The Spawdcast

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Yes, there are dog swimming pools! Wellness for your pet can look like a lot of different things and traditional veterinarians are not the only options. Here on today’s episode are the Co-founders of the Animal Wellness Center, Lourdes Biancard
Not sure which vaccines are best to give to your dogs and cats? Unclear which ones are required and which are just recommended? To help differentiate between core, non-core, and required vaccines we’re talking to today's guest, Dr. Michael Dym.
It may not be intentional but there are times when vets are setting up our pets for failure. Veterinarian induced diseases may be uncomfortable to think about but they are real. What are the medicines that cause diseases? What are the common pr
Frantic barking, ripped up couches, holes in the wall, and incessant paw licking. Is this a familiar situation? Mental health isn’t typically discussed in relation to our pets but animals also suffer from anxiety, obsessive behavior, dementia,
Let’s redefine what a healthy pet is. Kasie Maxwell has been preparing and feeding raw species appropriate diets for over 30 years and she is an expert on building the best possible diet for pets. She likes to say that she is obsessed so you do
Transitioning to a species appropriate diet for your pet can be intimidating. For most pet owners, the major detractor to making the switch is the fear of getting it wrong. But what if it could be easy? Brian Brandfas is here with me today to s
Who is Dr. Judy Morgan? She is one of the rare ones, an experienced integrated vet who utilizes holistic and traditional medicine. And on top of that, she does the extra step of being a teacher. Her mission to help the most people and save the
Did you know how many issues stem from gut imbalance in our pets? Poor gut health can be the cause of anxiety, itchiness, lethargy, chronic diarrhea and vomiting and create bigger problems down the line like pancreatitis and diabetes. Thankfull
Good holistic veterinary care is so hard to find! Many vets don’t advertise their holistic services and some that do, don’t actually hold up to proper standards. Thankfully, we have The Natural Pet Doctor, Katie Woodley, back on the podcast to
With so much contradictory information out there, it is more important than ever for pet parents to get clear on the care they want for their pets and what kind of vet they need. Thankfully, Krysta Fox, veterinary technician and nutritional con
What can wolves teach us about our dogs? Do wolves eating berries prove that our dogs should be eating fruits and vegetables? Why do wolves not suffer from diabetes, cancer, and pancreatitis, when our dogs do? How does a wolf train her pups vs
This week we have Michele Allen, owner of Monkey’s House, back on the podcast to answer your questions on senior dog care, terminal illness, and the ups and downs of running a hospice for shelter dogs. There is never a dull day in Michele’s lif
Join us as we bring back Thomas Sandberg, accomplished naturopath and conductor of a landmark 20 year study of raw diets to answer your questions. He shares all kinds of cancer warning signs to look out for in your pets as well as practices to
In this kickoff episode of The Spawdcast Season 6, Sean Zyer, Co-Founder of Earth Buddy, returns to the podcast to answer your questions on the power of medicinal mushrooms for your pets. Tune in to hear this discussion what mushrooms can do fo
Join us for a brand new Season 6 featuring...YOU! This season is all about providing questions to your answers. If you missed our special Q&A segments on Facebook with our Season 5 guests, then this is your chance to tune and hear what you've m
While most veterinarians are dedicated to the humane, lawful, and caring treatment of animals, there are those out there who place profits above their patients. Veterinary malpractice is seldom talked about and seldom punished because animals a
There is a disconnect between traditional and holistic veterinary medicine. Students aren’t taught alternative methods in school and many grow to distrust and fear ancient and proven methods. But there is a way to bridge the gap. Dr. Katie Wood
What actually happens at a traditional vet’s office? Why do some prioritize speed, efficiency, and profits over in depth long term care? Krysta Fox is here to tell us why. She has experience in traditional, holistic, and integrative practices a
Let’s talk wolves! Today we have Tom Gable, wolf expert and researcher, on the show to share his insights and findings from The Voyageurs Wolf Project. His work is all about discovering the secret lives of wolves, studying their behaviors, and
There are no resources for shelter dogs with terminal illnesses. Too often dogs are simply proclaimed “too sick” and are put down. Michele Allen decided to put a stop to this. Join us as Michele discusses her hospice for shelter dogs, Monkey’s
The goal is longer, healthier and better lives for our dogs. The key is nutrition. Thomas Sandberg, accomplished naturopath, is 20 years into a lifelong study of raw diets and what they actually do for dogs. He has worked with hundreds of dogs
Sean Zyer, Co-Founder of Earth Buddy, and Jeremy Widmann, Co-Founder of Boulder Hemp, have identified the 5 safest, powerful, and healing mushrooms for our pets. Medicinal mushrooms may sound controversial but these are not some psychedelics th
How did food become “dog food”? What did dogs eat before kibble? And what is kibble anyway? Dr. Patton, expert bio scientist, shares with us the history of dog food and the decades-long pull between economy, convenience, and health. Commerciali
Munchausen by Proxy is a sensationalized disorder with shocking cases flooding the media. But a little known and insidious aspect to this disorder is Munchausen by Animal Proxy, or a caretaker inducing an illness or injury in a pet to garner sy
Krista started her podcast, Wag Out Loud, to spread the word on our dogs’ health. There are so many misconceptions about canine nutrition, proper care, and medicine. Ever since her pup made an amazing recovery with a raw diet, Krista has made i
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