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Kate Walsh, Actress, 360 MAGAZINE, MyDogsAGame.com

Get your dog’s A-Game back

Is your dog’s scratching more than “just an itch?” Actress and life-long dog lover Kate Walsh knows first-hand that dogs can be “off their game” because of allergic itching, leading to more serious problems if not treated by a veterinarian. Kate joins us today to share important info on how you can get your dog’s A-Game back.

As a lifelong dog lover, how did you know that Rosie was off her game?


Kate Walsh: She started scratching her face in sort of a cute way at first with both paws at the same time. And then it turned into a regular thing where it wouldn’t stop, and I realized pretty quickly it was probably allergies. So I took her into my veterinarian, and she prescribed Apoquel for Rosie.

How should we know when and if it’s more than an itch, and when it’s time for our pets to visit their veterinarian?

Kate Walsh: If the itching and scratching starts interrupting their regular daily activities — if they’re on a walk and they have to stop several times to scratch and itch or chew, or if they wake up in the middle of the night to chew, those are signs that there’s a problem. A lot of dog owners think oh, that’s just my dog itching but it’s likely allergies. If you see these signs, it’s a good idea to visit your veterinarian and see if Apoquel might work for you. It certainly worked for Rosie.

How should people with pets avoid allergies for some of their animals?

Kate Walsh: It’s hard to avoid allergens because so many allergies are environmental and are out of our control – just like humans with pollens or grasses, or during certain times of the year. For some dogs it’s seasonal allergies, some are perpetual and year-round. There’s really no way to prevent them so it’s about going to the veterinarian and seeing what they have to say. It’s also important to understand that dog allergies manifest differently than human allergies do. In dogs, allergies show as skin itching, chewing and hotspots – not coughing and sneezing like humans.

And how did you help Rosie get her A game back?

Kate Walsh: Well, I got her on Apoquel right away. Within a couple of days she was back on her A-game, happy, smiling, walking, tail wagging, able to relax and not scratching her face constantly. One of my favorite parts about this partnership is how we’re encouraging everyone out there to go to MyDogsAGame.com or use the hashtag #MyDogsAGame on social media to share a picture of your dog. For every photo uploaded, Zoetis will donate $10 to the K-9 Courage Program, which is an awesome program that provides medical services to retired service dogs, military service dogs, police service dogs. So that’s a really exciting aspect of this partnership as well. We’re not just raising awareness about what dog allergies look like, but really contributing and making sure all dogs are well cared for.

And what inspired you to represent an organization to help Canine Courage?

Kate Walsh: I love dogs. I’ve always loved them. I’ve grown up with them–they’re just so special and intuitive. I’m also a big fan of our service men and women and everything that they do for our country – so the partnership was a perfect fit. Most people don’t think about how retired service dogs are cared for, and the fact that the K9 Courage program helps support the medical care for retired service dogs is really cool.

So you’ve always been an advocate for pets?

Kate Walsh: Oh yeah. I have always been a big pet adoption advocate and an animal lover. I mean if I could, I’d be on a farm somewhere with lots of cats and dogs.

And where can our listeners go for more information?

Kate Walsh: You can go to MyDogsAGame.com If you have any questions, there’s actually a short quiz on there as well to help you determine if your dogs may have allergies, as well as more information about finding the right treatment like Apoquel.

About Kate Walsh

Actress, dog lover and animal rights activist Kate Walsh can be seen on recent and upcoming projects, including Netflix series, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, and films, SELL BY and 3022.

Walsh has starred in award-winning series, including the ABC dramas GREY’S ANATOMY and PRIVATE PRACTICE, as well as the Netflix features 13 REASONS WHY. She was seen in Universal’s hit comedy, GIRL’S TRIP, alongside Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, and Regina Hall, the Netflix feature, #REALITYHIGH and Sony’s MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE. She also recently starred in the off-Broadway play IF I FORGET, for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and Drama League award.

Today, Walsh has teamed up with leading animal health company, Zoetis, to educate dog owners about a cause close to her heart – allergic dog itch. Walsh has credited her two rescue dogs for helping her through the most difficult times, but when her dog Rosie was diagnosed with allergic itch, it was time for Walsh to help Rosie get her A-Game back. Like Rosie, some dogs are “off their game” because their allergic itch gets in the way of doing things they love. Kate is encouraging dog owners to recognize when their dog’s scratching can be more than just an itch – and if it’s caused by an underlying condition, like allergies. As part of the program and in honor of Itchy Pet Awareness Month, pet owners can share a photo of their own pet’s “A-Game” on social media using the #MyDogsAGame hashtag, which will trigger a $10 donation (capped at $25K) by Zoetis Petcare to its K-9 Courage Program, which provides healthcare assistance to retired military and police dogs as well as active service dogs that assist veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress. Posts using the hashtag may also be featured on an interactive gallery on the “MyDogsAGame.com” website.

