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Talkin' Pets News

September 28, 2019

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Anne Lampru - Animal Alternatives

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Clive Wynne, author of "Dog is Love" will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 9/28/19 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away his new book

Bobby Bones, musician, author, mentor of American Idol and last year's winner of Dancing with the Stars, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 9/28/19 at 630pm ET to discuss our Nation's Veteran Heroes and service dogs through dogchow.com/service

Talkin' Pets News

September 15, 2018

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Anne Lampru - Animal Alternatives - Tampa Bay

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Social Media / Executive Producer - Bob page

Special Guests - John Gerstenberger from WARE Pet Products will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 9/15/18 at 5pm EST to discuss their line of chicken products and more

Jerry Grymek - Doggie Concierge at Hotel Penn NYC will join Jon and Talkin' Pets at 630pm EST


"Yin & Yang Nutrition for Dogs"
-A Natural Approach to Pet Health-

Home cooking for your dog may sound extravagant, but the key to good health is proper nutrition and pets are no exception. Canned, processed pet food has been directly linked to poor pet health and the truth is processed foods are just as bad for pets as they are for humans.Luckily, making food for your dog doesn’t have to be complicated or costly! In her new book,Yin & Yang Nutrition for Dogs,holistic veterinarian, Dr. Judy Morgan will show you easy, whole food recipes to keep your dog naturally healthy (and off medication.)


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Yin & Yang Nutrition for Dogs: Maximizing Health With Whole Foods, Not Drugsis the ultimate health and wellness guide every dog owner needs to have.

This book details the importance of pet nutrition, and shows how to use food therapy to keep your dog naturally healthy. Author and holistic veterinarian, Dr. Judy Morgan has a passion for healing her patients with whole foods, minimizing medications and chemicals, allowing the body to heal from within. In this book she offers a variety of different menus options and easy-to-follow recipes that can be customized for your dog's specific health issues and even their personality type!




While many pet owners like the idea of feeding their dogs a natural, whole foods diet, the logistics and cost of doing so can be overwhelming. This book is an easy-to-use and fun resource that proves cooking for your pet doesn't have to be costly or time consuming.Why should you prepare food for your pets? It’s simple. The pet food industry has let you down. Today it is widely known and accepted that diet and nutrition is linked to good health for humans but the vet industry has yet to catch up. Since the advent of processed food for pets, the pandemic of degenerative health problems has escalated in dogs and cats. People have depended on the pet food industry to provide wholesome nutrition to keep their pets healthy. Pet food labels often include words likeholistic, natural, andhuman grade; but in reality, ingredients are often waste products from the human food industry or rendered meals from diseased animal carcasses. The pet food industry has spent millions of advertising and teaching dollars to convince veterinarians and the pet-owning public that the only way to provide a complete diet is to feed processed industrial food....but the truth is, processed foods are just as bad for pets as they are for humans."If your dog is eating a prescription diet recommended by your veterinarian you are most likely paying a lot for a product that is not optimal for your pet,"says Judy Morgan, DVM, who operates two veterinary hospitals in New Jersey that offer an integrative approach to pet care combining holistic medicine with traditional western techniques.In this book, Dr. Morgan offers tips and interesting information on animal health and wellness that is useful for any pet owner. Dr. Morgan shows pet owners how to determine the right ingredients and quantities based on their pets’ health, condition, and behavior. The language is understandable without being over simplified and the book includes a wealth of photographs making the recipes easy-to-follow.

"Yin & Yang Nutrition for Dogs is a dog nutrition Bible for anyone who wants to keep their dog in peak condition. While there are a number of websites dedicated to whole and raw food canine diets, this is the most detailed and information-rich resource I’ve encountered."

