The Petropolist
The Petropolist
Tazz
Hello pet people - Welcome to The Petropolist Podcast. This podcast is about the pet industry and the people that support it. My goal is to capture the essence of this incredible enterprise from every angle. I will dig deeply into every 'trend' and ‘claim'. There is no agenda... other than to educate; I am here to ask questions that will give you the information and the confidence to make the best decisions for your pet business, and your pets. - listen and learn and never be confused again
EP# 31 - Cat University Series-Introducing new cat to resident cat(s)
The Cat university series continues with Dr. Rachel Geller Cat behaviorist and cat retainment specialist.   - This episode is about how to introduce your new kitty to your resident cat(s)  - no, you don't just bring the new guy home and say 'welcome home, kitty, now figure it out..."  If you want a seamless life of quality for your cats and yourself please take the time to properly introduce your cats to one another - you will be glad you did. This episode covers all of the necessary steps for the introductions and how to handle the possible reactions and responses of your new cat and your resident cats.  If you are a rescue organization, this is the perfect episode to share with all your new cat adopters, fosters and potential wanna be cat parents. If any of our listeners are having a behavioral problem with their cats please reach out to Dr. Rachel Geller, cat behaviorist,  who will provide you with free guidance on how to resolve the behavior problem so that you and your cat(s) live a happy and healthy life together. https://drrachelcatbehavior.com/ *The views, information, or opinions expressed during The Petropolist podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of its employees. The Petropolist is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy of the information contained in the podcast series available for listening on this site.  The primary purpose of this podcast is to educate and inform. This podcast does not constitute medical or other professional advice or services. This podcast is available for private non-commercial use only. You may not edit, modify or re-distribute this podcast.* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tazz6/message
Nov 15
39 min
Ep#30 - Nicci Cammack - Spotlight on the future
If you want to learn more about Nicci start by reading her articles and if you are in Connecticut make a point of heading to her store in Cheshire.  NorthPoint Pets --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tazz6/message
Nov 9
47 min
Ep#29 - Every 8 minutes...
Every 8 minutes we are inundated with too much information  - the accuracy of that information is dependant upon the accuracy of your questions.  Email your questions, comments, or advice to Tellnotales@petropolist.com Every month I will choose one of your emails as the subject of an upcoming episode - Thank you for being an active participant in your pet's quality of life.   *The views, information, or opinions expressed during The Petropolist podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of its employees. The Petropolist is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy of the information contained in the podcast series available for listening on this site.  The primary purpose of this podcast is to educate and inform. This podcast does not constitute medical or other professional advice or services. This podcast is available for private non-commercial use only. You may not edit, modify or re-distribute this podcast.* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tazz6/message
Nov 2
11 min
EP#28 - Marcel Blok of Change Stranamics
Marcel Block is the owner of Change Stranamics consultancy company which concentrates on helping small to medium-sized businesses in the pet industry figure out their strategic path. He served as President of Iams pet foods international from 1988 to 1992. He is a speaker and author.  His articles can be found in the Pet Food Industry publication.  There are a lot of nuggets of information about the industry as a whole in this episode...here are a few very generalized quotes that take us into a deep and truthful conversation.  On innovation: "Nothing much has happened in the last 200 years..." About pet food: "The origin of the pet food industry was to get rid of waste..."   "There is no regulation that defines human grade as far as I know. So-called feed grade is nutritionally no better or no worse than so-called human grade" About pet industry marketing:  "Claims made for pet food, or anti-claims were related to instilling fear..."   " What can we claim & how can we claim it without too much proof and still make it palatable" About manufacturers: "we won't forget our independents. Those are the people that helped us in the past, now we are going to help them..." for sure.  Independent retailers: "As soon as the independents fulfill all of these requirements, needs and wants they stop being independent..." *The views, information, or opinions expressed during The Petropolist podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of its employees. The Petropolist is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy of the information contained in the podcast series available for listening on this site.  The primary purpose of this podcast is to educate and inform. This podcast does not constitute medical or other professional advice or services. This podcast is available for private non-commercial use only. You may not edit, modify or re-distribute this podcast.* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tazz6/message
Oct 17
1 hr 2 min
