This week on The Groomer Next Door podcast we continue our discussion on nutrion. Raw diet is the topic and we continue to find quality guests who have backgrounds to support the conversation. You deserve to have information from a quality source and I want to deliver it to you.

In early 2000, our founder Matt Koss discovered that his dog, Luna, was displaying early signs of renal failure. After exhausting all other methods, Matt took the advice of a holistic veterinarian who recommended switching Luna to a diet based on bones and raw food (also known as BARF or Biologically Appropriate Raw Food), which mimics how an animal would consume food in the wild.

With a renewed sense of hope, Matt created his own species appropriate pet food for Luna. After a short time on the new raw diet, not only did her appetite drastically improve, but she also showed an increase in energy and overall happiness. After seeing the powerful results of raw feeding firsthand, Matt set out to bring Primal to market so that other pets could enjoy a happier, healthier, more vibrant life.

Since refining and enhancing Matt’s first homemade recipe, our mission has been focused on elevating the health of pets through species appropriate nutrition. As passionate pet owners, we understand the care and concern that goes into choosing a source of nutrition for your companion. That’s why we’ve developed products that make it easier than ever to keep your pet’s diet as close to nature as possible.

Every product in the Primal Pet Foods lineup is produced using the highest quality ingredients, including 100% antibiotic- and steroid-free USDA human-edible meats, poultry, and game in addition to certified organic produce* and unrefined vitamins and minerals.

We believe every pet deserves to live life to the fullest. That’s why all of our products contain the highest quality wholesome ingredients, including 100% USDA edible-grade meats and certified organic produce, to fuel a happy, healthy, vibrant lifestyle for years to come.

By offering your pet our raw food formulas, you’re providing them with a diet that closely mimics their natural eating habits in the wild. Through the use of species appropriate, highly digestible food products, Primal Formulas offer a better way for dogs and cats to assimilate essential nutrients.

Primal Formulas, Mixes and Grinds are made with fresh, antibiotic- and steroid-free whole muscle meat, organ meat and meaty bones with no added hormones. This combination of high-quality protein provides the essential amino acids, fatty acids, active enzymes and natural-source calcium necessary to support the overall health of your pet.

Our Formulas and Mixes incorporate essential vitamins and minerals through certified organic fruits and vegetables. You’ll never find synthetic supplements in our products — only unrefined, food-based nutrients to support immune, circulatory and digestive health.

We only use USDA edible-grade ingredients. There are no pet-grade meats in any of our products. Primal Formulas contain meats, poultry and game sourced from 100% vegetarian-fed animals that are processed and inspected under strict USDA guidelines for safety and sanitation. All proteins in our products are procured from sustainable ranches in the United States, New Zealand, Australia and Europe.

Beef Muscle Meat, Raw Meaty Bones and Organ Meat: Rich in B-complex vitamins • High in zinc • Rich in iron • Natural source of essential amino acids • Provides essential fatty acids • Rich in manganese, selenium and potassium • Natural source of bio-available calcium

Buffalo Muscle Meat, Raw Meaty Bones and Organ Meat: Rich in B-complex vitamins • High in zinc • Rich in iron • Natural source of essential amino acids • Provides essential fatty acids • Rich in manganese, selenium and potassium • Natural source of bio-available calcium

Chicken Muscle Meat, Raw Meaty Bones and Organ Meat: Rich in selenium • Rich in B vitamin niacin • Rich in vitamin B6 • Natural source of bio-available calcium, glucosamine and chondroitin

Pheasant Muscle Meat, Raw Meaty Bones and Organ Meat: Rich in the trace mineral selenium • Rich in B vitamin niacin • Rich in vitamin B6 • Natural source of bio-available calcium, glucosamine and chondroitin

Pork Muscle Meat, Raw Meaty Bones and Organ Meat: High protein with low saturated fat • Rich in the trace mineral selenium • Rich in B vitamin niacin • Rich in vitamin B6 • Rich in iron, helping to carry oxygen through the bloodstream • Natural source of bio-available calcium, glucosamine and chondroitin

Salmon: Provides essential amino acids • Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids • Excellent for skin and coat health

Sardine: Rich in vitamin B12, selenium and Omega-3 fatty acids • Support cardiovascular health • Rich source of bone-building vitamin D

Turkey Muscle Meat, Organ Meat and Neck Bones: Rich in the trace mineral selenium • Rich in B vitamin niacin • Rich in vitamin B3 & B6 • Natural source of bio-available calcium, glucosamine and chondroitin

 

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This week on the podcast we're joined by an incredible author and blogger. She's an absolute pleassure to speak with, and I'm so honored to say M.K. Clinton is joining us this week.