-Jack Magnus, Amazon Reviewer



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Dr. Judy Morgan is a nationally renowned author, speaker, and holistic veterinarian best known forhealing her patients with whole foods, minimizing medications and chemicals, allowing the body to heal from within.Dr. Morganhas received critical acclaim in the veterinary industry for integrating Eastern and Western medicine in her two award-winning veterinary practices in New Jersey.She is the author of three books on holistic pet care including the recently released titleYin & Yang, a holistic cookbook for dogs.  An active speaker and blogger, Morgan's social media sites reach millions of pet owners worldwide. Dr, Morgan is Chief Veterinary Medical Officer for Monkey's House Senior Dog Hospice and works with rescue groups for homeless dogs.

For More Information Visit: www.drjudymorgan.com

“Celebrity Vet” Dr. Jeff Werber Gives Tips to Show Your Pet You Care During “Pet Appreciation Week”


Along with unconditional love, cats have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to their owners.June 4-10 is Pet Appreciation Week, a perfect time to show our furry friends how much they mean to us. Join celebrity vet Dr. Jeff Werber for advice on effective ways to bond with your four-legged friends, including nutritional best practices for lifelong health. 


For more than 30 years, veterinarian and pet parenting specialist Dr. Jeff Werber, A.K.A. “Doc Hollywood,” has been caring for the pets of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.


Dr. Jeff Werber is frequently seen on the nation’s top news and talk shows educating and enlightening pet parents on everything from basic pet care and nutrition to abnormal behavior and prevention of disease. An Emmy-Award winner, Dr. Jeff works hard at his mission to strengthen the "Human-Companion Animal Bond." Dr. Jeff has been an expert guest on TV news and talk shows, and many people would also remember him from his days hosting Petcetera on Animal Planet and Lassie’s Pet Vet on PBS. Dubbed a “Celebrity Vet” by The Hollywood Reporter, he cares for furry friends of Hollywood's biggest stars and also dedicates his time to several animal welfare and rescue organizations.

Media Release: 14 April 2016
Is your pup fighting to feel better? Your dog's skin problems, ear infections, bowel issues, obesity, seizures, and bladder issues can often be treated by changing the type of ingredients, calories, or moisture in your dog's diet.
The Dog Diet Answer Book helps dog owners better understand their dog's dietary needs and what ingredients to feed them. With this practical guide, veterinarian Greg Martinez helps you: Diagnose common health problems; Decipher ingredient labels; Feed your dog beneficial nutrients; Identify common allergens; Understand the difference between types of dog foods and diets; Make home-cooked meals and treats for your dog; Decide when to purchase high-quality commercial dog food or add healthy human food, oils, raw food, or home cooking to your pet's diet and much more!
The Dog Diet Answer Book
Author: Greg Martinez, DVM
Format: Softbound, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781592337026
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Size: 7 x 9
Published: May 1, 2016
Price: $22.99

For A Healthy Pet

Petchup Nutritional Condiments are created to enhance the well-being of your pet. As a savory condiment sauce, our  products are crafted to provide a significant daily nutritional benefit. All of our ingredients are natural food-grade and represent the finest quality available. When you use Petchup Nutritional Condiments on your pet’s food, you are providing an extra level of care to ensure their everyday well-being is the best it can be.

A host of superb ingredients, vitamins, minerals and nutrients are added to filtered water for superior moisture for those pets needing hydration. Obligate carnivores (animals that get most of their hydration through what they eat, primarily cats) receive this extra benefit through the condiment composition. Petchup Nutritional Condiments give young pets great energy and older pets new lease on life. Try our fun flavors on your best furry friends:

(PETCHUP (beef)MUTTSTARD (salmon)BARK B-Q (pork) and MUTT-N-AISE (turkey) for dogs.  CATCHUP (salmon) and MEOWSTARD (turkey) for cats.


Easy To Use

Giving your pet a daily nutrition pill can be a real challenge? No reason to torture your pet by sticking pills in their mouth and holding it shut hoping they swallow them. Some wrap it in cheese or other “treat” disguise only to watch their furry friend eat around it and spit the pill out. Petchup Nutritional Condiments contain plenty of nutritional benefits in an easy pour application. You’re literally giving them the benefits of many nutritional enhancements in one delicious sauce. This is the one they will gladly eat up!

