WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?
What is dog food traditionally made of and what are the different types of food grades for canines? Let's also shine a light on what types of ailments dog owners can address by feeding their dogs a raw diet.
Have you noticed that more and more dogs seem to suffer from allergies? How about other chronic illnesses and/or ailments? No doubt that bad breeding has contributed to this epidemic but what about the food?
How many of us actually read the labels and have a clear understanding of what goes into what we feed our best friends? If food is medicine, perhaps we all should have a better picture of what we are providing our beloved fur babies with on a daily basis.
Tune into this interesting conversation between host Val & her special guest, Robert Tucker, owner of The K9 Shop!
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Tommy introduces the mission of the show and welcomes their guest, Robert “Rob” Tucker. He then talks about stopping at Rob’s store, The K9 Shop, when he happened to pass it on his way home over the weekend. Tommy praises the quality of Rob’s pet food. Rob tells the origin story of his business which came from research he did for his own dogs. He talks about the importance of feeding dogs what they are meant to eat and points to many health benefits he has seen in dogs that eat species-appropriate food.
Rob talks about how the ingredients in kibble can lead to health issues in pets. He then talks about various food grades for dog food and recommends that listeners watch a documentary called Pet Fooled for information on the pet food industry. He discusses the lack of nutrition training that vets receive and compares kibble company representatives to pharmaceutical representatives in human healthcare settings.
Valerie talks about the homemade dog food she makes for her dog. Rob explains that cooked food has fewer nutrients than raw food but it is still better than kibble. He also says that dogs will not get salmonella from a raw diet as long as it is prepared responsibly. Some common problems that raw diets can help with are skin conditions, dental issues, and gastrointestinal issues. Rob says that a raw diet is no more expensive than a high quality kibble and it can help you save on vet bills. Rob talks about his business model.
Rob talks about the feeding calculator on his website which helps pet owners know exactly how much to feed their dogs. He then talks about the future of his business and his desire to connect with other small businesses. The K9 Shop can be found at https://www.thek9shop.com.
00:00:54.810 --> 00:01:03.180 Tommy DiMisa: Ladies and gentlemen, it's been a week guess what we're back it's not like we're back from break from like a commercial break but we're back from a week of not being together with you all.
00:01:03.630 --> 00:01:13.140 Tommy DiMisa: Is Tommy day and that's Valerie, and this is the professionals now and we'll have a show Robert Tucker is here we're going to get into conversation with Robert shortly funny story about how.
00:01:13.500 --> 00:01:22.380 Tommy DiMisa: We sort of knew of Robert and value of Robin and then I just met rob on Saturday and i'll play when we get into that in a second, I want to tell you all something this program.
00:01:23.760 --> 00:01:34.710 Tommy DiMisa: we're coming up on our own self pity the year anniversary of the show that was like I say just an idea and just a conversation that you and I had and and then now it's like a thing that we do every week, so I.
00:01:34.830 --> 00:01:37.140 Valerie Heffron: feel like if I blink i'm going to be 60.
00:01:37.320 --> 00:01:40.710 Tommy DiMisa: Like really scared well then don't blink.
00:01:41.070 --> 00:01:43.620 Tommy DiMisa: At least until you're 59 and change then black.
00:01:44.310 --> 00:01:46.770 Tommy DiMisa: don't like don't like bounce don't blame.
00:01:47.820 --> 00:01:50.130 Tommy DiMisa: sounds like God, no doubt don't blink.
00:01:50.250 --> 00:01:52.620 Tommy DiMisa: Because then you'll be 60 alright stopper.
00:01:53.130 --> 00:02:07.530 Tommy DiMisa: We want to amplify the message that bond between animal lovers not only animal lovers, but people who care about people who are compassionate about animals look I don't have any pets newsflash I don't have any past we used to have a fish but he's no longer with us.
00:02:08.820 --> 00:02:13.020 Tommy DiMisa: yeah well it's it just means we got to get rid of that fish tank until we find all the fish.
00:02:13.500 --> 00:02:22.680 Tommy DiMisa: Look The thing is, we want to bring together people who care about our animals who are compassionate I gotta be honest, I learned a whole bunch when well i'll let the cat out of the bag I.
00:02:23.070 --> 00:02:37.230 Tommy DiMisa: I accidentally or not, probably the universe wanted me to stop over at rob store on the weekend i'll tell you that story, and second, let me finish the introduction, we believe that the end, we believe that the interaction between people care about animals is incredibly special.
00:02:38.790 --> 00:02:42.420 Tommy DiMisa: it's it's funny because I look at the notes from what we said this show and says.
00:02:42.900 --> 00:02:55.620 Tommy DiMisa: We want to support one another by building a compassionate that work and i'll stop now so don't say yet, but we want to do that, but we're already doing that, like that was like the mission statement but we're in it we're creating as passionate that work so that everyone.
00:02:57.030 --> 00:02:59.220 Valerie Heffron: Especially the animals.
00:02:59.430 --> 00:03:09.330 Tommy DiMisa: Yes, especially the animals we do that because we got we do it through this show through this platform talk radio dot nyc on Facebook talking alternative broadcasting and then.
00:03:09.870 --> 00:03:21.960 Tommy DiMisa: my daughter was just leaving and she was walking away and she goes, are you on spotify or I go yeah man we're on spotify she was we got to make sure people know that so gang we're on spotify and all those platforms, where you check out your podcast.
00:03:23.220 --> 00:03:24.750 Tommy DiMisa: we're having a lot of fun here about.
00:03:25.380 --> 00:03:38.340 Tommy DiMisa: yeah tell me, I know he does something we have some big stuff coming up, first of all, let me say hello to rob so he's in the conversation and then we'll come right back to rob rob talker Robert talker do you go by, do you like rob or do you like Robert I want to make sure to.
00:03:38.730 --> 00:03:40.020 Robert Tucker: rob rob is fine.
00:03:40.290 --> 00:03:41.340 Tommy DiMisa: All right, good, how are you.
00:03:41.790 --> 00:03:43.470 Robert Tucker: i'm good man, how you doing long time no see.
00:03:44.220 --> 00:03:52.440 Tommy DiMisa: Oh, I know it's been a couple days, but we didn't even know each other now we're like old friends short vowel they wouldn't say some things you want to say so we can get Robin the conversation.
00:03:53.820 --> 00:03:54.690 Valerie Heffron: i'm gonna go back.
00:03:54.870 --> 00:04:05.070 Valerie Heffron: Words for one second because to your point, you know we talked about wanting to build this compassionate network and I realized that one of our prior guests.
00:04:05.580 --> 00:04:18.690 Valerie Heffron: Jackie work in and homes by Mera realtor you know I gravitate towards these people, naturally, because I find that animal lovers are just really kind compassionate people.
00:04:19.110 --> 00:04:30.780 Valerie Heffron: And so the point is that years ago when we sold our House in baldwin we wanted to use Jackie because, not just because she's a great realtor she is that absolutely.
00:04:31.350 --> 00:04:43.320 Valerie Heffron: out, you know in and of itself, but because she has a heart of gold, I knew I could trust her to make sure that my cats didn't see you know I knew that she is i'm.
00:04:43.740 --> 00:04:57.780 Valerie Heffron: Just a really compassionate person and it shows in her work so fast forward, you know, three, four years now i'm actively seeking people who have those qualities, because we do want animal lovers and people who.
00:04:58.380 --> 00:05:07.620 Valerie Heffron: You know, have the ability to empathize with the plight of animals to be successful, why I think it's just a great quality to support so anyway.
00:05:09.300 --> 00:05:21.450 Valerie Heffron: We are, I have to, I have to say one more thing we are attracting the most incredible people not only to be guests on the show, but as sponsors for our first ever inaugural.
00:05:21.810 --> 00:05:28.410 Valerie Heffron: compassion awards, where we are recognizing and honoring of just a handful of people.
00:05:28.770 --> 00:05:37.110 Valerie Heffron: Who are really like local heroes, to the animals, people who sacrifice their time they sacrifice they go into their own wallet a lot of times.
00:05:37.500 --> 00:05:49.680 Valerie Heffron: And you know they're out there for hours on end, whether it's helping people find their last hour or tea and honoring you know hundreds of cats a year or rescuing injured animals off the streets.
00:05:50.070 --> 00:06:05.460 Valerie Heffron: These people deserve the recognition and i'm so grateful for this network of people that were really growing um one last thing I have a friend i'm just gonna throw this out there, this is like Tommy doesn't even know i'm doing.
00:06:05.550 --> 00:06:08.910 Tommy DiMisa: All this is this usually is when she wants somebody to adopt the rabbit or.
00:06:09.570 --> 00:06:10.470 Tommy DiMisa: chicken or something.
00:06:12.180 --> 00:06:12.990 Valerie Heffron: different this time.
00:06:13.440 --> 00:06:26.010 Valerie Heffron: I have a friend who i've kind of like recently reconnected with a bunch of people that are just you know you pull out of touch whatever and um he is an animal lover and he is single.
00:06:26.340 --> 00:06:27.120 Tommy DiMisa: Oh good.
00:06:28.230 --> 00:06:32.700 Valerie Heffron: I know I know okay I can't help myself Okay, I have a long track record.
