Fur Real with Mark Kyle

Fur Real with Mark Kyle

"Unleash your curiosity and join us on Fur Real, where pets, tech, and heartwarming animal tales collide!" Get ready for a wild ride on Fur Real, the podcast that combines the fascinating world of cutting-edge pet technologies with captivating stories that showcase the incredible feats and antics of our beloved furry friends. Join our charismatic host, Mark Kyle, as he dives deep into the realm of veterinary innovation, chatting with rescue organiziations, leading animal experts and top-notch veterinarians who inform us on groundbreaking advancements. But that's not all—prepare to be entertained as Mark interviews pet owners and uncovers the extraordinary tales of their four-legged companions. From heroic rescue missions to mind-boggling talents, Fur Real celebrates the incredible bond between humans and animals, while keeping you in the loop about the latest pet tech trends. Don't miss out on the laughter, inspiration, and jaw-dropping moments that Fur Real delivers in every episode. Subscribe now and embark on an adventure where the extraordinary lives of animals take center stage!

Episodes

May 28, 2024 61 mins

"Unlocking the Mystery of Pet Communication: What Do Dogs Really Understand?

Have you ever found yourself talking to your furry friend, only to wonder if they truly comprehend what you're saying? Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of animal cognition with neuroscientists Marianna Boros and Lliya Magyari. Their groundbreaking study, which garnered international attention, sheds light on the depth of understanding our pet...

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Join us for an inspiring episode as we delve into the remarkable journey of JellyBean, a furry hero making friends in Wayne County, Michigan. Serving as a beacon of comfort and support, JellyBean has become an indispensable ally in the courtroom, helping victims of all ages navigate the daunting legal process with compassion and ease.

Jamie Buchholtz, a dedicated Child Advocate, shares her firsthand experience of training alongside...

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Picture yourself amidst the lush wilderness of the Florida Everglades. In the midst of this natural wonderland, a breathtaking sight unfolds before your eyes: a magnificent 7-foot-long tan panther, its intense gaze fixated on you. Astonishing, isn't it?

Today, we're diving deep into the enthralling world of Florida's panthers, those elusive and endangered giants of the Sunshine State. Joining us is Becca Bryan, the passionate chair...

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April 30, 2024 58 mins

Discover the gripping tale behind the name, as Bobbi Brink, the compassionate Founder and Director of Lions, Tigers and Bears Rescue and Sanctuary, joins me on this enlightening episode. Delve into the underbelly of the illegal exotic animal trade, as depicted in the infamous Tiger King saga, and witness Bobbi's unwavering dedication to rescuing and safeguarding these majestic creatures.

With 60 animals currently thriving under her...

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Join us as Dana Butler-Moburg, CEO of The Shea Center of Therapeutic Riding, delves into the rich history and profound benefits of Hippotherapy, also known as Horse Therapy. In this episode, we embark on a journey through The Shea Center's impactful work, illuminated by some of their most uplifting stories. With over 75 distinct disabilities treated and more than 1400 participants aided just last year, the magnitude of their impact...

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April 16, 2024 55 mins

World Famous "Faith the Surfing Pit Bull" and her dad James Wall joins us  joins us. You know it really hard to get famous people on the podcast.... but we got them!!! James and Faith's story is really amazing. Not only is she a rescue...James had never surfed before! Their journey is inspiring...think about this..... you get rescued by this amazing family....then you learn how to surf.... and then become world famous!!! If you lik...

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Nicole Navarro the founder of "Pawsitive Beginnings" a Fox Rescue down in the Florida Keys, joins us to tell us all about her journey to helping these cute animals.  Her stories are heartwarming and heart wrenching. When you hear all about the fox fur trade, I think you will be shocked to find there are still fox farms solely for the purpose of their fur.

Even crazier is the fox fur trend is coming back... by some of the biggest fa...

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Its is estimated that over 500,000 dogs are missing or abandoned due to the Ukraine war. That does not include all the other captive and wild animals. ifaw  (International Fund for Animal Welfare" is doing everything in their power to help. Katerina Kyrsta joins me to discuss everything Ukraine, how she can't go home and how working with ifaw is makeing a difference ..... what they are doing to help her country's  animal victims......