If you are giving your pet some medications, Petchup Nutritional condiments are a great way to get it into your pet. Grind up tablets or coat them, you’ll see your pet gladly eat it. NO MORE SHOCK OF STUFFING PILLS DOWN THEIR THROAT!

It’s A Tasty Treat

Many people have trouble getting their pet to finish a meal. Their pet may be picky or just bored. Some owners try to entice their pet by using cheese, table scraps or even by using real ketchup or barbeque sauce, which is full of sugar and other stuff! Petchup Nutritional Condiments have a taste and zest that pets love and has been proven to keep tails wagging to the last crumb. Most owners report their pet licks the corners of the bowl clean after each meal.

For pets on restricted diets or medicated veterinary preparations, Petchup Nutritional Condiments make these foods much more palatable and interesting with no sugar and low calories. That’s good news!

A Compelling Value

You could spend many dollars on individual products that Petchup Nutritional Condiments contain. It’s easy to spend at least $10 per month on the daily benefits of glucosamine. Then factor in omega 3, prebiotic and other vitamin supplements and you could spend well over $50 per month – and that’s being conservative. Petchup dog products are priced at less than $8.00 per bottle, cat for less than $7.00. One can last you up to a month. It gives you a healthy and happy pet with a yearly savings of around $400? That’s a real value!

Have you ever considered changing your usual dry food for one with better nutrition only to find that premium bag adds another $20-$40 on top of what you normally spend? Petchup products can save you money when added to your current food. Imagine adding a bottle of Petchup, for less than $8.00 to your regular food while equaling the nutrition of the more expensive brand. Result? You’ll increase your pet’s daily nutrition while saving money.

That is Happy and Healthy - a Real Win-Win!Use it at every meal or intermittently as a treat

Made from Natural Food-Grade nutritional ingredients
 Zesty flavors that your pet(s) will love
Incredible value; stays fresh for a long period (45 days once opened) when stored in the fridge
Made with essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

No artificial colors or flavors added.


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Bravo® Issues Nationwide Recall of Pet Food for Dogs and Cats


Manchester, CT – Bravo is recalling select lots and product(s) of Bravo Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

However, healthy cats and dogs rarely become sick from Listeria. Animals ill with Listeria will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans. People who have concerns about whether their pet has Listeria should contact their veterinarian.

The recalled product was distributed nationwide to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (best used by date) printed on the side of the plastic tube or on a label on the box. 

The recalled products are as follows:

1) These products are being recalled because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Product: Raw Food Diet BRAVO! BEEF BLEND for DOGS and CATS (Made in New Zealand)

All 2 lb., 5 lb., and 10 lb. tubes

Product Numbers: 52-102, 52-105, 52-110

Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

Product: BRAVO! Balance Premium Turkey Formula(Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)

3 lb. box with (12) 4oz. burgers

Product Number:  31-401

Best Used By Dates:  1/07/16 and 2/11/16

2) These products are being recalled out of an abundance of caution because while they did not test positive for pathogens, they were manufactured in the same manufacturing facility or on the same day as products that did test positive. 

Product: Raw Food Diet BRAVO! LAMB BLEND for DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)

All 2 lb., 5 lb., and 10 lb. tubes

Product Numbers: 42-102, 42-105, 42-110

Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier


Product: Raw Food Diet BRAVO! LAMB BASIC for DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)

2 lb. tubes

Product Number: 42-202

Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

Product: Raw Food Diet BRAVO! Beef & Beef Heart for DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)

5 lb. tubes

Product Number: 53-130

Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier


Product: Raw Food Diet BRAVO! 100% PURE & NATURAL PREMIUM GRASS-FED BUFFALO for dogs and cats (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)

NET WT 2 lb. (32 oz.) .91 kg. (tubes)

Product Number: 72-222

Best Used By Date: 1/07/16

Product:  Bravo! Turkey Balance Formula (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)

NET WT 2 lb. (32 oz.) .91 kg., Chub (tube)

Product Number: 31-402

Best Used By Dates:  1/07/16 and 2/11/16

NET WT 5 lb. (80 oz.) 2.3 kg., Chub (tube)

Product Number: 31-405

Best Used By Dates: 1/07/16 and 2/11/16

Product: Raw Food Diet BRAVO! LAMB BLEND for DOGS AND CATS (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)

5 lb. (80 oz.) 2.3 kg., Chub (tube)

Product Number:  42-105

Best Used By Date:  2/11/16

This voluntary recall has been issued because the FDA has reported an independent lab detected the bacteria in a sample during a recent review. The company has received a limited number of reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products. The company has received no reports of human illness as a result of these products.     