Let's meet M.K. Clinton

My pen name is M. K. Clinton, but you can call me Melissa. I love writing about dogs and sharing ideas that help make it easier to be an awesome pet parent. I also love to laugh…a lot! But that’s not all. Are you looking for the newest products on the market? You are in the right place! Do you have questions about why your pup is doing what it’s doing? I can help. Maybe you are looking for great contests and discounts. No problem, I have you covered. If it has to do with dogs, we are Barking from the Bayou about it! We also feature the BFTB NETWoof News each Monday where our anchors fetch the best animal news around. The news team consists of Bentley the Basset Hound, Pierre the White West Highland Terrier and Paisley, our Weather Lab. It is a week’s worth of good animal stories, sports, and the U.S. weather forecast. Don’t worry about their reporting; they speak perfect English with a southern flair.   The best way to describe me is GRITS...Girl Raised In The South. I live in northwest Louisiana with my husband and our four-legged hairy child, Bentley, who is a human trapped in the body of a Bassett Hound. Our "granddog" Pierre, the Westie also lives with us. The two are best friends and have no plans on ever moving out on their own. Barking from the Bayou is a family affair with my husband doing the photography, the dogs offering their opinions and me writing it all down for you to enjoy. I’m also the author of The Returns, a hilarious dog adventure that takes place in New Orleans. The characters in my books are based on my pets’ personalities. I love writing the series because it provides me a chance to laugh with my pets that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. The Returns and The Returns 2 ~ Showstoppers are available on Amazon.com.

 

The Returns – November 11, 2013

What happens if you arrive at the Pearly Gates before your time? F.B.I Agent Bentley Clanton finds out the hard way as he is directed to a little-known area devoted to correcting glitches in the longevity system. The Returns Department specializes in finding appropriate bodies for “early arrivals” before sending them back to earth. It seemed an acceptable solution until Bentley realizes his new body includes long velvety ears, four stubby legs with giant paws, and a tail. Helping him adjust to life as a Basset Hound is his rookie Guardian Angel, along with three other canine Returns. Laugh along as a delightful Golden Retriever, a feisty Chihuahua, and Flamboyant Westie join Bentley to form an unlikely brotherhood of crime-fighting heroes. The Returns takes you on a fun-loving, junk food eating adventure through the exciting streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras. *Selected as an Indie Book of the Day award winner **Read what others are saying about The Returns: “Hugely enjoyable, Very clever, and HIGHLY entertaining! It gives the term “good fun” a whole new twist!” L. Cooper – So, I Read This Book Today “A MUST read for dog lovers!” D. Feyen – More Than A Review “A book to keep you smiling from cover to cover! -Amazon Review “Best book I have read in ages. This would be a wonderful book to be made into a movie!” -Amazon Review The Returns is recommended for readers age 12 – 112! Cover by Holly Madison of Whimsical Graphix. Editing by Leiah Cooper of So, I Read This Book Today.

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Episode 184 “NEON LITTER BY ULTRA PET”

August 5, 2017

Hello Pups and Kittens, and welcome back to The Groomer Next Door. This week we discuss cat litter. For all you cat pet parents out there theirs so much we don't know about something our cats care about almost as much as they love food and sleep. Our guest Tom Atyeo .

 

Sick & Tired of Dusty, Smelly, Boring Cat Litter?

GET READY TO RAVE WITH NEON CAT LITTER!

  • Vibrant Fun Colors to Personalize Your Cat’s Litter Box
  1. Pink
  2. Green
  3. Orange
  4. Purple
  • More fun colors coming soon!
  • Absorbent Micro-sized Crystals are SOFT-on-PAWS
  • Easy-to-Scoop Clumps
  • Convenient Twice a week scooping
  • Dust-Free!
  • Amazing Odor Control! “Do you even have a cat living with you?”
  • 70% Lighter than clay litters

 

WHAT'S SILLICA

  • It is a naturally occurring mineral that is purified and processed into either granular or beaded form
  • Silica gel’s high surface area allows it to absorb water readily, making it useful as a desiccant (drying agent).
  • Silica gel is non-toxic, non-flammable, and non-reactive and stable with ordinary usage.
    Basically, it is a natural combination of water, sand and oxygen that is shaped into various sized beads.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

It is similar in feature to a sponge because it absorbs a lot of liquid and moisture. It is different than a sponge because it does not become soft or wet – silica gel keeps its shape and stays dry to the touch.

Once saturated with water, the silica gel can be regenerated by heating it to 120 °C (250 °F) for two hours.

 

 

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