, scripted and non-scripted production management, as well as sports news production. She is a graduate of Boston University where she majored in film and television, and happily lives in North Palm Beach with her fiancé, Chris, and her furry pup, Brady.



Website: www.bdrr.org


Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigdogranchrescue
Twitter: @BDRRescue
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigdogranchrescue

EFT and Animals: The Energy Technique That Helps Taps Away Trauma or Behavior Issues with Your Animals

April 11, 2015
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Joan Ranquet, an animal communicator, author and speaker, and expert on EFT tapping for animals joins eHealth Radio Network and the Animal Health Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Joan Ranquet discuss the following:

  • What is EFT tapping?
  • Is EFT tapping used on animals?
  • What are the benefits tgat come to mind of EFT tapping for animals?
  • How does EFT tapping on animals work?
  • Can you tell us about another recent EFT experience and how it changed that animal?


Duration: 11:54


Joan Ranquet is an animal communicator, author and speaker, and the author of Communication With All Life (Hay House). Her new book, Energy Healing for Animals (Sounds True), will be out 2015.


In 2008, Joan founded Communication with all Life University, a program for Animal Communication and Energy Healing. Joan has worked with thousands of individual pet owners, dog, cat and horse trainers, barn managers and vets. She troubleshoots medical issues, helps stimulate healing in conjunction with conventional treatment, and helps clients to deepen their ability to care for and understand their animals.



Website: www.joanranquet.com

The emotional lives of animals and children with Dr. Karen Davis

December 20, 2014
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Dr. Karen Davis, Ph.D. founder of United Poultry Concerns, a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl including a sanctuary for chickens in Virginia joins eHealth Radio and the Animal Health & Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Karen Davis discuss the following:

  • You just were a panelist in New York talking about Where Did Our Compassion Go? 
Children, Adults and the Loss of the Human-Animal Bond and you wrote a book review on a similar subject – the emotional lives of animals and children. This is a very important subject. Can you tell us more about it?
  • What happens between childhood and adulthood that causes most children to outgrow their primal delight in and empathy with animals and become detached, callous and indifferent toward them? 
  • You regard farmed animal sanctuaries as vitally important for the animals, the caregivers and the public, who otherwise have little or no way of meeting and learning about chickens, turkeys, cows, pigs, goats and other animals. Can you explain your thoughts about that?
  • Your review of William Crane’s book, The Emotional Lives of Animals and Children includes the thoughts of educators, psycho-analysts and ethologists. Would you recommend this book for parents?


Duration:19:00


KAREN DAVIS, PhD is the founder and president of United Poultry Concerns, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl. Founded in 1990, United Poultry Concerns addresses the treatment of domestic fowl in food production, science, education, entertainment, and human companionship situations. Karen has a PhD in English from the University of Maryland-College Park where she taught for 12 years in the English Department.


Karen’s articles have appeared in The Faculty Voice (University of Maryland), Journal of English and Germanic Philology, English Language Notes, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, and Between the Species: A Journal of Ethics. Her work, letters-to-the editor and op-eds have been featured in the New York Times, New Yorker, New York Daily News, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Washington Times, Washingtonian, Altoona Mirror, Chicago Tribune, Portland Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Potomac Gazette, Jerusalem Post, Harper’s Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Minnesota Monthly, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Nation, Baltimore Sun, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, “Dear Abby,” Egg Industry, Feedstuffs, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Canadian Veterinary Journal, One Green Planet, and many other publications. Karen has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows including The Howard Stern Show, The Daily Show, Fact Finders on WB Channel 11 News @ Ten in New York City, 1010 WINS’ John Montone reports/CBS New York, Fox Television, and This American Life on National Public Radio.


In 2011, Karen published a chapter on her growth as an activist, “From Hunting Grounds to Chicken Rights: My Story in an Eggshell,” in Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice (University of Illinois Press). Her contribution, “Birds Used in Food Production,” appears in The Global Guide to Animal Protection (University of Illinois Press, 2013). Karen’s essay, “The Mental Life of Chickens as Observed Through Their Social Relationships,” is the opening chapter in Experiencing Animal Minds: An Anthology of Animal-Human Encounters (Columbia University Press, 2012), and her essay, “From Animal Oppression to Animal Liberation: A Historical Reflection,” is the Afterword in Defining Critical Animal Studies: An Intersectional Social Justice Approach to Liberation (Peter Lang, 2014). Karen’s chapter, “Anthropomorphic Visions of Chickens Bred for Human Consumption,” in Critical Animal Studies: Thinking the Unthinkable (Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2014), analyzes the transformation of chickens and turkeys into mutilated forms of existence as an endeavor not only of the poultry industry, but as a “welfare improvement” strategy endorsed by elements of the so-called animal protection movement.


