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The Mid-Michigan Pet Expert Talk Show | With Rick Preuss & Lee Cohen

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National dog show Host David Frie joins the show

AIRED NOVEMBER 27TH 2021

November 30th, 2021 12:00am

Thanksgiving traditions have been evolving the last few years with more people wanting to watch the National Dog Show then ever before. Last year, twenty five million people watched it on NBC and who knows where it will be this year when it airs on NBC both Thursday at noon and Saturday. If you listen to us this Saturday at 9AM, you can hear Rick Preuss from Preuss Pets and Lee Cohen talk all about this years show with the emcee of the National Show on NBC, David Frei. David is among the most recognized dog show hosts in the world after a quarter of a century at Westminster and the last several years on NBC hosting the National shows on Thanksgiving and Easter. Hear all about the breeds that are very competitive, the one new breed competing and a few surprises in the sizes of their representation. David also shares his views on how you can utilize dog shows to help learn what is the right dog for you and your lifestyle. Then Maranda Chavez from Preuss Pets is on to discuss how to keep your dogs preoccupied and out of trouble during the holiday season

Holidays at the Potter park Zoo

Aired November 14th,2021

November 15th, 2021 12:00am

What's new at the Potter Park Zoo. There was an elk sighting and the light are going up! Listen Saturday as Rick Preuss from Preuss Pets and Lee Cohen discuss the most recent goings on with Dennis Laidler, education curator with the Potter Park Zoo. Learn about the elk and why they are doing so well occupying the space once allocated for the moose. Learn about the black rhino Jaali and how well he is doing in the California Zoo in which he is now living. Learn how he was moved and the status of his getting together with a female rhino for mating purposes in the future. Hear all about the upcoming zoo events and fundraisers as well as a conversation about some of the animals worth seeing next time you go there that don't always get as much attention as some others. It's a great conversation about zoo animals with Rick Preuss and Dennis Laidler totally on their games during this weekend's edition of the Mid Michigan Pet Expert Talk Show on 1320 AM WILS on the radio.

RATS, BATS, and even BLACK CATS!

Aired October 23rd, 2021

November 2nd, 2021 12:01am

RATS, BATS and even BLACK CATS! Why are so many pets and animals associated with scary stuff and Halloween? Where did the myths come from and should we be scared of them? Listen as Rick Preuss from Preuss Pets and Lee Cohen ask Sean Murphy from Preuss Pets about all the myths that have made snakes, dragons and spiders and many other animals sources of fear at Halloween time. Learn why the animals got the scary reputation in spite of being amazing pets for certain people. Then, speaking of scary things, Rick Preuss describes his cartoon appearing on the cover of newspapers all over Lansing and the backstory of Preuss Pets. Learn the story of 40 years in business described in detail along with the national recognition Preuss Pets and Rick have received this year on this weekend's edition of the Mid Michigan Pet Expert Talk Show

Available MSU Extension Programs

Aired October 16th, 2021

November 2nd, 2021 12:00am

When you think of extensions, some people think of hair, some think of electrical chords and others think of delaying a deadline. If you are smart, or at least you want to be, you should look into University extensions and find yourself a guide to knowledge. Listen as Lee Cohen and Mark Stephens from Project Fish learn all about the Extension programs available from Michigan State from the new Director, Quentin Tyler. Hear about the different avenues of learning taught by the MSU extension programs throughout the state of Michigan and how you can get involved with it. Then Mark Stephens puts on his program coordinator hat and answers questions all about Project Fish and what skills that people can gain from fishing. How do you prepare a fly for fly fishing? How do you learn the best ways to catch and prepare fish? Where are the best locations to fish? All that and more on this weekend's edition of the Mid Michigan Pet Expert Talk Show

WK Kellogg Biological Station

Aired October 9th 2021

October 11th, 2021 12:00am

Did you know that the founder of Kellogg Cereal donated 3700 acres of land to Michigan State University in 1927 in Augusta, MI which is known as the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station? It is MSU's largest off-site campus and one of North America's premier inland field stations. Listen Saturday at 9AM as Rick Preuss from Preuss Pets and Lee Cohen learn all about the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary from Sanctuary Manager Lisa Duke. Lisa will discuss the history, the mission and the evolution of the station and share the background of the bird sanctuary and it's regular visitors as well as it's permanent residents. Learn about the projects to restore endangered species and the research that continues to help sustain nature as it is and repair the damage that is done to environments by man. Then Lisa will explain her background and upcoming programs she is leading in case anyone is interested in attending in person or virtually. Learn a lot about waterfowl and a really interesting place by listening to this weekend's edition of the Mid Michigan Pet Expert Talk Show on 1320 AM WILS on the radio.

