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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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

Pet Food Advisors #7032 (9-22-2014)

September 22, 2014

Pet Food Advisors (9-22-2014) #7032: Dr. Sean talks about his company BalanceIT and how they have created AutoBalancerEZ a software that is a free service to people who made homemade pet food, but want to make sure it is balanced and complete. MP3 Audio [15 MB]DownloadShow URL

Pet Food Advisors #7031 (6-30-2014)

June 30, 2014

Pet Food Advisors (6-30-2014) #7031: Oils & Fats: Dr. Delaney discusses the wide variety of sources of oils and fat in pet foods, those which may be healthier and those to be avoided. MP3 Audio [14 MB]DownloadShow URL

Pet Food Advisors #7030 (6-02-2014)

June 3, 2014

Pet Food Advisors (6-02-2014) #7030: What are the different kinds of fiber in dog food (soluble or insoluble, fermentable or non-) and how they function to create the much sought-after firm poop — and how fiber is helpful in cases of diarrhea. MP3 Audio [15 MB]DownloadShow URL

Pet Food Advisors #7029 (5-05-2014)

May 6, 2014

Pet Food Advisors (5-05-2014) #7029: Epigenetics — how does a mother’s diet affect later generations especially around a tendency to obesity? Are genes turned on or off? The generational impact on people and dogs from what our grandparents and great grandparents had to eat — or whether they experienced poor nutrition or famine conditions. MP3 […]

Pet Food Advisors #7028 (3-31-2014)

April 1, 2014

Pet Food Advisors (3-31-2014) #7028: Cockroaches! It’s what’s for dinner! Optimizing food production, sustainability, and nutrient profile of insects as dinner. MP3 Audio [13 MB]DownloadShow URL

Pet Food Advisors #7027 (3-4-2014)

March 5, 2014

Pet Food Advisors (3-04-2014) #7027: Is a high protein diet always effective for a cat? What about the extreme hunger many experience? Whatever you feed a kitten, he will view as the “only thing edible” for the rest of his life. MP3 Audio [14 MB]DownloadShow URL

Pet Food Advisors #7026 (2-04-2014)

February 5, 2014

Pet Food Advisors (2-04-2014) #7026: Is there really a diet that helps prevent or treat cancer? Is high protein, low-carb a myth that gives pet owners false hope? Or does a nutritional approach to cancer have to do with what kind of cancer the pet has and what stage it is? MP3 Audio [14 MB]DownloadShow […]

Pet Food Advisors #7025 (1-28-2014)

January 29, 2014

Pet Food Advisors (1-28-2014) #7025: If your pet is sick, is it safe or advisable to cook for it at home without the professional guidance or supervision of a veterinary nutritionist? MP3 Audio [14 MB]DownloadShow URL

Pet Food Advisors #7024 (1-21-2014)

January 22, 2014

Pet Food Advisors (1-21-2014) #7024: Tracie and Dr. Sean debate whether it’s a good thing for pet owners when one of the Big Four pet food companies buys up one of the smaller natural private companies, as happened again recently. MP3 Audio [13 MB]DownloadShow URL