Hello Pups and Kittens this week we're so lucky to share the next 80 minutes with an amazing women. We have the pleassure of talking with the President/CEO of Dr. Harvey's. Here's xome information about Dr Harvey's

As a pioneer and the very first companion animal food producer in the ultra-natural and all-natural category of pet food, the team at Dr. Harvey’s has dedicated itself over the past three decades to a powerful vision: helping guardians give their companion animals a better, healthier, happier, longer and more fulfilling life.

And to bring that special vision to life, we produce the finest all-natural foods, treats, herbal supplements and herbal grooming aids for dogs, cats and birds. We proudly follow the principles of a fresh, organic, holistic, natural and top quality nutrition – which means our products contain absolutely no added chemicals, no preservatives, and no synthetic additives or coloring agents. We believe that companion animals should be fed fresh whole foods and proteins, and that “health begins in the kitchen!”

Quite simply, our healthy products give companion animals the nutrition they need to achieve optimal health, avoid the ailments caused by processed “pet foods,” maintain a strong immune system, and increase their lifespan.

And just as valuably, our wholesome products give guardians the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they’re doing the “right thing” for their beloved companion animal, and playing an active role in their enhanced health and longer life.

Other key features that define us as a company include:

  • We use only the highest quality products with no processed ingredients of any kind.
  • Our food helps lower our customer’s veterinarian bills.
  • We produce all of our products right here in the United States.
  • Our foods have helped companion animals dramatically recover from conditions such as skin allergies, cancer, kidney and liver problems, chronic digestive issues, IBS, chronic diarrhea, bad breath and more.
  • We’re a family owned and operated, and never lose sight of our vision.
  • We’ve helped 1000’s of companion animals reclaim and maintain vibrant health.
  • We never compromise on quality – period!
  • We offer the very best customer service.
  • We love and care about your companion animal in the same way that you do!

About Dr. Harvey's

Dr. Harvey’s Healthy Formulations makes fine health food & safe all-natural care products for companion animals. We believe your Dogs, Cats, Birds, and Horses deserve the very best. Our products include all natural foods, chemical free grooming essentials, nutritious treats and chews, and essential vitamins and supplements to keep your animal companions healthy and happy.

When you choose Dr. Harvey’s you and your companion animal benefit from 30+ years of research and experience that has made countless pets live long and happy lives eating all natural, whole foods. We’re always ready to answer your questions and all of our products are made here in the USA.


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July 22, 2017

Hello Pups and Kittens and welcome back to The Groomer Next Door Podcast. This is episode 182 with Daniel Orrego. This is going to be an instant classic because Daniel is intellegent, he's doing amazing work, and you're going to learn so much. With that said let's learn a bot about KetoPet.

Daniel Orrego, President, KPS

Pursuing a metabolic approach to addressing cancer using nutrition as a central pillar for disease intervention, offers a tremendous benefit, in that it does no harm. In collaboration with Veterinarians, Oncologists and Research Scientists, we continue to validate the anti-cancer effects of nutritional ketosis

Human-Grade Cancer Therapy for Dogs

Right now, on a 53-acre plot of land outside Austin, Texas, we at KetoPet Sanctuary (KPS) are doing something incredible. This isn’t your typical canine rescue facility. KPS goes out of its way to rescue dogs with incurable, terminal cancer. Our goal isn’t to provide hospice-like treatment for terminal dogs – of course we care for and love the animals, but instead of writing off the canine companions to their fate, we at KPS provide groundbreaking cancer therapy. We’ve been doing this since October of 2014 and the results are astounding. Plus, we guarantee each dog will have a loving forever home, for life.

Our Protocol

At KPS, we feed dogs a high-fat, adequate protein, and low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet for all of our canines while they are at the facility. Most nutritional protocols rely on faith, lacking objective metrics from which the diet can be analyzed. However, unlike other diets, the ketogenic diet is one type of nutritional protocol that can be assessed by examining blood glucose and ketone levels. By definition, a ketogenic diet is any diet that produces ketones, so we use blood metrics to determine the efficacy of the diet.

We also control the dogs’ calories to get their bodyfat levels to where we want them to be. In addition to the diet, we use state-of-the-art diagnostics for validation for the state of cancer. We spare no expense and use the diagnostic tools that physicians use to examine humans. This allows us to see where the tumor sites are, what the glucose uptake is in the cancer cells, and how effectively our protocol is reversing cancer. PET/CT scans give us a very strong indicator of these metrics, and we have very tight tracks on the status of cancer in each dog.