Asia Monet

Asia is best known for her standout role on Season 3 of Dance Moms and can be seen as the subject of her own show Raising Asia. The series follows the young performer along with her mom, dad and little sister on her journey towards becoming a star. Things are not slowing down for Asia. She can currently be heard showcasing her vocal chops with her new original song ”Come Along” which is available now on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and all other digital platforms. Asia co-wrote the upbeat, dance track to inspire people to come together and empower one another to make a change in the world. You can listen to the track here and watch her music video here, which already has over a 900,000 views. Asia also was a recent guest on the popular Daytime Talk Shows Home & Family and Harry, where she had singing and dancing segments. You can watch her performances in the links below.
 

Please see below Asia’s recent interview footage, highlight reel and more to get a feel for her great personality:

Harry Appearance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONq-Z3Z9unA

KTLA Morning News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk-gTJ4pdyA&feature=youtu.be

Singing the National Anthem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdZ8WKgzI20

Highlight Reel: http://youtu.be/hiZGcA37uK0

 
Asia has also made a name for herself as an Internet sensation as her fan base continues to grow with a verified Instagram of over 1.4 million Instagram followers, a verified Facebook of over 333,000 followers and a verified Twitter of 195,000 followers. She gains over 1,000 followers per day and has over 7 million views on her wildly popular YouTube videos. In addition, three of her recent music videos each have over 1 million views.

Her voice and her music have evolved over the past few years. She released a Christmas single, “Christmas Time”, which received over 7 million views on VEVO. She also released solo covers of Katy Perry’s “Rise”, a piano cover of Justin Bieber’s “I’ll Show You” with her friend, fellow actor/performer Rio Mangini and most recently Selena Gomez’s “Kill Em With Kindness.” You can view the covers on her channel here. As she matures, Asia continues to turn heads with her incredible talent and solidify her status as a triple threat. She was most recently seen performing alongside Mariah Carey in her popular “All I Want for Christmas is You” shows at NYC’s Beacon Theatre. She has also performed live at large venues including Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, Universal CityWalk, Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, and most recently the Clippers Game at the Staples Center.
 
Asia can has also showcased her talents as a fashion designer. She has partnered with Target to design a new fashion line for the Gen Z kids titled “Art Class”. The line made its debut in Target stores nationwide and is tailored to the 86 million teens and tweens who make up Generation Z. Read the announcement here.

Asia has also showcased her talent as an actress outside of the reality television realm in the critically-acclaimed American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, as Sydney Simpson. Produced and directed by Ryan Murphy, it features a star-studded cast including Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta, David Schwimmer, and Sarah Paulson to name a few. The show was the most-watched original scripted series premiere in FX’s 22-year history. The limited series drew 12 million total viewers and won countless awards. After working with acclaimed Executive Producer Ryan Murphy on American Crime Story, Asia caught the attention of another TV powerhouse, Shonda Rhimes. She starred as Jasmine in two back-to-back episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. Her role earned her a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series- Recurring Young Actress. Other credits include TNT’s Major Crimes and the film Sister Code starring Amber Rose.
 

ABOUT ASIA MONET

Born in Yorba Linda, California, Asia first took interest in gymnastics when she was just a toddler. Quickly realizing she had a natural athleticism and a love for movement, her parents enrolled her in dance lessons. At the young age of five, she made history by becoming the youngest StarPower National Championship winner to ever take the title. She has since gone on to win or place at numerous competitions. When Asia is not busy showcasing her many talents, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends at the pool, going to the mall, or reading a good book. She also loves arts and crafts as well as songwriting.
 
At such a young age, Asia is no stranger to the small screen. She made her television debut at only six years old when she entered the first season of Lifetime’s Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition. Despite being the youngest in the competition, she beat dancers up to twice her age to make it to the finale. Her hard-hitting, sassy moves earned her third overall. After the competition, Asia joined Abby Lee Miller’s elite junior competition team on season 3 of Dance Moms. Asia won virtually every competition she entered while on the show, blowing her opponents away with her talent.