Welcome to the debut episode of Petrition hosted by Foodhealer, accredited Holistic Health Counselor, and Nutritional Consultant Celia Kutcher! Petrition is a show aimed to educate pet owners about proper pet nutrition and holistic health. Celia is joined by Phil Klein, co-owner of Whiskers Holistic Petcare based in the East Village and Astoria, Queens. Hear how a pet misdiagnosis caused Phil to get involved with holistic companion animal health. Hear Phil and Celia discuss the problems with common dry pet food, and why pet owners should consider the biology and anatomy of an animal when feeding their dogs and cats. Find out why an animal's diet affects other health issues like skin health. What types of diseases are common in household pets, and how does Phil treat these problems? Find out what pets vegans and vegetarians should keep, and find out why Phil believes that so many animal ailments mirror common human diseases. This program has been brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery. Today's break music has been provided by Idgy Dean.


"The best pet food is the best for that individual animal. There is no pet food that is best for animals across the board." [4:45]

"There's no dog or cat that was born in the woods that would feed upon cranberries and blueberries. That's all a marketing ploy." [7:00]

-- Phil Klein on Petrition