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What has four legs, a fin, scales, hooves and maybe even a tail?
It's The Paw Report!
Have you ever wondered about the best way to train a puppy? Need advice on how to calm your pet's fear of the vet's office? Think you know all there is to know about microchipping? The Paw Report aims to cover those topics and more by bringing you the latest information from area veterinarians and pet experts on pet health, ownership and everything else related to our furry and not so furry friends.
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Your pet could be the next star of WEIU's new show, The Paw Report! Have a video or photo of your pet doing something funny or absolutely adorable? We'd love to share it with our viewers here at The Paw Report! Email it to us and you could see it on our show! Just make sure it's video taken by you or that you have permission to share it! For more information about how to get that video or photo to us, email us or call us at 217-581-5956.
If you are a veterinarian, trainer, groomer, specialist, rescue organization or shelter that would like to partner with The Paw Report by providing expert guests for the show or animals to be featured on our "Adoptable Pets" segment, please contact us by emailing us or calling 217-581-5956. If you have a topic you'd like to see on the show or questions for our experts, contact us with those too!
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Aug. 15, 2016 - Keeping Fido Fit
- Fido is spending more time on his comfy bed and less time outside playing and going for walks! Over time, you notice the pounds adding up! On this episode of the Paw Report, we're joined by Dr. Kim Knap to talk about pet weight management and a special program at the U of I College of Veterinary medicine called "Shape Up, Pup!"
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Sept. 5, 2016 - White Violet Alpacas
- Located on the grounds of Saint Mary of the Woods college you'll find a unique farm. The White Violet Farm Alpacas is a ministry of the Sisters of Providence near Terre Haute, Indiana. The facility maintains one of the highest quality fiber herds in the Midwest, and on this episode of the Paw Report we learn more about this curious animal and its function on this special farm.
Sept. 12, 2016 - Pet Trends
- These days, caring for our pet extends far beyond just providing food, water and a little cuddle time. Professionals say pet owners will do just about anything to keep Fido and Fluffy happy, healthy and safe -- and that includes health and medical treatment reserved for us humans. On this episode of The Paw Report, we're joined by Dr. Gregory Mauck from the Kaskaskia Valley Animal Hospital in Sullivan to talk about some human health trends that have gone to the dogs and cats.
Sept. 19, 2016 - Potty Behavior
- You're losing your patience as a pet owner. Your indoor dog continues to soil in the house and your cat continues to go "outside the box." Studies indicate housing soiling can account for up to 70 percent of behavioral problems in cats. On this episode of the Paw Report, we're joined by Dr. Sally Foote from the Okaw Veterinary Clinic in Tuscola to talk about what to do if your pet doesn't have good "potty practices."
Sept. 26, 2016 - Bird Dog
- Their pose is unmistakable. Their temperament is loyal and kind. On this episode of the Paw Report, we will introduce you to Dave Trigg, who loves life and his pointers!
Oct. 3, 2016 - Heart Disease
- Veterinarians say heart disease in dogs is common and can be caused by several factors. On this episode of the Paw Report, we're joined by veterinary cardiologist Ryan Fries from the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching hospital. Dr. Fries will help us recognize the signs of heart problems in dogs causes and various treatment options.
Oct. 10, 2016 - Pancreatitis
- When your pet doesn't want to eat it, could be more than just a lack of appetite. On this episode of the Paw Report, Dr. Gregory Mauck from the Kaskaskia Valley Animal Hospital in Sullivan joins us to talk about pancreatitis.
Oct. 17, 2016 - Beekeeping
- What's all the buzz about on The Paw Report? Well, bees of course! The National Humane Society says bees are nature's most important and efficient pollinators! On this episode of the Paw Report, we're joined by Douglas Hart Nature Center volunteer and educator Dakota Radford on reasons we need to BEE-friend this insect!