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Unleashed: The Pet Show

Every third Friday of the month at Noon on Connections

Unleashed: The Pet Show, is the radio show that dishes about pets and their people. It airs during Connections on the third Friday of every month at Noon.

Have photos and stories to share about your pet, we can't wait to see them.

Have a question? We have answers. Call 844-295-8255.

Funding for Unleashed: The Pet Show comes from Rufus Kendig, The Richard T. Bell Foundation and the Liliputian Foundation.

Unleashed: The Pet Show is sponsored by All Cats Care Center

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Caring for a pet in an emergency can be frightening and stressful, but the Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services practice in Henrietta is open 24/7 to handle everything from ear infections to traumatic injuries. We’ll take you behind-the-scenes at the hospital and answer some common questions about emergency experiences.  

Plus, the holiday season is a popular time for families to consider bringing a new pet into the home. But is it a good idea to give pets as gifts? We’ll hear from the staff at Lollypop Farm. 

Finally,  Jackie Walker from Churchville Veterinary Hospital is in studio to answer your questions about pet health and behavior. 

This month on Unleashed, we honor Veterans Day by telling the story of a rescue dog named Hans who is providing emotional support to local veterans.

Plus, when patients go into hospice care, their beloved pets are often left behind and families may be unable to care for them. A national organization is working to reunite patients with their pets, when the unconditional love of a dog or cat matters most. We talk to the founder of Pet Peace of Mind.

And Dr. Stephanie Ravin from Stone Ridge Veterinary Hospital is in studio to answer your questions about pet health and behavior. Our guests:

First hour: Unleashed - The Pet Show 

Second hour: Second Opinion LIVE!

In this month’s episode of Unleashed, we talk about one of the most controversial topics in the feline world: declawing. There is a bill in the New York State Senate that, if passed, would prohibit declawing cats and other animals. We discuss what declawing is, the effects it has on cats, and we hear from veterinarians and cat owners on both sides of the debate.

Plus, you’ve probably heard about dogs who are trained to detect explosives or illegal drugs, but did you know there are dogs who can sniff out pollution? We go on the job with two dogs working to keep contamination and human bacteria out of the Great Lakes.

And Dr. Michelle Brownstein of Henrietta Animal Hospital is in studio to answer your questions about pet health and behavior.

What happens when you decide to bring a feral cat into your home? We talk about how to help socialize feral cats for family life.

We also learn about Lollypop Farm’s equine program.

Dr. John Sampson, veterinarian at Greece Animal Hospital, is in studio to answer your questions about pet health and behavior.

We open with Unleashed: The Pet Show. During this episode, we talk about how to keep your pets safe during these hot and humid summer months. We also talk about the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars.

Dr. JoAnn Levy from Doorbell Vet joins us in studio to answer your questions about pet health and behavior. Our guests:

  • Dr. JoAnn Levy, veterinarian at Doorbell Vet
  • Lynne Sanchez-Fries, television traffic coordinator for WXXI, who found a dog in a hot car
  • Officer Lance Duffy, Gates Police Department

It’s puppy and kitten season, so in this episode of Unleashed, we focus on how to best care for young pets: from vaccines to spaying and neutering to how to work through bad behaviors.

We also talk to representatives from some lesser-known rescue organizations in our area that find homes for hundreds of animals each year.

And veterinarian Dr. Danielle Shemanski is in studio answering listeners’ questions about pet health. Our guests:

This month on Unleashed: The Pet Show, we welcome Steven Smith, DVM, of Canandaigua Veterinary Hospital to talk about pet health.

We also hear about a new literacy program at Lollypop Farm called Book Buddies, where kids are helping to socialize adoptable cats.

And, do you know the subtle and not-so-subtle signs that should tell you when your pet needs to see the vet or go to the emergency clinic? We talk to Dr. Meg Brooker of Canfield Dog and Cat Hospital in Pittsford about which symptoms should be cause for concern.

First hour: Unleashed: The Pet Show

Second hour: Second Opinion LIVE!

This month on Unleashed, we focus on how to better communicate with your pets: how to read their body language, how to improve their behavior, and how to notice signs of illness.

Veterinarian Dr. Todd Wihlen from the Animal Hospital of Pittsford is in studio to answer your questions about pet health and well being. Plus, WXXI’s Beth Adams speaks with animal communicator Janet Ridgeway, who strives to transform the relationships between people and their pets. Our guests:

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