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Welcome to Maine’s radio show and podcast all about dogs and cats and the people that share their lives. Our goal is to inform and educate you about the needs and wants of your furry friends so that your lives together can be the best that they can be. 

Kate and I discuss the latest news from the pet world covering a wide range of topics such as; basic healthcare, how to choose a good cat or dog food, training, behavior, and management of your pet, resolving problem behavior, serious health issues, and more. Sometimes a show is just the two of us having a conversation, but we also have guests on the shows from our hometown, Bangor, ME and from all throughout the USA. Veterinarians, authors, trainers, behaviorists, filmmakers, shelter managers, and others have all shared their knowledge with us on The Woof Meow Show

Whether you listen to our podcast or to the show as it is broadcast on Saturday at 9 AM on Z62 Retro Radio AM620, WZON, and WKIT HD3, we hope you find the show enjoyable and a valuable resource and that you become a regular listener. If you have a topic you would like us to consider for the show, contact me at

Don Hanson, Producer & Co-Host

Jul 18, 2021

In this episode of The Woof Meow Show from July 17th, 2021, Kate and Don talk with Joey Weichmann & Leslie Durocher of the Carnivore Meat Company, the makers of Vital Essentials pet food. While the Vital Essentials brand launched in 2009, the company has been producing raw food for pets since 1968.

In this first of two episodes, we talk about: the company, its mission, how they source its raw ingredients, how diets are formulated and manufactured, and the quality certifications they have received.

Be sure to tune in to our next show in this series when we discuss Vital Essentials wide variety of complete meals, snacks, and treats for cats and dogs.

Contact Info

Joey Weichmann & Leslie Durocher
The Carnivore Meat Company – Vital Essentials
Address: P.O. Box 9227, Green Bay, WI 54308-9227
Phone: 800-743-0322
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Don Hanson & Kate Dutra
Green Acres Kennel Shop, & The Woof Meow Show
Address: 1653 Union St, Bangor, ME 04401-2204
Phone: (207) 945-6841, x103
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Green Acres Pet Nutrition Resources Page –

GAKS Philosophy on Pet Nutrition –

Pet Nutrition –Vital Essentials® Pet Food

Video The Science and Dogma of Pet Nutrition with Dr. Richard Patton

Book Review – Ruined by Excess, Perfected by Lack – The paradox of pet nutrition by Richard Patton

Podcasts-Two Conversations with Animal Nutritionist Dr. Richard Patton