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Tripawd Talk Radio Presents…
Easy, Nutritious Homemade Food and Treats for Dogs
Guest: Rick Woodford, Author
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 6:00pm EST (3:00 Pacific)
Duration: 30 min.
Call In Number: (646) 716-5450*
Tune In Here: Easy, Nutritious Homemade Food and Treats for Dogs
Rick Woodford is author of:
Known as "The Dog Food Dude" he is dog dad to a cancer hero named Jackson and owner of a home-cooking dog food delivery service. Rick will talk about his approach to healthy eating and the results he's seen from his recipes featured in his book.
Rick will demonstrate how we can feed our dogs—and ourselves—natural and nourishing foods, in little time and on a budget and keep everyone in the family happier and healthier for a long time.
Post your questions below and join us in the Live Tripawds Chat during the show!
13 June 2013
I used his book to cook for Shelby... she loved everything I ever made out of there from the liver snaps to the lasagna to the cancer fighting sweet potato dish. I will definitely always cook for my BFF here on out and it was a great book to help with portion sizes, quality control and easy to prepare. My only hope is that if I ever rescue another dog, they have the same "healthy" appetite as my best girl.
Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.
October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014
Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife
27 December 2012
Here's a long question: Jackson now has struvite crystals in his urine. A way to help get them out is to make his pee more acidic; I presume his pee now is fairly alkaline. He's been getting loads of fruits and veggies (more veggies than fruits) and at least in humans, it's presumed that a veggie-rich diet helps make or keep the body in a more alkaline state. Some folks argue this is healthier than an acidic body; I think that data have shown cancer does really, really poorly in alkaline conditions vs acidic (like, it may thrive in acid environments). So on one hand, if Jackson's body is operating more alkaline due to his veggies and that's good for fighting his cancer = awesome! But it's also not so awesome about those crystals as they could lead to larger problems.
To combat this we're back to cranberry powder (Cranimals!). That'll help acidify his pee and hopefully dissolve those crystals away.
My long-winded question is: has he noticed that as folks feed more alkaline-producing foods (ie, veggies), has he seen an uptick in struvite crystals? Yes, I understand he's not a vet, but perhaps through his own pets or fan mail he has received similar observations/concerns?
And another: what are some other ways to keep cranberries in Jackson? Does the author like fresh berries? Boiled, cooled, mashed? Frozen and added as little crunchy nuggets? Maybe powder is the way to go as it's SO MUCH more concentrated than the berries?
~ Katy & Jackson
ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12. Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ! No side effects. We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments. He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors! Our love. Our funny little guy!