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.
Pet Chef Micki talks with Jody Wheaton, owner of a "pasture-free" egg farm in southern Oregon. Fat Hen Farm is an up and coming egg farm where the chickens live an envious, cage-free life. Get the chicken-scoop on eggs - cage-free to pasture-free. What is organic? Plus the benefits of eggs for your pets and an easy egg recipe for your dog.
What is the difference between corn fed beef and grass fed beef? Pet Chef Micki talks with Sidney Spencer from The Lazy J2 Ranch in Southern Arizona. Sidney raises authentic free-range cattle that are grass fed for over 3 years before they are humanely "harvested." Sidney's San Rafael Valley Grass-fed Beef is one of the best cattle ranches in the State of Arizona. She ships her beef all over the country, including fresh meat for pets and raw bones.
A trip to an olive store in Southern Arizona gives Master Pet Chef Micki the opportunity to hear the benefits of one of the oldest foods in our history. If you remove the pit, an olive or two a day is great for your pet AND the olive oil adds daily benefits. Olives are fed to dogs around the world and your cat may like one as a toy!Listen as Micki interviews the owners of The Tubac Olive Oil Co. in Tubac, Arizona.
Are you suffering from a lack of imagination when it comes to giving your dog a treat? Is a hard-grain bone from a box the best you can come up with? Master Pet Chef Micki gives you ideas of how to share treats with your dog and also offers Webster Dictionaries' definition of a "treat." You'll be off the hook if your dog is "treat-sensitive."
Dogs like eating just about anything. They're not afraid of food. But humans are! We have paranoia about so many foods that we have limited our own daily nutrition and that of our dogs. All over the world, people and dogs eat what comes from the ground with zero or little processing. Jump in and try a couple of the foods that Master Pet Chef Micki recommends for your dog AND you!
Master Pet Chef Micki discusses the many natural food changes Director of Humane Services, Peter Wilson, has made in his 6 year tenure at the Benicia- Vallejo Humane Society in Northern California.
In most parts of the world, fish is a commonly eaten food. We're not talking fish-sticks, but fish. Pets throughout the world also eat a lot of fish and at one time, commercial pet food in the USA was filled with fish products. Listen to easy ways to broil fish and share fish treats with your pets as Master Pet Chef Micki gives you ideas on what fish is good for pets and the benefits that come with making fish a big part of your pets' diet.
Commercial pet food had a beginning in the late 1800's but natural pet food goes way back to over 10,000 years ago when human walked with dog. There was no commercial pet food in sight! Master Pet Chef Micki Voisard gives a short overview of commercial pet food, it's contents in the late 50's compared to today. Micki also gives an idea of what to look for in a better commercial food and she gives the natural food Tip of the Week along with answering a question on whether it is a good idea to mix natural food with commercial pet food.