Tracy Page from the Michigan DNR Aquatic education

Aired October 2nd 2021

October 4th, 2021 12:00am

When you think of the State of Michigan DNR, you need to consider beyond the park ranger who enforces the rules or the people who collect the money. DNR is very involved in educating the public in classrooms as well as on YouTube thanks to Covid. Listen Saturday at 9AM as Rick Preuss from Preuss Pets and Lee Cohen discuss the Salmon in the Classroom and other educational programs with Tracy Page, Aquatic Education coordinator for the Sate of Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Learn all about the success and growth of the Salmon in the Classroom program and how much knowledge and work is required of school kids and their teachers to participate in the program. Tracy also will discuss the other educational videos that have been created the last two years and are now available on YouTube and other sites for parents to use in helping educate their children about the beauty and fascination of the natural world. Finally, Tracy elaborates on other programs coming up and the methods by which they are funded through public use like state park fees, fishing licenses, etc. instead of relying on state taxes. You will be surprised at the good work being done by the DNR during this weekend's edition of the Mid Michigan Pet Expert Talk Show on 1320 AM WILS on the radio

Heidi Williams, Director of Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter

Aired September 25th 2021

September 27th, 2021 12:00am

When hurricane Ida struck in New Orleans this summer, the impact was deadly for people and animals alike. But racing to help was Heidi Williams, Director of Ingham County Animal Control and Deputy Dan Verhougstraete. They packaged up a truck with supplies and jumped into action! Listen Saturday at 9AM as Rick Preuss from Preuss Pets and Lee Cohen discuss the details with Heidi and Deputy Dan and learn what they saw and did and how the situation has evolved. Then Heidi and Dan share what they can about the current investigation and seizure of 27 chickens from two Lansing homes that took place this past week. In addition, they share the details of how ICAC has handled this situation and others and how they have been able to improve the statistics of animals being placed in homes, especially in the last few years. Learn what you can do to help and other great things about the Ingham County Animal Control on this weekends edition of the Mid Michigan Pet Expert Talk show. Listen to it live on the radio on 1320 AM WILS

Rick and Lee talk to Dr. Bill Van Bon With Shed Aquarium in Chicago and Professor of veterinary medicine at Michigan State

September 20th, 2021 12:00am

Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is one of the most prestigious Aquariums in the world! Many veterinarians go to vet school seeking to work at zoos and aquariums caring for the animals. Imagine working with the whales, and sharks and sting rays at Shedd! Listen Saturday at 9AM as Rick Preuss from Preuss Pets and Lee Cohen spend time with Doctor Bill Van Bonn, Vice President of Animal Health at Shedd Aquarium and adjunct faculty member at Michigan State University. Learn about the impact the pandemic had on Shedd Aquariums staff and animals and the changes they created to deal with it. Discover why Doctor Bill maintained a very busy schedule even during shutdowns and the stories of the animals adventures that occurred when animals discovered that the people observing them were missing. You will also hear about the new creatures that were birthed during the pandemic and lots of other topics as Rick Preuss goes back and forth with a fellow expert in the field of aquatic creatures! Then Rick takes back the mantle as expert and explains the reasons why and the steps to care for your outdoor fish by winterizing your pond and water garden. It's truly a smart conversation with Rick and Doctor Bill on this weekends edition of the Mid Michigan Pet Expert Talk Show on 1320 AM on your radio

