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THE PET NUTRITION SHOW

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
In this episode of the Pet Nutrition Show, Amanda and Dr. Anna Sutton speak with Laura Ward, a renowned pet nutritionist from the UK. They explore key components of a balanced diet for dogs and cats, focusing on proteins, fats, fibres, vitamins, minerals, and water.
  • 15 min read

In this episode of The Pet Nutrition Show, hosts Dr. Anna Sutton and Amanda discuss vegan diets for pets and their impact on the environment, and pet's health, plus digestibility explained and a food hack with carrots.

They talk with Australian vet and academic, Dr Andrew Knight, about the environmental implications of shifting pets to vegan diets, and what it does to their health.

They also discuss what biologically appropriate really means, whether being an obligate carnivore means cats need to actually eat meat, and some surprising results around longer lives.

The episode wraps up with a simple, healthy food hack featuring carrots.

  • 21 min read
Is your dog more polluting than your car? Is that cheap dry dog food better for the environment than that expensive fresh food you just had delivered? And just how much of an impact does dog food have on the environment? We find out, in the first episode of the Pet Nutrition Show with Amanda and Dr. Anna.
  • 18 min read

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