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Theory of Pets Podcast is 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.

Theory of Pets Podcast is 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.
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Theory of Pets Podcast is 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.

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TOP 065: Adding Variety to Your Pet's Diet ft. Brooke Sloate of PawTree

11/4/2018
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You wouldn’t want to eat the same thing day in and day out for every meal, right? Why do you think that your pet would? Many owners continue to buy the same brand and the same flavor of dog or cat food for months or even years! We do this for two reasons: (1) our pet continues to eat it, so we don’t realize that it’s boring for him and (2) changing the food you feed every 2-3 days would wreak havoc on your pet’s digestive system. pawTree has created a line of superfood toppers that can be...

Duration:00:23:54

TOP 064: Tips for Leash Training a Dog ft. Tom Shelby

11/3/2018
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When it comes to training a dog, there are so many methods, tips and tricks out there that it can be impossible to decide which is right for you. Tom Shelby is the author of Dog Training Diaries: Proven Expert Tips and Tricks to Live in Harmony with Your Dog, and I had the pleasure of speaking with him about his chosen method of canine training. I really enjoy and relate to Tom’s “depends” dog training method. He calls himself a “depends trainer,” because he says that the training style...

Duration:01:10:41

TOP 063: The 'No-Kill Initiative' and How You Can Help ft. Terran Tull

11/2/2018
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According to Best Friends Animal Society, more than 4,100 animals are euthanized in America’s shelters every day! There are many organizations fighting to stop the euthanization of shelter animals, but there are still hundreds of establishments around the world that follow this practice. If an animal is at the shelter for a certain length of time (usually 30-90 days) and they haven’t been adopted, they are euthanized. This is a tragic practice that Best Friends is focused on stopping....

Duration:00:18:50

TOP 062: Pet Cremation - What Is It and What Are Your Options ft. Mark Lux

10/6/2018
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Planning for a pet’s passing is an overwhelming and very emotional process. The better prepared you are, the easier everything will be when that time comes. I know it’s not something that any pet owner wants to think about, but you also won’t want to do research and make arrangements while trying to cope with the loss of your furry companion.

Duration:01:15:01

TOP 061: Pets in the Workplace ft. Paul LeBlanc

10/3/2018
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Don’t you wish every day could be take your dog to work day? Some employers are realizing that dogs are a big part of many families. While being considerate that working parents may need time off to tend to sick children or attend sports and school functions, most companies don’t take consideration for their employees’ pets. Paul LeBlanc, founder of Zogics and Zogics Pets, is hoping that this fact will change in the future.

Duration:00:24:12

TOP 060: How Dog DNA Is Helping Veterinary Research ft. Dr. Angela Hughes

10/1/2018
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DNA tests for canines are very similar to those for humans. Whether you’ve used one yourself or you’ve seen one performed on your favorite television show, you’re probably familiar with these simple cheek swab tests. DNA testing can tell you if you’re related to someone else and how strong that relation is. They can also give you very beneficial information about your health.

Duration:00:22:10

TOP 059: Coley's Toxins as Treatment for Canine Cancer ft. Donald MacAdam

9/16/2018
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When I heard about Coley’s Toxins I knew I couldn’t keep this information to myself. They were invented in 1893 by Dr. William Coley who used them to treat about 1,000 cancer patients with better results than would be expected with a comparable group of patients today. Clinical results from this treatment have included complete cures of inoperable and/or metastatic lymphoma, breast cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer and melanoma.

Duration:00:32:56

TOP 058: Choosing the Right Nutrition for Your Pet ft. Eric Huston

9/11/2018
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Picking the right type of nutrition approach for your dog or cat 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.

Duration:00:19:33

TOP 057: How to Begin Showing Your Dog ft. Gail Miller Bisher

9/11/2018
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Have you ever watched a dog show on television? It looks like so much fun, but we all know that it’s a lot more work than it seems. How do you get started with dog shows? How do you find a dog that will be suitable for showing? If it’s something you’ve thought about, this week’s podcast episode has the answers you’re looking for.

Duration:00:26:23

TOP 056: The Benefits of Fresh Food for Pets ft. Brett from The Farmer's Dog

9/8/2018
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Fresh food is exactly what it sounds like – fresh, whole food ingredients. No processed junk. No preservatives or fillers. It’s just real food that you can see and smell. Now, think about the food you feed your dog or cat? Does it fall into this category?

Duration:00:20:32

TOP 055: What Are Puppy Mills and How Can You Avoid Them ft. Kenzie Bushman of PETA

9/8/2018
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Puppy mills – we’ve all heard the term, but do you know what these breeding facilities really are, and how they're classified? Are you aware of how to avoid purchasing dogs from puppy mill? Finally, what should you do if you discover a puppy mill in your local area? PETA representative is here to answer these and other questions.

