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Bringing you up to date information on canine health, nutrition, and overall well-being.

Wag Out Lou‪d‬ Krista Karpowich

    • Pets & Animals
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Bringing you up to date information on canine health, nutrition, and overall well-being.

    You Seat Belt Your Kids and Not Your Dogs?

    You Seat Belt Your Kids and Not Your Dogs?

    Hi there dog lovers!  We are so grateful to Laura Gillice for sharing some very important safety information today.  Laura became addicted to agility with her Golden Retriever and three Australian Shepherds.  They traveled all over the country to compete and soon realized how important it was to secure the dogs in crates for their safety and hers.   Five years ago, they were vacationing in Yellowstone National Park and a young man fell asleep at the wheel and hit them head on at 45MPH.  They were ambulanced and air lifted out, but when the Rangers went to get Jade out of her plastic crate, it shattered and she bolted into the wilderness.  She was lost for 44 days.   

    Laura, thanks for being on the Wag Out Loud pawdcast.  Why don’t we start with your traumatic story?

    Yellowstone is a park that is over 2 million acres and home to several predators.  Did you ever give up hope of finding Jade?

    Was she hurt at all?

    What is the biggest lesson that you learned from this tragic ordeal?

     The dogs were restrained in cages.  Looking back, what would you have done different?

    How were the dogs after the accident?  Reluctant to get back in a car?

    Why is an unrestrained dog in a car dangerous?

    Car safety is more than just strapping in our dogs.  What else should we consider?

     Wire cages vs plastic.   There really aren’t any federal testing or performance standards set for dog crates, right?  So, they really aren’t crash tested?

    Which ones do you recommend?

    And a crate needs to be secured in place as well?

    What are your thoughts on harnesses secured by a seat belt?

    Or car or booster seats?

    What is the best way for us to know how to best retrain our dogs in the car?

    Laura mentioned: Consumers should verify certification by a third party like the Center for Pet Safety.

    Laura, where can everyone find out more information about you and your book, Bring Jade Home  or  Jade Lost in Yellowstone (children’s book) ?

    FB: @yellowstonedogjade

    We appreciate our sponsor: DoggyStat

    Just go to DoggyStat.com and be sure to use the code WOL to receive 10% off of your order

    Thanks for Listening!

    Thanks so much for tuning in again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the Bark About it section. Or you can click on the social media buttons to share an episode.

    Special thanks to Laura for being on the show. Catch you next time!

    Also, don’t forget to Subscribe for FREE and please leave a review: Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify I Stitcher I iHeartRADIO

    “The Wag Out Loud pawdcast is supported by listeners like you! The show started as a passion project that would help all of us make well-informed decisions for our dogs’ health and well-being. After many amazing guests, intriguing topics and incredible feedback, the WOL pawdcast is hitting a nerve. If you are interested in having your dog live healthier and longer and are finding value in this podcast, why not contribute to the show’s success? It would not be possible to consistently produce a quality show without the listener support that is received. Thanks to all of the dog lovers out there!”

    The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a veterinarian, licensed nutritionist or other qualified professional. The host as well as guests who speak on this podcast express their own opinions, experience and conclusions, and Wag Out Loud LLC neither endorses or opposes any particular views discussed here.

    • 24 min
    No Dog Left Behind

    No Dog Left Behind

    Welcome dog lovers to another fantastic Wag Out Loud episode! With us today is Spencer Kottcamp, who is the GM for a popular dog company called K9 Sport Sack. He has been involved in the pet industry for the last 3 years and  has owned dogs his entire life.  Currently living in Utah with his dog Harvey, Spencer loves dogs and the great outdoors!

    We all know how important it us for us and our dogs that we stay active, both physically and mentally.  And our dogs play off of our energy and habits, so if we tend towards the couch potato side, they will too. 

    And unfortunately, in North America, obesity is the most common preventable disease in dogs. Approximately 25-30% of the general canine population is obese, with 40-45% of dogs aged 5-11 years old weighing in higher than normal.  Like us, overweight dogs are more likely to suffer from diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.