In 2010, Karen and a group of New York City activists formed The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos (www.EndChickensAsKaporos.com), a project of United Poultry Concerns comprising people who seek to replace the cruel practice of swinging and slaughtering chickens in Kaporos rituals with money or other non-animal symbols of atonement. On October 9, 2010, Pulitzer Prizewinning photojournalist Carol Guzy published “An ancient tradition draws protests” in the online edition of The Washington Post, prompted by the Alliance’s Rally to End Chickens as Kaporos, on September 12, 2010, in Brooklyn, NY (www.endchickensaskaporos.com/101011wpost.html).


Karen's work is prominently featured in the National Museum of Animals & Society’s online exhibit “Un-Cooped: Deconstructing the Domesticated Chicken.” This unique museum, which opened in May 2013 to correspond with UPC's International Respect for Chickens Day May 4, is a treasure house filled with historical and contemporary documents about chickens. Visit Un-Cooped at www.uncooped.org.


Karen Davis is the author of several books including A Home for Henny (a children’s book published by UPC); Instead of Chicken, Instead of Turkey: A Poultryless ‘Poultry’ Potpourri (a cookbook published by the Book Publishing Co.); Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry (Book Publishing Co.); More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality (Lantern Books); and The Holocaust and the Henmaid’s Tale: A Case for Comparing Atrocities (Lantern Books). The 2009 Revised Edition of Karen’s landmark book Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs (first published in 1996) is described by the American Library Association's Choice magazine as "Riveting . . . brilliant . . . noteworthy for its breadth and depth." See Book Reviews at www.upc-online.org/bookreviews.



Web Site: www.upc-online.org
Facebook: facebook.com/UnitedPoultryConcerns
Twitter: @upcnews


Note: The views and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the eHealth Radio Network.

Save a turtle’s life, and perhaps even your child’s

August 26, 2014
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Susan Tellem, an RN and Co-founder and Executive Director of American Tortoise Rescue in Malibu, CA joins eHealth Radio and the Animal Health and News Channels. American Tortoise Rescue is a 24 year old nonprofit that is dedicated to the protection of turtles and tortoises worldwide.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Susan Tellem discuss the following:

  • This month children will be enjoying another new edition of the extremely popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.  That’s a lot of kids seeing the movie who might demand that their parents buy them a live turtle.  So what’s the problem?
  • Parents, trying to please their children, purchase live turtles which end up languishing in tanks.  That is a sad existence for a turtle.  But there is a bigger problem…salmonella.
  • Turtles carry salmonella which can make a child, the elderly and those who are immune suppressed very, very sick and can even kill them.  Are there laws banning the sale of turtles?
  • What are the symptoms of salmonella?
  • What are your recommendations for parents whose kids want them to buy a turtle?


Duration: 13:11


Susan Tellem, RN, co-founded American Tortoise Rescue (ATR) in Malibu with her husband, Marshall Thompson, almost 25 years ago.  ATR is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation founded to provide protection of all turtles and tortoises. ATR has provided sanctuary to abandoned tortoises, as well as those that are confiscated from law enforcement. ATR has adopted more than 3,000 turtles to forever homes.


Susan is also a partner in Tellem Grody PRde, Inc. a PR agency specializing in healthcare, social media, entertainment and animals. She graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College with a BS in nursing and studied PR at UCLA where she was an extension instructor for more than 11 years. She also served as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University.


Susan is a LAPD Reserve Officer Specialist (ret.), a four-year member of the Malibu Public Safety Commission, a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and a member of Malibu’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Tellem has four adult children and shares her Malibu home with sheep, goats, cats, chickens and 120 turtles and tortoises.



Web Site: www.tortoise.com
Facebook: AmericanTortoiseRescue | WorldTurtleDay
Twitter: @tortoiserescue


United Poultry Concerns, promoting the respectful treatment of domestic fowl

June 28, 2014
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Dr. Karen Davis, Ph.D. founder of United Poultry Concerns, the world's foremost nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the respectful treatment of domestic fowl joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Animal Health Channels. She also founded the Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos in 2010.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Karen Davis discuss the following:

  • Tell me about United Poultry Concerns and its work.
  • What was motivation that made you decide to focus on chickens?
  • I understand you just did a seminar with the NYC Bar Association on Animal Slaughter and Kaporos – can you give me an overview of what was discussed?
  • What’s next for you and United Poultry Concerns?


Duration: 28:20


KAREN DAVIS, PhD is the founder and president of United Poultry Concerns, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl. Founded in 1990, United Poultry Concerns addresses the treatment of domestic fowl in food production, science, education, entertainment, and human companionship situations. Karen has a PhD in English from the University of Maryland-College Park where she taught for 12 years in the English Department.


