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Kristi Von on Pet Life Radio


ATTENTION PET PARENTS: Have you ever thought about the ingredients in your dog’s food and treats? Do you wish you could bake fresh goodies for your fur kids? Join Kristi Von, host of The Doggy Dish, for a high-energy discussion about healthy and delicious cooking for your pups. She will explore dog-friendly and nutritious ingredients for you to incorporate into your dog’s diet. Tune in for new and exciting ways to keep the furry ones in your life happy and healthy, all while having a little fun in the kitchen.


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Episode 30 - Too Cool for School: A Doggy Daycare Guide

Are you ready to go back to school? Join Kristi for an informative discussion about choosing appropriate care for your furry family members. Whether you're looking for day-to-day care or occasional extended stays, she shares everything you need to know to make sure your pups are happy and healthy.  


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Episode 29 - Life’s a Beach PAWty: Planning a Dog-Friendly Summer Vacation

Are you planning a summer trip? Would you like to bring Fido but you've never traveled with your dog before? If you answered yes, you definitely don't want to miss this informative episode. Kristi discusses ways to eliminate the stress associated with bringing your dog along on your summer vacation. Whether you're heading to the beach, lake house, or anywhere in between, Kristi's got you covered!  


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Episode 28 - Getting Fit with Fido: A Pet-Friendly Guide for a Healthy Lifestyle

With swimsuit season around the corner, are you looking for a way to get fit? Join Kristi as she discusses easy ways to incorporate your favorite furry fitness partner into your everyday exercise routine. Of course, healthy dog-friendly and human-friendly snacks are discussed, as well. Jumpstart your health kick with this informative episode. 


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Episode 27 - Planning the PAWfect Spring Fling

Springtime means enjoying the warmer weather and planning outdoor parties. Join Kristi as she shares tips for planning the PAWfect dog-friendly Spring Fling. Follow along as she takes you from planning to partying, and of course there's sure to be yummy treats involved. 


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Episode 26 - Sweet Treats for Your Sweeties

Need help planning the PAWfect Valentine's Day? Kristi's got you covered! Join her for a special holiday episode to learn more about planning a dog-friendly Valentine's Day celebration. Whether you're spending the special day alone or with your loved ones, Kristi makes sure you don't spend it bored (or hungry). 


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Episode 25 - A New Year, A New You: Realistic Resolutions for You and Your Furry Friend

Only 8% of us stick to the New Year's resolutions we set for ourselves at the beginning of the year. We all have good intentions but something, or many things, keeps us from actually making it happen. Join Kristi as she talks realistic resolutions you and your furry friend can make happen together (and stick to). Whether you would like to become more active or your goal is to travel more this year, you and your dog can do it together! 


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Episode 24 - Eat This, Not That: A Doggone Good Guide for Holiday Eating

Do you ever find yourself searching for a healthier version of your favorite comfort foods? We all know that the foods we enjoy aren't always the best option for Fido. Join Kristi as she offers dog-friendly options for your favorite holiday dishes. After all, your furry family member expects a treat (or five) while you're enjoying your big holiday meal. 


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Episode 23 - On the Road Again: Holiday Travel Tips and Tricks for Traveling with Furry Family Members

The holiday season is right around the corner and you know what that means – travel! Join Kristi as she discusses pet-friendly travel tips to help make your life easier during the busy holidays. If your holiday plans include traveling with your furry family member by road, in the air, on the water, or anything in between, you’ll definitely want to tune into this informative episode.


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Episode 22 - A Howlin’ Good Time: Tips for Hosting a Dog-Friendly Howl-O-Ween PAWty

It’s that time of year again – time to start planning your fall festivities! Kristi chats with Rachel Baird, lifestyle blogger and dedicated dog mom. She offers tips and tricks for planning and hosting a PAWsome Howl-O-Ween PAWty this season. No tricks here, just lots of treats.


