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Episode Info: Hello Pups and Kittens and welcome back for the hundred and ninety seventh time to The Groomer Next Door Podcast. This week we're joined by an amazing man whose with a great company. This week on the podcast "BILLY HOEKMAN". ABOUT OUR GUEST: Billy Hoekman is the Natural Science Coordinator for Answers Pet Food. He is involved in nearly every aspect of their nutritional and educational focuses. Including working with farms, product development, nutritional analysis, developing educational materials, in store trainings, and social media. He routinely speaks around the country in places ranging from pet stores to public libraries to Veterinary Colleges. He also does health and nutrition consultations and is a frequent contributor to Dogs Naturally Magazine. He currently lives in Los Angeles California with his wife Emily and their dog Lua. ABOUT ANSWERS PET FOOD and their passion i creating a higher standard of pet food. We are a small company based in Pennsylvania. We still do the right thing for the sake of doing the right thing. Starting out, we knew there needed to be a higher standard of quality nutrition, food bioavailability, and a more humane way to source farm animals in the pet food industry.   Knowing the state of operations and quality of food that were currently on the shelves, we didn’t want to be an industrial large corporation that out-sourced materials or one of the so-called raw food companies employing harsh processing techniques like high pressure processing or freeze-drying. We knew it was time to offer a humane, sustainable way of organic, pasture-raised farming that protects the food state, environment, animals, and our pet’s well-being. From Farm to Bowl, this is how Answers Pet Food was created.   Our vision is to reinvent how pet owners think. Our standards are set by science and socially and environmentally conscience principles. We’d like pet owners to re-examine how to meet their pets nutrition requirements and health care needs.   Our mission is to be more than a pet food manufacturing company. We’d rather be an ethical, social, environmentally conscience and best practices based movement in the raw pet food industry.   Our goal is to improve the probability that our pets live longer, happier and hRead more »

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