Karen’s articles have appeared in The Faculty Voice (University of Maryland), Journal of English and Germanic Philology, English Language Notes, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, and Between the Species: A Journal of Ethics. Her work, letters-to-the editor and op-eds have been featured in the New York Times, New Yorker, New York Daily News, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Washington Times, Washingtonian, Altoona Mirror, Chicago Tribune, Portland Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Potomac Gazette, Jerusalem Post, Harper’s Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Minnesota Monthly, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Nation, Baltimore Sun, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, “Dear Abby,” Egg Industry, Feedstuffs, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Canadian Veterinary Journal, One Green Planet, and many other publications. Karen has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows including The Howard Stern Show, The Daily Show, Fact Finders on WB Channel 11 News @ Ten in New York City, 1010 WINS’ John Montone reports/CBS New York, Fox Television, and This American Life on National Public Radio.


In 2011, Karen published a chapter on her growth as an activist, “From Hunting Grounds to Chicken Rights: My Story in an Eggshell,” in Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice (University of Illinois Press). Her contribution, “Birds Used in Food Production,” appears in The Global Guide to Animal Protection (University of Illinois Press, 2013). Karen’s essay, “The Mental Life of Chickens as Observed Through Their Social Relationships,” is the opening chapter in Experiencing Animal Minds: An Anthology of Animal-Human Encounters (Columbia University Press, 2012), and her essay, “From Animal Oppression to Animal Liberation: A Historical Reflection,” is the Afterword in Defining Critical Animal Studies: An Intersectional Social Justice Approach to Liberation (Peter Lang, 2014). Karen’s chapter, “Anthropomorphic Visions of Chickens Bred for Human Consumption,” in Critical Animal Studies: Thinking the Unthinkable (Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2014), analyzes the transformation of chickens and turkeys into mutilated forms of existence as an endeavor not only of the poultry industry, but as a “welfare improvement” strategy endorsed by elements of the so-called animal protection movement.


In 2010, Karen and a group of New York City activists formed The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos (www.EndChickensAsKaporos.com), a project of United Poultry Concerns comprising people who seek to replace the cruel practice of swinging and slaughtering chickens in Kaporos rituals with money or other non-animal symbols of atonement. On October 9, 2010, Pulitzer Prizewinning photojournalist Carol Guzy published “An ancient tradition draws protests” in the online edition of The Washington Post, prompted by the Alliance’s Rally to End Chickens as Kaporos, on September 12, 2010, in Brooklyn, NY (www.endchickensaskaporos.com/101011wpost.html).


Karen's work is prominently featured in the National Museum of Animals & Society’s online exhibit “Un-Cooped: Deconstructing the Domesticated Chicken.” This unique museum, which opened in May 2013 to correspond with UPC's International Respect for Chickens Day May 4, is a treasure house filled with historical and contemporary documents about chickens. Visit Un-Cooped at www.uncooped.org.


Karen Davis is the author of several books including A Home for Henny (a children’s book published by UPC); Instead of Chicken, Instead of Turkey: A Poultryless ‘Poultry’ Potpourri (a cookbook published by the Book Publishing Co.); Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry (Book Publishing Co.); More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality (Lantern Books); and The Holocaust and the Henmaid’s Tale: A Case for Comparing Atrocities (Lantern Books). The 2009 Revised Edition of Karen’s landmark book Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs (first published in 1996) is described by the American Library Association's Choice magazine as "Riveting . . . brilliant . . . noteworthy for its breadth and depth." See Book Reviews at www.upc-online.org/bookreviews.



Web Site: www.upc-online.org
Facebook: facebook.com/UnitedPoultryConcerns
Twitter: @upcnews


Elimay Supplements, helping your dog live the healthiest and happiest life possible.

September 16, 2012
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Laura Riehl the Business Development Executive for Elimay Supplements, providing a range of daily-supplements with essential all-natural omegas, vitamins, and nutrients to help your dog live the healthiest and happiest life possible joins eHealth Radio and the Animal Health Care Channel.


Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Laura Riehl discuss the following:

  • Why is nutritional supplementation important for dogs?
  • How did Elimay Supplements get started?
  • Can you tell listeners a little about the different supplements in the product line?
  • Why are Elimay Supplements unique from other dog supplements?
  • Can you tell me about how has Elimay Supplements been partnering the National Canine Cancer Foundation?


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Laura is Business Development Executive for Elimay Supplements. Elimay Supplements provides a range of daily-supplements with essential all-natural omegas, vitamins, and nutrients to help your dog live the healthiest and happiest life possible.


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The line includes Longevity, Immunity, Omegas, Pain Care, Chemo Detox, Detox, and Onco Care supplements which can help support both healthy dogs and those suffering from abnormal cell growth and undergoing conventional treatment. For more info on Elimay Supplements visit www.ElimaySupplements.com.


Related Web Site: www.ElimaySupplements.com