Theory of Pets Podcast
About This Show
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.
Most Recent Episode
TOP 011: How to Deal With Separation Anxiety in Pets ft. Michele Dixon
Separation anxiety in pets is arguably the most common issue pet parents have to deal with, but many owners don’t understand the causes or the treatments. Symptoms can range from mild issues, like panting and pacing, to severe problems, like destructive behavior. It’s important for every pet owner to know what to look for and understand the available separation anxiety treatment options available for their furry friends. Michele Dixon is the health and nutrition specialist for Petcurean, a pet food company focused on meeting every dog’s individual nutritional needs. She also has a background in dog training, and has lots of tips and tricks to share about separation anxiety in pets and particularly how to treat it. This week we chatted about this topic and discussed the importance of educating owners on dangers and treatments of separation anxiety. Naturally, starting when your dog or cat is very young should be the key to preventing separation anxiety, but there are still ways to help an adult dog or cat without any separation anxiety medications. Michele explains that for dogs, working with an experienced dog trainer can often reduce the symptoms of the condition and possibly clear it up altogether. She also explains what to do if your pet has a severe case of separation anxiety and the different products available to help calm him down.