00:06:32.730 --> 00:06:49.260 Valerie Heffron: of successfully putting people together one couple, by the way, is is rob's customer they swear by food, but anyway, I digress this gentleman has a he's a financial advisor he lives in long island he's got gorgeous blue eyes.
00:06:49.770 --> 00:06:50.760 Valerie Heffron: Really witty.
00:06:51.540 --> 00:07:01.950 Valerie Heffron: And he has stopped like picked up wounded birds literally like real birth and you know he'll text me like what should I do and so anyway, if.
00:07:01.950 --> 00:07:03.660 Tommy DiMisa: anyways he is compassionate.
00:07:03.810 --> 00:07:04.350 Tommy DiMisa: So not.
00:07:04.590 --> 00:07:04.890 Listen.
00:07:06.480 --> 00:07:09.510 Tommy DiMisa: Listen folks valerie's not asking you to foster.
00:07:09.810 --> 00:07:13.800 Tommy DiMisa: A rabbit she's asking if women are we talking to women value.
00:07:14.190 --> 00:07:15.240 Valerie Heffron: we're talking to women yeah.
00:07:15.270 --> 00:07:15.990 Tommy DiMisa: But speaking away.
00:07:16.620 --> 00:07:19.740 Tommy DiMisa: yep right, so if you're in your 40s and you would like to foster a man.
00:07:20.880 --> 00:07:21.840 Tommy DiMisa: Or, and again you.
00:07:22.590 --> 00:07:23.880 Valerie Heffron: know he is a financial.
00:07:23.880 --> 00:07:27.450 Valerie Heffron: advisor he's perfectly independent he has a boat.
00:07:27.510 --> 00:07:30.120 Valerie Heffron: You know, he loves to travel i'm just saying he.
00:07:30.420 --> 00:07:32.190 Tommy DiMisa: Is a boat give them my number.
00:07:32.220 --> 00:07:33.090 Tommy DiMisa: We talking about.
00:07:33.840 --> 00:07:34.140 Voting.
00:07:35.640 --> 00:07:37.920 Tommy DiMisa: we're looking for a bone I don't have to own one that's good.
00:07:41.610 --> 00:07:43.560 Valerie Heffron: Because I feel like i'm overdue for.
00:07:43.560 --> 00:07:44.730 Valerie Heffron: Like a match so.
00:07:45.090 --> 00:07:46.890 Tommy DiMisa: So you've heard it here first folks.
00:07:46.950 --> 00:07:48.450 Tommy DiMisa: This is a compassionate network.
00:07:48.660 --> 00:07:54.900 Tommy DiMisa: we're not here to just help animals we're here to help people apparently and help people you know get together and.
00:07:55.500 --> 00:08:05.070 Tommy DiMisa: You know, find the love of their life, what a cool thing that would be to just have you do that, and then you put it out there, this gentleman gets connected to somebody through our network, and then they get married and then.
00:08:05.340 --> 00:08:06.420 Valerie Heffron: I found that.
00:08:06.570 --> 00:08:07.680 Tommy DiMisa: I know that.
00:08:07.710 --> 00:08:15.030 Valerie Heffron: It is the best feeling in the world, and I don't think your money because I don't believe I just don't that's my personal belief system is like not to do it for money.
00:08:15.120 --> 00:08:16.740 Tommy DiMisa: To do for my alright yeah.
00:08:16.920 --> 00:08:18.180 Valerie Heffron: Alright, moving on let's get back to me.
00:08:18.660 --> 00:08:21.090 Tommy DiMisa: wow i'm totally confused I don't even know what we're gonna talk about.
00:08:21.420 --> 00:08:21.840 Valerie Heffron: So, like.
00:08:22.710 --> 00:08:23.520 Tommy DiMisa: I do that's not true.
00:08:23.670 --> 00:08:27.420 Tommy DiMisa: So i'm coming home, the other day Saturday I, so I live in.
00:08:27.600 --> 00:08:36.540 Tommy DiMisa: NASA county on long island here or not it's not where I am right now but that's where I live, and I had shout out to the hamptons on Saturday morning because I was looking to.
00:08:37.200 --> 00:08:41.040 Tommy DiMisa: support a nonprofit that i'm involved that I am involved with the spirit of Huntington.
00:08:41.940 --> 00:08:51.090 Tommy DiMisa: Art Center which has an artwork program for individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities, where it has, this is a vocational program they also have a.
00:08:51.480 --> 00:08:53.910 Tommy DiMisa: Special program called portability, which is.
00:08:54.480 --> 00:09:05.010 Tommy DiMisa: Again, these individuals with special needs, or intellectual developmental disabilities, they were being featured our abilities being featured at the hamptons Fine Arts fair, you know which honestly.
00:09:05.400 --> 00:09:16.710 Tommy DiMisa: Is kind of like not exactly my speed, but you know a little big but I throw on a pink linen suit because I could rocket people probably thought I fit right in right and then i'm coming back from Suffolk county.
00:09:17.130 --> 00:09:22.560 Tommy DiMisa: And I get off on a highway to cruise up the highway and, of course, my I see Duncan out of the corner of my eye, so I.
00:09:23.100 --> 00:09:32.730 Tommy DiMisa: don't get it and, of course, because, like Valerie and I only talked like seven times a day Valerie and I just happened to be talking because I had a little valley I got a bunch of windshield time let's jump on a call it's like strategy.
00:09:33.180 --> 00:09:42.180 Tommy DiMisa: So i'm coming coming down the road, I see it, I go i'm going to start from you, oh I go canine shall I go to that site sounds familiar like I don't know if I saw that.
00:09:43.380 --> 00:09:51.960 Tommy DiMisa: So just shows you like, how many things going on in my head ADHD and all but it's like values yeah that's what I taught her just coming on the show on Wednesday.
00:09:52.830 --> 00:09:59.910 Tommy DiMisa: dude like this is his store then like so i'm like and i'm an old school sales guy buddy so I have no problem is walking in and making a new friend.
00:10:00.300 --> 00:10:11.610 Tommy DiMisa: But that's exactly what happened, so I go in there robberies didn't know who I was at first, and I introduced myself and was so gracious took me on a tour I did like a six minute video which will share out to everybody, but.
00:10:11.880 --> 00:10:32.190 Tommy DiMisa: He showed me the food i'm going to read them high quality species appropriate diet for dogs and cats species appropriate we're going to talk a lot about that, I mean I, so I was amazed like I guess it's like that stores in Bohemia like 2000 square feet right facility there yep.
00:10:32.250 --> 00:10:41.130 Tommy DiMisa: 2000 yeah so so it was it was a kind of a I want to say fluke i'll say it was meant to be experienced I was meant to see rob on Saturday it gets it.
00:10:41.430 --> 00:10:44.940 Tommy DiMisa: To meet with him and now we're here today i'm looking I keep looking over here by the computer.
00:10:45.240 --> 00:10:52.770 Tommy DiMisa: My other screen because i'm looking at this food in the food looks delicious and i'll share it with you all, when we go that one piece rob were talked about what dog should be eating.
00:10:52.980 --> 00:11:00.180 Tommy DiMisa: And it says vitality energy strength and beauty i'll share it with everybody, as we go to break but it looks delicious doesn't look like things are coming out of a can.
00:11:00.510 --> 00:11:00.900 Valerie Heffron: So you can.
00:11:01.170 --> 00:11:03.930 Valerie Heffron: Look delicious because it's it is real food.
00:11:03.960 --> 00:11:06.930 Tommy DiMisa: But it's gone through, but it looks delicious to me is what i'm saying like i'm not.
00:11:07.380 --> 00:11:17.160 Valerie Heffron: But that's because the traditional job food and cat food that you see like in a can it's it's it looks like pat a because it's been all process and everything but.
00:11:17.490 --> 00:11:33.540 Valerie Heffron: You know I want to start more if you don't mind i'm really curious rob at the beginning, what inspired you to to do this as a business and like how did you learn because there's a lot to learn right about food grade quality and everything.
00:11:34.620 --> 00:11:35.670 Valerie Heffron: We had to start.
00:11:36.390 --> 00:11:43.200 Robert Tucker: yeah I mean it's great question, I mean and I tell everyone the same thing it started out of the garage in my house.
00:11:43.470 --> 00:11:49.110 Robert Tucker: yeah yeah another garage story because it's good I hope it gets his biggest Google.
00:11:49.530 --> 00:11:49.980 apple.
00:11:51.420 --> 00:11:57.870 Robert Tucker: know, and you know if you have to give credit to him to my wife she's want to kind of push the push the issue with me on.
00:11:58.230 --> 00:12:04.560 Robert Tucker: feeding our dogs what they were meant to eat, you know we did a lot of research on on dog food as we got our dogs and.
00:12:05.100 --> 00:12:14.460 Robert Tucker: You know our prior dog had a lot of health issues, we had an English bulldog a lot of health issues with the you know with the yeast infections and ear problems and skin out is everything so.
00:12:15.030 --> 00:12:26.370 Robert Tucker: As we moved on to the next breed we chose a visual as an extreme which isn't Hungarian pointer and we really did a lot of work on what a dog is supposed to eat.
00:12:26.760 --> 00:12:33.510 Robert Tucker: Some friends of ours that we met with it had talked about hey they only feed raw like i've never heard about that i'm not touching that stuff.
00:12:34.230 --> 00:12:44.850 Robert Tucker: But the more I read it, and the more I looked into it i'm like wow this is, this is what they're supposed to eat, and you know we did a lot of research followed a lot of people on instagram for a lot of people on Facebook.
