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 006: Are Dog DNA Tests Beneficial? Interview with Embark CEO Ryan Boyko
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.