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The Woof Meow Show


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 donh@greenacreskennel.com.

Don Hanson, Producer & Co-Host

Oct 13, 2014

Don and Kate continue their discussion about Weruva Pet Food with Chris Langellotti. This week we talk about Weruva's benefits for cats that may have health issues such as urinary tract problems, diabetes, and even food allergies. We talk about the digestive system of the cat and the fact that they are carnivores and as such depend on protein and fat in their diet, meat, versus carbohydrates which are a predominant ingredient in many pet foods. Chris also talks about product labeling, especially as it relates to the amount of fat in a can of food. Typically a gram of protein has 4 calories whereas a gram of fat has 9, over twice the number of calories. When you look at the label of a can of cat food and you see 10% protein and 5% fat you logically think it has twice as much protein, but from a caloric perspective you are actually getting 45 calories from fat versus 40 calories from protein. That's too much fat. Which is why Weruva hand fillets the cuts of meat before they go into the can, removing bones, skin and excess fat, which means our pets get only the fat they need and nothing more. A can of Weruva typically has 10% protein and only 1.4% fat. This makes Weruva a good choice for obese pets. We also discussed how pet food cans labeled 95% meat can be misleading. It's not the same as when we buy ground beef for ourselves and it's labeled. 95% lean. A can of pet food labeled 95% meat can be as much as 6% protein and 11% fat which means that 75% of the calories are coming from fat! Another advantage of Weruva is that they keep the moisture levels in their food equivalent to living flesh. This is important because cats depend on getting the water they need from the food they eat.

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