00:12:45.660 --> 00:12:50.940 Robert Tucker: went to a lot of shows, and I said, you know what i'm gonna start feeding my dog says yeah and you know.
00:12:51.000 --> 00:12:55.140 Valerie Heffron: i'm not i'm not going to feed my dog and i'm just gonna open up three stores that carry all that food.
00:12:55.740 --> 00:12:56.340 Robert Tucker: yeah yeah.
00:12:56.400 --> 00:12:57.000 Robert Tucker: yeah like.
00:12:57.210 --> 00:12:58.710 Robert Tucker: I started with one little chest.
00:12:58.710 --> 00:13:00.060 Robert Tucker: freezer in our garage and.
00:13:00.120 --> 00:13:00.780 Robert Tucker: i'm just.
00:13:01.380 --> 00:13:09.240 Robert Tucker: Getting food from my dogs and you know met a lot of cool people on the way I met the owner of canine craving down in baltimore.
00:13:09.990 --> 00:13:25.050 Robert Tucker: He invited me down to walk through his facility to see how it's made to see the food to see how they process it i'm like this is what I want to see you know the meat is coming in with usda stamps on it yeah, this is a food that we eat is.
00:13:25.260 --> 00:13:34.290 Tommy DiMisa: Talk about that right rob started clicking like that offered me with something that really striking to me, and maybe it should have been as obvious as nose on my face, but it was like.
00:13:34.950 --> 00:13:45.330 Tommy DiMisa: When I was there that you just mentioned that usda stamp, that is not typical if correct me if i'm wrong but that's not typical amongst food that.
00:13:45.360 --> 00:13:49.350 Tommy DiMisa: is served or out right, can you speak to that so people understand because I didn't know that.
00:13:49.740 --> 00:14:00.690 Robert Tucker: yeah no 100% and a lot of people don't get this because you know the the cable companies, just like the pharmaceutical companies lead us in the direction to believe what they want us to believe, so we buy their food.
00:14:02.010 --> 00:14:02.280 Valerie Heffron: yeah.
00:14:02.310 --> 00:14:07.680 Robert Tucker: What you're feeding your dog right now is processed food and i'm gonna give you a prime example that I tell everyone.
00:14:08.100 --> 00:14:16.230 Robert Tucker: kibble came around a little over 100 years ago as a convenience factor, just like the fast food industry came around for us for convenience factor.
00:14:16.950 --> 00:14:22.650 Robert Tucker: we're not going to eat mcdonald's every day it's there for convenience for you there to go in there to get your hamburger to edit.
00:14:23.010 --> 00:14:34.020 Robert Tucker: eat it while you're in the car running away we don't have a time same as kibble was made was made to be in a bag to scoop it out throw it in a bowl walk away, you know that's not what dogs are meant to eat you look at their.
00:14:34.020 --> 00:14:34.440 Valerie Heffron: teeth.
00:14:34.590 --> 00:14:36.180 Robert Tucker: You know, they were meant to eat meat.
00:14:37.470 --> 00:14:42.600 Robert Tucker: You know I my wife always says, have you ever seen a dog out cooking over a campfire in the woods.
00:14:44.250 --> 00:14:49.680 Robert Tucker: All this food is cooked it's full of you know, rice, carbohydrates fillers.
00:14:50.910 --> 00:14:53.010 Robert Tucker: Lots of chemicals that I can't even pronounce.
00:14:53.490 --> 00:14:54.960 Robert Tucker: yeah and.
00:14:55.440 --> 00:15:09.390 Robert Tucker: You know that's it's just not what their mentees so we look for something that was more species appropriate we found this food and my dogs have thrived on it i've seen dogs with severe.
00:15:10.800 --> 00:15:18.420 Robert Tucker: yeast infections severe skin issues severe ear infections, has just ceased within changing their diet.
00:15:18.840 --> 00:15:23.940 Valerie Heffron: How quickly how quick I know we have to go to break, but how quickly, do you do you see change.
00:15:24.210 --> 00:15:26.310 Robert Tucker: Later, but by the time they detox our system, a.
00:15:26.310 --> 00:15:27.990 Robert Tucker: week to two weeks, you will start seeing a change.
00:15:28.110 --> 00:15:32.730 Valerie Heffron: wow that's that's pretty quick all right, I know we gotta go to break Tommy right.
00:15:32.730 --> 00:15:48.060 Tommy DiMisa: yeah yeah let's do let's do a problem I because it goes right in line with your values asked you that, too, I about the detox what I want you to everybody to consider as we go to break and I want to probably kind of answer some of this one back to the best ability rob is you know are.
00:15:49.680 --> 00:15:53.580 Tommy DiMisa: The some of the reactions that these animals are having that we're detoxing that from.
00:15:54.000 --> 00:16:05.640 Tommy DiMisa: I don't answer yet, but isn't it is it just what they go through, or is it a fact that the food we've been giving them has not been so good and that's part of the problem and that's what they're reacting to I want to leave you all, with a cliffhanger this is power.
00:16:06.120 --> 00:16:07.980 Tommy DiMisa: rob out at Tommy be right back.
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00:18:21.240 --> 00:18:31.920 Tommy DiMisa: And we have a new guests in the show, so I have a rule here, what about the files when you're in new to the show and you're just here for the first time, you must introduce yourself or you're here for the first time today Valerie who is that it's.
00:18:32.010 --> 00:18:34.740 Tommy DiMisa: ED enough look at those eyes.
00:18:35.040 --> 00:18:40.020 Tommy DiMisa: wow phoebe even though, when I beat you one day you're going to make you sneeze you got pretty eyes tell you that.
00:18:40.650 --> 00:18:52.830 Tommy DiMisa: I gotta say that for sure I you know rob welcome back rob talker and shop calm I you know if you're watching on Facebook thanks for doing that because you're seeing the website, which I will share on Facebook.
00:18:53.580 --> 00:18:59.550 Tommy DiMisa: Okay, but the letter number nine actually OK now i'm like number shop i'll just share that.
00:18:59.580 --> 00:19:00.690 Tommy DiMisa: The canine shop.
00:19:00.810 --> 00:19:06.780 Tommy DiMisa: Talk calm, but i'm rob what a wealth of information it's funny because I asked you that question before with the break and then i'm.
00:19:07.110 --> 00:19:13.380 Tommy DiMisa: As i'm sharing it there was a lot of information on there so kudos to you for being a great resource, not just in the product.
00:19:13.950 --> 00:19:22.500 Tommy DiMisa: The education that you provided that you know I learned a bit about that from you on Saturday match, so if we can go right back into that question that I asked before breaking say like.
00:19:22.890 --> 00:19:32.670 Tommy DiMisa: Is it the reason you said, the yeast infections and other problems with the animals as a result of what they're already have been chatting try to fix things if you take some work.
00:19:33.510 --> 00:19:38.760 Robert Tucker: yeah I mean it's just like us me your body is what you put into it.
00:19:40.110 --> 00:19:41.700 Robert Tucker: He feeds on carbohydrates.
00:19:42.750 --> 00:19:46.650 Robert Tucker: The main ingredient in the kibble is carbohydrates.
00:19:46.740 --> 00:19:55.260 Valerie Heffron: and fill that makes so much sense I never thought of it like that, but my husband makes sourdough starter and he's constantly feeding it flower.
00:19:56.070 --> 00:20:05.820 Valerie Heffron: I gotta feed the starter it kind of creeps me out i'm like you, like a live thing, but you know and i'm sorry if I hope i'm not interrupting but.
00:20:05.850 --> 00:20:12.750 Valerie Heffron: No, no one of the things that really caught my attention because, of course, I had to watch the video because tommy's talk to you, and it turned out to be really good video.
00:20:12.930 --> 00:20:13.500 Tommy DiMisa: But anyway.
00:20:14.460 --> 00:20:15.240 Tommy DiMisa: I didn't start.
00:20:15.570 --> 00:20:17.910 Tommy DiMisa: I explained how it happened, I passed my.
00:20:17.910 --> 00:20:18.570 Valerie Heffron: shop I.
00:20:18.810 --> 00:20:20.280 Tommy DiMisa: Get in trouble for being a stalker.
00:20:21.030 --> 00:20:21.480 talker.
00:20:23.340 --> 00:20:41.520 Valerie Heffron: So when you were talking about how there's a lot of food purveyors food companies that the grade the quality and the grade of the food is different than what you provide and how you said something like you know they're there are animals that can be.
00:20:42.630 --> 00:20:55.830 Valerie Heffron: made into food that have like euthanasia drugs in them and and sickness cancer, whatever that flipped me out, yes I didn't know that So what are these grades, how do we, how do we know about this.
00:20:55.890 --> 00:21:07.020 Robert Tucker: You know the the raw industry, it happened quickly, I mean people got on board really quick and there's a lot of companies that just don't do it properly and.
00:21:07.500 --> 00:21:15.510 Robert Tucker: You know I you know our company, you know I I believe one thing and I tell everyone if I won't feed it to my dogs you won't find it in my store.
00:21:15.900 --> 00:21:16.650 Robert Tucker: And discussion.
00:21:17.040 --> 00:21:29.160 Robert Tucker: Right now there's there's some great research out there, and you know i'll throw this out and everyone should go and watch anyone that has a dog or cat should go watch this great documentary out there called pet fooled.
