17 episodes

Hello and welcome to "The Pet Perspective", the podcast from Napo for the spiciest insights into all things pets. Every fortnight we'll be interviewing a range of pet industry experts, and popular veterinarians to get their insight into what's going on in the pet world. We'll be hearing their opinions and guidance on tougher topics like trending doggy diets, or the rise in pet theft, as well as getting some top tips to help you take the best possible care of your pet. Learn more: https://www.napo.pet/

The Pet Perspective by Napo Napo Pet

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Hello and welcome to "The Pet Perspective", the podcast from Napo for the spiciest insights into all things pets. Every fortnight we'll be interviewing a range of pet industry experts, and popular veterinarians to get their insight into what's going on in the pet world. We'll be hearing their opinions and guidance on tougher topics like trending doggy diets, or the rise in pet theft, as well as getting some top tips to help you take the best possible care of your pet. Learn more: https://www.napo.pet/

    Regression and rebellion: what to expect when your dog hits the terrible teens, Antonella Marsicano, #16

    Regression and rebellion: what to expect when your dog hits the terrible teens, Antonella Marsicano, #16

    Raising a puppy can be challenging, and just when you think you’ve cracked the housetraining and recall… It goes out the window. You might even worry you’ve done something wrong! However, your puppy might be in regression, which can feel like the terrible teens for dogs.
    We’re joined by clinical animal behaviourist and CEO of the Animal Wellbeing Centre, Antonella Marsicano, who will explain what regression is, what to expect from an adolescent dog, and how to continue your dog’s training as they get older.

    This episode of The Pet Perspective covers:
    What to expect from an adolescent dogWhat is regression?How your own behaviour influences your dog’s trainingUnderstand what’s going on in your dog’s head and why they might be “naughty”How to find the reward that’s guaranteed to get your dog’s attention

    • 25 min
    Facing the fireworks: How to help your anxious pet on Bonfire night, Dr Julie Ashton #15

    Facing the fireworks: How to help your anxious pet on Bonfire night, Dr Julie Ashton #15

    In this week’s episode of The Pet Perspective, we're taking a deep-dive into many pet’s worst nightmare, bonfire night, and how to help anxious animals with noise phobias. (Including a few things to do at short notice to help keep your pet calm.)

    This week we’re joined by veterinary behaviourist Dr Julie Ashton, owner of Life on Four Legs behaviour consultation service. She shares her expertise on how to help your dog or cat cope with the stress of bonfire night, and which gadgets and supplements are good (or bogus) when it comes to calming your pet.


    This episode of The Pet Perspective covers:
    How to recognise signs of stress in cats and dogs, and explaining the traffic light system of stressThe role pain can play in fear and phobiasWhat to do in the days before bonfire night to help settle your petsRecognising when to get expert help, and who to approachWhy some dogs really like 90s RnB

    • 23 min
    Trick or treat: Can training & food help pets through the stress of Halloween & Firework night?, Katie Scott-Dyer #14

    Trick or treat: Can training & food help pets through the stress of Halloween & Firework night?, Katie Scott-Dyer #14

    This week on The Pet Perspective, we’re going to be talking about autumn’s big holidays, Halloween and Bonfire Night, and how you can prepare your pet for the noise and activity they bring.

    We’re joined by clinical animal behaviourist
    Katie Scott-Dyer, who tells us all about why the autumn holidays can seem scary to our pets, and how you can teach them to cope with stressful situations from door knocking, to fireworks, and prevent fear from forming.

    This episode of The Pet Perspective covers:
    What makes Halloween and Firework Night so scary for dogs and catsHow to get your dog used to door knocking (without woofing!)Helping young pets so they don’t develop noise phobiasIs it possible to teach older pets not to be afraid of fireworks?Links and references: https://www.napo.pet/blog/podcast-14-can-training-help-pets-through-halloween-and-firework-night

    • 20 min
    Picking the perfect puppy: Finding healthy pets with vet, Dr Ben Simpson-Vernon #13

    Picking the perfect puppy: Finding healthy pets with vet, Dr Ben Simpson-Vernon #13

    Searches for “buy a puppy” increased by 115% during the pandemic. Yet many "pandemic puppy" owners didn't even see their puppy before buying them, something today’s guest warns against. 
    Having built up a following of over 100,000 animal lovers on TikTok for sharing his matter-of-fact videos on pet welfare and health topics, Ben the Vet joins us to talk about how you can pick a healthy puppy that fits into your life. 
    We talk about what to think about to find your perfect puppy, how to minimise the risk of future health issues, and red flags to look out for to avoid unethical breeding.


    This episode of The Pet Perspective covers: 
    Considerations to make to find a puppy suited to your lifestyle. How to make sure you pick a healthy puppy. Red flags to help spot unethical breeders. Common puppy parasites and how to prevent them.Links and references: www.napo.pet/blog/podcast-13-picking-the-perfect-puppy-finding-healthy-pets

    • 27 min
    Doggy Diets: Fulfilling your pup’s nutritional needs with Founder of VetChef & Tails.com, Joe Inglis #12

    Doggy Diets: Fulfilling your pup’s nutritional needs with Founder of VetChef & Tails.com, Joe Inglis #12

    Nearly half of dogs in the UK are overweight or obese, and yet 80% of us believe our dogs are a healthy weight. So how can we better ensure our pups are eating right? 
    Trusted by millions for his veterinary advice on This Morning, Joe Inglis has founded two successful pet food brands, making him the perfect guest for this nutrition-based episode of The Pet Perspective.
    We break down how to evaluate your dog’s weight needs, the role of nutrition in long-term health, which diets could be best for your pup, and how to encourage the more fussy eaters.
    This episode of The Pet Perspective covers:
    How a dog’s food affects their behaviourMethods to tell if your pup’s the right weightAlternative feeding habits, like raw bones and vegan dietsWhere to find quality food, and whether to consider homemade mealsLinks and references: https://bit.ly/3FoJhj2

    • 24 min
    Separation Anxiety: How to prevent & resolve hyper-attachment with Clinical Animal Behaviourist, Hanne Grice #11

    Separation Anxiety: How to prevent & resolve hyper-attachment with Clinical Animal Behaviourist, Hanne Grice #11

    Separation anxiety is a term commonly thrown around, but within it are a number of unique and complex problems that might cause irrational behaviours.

    Whether you’re a new puppy owner focused on prevention, or you’re seeking help for an older dog suffering with these issues, Clinical Animal Behaviourist Hanne Grice joins us on The Pet Perspective this week to offer top tips on spotting these behaviours, and how to prevent/remedy them.
    This episode of The Pet Perspective covers:
    Shocking links between separation anxiety and dogs’ physiologyMethods of training independence in puppiesWhat can be done for older dogs with long standing separation-related problemsHow long is too long to leave a dog aloneThe best tools to help you monitor and alleviate separation anxietyLinks and references: https://bit.ly/3FoJhj2

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Jeep Jipito ,

Great podcast if you want to learn more about pets!

Loved it. The host is amazing, and the guests have been really insightful so far. Looking forward to next episode!

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