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Talkin' Pets News

June 27, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jay Stutz - Animal Planet - Good Dog U

Producer - Kayla Cavanaugh

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Melissa Stewart author of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS: ICK! Delightfully Disgusting Animal Dinners, Dwellings and Defenses will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 6/27/20 at 5pm ET to discuss & give away her new book

Joe Roetheli, founder of Pets Best Life & Yummy Combs will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 6/27/20 at 630pm ET to discuss and give away his company's first & new product

DR. KURT VENATOR, DVM – Chief Veterinary Officer, Purina will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 6/27/20 at 730pm ET to discuss VETERINARIAN REVEALS BREAKTHROUGH APPROACH TO MANAGING CAT ALLERGENS WHILE HOME


"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

Marc Ching PetStaurant, consulting pet issues

PetStaurant owner Marc Ching draws on his background as a fourth-generation Japanese herbalist and holistic nutritionist to bring sick cats and dogs back to good health. Meanwhile, staff help patrons select from food prepared in-house or from about two dozen brands of healthy food and snacks — gluten-free, organic, and hypoallergenic. Dogs play in their own room or follow their owners around the small Sherman Oaks shop.

As the lead nutritionist, Marc brings eastern medical methodologies and homeopathic healing of animal ailments through healthful individualized real food diets. Marc creates species appropriate meals for both dogs and cats, understanding the anatomy of animals and how their bodies process and absorb nutrients. His belief and culture, a presence which has become the corner stone of the company – is that our pets are a part of our family.

“Many people who drive by think we are a pet store. We do sell pet products, but mostly we are an Animal Nutritional Center.” Marc states, “The majority of people whom come here are patients, who have found us through referral and the fact that they have been from vet to vet, and have been unable to find relief for their pet. Things like digestive issues, kidney failure, especially food allergies.”

Marc’s belief is that medication is not a cure. Most veterinarians only provide a band aid, whereas he and the PetStaurant use dietary changes, herbs, and homeopathy to cure ailments and help animals suffering from diseases.

“We see an overwhelming amount of people coming through our doors trying to find relief for their dogs itching or reoccurring ear infections. Yearly we see thousands of dogs with these so called Allergies. For the owners whom listen and actually follow what we say, we have a 100% cure rate.”

The PetStaurant is a company that not only makes Organic Pet Food, but a place where Animal Nutrition, Wellness, and Prevention is of primary focus. Not only does Marc work to help people that have pets find the right foods for specific ailments, but Marc also teaches people how to cook and prepare meals for their pets. In addition to this, Marc provides Hospice service free of charge to hundreds of Los Angeles pet owners around his store.

“I teach people how to take care of not only of their healthy animals, but when animals are sick. Many people do not know what to expect, or how to handle specific disease associated incidents when they happen.” The PetStaurant provides a Free Service, and has a 24 hour free hotline where people can ask Marc for help and seek correct answers to situations as they arise. “Over the years I have become the primary care giver to thousands of animals and their families across the country.”

At the PetStaurant, the founding philosophy the company centers itself on is one of wellness and the health of animals. Marc states, “We can help you, and guarantee results. We promise hope, and can show you a better way in regards to helping your dog or cat. Medication is not always a cure, and for many animals – it is just a band aid. But there is hope and power in education, and a better way of life through love.”

Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation

The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on rescuing and rehabilitating severely abused animals. Founded by Nutritionist and Herbalist Marc Ching, the foundation specializes in abuse and neglect cases. Ching rescues them, providing full rehabilitation services, then works to find them perfect homes.

What makes AHWF different from other rescues out there is the animals it takes in are not pound animals or strays, but animals that have been abused or severely beaten for years. The organization finds these animals through other organizations and a network of people whom inform of these abuse situations. AHWF goes into the streets and even into gang territory to rescue and save the animals, and then spend months rehabilitating them. Once they are healthy and fully adoptable, they are brought to the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation in Sherman Oaks, where they stay until they find their forever home.


In addition to saving domestic animals, Ching travels to China and Korea to save dogs from the meat trade and transport the dogs to the U.S. and find them forever homes. When they arrive, there are foster homes lined up for the dogs where they can recover and rehabilitate until they are healthy and can be matched with their perfect, forever, home.   Ching is also working with authorities in China in order to make it criminal to abuse dogs for the meat trade and they are doing work here in the U.S. to stop the illegal dog meat trade.

