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THE PET NUTRITION SHOW

This week we talk with the founder of Indonesian cat food manufacturer, Pawprints, Jackie Celestia about her journey into the pet nutrition industry, inspired by her picky cat Leo and the lack of pet food variety in Indonesia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jackie explains how Pawprints leverages novel insect protein from black soldier flies for its cat food, and explains the benefits for digestion and allergies. In Q&A, Dr Anna talks about parsley!

  • 15 min read

In this episode of The Pet Nutrition Show, where we talk pet nutrition, sustainable pet food and all things related, we have part two of our chat with Keto Natural Pet Foods founder, Daniel Schulof.

This is a special episode, where we reveal more about Daniel's David and Goliath lawsuit against Hill Science. Daniel says the lawsuit alleges that the DCM scandal was the result of a fraudulent scheme conducted by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, along with a cluster of individuals and organisations that are affiliated with Hill’s.

We delve into how that happened.

  • 22 min read
In this episode of The Pet Nutrition Show, Amanda and Dr. Anna Sutton have a fascinating discussion on pet nutrition, with special guest Daniel Schulof. Daniel is an ex-lawyer, the author of the book "Dogs, Dog Food, and Dogma, and the founder of American company, KetoNatural Pet Foods. We dive deep into the health impacts of dietary carbs, and the health benefits of low carbs. We also delve into the technical challenges of producing low carb kibble and touch on the upcoming class action lawsuit against Hills Pet Nutrition and the debate over diet and canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). 
  • 39 min read
In this episode of the Pet Nutrition Show, Amanda and Dr Anna interview Ashraf El Sharkawy, co-founder of Proteina, a pet food company in Egypt. They discuss the use of insect protein, what's changing with pets and pet parents, as well as the pet food industry in Egypt. Dr Anna talks about the difference between food-derived tryptophan and supplements for aiding with pet anxiety. She wraps up with a Felafel Roll for Dogs!
  • 16 min read

This episode of The Pet Nutrition Show is a bit different. It involves an inheritance, a legacy, an interpreter, students from orphan backgrounds in Vietnam and pet food.

We interview co-founders of Googaga, a pet food company in Vietnam that makes cat pate, supports cat rescues around the country, and came into being after a series of English language lessons.

Dr Anna also doubles down on eggshells: should they be used as a 'supplement' and using them in a delicious recipe for Dr Anna's Vegemite Eggshell Biscuits.

  • 14 min read
In this episode of The Pet Nutrition Show, we're talking kelp, meal worms, and fibre bound phenolics. We interview special guest Benjamin Armenjon, the Managing Director of European seaweed product pioneers Oceanium and previously, the GM of Ynsect, a leading meal worm producer. Anna also talks about the differences between fibre-bound phenolics and free antioxidants in terms of solubility and bioavailability. And she shares the most gourmet food hack ever...
  • 18 min read

In this episode of the Pet Nutrition Show, hosts Amanda and Dr. Anna delve into the world of algae...and the algae-based products, finding their way into pet food.

The episode features an interview with Anthony Jacobs from Green Blue Health, who shares insights on the nutritional advantages and sustainability of algae-based omega-3 sources compared to traditional fish oils.

Additionally, they explore Algumin, a marine polysaccharide product, its impacts on pet health, and interesting findings on faecal consistency in dogs.

  • 18 min read
This week Amanda interviews Dr. Nicki Sluczanowski, an Australian vet who's the head vet at petgood, to learn about her journey into insect-based pet nutrition and the company's mission and products.

They dive into the nutritional and sustainability advantages of using Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) in pet diets, debunk myths around raw and meat-based diets, and discuss ongoing research on the beneficial properties of BSFL. 

Dr Anna also answers a question about chocolate for dogs - it is Easter, after all! She also unveils one of the simplest food hacks you'll find - honey - and shares why it's good nutritionally. 

  • 16 min read

In this Pet Nutrition Show episode, Dr. Anna Sutton and Amanda Falconer dive deeper into the world of bugs in pet food - specifically the Black Soldier Fly.

They continue the conversation on how and why insects are being used in pet nutrition, with Martin Pike, the CEO and co-founder Viridian Renewable Technology, an Australian company making protein from insects, and specifically the black solider fly larvae (BSFL).

They cover how insect protein could help dogs with kidney problems because it's high in calcium and low in phosphorous. They also discuss how bugs in pet food might improve gut health, make chicken eggs better, and surprisingly, how pets love the taste! Plus, farming insects for food is good for the planet and the wallet.

  • 16 min read

In this Pet Nutrition Show episode, Dr. Anna Sutton and Amanda Falconer dive deep into the world of bugs in pet food - specifically the Black Soldier Fly.

They kick-start a series on how and why insects are being used in pet nutrition, and chat with Martin Pike, the CEO and co-founder Viridian Renewable Technology, an Australian company making protein from insects, and specifically the black solider fly larvae (BSFL). They explore how his team breeds flies for food, the shocking reality of food waste in Australia and the role insects could play in tackling the problem. Plus, they dig into the nutritional perks of serving up BSFL-based grub to our furry friends. Wrapping up, Dr. Anna shares a genius hack for using salmon skins in pet meals.

  • 17 min read

In this episode, Dr. Anna Sutton and co-host Amanda discuss an interesting topic: the use of food waste in pet food.

While we all strive to minimise our own food waste, the food industry faces a different kind of challenge - dealing with vast amounts of waste on an industrial scale. Today, we dive into the innovative ways one leading company, Kagome, is turning food waste, specifically carrot pulp and tomato skin and seed, into valuable ingredients for pet food. 

Dr. Sutton also discusses the benefits of chia seeds in dog diets and gives you your own carrot and tomato food hack.

  • 18 min read

In this episode of the Pet Nutrition Show, hosts Amanda Falconer and Dr. Anna Sutton dive into processing and the impact that has on nutrition and quality. The results may surprise you!

They also discuss the importance of variety in pet food, rotating between protein sources and meal formats.

  • 20 min read

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