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Cat Owners and Rental Properties

Do you own a cat but want to rent an apartment or condo, town home or house?   If so, it’s vital that you’re fully informed before initiating this all-important process.  Why? Because too many cats are either abandoned or surrendered to animal shelters as a result of housing problems encountered by their owners.   […]

Fit(ish) in Your 60s – Week 5

Today, we complete our Fit-ish series with Brenda Braxton from KGW on how to be healthy and fit through the decades. The goal of the program was to provide tips for achieving optimal health without causing too much stress and anxiety. Fit-ish is about balance, not obsession. Here’s the Youtube clips from the full segments […]

Fit(ish) in your 50s

We’ve made it through the 20s, 30s and 40s and today, we discuss the obstacles that surface when trying to get Fit-ish in your 50s. We collaborated with Brenda Braxton from KGW news to create the series Fit(ish) to provide tips that allow people to focus on their health, without getting too obsessed about it. […]

Hyperesthesia in Cats

Rather then being a single disease, Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome (FHS) is a set of symptoms that indicates the presence of a dermal, neurological or behavioral problem. The opposite of anesthesia, instead of a LACK of sensation, an affected cat has TOO MUCH sensation in her skin or in the muscles under her skin. Much like […]

Fit(ish) in Your 40s – Week 3

We have been reviewing tips for getting healthy and fit during various decades of your life and this week, we tackle staying fitish in your 40s, a time when many of us start to experience the effects of aging. The series is called Fit (ish) and we collaborated with Brenda Braxton from KGW News to […]

Fit(ish) in Your 30s – Week 2

Last week, we reviewed fitness tips for the 20 somethings. With each decade there are typically new challenges and opportunities. Today, Brenda Braxton and trainer Alicia Rose focus on the 30s and the unique needs throughout this decade. The series is called Fit (ish) and the premise behind the approach is that we all want […]

Safety First When Visiting the Vet

A cautionary tail: Never put your cat’s carrier on the front seat of your vehicle where it can be crushed and your pet killed by deploying air bags in the case of abrupt braking or an actual collision.   That said, have you ever wondered why, despite there being more cats than dogs in American […]

It’s Time To Get Fit(ish) – Week 1

We collaborated with Brenda Braxton and KGW to host a fitness series to help viewers get moving and get in better shape whether they are in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s or beyond. Each decade presents new challenges and opportunities, and we’ll break those down and provide our community a couple takeaways you can […]

Clark County/Vancouver CGR Radio to serve you!

Community Growth Radio(CGR)/Northwest Audio Information Service has been serving Clark County/Vancouver Washington since 2013, CGR/NWAISRadio is mainly self-supported tho CGR Radio/NWAIS is NOT a non-profit, but local and community ads are heard on all streams and airtime is donated to small business and always free ads(60 seconds is free to all non-profits, and there are […]

Body Positivity

If you believe that you’ll be happy once you lose weight, you’ll never be skinny enough to be happy. It’s a vicious cycle and it never ends unless we learn to love the body we have as it is right now, not tomorrow or next month or next year. It’s ok to want to make […]

7 Simple Ways to Celebrate Kitty’s Birthday

There’s no better time to show your favorite feline how important she is than by putting on the proverbial “Ritz” for her birthday. Why not consider “wrapping” these suggestions in festive ribbons of love and making her big day one to remember? Purchase a cat-safe cake. What’s a birthday without a birthday cake? As close […]

Cycle Your Way to Health and Fitness

Biking experienced a rise in popularity during the global pandemic when gyms were closed and people were looking for a safe way to exercise outdoors. One thing that 2020 taught us was the critical importance of our health and riding a bike is a low-impact activity that works your heart and lungs, strengthens your lower […]

Conquering Your First Triathlon

Our community hosted the first Live Multisport event this past weekend in over a year and half since the pandemic began. It was a safe return to racing and 600 athletes completed a variety of running distances and a Duathlon (Run/Bike/Run). Now that racing is live again, many are starting to set goals to challenge […]

7 Outdoor Threats to Cats’ Safety

Notoriously inquisitive, known for nosing around indoors and out, cats continuously court disaster and it’s incumbent upon their conscientious owners to keep them safe from harm. That said, consider these seven outdoor threats to your own kitty’s health and wellbeing. Toxic Plants: Famously fond of chewing on plants, curious cats should never find these toxic […]

Beautiful Back & Strong Arms

Strong arms give us the strength to lift, pull, throw, push and climb. Plus various celebrities have shown us that muscle is the new sexy! Now that the weather is warmer, you may be ready to focus on your upper body conditioning. Try the following four exercises, three times per week on alternating days for […]

Maintaining Your Health During Tough Times

When times are tough, one of the first things people will sacrifice is their health but that’s the last thing you should do, especially during a global health crisis.  Looking and feeling your best will give you the energy and strength to overcome any obstacles you may experience It will be the glue to keep […]

“Go Orange” in April for the Animals”

“Every sixty seconds, an animal is abused.” This is according to the ASPCA. And so, they have designated April as “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” Month. They have also urged their supporters everywhere to “Go Orange for Animals” to increase public awareness. The following are ways YOU can help. START A FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN Using your […]

When Cats Chase Their Tails: Play or Problem

While many felines, like their canine counterparts, chase their tails as a form of amusement or pleasure, it’s a sight seen less often in cats than in dogs. How many times have YOU witnessed your cherished pussycat companion circling round and round in an effort to capture her own tail? According to animal experts, if […]

Deciphering Kitty’s Distinctive Sounds

Did you know that cats are capable of making more than 100 sounds? Did you know that every year veterinary behaviorists discover even more sounds as they attempt to decipher exactly what those sounds and combinations of sounds mean? Curious about the most common sounds that kitties make? Consider the following:   Short mew: Not […]

The Feral Fix Challenge Challenges Us All

Alley Cat Rescue of Maryland has marked March 3rd as the start of the Feral Fix Challenge, an annual global event that brings together veterinarians and communities throughout the word in an effort to save the lives of feral cats. The Challenge, currently in its 11th year, asks veterinarians to get involved with trap-neuter-return (TNR) […]

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