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April 14, 2021 31 mins

Hello Dog Lovers!  Welcome to the Wag Out Loud pawdcast!  You probably already know that we are obsessed with canine health and nutrition and here to geek out about dog food is Nikki Giovanelli who is a Registered Veterinary Technician with over 10 years of experience in the veterinary field. Nikki enjoys sharing information on her blog "The Canine Health Nut" about different aspects of canine nutrition through the review of scientific research, along with sharing dog food recipes for the beginner home cook. As a home cooker of over 5 years from a conventional veterinary background, she aims to educate and inform veterinary professionals and dog owners about the different options that are available when it comes to dog food.

As a vet tech, what has your experience been with veterinarians approval of homemade diets?

Why are many of them uncomfortable with homemade diets?

Is there anything being done to better educate vets about whole food diets?

In your mind, what are the positives and negatives of homemade diets for dogs?

What can we do to help our conventional veterinarians be more comfortable with what we feed our dogs?

How do you recommend we have these conversations?

Are more practices bringing on nutritionists as part of the entire offering of veterinary care?

Is it okay to change vets if we don't feel like we’re being heard?

What is the best way to find an integrative or holistic veterinarian?

Nikki mentioned: Balance IT

 American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (to find an integrative or holistic vet near you)

Pet Diets for complete and balanced recipes

Just Food For Dogs and you can use code WOL50 when ordering for the first time and get 50% off for orders up to $25

Dr. Harvey’s Use code WOL10 for 10% off of your order

Nikki, where can everyone find out more information about you and the Canine Health Nut?

FB & IG: @thecaninehealthnut 

We appreciate our sponsor: Just Food for Dogs

As a Wag out Loud listener you can use code WOL50 at checkout to get 50% off your first time purchase (for orders up to $25)!

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Special thanks to Nikki for being on the show. Catch you next time!

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“The Wag Out Loud pawdcast is supported by listeners like you! The show started as a passion project that would help all of us make well-informed decisions for our dogs’ health and well-being. After many amazing guests, intriguing topics and incredible feedback, the WOL pawdcast is hitting a nerve. If you are interested in having your dog live healthier and longer and are finding value in this podcast, why not contribute to the show’s success? It would not be possible to consistently produce a quality show without the listener support that is received. Thanks to all of the dog lovers out there!”

The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a veterinarian, licensed nutritionist or other qualified professional. The host as well as guests who speak on this podcast express their own opinions, experience and conclusions, and Wag Out Loud LLC neither endorses or opposes any particular views discussed here.

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