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 #7023 (1/14/2014)

January 15, 2014

Pet Food Advisors (1/14/2014) #7023: Homecooking: why supplementation is absolutely necessary to avoid serious health defects down the road. MP3 Audio [13 MB]DownloadShow URL

Pet Food Advisors #7022 (1/07/2014)

January 8, 2014

Pet Food Advisors (1/07/2014) #7022 Can drinking water be dangerous? How your cells — and those of your pet — maintain an essential balance that can be sent into a tailspin if there is too much or too little of certain elements. MP3 Audio [12 MB]DownloadShow URL

Pet Food Advisors #7021 (12/24/2013)

December 25, 2013

Pet Food Advisors (12/24/2013) #7021: The 2nd vitamin show — on why dogs and cats don’t need vitamin C supplements and we do and other mysteries of inter-species vitamin needs. MP3 Audio [10 MB]DownloadShow URL

Pet Food Advisors #7020 (12/17/2013)

December 18, 2013

Pet Food Advisors (12/17/2013) #7020: Everything you ever wanted to ask about Vitamins: how important is the origin of a vitamin to bio availability and how the body can use it? What’s up with Vitamin K in cat food? What harm can some vitamins cause? MP3 Audio [11 MB]DownloadShow URL

Pet Food Advisors #7019 (12-10-2013)

December 10, 2013

Pet Food Advisors (12-10-2013) #7019: How does AAFCO arrive at their calculations for what is essential in a pets diet? MP3 Audio [12 MB]DownloadShow URL

Pet Food Advisors #7018 (12-03-2013)

December 4, 2013

Pet Food Advisors (12-03-2013) #7018: Talking turkey: all about the amino acid tryptophan that it contains, and what the difference is between turkey and chicken in pet food and beyond. MP3 Audio [11 MB]DownloadShow URL

Pet Food Advisors #7017 (11-26-2013) Pros/Cons Dehydrating Pet Food Ingredients

November 27, 2013

Pet Food Advisors (11-26-2013) #7017: Why dry things out? What is gained — or lost — by dehydrating pet food ingredients? MP3 Audio [11 MB]DownloadShow URL

Pet Food Advisors #7016 (11-19-2013)

November 20, 2013

Pet Food Advisors (11-19-2013) #7016: All about eggs! Whole eggs vs. “dried egg product” — what are we talking about here? Also, the true meaning of “food grade” vs. “feed grade” since “human grade” does not really exist as legitimate terminology. MP3 Audio [12 MB]DownloadShow URL

Pet Food Advisors #7015 (11-12-2013)

November 13, 2013

Pet Food Advisors (11-12-2013) #7015: The Corn Show — is corn really an evil ingredient pet food ingredient? If not, then what’s up with “ingredient splitting” so corn appears in many different disguises? MP3 Audio [12 MB]DownloadShow URL

Pet Food Advisors #7013 (11-05-2013)

November 6, 2013

Pet Food Advisors (11-05-2013) #7013: Tracie is opposed to scare tactics and fear mongering about pet food ingredients. Do they really need to be alarmed whether the rice in their pet food is “full of arsenic?” MP3 Audio [12 MB]DownloadShow URL