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Episode 21 - Fall Time Fun: Dog-Friendly Activities and Favorite Snacks

Kristi shares outdoor activities fun for the entire family, including your furry family members. Do you enjoy a nice leisurely hike during the cool fall months? Perhaps you prefer “glamping” in a posh mountain cabin. Whatever the activity may be, Kristi has tips and tricks for bringing Fido along for some fall time fun. And, of course, food will be involved!


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Episode 20 - Cool Fun for Hot Dogs: Safe Summertime Activities and Treats to Try this Summer

Hot dogs? Tune in for fun summertime activities and treats to keep your hot dogs cool this summer. Kristi and special guest, Lisa Hafner from Canine Concierge in Atlanta, GA, share their favorite dog-friendly trips and treats to keep things cool when the temperature gets hot. Tune in and chill out during this special episode of The Doggy Dish.


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Episode 19 - Here Comes the Dog Bride: Planning a Summertime Puptial PAWty

It's wedding season, and of course, The Doggy Dish isn't going to miss this opportunity to bring you an episode all about dog weddings! What will the bride be wearing? What are the colors? And most importantly, what flavor is the wedding cake? Join Kristi as she shares the steps to planning the PAWfect summer dog wedding. 


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Episode 18 - Baking with Mom: A Mother’s Day Special

Join Kristi and special co-host (her mom!) for a Mother’s Day episode of The Doggy Dish. Kristi’s mom shares Yoshi The Japanese Chin’s favorite recipes with you so you can keep your pups happy and healthy, too. You don’t want to miss this special episode!


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Episode 17 - Spring Fever and Allergies: All-Natural Cures for Seasonal Itchies

Spring has sprung, and so have seasonal allergies. Join Kristi for creative ways to combat those itchies through DIY yummies. Did you know that yogurt can help? Tune in to learn more tips and tricks to soothe seasonal allergies.  


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Episode 16 - Luck of The Dog: Tasty Treats for a PAWfect St. Patty's Day

Join Kristi for a lucky episode filled with healthy and tasty treats fit for a St. Patty’s Day dog party. Shamrock cookies, green smoothies, and pupcakes topped with green icing! You don’t want to miss this episode!


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Episode 15 - Be Mine: Valentine's Day Treats with Special Guest Lindsie Chrisley Campbell

Join Kristi for an energetic chat with Lindsie Chrisley Campbell from USA Network's hit reality show, Chrisley Knows Best. Kristi and Lindsie share fun tips for making super sweet and super easy Valentine's Day treats for your furry sweethearts.


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Episode 14 - Taste the Rainbow: DIY Healthy and Natural Food Coloring

Join Kristi for a colorful and healthy episode about all-natural food coloring and dyes. There’s no need for artificial food coloring when making your own natural version is easier than ever. If you’re thinking about decorating colorful cookies for your furry kids, you won’t want to miss this episode! 


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Episode 13 - Healthy Holiday Hounds: Baking Safe and Sweet Treats For The Holidays

Join Kristi for a healthy holiday baking special. She shares tips for baking holiday treats, storing your homemade goodies, and answers the question of whether or not using food coloring to decorate your dog-friendly cookies is safe. If you're looking for the perfect recipe for homemade goodies to give as gifts to the special K-9's on your gift list, be sure to tune into this episode today!  


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Episode 12 - A Doggone Good Time With Diane Daniels Manning

Tune into this episode of The Doggy Dish to learn about the amazing work the renowned educator and author, Diane Daniels Manning, is doing using therapy dogs at The New School in the Heights in Houston, TX. She gives us a behind-the-scenes look at her latest book, Almost Perfect, and shares some yummy holiday recipes with us.


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Episode 11 - Gobble Gobble, Wag Wag: Let's Plan a Dog-safe Thanksgiving Meal

Turkey Day isn't just for people to enjoy. Including your dog in your Thanksgiving plans is easier than ever. During this special Thanksgiving episode of The Doggy Dish, Kristi discusses tips to keep your dog safe during your holiday meal. She shares delicious and easy dog-safe recipes using the same ingredients that go into your favorite Thanksgiving dishes.