Bravo discontinued all manufacturing in New Zealand on October 10, 2013. Bravo will immediately start working with distributors and retailers to properly dispose of any affected product left on freezer shelves. The company will also be announcing the recall to pet owners to ensure they dispose of any affected product that has been purchased.

Bravo is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement. 

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should dispose of this product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle). They can return to the store where purchased and submit the Product Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo website www.bravopetfoods.com for a full refund or store credit. More information on the Bravo recall can also be found at www.bravopetfoods.com, or call toll free (866) 922-9222.



New premium canned dinners are specifically designed to support health and vitality of carnivorous critters

WHEELING, IL (August 14, 2013) Evanger’s is thrilled to announce the launch of an entirely new line of pet food designed specifically for ferrets. Using the same human-grade, USA-sourced ingredients from its trusted lines of dog and cat foods, Evanger’s for Ferrets features premium meat-based nutrition for a more natural diet.

“We are excited to extend our reach into small animal nutrition,” said Holly Sher, President of Evanger’s. “Because ferrets are obligate carnivores with a notably short digestive tract, our high quality, easily digestible meats are a natural fit for an optimum ferret diet.”

Ferrets often imprint on their first food after weaning, establishing it as the only food it will eat. That trait makes it crucial to provide a food meeting the nutritional requirements a ferret demands. While the average lifespan of a domesticated ferret is five years, they can survive up to 20 years with the correct diet.

Dry ferret foods on the market typically contain less protein and fat than Evanger's for Ferrets. While some of the protein in dry food is derived from vegetable or fruit ingredients, Evanger's protein is entirely meat based with added taurine.

Evanger's for Ferrets meets nutritional demands by using the maximum amount of meat, and completing the diet with egg, vitamins and chelated minerals for a truly natural diet.

MADE IN THE USA in the kitchens of Evanger’s, each complete and balanced ferret dinner is cooked in an individual can to retain its juicy flavor and nutrition. Available in chicken, beef and turkey, these moist, meaty meals offer superior taste and bioavailability, while supporting the unique nutritional needs of these carnivorous critters.