    Spencer, why do you think these stats are so high? 

    Why do you want to include Harvey in your outdoor activities?

    Spencer, how do you and Harvey stay active?  What fun activities do you do together?

    What types of products do you use to keep Harvey safe during all of your outdoor activities?

    What makes your products different?

    What went into the design and safety features?

    And your Rover2 can actually hold up to an 80 lb dog?

    And can you tell us about your No Dog Left Behind program?

    Do people ever ask you about why put a dog in a backpack when they can just walk or run themselves?

    OFFER: Save 10% on any of their products by going to K9SportSack.com and be sure to use the code WOL10

    Spencer, where can everyone find out more information about you and K9 Sport Sack? https://www.k9sportsack.com/. spencer@k9sportsack.com

    Customer Servicecs@k9sportsack.com or 385.515.8908 M-F 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Social Media: IG @k9sportsack

    FB:  @k9sportsackusa 

    We appreciate our sponsor: K9 SPORTSACK

    As a Wag out Loud listener you can use code WOL10 at checkout to get 10% off your purchase!

    Thanks for Listening!

    Thanks so much for tuning in again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the Bark About it section. Or you can click on the social media buttons to share an episode.

    Special thanks to Spencer for being on the show. Catch you next time!

    Also, don’t forget to Subscribe for FREE and please leave a review: Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify I Stitcher I iHeartRADIO

    “The Wag Out Loud pawdcast is supported by listeners like you! The show started as a passion project that would help all of us make well-informed decisions for our dogs’ health and well-being. After many amazing guests, intriguing topics and incredible feedback, the WOL pawdcast is hitting a nerve. If you are interested in having your dog live healthier and longer and are finding value in this podcast, why not contribute to the show’s success? It would not be possible to consistently produce a quality show without the listener support that is received. Thanks to all of the dog lovers out there!”

    The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a veterinarian, licensed nutritionist or other qualified professional. The host as well as guests who speak on this podcast express their own opinions, experience and conclusions, and Wag Out Loud LLC neither endorses or opposes any particular views discussed here.

    • 32 min
    Rawsome News for Leaky Gut!

    Rawsome News for Leaky Gut!

    Hello Dog lovers!  Today we have the honor of welcoming Joel Baardseth to the show  and he has been in the pet industry for twenty years and each year he learns more about the Power of Food to help our four-legged kids live their best lives. He is the Sales Operations Manager for one of my favorite raw food companies, Steve's Real Food. He teaches retail staff and the public how to use food to help with common dog and cat ailments.

    Joel, can you start by sharing what exactly is Leaky Gut?  Maybe we need a short dog anatomy lesson of the gut?

    I’ve heard a recent statistic that almost 90% of your dog’s immune system is in his gut … the immune cells protect the delicate border between the gut contents and his blood and organs.

    What causes it?

    What diseases can be caused by leaky gut?

    And what symptoms would we see?

    We’ve learned from previous episodes how important gut health is to our and our dog’s immune system.  So, with leaky gut, is it just a downward spiral and other chronic issues pop up as a result?

    This looks like an epidemic when it comes to our dogs.  Seems like more and more dogs are suffering from leaky gut.  How can it be cured?

    Other stressors?

    Diet plays a huge role.  Why are the highly processed diets a main cause?

    You suggest feeding raw?  Why?

    Can diet alone heal the gut?

    Any other supplements that should be added to specifically address the gut?  Pre and Probiotics?

    What is it about Steve’s Real Food that benefits our dogs’ gut?

    Joel mentioned the Adored Beast Leaky Gut Protocol

    OFFER: You too can try Steve’s Real Food by going to RawPetFood.com and Use code WOL10 to get 10% off of your order!

    Joel, where can everyone find out more information about you and Steve’s Real Food?

