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Revolutionary Cricket Dog treats and Record Breaking Dogs

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Released Sat September 22, 2018
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Jiminy's Cricket treats for dogs

If you want a dog but you want to keep your carbon footprint - or carbon pawprint - as small as possible, Anne Carlson has some treats that you'll want! Anne is the CEO of Jiminy's, who make dog treats from crickets. Yes - crickets.

Jiminy's are healthy and delicious dog treats, but really what sets them apart is they are sustainable - they use less resources, less land, less water, less feed and also they emit less greenhouse gases than other treats.

 - Anne Carlson

In this interview you can hear how crickets are not only an excellent protein source, how dogs really like the taste, and how the farming of crickets is not only far less damaging to the environment than traditional animal farming, it's kinder to the animals involved too.

You can find out more at the Jiminy's website, the Jiminy's Facebook page, and Jiminy's Twitter page.

Cricket protein has very high protein when you compare it pound for pound with beef or chicken it has more protein, it's high in fibre, omegas, it's got vitamins - B2 B12 - it also has iron and calcium, magnesium, potassium, and complete amino acids as well.

 - Anne Carlson

Rachael Grylls and her Record Breaking Dogs

The DogCast Radio team have been lucky enough to see Rachael Grylls performing with her dogs in the main arena of Crufts. She and her dogs have achieved incredible things together, and they even hold some world records! In fact they smashed four World Records in one day - perhaps setting anther record in the process!

Jessica broke the world record with the most skips with a human and a dog with a single rope. We did 59 skips in one minute.

 - Rachael Grylls

In this interview Rachael talks about how she started to help her dogs achieve their full potential - and how she motivates them, and how putting the displays together is a real family affair. Together they have been on television many times, and done countless live performances too. But how they came into Rachael's life may surprise you! And if Rachael inspires you to explore what your dog can do, she had advice on how to get started.

To find out more about Rachael and her dogs, you can visit their Facebook page, and you can watch them on You Tube.

Jacob is amazing - he does everything at supersonic speed. He's got three World Records, one being the most roll overs - he did 52 in one minute.

 - Rachael Grylls

DogCast Radio News

In the DogCast Radio News this time you can hear about some unlikely animal pairings from the Ice Age wolf cub and caribou calf who were dug up recently,to the whippet and the magpie and the rescue dog who rescued a hedgehog. Plus, we have the stories of the caring retirement home for animals in Belgium, the Labrador who's had pioneering heart surgery and the golden retriever who's playing mum to an assortment of rejected pups in Beijing Zoo. And we pay tribute to Bretagne, the last surviving rescue dog who searched the rubble after the fall of the New York Twin Towers in 9/11 who has passed away aged 16.


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