00:21:29.490 --> 00:21:30.660 Robert Tucker: that's P T.
00:21:31.350 --> 00:21:47.610 Robert Tucker: F O l ED, this is an eye opener to anyone, you know i've met the guy that directed at Cole harrington, and this will just open your eyes on the entire pet food industry and it's kind of what opened my eyes on the pet food industry as well, so now back to your question.
00:21:48.990 --> 00:21:58.200 Robert Tucker: The grades of me, as I said, I know the grades of meat that we have in our store i've walked to almost every single manufacturing plant that's in our store that will allow me.
00:21:58.530 --> 00:21:59.070 Robert Tucker: Most of them.
00:21:59.160 --> 00:22:02.610 Robert Tucker: Open me with open, allow me with open arms, which I.
00:22:02.610 --> 00:22:04.020 Robert Tucker: Like means are not hiding.
00:22:04.650 --> 00:22:08.760 Robert Tucker: Right, but there are people out there that self what I call for the meat.
00:22:09.840 --> 00:22:21.750 Robert Tucker: That means it's dead diseased dying or down that's the meat that we can't eat anymore that's the meat that you know the dog the the cows may have cancer.
00:22:22.800 --> 00:22:32.670 Robert Tucker: They could have been just euthanized they could have been you know dying from some other illness those cows are now moved what we call rendering plants or other plants where they are now turned into dog food.
00:22:33.390 --> 00:22:40.380 Robert Tucker: With no they don't care about what's in the cow, so you can be passing that euthanasia drug over to your.
00:22:41.910 --> 00:22:42.330 That is.
00:22:43.560 --> 00:22:55.590 Valerie Heffron: disgusting to me and, just as you have as an as an animal lover and as a pet parent, I mean we make our own dog food now and i'll talk to you about that.
00:22:56.010 --> 00:23:13.440 Valerie Heffron: In a minute, but um you know when we first started, we didn't and the thought that we could have been providing our like most beloved creature in the House something that could pass on drugs illness, it is so noisy eating.
00:23:13.620 --> 00:23:14.880 Valerie Heffron: It fasting.
00:23:14.970 --> 00:23:24.450 Robert Tucker: it's really disgusting it can be a really bad industry, and you know, one of the things that really stuck out to me and it's still I see it, to this day from watching pet folders.
00:23:24.960 --> 00:23:35.820 Robert Tucker: You have this dog food plant and out in the parking lot is nothing but a pile of cow carcasses that are now being moved in to make our dog food okay.
00:23:36.930 --> 00:23:55.050 Robert Tucker: it's not out in here it's it's really not out in public, because i've talked to a lot of vets, a lot of bets are moving towards the holistic and healthy lifestyles, because they get it, the older vets don't understand it, they don't take nutrition and that school.
00:23:55.470 --> 00:24:03.900 Robert Tucker: Right and i've been told this from vets that have been the best school, they have one nutrition class where purina walks in and talks about their kibble.
00:24:04.920 --> 00:24:16.620 Robert Tucker: That is the just of their nutrition, they don't get it they've graduated from vet school they open up their office who were the first people to enter their office, the cable companies.
00:24:16.980 --> 00:24:17.130 That.
00:24:18.720 --> 00:24:19.980 Valerie Heffron: Have a pharmaceutical REP.
00:24:20.190 --> 00:24:21.390 Robert Tucker: You hit the nail on the head.
00:24:22.080 --> 00:24:23.490 Robert Tucker: There are there, the pharmaceutical REP.
00:24:24.090 --> 00:24:28.020 Robert Tucker: Think about this a vet cannot make up the living on a well visit.
00:24:29.400 --> 00:24:39.510 Tommy DiMisa: that's right, I mean it sounds so similar look I may get myself in trouble here I don't know if I care, you know, like the medical system, the healthcare system.
00:24:39.600 --> 00:24:45.630 Tommy DiMisa: Is in for human beings is a whole It is tragic.
00:24:45.780 --> 00:24:47.010 Tommy DiMisa: there's no way what goes on right.
00:24:47.160 --> 00:24:58.320 Tommy DiMisa: There is no health care there's sickness mean it's right like you know that I got on don't use any names of companies are big major companies make products that we eat.
00:24:58.800 --> 00:25:10.950 Tommy DiMisa: right that cause problems in our body that later big major companies may be owned by the same conglomerate as a company that data sick now have drugs that will you know maintain not not cure anything.
00:25:11.430 --> 00:25:20.490 Tommy DiMisa: But you know make you be able to stick around for another 2030 years, so you can now have the you can be a customer paying customer, so I bought your junk and put into my body.
00:25:20.760 --> 00:25:32.910 Tommy DiMisa: That screwed on my body, so now, I have to buy your other junk truck it's it sounds so similar but you know, in a capitalist society, why should it be any different than than that right, you know, because if there's no money for the vet.
00:25:33.420 --> 00:25:38.370 Tommy DiMisa: To to keep like let me ask you, I think it was you, I was talking to could have been somebody else recently too, but.
00:25:39.030 --> 00:25:50.460 Tommy DiMisa: You there's less vets visits, is where I think it was you know Saturday right so just that straight off right, why would they they're not incentivized to make the animals feel good because we're going to see him right right.
00:25:50.790 --> 00:25:59.310 Robert Tucker: And, and they have one good they have one thing going and i'm not putting down any bets you know that there's some great vets out there i've met a lot of great assets and they're doing their job.
00:25:59.610 --> 00:26:08.790 Robert Tucker: I think that, again, you know, the biggest benefactor to these vets schools are the cable companies, so the vegetables are going to do with their sakes that's where their money that's where the funds come from.
00:26:09.390 --> 00:26:16.650 Robert Tucker: And they're just doing what they're taught, but you know there they have one thing, going from our pets can't talk.
00:26:17.310 --> 00:26:17.640 Valerie Heffron: mm hmm.
00:26:17.970 --> 00:26:30.630 Robert Tucker: We they don't know what's going on and they don't know how they feel inside, you know they don't know what's going on, you know it's all you know my dog has allergies my hat my dog has a skin issue okay let's give him a dose of apple will.
00:26:31.920 --> 00:26:37.920 Robert Tucker: They maybe they've been pounding that drug for years, and now, finally, the FDA just came out and said it's a bad drug.
00:26:41.100 --> 00:26:41.940 Valerie Heffron: When.
00:26:42.450 --> 00:26:43.560 Robert Tucker: This was a few months ago.
00:26:43.740 --> 00:27:00.390 Valerie Heffron: Oh, my God, I had a first of all, I have not heard that applicable, just so Tommy and you know, whoever is out there, that may not have a dog, it is probably the most common and you know utilized drug.
00:27:01.470 --> 00:27:04.080 Valerie Heffron: So many dog owners have their dogs on Africa.
00:27:04.110 --> 00:27:07.440 Tommy DiMisa: Is if you're just multiple symptoms it's not just specific to.
00:27:08.610 --> 00:27:14.070 Valerie Heffron: Like allergy yeah and you know, I was just on the phone yesterday.
00:27:14.400 --> 00:27:19.080 Valerie Heffron: with another connection who's also going to be a guest in a couple of weeks, whatever long story short.
00:27:19.260 --> 00:27:32.220 Valerie Heffron: He said, my dog on ethical and and he said, do you know what that is, I know yeah I said we had our dog on that for a little while before we figured out what he was allergic to and oh that that's heartbreaking to me.
00:27:32.250 --> 00:27:35.220 Tommy DiMisa: That that that's not, though, I don't know.
00:27:36.240 --> 00:27:41.610 Valerie Heffron: What hold on I just have to ask rob do you know why they revoked that drug like what was.
00:27:41.610 --> 00:27:42.660 Robert Tucker: It about.
00:27:42.720 --> 00:27:43.350 Valerie Heffron: it's not revoked.
00:27:43.380 --> 00:27:44.040 Valerie Heffron: Oh so.
00:27:44.670 --> 00:27:48.030 Robert Tucker: You know they've just said yes, Sir side effects and safety issues and.
00:27:49.230 --> 00:27:49.530 Valerie Heffron: that's what.
00:27:49.740 --> 00:27:50.430 Robert Tucker: causes cancer.
00:27:50.670 --> 00:27:51.180 Robert Tucker: It can cause.
00:27:53.040 --> 00:27:53.280 Valerie Heffron: yeah.
00:27:53.430 --> 00:27:55.740 Robert Tucker: Okay there's side effects every drugs, you know but.
00:27:56.670 --> 00:28:07.500 Robert Tucker: They use it as a patch and you know, to me, the important thing is don't go don't go run out and get your dog inoculated with Africa will take some time and figure out what's causing the problem.
00:28:07.890 --> 00:28:13.470 Robert Tucker: Most of times the problem can be fixed from the inside out just by changing the diet i've seen it.
00:28:13.800 --> 00:28:14.250 Tommy DiMisa: Is that.
00:28:14.940 --> 00:28:19.710 Valerie Heffron: What happened with our dog we changed our duck we figured out, we went to a holistic vet.
00:28:20.460 --> 00:28:28.830 Valerie Heffron: Who is also an empty, but he tries to fix things holistically first which we love Okay, especially since my husband's a chiropractor.