    Stevesrealfood.com

    joel@stevesrealfood.com

    Social Media: FB & IG @StevesRealFood

    We appreciate our sponsor: STEVE’S REAL FOOD

    As a Wag out Loud listener you can use code WOL10 at checkout to get 10% off your purchase!

    Thanks for Listening!

    Thanks so much for tuning in again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the Bark About it section. Or you can click on the social media buttons to share an episode.

    Special thanks to Joel for being on the show. Catch you next time!

    Also, don’t forget to Subscribe for FREE and please leave a review: Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify I Stitcher I iHeartRADIO

    “The Wag Out Loud pawdcast is supported by listeners like you! The show started as a passion project that would help all of us make well-informed decisions for our dogs’ health and well-being. After many amazing guests, intriguing topics and incredible feedback, the WOL pawdcast is hitting a nerve. If you are interested in having your dog live healthier and longer and are finding value in this podcast, why not contribute to the show’s success? It would not be possible to consistently produce a quality show without the listener support that is received. Thanks to all of the dog lovers out there!”

    The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a veterinarian, licensed nutritionist or other qualified professional. The host as well as guests who speak on this podcast express their own opinions, experience and conclusions, and Wag Out Loud LLC neither endorses or opposes any particular views discussed here.

    • 29 min
    Changing Lives One Dog at a Time

    Changing Lives One Dog at a Time

    Hi there dog lovers!  We have some great news to share with you today.  I’d like to introduce Lauri Lewallen, a dog mom to 5 dogs and 1 sassy cat. She’s also a dog pre-neur and centers her life and business to “all things DOG.”  Lauri is the Exhibitor Program Manager at Dog is Good, a Kibble Specialist for a Northern California pet food company and a Brand Ambassador for DIG Direct.  

    Lauri, why don’t we start with Dog is Good.  For those not familiar with the brand, can you tell us a little about the company?

    And please introduce DIG Direct

    Why is this so different?

    Why is this such an no-brainer and win-win for all?

    Adding more products, services and experiences?

    Why is this the perfect time to get involved?

    What is the BOLO program?

    What does it cost?

    What support do I get?

    OFFER: To shop the amazing DIG Direct products, learn more about the Brand Ambassador or Superfan opportunities, check out WagOutLoud.DigDirect.com  Or since I’m a Brand Ambassador, I’d be happy to chat with you about why I’m so excited and what this could mean for you.  It would be fantastic to have you on our team!  Just email me at krista@wagoutloud.com

    Lauri, where can everyone find out more information about you and Dog is Good?  https://www.dogisgood.com/

    Social Media: FB @dogisgood and join the Dog is Good Lifestyle Group

    IG @dogisgood

    We appreciate our sponsor: TEEF! Drinkable Dental Health

    As a Wag out Loud listener you can use code WOL at checkout to get 20% off your purchase!

    Thanks for Listening!

    Thanks so much for tuning in again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the Bark About it section. Or you can click on the social media buttons to share an episode.

    Special thanks to Lauri for being on the show. Catch you next time!

    Also, don’t forget to Subscribe for FREE and please leave a review: Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify I Stitcher I iHeartRADIO

    “The Wag Out Loud pawdcast is supported by listeners like you! The show started as a passion project that would help all of us make well-informed decisions for our dogs’ health and well-being. After many amazing guests, intriguing topics and incredible feedback, the WOL pawdcast is hitting a nerve. If you are interested in having your dog live healthier and longer and are finding value in this podcast, why not contribute to the show’s success? It would not be possible to consistently produce a quality show without the listener support that is received. Thanks to all of the dog lovers out there!”

    The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a veterinarian, licensed nutritionist or other qualified professional. The host as well as guests who speak on this podcast express their own opinions, experience and conclusions, and Wag Out Loud LLC neither endorses or opposes any particular views discussed here.

    • 31 min
    Chew on This!

    Chew on This!

