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Episode 226 - dog and human physical health and mental wellness


Released Sat November 7, 2020
Length: 1:18:16
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Gratitude practice

Carlyn Montes De Oca is an animal-human health expert and award-winning author. Her dog inspired gratitude journal, “Paws for the Good Stuff: a dog lover’s journal for creating a happier & more pawsitive life” can help you develop a more positive approach to life, as well as recording special memories about your dog. Simply by focusing on the little ways your dog enhances your day, you can boost your wellbeing through the power of appreciation.

You can find out more about Carlyn at her website. She was voted PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian over 50. For twenty years Carlyn was a film editor in Hollywood working on movies like Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and Three Men and a Little Lady. A portion of Carlyn's books’ proceeds always go to help animals in need.

The moment your dog comes up and licks your hand, or they make you smile, or laugh or play – these are the kind of thing that you might be able to write down in a journal.
 - Carlyn Montes De Oca

Pet health monitoring

When we are ill, we often take our temperature - wouldn't it be useful it we could do the same for our pets? Not only would it be a quick way to gain an insight into our pet's health, but we would be gathering useful information to pass on to our vet.

We make pet health and wellness remote vital signs monitoring for both veterinarians and pet parents.
 - Ben Seidman

Mella Pet Care have made the first axillary (non-rectal) pet thermometer. Their mission is simple: to make pet healthcare more accessible to pet parents, pet professionals, and pets themselves. In this interview you can hear Ben Seidman and Daniella Morgan-Pascualvaca talk about the advantages to taking a dog's temperature easily and quickly.

What's great about Mella is that not only is it designed for your pet, it will help you figure out when is the right time to go to the vet, and when is the right time to wait it out.
 - Daniella Morgan-Pascualvaca

DogCast Radio News

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