Bark And Swagger - Pet Fashion - Pet Life Radio Original (

Bark And Swagger - Pet Fashion - Pet Life Radio Original (

On Jody’s Pet Life Radio show, Bark and Swagger, she shares the love we feel for our pets, and the beautiful, fun fashion available for them. Guest interviews with designers and other experts from the fashion arena, surprise co-hosts- you never know what interesting designer label or useful bit of info you’ll discover. So, what are you waiting for? Tune in and get your swagger on!


November 8, 2022 40 min
At 2 feet 7 inches tall and having broken over 500 bones by the time she was 10, Katherine Klimitas is still unstoppable. Born with a disease called osteogenesis imperfecta, this wheelchair-bound wonder has developed herself into a formidable graphic design artist, pet portraitist and someone so magnetic, Rod Stewart sought her out in the middle of a packed arena, to meet. Discover her story here.

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Chris Roy wants you to know about the coolest inventions for your pets. His show, Animal Innovations, feature those in the pet industry creating new or different ways to address making sure our furry friends live their best lives ever. And he doesn’t stop there. His platform, Doobert, may be a funny name but how its helping shelter and rescue animals find forever homes is amazing.

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When Rae adopted Kala, she didn’t know the challenges she’d inherit (sound familiar, fellow adoptors?). When the market couldn’t solve her problem, she invented her own, and created a 3-in-1 problem solver for small dog parents that’s cute and practical. Find out more!

EPISODE NOTES: Is Your Dog Anxious, Outdoorsy, Small? This 3-in-1 Problem Solver Is Making Life Easier & It’s Stylish, Too!
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Think handcrafted; think sustainable. Think fine fabrics you can’t wait to run your hands across. Stylish tees, collars/leashes in fabu colors, dresses for your princess and these pouches called the Mimi Walk Bag that I have seriously fallen for (check out the metallic silver). If you’re a fashion hound, Le Calico is a do not miss. Be an early adopter, like me, and hear all about the brand from its co-founder/CEO, Simone Parisi and...
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Finally, your faithful style lover is able to introduce you once again, to the hottest and newest in the pet space to make your jobs as pet parents (a lovely job) easier and/or more stylish, from my favorite trade show of the year! Dive in to a Global Pet Expo 2022 round up of my favorites discoveries this year!

EPISODE NOTES: Delicious New Finds For You, As Pet Industry Reconvenes at Global Pet Expo 2022
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Our shelters are crowded and precious pups are being euthanized. Our soldiers are suffering with PTSD symptoms, preventing them from getting on with their lives. This non-profit - Shelter To Soldier - found an ingenious way to help them both. Find out what they’re doing and how they are saving lives from Rennie Gabriel, one of their biggest supporter/donors, and an animal lover like us.

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We know how we feel about our pets, and Larry Grogan’s love for Scrappy, a scruffy adorable therapy dog is as deep as it goes. But, it’s also the stories of how Scrappy intuitive nature powerfully touched the lives of very sick children and the life lessons she taught him through how she lived, that will cause you to pull out the Kleenex. Larry shares those stories here, from his debut book, A Tail of Love: Life Lessons from Scrapp...
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Tell the truth! You know he or she would love to strut their precious, uniquely them stuff out to the world, but maybe mom or dad isn’t quite sure of how to present their best angles (right muzzle or left?) or get the best lighting. Thank goodness for Vasi Siedman of Pet Pix Academy, who teaches pet parents like you how to be Insta stars for their pups and kits. Find out more about how Vasi does what she does, how she’s helped othe...
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Gila is the co-founder of Dog Is Good, a lifestyle brand for all things dog for the people who love dog. From cool merch to creating programs to supporting women in starting dog-related businesses, Gila is walking the walk of empowering women, helping to build a stronger bond for us with our dogs and generally making the world a better place. Let’s get personal with Gila, as she shares her beginnings, the coolest way she met her hu...
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When you hear a company is called Because. Animals, you know immediately that their mission comes from a focus on and love of animals. And, that is exactly where Shannon Falconer, the brand’s co-founder/CEO’s motivation resides. As former animals rescuers, she and partner, Josh Errett, are pioneering the cultured meat space. Real meat, grown from humanely harvested animal cells, fed nutrients to grow. How cool is that! This is just...
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Scientists Max Champie and Phil Catalano discovered the health benefits of Carbon60, or C60 for short, over a decade ago. Since then, this still little known supplement, now including the health-giving benefits of Black Seed Oil and Curcumin, has been greatly improving or outright reversing illness in pets and their people and you should know about it!

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Whether it’s allergies, vaccines, diet or how to handle fleas & ticks, Dr. Judy Morgan has seen it all in her decades of practice. Today, she shares her valuable knowledge with us to help us keep our fur kids healthier naturally.

EPISODE NOTES: Celebrated Holistic Vet & Nutrition Expert, Dr. Judy Morgan, Shares Important Info About Keeping Our Fur Kids
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Celebrated couture designer to pets and their people, Anthony Rubio, presented his newest collection at New York Fashion Week in a special show celebrating New York’s resilience and strength during the pandemic. With creations that told a story and dazzled the eye, Rubio did New York proud and brought beauty and excitement to the dog fashion space, once again. A do not miss.

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Gina and Scott are pupsessed, like us! So, when they couldn’t find what they wanted, they took matters into their own hands and Dog Threads was born. But, it didn’t stop there. Find out why Justin & Hailey Bieber, Chris Sulllivan (Tobey on “This Is Us”) and more love their designs.

EPISODE NOTES: Matching Pet Fashion? These Early Designers Are Celeb Faves
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High tech meets sleek design, with a generous dollop of making life easier and more beautiful for pet parents, is what Instachew is all about. From hydration systems and feeders to waste removal and entertainment, I love their innovative approach and think you will, too!

EPISODE NOTES: What Makes This Brand Better? Innovation and Design To Make Your Lives Easier (and Prettier)
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Just like when we do something we love and get a jolt of happiness that contributes to our overall health, so do our pets. Sniffing (or snuffling) is a big part of that and this company is making just about the cutest snuffle mats I’ve seen. Find out more and listen to the end to get a special discount only for the Bark & Swagger Family!

EPISODE NOTES: What is the Happiness Protocol & Why Does it Matter to My Pet’s H...
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We all want our fur babies living longer and living their best life ever. So, when I hear about an expert in an area that promotes heart and brain health, I wanted to know more and share with you. Dr. Stephen Sinatra is a human cardiologist who was a very early promoter of the value of COQ10 as a key supplement in our and our pets’ health plan. A major dog lover, he created a brand especially for them that features products with th...
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Julie Anne Lee was a vet tech in a conventional animal hospital when her own young dog was diagnosed with aggressive cancer. Her training and panic was leading her down the traditional path of chemo and steroids but she stopped and reached out to a holistic practitioner. Hear the amazing story about what happened next and the journey it started her on to create one of the top holistic veterinary hospitals in the world.

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Stray gives a very intimate look at what it’s like to be a stray dog in Turkey, the only country where its people fought to have strays protected from capture and killing. And see it all from the dog’s point of view. Go behind-the-scenes of the making of this award-winning film and hear the filmmaker’s stories of what it was like working with these dogs and what it shows us about ourselves. A not to be missed!

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A huge shift in our economic, media, legal, political and social landscape has transpired in the last 20 years, fueled by none other than our pets. How, why and what does it mean for us? Listen on to find out, as author of Pet Nation: The Love Affair That Changed America, reveals it all.

EPISODE NOTES: Ever Wondered What Your Dog Was Thinking? Today’s Guest Can Help You Find Out
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