Evanger’s for Ferrets is available in Chicken, Beef and Turkey

About Evanger’s
Founded in 1935, Evanger's Dog & Cat Food Company is the only privately-held, family-owned and operated pet food cannery in the United States. Dedicated to improving the health, length, and quality of life of pets through wholesome, hand-packed nutrition, Evanger’s has NEVER been involved in a recall, voluntary or mandatory, throughout its 78-year history. Made in the USA, in the kitchen of Evanger’s, each farm-fresh food ingredient is not only made and sourced in the United States, but also hand collected daily from human-grade USDA inspected facilities. 90% of ingredients are sourced within 50 miles of the Illinois plant, and are used within 24 hours. Evanger’s is committed to its partnership with independent pet retailers. 
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Dog Food Recalled Due To Toxin, Doctors Urge Caution KANSAS CITY – Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are urging people to stop using and return or discard certain bags of Hy-Vee dog food after the company issued a voluntary recall throughout the Midwest Friday. According to a press release issued by Hy-Vee Inc., the company is recalling certain bags of Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition, and Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Bites, Bones & Squares, after random routine testing performed by the Iowa Department of Agriculture found higher-than-normal levels of alflatoxin in some samples of the food. The food was produced at a Kansas City plant operated by Pro-Pet LLC., according to the release. Alflatoxin is a naturally occurring toxic chemical contaminant found commonly in corn and other foods that has been linked to liver damage. Altogether, the products were distributed to customers located in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin between Oct. 26, 2012 and jan. 11, 2013. People who have the recalled product should return or discard it immediately. Symptoms of aflatoxin poisoning include vomiting, bloody diarrhea, lethargy, fever and yellowish eyes. If you notice your dog experiencing any of these, contact your veterinarian immediately. “If you notice your pet is not acting right, take him or her to your family veterinarian as soon as possible,” said Dr. Jeff Dennis, a board-certified specialist in veterinary internal medicine, and co-founder of BluePearl. “Of course, if it is an after-hours emergency, we would be glad to help at any one of our locations.” The following products are subject to the recall: Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition (Green Bag) – 34-lb. UPC: 07545005647 Lot # ending with: 29812KC “Best By” Date: 11/24/13 Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition (Green Bag) – 8-lb UPC: 07545005667 Lot # ending with: 29812KC “Best By” Date: 11/24/13 Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition (Green Bag) – 4.4-lb. UPC: 07545005665 Lot # ending with: 29812KC “Best By” Date: 11/24/13 Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition (Green Bag) – 4.4-lb. UPC: 07545005665 Lot # ending with: 29912KC “Best By” Date: 11/25/13 Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Bites, Bones & Squares (Yellow Bag) – 20-lb. UPC: 07545005680 Lot # ending with: 29312KC “Best By” Date: 11/19/13 Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Bites, Bones & Squares (Yellow Bag) – 4.4-lb. UPC: 07545005560 Lot # ending with: 29312KC “Best By” Date: 11/19/13 About BluePearl Veterinary Partners Formed in 2008, BluePearl Veterinary Partners is headquartered in Tampa, Fla., and employs more than 1,200 people including approximately 250 veterinarians. BluePearl hospitals are referral-only and don’t provide primary care. Most BluePearl hospitals offer 24-hour emergency care services. BluePearl is one of the world’s principal providers of approved veterinary residency and internship educational programs. BluePearl also participates in and conducts clinical trials to study the effectiveness of new drugs and treatments, which give clients access to cutting-edge medicine not yet commercially available and improves the quality of care delivered to our patients.

Arlington, TX (November 1, 2012) - Making sure a pet maintains a nutrient-rich diet that is portioned appropriately for its breed and activity level is just one important element of pet care that contributes to a healthier life for a four-legged loved one. Petmate’s newest feeder, the Portion Right™ food dispenser, provides an innovative way for pet owners to address the need for portioning dry food while making meal time convenient by combining storage, precise measuring and serving into one thoughtfully engineered pet feeding solution.

Available now at pet specialty retailers, the patent-pending Portion Right is the first of its kind, featuring an easy-turn knob that dispenses precise portions of dry pet food from a 10-pound storage reservoir. Busy pet owners will enjoy the simplicity this product brings to feeding time, needing only to fill it occasionally instead of scooping or pouring food for every meal. Because the feeder does not dispense food until the knob is turned, pet owners can avoid the grazing and overfeeding that often leads to pet obesity, an increasing problem pervading both dog and cat households in the United States.

Practiced in conjunction with a nutritious, age-appropriate diet and regular exercise, portion control contributes to overall pet health, helping to minimize the negative side effects of over-eating, including weight gain and associated chronic diseases. The feeder, which joins Petmate’s large selection of feeding and watering products ranging from basic bowls to electronic programmable feeders, can be purchased for $44.99 at select retailers in time for the holidays.

Committed to the wellbeing of pets and the world they live in, Petmate is the trusted authority in smart solutions for devoted pet parents and discerning retailers alike. Sound advice and high quality products that are innovative, safe, practical and fun are Petmate hallmarks, as shown in our complete lines of: kennels, dog houses, bedding, litter maintenance, feeding and watering solutions, toys, collars and leads, and pet accessories. At Petmate, we are driven to create a healthy, happy life for your pets and ours. Petmate products can be found at pet supply stores nationwide. Call 1-877-PETMATE or visit www.petmate.com for more information.-------------------


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