Rick & Lee talk with Dr. Micah Kohles DVM and VP of Oxbow Animal care

September 8th, 2021 12:00am

Getting a child a small animal for a pet can have a significant influence on their life! But how do you know what animals are appropriate for what ages? How do you know what to feed them and how do you keep them mentally stimulated? Rick Preuss from Preuss Pets and Lee Cohen discuss these questions and many more with Dr Micah Kohles, Vice President at Oxbow Animal Care, DVM and professor at the University of Nebraska. What are small animals that thrive as pets and what types of environments are needed to maintain them. Learn what animals are great for what ages and why they are appropriate for that group. Learn about the methods Oxbow uses in determining what is appropriate in nature for animals to eat and how to provide it for pets to maximize their life experience. Then Katie Ramp from the small animal breeding room at Preuss Pets joins the conversation and explains the small animals that are being bred at Preuss and what makes them great pets as well! If you ever considered getting your children a small animal as a pet, definitely listen to this conversation on the Labor Day weekend edition of the Mid Michigan Pet Expert Talk Show.

Taking a trip to the Super Zoo in Las Vegas

August 30th, 2021 12:00am

When many people go to Las Vegas, the goal is to win money in the casinos. But when Super Zoo is going on, there is much to see and do. Rick Preuss from Preuss Pets and Lee Cohen discuss this year's Super Zoo conference with Kirbay Preuss and Maranda Chavez. Super Zoo is a World Pet Association conference with more then a thousand displays of the latest and greatest products for the Pet industry. Hear how Maranda survived not only her first conference, but her first flight on a plane and all of the amazing displays and products that were new to her and most everyone else. Hear about some of the amazing product inventions and the analysis Kirbay Preuss goes through in deciding what makes sense to stock when available space is limited, even in a store as large as Preuss Pets. Then you will also hear about the great honor bestowed upon co-host Rick Preuss as he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award for his 40+ years in the pet industry and the success Preuss Pets has become. If you question why I call him the Pet Expert every week, you won't anymore upon hearing this weekend's edition of the Mid Michigan Pet Expert Talk Show.

It's time to groom your dog!

August 24th, 2021 12:00am

How often should you get your dogs groomed? What is the best way to communicate the type of cut you want? How do groomers know what each breed cut should look like? Janice Milligan Peters from Doggy Daycare and Spa and Lee Cohen ask these questions and more to Tricia Wickens, Spa Manager at Doggy Daycare and Spa. Tricia will discuss the benefits of getting your dogs groomed regularly and some of the differences between breeds when it comes to caring for their skin and their coats. Then first time guest Teddy Jay comes in to discuss why he utilizes Doggy Daycare and the benefits he and his dog both get from his twice weekly schedule. Learn how your dogs become accustomed to the interactions and the way it improves other social interactions as well. If you haven't considered Doggy Daycare before, you might now after hearing this weekends conversation.

Heading to Ohio! With Jay Hemdal from the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium

August 16th, 2021 12:00am

Rick and Lee talk to the soon to be retiring curator of the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium! He discussed the growth of the aquarium and the new live museum they built. Then Jay described his future plans after retirement including work as a consultant to the Toledo Zoo, publishing another book which he recently completed and providing advice and answering questions on the website Reef2reef.

The Boys Are Back! With Mitch Cesca from Instinct Pet Foods

August 9th, 2021 12:00am

The Pet Expert Returns! Lee welcomes Rick Preuss back to the program, and the two dive into the world of raw pet food with Mitch Cesca, Territory Sales Manager at Instinct Pet Foods. Is raw food right for your pup? Tune in and find out! Timecodes - 0:00 - Rick reveals the reason for his absence, and the Pet Experts get back into the groove. 6:51 - The boys welcome Mitch Cesca to the program! Instinct Pet Foods is on the cutting edge of the raw pet food boom, and Mitch explains the origins of the shift in animal nutrition. 24:02 - Is raw food safe for your pets? Mitch answers your questions on raw food safety, and the benefits of a more natural diet. 35:15 - How do you start your pooch or kitten on a raw food diet? Mitch talks about integrating raw food into your pets' diets. Learn more about raw pet food: https://www.instinctpetfood.com/

