Farm to Table Dog Food with Dr. Erin O’Connor & LouisJohn Slagel

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Do you know where your dog’s food comes from? Do you know where the ingredients are sourced or how your dog’s food is processed? On this episode of Your Natural Dog with Angela Ardolino, we have the pleasure of welcoming two amazing guests, Dr. Erin O’Connor and LouisJohn Slagel, the masterminds behind Farm 2 Bowl, a remarkable brand dedicated to crafting top-notch raw pet food, locally sourced from their very own farms in the heartland of Illinois. In this episode, we delve into the crucial aspect of sourcing when it comes to your dog’s nutrition. We’ll explore the profound impact of humanely raised animals in your pet’s food compared to factory-farmed alternatives and how Farm 2 Bowl’s farm-to-table approach sets a new standard for your pet’s health and well-being. 

Episode Recap: 

  • Sourcing ingredients for raw dog food
  • Making farm to table dog food
  • Know where your dog food comes from
  • What happens during traditional processing/manufacturing 
  • Air chilling poultry for farm to table dog food
  • Factory farmed vs humanely raised
  • HPP High pressure processing dog food
  • Most nutrients should come from food, not supplements
  • Farm 2 Bowl – locally produced raw pet food
  • Hormones and antibiotics in factory farmed animals
  • How to order Farm 2 Bowl for your pet

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About Angela Ardolino

angela ardolino your natural dog podcast cbd dog health mycodog pet health expert holistic Angela Ardolino is a holistic pet expert and educator who has been caring for animals for over 20 years. Angela owns and operates Fire Flake Farm, a rescue animal sanctuary farm, and two locations of her natural pet salon and shop Beautify the Beast. She’s also the founder and formulator of CBD Dog Health, which offers high quality, all-natural cannabis health and wellness products for pets; and MycoDog, which creates and produces high-quality medicinal mushroom and adaptogen tinctures specifically for pets.

Accordingly, she has used CBD Dog Health’s CBD for Dogs, and now MycoDog mushrooms for dogs, on all her pets at her rescue farm every day since 2016. Angela has Odie, a 16-year-old mini-schnauzer, as well as Jolene, Maza, and Rhemi. In addition, she has 4-10 more any time she is fostering or boarding. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and the Veterinary Cannabis Association. In fact, Angela has educated hundreds of medical doctors and veterinarians on the therapeutic uses of medical cannabis on animals.

About Dr. Erin O’Connor

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Dr. Erin O’Connor and LouisJohn Slagel of Farm 2 Bowl

Dr. Erin O’Connor is an animal chiropractor, board certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and naturopathic carnivore nutrition consultant, board certified by the American Council of Animal Naturopathy. She currently provides chiropractic care for patients at her clinic, Vitality Animal Chiropractic, as well as Autumn Green Animal Hospital. In addition. She also volunteers her services at a local wildlife center. After opening her practice in 2010, she observed how much healthier raw fed dogs and cats were and decided to continue her education into carnivore nutrition, which then allowed her to both consult with pet owners as well as launch Farm 2 Bowl with LouisJohn Slagel.

About LouisJohn Slagel

LouisJohn Slagel is a fifth-generation farmer and owner of Slagel Family Farms in central Illinois. Instead of modernizing all aspects of the farming operation, he has stayed focused on operating a smaller scale farm which focused more on quality rather than mass production. Every aspect of his farming operation is controlled, from breeding and genetics to growing the feed rations fed to the livestock. In addition to the farm, he owns Slagel Family Meats, a USDA inspected livestock slaughter plant and processing facility. The facility is used to harvest the livestock in a very safe and humane manner as well as prepare their meat products and raw pet food, Farm 2 Bowl. This is one of the few processing facilities in the USA to air chill poultry, which allows for a pure product, currently the only facility which air chills for dog and cat food. Beef products are also dry aged, which allows a process of natural fermentation for a more easily digestible and flavorful product.