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This weekly podcast focuses on canine health, nutrition and overall well-being

This weekly podcast focuses on canine health, nutrition and overall well-being
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This weekly podcast focuses on canine health, nutrition and overall well-being






Feed Food, Not Feed!

Welcome to the show all dog lovers! I am honored to have with me Dr. Laurie Coger who is an integrative and functional medicine veterinarian, dog owner, trainer and breeder. Her mission is to guide owners down the natural dog care path, helping them to become educated and empowered advocates for their best friend’s health. Dr. Coger is also the founder of the Healthy Dog Expo, which is the Northeast’s foremost natural dog health education event – and I wouldn’t miss it! Why don’t we start...

Live Inspired by Dogs and Fetch a Life Worth Barking About

Hello Dog lovers! You are going to be so glad that you tuned in today. Our guest is Gila Kurtz who is a #1 international best-selling author and serial entrepreneur who found her deepest passion in working with dogs and their people. Gila and her husband Jon co-founded the award winning, highly recognizable lifestyle brand for dog lovers, Dog is Good. Gila is the recipient of several business awards including recognition as one of the top 25 women of influence in the pet industry, Woman of...

The Benefits of Massage for Your Dog

In this episode we are going to learn about the benefits of massage for your dog. I am so excited to have Jennifer Robertson on the show with us. She is a small animal massage practitioner in the Los Angeles area and her company is I Work For Dogs. Jennifer studied at the Northwest School of Animal Massage near Seattle and has also studied acupressure as well. How did you get started in this field? How would you define massage? Why do dogs need it? What can massage help with? How does...

Dog Yoga and Meditation

Yes, Dog Yoga and Meditation is a thing! Here with me is Be Solomon who is a certified Yoga and Meditation instructor and has been working in the wellness industry for almost 30 years. She lives in Los Angeles with her eight-year-old certified therapy dog Klaus, her four-year-old chihuahua mix Bambi, and her thirty-year-old Senegal Parrot, Pierre. What is Dog Yoga? How big is the class? What are the benefits for you and your dog? How do you meditate with your dog and what are the...

Freak On A Leash! How To Work Through Leash Reactivity

Being that this is a very common issue, I guess the first question is what is leash reactivity? Why do a lot of dogs lunge or become aggressive when on a leash? Is it simply lack of socialization or training? Is reactivity just part of your dog’s temperament? Does this start at a certain age? Ok, so how would we train our dog to be less reactive? Are Certain Breeds More Likely to be Leash Reactive? Not knowing how two dogs will react to each other during their first meeting, how would...

Feeding a Natural Diet with Ease

I had the pleasure of speaking with Sacha Packer all the way from Sydney, Australia. She is a New Zealander who lives with a Great Dane and 2 foster failed dogs. Sacha has played/competed in agility, nose work, conformation, obedience and 2 of her dogs have their Champion Trick titles. She formed The Balanced Canine when her 13-year-old Great Dane developed degenerative myopathy and no one could help her. The practice is multi-modality and the main services are Soft tissue, adjustments,...


Are We Over-Vaccinating?

In this episode we discuss how to keep pets protected without causing vaccine-related disease. Dr Judy Jasek is back with us again. Dr. Judy is a holistic veterinarian who’s specialty is in caring for cancer patients. Using the knowledge gained in her 30+ years of practicing, Dr Judy has developed a unique whole-body approach to both treating and preventing disease. She looks at the whole animal, and supports the natural healing ability of the body with proper nutrition, detoxification, and...


How to Educate Your Vet on the Raw Diet

With me today is DeDe Murcer Moffett. She is the CEO of Raw Dog Food and Company, an online - wholesale direct to consumer raw pet food distributor. Her mantra is, “Friends Don’t Let Friends Feed Kibble”. DeDe is a certified raw and pet health nutritionist who has not only built a business pet parents can trust, but also has a team of top-notch vets and consultants who help educate consumers on how to transition their pets away from processed foods. DeDe's podcast on iTunes “The Raw Dog Food...


What’s Being Regulated in the Dog Food Industry?

We are thrilled and honored to have Susan Thixton back on the show with us today. She is a dog and cat food consumer advocate, representing pet owners with the FDA and AAFCO (pet food regulatory authorities), and heads the largest pet food stakeholder organization - Association for Truth in Pet Food. Susan is also the Publisher of the website TruthaboutPetFood.com and creates The List, a list of pet foods that she would trust to give her pets… and for manufacturers who make The List, it’s a...


Dog Food: There Has to be a Better Way!

Amy Budd is the Founder of Big Bear Pet Company and has been critter crazy her whole life! Her initial path in college was veterinary medicine but after working in a clinic after obtaining her bachelors and realizing she was the worst combination of Dr. Doolittle and Dr. Hariett, it became obvious that was not the best plan. Amy came to the pet industry almost 20 years ago somewhat by accident, initially wanting to provide baked treats for horses and dogs. Her passion grew beyond yummy...