It's a Preuss Party! With Kirbay Preuss and Sean Murphy from Preuss Pets

August 9th, 2021 12:00am

Preuss Pets has a plethora of fun events planned for August! Who better to talk about engaging the community than Kirbay Preuss and Sean Murphy from Preuss Pets?! They've got lots to share with Mid-Michigan in the next few weeks, and you can get the details at the following timecodes: 0:00 - The Preuss family is growing! Rick and Lee talk about some exciting news for the Preuss clan. 7:30 - Preuss Pets partnered with Ingham County Animal Control, The Cat Ambassador and The Artist's Umbrella for an adoption event called It's Raining Cats and Dogs. Kirbay and Sean share all the details! 23:48 - Resident yogi Kirbay Preuss talks all about an exciting animal yoga (animals + yoga, not yoga for animals, settle down) event at Preuss Pets! 35:27 - Coming Saturday August 14, head to the Preuss Pets parking lot for The Night of The Golden Frog: a celebration of local music, poetry, dance and much more, all in collaboration with The Artist's Umbrella, with proceeds going toward the Golden Frog Project. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/artistsumbrella/

Plan For Your Pets! Featuring Sally Babbitt From Babbitt Legal Group And Denise Rose From New Hope Pet Rescue

July 19th, 2021 12:00am

0:00 - Say hi to Sally! MMPETS Sponsor and founder & president of Babbitt Legal Group sits in the Rick Preuss chair this week for an exciting program about adopting pets in Lansing. 6:38 - Founding president and director of New Hope Pet Rescue Denise Rose joins the program! Her organization partnered with Jolly Road Veterinary Clinic this past weekend for a massive adoption/pet vaccination event. Learn more and support Denise's group: https://www.newhopepetrescue.com/. 24:28 - Sally Babbitt has over twenty years of experience in estate planning and navigating the legal issues surrounding death and incapacity. Did you know you can plan for your pets, too? Sally has the spotlight in this revealing segment, and delivers key information we think every pet owner should consider. 36:04 - It's fair season in Michigan! Before you take home a new animal companion, Sally Babbitt has some legal considerations to share. Learn more about Sally & Babbitt Legal Group: https://sallybabbittlaw.com/

Canines for Change: Dr. Nikki Brown On Training Service Dogs In Our Community

July 12th, 2021 12:00am

Did you know service dogs are being trained right here in our community? This week, special guest Dr. Nikki Brown talks all about Canines for Change, and the incredible assistance a service dog can provide. Timecodes: 0:00 - Rick and Lee introduce this week's guest: Dr Nikki Brown! She's the executive director of Canines for Change, a nonprofit organization in Grand Ledge that custom trains service dogs and matches them with children and adults. 6:25 - Dr. Nikki tells us the heartwarming origin story of Canines for Change, and what motivated her to provide this service to those in need. 23:26 - Dr. Nikki talks about the growing need for service dogs, and the wide range of applications for animal companions. 35:36 - Learn more about Dr. Nikki's non-profit and donate if you are able: https://caninesforchange.org/

Vacationing With Your Pets! With Vice President of Travel Michigan Dave Lorenz

July 6th, 2021 12:00am

Got room for one more? The experts are back this week with an exciting program all about vacationing with your pets! Rick and Lee talk with Vice President of Travel Michigan Dave Lorenz about how to keep your pets happy and healthy on trips out of town. Now boarding at these here timecodes: 0:00 - Rick and Lee celebrate the "high" praise heaped upon Preuss Pets by the Lansing City Pulse last week. 6:23 - Vice President of Travel Michigan Dave Lorenz joins the program to discuss travelling with your pets. How long should you be gone? Why have vacations with animals been booming? If you're planning a getaway with your pet, check this one out. 23:35: So, where exactly CAN you vacation with your pet? Dave and the guys put together a travel guide for vacationing with your animal companions in Michigan. 34:49 - Rick and Lee take it home by talking about which animals are best suited for a summer getaway (dogs, I mean, come on) and how to plan around them. Plan your getaway with a little help from Travel Michigan: https://www.michigan.org

Turtle Xing: Sean Murphy and Gavin Laviolette from Preuss Pets on everything TURTLES

June 28th, 2021 12:00am

The boys are back! This week, Sean Murphy and Gavin Laviolette from Preuss Pets join the show to answer all your questions on turtles. Slow and steady wins the race, but these timecodes are a handy shortcut too: 0:00 - Rick and Lee kick off the show and set up some of the important questions the experts will tackle in this episode. 6:33 - What should you do if you find a turtle in the road? Sean "The human Swiss Army Knife" Murphy & Gavin Laviolette give some helpful advice for interacting with and protecting turtles you find in the wild. 23:35 - Can a wild turtle become a pet? The answer may surprise you! If you're considering adopting a turtle, give this a listen. 35:07 - How smart are turtles? Sean and Gavin go over best practices for adopting and caring for pet turtles. Check out Preuss Pets here: https://www.preusspets.com/

