DirecTV Launching Dogs-Only Channel

Jul 15, 2013 4:05pm

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DirecTV is set to air a new, 24-hour for dogs bored at home called .

“You can really use TV to entertain pets,” Ron Levi, founder of DOGTV, told ABC News. “We have created programs where every frame, second and sound have been tailored to fit the way dogs see and hear the world.”

DOGTV aims to help dogs who suffer from separation anxiety when their owners are away by providing “relaxing, stimulating and behavior-improving content” packaged in three- to six-minute-long segments, according to the channel's website.

“We wrote and recorded very relaxing music specifically for dogs. Everything we included in our content is something research tells us dogs like to see, like other dogs and moving objects,” Levi said.

The  channel will become available for pet owners and DirectTV subscribers nationwide on Aug. 1 for $ 4.99 per month, according to DOGTV's website. Last year, the channel was launched with a limited audience in San Diego, ABC News reported.

“Our audience in San Diego really loved the channel,” Levi said. “Pet owners told us that their dogs were really getting relaxed after watching the content. And we used the feedback to improve. For example, we removed sounds of other after we realized it was stressing the dogs.”

DOGTV will air without commercials and humans

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    • Asambaboy
    • July 16, 2013

    I’m a dog & cat rescue from Malaysia. All the while I feed them with kibbles (22 dogs & 30 cats). Quite costly. Advise me how to change their diet to raw food for the start. Tq

    • PureTrimWeightLoss
    • July 16, 2013

    thank you so much 🙂

    • Nicole D
    • July 16, 2013

    Great video.

    • thekaizer666
    • July 16, 2013

    I chose raw feeding cuz I’m lazy – out of the freezer, and straight into my puppie’s annihilator jaws.
    Also, where I live, it’s actually CHEAPER than kibbles.
    And then, I found out its actually healthier haha.

    He’s 2.5 m.o., a purebred GSD, and I tried alternating kibbles vs raw feeding… on a whole day of kibbles, his poop looks like…. well, its runny. It’s like a sludge ball.

    On raw (1 whole red tilapia, thiaminase-free + 1 or 2 chick drumstick) the poop looks and feels much better.

    • Tasaedyze
    • July 16, 2013

    I started my cat on raw when she was 8. Prior to the transition from dry, she was heavily obese and extremely inactive. Since starting her on raw, she has become very lean, her fur has become thicker and softer and her activity levels are through the roof! She’s 11 now and has more energy to play and chase than any kitten I’ve seen. It really was a complete transformation and in fantastic way. The funny thing is, even though she used to be addicted to kibble, she refuses to eat the stuff now!

    • alyosha1974
    • July 16, 2013

    Very informative. Thanks for taking the time to put out this educational video.

    • l clarke
    • July 16, 2013

    Been feeding raw for awhile to both my dogs and cats. My cat that I thought was going to have to be put down is doing great! Nice to see a vet who supports it!!

    • drkvengaence
    • July 16, 2013

    before I watched this video, I was almost convinced that all vets are stupidly ignorant. It is so nice to see otherwise once on a while 🙂

    • usdm420
    • July 16, 2013

    My pup has been eating raw prey model diet since she was 7 weeks old. She does fantastic on this diet.

    • SerenityFL
    • July 16, 2013

    How I wish she would educate all the vets in this country. Some vets are onboard with raw, many are not. Considering what little they get in vet school, which is sponsored by Hills, (cha ching, more money for Science Diet…huh, is that in the vet’s office? What a coincidence!!!) I wonder why anyone would accept their answer that kibble is the only proper way to feed.

    • Alyssa Kristin
    • July 16, 2013

    my butcher who i buy raw food from finds it strange that i feed my dogs raw meat! I get very strange looks …

    • delarosaroger39
    • July 16, 2013

    Thank U `~1~` for the Knowledge of life !!!!

    • cuzzinator
    • July 16, 2013

    Could be an alergy to a specific type of meat. I know of dogs that are alergic to Chicken, but fine with beef and lamb. Its not unheard of.Try changing the type of meat, and see what happens.

    • dngrdave2000
    • July 16, 2013

    My concern is the bones… “Thor” the Rottweiler typically inhales his food, chewing only enough for the food to fit!

    • Louise Åkesson
    • July 16, 2013


    • CreepyMcSteezerson
    • July 16, 2013

    Thank you so much for making this video. I had to change vets because my last one was not at all open to the raw diet. Also, I plan to go back to school for veterinary medicine. I hope I can spread the same information you are to pet owners <3 First I have to get past the competitive schooling though haha.

    • CreepyMcSteezerson
    • July 16, 2013

    Use large beef bones – not small chicken bones. There’s no way he can swallow a giant, round beef bone. I usually go by the head size. Rotties have big heads and powerful jaws, so it’s going to be pricier for you. Best bet is to hit your local butcher for large bones.

    • CreepyMcSteezerson
    • July 16, 2013

    A lot of the time the meat isn’t the allergy. It’s usually the grains like wheat, soy, and corn that cause allergies. There are absolutely some dogs that are allergic to chicken, but it’s much more uncommon than grain allergies.

    • Julie Summerspridebengals
    • July 16, 2013

    Great video thank you

    • ToilsBadonkadonk
    • July 16, 2013

    I worked at a vet clinic one summer to see if I wanted to be one. I do not. This woman came in one day with a sick cat and during the exam the vet and I were told the woman had made her cat a “Vegetarian”. The vet was like “Sometimes we balacne a dogs diet this way if they have certain issues with food but cats cannot survive without meat…they are carnivores” The woman said she couldn’t feed her cat meat as she believed it was cruel. They left. Some people should’nt have Animals/kids/brains.

    • Tom Mefford
    • July 16, 2013

    I have a 12 year old Beagle foster that when I got him could hardly walk. after a month on my raw food diet can now pretty much run down the street. This is a proven diet and can be done on a limited income.

    • JustYourAveGirl20
    • July 16, 2013

    Local Farmer’s Markets are great for raw meat supplies. Most Farmer’s Market don’t have excessively vaccinated/drugged up animals used for meat. Food Industry farms/factory farms (unlike humane small farms providing natural, raw meat to farmers markets) are cruel and drug up meat “products” (living creatures) to fatten them up faster for profit and prevent/fight diseases they are likely to get/already have due to bad living conditions. I highly suggest Farmer’s Market for meat, not stores.

    • A Jay
    • July 16, 2013

    This is good to know. I was thinking about putting my king charles on a raw diet.

    • NoApologies1000
    • July 16, 2013

    I also was concerned about this with my Pit Bull (Zeus). What I did is hold it in my hand and let him eat it first until I know he’s going to chew it all. After a few times he as slowed down a lot and does great

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