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Animal Nutrition Wizard

Animal Nutrition Wizard

By Tryniti Thresher
Hey listener!
Feeding your pet the right food can mean a longer, healthier, and better quality life. But how do you know which one is right? Is your vet an expert in pet food? Find the answers to these questions and so much more. You can become a pet food wizard today!
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Part III - How the heck do I get the right nutrition information for my pet?
Lesson # 3 of Season Two is all about RCTs (and what the heck that stands for) with the intention of all my listeners coming out feeling big-brained and ready to hit the PubMed for learning some pet nutrition. But if you can, wait until the end of the next episode - because we'll talk about Corporate Bias and how to avoid it in your research before you start your information-seeking adventures!
April 29, 2022
Part II - How the heck do I get the right nutrition information for my pet?
Lesson # 2 of Season 2! Get your ANW Flashcard fix, and learn all about Reliability and Validity when it comes to assessing the quality of a study! If you're doing your own research, these are vital factors to be aware of :0)
April 07, 2022
Part I - How the heck do I get the right nutrition information for my pet?
This is the first lesson of Season 2! I introduce a new segment called ANW Flashcards, and start you out with an introduction to the different study designs you will come across, and which ones are better!
March 27, 2022
Wizardry Lesson # 20 -Where the heck do I turn to for advice on dog or cat food?
Besides me, of course! This is the last episode and lesson of Season One of the ANW podcast, and I'm gearing you up for what's in store during Season Two, while answering one of the most difficult questions there is about pet nutrition - who to trust?
March 16, 2022
Minisode V - Guinea Pigs! Part Three
Wrapping up the minisode miniseries on Guinea Pigs with the basics on how to choose a food for your cute little cavy. I recap some prior Minisode Lessons, and talk about the importance of "boring" food when it comes to your rodent.
January 27, 2022
Wizardry Lesson # 18 -What the heck is a Microbiome?
For starters both you and your pet have many of them! And they are absolutely vital for a healthy, functioning body. Find out what other beneficial details this introductory lesson can help you learn about this 'forgotten organ' in this episode.
December 19, 2021
Wizardy Lesson # 17 - Minisode IV - Guinea Pigs (Part Two)
The second part of my Guinea Pig nutrition lessons talks all about Vitamin C, and how synthetic Vitamin C compares to natural sources!
October 19, 2021
Wizardry Lesson # 16 - What the heck is new, and what's the deal with treats?
A super quick update begins today's lesson, and then I talk a bit about treats! Should you feed them? Should you vary them? What kind of treats are okay and what should you avoid? What are the benefits, if any, of giving my pet treats? Every one of those questions in answered in this lesson. Enjoy!
September 07, 2021
Wizardry Lesson # 15 - Minisode III! - Guinea Pigs (Part One)
My third Minisode covers a very sweet and special pet; The Guinea Pig (Many know them as the Cavy). Learn about the connection between fiber, fleece, and flooring in today's Lesson!
August 09, 2021
Wizardry Lesson # 14 - What the Heck Should I Feed My Cat? Part Five of The Basics
Last Lesson in the How to Feed Your Cat series! 🐈 This episode is where I go over Rule # 5, avoiding synthetic additives and unsafe ingredients. You may be surprised to hear what I recommend, or you may not - but either way, hopefully you'll learn something new, and have fun doing it!
July 06, 2021
Wizardry Lesson # 13 - Part Four of The Basics
Okay Wizettes! This is Rule # 4 on How To Feed a Cat - The Basics. Heating and processing? What's the deal! Listen and find out πŸ€— Thank you for your time and support, cat lovers!
June 08, 2021
Wizardry Lesson # 12 - What the Heck Should I Feed My Cat? Part Three of The Basics
Rule # 3! The simultaneously loved and dreaded Carbs! In this episode you will learn the proper amount to have in your cat's diet and why, as well as what sources Carbohydrate should come from, and what to avoid! Lots to learn, so little time! Let's get crackin 😼
May 13, 2021
Wizardry Lesson # 11 - Part Two of The Basics
In this lesson, I break down Rule # Two of How to Feed Your Cat into three components, and explain how each component comes together to create this rule, outlining the importance of each one as I go. This includes the reason why you should only used identified animal sources in your cat's diet, why you should ensure the protein is coming from those animals and not plant-based protein boosters, and why it's highly unlikely you are going to "overdo" the amount of protein in your cat's diet.