Podcast Extra! The After-Show with Gabrielle Feighner

June 25th, 2021 10:37am

Rick, Lee, and Gabrielle Feighner from Feighner Family Farms wind down from a successful show with a few extra minutes of alpaca talk! Check out this bite-sized exclusive... and Google "alpaca orgling" at your own risk.

Shear Brilliance: The Pet Experts Learn All About Sheep and Aplacas with Gabrielle Feighner

June 21st, 2021 12:00am

They say good things come in threes. So do alpacas, funny enough. This week, Rick and Lee venture into the world of owning sheep and alpacas with Gabrielle Feighner from Feighner Family Farms! Lee talks about getting spit on, Rick talks about the poop business, and Gabrielle breaks down owning and caring for nature's cutest lawnmowers. Timecodes to live by: 0:00 - Rick and Lee recap an historic Westminster weekend and set the stage for Gabrielle Feighner to talk all about sheep and alpacas! 06:51 - Did you know sheep wag their tales? And don't have any top teeth!? Gabrielle tells us all about caring for sheep at Feighner Family Farms. 23:44 - All about alpacas, baby. Gabrielle delivers an al-packed segment all about purchasing and caring for alpacas in Mid Michigan. 35:05 - Is an alpaca right for you? Gabrielle has an answer. Also, Lee tells the story of being spit on by an alpaca, and Rick talks about actual crap. Learn more about Gabrielle and her incredible operation here: https://www.feighnerfamilyfarms.com/

Best in Show: Previewing a Historic Westminster Weekend

June 14th, 2021 12:00am

If you want more Westminster, we got you covered. This week, Rick and Lee welcome Westminster's Fox Sports host Gail Miller Bisher to the program, to gush about the 2021 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. AKC judge and breeder Mark Jaeger also joins us for more in-depth analysis on breeds, judging, and a whole lot more! Timecodes: 0:00 The pre-show begins! Rick and Lee set the stage for the weekend. 6:10: Gail Miller Bishcer joins the program to talk about the change in venue, presentation, and some of the new breeds this year. 23:26: Mark Jaeger talks about his award-winning experiences at Westminster, and which breeds have an edge. 36:50: How do judges actually, er, judge at Westminster? Mark fills us in on what officials are looking for in a prize-winning pooch.

Podcast Extra! How do I socialize my dog?

June 10th, 2021 12:00am

Check out this week's second helping of MMPETS. Experts Sara Alguire and Janice Milligan-Peters help host Lee Cohen with some tips for socializing his pooch. Enjoy!

"I've never met a dog that's too obedient" - Training your new pup w/Janice Milligan-Peters & Sara Alguire

June 7th, 2021 12:00am

Janice Milligan-Peters from Doggie Daycare & Spa joins Lee as the guest host of this shiny, new MMPETS Podcast! This week, Sara Alguire from Click!Pawsitive Dog Training talks all about training your new puppy, and common mistakes to avoid. In a hurry? We have the cliffs notes: 0:00: Janice Milligan-Peters joins Lee Cohen as this week's guest host! All the hip hounds hang out at https://www.doggydaycareandspa.com/. 6:27 - Why won't my dog follow my instructions when we're at the dog park?! Sara Alguire talks about setting your expectations for training and socialization. 23:28: First-time dog owner? This timecode's for you, kid. Sara lays out the crash course for all the pandemic pups out there. 36:38: Dealing with other people's dogs is a lot like dealing with other people's kids, as we learn in this segment. Sara talks about socialization and what behaviors your pooch should avoid at the dog park. Check out Sara's work: https://clickpawsitivedogtraining.com/

Podcast Extra! Take Two

June 3rd, 2021 06:35am

What happens when a text message from a guest interrupts the patented Lee Cohen Podcast Intro? Bloopers. You wouldn't believe it, but we have quite a few of these. Enjoy!

