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

11/8/2019
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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...

Duration:00:09:32

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

11/6/2019
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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?...

Duration:00:15:47

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

11/4/2019
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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...

Duration:00:17:47

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

11/2/2019
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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...

Duration:00:19:25

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

7/14/2019
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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

TOP 103: Transitioning Your Pet To A New Diet ft. Dr Jennifer Adolphe

7/8/2019
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From time to time, you’ll need to transition your pet to a new diet. Whether it’s because of a change in age, a health condition or just the fact that you’d like your dog to eat a healthier diet, you need to be sure that you transition your pet to the new food properly. If not, your pet will likely suffer from digestion problems including diarrhea, excessive gas and nausea. Dr. Jennifer Adolphe is a regular guest on my podcast. In this week’s episode Dr. Adolphe discusses the importance...

Duration:00:08:45

TOP 102: How To Calm Your Pet's Anxiety ft. Lisa Radosta

7/4/2019
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Dealing with a pet that has anxiety problems can be a struggle for even the most experienced owner. Whether it’s separation anxiety, noise aversion, anxiety about car rides or anything else, it’s important that you find the best way to help your pet deal with this issue. From over-the-counter treatments to home remedies, there are dozens of ways to treat pet anxiety. But, which option is best for your furry companion. Anxiety can present in many ways. While some dogs may go to extreme...

Duration:00:22:43

TOP 101: How To Keep Your Pet Safe on the Fourth of July

7/2/2019
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Fourth of July is almost here, and when you think about this upcoming holiday, you probably think about barbecues, lounging on the beach or fireworks. Unfortunately, our dogs only think about the bright lights, loud noises and strange smells that this holiday brings. Did you know that more pets go missing on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year? I reached out to the Executive Director of Michelson Found Animals, Aimee Gilbreath, to find out what pet owners can do to help keep...

Duration:00:11:31

TOP 100: The Difference Between Therapy Animals and Service Animals ft. Elisabeth Van Every

5/19/2019
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Do you know the difference between a therapy animal and a service animal? Most people use these two terms interchangeably, but they are actually two very different things. Therapy animals provide physiological and psychological therapy to people other than their owners. Service animals help their owners perform tasks that the owner cannot do on their own. What types of animals can be therapy animals? What tasks do they perform, and what environments can they work in? In this week’s...

Duration:00:29:58

TOP 099: How to Start Hunting with a Gun Dog ft. Martin Deeley

5/17/2019
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Owning a gun dog means devoting your spare time to ongoing training. It’s a big responsibility, and you can’t expect your gun dog to be fully trained in just a few short months. There’s a lot of research to be done before you even bring a gun dog home. What breed will be best for your needs? When should you begin training? This week’s episode features dog training expert Martin Deeley. Martin has been training dogs for more than 35 years, his dogs have won trials in the United States and...

Duration:00:28:19

TOP 098: What Are Organic Pet Grooming Products and Should You Use Them ft. Julie Creed

5/15/2019
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Choosing high quality grooming products for your dog will have a positive impact no his overall health and well-being. It may even increase his life expectancy. I know this sounds like an extreme statement, but it’s true. Many dangerous ingredients found in a majority of pet grooming products have been linked to life threatening conditions including cancer, organ damage and neurological problems. Today, I’m discussing the dangers of low-quality commercial pet grooming products. I spoke...

Duration:00:17:14

TOP 097: How to Choose the Right CBD Products for Pets ft. Christina O’Reilly

5/13/2019
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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 fortunate enough to speak with Christina O’Reilly,...

Duration:00:19:20

TOP 096: What Are the Responsibilities of Pet Foster Parents ft. Sarah Brasky

5/11/2019
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Fostering a pet is a unique experience that allows you to help your local shelter or animal rescue organization learn more about the pets in their care. Living in a shelter can be an overwhelming experience for some animals. There are new smells all the time, new people to get used to on a daily basis, and other animals coming and going regularly. Sensory overload in a shelter environment can lead to behavior trouble, aggression issues or cause some pets to become extremely scared and...