00:28:29.190 --> 00:28:37.200 Valerie Heffron: And he believes he subscribes heavily to you know, like our body holds secure nature secure his medicine anyway.
00:28:37.680 --> 00:28:42.720 Valerie Heffron: long story short, we have been making our dogs on food for three years.
00:28:43.200 --> 00:28:58.530 Valerie Heffron: And he has not had any issues for years it was just a matter of eliminating my dog my dog alerted to chicken pumpkin and rice, which is the exact ingredients that everybody will tell you to make for your dog when they're not feeling good the irony.
00:28:59.730 --> 00:29:00.030 Robert Tucker: yeah.
00:29:01.110 --> 00:29:09.120 Tommy DiMisa: We are going to go, we gotta split gotta go to another quick break, but before that, what I want to say is what i'm hearing you talk about the struggle that you're referring to.
00:29:10.140 --> 00:29:15.420 Tommy DiMisa: Many drugs are there and it just treat the symptoms, whether it be in humans or animals as well not not.
00:29:15.720 --> 00:29:29.010 Tommy DiMisa: address the underlying cause, but I figured i'd give you gotta give a quick shout out to Socrates, who said, let food be thy medicine medicine be thy food rob that's when you're talking about talking about going inside that solving things from the fundamental levels.
00:29:29.310 --> 00:29:31.620 Tommy DiMisa: and improve the lives of these animals and i'm sure to.
00:29:31.650 --> 00:29:38.490 Tommy DiMisa: freeze a longevity and we'll get into that we are going to take a quick break rob talkers here from the canine shop we'll be right back, thank you.
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00:31:42.270 --> 00:31:52.200 Tommy DiMisa: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls children of all ages animals amphibians, listen it's not every day you get to listen to the show is here shout out to Hippocrates.
00:31:52.260 --> 00:31:58.740 Tommy DiMisa: I mean let's be real right only here, probably the only show all day you might turn into that's that's given that good shout out.
00:31:59.580 --> 00:32:10.770 Tommy DiMisa: Look, I shared more from the from the website with the break I know you know Valerie being such an incredible pet parent, as well as advocate, but I know I may have jovi what you've done and what you and and.
00:32:11.310 --> 00:32:22.980 Tommy DiMisa: be well i've done to really improve jovi situation analogies whatnot you're on the cutting edge of this value, this is something that you're talking you're on YouTube you are on mute so let's unmute you get hit back in the Program.
00:32:23.010 --> 00:32:23.790 Tommy DiMisa: So i'll go ahead don't.
00:32:23.910 --> 00:32:28.380 Tommy DiMisa: don't do a frowny face it's okay it's okay it's Okay, but.
00:32:29.430 --> 00:32:30.150 Valerie Heffron: My now yeah.
00:32:30.210 --> 00:32:31.350 Tommy DiMisa: Now yeah that's what.
00:32:31.740 --> 00:32:44.490 Valerie Heffron: I need to say I feel behind a little bit, because the truth is we, we make this food um I do have a question about that, but we started making, which is phenomenal a bone marrow broth.
00:32:45.480 --> 00:32:54.300 Valerie Heffron: To complement his food, and it has worked wonders with his like agility and his ability to run up and down the stairs again, which he stopped doing for a while and.
00:32:55.350 --> 00:33:04.890 Valerie Heffron: We, however, do not meet his his treats you know, like his snacks or you know I call them cookies whatever, but we don't make that.
00:33:05.190 --> 00:33:12.150 Valerie Heffron: We try really hard to read all the ingredients and make sure that you know we know exactly what's in it he's not allergic to anything.
00:33:12.750 --> 00:33:23.820 Valerie Heffron: But i'm really having some reservations about that also and the the question i'm kind of wanting to ask, and I have a feeling it's on behalf of others too.
00:33:24.660 --> 00:33:35.130 Valerie Heffron: But um we make his food, but it's cooked right, I mean it's that season it's not like i'm you know flom being anything but it's it's not raw.
00:33:35.940 --> 00:33:52.530 Valerie Heffron: And so what would your advice be or like, why should we go from you know cooking it, I mean it's a lot easier to just throw raw meat into a wall right like what would be your your rationale for saying you know go raw.
00:33:53.910 --> 00:33:58.410 Robert Tucker: I mean cooked meat cooked food is better than kibble so I commend you for that.
00:34:00.330 --> 00:34:14.730 Robert Tucker: cooking the food just takes out some of the nutrients that the dogs need that's it by cooking it you're just you're just depleting enough some some some nutrients and some vitamins and minerals, whereas on the raw diet they're getting everything straight up you know.
00:34:15.750 --> 00:34:29.010 Valerie Heffron: I think it makes me nervous mentally because it's like Of course I understand that animals are different from humans, but like the thought of giving what what Turkey because you know we can't eat that like will get sick.
00:34:29.130 --> 00:34:29.940 Valerie Heffron: You don't I mean.
00:34:30.030 --> 00:34:32.490 Valerie Heffron: So I think there's that mental block right.
00:34:32.940 --> 00:34:40.470 Robert Tucker: You know there's two things to go through that one thing your dog needs is calcium, and in the raw food they get ground bone.
00:34:41.640 --> 00:34:53.670 Robert Tucker: need a dog cooked bones right so now, you know raw bones are soft phones find to eat cooked bones or not soft anymore, they can splinter and go into the system.
00:34:54.480 --> 00:35:03.690 Robert Tucker: and create problems in the digestive system, so you know by cooking it you do miss a little bit there's some things you put in there to increase that calcium content, and you know, help them along the way.
00:35:05.460 --> 00:35:09.270 Robert Tucker: But what was the second question, I just lost track there.
00:35:09.960 --> 00:35:12.780 Valerie Heffron: Just kind of like mentally the mental.
00:35:12.780 --> 00:35:13.800 Robert Tucker: block the other mental.
00:35:13.950 --> 00:35:19.830 Robert Tucker: yeah, this is the number one question we have coming in every day, is my dog gonna get sick from salmonella.
00:35:20.640 --> 00:35:37.230 Robert Tucker: Right right can they yes, are they know you know, unless you leave the meat sitting out on the table and the counter and letting it get you know rancid and getting warm just like our meats you don't leave it out, for we cook it, you have to handle it properly.
00:35:37.650 --> 00:35:38.640 Robert Tucker: I keep my dog's.
00:35:38.730 --> 00:35:44.310 Robert Tucker: Food in the freezer I take it out, I bring it up to temperature in the fridge rater I feed it to them.
00:35:44.880 --> 00:35:46.080 Robert Tucker: dogs have a different.
00:35:46.170 --> 00:35:53.610 Robert Tucker: metabolism than we do as well, different saliva different things where they can digest things right, you have to understand dogs.
00:35:54.660 --> 00:36:02.310 Robert Tucker: They come from the wolf they were out there, they were eating rabbits they were eating birds, they were eating anything they caught.
00:36:02.640 --> 00:36:13.530 Robert Tucker: And that's how they were fed if you go look on the Internet, and even if you look at Europe, Europe is so ahead of us in this and they've been feeding their dogs this way for many, many years.
00:36:14.040 --> 00:36:24.300 Robert Tucker: In it, they know what's going on over there, European standards are so much better than then American standards even even in even in the kibble food or even in the dry food.
00:36:25.290 --> 00:36:32.760 Robert Tucker: But they still a penis for for a long time they've been feeding cooking food given they're given their pets a chicken foot or something when they're done.
00:36:33.510 --> 00:36:38.190 Robert Tucker: I cook chicken I am my dog a drumstick and let him chow down on it.
00:36:38.670 --> 00:36:43.050 Robert Tucker: And you know, one of my dogs have never seen a bowl of kibble in his life.
00:36:43.590 --> 00:36:44.580 Valerie Heffron: Oh that's great.
00:36:44.700 --> 00:36:44.820 and
00:36:46.230 --> 00:37:02.340 Valerie Heffron: i've certainly heard this from a lot of other people who I, who I greatly trust and respect, and you know one woman in rescue who's like I dare anyone to take their dog and compare them to my dogs if their dog is not on a raw diet she's like i'll have compared agility aging.
00:37:02.670 --> 00:37:13.680 Valerie Heffron: You know overall health, let me ask you a question, what are some of the elements I know you mentioned ear infections that reminds me of when we had a pet nutrition is on the show.
00:37:14.070 --> 00:37:23.070 Valerie Heffron: And jonna mentioned how her dog was getting a lot of those and after a few months, she decided to pursue a holistic approach.
00:37:23.610 --> 00:37:35.010 Valerie Heffron: g and the food got rid of the elements for the dog so you've mentioned ear infections, what are some other common things or or things that your customers have said that this food is helped with.
00:37:36.360 --> 00:37:37.440 Robert Tucker: skin conditions.
00:37:37.770 --> 00:37:43.800 Robert Tucker: Okay, dental issues um gastro testicle gastrointestinal issues.
00:37:45.270 --> 00:37:47.640 Robert Tucker: I have dogs that come in that have pancreatitis.
00:37:49.620 --> 00:37:51.990 Valerie Heffron: Well, I mean i'm sure you have more than one dog.
00:37:52.080 --> 00:37:53.280 Valerie Heffron: One of my friends.
00:37:53.370 --> 00:37:54.720 Valerie Heffron: auto dealer who, out of his.
