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Theory of Pets Podcast

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 discussions, behind the scenes stories and helpful advice straight from the horse's mouth.
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Sep 29, 2016

With the aim to continue covering the most important topic for pet owners - pet nutrition, pet food and everything related to this subject matter - this week we're discussing pet diabetes.

The reason we're jumping into one of the most common issues many pet owners deal with today is because diabetes in dogs and cats is directly related to pet food and the way we feed our companions. Pet obesity is one of the leading risk factors for pet diabetes, and the numbers continue to rise according to data, which is why it's important for all of us to learn and educate ourselves on how to deal with and prevent obesity and diabetes in pets.

For our eight podcast episode, I spoke with someone who knows a lot about this subject - Rachel Poulin, a registered veterinary technician and the president of the Academy of Internal Medicine Veterinary Technicians (AIMVT). Rachel told me about the risk factors and warning signs of diabetes in pets, and provided a lot of great tips and advice about prevention and treatments.

Did you know that one in five dogs will be diagnosed with canine diabetes in their lifetime? Did you know that cats can go into diabetic remission with the proper treatment? You can learn more about all the data in this week’s podcast episode as well as what you can do to ensure you and your pet don't have to experience any of these health problems.

Sep 27, 2016

We're jumping into a much different topic for today's episode, and discussing one of the most popular themes in the pet industry – pet food that we feed our animal companions. I was always interested in the humanization of pet food and the trends that we’re noticing right now. As pet owners, we see our furry friends as members of our family and we want to treat them that way.

Would you feed your partner or your children processed food with a list of ingredients that you couldn’t understand? Would you feed them products from companies that have issued numerous food recalls in the past few years? Unlikely. But why do some pet owners do this with their dogs and cats?

I spoke with Dr. Jennifer Adolphe, a senior pet nutritionist for the company Petcurean. Dr Adolphe started her career working in human nutrition, but switched to pet nutrition later on. In this episode we're discussing the many different pet food diets available and what we can do as pet owners to ensure our animals are getting the nutrition that they need and avoid things that are harmful to them.

On top of that, we also talk about the humanization of pet food and the growing trends in the pet industry right now. Could the vegan diet be right for your dog or cat? Maybe the raw food diet would give your pooch the nutrition that his body requires? Tune into our seventh episode to learn more about this and everything related to the pet food market of today.

Sep 14, 2016

Dog DNA testing is all the rage these days, but do they actually work and how beneficial is it to learn more about your dog's genetics? I'm covering this and a lot more in today's episode!

If you missed last week’s episode, you missed some great information about keeping your pet safe with fencing. I spoke with Marin Havrilla, the office manager at East Pet Fence, about the safety that a fence can provide for your dog. We also chatted about the dangers of electronic fencing, which is great information to have if you’re been wondering what type of fencing could be best for your canine companion.

This week I’m completely switching gears to answer a question that I’ve been wondering about for a while now: what are dog DNA tests, and are they actually beneficial? To get to the bottom of this question, I called Ryan Boyko, CEO of Embark. Embark is one of the leading canine DNA and genetic testing companies.

Ryan told me all about the benefits of having a DNA test done on your dog, and I have to say it really opened my eyes. I thought the idea was silly at first, but after speaking with Ryan I now understand the major health benefits that genetic testing can have and the long term savings that it will undoubtedly offer in the future.

Sep 14, 2016

For this week's episode, I jumped to something completely new but very important for all pet owners - keeping dogs safe outdoors and how to do it right.

Hopefully you were able to listen to last week’s podcast. I had the pleasure of speaking with Eric Shannon, founder of Big Barker Dog Beds, and Dr. Sarah Wooten, a practicing veterinarian located in Colorado. We discussed the importance of giving your dog a high quality bed and the benefits that it can have for his joints. Did you realize that a well-made dog bed can add to your pup’s quality of life and benefit his overall health and well-being?

Today, I’m talking about how to keep your dog safe with fencing, and I was able to speak with Martin Havrilla about the topic. Martin is the office manager at Easy Pet Fence.

Not only do we discuss the importance of containing your dog in your yard, we also chat about the dangers of electronic fencing and the advantages of a physical barrier. Many dog owners don’t begin to think about fencing in their canine companion until he’s already run away. This is a topic that is best researched before you even bring your new furry friend home.

Did you know that fencing can be an effective way to keep your cats safe too? I never really thought about, as I live in a very rural area and our cats enjoy wandering around outside. Martin told me all about the benefits of cat fencing and how it can not only keep your pets in, but keep others out.

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