Tracking: The Sport for Nosey Dogs!

With us on the show is Jacque Tinker, a friend of mine who raises Australian Shepherds and competes in the dog sports of herding and tracking. She lives in Texas with her husband and 6 Aussies, 23 chickens and 10 sheep! Jacque and her dogs love going out into nature and running tracks. It is relaxing and great exercise. She started participating in tracking tests about 3 years ago and loves the camaraderie of the sport. She’s going to enlighten us on why this is such a great activity for...


How to Choose a Reliable Cannabis Product for Your Furry Family Member: featuring Suzie's CBD Treats

I’m so excited to have Megan Stoll on the show again. Megan Stoll is a partner of Suzie's CBD Treats and is passionate about alternative medicine and is a self- proclaimed dog nutrition nerd. In her spare time, she advocates for bully breed dogs and raises awareness for adoption and rescue of these dogs from shelters. In today’s episode we’ll find out why Suzie’s is THE #1 producer and manufacturer of CBD products for your pets. We’ll answer: Difference between isolate and full spectrum...


How To Raise The Puppy Of Your Dreams

Let's start with the biggest mistakes that puppy owners make. At what age can puppies start being trained? House Training? How long can a puppy be left alone in a crate? How to walk on a leash? The basic obedience commands? Socialization? Puppy biting. What to do? Chewing Leaving them home alone I am honored to have with me, Kaelin Munkelwitz, who is THE dog trainer of the new age. Emmy award winning actors, Forbes list business moguls, Victoria’s Secret models and local families...


Geriatrics: Age Ain’t Nothin But a Number

We could take this in so many different directions. What age are dogs considered seniors? Does that differ by size? What are your opinions on food for the senior dogs? Any additional supplements? Change in exercise? I’ve heard that senior dogs should have their annual exams twice/year What to look out for regarding joint issues Any other issues that we should look out for? How else can we increase the quality of life for an older dog? Is it a good idea to bring a puppy into the...


Group Dog Hiking for Happy, Healthy Dogs & a Solution for Leash Reactivity!

What is the difference between walking my dog versus hiking with my dog? That's a great question. If you think about dog walking, it conjures up the picture of people walking their dogs in a typical neighborhood, or probably not that far outside of their neighborhood and walking maybe a half an hour, possibly an hour. Whereas what we do is conveniently pick up our clients’ dogs and we take them up into the mountains, in groups, in our vehicles that hold 12 dogs safely and comfortably. And we...


Who’s Regulating the Dog Food Industry?

Pet food is supposed to be regulated on a federal and state level. On the federal level it is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In most states it is the State Department of Agriculture that enforces law on a state level. So there are federal laws and state laws. Interestingly enough, in three states, pet food is regulated by universities. The misleading thing is that it appears on the surface that pet food is regulated on a state level and a federal level. Therefore, it must be highly...


Unlocking Your Dog’s Full Potential with TTouch®

Linda’s photo courtesy of Gabriele Boiselle Please note that this interview was recorded with Linda from her home in beautiful Hawaii. You might hear lots of birds in the background that we were unable to completely edit out. Linda, what is TTouch® and could you share the story with us of how it came to be? What are the benefits? And there have been Studies and research about the effectiveness of your Method and principles right? How does TTouch® work specifically in dogs? And if we do...


Dispelling the Myths About Feeding a Raw Diet

Listen as Dr. Judy Jasek shares with us the common myths about feeding your dog a raw diet. We’ll be covering: Why so controversial? Potential benefits of the raw dog food diet that supporters tout Why do people worry about bacteria? Better to feed homemade or commercial raw? Dr Judy Jasek is a holistic veterinarian who’s specialty is in caring for cancer patients. Using the knowledge gained in her 30+ years of practicing, Dr Judy has developed a unique whole-body approach to both...


Yes, YOU Can be a part of the Rehab Team

What is Rehab therapy? What are the typical goals of rehab and what are some examples of injuries or conditions we might see treated? How do you know your dog needs physical therapy? How does physical therapy work for dogs? Are there any risks to physical therapy? How do I find a rehab vet and do I need a referral? Dr. Stacy McVicker has been a lover of anything furry, fluffy, feathered or slimy since she was old enough to read all of the James Herriot veterinary stories when she was...


How to Feed Your Dog Without Making Yourself Crazy!

We all know that the pet food industry is not being regulated like it should. And with the marketing ploys out there on dog food, and all the recalls and not knowing where the ingredients are sourced…what are we to believe? What brands can I trust? Do I buy commercial or make it myself? Amy Budd is the Founder of Big Bear Pet Company and has been critter crazy her whole life! Her initial path in college was veterinary medicine but after working in a clinic after obtaining her bachelors and...