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Who does not love dolphins!!! Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski founder and director of the Dolphin Communication Project joins us. Did you know that dolphins communicate and all sorts of ways?? There is so much to learn about dolphins.... and ... we are learning every day!!! Do you Dolphins and Science?? Well get ready to get your fill.... this is an episode that coiuld of gone on for hours and wait to you hear the amazing journey that Kathl...

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Shouldn't every dog have its day? Heck we have holidays for everything else! Well Sneha Shrestha the founder of Sneha Care does! Nepal has a festival celebrating the day of the dog..... plus several other places across the globe....  there are even several cities in the US now too!

When you think about Nepal, more than likely stray dogs do not come to mind. Did you know, that in the Kathmandu Valley there are over 100,000 stray dog...

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Orangutan means "Forest Person" in old Malaysian.. There is so much to learn about these big orange peaceful animals. Leif Cocks, the founder and director, of the "Orangutan Project" has had a love for these guys almost his whole life. That connection to them really shines through in this episode. These guys prefer to stay in the trees... more than any other great ape. Even as big as to get they are the most peaceful of the great a...

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Your pets "Teef" health is more important than you know. Their "TEEF" can be the root cause of many other things. Dr. Emily Stein goes to the root of the problem. What if the health of your pets "TEEF" could drastically change their health to the better? And... what if there was an easy solution to getting healthy "TEEF" and thereby having a healthier pet. This episode goes into the biology of bacteria and many other things. Dr. St...

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Everything Octopus (Cephalopods)! If you want to listen to an informative, fun and interesting episode...this is it! What's not interesting about the Octopus. Wait to you hear the things they can do....wait to you hear how smart they are........wait to you hear how they can camouflage themselves. Do you know what a cuttlefish is? We go there. If you have not seen My Octopus Teacher (Jennifer is the scientific advisor on the film) I...

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The Free-Ranging Dog Project.... Guilia Cimarellin a colloborator of the study being done through the Univeristy of Vienna discussed their study. How do "Free Ranging" dogs learn... are they happier than "domestic" dogs...  Did you know that there are as many as 700 million free-ranging dogs throughout the world? Crazy..right? This episode goes in great detail of the wide ranging areas of the study this project covers. Thought prov...

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February 13, 2024 60 mins

Manatees..."Sea Cows" these peaceful mammals are ost often individually identified by their scars from boaters. Pat Rose one the worlds leading experts on Manatees joined us. What a treat...Pat has been working with Manatees since the early 70's and the stories he has to tell !!! and  Jimmy Buffett was "instrumental" in raising money to help them and educate us starting in 1981. Most of us have heard about Manatees...but how much d...

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Chimpanzees...critically endangered..just think about that...  Jenny and Jimmy Desmond are doing more than thinking about it...it has become their lifes work. Their organization Liberia Chimpazee Rescue and Protection is saving these beautiful Great Apes.. You know they are the closest in DNA to humans..right??? Can you guess what is the biggest reason that they are endangered...that's  right... their closest cousins...us!!! There ...

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Your kids are sick and at home but you need to get your pet to the Veterinarian... In todays crazy, busy world with so much going on... what to you do? Sound familar?? In this episode Dr. Katie Eick founder of Rollin Vets discusses the advantages of having a mobile vet come to your home. As she tells us, there are so many advantages to having a Veterinarian come make a house call... when you hear what she says, it will really make ...

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Beautiful beaches, beautiful people and lots of stray animals..... Aruba, known for its beauty also once had a problem with stray animals. Imagine 105,000 people and at one point over 40,000 strays??  Today with the leadership of people like Zoey Conijn Berkel the founder of "Luna Foundation" the situation of strays has immensely improved. Zoey tells us her unique approach, her love of animals and of course her love of Aruba. This ...

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Have your ever noticed that your dog flinches like you do everytime you see a car coming towards you out of your peripheral vision ever since you were in that car accident? Just like other forms of depression and anxiety, PTSD is not limited to us humans, our best friends can suffer from these too.  While we are dealing with our problems, if you are like me, you probably never thougtht that coiuld also affect your dog as well. In t...

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