Podcast Extra! Planning For Your Next Pet

June 2nd, 2021 06:53am

Should you purchase a pet that's full-grown, or raise it as a baby? What if you have a baby of your own? Rick Preuss and Katie Ramp weigh in on some important considerations in this week's bite-sized extra. Enjoy!

20,000 Mouths Under The Sea: The Experts Talk Fish & Small Animals At Preuss Pets

June 1st, 2021 12:00am

We're goin' behind the scenes this week! Preuss Pets team members Astral Slenk and Katie Ramp join the show to talk all about fun-sized pets and how they're bred. Are you looking for a fish, gerbil or chinchilla to join your family? Join our conversation with the experts before you buy at the timecodes below. 0:00 - Rick Preuss introduces us to the wide world of fish & small animals at Preuss Pets. 5:53: Preuss Pets' Assistant Fish Breeder Astral Slenk takes us through the undersea world of creating fish for your aquarium! 23:25: The tour of Preuss Pets continues with Breeding Room Coordinator Katie Ramp, who breeds all the cute furry creatures you'll find at Preuss! 35:10: Do small animals and small humans mix well? Katie talks all about bringing a pet into a house with children, and some important details to consider before you buy. Check out Preuss here: https://www.preusspets.com/

Podcast Extra! Dagny and Lee Rant About Improper Dog Training

May 25th, 2021 12:00am

Hey there! Welcome to the very first Podcast Extra! If you liked Saturday's conversation with Dagny Kaspar, dog trainer with Annabelle's Pet Station & owner of Pals Canine Academy, you're gonna love this bite-sized web exclusive. Lee and Dagny both share examples of IMPROPER dog training that are all too common. Check out Dagny's classes here: https://palscanineacademy.com & here: https://www.coolcitydogs.com/

Sit, Stay and Press Play: The Pet Experts Talk Dog Training With Dagny Kaspar

May 24th, 2021 12:00am

You'll want to bring a pen and something to write on before starting this episode, because Owner of Pals Canine Academy and Dog Trainer at Annabelle's Pet Station Dagny Kaspar drops some serious knowledge on dog training this week. From positive reinforcement to proper socialization to the finer points of using a leash, there's something for every dog owner in this episode. Timecodes ahoy: 0:00 - Rick Preuss talks the mask policy at Preuss Pets. 6:44 - Meet Dagny! She talks proper exercise, dog park etiquette and socializing your puppy. 23:29 - Dagny talks about the importance of positive, reward-based dog training, and what you should NEVER do when using a leash. 37:54 - Setting your expectations for dog training & training your dog in class vs. at home. Check out Dagny's classes here: https://palscanineacademy.com & here: https://www.coolcitydogs.com/

If You Build It, They Will Swim! The Pet Experts Talk Ponds and Water Gardens

May 17th, 2021 12:00am

The boys are back! This week, they're answering all your questions about ponds, water gardens, and the fish therin. Our resident pet expert Rick Preuss talks options available from Preuss Pets, while Annie Dowd from Blue Thumb in Saginaw joins the show to talk custom water features for your backyard. Join us in the deep end with these nifty timecodes: 0:00 - intro. 8:21 - Annie Dowd dives into water feature options and talks installation. 24:30 - Annie and the experts talk about the wonderful benefits of bringing a water feature to your backyard. 39:19 - Rick Preuss talks about Preuss Pets' dedication to creating - and maintaining - healthy ponds and water gardens. Learn more about Blue Thumb: https://bluethumbponds.com/ - and check out Preuss Pets: https://www.preusspets.com/

The Morning Zoo! The Pet Experts Talk Potter Park Zoo in 2021

May 10th, 2021 12:00am

This week, Rick and Lee take a detour to Potter Park Zoo and talk about the wonderful opportunities for family fun this summer. The guys chat with Potter Park's Education Curator Dennis Ladler and Community Engagement & Inclusion Specialist Mariah Martinez. Start your safari with the following timecodes: 0:00 - Intro. 6:35 - Dennis Ladler talks volunteering, education and engagement at Potter Park Zoo. 24:30 - Dennis talks about Zoo Nights, The Falconer Program, and more coming up this summer! 37:10 - Mariah Martinez tells us more about The Falconer Program and education at Potter Park. Check out Potter Park Zoo: https://potterparkzoo.org/