Our Sanctuary

Our facility is located in Georgetown, Texas, which is located 27 miles north of downtown Austin. We have a huge, 53-acre plot of land with an outdoor dog park, built-in miniature water park, and an inside play and living area that includes a big-screen TV with surround sound.


  • Ketogenic Diet

    High fat, low carbohydrate, and adequate protein diet

  • Metabolic Conditioning (METCON)

    strenuous physical exercise

  • PET/CT Scanning

    Diagnostic nuclear imagery at 0, 60, and 120 days

  • World-class Care

    Daily monitoring by in-house veterinarians and veterinary technicians

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

    Dogs are treated with HBOT therapy, which has been shown to successfully reduce the size of tumors.




July 8, 2017

Hello Pups and Kittens, Welcome back to The Groomer Next Door. This week Brandon Zavala (Founder of Apollo Peak Pet Beverages) returns to the podcast. We have a lot of catching up to do. We have to discuss Shark Tank, the growth of Apollo Peak Pet Beverages, and much more. For anyone unfamilur with Apollo Peak here's alittle bit of information.

Our Story

Apollo Peak, Inc. was developed to create fine snack beverages that we like to call Cat Wine and Dog Wine for our feline and canine friends. We are animal lovers just like you, and our story is a long and fun one, to which we've shared some of our memories here. We currently strive to make a product that not only satisfies your pet's interest, but is safe and non-harmful to your special friends. 
Our "pet wine" creation started like any other radical idea...a product designed to help bridge the social divide between humans and their pets. Our initial thoughts were, "Why not share a drink with our canine and feline friends?  We spend so much time with them that they are slowly becoming humans too, right?" In doing this, we wanted to make sure we make a product derived from all organic and natural ingredients. It's been a difficult ride, but that has stayed true to this day and we will always keep to our promise to make a quality and fun product that we would give our own pets at home. Hence, we coined Made with Love on our bottles.

Cat Wine and Dog Wine has became our passion as we continue to innovate and create more and more unique flavors designed for all types of cats and dogs. We invite you to follow our journey on social media and help our pet community grow together.


The CharDOGnay

The finest canine snack wine available. Developed from all-natural ingredients, The CharDOGnay is a canine snack wine designed to delight and fancy up your canine friends.
Ingredients include:
Water, Organic Chamomile Extract, Organic Yellow Beets, Sea Salt, Ascorbic Acid


The Malbark

The finest canine vintage wine available. Developed from all-natural ingredients, The Malbark is a Dog Wine designed to delight and excite your canine friends while also helping freshen breath.
Ingredients include:
Water, Organic Peppermint Extract, Organic Red Beets, Organic Anise Seed, Sea Salt, Ascorbic Acid

The ZinfanTail

The finest canine snack wine available. Developed from all-natural ingredients, The ZinfanTail is a canine snack wine designed to delight and fancy up your canine friends. The ingredients in The ZinfanTail contains peppermint that may be beneficial in freshening your pooches breath.
Ingredients include:
Water, Organic Peppermint Extract, Organic Red Beets, Sea Salt, Ascorbic Acid

The Doggy Mary

Introducing The Doggy Mary, an exquisite dog beverage for the party animal at heart. The Doggy Mary is a blend of peppermint extract and natural bacon flavoring - for a mix that will brighten the heart of your pup on Sunday brunch. We've also included Vitamin E to help brighten their coat after a long weekend of doggy shenanigans.
Ingredients Include: 
Water, Organic Peppermint Extract, Organic Red Beets, Natural Bacon Flavoring, Vitamin E Oil, Sea Salt, Ascorbic Acid

The White Kittendel

The finest and only feline snack wine available. Developed from all-natural ingredients, The White Kittendel is a light rose style catwine designed to delight even the most picky of cats. Over time, this product ages slightly from a pinkish style to a light pink and white wine - holding the zest of the ingredients with a wonderfully gorgeous white color.
Ingredients include:
Water, Organic Catnip, Valerian Root, Organic Yellow Beets, Sea Salt, Ascorbic Acid

The Pinot Meow

The finest feline snack wine available. Developed from all-natural ingredients, The Pinot Meow is a feline snack wine designed to delight even the most picky of cats.
Ingredients include:
Water, Organic Catnip, Organic Red Beets, Sea Salt, Ascorbic Acid

The Moscato

The finest and only feline snack wine available. Developed from all-natural ingredients, The Moscato is a feline snack wine designed to delight even the most picky of cats.
Ingredients include:
Water, Organic Catnip, Organic Yellow Beets, Sea Salt, Ascorbic Acid

The Meowtini

The finest and only feline snack cocktail beverage available. Developed from all-natural ingredients, The Meowtini is a pink style cat beverage made with valerian root and designed to delight and satisfy the most fascinating cats around. 
Ingredients include:
Water, Valerian Root, Organic Yellow Beets, Sea Salt, Ascorbic Acid.