Ep#27 - Brandon Swenson & Gabe Juarez  - The most important assets independent pet businesses should have
These guys just ROCK  - here is a bit of information about NEXTPAW & what is unique about them:  Brandon: Co-Founder of NextPaw  - Brandon has 20 years of experience in e-commerce, SEO, digital marketing, Google My Business  Gabe: Employee Number One at NextPaw  - Primary role is to make sure that the professionals that they work with are happy, and successful with NextPaw and to make sure that their platform is everything that the retailers need it to be. What Makes NextPaw Unique Strictly Pet Industry Focused 100% on Independents Taking care of the customers is their #1 priority We're SEO first - it's absolutely critical that the people we work with are being found and chosen They are also an independent business For the pet brands & manufacturers, NEXTPAW will have an upcoming program for pet product brands being released soon which will help get products in front of more local clients. If you are interested in learning more, email team@nextpaw.com & let them know where you found out about them.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tazz6/message
Oct 6
39 min
Ep#26 - Cat University with Dr. Rachel Geller - keeping them indoors and happy
What every cat owner needs to know.   It's our responsibility as our pets' caretakers to make sure they are safe.   This episode is a great quick listen for every cat owner - whether you're a new cat owner or you are a crazy cat guy (yes real men love cats) that thinks he knows everything.   If you are a rescue organization, this is the perfect episode to share with all your new cat adopters.   What to do if your cat is bored and tries to escape.  What to do if your cat gets out  - Act fast and listen to this episode so that you are not misled by the abundance of inaccurate information on the web.  Multispecies household? how to make sure you hire the right trainer to properly help you with behavior and information for your multispecies household.  If any of our listeners are having a behavioral problem with their cats please reach out to Dr. Rachel Geller, cat behaviorist,  who will provide you with free guidance on how to resolve the behavior problem so that you and your cat(s) live a happy and healthy life together.   https://drrachelcatbehavior.com/ *The views, information, or opinions expressed during The Petropolist podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of its employees. The Petropolist is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy of the information contained in the podcast series available for listening on this site.  The primary purpose of this podcast is to educate and inform. This podcast does not constitute medical or other professional advice or services. This podcast is available for private non-commercial use only. You may not edit, modify or re-distribute this podcast.* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tazz6/message
Sep 25
30 min
EP#25 - Candace D'Agnolo - Success & Pet Retail
Candace D'Agnolo, CEO & founder of Pet Boss Nation graciously allowed me to pick her brain about the pet retail sector.   In this episode, we talk about:  - the ups and downs of owning a retail store during difficult times (yes this includes how to un-Chewy)  - how mindset can make or break you as a business owner.  - what you can do RIGHT NOW to get unstuck and start making money  - how to ask for help and all of the resources you need to get you through the challenges.   If you want to learn more about Candace D'Agnolo and the information covered in this podcast please go to https://www.petbossnation.com/ *The views, information or opinions expressed during The Petropolist podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of its employees. The Petropolist is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy of the information contained in the podcast series available for listening on this site.  The primary purpose of this podcast is to educate and inform. This podcast does not constitute medical or other professional advice or services. This podcast is available for private non-commercial use only. You may not edit, modify or re-distribute this podcast.* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tazz6/message
Sep 15
57 min
Ep#24 - Dr. Rachel Geller Ed.D. Cat Behavior Counselor / Humane Education Specialist
 Almost any cat behavior problem can be handled if the pet owner is willing to understand the cats' needs.  In this episode, Dr. Rachel Geller Ed.D., Cat behavior counselor, and humane education specialist answers all my questions about kitty behavioral problems.   Our discussion starts with the hated litter box and furniture scratching problems which are two of the main causes of animal abandonment  - many people actually open the door and just throw the cat out.  No animal deserves this and this episode arms you with all of the tools you need to understand and resolve problems that arise because cat owners just don't know where to go and how to handle these sticky situations.  Let's face it, the internet and most pet retail stores are often not the best sources of accurate information especially when the pet owner is in a state of high-level frustration and is unsure how to even verbalize the various aspects of the problems that are occurring.  This episode walks you through the litter box and furniture scratching issues, cat on cat aggression, use of catnip, separation anxiety, and stress. Why laser toys are TERRIBLE and why the fishing pole toys are amazing.   Guess what, your cats are affected by the loss of predictability - you can relate, can't you?  Isn't this something you experienced and perhaps became anxious from when Covid19 first hit home?  