    Hello there dog lovers!  We have another amazing episode for you as we chat with Anja Skodda, who is a biotech scientist that helped her dog to skateboard again with a special joint formulation. She created HAPPYBOND, a collagen building formula to help all pet parents to extend their best friends’ healthspan. Anja uses her science background to create clean, human-grade functional nutrition to help your dog stay healthy and strengthen that very special bond.

    Anja, I have to believe that our dogs’ health and strength tend to deteriorate with age just like what happens to us. Is that right?

    And I’ve heard that loss of mobility is one of the foremost causes of euthanasia. That’s awful!

    But you’re here to share with us that many changes in our dogs’ mobility can be addressed and that there are things that we can do to improve their overall wellness and even lengthen their lifespan.

    What happens to our dogs’ joints as they age?

    Before we talk about supplements for joint health, what about the joint and pain meds like gabapentin, NSAIDs, aspirin and Rimadyl?

    When talking about supplements for pain and inflammation, many of us see products with glucosamine and chondroitin.  Do they work?

    Many of us have heard the buzz about collagen and before prepping for this interview I never knew that 30% of the total protein in a dog’s body is collagen and that Collagen makes up 70 to 90% of a dog’s muscles, tendons, and ligaments. 

    What exactly is it and does collagen production typically diminish as dogs age?

    I make bone broth for my dog.  Isn’t that a great source of collagen?

    Besides keeping joints young, what other benefits are there in collagen?

    What are the ingredients in HappyBond and how do they work together?

    What makes HappyBond different from other supplements on the market?

    And you have a patent pending is that right?

    Do we give as a preventative or just when we notice mobility issues?  That’s why you have 3 diff formulas for all life stages…

    Why is this Cesar Millan’s #1 supplement for joint support?

    Can you share some success stories?

    OFFER: if you are interested in trying HappyBond on your dog, Anja and her team are offering a 20% discount to our listeners.  Just use code WOL20 when shopping on HappyBOND.com

    Anja, where can everyone find out more information about you and HappyBOND?

    https://happybond.com/

    Social Media: 

    FB & IG: @happybondpet

    We appreciate our sponsor: HappyBond

    As a Wag out Loud listener you can use code WOL20 at checkout to get 20% off your purchase!

    Thanks for Listening!

    Thanks so much for tuning in again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the Bark About it section. Or you can click on the social media buttons to share an episode.

    Special thanks to Anja for being on the show. Catch you next time!

    Also, don’t forget to Subscribe for FREE and please leave a review: Apple Podcasts | Android | Spotify I Stitcher I iHeartRADIO

    “The Wag Out Loud pawdcast is supported by listeners like you! The show started as a passion project that would help all of us make well-informed decisions for our dogs’ health and well-being. After many amazing guests, intriguing topics and incredible feedback, the WOL pawdcast is hitting a nerve. If you are interested in having your dog live healthier and longer and are finding value in this podcast, why not contribute to the show’s success? It would not be possible to consistently produce a quality show without the listener support that is received. Thanks to all of the dog lovers out there!”

    The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a veterinarian, licensed nutritionist or other qualified professional. The host as well as guests who speak on this podcast express their own opinions, experience and conclusions, an

    • 30 min
    Chew on This!

    Chew on This!

    Dogs have an innate desire and need to chew. When you own a dog, you have two choices: give them something healthy to chew or let them find something to chew (ie your shoes, furniture). Chewing is a natural behavior for dogs, as it helps pups clean their teeth, exercise their jaws, and gives them something to do when they’re feeling bored.

    When I think of some chews, I have visions of cracked teeth, punctured gums or actual obstructions and these outcomes hurt your dog and can be very costly to fix.

    So, with all of the choices of chews, how do we know what’s best for our dogs?

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

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So informative for pet parents!

Krista does a great job covering topics that proactive pet parents care about! I learn something new in every episode.

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One of the best dog podcasts!

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So informative

Love learning the science behind what to feed your dog. A must listen for pet owners to know what is best for their pet.

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