02-25-19 The Man with the Answers
This week, Dr. Judy is happy to welcome back Billy Hoekman, the Nutrition Science Director for Answers Pet Food, joining us from Los Angeles, California where he lives with his wife Emily and their dog Lua. At Answers, Billy is involved in everything from formulation to science education, working with farms and speaking around the country on topics ranging from nutritional concepts to environmental concerns. He also performs all of their nutrition consultations as well as yearly attendance to the AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) meetings where he continues to help the fight for pet food labeling and ingredient definition transparency. Dr. Judy’s confidence in the high quality of Answers fermented raw diets, which consist of only whole raw foods, is one of the few commercially prepared raw foods that she feeds her own dogs. The Answers Company sources livestock from family farms that are Certified Humane Raised and Handled, and crops are grown in the traditional manner consistent with organic quality and sustainability. Tune in to hear Billy explain how their fermented products create new nutrients, enzymes and organic acids and their extremely effective probiotic benefits for your pet’s health. If you’re already raw feeding your pet or thinking of doing so, you’ll definitely want to hear Dr. Judy and Billy discuss all this and more.