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Welcome to Theory of Pets Podcast, a show for dedicated pet parents looking to learn more about pet ownership, the pet industry and improve the way we care for our dogs and cats. On this podcast we bring together long-time pet owners, experts from many different fields, industry professionals, veterinarians, trainers, authors, entrepreneurs, bloggers, celebrities and personalities to talk exclusively about pets and the industry. The podcast covers any and all pet related subjects that majority of owners will find value in, and provide some of the most unique, exciting and TOP SECRET information!

Welcome to Theory of Pets Podcast, a show for dedicated pet parents looking to learn more about pet ownership, the pet industry and improve the way we care for our dogs and cats. On this podcast we bring together long-time pet owners, experts from many different fields, industry professionals, veterinarians, trainers, authors, entrepreneurs, bloggers, celebrities and personalities to talk exclusively about pets and the industry. The podcast covers any and all pet related subjects that majority of owners will find value in, and provide some of the most unique, exciting and TOP SECRET information!

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Welcome to Theory of Pets Podcast, a show for dedicated pet parents looking to learn more about pet ownership, the pet industry and improve the way we care for our dogs and cats. On this podcast we bring together long-time pet owners, experts from many different fields, industry professionals, veterinarians, trainers, authors, entrepreneurs, bloggers, celebrities and personalities to talk exclusively about pets and the industry. The podcast covers any and all pet related subjects that majority of owners will find value in, and provide some of the most unique, exciting and TOP SECRET information!

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English


Episodes

TOP 123: Ridesharing for Pets and Their Owners ft. Aparna Srinivasan

8/7/2020
Have you ever had a hard time finding a ride home from the airport? Or had trouble getting a ride to bring your pet to the vet? If you rely on ridesharing for some of your transportation needs, it can be very difficult to find a driver that will agree to bring your pet along. And, unless your pet is a service animal, they’re not typically allowed on public transportation. Aparna Srinivasan is changing that. She is the founder and CEO of SpotOn, a fairly new rideshare company that is...

Duration:00:24:18

TOP 122: How To Start A Franchise in the Pet Industry ft. Dan Barton

8/2/2020
Have you ever thought about owning your own franchised business? We’re all familiar with McDonald’s, Burger King, Sonic and all the other popular fast food franchises, but what about franchise options in the pet industry? If you’re wondering what franchising is all about or how to get started with this entrepreneurial adventure, this podcast is for you! I invited DanBarton, founder and CEO of Splash and Dash Groomerie and Boutique, to be a guest on my show. He’s sharing information for...

Duration:00:31:11

TOP 121: How To Speak Dog ft. Steve Lankfer

7/30/2020
Do you think your dog understands you when you speak to him? Or does he just associate the sound you’re making with a certain action? For example, does he understand what the word ‘sit’ means or does he just associate that sound with the action that you are expecting of him? If your dog actually understood the words that you were using, you wouldn’t need to repetitively train him to perform a trick - he would just understand what you are expecting and do it. Dogs don’t speak English, or...

Duration:00:35:34

TOP 120: How to Choose Mentally Stimulating Toys for Pets

7/21/2020
Pets and humans have a lot in common, including mental health and disorders. One of the best ways to keep your pet’s mind sharp is to provide mentally stimulating toys and activities. Pets can suffer from boredom, stress, anxiety and even depression. For this reason, it’s just as important to care for their mental health as it is their physical health. Exposure to different environments, stimulating different sensory receptors, playing games, and teaching pets new tricks/commands can all be...

Duration:00:17:04

TOP 119: How to Choose a Pet Harness for Car Travel

6/8/2020
If you take your dog with you everywhere you go, you probably take a lot of safety precautions. He probably wears a harness, and I’m sure you bring a leash with you wherever you go. There are also some precautions that you should take when bringing your pet along for a car ride. If your dog is free to roam around the vehicle while driving, it will be dangerous for you, him and any other passengers in the vehicle. A free roaming dog will distract you, and he will become a dangerous...

Duration:00:14:14

TOP 118: What Is Human-Grade Pet Food? ft. Tom Arrix

4/11/2020
Picking the right type of nutrition for your dogs and cats can be quite overwhelming for pet owners. There are so many options to choose from. How do you know which product is the best choice for your furry companion? Reading labels can be confusing, and online research is time consuming. Tom Arrix is the founder of Joy Food, a fairly new pet food company that builds vet-designed, curated meals for your pet from fresh and wholesome ingredients. In 2018, one of Tom’s dogs became very sick....

Duration:00:24:05

TOP 117: The Importance of Digestive Health in Dogs ft. Rei Kawano

4/8/2020
Digestive health is a topic that is greatly underserved in the pet food industry, and vastly underappreciated by pet owners. Most pet parents believe that feeding a high quality food is equivalent to caring for their pet’s digestive health. Unfortunately, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. If your pet’s gut health is not balanced, their body cannot properly digest food. So, no matter how good the food is, their body won’t be able to get the nutrients it needs from the meal. In this...

Duration:00:24:19

TOP 116: Getting Rid of Mice and Insects Could Poison Your Pets ft. Kari Warberg Block

4/5/2020
Did you know that rodenticides and insecticides are among the top 10 household toxins that poison pets, especially dogs, every year? Insect and rodent poisons can be just as toxic to our curious pets as they are to the pest itself. Common active ingredients include long-lasting anticoagulants, which can prevent animal’s blood from clotting, Cholecalciferol, which can lead to kidney failure in animals, and Bromethalin, a neurotoxin that can result in tremors, seizures and paralysis. March...

Duration:00:27:17

TOP 115: Can My Dog Contract Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

4/2/2020
A few weeks ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus a global pandemic. As the panic around this virus grows, many pet owners are worried about the health of their companion animals. Can dogs get coronavirus? Is this something that you should be worried about? I’ll answer that question in this podcast episode. I’ll also tell you about some things you can do to keep your pet safe during these trying times. I’ve done a lot of research, and...