Duration:00:26:03

TOP 095: Is It Safe to Feed Your Pet a Plant-Based Diet? ft. Dr Jennifer Adolphe

5/7/2019
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I get a lot of questions from pet owners who are curious about feeding their pet a plant-based diet. Is it safe? Can your pet get all of the nutrition that he needs from a plant-based diet? I feed our pets an omnivorous diet, so I was curious about a plant-based diet as well. I asked one of my most popular podcast guests, Dr. Jennifer Adolphe, to come on Theory of Pets again and discuss a vegetarian diet for pets. She is the Senior Nutritionist for Petcurean, a premium pet food company....

Duration:00:17:16

TOP 094: How DNA Research Is Helping Pets Around the World ft. Dr Angela Hughes

4/30/2019
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Scientists around the world are exploring how a better understanding of our genetic makeup can improve our lives – and those of our beloved pets. In the age of “wearables”, trackable health technology and DNA testing for ancestry and health, more and more healthcare is heading toward a future of personalised, proactive and preventative care. Did you know that recent genetic research is helping to improve the lives of our pets? Researchers looking into the DNA profile and biomarkers of...

Duration:00:25:46

TOP 093: What Is Sniffspot and How It Helps to Mentally Stimulate Pets ft. David Adams

4/29/2019
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Proper mental stimulation is imperative to your dog’s overall health and well-being. Like us, our dogs get bored doing the same mundane things day after day. Playing with the same toys, eating the same food and sniffing around the same yard will get monotonous over time. While it’s difficult to change up Fido’s schedule every day, Sniffspot is making it a lot easier to find new places for your dog to roam whenever you have the time for an outing. David Adams is the founder of Sniffspot, a...

Duration:00:14:26

TOP 092: What is Over-Vaccination & How to Prevent It ft. Roxanne Hawn

4/18/2019
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Over-vaccination is a term that we are frequently hearing these days. It’s a concern for parents of human and furry children alike. What is over-vaccination? How can you prevent it? This is a common question that I am asked by listeners, and it’s a question that I myself asked many years ago. Roxanne Hawn is the author of the award-winning dog blog Champion of My Heart and my guest today. Sadly, she has first-hand experience dealing with a pet that had a terrible reaction to a...

Duration:00:27:22

TOP 091: How to Choose the Right Pet Sitter ft. Laura Vorreyer

4/15/2019
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Pet sitters perform countless jobs for pet parents. You surely know that they can watch your pets for you while you are out of town, but did you know they might also get your mail, water your plants and keep an eye on your home? Many pet sitters are also available for daily pet visits, not just overnight stays. All pet sitters offer different services, and it’s important that you choose the sitter that will be right for you and your pet. Laura Vorreyer is an entrepreneur who pioneered the...

Duration:00:31:57

TOP 090: Rescuing Pets from Foreign Countries ft. Deb Jarrett

4/9/2019
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Have you read news stories about cats and dogs rescued from foreign countries? Do you wonder how that happens? Believe it or not, shelters and rescue organizations around the world are much different than what we are used to here in the USA. They have a staggering number of homeless pets to help, and oftentimes their resources are extremely limited. Deb Jarrett created the Dharamsala Animal Rescue in India. In this week’s podcast episode, she’s talking about her first-hand experience...

Duration:00:28:58

TOP 089: Making Money as a Pet Blogger ft. Maggie Marton

3/31/2019
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Pet blogs have become very popular in recent years, which has driven more and more pet owners to get into this business. Knowing that there are so many successful dog and cat bloggers out there, it can be a bit daunting to start at first. But, the best time to get started is right now, and it's actually very quick and easy to launch your own pet blog. Of course, you’ll need some writing and technical skills. So today, I’m chatting with Maggie Marton, the writer behind Oh My Dog! Blog. She’s...

Duration:00:32:43