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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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May 5, 2017

I am often asked by pet owners how they can save money on their pet budget. It is easily the question that I am asked most often. I always tell people that it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to raise a pet. Oftentimes, pet owners waste money on unnecessary items and spend more money than they need to on essential supplies.

Today I’m sharing my tips on how to save money on your pet budget. I’ve broken it down into 6 categories, which are:

  1. Your budget
  2. A pet emergency fund
  3. Save on supplies
  4. Save on treats
  5. Save on food
  6. Save on pet care

This week I’m breaking it all down for you and explaining how you can save money on your pet budget and even squirrel some extra cash away for any emergencies that may pop up. If you follow this advice, I promise that your pet budget will be under control in no time!

May 4, 2017

There are so many subscription services for pets. It seems like every time I get online there is an advertisement for a new type of subscription service for dogs or cats. From dog food to treats and toys to grooming supplies, you can get everything you need for your pooch shipped right to your door. But, are these subscription services worth it?

I had the pleasure of interviewing Marco Giannini this week. Marco is the CEO of The Naked Dog Box. While the name definitely drew me in, it’s the dog food inside that really caught my attention. The Naked Dog is a subscription service that will deliver high quality dog food to your door every two weeks.

Marco explained the benefits of this subscription service and also shared some tips on how to save a little money when signing up for these services.

Also, he shares the promo code TopDogTips10 for our readers and listeners to try their first box of The Naked Dog food for just $10. Listen to the interview and check out the company’s website before deciding if this is right for you, but keep in mind that subscription services are much more convenient than taking weekly trips to the pet store.

May 3, 2017

Have you tried telemedicine for health advice? Most of us have sought health advice from the internet for ourselves or someone in our household. Have you ever thought about trying it for your pets? This week I wanted to find out if veterinary telemedicine was a reliable way to seek treatment for our furry family members.

I spoke with James Andrews, DVM, to gain some insight on this growing market. James is a veterinarian who also has an interest in technology. In December of last year I spoke with him about his vet tech company, Felcana. This week I wanted to ask his opinion of the veterinary telemedicine field currently, and how he thinks we will see it develop in the future.

James gave me some great tips for pet owners who are interested in using telemedicine right now. While it is a suitable way to seek treatment for some conditions, we really shouldn’t be fully reliant on it just yet.

James explained that there is a lot of information that veterinarians still do not have access to when they are only able to see pictures or videos of our animals. He also gave some great insight into how he thinks veterinary telemedicine will progress in the future and the kinds of diagnostic gadgets that we may soon be able to purchase for our pets.

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