Radio Beastro Weekly Show Examines Life with Pets

Top Quote Kristen Levine Welcomes Guests Dr. Marty Becker, Safe Paw Executive Steve Vernick and RuffWear's Susan Strible on new pet radio talk show End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 17, 2011 - TAMPA, Fla - In spite of the tumultuous economy, pet ownership and spending continues to grow, which means now more than ever pet parents could use some advice on how to best care for their pet without breaking their bank account.

    Radio Beastro, a new On-Demand Petcast on, was created by pet lifestyle expert Kristen Levine, with the aim of reaching the wide audience of 72.9 million American pet parents. The show's topics range from smart food product choices to winter preparation tips to environmental safety, helping pet parents have the most rewarding pet ownership experience, without spending a fortune.

    "I hope that Radio Beastro will guide pet parents through the many decisions they face when it comes to taking care of their animals," says Levine. "My guests will help me provide expert tips and insight that will make our listeners' lives and their pets' lives that much happier, healthier and more rewarding."

    On this week's show - "Baby It's Cold Outside" - Levine's guests are "America's Veterinarian" and contributor Dr. Marty Becker, Steve Vernick of Safe Paw ice melter, and Susan Strible of RuffWear, all speaking with Levine about winter preparedness for pets. Guests on Levine's show during the week before Christmas will include feline expert Pam Johnson-Bennett and Strible again from RuffWear to teach dog owners about the exciting sport of Skijoring.

    First broadcast in October, 2011, Radio Beastro's listeners have the chance to win prizes and learn about special pet product discounts and promotions. Recent guests have included:, Chow Hounds, Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, pet trainer Greg Kleva, and many others.

    Companies interested in potential appearances may reach Levine at kristen ( @ ) fetchingcommunications dot com dot

    Radio Beastro can be heard on or by downloading the show's podcasts from iTunes. More information about the show is available at

    About Kristen Levine, Pet Lifestyle Expert
    Kristen Levine's volunteer work led to a 15-year career as the Public Relations Director of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Tampa Bay, Fla., where she played a critical role in promoting pet adoption and pet lifestyle education. With her knowledge of public relations, pet lifestyle concerns and family dynamics she founded Fetching Communications, the nation's first marketing and public relations firm wholly dedicated to serving the pet and veterinary industry, in 2003. In November, 2011, Levine published "Pampered Pets on a Budget - Caring for Your Pet Without Losing Your Tail" with co-author Jeffrey Barnes, available on Having logged over 1,000 live national radio and television show appearances, Levine is a frequent contributor to pet and veterinary trade magazines nationwide. She serves as Bissell Homecare's official pet spokesperson, educating pet parents about pet clean up solutions, as well as on the Toyota Pet Expert Team (P.E.T.), where she shares her knowledge to help develop programs to teach pet parents the importance of properly protecting and securing pets in automobiles. Levine lives in Florida with her husband, dog and a pair of miniature donkeys.

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