00:37:55.170 --> 00:37:56.910 Valerie Heffron: Name okay.
00:37:56.940 --> 00:37:59.130 Valerie Heffron: Yes, he's a Tibetan terrier.
00:37:59.370 --> 00:38:03.450 Valerie Heffron: Okay shout out to auto schnitzel pants.
00:38:03.540 --> 00:38:05.280 Tommy DiMisa: eBay auto the person.
00:38:05.400 --> 00:38:06.510 Tommy DiMisa: Or is auto.
00:38:07.080 --> 00:38:15.150 Valerie Heffron: auto fun shuttle pants is the dog and auto his parents are a couple that I set up i'm just saying.
00:38:16.620 --> 00:38:17.310 Tommy DiMisa: Oh no kidding.
00:38:17.550 --> 00:38:24.750 Tommy DiMisa: Is that right yeah oh I gotta I gotta sneak in here less I don't know they might be three questions by last that we didn't answer yet.
00:38:25.500 --> 00:38:35.040 Tommy DiMisa: No, no you're not wrong I just I don't know I lost track because i'm writing notes of stuff but Oh, we were talking about the elements and things like that oh and you're starting to run out Oh, because I know I pick your titus.
00:38:35.190 --> 00:38:45.090 Tommy DiMisa: So that's one of the things that rob you're able to implement a diet that solves through that, but this is something I asked you well i'm sorry continue and then i'll ask my question if God.
00:38:45.720 --> 00:38:53.550 Robert Tucker: Was gonna say it's not going to solve pancreatitis pancreatitis is there, but it it's a diet that allows them to live with this disease comfort comfortably.
00:38:53.580 --> 00:38:54.990 Robert Tucker: comfortably right so yeah.
00:38:55.320 --> 00:38:57.030 Tommy DiMisa: So symptom relief I guess.
00:38:57.330 --> 00:38:58.680 Robert Tucker: Really same with you know you know.
00:38:58.800 --> 00:39:03.450 Robert Tucker: We found we've worked with dogs with kidney stones kidney issues cancer um.
00:39:03.990 --> 00:39:04.980 Robert Tucker: You know, a.
00:39:05.190 --> 00:39:12.810 Robert Tucker: kidney malfunction I mean we've had a dog come in, we changed his diet, the vet said he's got three months to live 910 months later he's still kicking.
00:39:13.020 --> 00:39:13.320 Robert Tucker: And that's.
00:39:13.740 --> 00:39:16.320 Robert Tucker: Just it's just changing their diet so.
00:39:16.740 --> 00:39:17.070 Robert Tucker: You know.
00:39:17.160 --> 00:39:18.390 Robert Tucker: game all those yeah.
00:39:18.660 --> 00:39:27.810 Tommy DiMisa: I want to just go into something that I asked when I when I met with you because look, there are certain set of the population that is going to be all in with what you're saying right like.
00:39:27.840 --> 00:39:29.460 Tommy DiMisa: These are the people who basically.
00:39:29.730 --> 00:39:39.810 Tommy DiMisa: You know the way I would be concerned about my my human children's diet, the way these people are concerned about the pet right there they've had their their fur baby right.
00:39:41.250 --> 00:39:49.680 Tommy DiMisa: I wonder, though the for those who are on the cost per want to learn, and they want to do this, partially and i'm sure you would agree that look.
00:39:49.980 --> 00:40:00.960 Tommy DiMisa: some level of this if you're going to have kibble twice a week and five days a week, you can see better or vice versa, any any ratio of improving this is going to be better than just i'll pull out of the bag or.
00:40:01.500 --> 00:40:04.170 Tommy DiMisa: It doesn't hurt, so it is there.
00:40:06.540 --> 00:40:20.400 Tommy DiMisa: A premium, am I am only as a pet parent thing a big premium to to make this conversion again for some folks it's not gonna it's a relic paying the money because I love my path and other people, you know when you make that conversion, can you talk a little bit about that too.
00:40:20.970 --> 00:40:28.830 Robert Tucker: yeah hundred percent I mean feeding your dog on a raw diet is no more expensive than feeding your dog on a premium brand kibble.
00:40:29.970 --> 00:40:38.340 Robert Tucker: You know if you're going out to walmart buying bags of old Roi you know, yes you're gonna say you're gonna it's gonna be more expensive.
00:40:38.820 --> 00:40:46.740 Robert Tucker: But you should be feed your dog anyway, so I mean if you're going to feed your dog food should be a good food if you're feeding a high quality kibble it's going to be the same price.
00:40:47.250 --> 00:40:54.390 Robert Tucker: And then you have to look at the vet bills you're going to save money on vet bills, you can save money on a lot of other areas as well, so yeah and then.
00:40:54.420 --> 00:40:55.890 Robert Tucker: You know people that don't want to feed.
00:40:55.950 --> 00:41:01.260 Robert Tucker: The don't want it to rock can afford raw say hey half raw a little bit of raw is better than no raw.
00:41:05.010 --> 00:41:08.880 Valerie Heffron: yeah that makes so much sense, and I mean.
00:41:09.930 --> 00:41:12.600 Valerie Heffron: i'm going to ask you a question you don't have to answer it obviously.
00:41:13.920 --> 00:41:23.010 Valerie Heffron: But i'm super curious to know like are you franchising if you are franchising how much is a franchise like.
00:41:24.060 --> 00:41:33.060 Valerie Heffron: I need to know I really struck several chords with me and also you know I am now.
00:41:33.870 --> 00:41:44.910 Valerie Heffron: through marriage part of this big holistic world, I mean you know my husband and his entire family are holistic, in fact, we just put my end in touch with.
00:41:45.390 --> 00:41:49.410 Valerie Heffron: One of his family members who's a functional medicine doctor and.
00:41:49.830 --> 00:42:03.360 Valerie Heffron: You know, this is what they're doing it going over diet, you know, and so I really believe in this heavily I would love to know and again you don't have to tell me if it's a secret or if you're not doing it, or you know, whatever, but I really would like to know.
00:42:03.420 --> 00:42:07.290 Robert Tucker: You know I mean of course there's some things I can talk about and, yes, we are franchising.
00:42:07.410 --> 00:42:10.770 Valerie Heffron: yeah hey I just scared my cat sorry.
00:42:10.800 --> 00:42:12.390 Robert Tucker: yeah you know are.
00:42:12.510 --> 00:42:16.620 Robert Tucker: We opened our first franchise and lynbrook in December of last year.
00:42:17.220 --> 00:42:19.020 Robert Tucker: i'm fabulous store.
00:42:20.310 --> 00:42:25.740 Robert Tucker: But you know, the thing with the franchising is we're trying to keep everything systematic and.
00:42:25.770 --> 00:42:35.580 Robert Tucker: I same we you know I pride myself on my staff, my staff and knowledge, we put our staff through a very rigorous training Program.
00:42:35.790 --> 00:42:36.330 Valerie Heffron: mm hmm.
00:42:36.450 --> 00:42:39.600 Robert Tucker: My track my my staff is smart they know what they're saying.
00:42:40.620 --> 00:42:41.550 Robert Tucker: they're educated.
00:42:42.600 --> 00:42:47.760 Robert Tucker: The crew I have is constantly trying to learn more enhanced we want to know how to help dogs.
00:42:49.170 --> 00:43:00.810 Robert Tucker: And that's one thing I pride ourselves on that's one thing that I i'm going to push along the way on all these franchises when someone comes into any friend you're going to get the same experience you're going to get knowledge you're going to get education.
00:43:01.110 --> 00:43:02.010 Robert Tucker: you're going to get.
00:43:02.400 --> 00:43:03.510 Robert Tucker: A smile on the face.
00:43:03.570 --> 00:43:04.530 Robert Tucker: And we're here to help you.
00:43:04.920 --> 00:43:17.370 Robert Tucker: If you want to eat kibble that's fine come on in our knowledge, education is free, you know we're going to give you as much as we can and try and teach you the right way to do things, maybe you want to do kibble and do some supplements we're okay with that.
00:43:18.660 --> 00:43:26.340 Robert Tucker: we're not going to tell anyone they're doing something wrong we're just going to try and help you give your dog a better your life.
00:43:27.630 --> 00:43:41.190 Valerie Heffron: You know, and I understand that you know great people it takes a little bit more time to to find them and everything but i'm sure if you attract the right franchisees their standards will be comparable and.
00:43:41.820 --> 00:43:53.550 Valerie Heffron: I love what you're saying, and I agree with you, because you know oftentimes I was thinking baskin robbins right this robbins you walk in and give you a little taste, you might not have ever tried, there is a boy or whatever, but.
00:43:54.300 --> 00:44:01.650 Valerie Heffron: Your love and affinity might grow right so of course I mean no one's gonna win by bashing people over the head saying you.
00:44:01.650 --> 00:44:02.490 Valerie Heffron: must be boy.
00:44:02.550 --> 00:44:12.450 Valerie Heffron: let's do this, you know for any argument, but I love what you're doing I just i'm excited to know that it's franchising maybe we can all talk about this.
00:44:12.600 --> 00:44:13.830 Tommy DiMisa: feature do and.
00:44:14.490 --> 00:44:14.940 Valerie Heffron: robin's.
00:44:15.330 --> 00:44:22.380 Robert Tucker: If you want to come in anytime anyone that wants to try raw come on it i'll give you a free sample give you that free taste, just like baskin robbins.