On his first trip to China, Marc left America without a plan, without knowing anyone in the country and without a hotel reservation. He came only with a bag and a ticket and a desire to save animals from abuse. China continues to have a dog meat and fur trade and general societal views of animals in the country are vastly different from America. While Ching understands you cannot tell a country who does not have the same value system as America to love dogs, he can plant the seed and let the dogs soften their hearts. In time he is certain there will no longer be a society that eats them and no longer bashes in their skulls because their lives will now hold meaning.

By talking to people on the streets, Ching has discovered slaughterhouses and puppy mills and animals that need saving. While on his journey he found the Little Flower Orphanage and created a partnership with them to utilize their farm for the first dog sanctuary in Bejjing. In return, Ching pays the orphans to take care of the dogs, and trains them to nurture the animals back to health so that they may be adopted locally, with the most horrific cases being flown back home to Los Angeles to the Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation.


Ching also works to connect abused animals with human crime and abuse victims. It is his mission to connect these victims of crimes with human victims of similar crimes. The belief is that no one will be more understanding of the suffering then someone who lived through it. One survivor sums it up like this, “I am not a victim. I am an Animal Hope and Wellness miracle. I am the truth and proof behind the fact that dogs can rescue humans. Today - life spared me.”

Social service experts join ASPCA team as part of holistic approach
to reduce number of animals in jeopardy of becoming cruelty victims
NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has expanded its Cruelty Intervention Advocacy (CIA) program with the addition of a social worker and a caseworker who will work alongside animal response professionals to provide critical resources to pet owners who find themselves and their animals in unstable situations.
The CIA program, which launched in April 2010, helps address situations where, without intervention, animals in New York City would be in jeopardy of becoming cruelty victims. The innovative initiative operates within the ASPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement department and proactively addresses animal hoarding as well as other situations created when pet owners cannot adequately care for their animals due to either a lack of financial resources or other circumstances, such as domestic violence situations, medical or mental health challenges.
“In order to tackle the root causes of animal suffering and provide long-term, sustainable change, the human element must be addressed on a very personalized level,” said Stacy Wolf, vice president and chief counsel of the ASPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement and Legal Advocacy departments. “By working directly with individuals who are open to receiving help, we believe we can impact a large number of animals over a prolonged period of time and prevent cases of cruelty that stem from neglect.”
Collectively, the CIA team works with pet owners to ensure that their animals are properly cared for through education, spay/neuter services and routine follow-ups. The social worker will focus on creating field assessments that encompass mental health, substance abuse, environmental and object hoarding components in order to gain a better understanding of how to approach a particular intervention. The caseworker will be responsible for the long-term monitoring of cases to ensure that situations do not regress, and for formulating individual case action plans utilizing social service agencies.
“A lot of what we do involves building trust and relationships, and helping the people we work with understand that our goal is to help both them and their animals,” added Allison Cardona, director of the CIA program. “What we’re seeing from this approach is less recidivism and significant improvements in people’s behavior over time.”
Since its inception, the CIA program has assisted nearly 4,000 animals in New York City that would likely have otherwise become victims of neglect. This includes providing spay/neuter services for over 700 animals. All CIA cases are closely monitored so that if a situation deteriorates, the case can be referred to Humane Law Enforcement agents.
To report suspected hoarding situations or other instances where animals may be in jeopardy, the ASPCA encourages the public to contact its Humane Law Enforcement department at 877-THE-ASPCA (843-2772) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Outside of New York City, individuals should contact their local humane organization or police department.
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Written by Pittsburgh resident and accomplished veterinarian Dr. Doug Knueven, a pioneer in holistic pet care,The Holistic Health Guide: Natural Care for the Whole Dog ($21.95; Hardcover) demystifies the subject of holistic medicine, helping readers choose among treatments and options that may best suit the needs of their dog.

“Dr. Doug” explains how the holistic approach to veterinary care addresses the whole animal: body, mind and spirit. Chapters detailing the numerous benefits, tips and advice for common holistic treatments include natural nutrition; the latest information on vaccinations; herbal medicine; massage therapies; acupuncture and chiropractic therapies; plus homeopathic and other alternative therapies. This comprehensive illustrated guide concludes with a valuable resource section.

Practical and easy-to-use, The Holistic Health Guide is a must read for people who love their dogs and want them to live long, healthy lives.  www.tfh.com