Val Talks Pets

Val Talks Pets

This is a show where pet parents, soon to be pet parents and animal lovers alike explore topics, broaden our pet experience and have a laugh or cry.

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April 30, 2021 28 min

Hello everyone and welcome to this episode of Val Talk’s Pets.? So, in keeping with my series on natural alternatives and complementary care for our pets, I will be exploring nine different types of treatments that we can get for our pets to help with their overall health, but more specifically when they need that extra care.
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In this episode I have the pleasure of speaking with Joanne Carr, R.H.N, B.A., of Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals.  Joanne is a bilingual Registered Holistic Nutritionist with 15 years experience in the holistic health field. She lectures extensively at natural health product seminars for retailers and consumers across Canada. Joanne also Contributes to natural health publications such as Vista, Alive and Healthy Directions. She is the...

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Hello and Welcome!

In this episode I discuss several alternative and complementary supplements that will enhance your pet's health and assist in areas such as:
-Hip & Joint Care
-Aging
-Health Recovery
-Yeast Infections
-Flea & Tick
-Worming
-Anxiety and Fear.

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In this episode, I explore  the world of cat breeding, with Himalayan cat breeder Diane Simpson.  With Diane's expertise we learn all that it entails, from, quite literally, inception to purchasing and bringing kitty home.

So regardless of breed, if you are thinking of purchasing a pedigree cat, or have recently purchased one, then this is the show for you!

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March 5, 2021 18 min

In this episode I answer the most common questions I receive about cats, such as:
- How long should I feed my kitten kitten food?
- Is okay for my adult cat to eat kitten food?
- How can I stop my cat from scratching things?
- Why has my cat decided to not use the litter box, and what can I do about?
These are just a few of the FAQs I discuss in this episode, as well as my Pet Peeves Section.
So turn up the volume and let's dive in!

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In This Episode I have the pleasure of chatting with Danielle Forbes, The Co-Founder and Executive Director of National Service Dogs (NSD) here in Canada .

In our conversation, we talk about the inception of NSD, it's programs, it's challenges and rewards, and of course those very special dogs and people who change the lives of so many in our communities.

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In This Episode I have the pleasure of interviewing Stephanie Ridley, whose son is a recipient of an Autism Response Dog, called Beaumont. So, please join me as Stephanie reveals the incredible role Beaumont plays not only in the life of her son Ewan, but in that of her family too.  We'll also gain insight into the training this wonderful dog went through, as well as some of the obstacles faced when out and about in public.  At...

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January 22, 2021 30 min

In this episode I talk about the various organizations that train these animals.  The differences between the services provided, the legislation regarding their freedoms and accesses, and those who through deceit, shamefully pass their untrained animals off as service providers.  

And don't forget my Pet Peeves section.  As always, you'll have to listen to find out what that's all about.  

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January 8, 2021 23 min

Hi Everyone!

In this episode I'll be going over some  winter pet care considerations and tips, as well as discussing some of the pet winter apparel that is available, and how to shop for them.  I'll also be giving a good news update relative to my previous episode about  Puppy Mills.   I'm so Happy!!!

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December 25, 2020 20 min

This story is about sadness, happiness, intervention both human and divine and the fate of a soul.  This is the story of my dog Tundra, who's life was spared from a community cull and again from a deadly disease.  A special dog in so may ways.

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December 11, 2020 20 min

In this episode I discuss puppy mills more specifically and tie this in to the exponential rise of puppy and dog purchases. I also  discuss the other types of puppy sellers that perhaps at first glance may not be seen as puppy mills in the traditional sense, but let’s see what you think.   

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November 27, 2020 21 min

In this episode, we'll be taking a look at some of the animal heroes (such as cats, dogs, pigeons, horses and camels) that serve during wars and conflicts, and the roles they played. 

If you have a story to tell regarding this topic, please either email me at val@valtalkspets.com, or be on the show by filling out this form.

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Friends,
The Iqaluit Humane Society is in desperate need of our assistance. Faced with a lack of funding, their solitary and much needed facility is in danger of being shut down by the Spring of 2021.  Please listen to my unsolicited appeal for further information.  If you are able, please donate to keep this pet life-line alive.  Or if you are looking to adopt/purchase a dog, please consider a Northern Dog and contact The Iqaluit H...

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October 30, 2020 33 min

We all love our pets and want to keep them safe from harm.  Therefore, in this episode I'll be talking about the various ways we can do this, especially around the festive seasons, and in preparation for unforeseen emergencies.

And don't forget my Pet Peeves section, which has returned in this episode.

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October 16, 2020 16 min

Hello and welcome to this episode of Val Talk’s Pets!  

In this episode, I continue my deep dive into the disturbing and exploitive world of designer dogs . 

There will not be a pet peeves section this episode, but it will be back again in Episode 15. 

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October 2, 2020 22 min

Hello and welcome to this episode of Val Talk’s Pets!  

Cockapoo, Havapoo, Newfypoo and Siberpoo.  No, although it may look like it, I'm not talking about different names to call a bodily function. These are names of designer dogs, and over the next two episodes we'll be deep diving into this disturbing and exploitive world. 

There will not be a pet peeves section this episode, but it will be back again in Episode 15. 

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September 18, 2020 43 min

Hello and welcome to this episode of Val Talk’s Pets!

In this episode I talk about keeping our furry friends clean and presentable, and the health benefits of grooming our pets.
 
Groomer Christine Santon, owner and operator of  The Spaw Grooming Salon, joins me to give us a glimpse into the world of professional grooming, as well as tips for choosing a groomer for your pet. 

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September 4, 2020 24 min

Hello and welcome to this episode of Val Talk’s Pets!  

Today we're talking Pet Treats.  So best not to let your fur baby listen in on this one, as we wade through the myriad of goodies (or not so goodies) available  for your dog, cat or small animal pet!

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August 21, 2020 22 min

Hello and welcome to Val Talks Pets!

Unfortunately , there will come a day in every pet parent's life, when we have to face the death of our furry companions. 

In this episode, I will be looking at some of the  issues, decisions and feelings we go through, when we have to say goodbye to our best friends. I decided to deal with this subject in the hope that it will prepare and comfort you for this inevitability.

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August 7, 2020 24 min

Hello and welcome to this episode of Val Talk’s Pets!  

In this episode of Val Talk’s Pets, I talk about some of the quirky and interesting behaviour that cats demonstrate.  From why they purr to why they scratch, this episode explores the world of cats and their funny and interesting behaviour.

And don't forget my Pet Peeves section.  As always, you'll have to listen to find out what that's all about.  

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