00:44:22.500 --> 00:44:24.600 Tommy DiMisa: yeah and he tried to send me home with something but.
00:44:24.720 --> 00:44:27.330 Tommy DiMisa: I didn't want to feed the dog with my kids.
00:44:27.390 --> 00:44:28.200 Robert Tucker: Because I remember.
00:44:28.290 --> 00:44:33.030 Tommy DiMisa: A show, I was like he's like what can I send you home with that Thank you rob but I don't have to talk yet yet.
00:44:33.300 --> 00:44:34.470 Tommy DiMisa: yeah but.
00:44:35.610 --> 00:44:40.230 Tommy DiMisa: You know I felt very welcomed in the store there was probably before we go to break.
00:44:40.620 --> 00:44:53.550 Tommy DiMisa: You had the small It reminded me of like cookie dough reminded me like my kids will you buy that like on the homemade cookie dough you grab it out of the theory section that to be like the smaller tube and then much bigger to what size are they again.
00:44:54.210 --> 00:44:58.680 Robert Tucker: They ran it from one pound to five pounds and even come some pre made patties as well.
00:44:59.190 --> 00:45:07.290 Tommy DiMisa: Oh, there are some common patterns yeah so again, you got to check it out, I felt so welcome to the store, especially you know didn't even have an appointment follows the retail store I didn't know you.
00:45:07.560 --> 00:45:16.290 Tommy DiMisa: needed a point with that, but like I got to rob what I was there, so welcoming so that was fun being there and I think you all should check it out one thing.
00:45:16.650 --> 00:45:29.310 Tommy DiMisa: About talking about Community talking about what we're building here the next day, I was there on Saturday next day rob was having or maybe it was the same day, maybe I was early you're going to give out little frozen yogurt if you came in.
00:45:29.340 --> 00:45:38.910 Robert Tucker: With your dog right yeah That was the next day we're having our customer appreciation day we have ice cream for adults and yogurt cups from Boston for all of the.
00:45:40.170 --> 00:45:41.280 Robert Tucker: dogs and puppies came in.
00:45:42.630 --> 00:45:58.350 Valerie Heffron: Our day to get by what a fun, because I feel like I couldn't be an owner, I feel like for an end or trainer to you know instill the information, but if I would ever worked in a store environment like that I wouldn't get any work done, I would just be all over everyone's dog.
00:45:59.280 --> 00:45:59.790 Tommy DiMisa: In heaven.
00:46:00.090 --> 00:46:11.580 Tommy DiMisa: You would be having, though, because I was there and it would benefit the educating these folks and telling about the stuff and Tony good words you would totally dig it, you would get stuff done because it's a relationship thing right rob it's about connecting with people.
00:46:11.580 --> 00:46:12.150 Tommy DiMisa: and helping.
00:46:12.630 --> 00:46:18.420 Robert Tucker: I spent many years traveling into the city and what i'm doing now i'm having the time of my life and enjoying every minute of it.
00:46:18.750 --> 00:46:19.080 Robert Tucker: i'm.
00:46:19.110 --> 00:46:25.230 Robert Tucker: Giving back to the giving back to the Community helping the pets have a healthier life meeting a lot of cool people.
00:46:25.560 --> 00:46:28.050 Robert Tucker: The best it's the best I mean we're just.
00:46:28.140 --> 00:46:29.490 Robert Tucker: we're having a good time, you know.
00:46:29.520 --> 00:46:29.880 Valerie Heffron: yeah.
00:46:29.910 --> 00:46:30.810 Robert Tucker: Good time what we're doing.
00:46:31.230 --> 00:46:36.240 Valerie Heffron: yeah animal lovers are the best one quick little thing we have.
00:46:37.050 --> 00:46:47.460 Valerie Heffron: A realtor booked for a couple weeks from now I just recently connected with her through a recommendation rob you're gonna love this woman she gallery wraps for pickup truck.
00:46:47.970 --> 00:46:57.690 Valerie Heffron: And she's a certified wildlife rescue so she gets phone calls all the time, like there's an injured swan in my pool you know there's a turtle with a crack Shell and middle the road.
00:46:58.080 --> 00:47:03.180 Valerie Heffron: And then, a couple years later, after she helps these people out they call it to sell their house she's a top producer.
00:47:03.720 --> 00:47:05.940 Valerie Heffron: or just people, the best people.
00:47:07.980 --> 00:47:21.150 Tommy DiMisa: We do have to split we gotta take quick break we'll be back to wrap it up with rob Valerie Tommy D I gotta do the Facebook on my phone I got one of the Facebook and I see reno's posting a picture of shout out to you know de Maria.
00:47:22.230 --> 00:47:22.830 Valerie Heffron: Do dogs.
00:47:22.890 --> 00:47:25.950 Tommy DiMisa: Like that it's got the songs that just says what's up I check it out.
00:47:26.100 --> 00:47:31.740 Tommy DiMisa: You know our first ever guest on the show what good looking dog she's got we'll be right back the spouse.
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00:49:30.630 --> 00:49:44.580 Tommy DiMisa: we're back rob Tucker is here undergrad from university of central Florida MBA from peace university CEO of the canine shop distribution retail wholesale and franchising natural pet.
00:49:45.180 --> 00:49:51.630 Tommy DiMisa: foods so rob I actually still leaving your website up for a second it wasn't an accident, I wanted to see it because I thought this.
00:49:51.840 --> 00:49:56.820 Tommy DiMisa: feeding calculated was pretty cool water and I gotta shout out again what a resources website is a lot of thought.
00:49:57.150 --> 00:50:02.820 Tommy DiMisa: went into this this wasn't like hey I have that website so people know where the stories there's a ton of thought that went into this.
00:50:03.720 --> 00:50:11.280 Tommy DiMisa: yeah can you speak to this feeding calculate real quick I put in like a puppy they get put in like 18 pound puppy I guess it's a big part I don't know the puppy.
00:50:12.600 --> 00:50:16.380 Tommy DiMisa: Is that a very popular Maybe it was like I don't know it was a big papi so you're telling.
00:50:16.710 --> 00:50:17.010 Valerie Heffron: me.
00:50:17.250 --> 00:50:19.440 Tommy DiMisa: It was a great day is that, like scooby Doo.
00:50:19.590 --> 00:50:27.720 Tommy DiMisa: Like that kind of money yeah it was like scooby Doo is like scrappy Doo who was so arm so rob just come back into conversation when you get a.
00:50:28.650 --> 00:50:29.370 Tommy DiMisa: little bit about that.
00:50:29.940 --> 00:50:36.450 Robert Tucker: yeah we put this feeding chart together, because a lot of food you can't put a full feeding chart on the back of a.
00:50:37.470 --> 00:50:43.290 Robert Tucker: dog food label you just can't so we dial this in and made it super specific and go all the way down to the.
00:50:43.890 --> 00:51:01.140 Robert Tucker: The size of your dog, if you want to maintain weight lose weight if it's an adult if the puppy and you can put in the exact weight most dog foods give you a ratio on the back, you know if your dog 10 to 20 pounds that's a big ratio yeah so we want to dial it in to where it's exact.
00:51:01.560 --> 00:51:02.910 Robert Tucker: So you know exactly how much to.
00:51:02.910 --> 00:51:12.660 Robert Tucker: Feed your dog if it needs to lose weight gain weight it was a puppy, and this is something we've been doing, we started this calculator back in 2017.
00:51:13.230 --> 00:51:25.770 Robert Tucker: start doing this calculator and you know now I see it, popping up in other places around the Internet as well, so yeah it's it's not a you know if it's a known fact, you know it's no knowledge out there, but you know I think we were.
00:51:27.000 --> 00:51:27.360 Robert Tucker: Out there.
00:51:27.960 --> 00:51:31.680 Valerie Heffron: yeah there's a big difference between like a yorkie and a half or.
00:51:32.730 --> 00:51:38.700 Valerie Heffron: Whatever but um I have a question actually this one just reminded me to ask about the cats.
00:51:39.570 --> 00:51:40.230 Absolutely.
00:51:41.280 --> 00:51:41.700 Robert Tucker: Welcome
00:51:43.140 --> 00:51:44.430 Robert Tucker: Everything in the store cats kitty.
00:51:45.960 --> 00:51:52.500 Robert Tucker: cats don't really need the fruits and vegetables as much, so we have a variety in there, we call it our basis with know fruits and vegetables in it.
00:51:53.400 --> 00:52:00.240 Robert Tucker: cats could use a little bit extra taurine which we get from ground heart, so we actually have ground heart patties and there that you can add.
00:52:00.240 --> 00:52:00.810 Valerie Heffron: Your what.
00:52:01.200 --> 00:52:01.740 touring.
00:52:03.420 --> 00:52:03.870 Robert Tucker: touring.
00:52:04.350 --> 00:52:06.150 Tommy DiMisa: Something that's the stuff they put it.
00:52:06.210 --> 00:52:11.940 Tommy DiMisa: That says it says on the Canada Red Bull ta you ri any for me correct yeah yeah don't give your cat Red Bull.
00:52:12.090 --> 00:52:13.470 Robert Tucker: You know why don't give me that rebel.
00:52:13.500 --> 00:52:14.760 Tommy DiMisa: Public service announcement.
