Pet Food Advisors ®

Wondering what you should be feeding your dog or cat? Confused by all the choices? Is raw really best? Or does it pose health hazards? What should you know when deciding which commercial food to feed? Are cats’ digestive systems able to metabolize carbohydrates or is all dry cat food “kitty crack,” as Tracie calls it? Do dogs and cats need supplements — and if so, which ones? This show brings you facts and opinions to help you make the best personal decisions about how to feed the four-legged members of your family so they live long, healthy lives.

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner


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Cancer/Kibble Connection Debunked

July 20, 2015

Pet Food Advisors (07-20-2015) #7042: Cancer and kibble — is there a connection? There is no proven scientific theory to the cancer/carb connection, which was originally based on studies that turned out to be falsified! Many of the dramatically negative “theories” against dry pet food (for example, the entirely false claim that the phenobarbital from […]

Pricing of Premium Pet Food

June 30, 2015

Pet Food Advisors (06-29-2015) #7041: What do different pet food ingredients cost — and why can legumes be more expensive than chicken meal? Dr. Sean explains why some premium dog foods cost what they do, and how compromises must be made in other foods to get the price low. Tracie asks what is the fixation […]

Raw Feeding For Cats

May 25, 2015

Pet Food Advisors (05-25-2015) #7040: Raw feeding for cats: it makes teleological sense to give cats a high protein and fat meal that is closest to a mouse. While Dr. Delaney always advises that chicken be cooked for food safety/public health reasons, for those pet owners who want to prepare their own raw chicken, BalanceIT […]

Blue Buffalo/Purina Lawsuit

April 27, 2015

Pet Food Advisors (04-28-2015) #7039: The Blue Buffalo/Purina lawsuit: was the pot calling the kettle black over whether chicken by-product meal was in their food? Dr. Sean also discusses fish in pet food: farmed vs. wild caught (different fatty acid profiles), bioaccumulated toxins, and sustainability. He proudly announces a 10-year journey to win patent #968806 […]

Kosher Food for Dogs & Cats?

March 16, 2015

Pet Food Advisors (03-16-2015) #7038: Kosher food for dogs and cats? How and why is that done? Tracie tells about the Rabbi who was recently on DOG TALK®, who always questioned an all-kibble diet for dogs and wanted to home-cook for his Lab Russell — once he discovered Dr. Delaney’s company BalanceIT through Tracie, he […]

Pet Food Advisors #7037 (02-09-2015)

February 9, 2015

Pet Food Advisors (02-09-2015) #7037: Part Two of Probiotics; more on everything you need to know about pre- and probiotics. What are the good bacteria? What is its efficacy? We all need diversity of bacteria to deal with diversity in our diets and using a high quality supplement can definitely be beneficial. MP3 Audio [14 […]

Pet Food Advisors #7036 (01-19-2015)

January 19, 2015

Pet Food Advisors (01-19-2015) #7036: Dr. Delaney explains the importance of supplementing your pet’s diet with prebiotics and probiotics and how these two work together as a foundation of good digestion and health. Tracie was glad to hear this since sponsor Probiotic Miracle really helped her dog Maisie. MP3 Audio [13 MB]DownloadShow URL

Pet Food Advisors #7035 (12-22-2014)

December 22, 2014

Pet Food Advisors (12-22-2014) #7035: Dr Sean talks about his recent trip to Europe to attend a conference for the European pet food industry, which covered the Netherlands and Europe, where the emphasis is on using whole foods in pet foods. Exsanguinate, eviscerate and debone are the buzz words! With the U.S. and Europe already […]

Pet Food Advisors #7034 (11-24-2014)

November 24, 2014

Pet Food Advisors (11-24-2014) #7034: Dr. Sean discusses his trip to China and the Shanghai Pet Food Forum, discovering that in this city of 23 million (and in an entire country of emerging middle-class pet owners), the Chinese are not naïve to quality in pet food: they are aggressively pursuing it! MP3 Audio [14 MB]DownloadShow […]

Pet Food Advisors #7033 (10-27-2014)

October 27, 2014

Pet Food Advisors (10-27-2014) #7033: Dr Sean explains what a board certified veterinarian like himself does — and the reasons that other veterinarians call on his expertise. MP3 Audio [14 MB]DownloadShow URL