The Meowmosa

Introducing The Meowmosa, an exquisite cat beverage for the party animal at heart. The Meowmosa is a blend of lemongrass extract and salmon oil - for a mix that will brighten the heart of your kitty on Sunday brunch. We've also included Vitamin E to help brighten their coat after a long weekend of kitty shenanigans.
Ingredients include: 
Water, Lemongrass, Organic Yellow Beets, Salmon Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Sea Salt, Ascorbic Acid

The Catbernet

Black Label Series
The finest cat wine available. Developed from all-natural ingredients, The Catbernet is a cat wine designed to delight your holiday kitty, while also helping freshen that holiday breath.
Ingredients include:
Water, Organic Catnip, Peppermint, Organic Red Beets, Sea Salt, Ascorbic Acid

Premium Cat Wine Glass with White Kittendel

Premium Cat Wine Glass with Pinot Meow

Premium Cat Wine Glass with MosCATo

Premium Cat Wine Glass with Catbernet


Episode 180 “SUSAN THIXTON”

July 1, 2017

Hello Pups and Kittens and welcome back fro the one hundred and eighith time to The Groomer Next Door. This week we have the amazing Susan Thixton (adovcate, writter, and all around intellegent lady). Two weeks ago Susan Thixton and Dr, Becker went to Washington DC to speak abbout transparency on the labels of pet food. I'm attaching an article below from her website http://truthaboutpetfood.com/


And if you're interested in helping her pursuit to uncover the truth for all of us pet parents you can visit http://associationfortruthinpetfood.com/join-us/

We had Significant Success in Washington DC

With a great deal of work to go, I am thrilled to report to consumers that our trip to Washington DC was not in vain. We achieved a significant agreement from FDA to work with consumer advocates for transparency in pet food. Is it feed or is it food? Hopefully soon the pet food label will tell you.

Our team was…Dr. Karen Becker, a pet owning lawyer, and myself. None of us had gone to Senator’s offices before, the three of us had never before worked together. We had a monumental task in front of us. The three of us were ‘all in’. We were focused, we each brought different things to the table. Though it is sort of bragging…I have to say – we were an awesome team.

Day 1 – June 21, 2017 – was meetings with Senator Richard Durbin’s (Illinois) office at 11 AM, meetings with Senator Pat Roberts (Kansas) and Senator Debbie Stabenow (Michigan) office – both members of the Senate Agriculture Committee – at 2 PM.

We weren’t nervous, but we felt the pressure of what was at stake. Walking down the hallways of the Hart Senate Office Building to Senator Durbin’s office was exciting. We arrive in Senator Durbin’s office and wait for our meeting. Soon we were escorted to a conference room where we met with Kevin Lefeber, Senator Durbin’s legislative advisor. We shared consumers concerns of pet food – starting with laws written (in part) by Senator Durbin back in 2007 (after the 2007 recall) requiring FDA to update pet food ingredients and labels. We told him FDA is almost 8 years past deadline. We explained that most pet foods are ‘feed’ and contain feed quality ingredients but marketed to consumers as food. We explained that laws within the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act are openly ignored by FDA and each State Department of Agriculture. And we explained how consumers are left in the dark – not knowing exactly what they are buying because pet food ingredient definitions are corporately owned, not public information as in human food.

We all added to the conversation and we were flawless (sorry to brag again, but I’m just that proud of us). But…there was no solution offered. Sincere concern, but no solution.

Next meeting went about the same. We met with Dr. Chelsey Shivley DVM – an AVMA fellow for Senator Debbie Stabenow and Chelsie Keys on Senator Pat Roberts staff. Again we were escorted into a conference room and again your team did an awesome job addressing the serious issues pet food consumers face. Awesome minus one moment when my frustration for a resolve caused me to go off focus for a bit…but…the rest of the team got me back on track quickly. Dr. Chelsey Shivley and Chelsie Keys took pages and pages of notes – they listened attentively. During this meeting we specifically asked for a resolve – we asked for pet foods that do not meet the requirements of food law to be labeled as feed. Their suggestion was to start this discussion with FDA and to have more consumers write their Representatives in Congress about these same issues.

