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/
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/
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
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/
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.
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/
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.
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/
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!
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/
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/
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/
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/
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/
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
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/
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/
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!