What's That Sound?! Michigan's Natural Soundtrack, Explained

May 3rd, 2021 12:00am

Did you hear that? It's a brand new podcast from the Mid Michigan Pet Expert Talk Show! This week, Rick and Lee talk with Jim McGrath, owner of Nature Discovery in Williamston. Jim gives us a wonderful tour through the natural sounds of Michigan, and answers burning questions about springtime in the mitten. Discovery awaits! Timecodes here: 0:00 - Intro. 9:17 - Jim gives us a birds eye view of frogs, toads and other critters. 24:32 - Jim identifies some familiar sounds and talks more about Michigan's quirky ecosystems. 37:25 - IT GETS WEIRD. Jim identifies some... unusual Michigan sounds as the tour concludes. We think this Jim McGrath guy is pretty cool. Check out his work: http://naturediscovery.net

The Doctors Are In: Emergency Care & Heart Health for Your Pets

April 26, 2021

April 26th, 2021 12:00am

Surprise! It's one ginormous podcast all about your pets! This week, Rick and Lee venture into the world of emergency vet care with Dr. Laurie Nelms, owner of Greater Lansing Veterinary Center in Williamston. If your pet needs help, day or night, GLVC offers 24/7 emergency services. Did you know Dr. Nelms works 36 hour shifts? She's our kind of crazy, and she has all the info you need on emergency vet care. We then head right next door to Mid-Michigan Veterinary Cardiology with first-time guest Dr. Christian Weder. Dr. Weder offers some surprising answers to questions about heart health for our pets. Timecodes below! 0:00 - Intro 6:38 - Dr. Laurie Nelms covers emergency services at GLVC 24:30 - Dr. Christian Weder with the birds eye view of heart health for pets 38:10 - Dr. Christian Weder on blood pressure, diet and testing options for pets Check out our guests below! Dr. Laurie Nelms: https://glvetcenter.com/about/our-doctors/ Dr. Christian Weder: https://midmichiganvetcardiology.com/our-team/

Rick & Lee

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April 19th, 2021 12:00am

It's kitten season! Got animal adoption on the brain? Capital Area Humane Society President Julia Palmer-Willson joins Rick and Lee with the latest on adopting/surrendering pets in your community. Support your local humane society: https://www.cahs-lansing.org/support/donate/

Julia Palmer-Willson from Capital Area Humane Society

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April 19th, 2021 12:00am

Julia Palmer-Willson from Capital Area Humane Society

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April 19th, 2021 12:00am

Julia Palmer-Willson from Capital Area Humane Society

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April 19th, 2021 12:00am

Rick & Lee

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April 12th, 2021 12:00am

Rick and Lee prepare to interview Cat Behavior Expert and Author of Psycho Kitty Pam Johnson-Bennett! She's one of the few people who can explain why your cats run around the kitchen at 3 am. Tune in! Learn more about Pam! https://catbehaviorassociates.com/

Cat Behavior Expert and Author Pam Johnson-Bennett

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April 12th, 2021 12:00am

Cat Behavior Expert and Author Pam Johnson-Bennett

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April 12th, 2021 12:00am

Cat Behavior Expert and Author Pam Johnson-Bennett

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April 12th, 2021 12:00am

Rick & Lee

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April 5th, 2021 12:00am

Nikki Tucker & Hope the Rabbit from Preuss Pets

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April 5th, 2021 12:00am

Nikki Tucker & Hope the Rabbit from Preuss Pets

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April 5th, 2021 12:00am

Janice Milligan-Peters & Dean Peters (and Cocoabean!) from Doggy Daycare & Spa

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April 5th, 2021 12:00am

Rick & Lee

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March 29th, 2021 12:00am

Heidi Williams, Director of Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter

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March 29th, 2021 12:00am

Heidi Williams, Director of Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter

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March 29th, 2021 12:00am

Heidi Williams, Director of Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter

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March 29th, 2021 12:00am

Rick & Lee

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March 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Dr. Laurie Nelms from the Greater Lansing Veterinary Center

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March 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Dr. Laurie Nelms from the Greater Lansing Veterinary Center

