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A podcast for pets, and their people.

A podcast for pets, and their people.
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A podcast for pets, and their people.






37. The Jesus Lizard Theory

This episode we discuss new breeds, dogs and cats working together, some new ways for dogs to use their art history degrees, and frozen iguanas! And your questions: Is my dog going senile? And can I get a little privacy in my studio apartment? Plus a Beyond Sit for the human in your life, how to Be a Tree!

Duration: 00:47:49

36. Tilapia Theory

In this episode, we have news of a rescued mountain lion in California, randy mice (and how you can hear 1600 hours of their sultry singing), and a video of a squirrel on the run from the law. Plus your questions on tougher dog toys, cat people vs. dog people, and helping out a kitties' self-confidence. Finally, here's a round up of our favorite animal charities

Duration: 00:53:50

35. Gratuity Theory

This week we answer all your holiday tipping and winter dog questions! Plus, the story of the first pit bull police dog in Kansas!

Duration: 01:00:18

34. Brain Soup Theory

How do I protect my cat and my Christmas tree? How small can my new studio be for me and my greyhound? And there's no shame in being a failed foster! Plus, a report from the FDA warns against giving your dog processed bone treats for Christmas. We discuss handler bias with police K-9s. And what you've all been waiting for — is dog brain soup smarter than cat brain soup? Finally, we teach our pets how to be Perching Pirate Parrots!

Duration: 00:52:05

33. Colorblindness Theory

This week, we talk turkey—that is, what Thanksgiving foods your pets can and cannot eat. Plus we take your pet questions—What's up with hissing cockroaches? Can I put a dog on a rotating schedule? And a deep dive into canine composting. Plus in News For Dogs, we explore some shocking revelations about prehistoric dog owners, some not-at-all shocking news about dog vision, and meet some highly intelligent squirrels.

Duration: 01:00:00

32. Laika's Theory

Here we are, back with a new episode on our new bi-weekly schedule. Your questions: Posting pee notices and eye gunks, before a nose-flip of a trick for Beyond Sit! But first! The return of Efrem's Bat Eave, the 60th anniversary of Leika's fateful trip, and fluid dynamics in fish schools.

Duration: 00:36:05

31. Eye Contact Theory

This week—a big announcement, followed by your questions: Oh, and a great fake pee trick!

Duration: 00:46:52

30. Location Theory

This week, we talk about the best places in the U.S. to be a dog or cat, and the worst places to be a deer. Plus, some exciting new genetic testing on working dogs, and California become the first state to ban puppy mills! Way to go California! All that, and some hard hitting ethical bird questions and some stinky rabbit questions. And in Beyond Sit we teach our dogs our names!

Duration: 00:42:44

29. Sitter Theory

This week we look into the truth behind one of Aesop's fables, this time with a raccoon. And we have a follow-up on the now antibiotic resistant outbreak out of Petlands. Plus your questions about your pet sitters! Is he skimming minutes? Should I try to set her up with my sister? And Platform training! How it can help both your shy dog and your reactive dog.

Duration: 00:49:23

28. Genitalia Theory

Sorry for the delay, folks! It was a busy week of canning and family obligations, but we finally got Episode 28 polished and edited for your listening pleasure. This week, we dive into . . . uh, never mind. You'll find out. Eve says "duck penis" a whole lot on this one.

Duration: 01:00:03

27. Capture Theory

We're back with a full episode! In News for Dogs!, an outbreak at Petland, how Ft. Worth is helping stray dogs and cats find their way back home. And can you nap with your humans without them disturbing your sleep? Plus, your questions: How can I keep my new cat from fighting with my old cats? And why is my dog's collar so loose? And in Beyond Sit, a little Rockettes action for you and your person.

Duration: 00:43:25

26. Déjà Vu Theory

This week, Efrem caught whatever horrible funk Eve was hacking up all week, so it's time for our very first clip show! Featuring our favorite stories and questions from the first ten episodes: And a fan-favorite beyond sit. We'll be back next week, so send us your questions and we'll answer them then . . . we promise!

Duration: 00:53:06

25. Abbreviated Theory

Hey guys, I got a head cold in between recording this weekend, so we've got a shortened episode this week. Luckily, we got News for Dogs in the can before my voice disappeared into my nasal cavity, so we got some great stories for you: Wild dogs know how to vote! Pretty Boy Floyd on the loose (or How the Eclipse Really Did Affect One Animal's Behavior)! Fancy horses at JFK! And how Zoo Miami preps their the animals ride out Hurricane Irma. (You can donate to the Houston SPCA here,...

Duration: 00:27:21

24. Virtual Theory

This week, we're back in the studio! We talk about the environmental toll of all the meat our pets eat, and virtual reality for flies and fish! Questions this week: How do I know if my dog's showing me affection? Can you take care of a dog with separation anxiety on a grad school schedule?

Duration: 00:44:31

23. Sanctuary Theory

This week, in a very special episode, we sit down with the Senior Keeper of the Carolina Tiger Rescue and take a short audio tour of the sanctuary itself. Here are ways to get involved: Adopt-A-Cat program Big Cat Dinner Club Also, check out their Amazon Wish List , full of all sort of things from paper towels, to chain saws, to Axe body spray. ("We are out of Axe Body Spray! The ocelots and coatimundis love it!") And make sure to come and visit our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram...

Duration: 00:28:43

22. Napoleon Theory

This week—how to not get bullied by a little dog, and how to know if you're being a nosy neighbor. Plus, guide-dog parenting skills, bored lab rats, and Eve gets in an eclipse story in at the very last minute.

Duration: 00:53:54

21. Risk Aversion Theory

This week, we answer your questions about limping cats, pet insurance, and fart diaries. Plus, we look into a story examining the practice of temper testing at shelters, some more stuff about eyeballs, and a few seriously heroic rats!

Duration: 00:47:51

20. Instagram Theory

The hoop! The hoop! The hoop is on fyah! Should my dog sitter post pictures online of my dogs? And why does my cat torture everything before it kills it? Also this week, we also look at a study that about the deep roots of emotion in our evolution and a team of cross-country runners takes shelter dogs out for a run. Plus, we follow up with Olive Oyl's circus skills! In the lab... everyone can understand your scream!

Duration: 00:48:34

18. Explosive Theories

Are you a naughty bird or a nice bird? This week: We talk on and on about some dogs getting medical marijuana, hear about the world's largest collection of eyeballs (maybe one of yours?), and shame some naughty, naughty penguins. Plus! Questions about unexpected explosions, cat roommates, and a follow up on birds.

Duration: 00:54:08

16. Allergy Theory

Lion around. In this week's episode: We hear about a cheetah's best friend (here's a great video of them in the snow!), a doggy search party turning into a sausage party, and of course, will my pet eat my face when I die? Plus, we answer your questions: How do you tell a client they're wrong? We recommend some hypoallergenic pets . . . And is Efrem allergic to lions—and ruining Eve's dreams of living like Tippi Hedren? All this and funny bird-sounds!

Duration: 00:48:47