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SUSAN MICHALS | The Great Divide Between Cats & Dogs

Updated: Sep 2, 2020

Susan Michals has a cat-chat with Rodney and Dr. Becker about CatCon, why cats seem to get the short end of the stick when it comes to pet nutrition & research, and the bias against men & cats. Susan also reveals this year's CatCon celebrity guests!


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Susan Michals mind-jams with Rodney and Dr. Becker. Highlights include Cat Con, startling increases in the rates of hyperthyroidism in cats, obesity, feeding cats, and the lack of marketing to cat-owners (vs dog-owners) within the pet food industry.

Susan Michals is the 'catreprenuer' who created Cat Art Show and Cat-Con, two of the world's largest cat-themed events. She is an author, speaker, former television producer casting director, and journalist (Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Huffington Post)


In this episode:

What is CatCon?! Plus this year's celebrity guest reveal! (0:25)

Biases against men owning cats. (8:50)

Do cats get the short end of the stick? (11:40)

Is it harder to transition cats to species appropriate food? (16:00)

Toxic furniture around the home. (20:00)

A podcast for pets & pop culture. (23:14)

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Mentioned in this episode:

The impact of posing with cats on female perception of male dateability

Kibble shape and its effect on feline palatability

Majority of Pet Owners Give Their Pets Some Homemade Food

Study - Pet Feeding Practices

Flame retardant may cause hyperthyroidism in cats