For our cats it is real and it's often caused by stressors we do not even realize are stressors.  Listen and learn  - Dr. Geller is a wealth of information for all cat lovers, new cat owners, and those considering adding a kitty to their lives.   If you want to learn more or need help with your cat contact: Dr. Rachel Geller  All proceeds from Dr. Geller's book are donated to animals.  Please help yourself and an animal in need by purchasing this amazing book:  SAVING THE WORLD ONE CAT AT A TIME *The views, information or opinions expressed during The Petropolist podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of its employees. The Petropolist is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy of the information contained in the podcast series available for listening on this site.  The primary purpose of this podcast is to educate and inform. This podcast does not constitute medical or other professional advice or services. This podcast is available for private non-commercial use only. You may not edit, modify or re-distribute this podcast.* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tazz6/message
Sep 6
1 hr 7 min
Ep#23-Fats Dlamini - Founder of Maneli Pets South Africa
Nhlanhla "Fats" Dlamini is the founder and CEO of Maneli Pets in South Africa and Nandi Pets Inc in the US.  His company was the first African company to export pet food to the US. The company now exports to 12 countries while employing hundreds of people in his native South Africa. Nandi means “delicious” in the Zulu language. Nandi treats are 100% African and this isn’t the only thing that makes them special. Their treats are made from sustainably sourced proteins free from hormones and routine antibiotics. All treats are made without artificial preservatives, added grains, or unnatural fillers.  Each purchase of Nandi treats helps with keeping the South African communities working.  Here is a little more information about Fats:  Prior to founding Maneli Pets, Fats worked for McKinsey & Company for 5 years in their South African and U.S. offices, and also for Morgan Stanley as an investment banker in London. While at McKinsey, Nhlanhla "Fats" established the McKinsey-Golden Key scholarships for top achieving students at Wits University and the University of Cape Town. Mr. Dlamini holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) from Wits University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management (with Distinction) from the Wits Business School, an MPhil in Development Studies from Oxford University, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. His Masters’ thesis on youth unemployment in South Africa earned him a Distinction at Oxford. He is a Goldman Sachs Global Leader and a 2008 Rhodes Scholar. He was also recognized as one of the 100 global Leaders of Tomorrow at the St. Gallen Symposium in 2013.  He has also done a brief stint as a DJ in England and has traveled to over 60 countries...and he is only 36 years old :) Listen to this interview wherever you listen to your podcasts.  *The views, information, or opinions expressed during The Petropolist podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of its employees. The Petropolist is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy of the information contained in the podcast series available for listening on this site.  The primary purpose of this podcast is to educate and inform. This podcast does not constitute medical or other professional advice or services. This podcast is available for private non-commercial use only. You may not edit, modify or re-distribute this podcast.* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tazz6/message
Sep 1
37 min
EP#22 - Greg Tilford - Founder of Animal Essentials, Author, Lecturer, Teacher in the field of Veterinary Botanical Medicine
Greg Tilford founder of Animal Essentials is an author,  lecturer, and teacher in the field of veterinary botanical medicine. 65 million pet owners used some sort of natural therapies to treat their pets – this # is from statistics gathered in 2006 – wow, 14 years ago. Today, with social media, celebrity pets, celebrity pet foods, celebrity pet health bloggers, documentaries about pet foods, and the most outspoken celebrities in the pet sector, yes, those celebrity holistic vets this number has probably skyrocketed by now.  So do we actually understand what natural means? Or what a holistic approach to health and wellness stands for? This episode truly captures the facts about all of this. As an author, teacher and entrepreneur Greg Tilford, has been in the world of natural health and wellness way before social media and certainly before everybody and their mother became an expert and a celebrity something or other. His knowledge is rooted in the application of using the earth's natural resources to heal. Greg’s insightful wisdom of the fundamentals of health and wellness will guide you to get on the right path for both you and your pets. http://animalessentials.com/ *The views, information, or opinions expressed during The Petropolist podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of its employees. The Petropolist is not responsible and does not verify for accuracy of the information contained in the podcast series available for listening on this site.  The primary purpose of this podcast is to educate and inform. This podcast does not constitute medical or other professional advice or services. This podcast is available for private non-commercial use only. You may not edit, modify or re-distribute this podcast.* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tazz6/message
Aug 18
1 hr
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