Duration:00:13:57

TOP 054: The Benefits of Cannabidiol for Pets

9/5/2018
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Medicinal marijuana has become quite a hot topic in the human health field in recent years. We’ve seen some states legalize medicinal marijuana, while others are extremely opposed to the practice. With all of this talk about the benefits of medicinal marijuana for humans, many people overlook the benefits that this plant may have for our canine companions.

Duration:00:26:12

TOP 053: Tips for Bringing Home A Newly Adopted Pet ft. Aimee Gilbreath

5/25/2018
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This time of year shelters are overrun with spring litters. Spring is also a great time to adopt a new furry friend. The weather is getting warmer, the snow is gone and you can finally get outside to enjoy time with a pet or do some outdoor training without worrying about the cold winter winds. Especially if you’re a first time pet parent, there are a few things you need to do before bringing your new pet home. Aimee Gilbreath is the Executive Director of the Michelson Found Animals...

Duration:00:28:19

TOP 052: Getting Active with Your Dog ft. Liz Claflin

5/24/2018
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Now that spring is here, pet owners everywhere are looking forward to getting out and getting active with their dogs. There are many things that you can do with your canine companion from daily walks to agility training. Whether you have a senior pooch or a playful puppy, it would benefit you both to get out and get active together. This week I had the chance to chat with Liz Claflin, the Director of Operations at Zoom Room. Zoom Room is a franchised indoor dog training gym that offers...

Duration:00:35:16

TOP 051: Breaking Into the Pet Industry ft. Barton O'Brien

5/23/2018
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Are you thinking about marketing a pet product? Do you already have a prototype? Maybe you just have an idea, but don’t know how to get started. Barton O’Brien was in the same boat a few years ago, and now his company The Chesapeake Bay Dog Company has rebranded and is growing rapidly. I was able to interview Barton earlier this week to discuss how he got involved in the pet industry and the struggles that he has faced throughout the process. He also explained all about the rebranding...

Duration:00:27:48

TOP 050: What Are Dog DNA Tests and Are They Reliable ft. Ashley Troutman

4/30/2018
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DNA tests for dogs are very similar to those for humans. Whether you’ve used one yourself or you’ve seen one performed on television, you’re probably familiar with these cheek swab tests. Human DNA tests can tell us whether we’re related to one another and how strong that relation is. They can also give us some insight onto our genetic makeup. Did you know that you can get the same type of information about your dog? That’s right! Dog DNA tests can tell you a lot more than just the breeds...

Duration:00:18:58

TOP 049: Clean Eating for Pets - What It Is and Is It Worth It ft. Arren Beach

4/25/2018
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Clean eating is a very simple term, literally. It just means the act of eating foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. Clean foods are those that are minimally processed or not processed at all. Clean foods have no artificial fillers, colors or preservatives. They are just simple, whole foods that are close to natural as they can possibly be. As with many other health food trends, we’re beginning to see the clean eating trend take over the pet food industry. Owners want...

Duration:00:21:07

TOP 048: Hiking with Dogs - Planning, Packing and Where to Go

4/23/2018
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I love hiking with my dogs, but it’s not as easy as most people think it is. I’ve heard many stories from pet owners who weren’t prepared for a hike with their dog, and it ended in disaster. It’s important that you plan ahead for the hike. You need to know what to bring, where to go and what you should be looking out for. This week I decided to share my tips for hiking with dogs. I start by explaining what you need to do before you even think about setting off on your adventure. Does your...

Duration:00:23:19

TOP 047: Exciting Ways to Get Active With Your Dog

4/20/2018
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It’s finally starting to feel like spring, and I can’t wait to get back outside with my dogs. The winters in Maine (where I live) are long. Very long! With 5-8 feet of snow blanketing the ground in the winter months, it can be challenging to get outdoor exercise. It mostly consists of regular walks and playing around in our yard. But, with spring comes the revival of all of my favorite human/dog activities. Since we do have such long winters, I really try to make the most of the spring,...

Duration:00:17:47

TOP 046: The Difficulties of Dog Training ft. Jessica O'Neill

3/5/2018
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Dog training is perhaps the most frustrating aspect of dog ownership. Whether you’re a first time owner or a seasoned pet parent, there are challenges that pop up during training that none of us expect. Many of us have sought help from the dog training isle of a pet store, only to find that there are countless products to choose from. How do you know which products actually work? Jessica O’Neill had this same problem. She knows exactly what it’s like to be in this situation. And,...

Duration:00:45:00