The Pet Chef - Discovering and Cooking Healthy Food For Your Pets - Pets & Animals on Pet Life Radio (PetLifeRadio.com)
Summary: Cooking Healthy For Your Pets These podcasts are filled with lots of useful information on safely nourishing your dog from the inside out while you benefit from the outside in! Join the new breed of "chefs" who are creating home prepared meals for their dog everyday or just on weekends! Master Dog Chef Micki Voisard has been speaking on Dog Health for over 15 years. Working with many animal rescues, she created The Healthy Animal Food Program which offered raw meat and vegetable scraps to dogs with serious nutritional needs. Along with her own radio talk show on pet health, Micki wrote her book Becoming The Chef Your Dog Thinks You Are in 2000. This book has sold over 60,000 copies and is still selling. The same year she formed Dog Chefs of America and opened her Dog Chefs Kitchen where she teaches classes on cooking for dogs. Her Dog Chef Kitchen has brought many media appearances such as The CBS Early Show and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. Her speaking venues have led her to Australia, New Zealand, France, Japan and all over the United States.
Remember the Chia Pets? Bet you got one and never took it out of the box! Well...you were missing something that can help make your pet (dog, cat, bird, horse...) real healthy! Stop in and listen as Master Pet Chef Micki fills you in on all things 'chia!'
Gregg Lubbe and his wife Shelly are very busy folks. Gregg is a corporate pilot and Shelly is a trauma nurse and Army nurse Captain - the ironic thing is they still find time to feed their dogs naturally and have reaped the benefits of it on a daily basis. Their old Labrador, Jaeger was fading when Gregg and Shelly took on their new project of natural feeding. Jaeger must have thought he was already in heaven and decided to stay around for another 3 years and smell-taste this new routine. Listen in on Gregg's casual approach to their forever discoveries in the world of feeding dogs naturally!
Master Pet Chef Micki gives some hints on doing just that. With rising fuel prices, yours and your pet's food will be going up - start by getting resourceful and making some changes! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Are You Asking ‘How Can I Save Money On My Pets Food?’ with Micki Voisard
What the heck is a species-appropriate diet? Pet Chef Micki fills you in on the wonders of your dog's stomach and why it needs to stay that way!
Master Pet Chef Mick answers several common email questions such as: "Because it's so warm here, do you think that's why my dog is eating less of his food?" "How long can I freeze uncooked meat?" "My dog likes to eat dirt, is that okay?" "How do I transition my dog to a new diet?" and finally, a recipe for meat jerky for you pet!
Sometimes ignorance is bliss but sometimes it catches up with us and we have to decide to continue to be ignorant or make a big change. Pet Chef Micki interviews Ken Morris, who tells the heartwarming story of his dog, D'ogi, who contracted lymphosarcoma at age 6+. Recognizing their ignorance in their feeding of D'ogi and what he was exposed to environmentally, Ken and his wife, Linda, set out quickly on a path of change that can give hope to anyone wondering what they can do to improve the health of their pet. Very encouraging!
Master Pet Chef Micki Voisard discusses whether commercial pet food is sustainable in this economy. If we’re just looking at the price of commercial pet food, what it might cost today and what it will cost in 6 months or a year, that all depends on your personal income and whether you can continue to pay the price. Find out how to feed your pets on a more natural basis.
Master Pet Chef Micki has a bone to pick with the present expensive pet care system. There's never enough money to pay for a diseased pet population unless the subject of nutrition replaces the myriad of drugs that are given daily. You can't create healthy pets by drugging them into a state of health! Natural food for pets! What a concept!
Dr. Al Townshend elaborates on Holistic Select pet food with Pet Chef Micki. Dr. Al's expertise on pet nutrition makes him a good staff vet for the Eagle Pack company that owns Holistic Select pet food. He knows dog nutrition well since his love for the Alaskan Idiatrod has led him to be a part of the volunteer veterinarian team on the Idiatarod Race each year. Without top quality food none of those dogs could endure the grueling competition!
Pet Chef Micki interviews Woody Bartley from Chance For Bliss, a non-profit Animal Sanctuary in Penryn, CA. Woody and his wife, Deanna, have taken in 81 older animals, caring for them until their last days. They are very much into home cooked meals and natural care - which makes Pet Chef Micki want to sing their praises!
Master Pet Chef Micki interviews author, Deb McEnery, about her book titled "Home Cookin' For Dogs."
Too many people are depending solely on the information they get from blogs or online websites on what to feed their pets naturally. Master Pet Chef Micki suggests one thing - "get out of town." Go to local farms and talk with organic farmers or take a vacation to Europe, not to visit castles, but to talk with other people around the world what they feed their pets daily. It may surprise you.
There are "food ways" that are great tricks to keep our pets healthy during the hot summer months. Master Pet Chef Micki talks watermelon, cantaloupe and other "cool" ways to hydrate our pets.
Does feeding my pet naturally help reduce fleas? What should I feed my 9 week old indoor kitten? We have a butcher in our town but he seems more expensive then what I can buy in a grocery store - why should I buy from the butcher? Master Pet Chef Micki answers some email questions - tune in and also find out what she thinks is the future of commercial pet food!
How many times a day should I feed my dog? What do you think about grains and which ones are best? Master Pet Chef Micki answers just a few of the most commonly asked questions about feeding pets naturally.