00:52:18.990 --> 00:52:20.940 Valerie Heffron: That I just learned something yeah.
00:52:20.970 --> 00:52:24.540 Robert Tucker: So I mean we even have a i've even had ferrets come in and buy the food.
00:52:26.400 --> 00:52:27.750 Tommy DiMisa: Their their owners keeping.
00:52:28.620 --> 00:52:29.520 Robert Tucker: yeah they're honest came up.
00:52:30.840 --> 00:52:34.200 Tommy DiMisa: Because that's a trip i'd love to see different company like sneak in jail and.
00:52:35.610 --> 00:52:45.030 Robert Tucker: You know it's really for everyone, you know all carnivores cats ferrets you know, especially dogs do well.
00:52:45.300 --> 00:52:47.790 Tommy DiMisa: If you think back, though, like you said earlier, you know the.
00:52:49.050 --> 00:52:55.650 Tommy DiMisa: Nice domesticated cats came from somewhere right they came I get from the lineage of the big cats.
00:52:55.740 --> 00:53:05.580 Tommy DiMisa: Right and my mom and my dad he loves you know watching the lions and tigers, and you know, and you see them there, they are they're predators right there after.
00:53:06.090 --> 00:53:16.770 Tommy DiMisa: Your hunters area to get that gazelle and the wolves are the same those walls are out there and go get that food right and not not that sounds like you know frosted flakes when I.
00:53:17.310 --> 00:53:23.760 Tommy DiMisa: You know shake the box into the thing that's not what it's supposed to sound like supposed to be like you know alive and things like that Brian.
00:53:24.210 --> 00:53:33.270 Valerie Heffron: I don't know why I haven't I mean if you if you talk to any cat owner I don't think you really have to convince them that cats are hunters.
00:53:34.170 --> 00:53:40.620 Valerie Heffron: Especially I mean my two cats were rescued from our backyard one was a kitten this one was a kitten by.
00:53:40.980 --> 00:53:54.870 Valerie Heffron: And the other one was an adult but I fed her for a year, you know she was everyone told me, she was Feral whatever she's not but i'm better for a year, but you know every once in a while I don't know if you guys have ever seen a cat.
00:53:55.410 --> 00:54:07.680 Valerie Heffron: chase a mouse the mouse has no shot zero you know and like they are hunters it's so true when they're not like your wife says, you know they're not barbecuing it out.
00:54:10.110 --> 00:54:10.740 Valerie Heffron: Oh, my God.
00:54:11.550 --> 00:54:15.390 Tommy DiMisa: what's the future for this organization and I talk a lot about we're big connected.
00:54:15.420 --> 00:54:19.380 Tommy DiMisa: Valerie and I will talk about networking talk a lot about bringing people together.
00:54:19.800 --> 00:54:31.080 Tommy DiMisa: You know, is there, certain industry you're looking to meet people is it you know we already talked about franchising and whatnot that how that's going to grow, but like as you, you know, is there, people in the Community, you want to connect with talk to us a little bit about that.
00:54:31.290 --> 00:54:35.490 Robert Tucker: yeah I like to connect with small businesses, like myself.
00:54:36.240 --> 00:54:50.100 Robert Tucker: yeah big with the small businesses and big with the local farms, I like to give back to those individuals, I mean a lot of these people are struggling right now so we're doing our best to get back to them, you know a lot of our food that you see, I saw straight from local farms.
00:54:51.540 --> 00:54:55.410 Robert Tucker: A local farmer, so you know really some of our food is farm to bowl.
00:54:55.800 --> 00:54:57.810 Robert Tucker: You know there's no touches it besides when I get it from the.
00:54:57.810 --> 00:55:02.700 Robert Tucker: farm and put in our store, you know I like to work with local small businesses i'm working with a great.
00:55:03.270 --> 00:55:12.090 Robert Tucker: You know you mentioned are the Hampton and working with a great company called three moms organics based out on the east Hampton they're great they got a great tip propelling all natural to propellant.
00:55:12.540 --> 00:55:18.480 Robert Tucker: I great you know the ladies founded it, because one of them got lyme disease, and you know.
00:55:18.510 --> 00:55:20.460 Tommy DiMisa: it's it's called three moms organic.
00:55:20.700 --> 00:55:21.720 Robert Tucker: Three months organic here.
00:55:22.020 --> 00:55:24.630 Tommy DiMisa: yeah let's shout them out your mom's organic yeah.
00:55:25.440 --> 00:55:33.270 Tommy DiMisa: it's funny my daughter just said to me, before we talked about going on a hike later today and she's like ah, is the tix are oh there's a lot of tickets, this year, my way so there's always a lot of ticks.
00:55:33.540 --> 00:55:37.470 Tommy DiMisa: But shout out the three mom i'll look you up because I need about a case of that stuff so before I.
00:55:37.470 --> 00:55:38.340 Tommy DiMisa: Get and.
00:55:38.400 --> 00:55:46.260 Robert Tucker: They weren't good thing about their product it's good for for us and the dogs, whereas a lot of you just carry in your pocket I spray it on my feet I sprayed on my dog.
00:55:46.680 --> 00:55:55.050 Tommy DiMisa: Oh yeah I was, I was being selfish because I don't have it, I was thinking about me I was like to get sprayed on my kids but same idea that I never had ticks before, but we were up blueberry you were.
00:55:55.350 --> 00:56:03.780 Tommy DiMisa: You get blueberries they say up in a blueberry patch and there was takes everywhere and i'd never seen him my son had like 12 ticks on them that day.
00:56:03.780 --> 00:56:14.700 Tommy DiMisa: You gotta be careful of that stuff but I never really known that so Michael from local farms for sure, small businesses, obviously i'm sure you get involved some local chambers of commerce, etc, etc.
00:56:14.850 --> 00:56:16.320 Robert Tucker: A lot of shelters, a lot of rescue.
00:56:16.380 --> 00:56:17.040 Robert Tucker: We deal with.
00:56:17.160 --> 00:56:20.010 Tommy DiMisa: Any shelter or rescue you want to shout out as a friend of yours.
00:56:20.760 --> 00:56:23.400 Robert Tucker: We do a lot of work with a bobby's and astray.
00:56:23.700 --> 00:56:25.290 Valerie Heffron: Oh, my God I love them so much.
00:56:25.830 --> 00:56:28.170 Robert Tucker: donated a lot of stuff to them, and a lot of their show been.
00:56:28.260 --> 00:56:34.920 Robert Tucker: To a lot of their events harley's heart, which is a bulldog rescue done a lot of work with full dog rescues.
00:56:35.250 --> 00:56:36.540 Valerie Heffron: wow did you see.
00:56:36.660 --> 00:56:41.280 Valerie Heffron: Bobby industries on the news with the district attorney last week.
00:56:41.610 --> 00:56:42.180 Robert Tucker: I did not.
00:56:42.420 --> 00:56:52.590 Valerie Heffron: They they somebody basically dumped off a dog that was clearly a victim of abuse and neglect she was emaciated she had.
00:56:52.650 --> 00:56:55.200 Tommy DiMisa: Like a ball wow, this is the one I started Facebook, she was.
00:56:55.200 --> 00:56:56.940 Tommy DiMisa: Like ripped off tragic.
00:56:57.000 --> 00:57:02.100 Valerie Heffron: Bobby industries, they have her they are going to rehabilitate and finding the best home.
00:57:02.430 --> 00:57:04.590 Tommy DiMisa: We have him on the show here Bobby and chase rival.
00:57:04.890 --> 00:57:06.060 Robert Tucker: They do a lot of good work.
00:57:07.200 --> 00:57:11.580 Robert Tucker: They do a lot we've donated some stuff to them we've been to a couple of their events donate some baskets.
00:57:12.630 --> 00:57:24.240 Robert Tucker: lot of we do a lot of things with the local fire departments local police departments, you know do a lot of things with their charities and raffles we're just here to help we're part of the Community, you know, the biggest thing is, we want to just provide knowledge.
00:57:24.630 --> 00:57:25.110 Valerie Heffron: yeah.
00:57:25.290 --> 00:57:26.820 Robert Tucker: You know, help you so i'll help people make the.
00:57:26.820 --> 00:57:42.540 Robert Tucker: appropriate decisions when they're leaving their dogs i'm not going to push anything on people, they can do what they want i'm going to give them advice i'm going to give them, you know scientific evidence to back that advice, and you know it's up to them to make the decision after that.
00:57:42.840 --> 00:57:50.400 Valerie Heffron: Are you doing a great job Robin We thank you so much for everything that you're providing educationally wise and all that you're doing free community.
00:57:51.300 --> 00:57:54.780 Robert Tucker: I think you guys to me you guys are doing a lot of good work too, and I think you guys have me on the show.
00:57:55.200 --> 00:58:04.320 Tommy DiMisa: I appreciate you man look forward to connecting I had a lot of things I want to talk to you about you know when you talk Community education that's right up our alley that's where it sounds like you are from the small business guy.
00:58:04.890 --> 00:58:22.410 Tommy DiMisa: So just real to have met you I will leave you all, with the same place we leave you every single week and it's total commitment and non violence God, you always included the animals by stating the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way, it's also treated.
00:58:23.070 --> 00:58:25.200 Tommy DiMisa: amen thanks everybody thanks rob thanks.
00:58:26.070 --> 00:58:26.370 guys.