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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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:

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. WXXI’s Jeanne Fisher introduces some of the people at Lollypop Farm who nurture and train adoptable animals. We also learn about the benefits of dog ownership.

Also, Beth Adams speaks with certified professional dog trainer Debbie Jacobs, author of the book, A Guide to Living with & Training a Fearful Dog.

And, Meg Brooker, DVM, is in studio to take calls and questions.

Our guests:

  • Meg Brooker, DVM, owner, Canfield Vet, Dog and Cat Hospital
  • Alice Calabrese, president and CEO, Lollypop Farm
  • Gilliam Hargrave, vice president and COO, Lollypop Farm
  • Debbie Jacobs, certified professional dog trainer, fearful dogs

This is the premier episode of Unleashed: The Pet Show. Our guest veterinarian is Danielle Shemanski from Hilton Veterinary Hospital. We'll also learn about how dogs are being used to calm the fears and stress of people who take the stand in court. We'll also meet one dog specially trained to keep her owner's diabetes in check.

Unleashed: The Pet Show is made possible by funding from Rufus Kendig, The Richard T. Bell Foundation, and the Liliputian Foundation.

Unleashed: The Pet Show - Pilot Episode

Feb 25, 2015

WXXI’s local host of NPR’s Morning Edition Beth Adams and Penfield Veterinary Hospital’s Dr. Erik Herrema share stories of some of Rochester’s most remarkable pets and their owners in Unleashed: The Pet Show.