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March 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Dr. Laurie Nelms from the Greater Lansing Veterinary Center

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March 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Rick & Lee

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March 15th, 2021 12:00am

Jake Phillips from Biota

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March 15th, 2021 12:00am

Jake Phillips from Biota

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March 15th, 2021 12:00am

Rick & Lee

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March 15th, 2021 12:00am

Rick & Lee

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March 9th, 2021 12:00am

Freelance Writer & Birder Kirby Adams

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March 9th, 2021 12:00am

Freelance Writer & Birder Kirby Adams

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March 9th, 2021 12:00am

Harris Nature Center Coordinator Kati Adams

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March 9th, 2021 12:00am

Rick & Lee

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March 1st, 2021 12:00am

John Stottle from The Family Puppy

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March 1st, 2021 12:00am

Patti Strand from the National Animal Interest Alliance

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March 1st, 2021 12:00am

Patti Strand from the National Animal Interest Alliance

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March 1st, 2021 12:00am

Rick & Lee

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February 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Dr. Ben Colmery from Dixboro Veterinary Dental Clinic

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February 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Dr. Ben Colmery from Dixboro Veterinary Dental Clinic

Segment 3

February 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Dr. Ben Colmery from Dixboro Veterinary Dental Clinic

Segment 4

February 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Rick & Lee

Segment 1

February 15th, 2021 12:00am

Shelby Stensrud from Segrest Inc.

Segment 2

February 15th, 2021 12:00am

Shelby Stensrud from Segrest Inc.

Segment 3

February 15th, 2021 12:00am

Shelby Stensrud from Segrest Inc.

Segment 4

February 15th, 2021 12:00am

Rick & Lee

Segment 1

February 9th, 2021 12:00am

Cheryl Connell-Marsh from Nottingham Nature Nook & Nottingham Equestrian Center

Segment 2

February 9th, 2021 12:00am

Kevin Baker from Baker's Wildlife Services

Segment 3

February 9th, 2021 12:00am

Kevin Baker from Baker's Wildlife Services

Segment 4

February 9th, 2021 12:00am

Rick & Lee

Segment 1

February 1st, 2021 12:00am

Attorney Annie Phillips & Kirbay Preuss

Segment 2

February 1st, 2021 12:00am

Sean Murphy and Kirbay Preuss from Preuss Pets

Segment 3

February 1st, 2021 12:00am

Sean Murphy and Kirbay Preuss from Preuss Pets

Segment 4

February 1st, 2021 12:00am

Rick & Lee

Segment 1

January 25th, 2021 12:00am

V.P. of Government Affairs at PIJAC Bob Likins

Segment 2

January 25th, 2021 12:00am

V.P. of Government Affairs at PIJAC Bob Likins

Segment 3

January 25th, 2021 12:00am

Kennedy Cogswell from Preuss Pets

Segment 4

January 25th, 2021 12:00am

Rick & Lee

January 18th, 2021 12:00am

Nicole Watson from MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Segment 2

January 18th, 2021 12:00am

Nicole Watson from MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Segment 3

January 18th, 2021 12:00am

Nicole Watson from MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Segment 4

January 18th, 2021 12:00am

Rick & Lee

Segment 1

January 11th, 2021 12:00am

Dr. Candace Croney from Purdue University

Segment 2

January 11th, 2021 12:00am

Erika Hodges from Pup House LLC

Segment 3

January 11th, 2021 12:00am

Rick & Lee

Segment 4

January 11th, 2021 12:00am

Rick & Lee

Segment 1

January 6th, 2021 12:00am

Sally Babbitt from Babbitt Legal Group

Segment 2

January 6th, 2021 12:00am

Heidi Williams, Director of Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter

Segment 3

January 6th, 2021 12:00am

Heidi Williams, Director of Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter

Segment 4

January 6th, 2021 12:00am

Dr. Alan Beck from Purdue University

Segment 1

December 28th, 2020 12:00am

Dr. Alan Beck from Purdue University

Segment 2

December 28th, 2020 12:00am

Dr. Alan Beck from Purdue University

Segment 3

December 28th, 2020 12:00am

Dr. Alan Beck from Purdue University

Segment 4

December 28th, 2020 12:00am

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