April 26, 2021
Wizardry Lesson # 10 - What the heck should I feed my cat? Part One - The Basics
With so many sources of conflicting, misleading (and let's face it, bad) advice out there on what the best food is, it's no wonder we as pet owners get overwhelmed, confused, or frustrated when trying to determine what to feed our cats. I'm going to make it simple. In this episode, I will provide you with five, universally applicable, simple rules to follow when choosing a diet for your cat. These rules are based not only on personal and professional experience with animal nutrition, but on years of studies and research, confirming what many of us possibly suspected all along. In this five part lesson, I will go over the rules, and then begin delving into them, one by one, starting with the first, and most important nutrition rule for cats!
April 22, 2021
Minisode II - Bunnies Part Two!
My second Minisode! I did go a bit over ten minutes here, with my intro and recap, but I did try to keep it pretty short while not missing anything important. So this Minisode is just under 12 minutes, and I wrap up my bunny nutrition lessons with some additional guidance on bunny care, a little dive into the bunny's digestive system, and the reasons to avoid an overweight bun-bun πŸ‡
March 28, 2021
Wizardry Lesson # 9 - Who the heck regulates our pet food?
And what does it mean when my pet food is AAFCO approved? I'll go over this and more in great detail, launching into one of my most in-depth podcasts yet. Don't skip this one - it's not as simple or as boring as it may sound! Regulations and legislation can make our eyes glaze over sometimes, but my mission is to keep you in the know about all things related to pet nutrition so you can be a Wizard! And this is a huge factor in whether your pet food is safe and complete. Please reach out for any additional questions at my Facebook page! :)
March 01, 2021
Wizardry Lesson # 8 - What the heck is CBD Oil, and when should I use it?
In this in-depth episode on CBD and how it works I give a shout out to a listener in Australia, explain what CBD does and why it's safe and effective, as well as which ones you should stay away from, and which ones I trust. At the time of recording this episode I make a recommendation for Pet Releaf, Petabis, and Charlotte's Web. I also explain when you CBD Oil is a good idea, and when it's not, as well as the benefits of a Liposomal Oil. If you already feel confident about CBD Oil, you might still enjoy this episode and learn something new! Do you know what Terpenes are? How about hemp's relation to Chernobyl? Do you want to hear me stumble over the word 'endocannabinoid'? Then you've come to the right place.
February 17, 2021
Minisode I - Bunnies!
My first Minisode! These are going to be small episodes no more than ten minutes or so, where I talk about small pet nutrition! Today's topic, bunnies! What do they really eat? And will the answer surprise you?
February 03, 2021
Wizardry Lesson # 7 - What the heck are by-products, what should I avoid, & what's affordable?
Hey wizlets! Happy 2021! In this lesson we will go over by-products, ingredients you should pass up, and a surprisingly easy trick for finding high quality kibbles you can actually afford!
January 21, 2021
Wizardry Lesson # 6 - How the heck is kibble made, and how should I store it?
In this lesson we are learning about the process of making kibble - whether it be extruded, baked, or air-dried, how to store it properly and why, and how long it should last once opened!
December 07, 2020
Wizardry Lesson # 5 - How to Read a Pet Food Label (Part Two)
In today's lesson (Part Two of your fourth lesson), I will talk with you about Meat meals, by-products, low and high glycemic carbs, and ingredient splitting. If additional questions arise from any of my episodes, please always feel free to message me from my Facebook page, Lastly, but not leastly, I apologize for both the belatedness, and the messiness of audio on this episode. I plan to use better recording equipment in the near future to provide you a smoother journey on your way to becoming a wizard, and to provide these lessons a little more often!
November 19, 2020
Wizardry Lesson # 4 - How to Read a Heckin' Food Label (Part One)
In Part One of your fourth lesson, I begin to dig into some of the basics on reading pet food labels. This episode includes information on where to start, AAFCO guidelines for product names and ingredient rules, special needs for large breed puppies and what to look for, and how to tell if your food is actually a meaty diet.
October 03, 2020
Wizardry Lesson # 3 - Where the heck did my dog come from?
It's the dog's turn! Discover (perhaps) interesting information about your pooches heritage, and how it affects their behavior and nutritional needs! Please find link to my sources for this episode at ☺️
September 16, 2020
Wizardy Lesson# 2 - Where the heck did my cat come from?
In this episode I shall teach my wizarding apprentices the ancestry of their domestic housecat, and how it pertains to their nutritional needs. Please find the sources & citations for this episode on the corresponding post on my Facebook page;!
August 28, 2020
Wizardry Lesson # 1 - Who Am I?? Introduction to your humble pet nutrition mentor!
Who the heck is Tryniti? Why is she making this podcast? What does she know? πŸ’— In this introductory lesson, I say hello! πŸ‘‹ And I explain myself a bit, and who the Wizard is, so you can get to know me, your host, a little before you dive in. Thank you for coming to check out my podcast - I hope you enjoy it, and I wish you and your best all the best!
August 22, 2020