We left feeling a bit deflated but we quickly realized this is how the ‘system’ works. One step at a time. Our first step was to make these three significant members of Congress aware of the problems pet food consumers face – that was a success. We made them very aware of the problems.

The next day – June 22 – was our meeting with FDA. We arrived at the offices of FDA, but it was not the FDA headquarters as you see in pictures. It was in an office park, 3rd floor. Again we were taken to a conference room and were promptly joined by Dr. Dan McChesney, Charlotte Conway, LeeAnne Palmer, and a couple more FDA representatives. Arrangements had been made in advance for Nikki – the owner of the pug Talula that died from eating pentobarbital contaminated Evanger’s Pet Food – to be on a conference call for the meeting. Nikki was the foundation for our request that things must change – no more pets should die.

Nikki spoke to FDA from the heart, a recently broken heart due to her loss of Talula. FDA was a bit uncomfortable. FDA asked us ‘What are you here for?’ We told them we are tired, consumers are tired. We told them we are tired and completely worn out worrying about the safety of pet food. We told them we cannot fathom how FDA can enable industry to profit from selling adulterated, illegal pet foods – misleading consumers. We told them we want transparency in pet food, we want law enforced.

And then FDA said…Ok, what do you suggest? Our suggestion was label all pet foods that do not meet food law as “feed” – “dog feed” and “cat feed”. Lots of details have to be worked out, but…FDA found this suggestion acceptable. Dr. Karen Becker spoke up and asked if it would be possible for a grading system for pet food – similar to the grading system USDA uses for meat. (Meat suppliers have the option to pay an additional fee to USDA to ‘grade’ meat as Prime, or Choice, or Grade A. The higher grade meats are in turn sold as a more expensive, higher quality product.) Again, lots of details have to be worked out but…FDA was very open to this suggestion as well.

We then asked about a time frame – when could the feed/food system be implemented, when could a pet food grading system be implemented? At this we received some push back. FDA would not commit to a time frame, and this we could not accept. We pushed again asking FDA how these changes in pet food could be moved along quickly. They suggested it go through the AAFCO process and agreed to introduce the idea to AAFCO at the next meeting in August (less than 2 months from now).

This is significant – we have law to back us up – we have law to push through these changes. We have the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act behind us to facilitate this change in pet food. Current law states “In prescribing a definition and standard of identity for any food or class of food in which optional ingredients are permitted, the Secretary shall, for the purpose of promoting honesty and fair dealing in the interest of consumers, designate the optional ingredients which shall be named on the label.” 

Feed grade pet food ingredients ARE “optional ingredients” permitted by each State and FDA. Most certainly, “for the purpose of promoting honesty and fair dealing in the interest of consumers” these optional ‘feed’ ingredients should be named on the pet food label. Law is on our side.

FDA asked us to put our requests in writing and submit them to the agency as an addendum to the Citizen Petition that we filed with FDA in October 2016. Needless to say, we have much work to do in a short time frame. Your team will complete the write ups and submit to FDA within the next couple of weeks.

There is much work ahead of us, including assistance from consumers in the near future to get this pushed through. I suspect some in pet food will be in support of these transparency changes, but I suspect the most powerful, most influential pet food manufacturers will be adamantly opposed. If we receive any push back from industry – consumers will know exactly which pet food companies are not willing to be transparent with consumers, which pet food companies have secrets to hide.

Again – law is on our side, we are ready for whatever opposition they put in front of us. And also remember, FDA felt these were good changes – we will continue to work with FDA to keep this on track.

We – all pet food consumers and all pet food advocates – succeeded in Washington DC. Your voices were heard. More news on the progress of this will be shared soon. Get ready to write emails, sign a petition, and/or make a few phone calls. Together we will achieve improved transparency in pet food – we’ve finally seen the light at the end of the tunnel!

A big thank you to Senator’s Durbin, Roberts and Stabenow for your time and your attention to the plight of pet food consumers. A big thank you to FDA for your willingness to meet with us and your willingness to work on true transparency for pet food consumers.

And a big, big, big thank you to Dr. Karen Becker and our ‘lawyer friend’. You were both awesome! I’m so proud of us all.

Go ahead…imagine it. Imagine walking into a pet food store and seeing clearly on the label pet feed or pet food. It IS going to happen. Consumers deserve to know what they are buying. Using Federal law we are going to make that happen. Soon.


Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,

Susan Thixton
Pet Food Safety Advocate
Author Buyer Beware, Co-Author Dinner PAWsible
Association for Truth in Pet Food

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