Duration:00:15:32

TOP 114: Turning Your Dreams Into a Successful Pet Business ft. Kristin Morrison

2/8/2020
The pet industry is booming! There are new businesses popping up everyday. If you have a dream of working with pets and their owners, there has never been a better time to get into this thriving industry. But, how do you get started? How do you take your dream and turn it into a successful pet business? In this week’s episode, Kristin Morrison (founder of the Six-Figure Pet Business Academy) is some of her top tips on starting your own pet-related business. She has provided pet business...

Duration:00:27:22

TOP 113: The Dangers of Pet Obesity and How To Help Your Pet Slim Down ft. Prof. Alex German

2/6/2020
Canine obesity is a growing epidemic and it is just as dangerous as obesity in humans. If a human is overweight, they can make changes to their lifestyle to quickly shed a few pounds. Unfortunately, it is up to us to manage the weight of our pets. That means if your dog is overweight or obese, you're the only one that can help him. The longer you wait, the more severe the health effects will be. Obesity could ultimately take years off your dog's life. In this week’s episode, I had the...

Duration:00:19:11

TOP 112: The Benefits of Animals for Seniors ft. Austin Gerber

2/4/2020
If you’re a pet owner, you have seen the amazing effects that animals can have on our overall health and well-being. These positive effects have piqued the interest of scientists around the world who have recently taken a strong interest in this topic. The more research is done, the more we are realizing that animal interaction has a much greater effect on humans than we originally thought. In this week’s podcast episode, I’m chatting with Austin Gerber. He is the licensed administrator of...

Duration:00:16:36

TOP 111: How Pets Influence Your Shopping Habits ft. Adrian Tennant

1/11/2020
Of course pet owners buy certain products that non-pet owners do not need. But, did you ever consider how owning a pet influences your shopping habits? We all need pet food, supplies, toys, treats, etc. How do we choose one product over another? What influences our buying decisions? In this week’s episode, I’m speaking with Adrian Tennant. He is the Vice Pesident of Insights at Bigeye, an advertising agency based in Orlando, Florida. The company has recently done a research study, led by...

Duration:00:28:51

TOP 110: How To Find High Quality Pet Clothes ft. Ivy Higa

1/9/2020
I recently ran into a problem trying to find a sweater for a new rescue pup that we adopted. It was difficult to find a sweater that was thick, warm and made from quality materials. I started looking into the materials used in most pet clothing, and was really disappointed with the quality of the garments for the price. In this week’s episode, I am chatting with a like-minded fashion designer who recently launched a pet clothing company. You may recognize the name Ivy Higa from Season 8 of...

Duration:00:17:04

TOP 109: Do Dogs Really Derive From Wolves? ft. Bernie Taylor

1/7/2020
There is a longstanding narrative that dogs were domesticated from orphaned wolf pups. This narrative is being overturned with the emerging theory that we didn’t tame wolves into dogs, but instead, dog packs integrated with our families in an Alpha partnership. This developing theory is reinforced by recent DNA evidence, archaeological discoveries from Paleolithic caves and our own better understanding of dog dynamics. I find this theory fascinating, and I wanted to speak with an expert...

Duration:00:16:15

TOP 108: What Is Blue-Green Algae and Is It Toxic for Pets?

11/8/2019
Blue-green algae has been a hot topic of discussion over the past few months. Did you know that this type of bacteria is toxic to dogs? If you’re not worried about your pet getting sick from blue-green algae, you should be! Did you know that this bacteria has been identified in all 50 states across the country? Many pets have become ill after ingesting it, and some have even died because of it. The best way to protect your pet from blue-green algae is to educate yourself about what it looks...

Duration:00:09:32

TOP #107: How to Prepare Your Pet for a Disaster

11/6/2019
This is the time of year when many families are preparing for the harsh winter months ahead. Other families are gearing up for hurricane season or wondering what they should do to prepare for the next hurricane. No matter what region of the world you live in, it’s important to be prepared for any disaster or emergency that may come your way. Getting your family prepared for a disaster doesn’t stop with the human members. Do you know where the emergency shelters are located in your area? Do...

Duration:00:15:47

TOP 106: How One Veteran is Helping Shelter Dogs and Humans in Need ft. Matthew Lamarand

11/4/2019
With Veteran’s Day right around the corner, I thought it would be a great time to share the story of one of my favorite Veteran’s. Matthew Lamarand is the CEO of Dogology University. He is a United States Military Veteran K9 Handler. He has almost 10 years experience training K9's to scout for explosives. After realizing that 96% of surrendered dogs never went through any type of obedience training, he dedicated himself to train these rescue pups for service dog work. He rehomes the canines...

Duration:00:17:47

TOP 105: Are Pee Pads Right for Your Pet? ft. Linda Bernier

11/2/2019
Most pet owners think that all pee pads are the same. If they need to use these pads for their puppy, they just head to their local pet store and buy the first package they see. In fact, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. There are many different types and sizes of pee pads, and they are all made with different materials. Another common misconception is that pee pads will actually train your pet to go to the bathroom inside. When used properly with training and reinforcement, pee pads...

Duration:00:19:25

TOP 104: What Types of CBD Products Are Best for My Pet

7/14/2019
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is becoming a growing treatment in the human and veterinary medical fields. CBD is a substance extracted from the hemp plant, which makes it a controversial topic in either industry. As more research is being done on the effectiveness of CBD on health conditions such as cancer, arthritis, stress and anxiety, more and more people are seeking this treatment for themselves and their pets. This week I was able to speak with Jeremy Feldman and David Nichols,...

Duration:00:18:46