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Episode 10 - Will Work for Treats

Join Kristi as she discusses training and treats with special guest, Robin Carter from RC Training. All of your basic dog training questions will be answered, plus you'll learn the best healthy foods to use with food-motivated pups. Don't miss this exciting episode of The Doggy Dish!  


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Episode 9 - Waggin’ Good Time TAILgate: How to Host the Perfect Dog-Friendly Tailgate

Planning your next tailgate and thinking about bringing Fido? Tune into this exciting episode of The Doggy Dish to learn everything you need to know about tailgating with your furry kids. Kristi shares tips and tricks and also some delicious recipes that both people and pups can share. 


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Episode 8 - It’s a Birthday PAWty!

Have you ever considered throwing a birthday party for the K-9 kids in your life? Tune in to this episode of The Doggy Dish for easy tips for throwing the PAWfect PAWty. Whether it’s a small gathering or a large bash, Kristi shares fun ways to show your pet some love on his or her special day.


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Episode 7 - Little Helpers: Including Your Kids in the Kitchen

Are you looking for a fun way to keep your little ones busy? Maybe a new after-school activity? Tune in to learn tips for including your (human) kids while you bake healthy treats for your furry kids. Kristi shares easy recipes for treats your kids will surely enjoy baking.  


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Episode 6 - Let's Talk Raw: A Holistic and Naturopathic Approach to Feeding Your Dogs

Join Kristi as she speaks with Dr. Kim Bloomer, a certified naturopath, about approaching your dog's diet with a holistic and natural mindset. Learn about the benefits of feeding your dog raw meat, and hear Dr. Kim's unique approach to meeting your dog's carnivorous needs.


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Episode 5 - Let's Have a Dog Gone Good Time: Planning a Dog-Safe Picnic This Summer

Have you ever wanted to invite your K-9 kids to your picnics? Of course you have! During this episode of The Doggy Dish, Kristi shares easy ways to incorporate dog-safe snacks into your picnic basket. She also discusses fun outdoor activities to keep your dog happy and healthy during the time you spend in the summer heat. Don't miss this episode if you're planning a family picnic with your furry kids in tow.


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Episode 4 - IndePAWdence Day Favorites

Join Kristi as she speaks with blogger, Amanda Guckes, from Doggie Dog Madness and mom of Alle The Blogging Boxer about keeping your K-9 kids safe during the 4th of July holiday. You’ll learn some tips for incorporating healthy foods for Fido into your cookouts and parties, and how to avoid sick pups during this time of year. Kristi also shares a special code for free shipping at pawsitivelywholesome.com. Don’t miss this special holiday edition of The Doggy Dish


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Episode 3 - Dog Days of Summer: Frozen Treats For Fido

During this sizzling hot episode of The Doggy Dish, Kristi shares sweet frozen treat recipes to help you and your furry ones beat the heat this summer. At the end of this episode, you’ll be ready to make easy chilly treats to cool off your K-9 kids during the hot summer months. Listeners will receive a special code to receive 20% off at pawsitivelywholesome.com. Tune into this episode to learn how to make frosty treats and take advantage of this exclusive offer!


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Episode 2 - Sweet Tooth: Delicious Doggy Desserts

Does your furry kid have a sweet tooth? Is he or she always after your cookies and cakes? In this episode of The Doggy Dish, Kristi Von discusses easy ways to incorporate fresh ingredients into sweet treats that are safe for dogs. Learn a few new recipes that don’t require much time in the kitchen, and the good news is...you probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry and fridge. Also, listeners will receive a special code to receive 20% off at pawsitivelywholesome.com. You don’t want to miss this super sweet topic and exclusive offer!


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Episode 1 - What’s Safe? The Do’s and Don’ts of Healthy Foods for Your Furry Kids

Chocolate, grapes, onions…oh my! What is safe and what foods should you stay away from? Join host Kristi Von as she discusses the do’s and don’ts of cooking for the furry ones in your life. She also shares a tasty and healthy dog-friendly cookie recipe that doesn’t require much time in the kitchen. If you’ve ever thought about cooking healthy treats for your dogs, you won’t want to miss this exciting first episode of The Doggy Dish!


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