Starter episode: “Nature’s Stomach (Cats We Noticed on Trip)”
Canines and cats (and the sometimes-friendly rivalry between those that love them) dominate the pet possession dialog so fully that there’s not a lot room left for different species. And whereas this present isn’t technically about pets, it’ll fulfill any cravings you is likely to be having for extra unique animal tales. Every installment of “Species” focuses on a unique, typically extremely particular, kind of creature — current highlights embrace the most important snapping turtle on earth, a uncommon toxic fowl and a butterfly that’s billed as “a Malicious program and a Rube Goldberg machine wrapped into one.” The host, Macken Murphy, is ready to condense huge chunks of data into partaking and digestible episodes, offering a holistic image of every animal’s place inside a bigger ecosystem. Reality-filled and enjoyable, this is a perfect option to take heed to with kids.
Starter episode: “Bearded Dragon”
NPR has a podcast for almost all the things, and one crammed with heartwarming pet tales isn’t any exception. With episodes clocking in at simply two minutes, “Talking of Pets” is a simple technique to squeeze slightly extra animal content material right into a busy day, delivered within the soothing tones of Alabama Public Radio’s Mindy Norton. The present has been airing as a radio phase since 1995, and its matters vary from grooming tricks to the most recent analysis on human-animal bonds. One current episode touched on the risks of leaving canines alone in sizzling automobiles, whereas the subsequent switched gears to inform the story of a warfare hero canine named Rags, who served alongside his soldier rescuer in World Struggle I.
Starter episode: “Separation Nervousness in Pets”
Coaching is without doubt one of the most daunting elements of canine possession, notably when adopting a pet or introducing a brand new pet to established family animals. It will also be tough to differentiate between “regular” dangerous habits that’s simply corrected and deeper behavioral points that want extra consideration. As its cute title signifies, “Dr Dunbar’s iWoofs” affords bite-size audio tips about house-training, socialization, tools and far more. A British veterinarian and animal behaviorist, Ian Dunbar has a palpable depth of information, and on the present, he’s joined by his spouse, Kelly, and son, James, in tackling listener questions and dismantling dog-training myths.
Starter episode: “The Fable of Intent”
In the event you assume canines are the one kind of pet that may accompany you in your travels, assume once more. There’s an entire world of cat house owners who take their feline companions with them on espresso runs, automobile rides, backpacking holidays and extra, and “Catexplorer” has been telling their tales for eight seasons. The hosts, Daniel and Hasara Lay, give step-by-step steering on methods to prepare your cat (sure, actually) and transition them into a lifetime of exploration. They share anecdotes from their very own feline adventures, coach listeners who’re coaching their cats for the surface world, and speak to fellow “catexplorers” about their successes and warfare tales. Even if you happen to’re not a cat proprietor, this quirky present is an uplifting eye-opener.