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Purrrfectly Holistic - Purrrfectly Holistic with Pam – Dr. Ryan Yamka on the Grain-Free pet food/DCM myth.
September 20, 2021
with Pam Roussell
Learn valuable and commonly not known about important health care facts about your cats (and your pets) …
TODAY: Dr. Ryan Yamka on the Grain-Free pet food/DCM myth.
Dr. Ryan Yamka earned bachelor’s degrees in animal science and biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, followed by a master’s degree and doctorate in animal science from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Baker University. He started his career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition in research and product development. Yamka’s research has focused on genomics, weight management, amino acid metabolism, carbohydrate metabolism, fiber utilization and technologies for alternative testing. He maintained a critical role in the development and implementation of many new and innovative products for companion animals and was active in the application of new technologies for several of Hill’s weight management products as well as developing a urine pH prediction model for felines. Yamka also worked for Hartz Mountain Corp. as senior director for nutrition and wellness and as SVP of R&D, QA and nutrition for Blue Buffalo before and after the company went public. While at Blue, he built and led a team that successfully developed and launched more than 250 new products in the veterinary, dry, wet, meat roll, treat and litter categories. In 2016, Yamka founded Luna Science and Nutrition, LLC. He currently serves as an advisory board member for Bond Pets, LLC, KDC Ag and PetMio. In 2017, he co-founded Guardian Pet Food Company. He is a certified professional animal scientist (PAS), board certified with the American College of Animal Sciences (Dipl. ACAS) in nutrition, a fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN) and, in 2011, received the ASAS Corbin Companion Animal Biology Award, 2019 the Pet Age ICON award and 2020 Rogue Pet Science Pet Industry Disruptor Award . He has published numerous manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters, and has 50+ patents granted. Lastly, he writes blogs for Petfood Industry Magazine debunking pet food myths and misconceptions and has been featured on numerous podcasts.
Purrrfectly Holistic with Pam on the 3rd Monday of the Month at 5pm pacific – Pam is a Cat mom, fitness enthusiast, swimmer, holistic health seeker, yogi, aspiring gardener, lover of sunny Cancun beaches, gentle spirit, high sales achiever and entrepreneur. After suffering an injury that wouldn’t heal, Pam was led on a journey to seek out alternative, holistic and natural medicine back in 2005, and she’s been learning ever since. Now a passion that she loves to share with others and her my goal is to help people help themselves and their cats along their path to holistic health. She has taken courses in holistic health for animals, muscle testing, and animal communication. Her life is shared with her husband Rich of over 19 years and their four cats: Lili, Rocket, Gunner, and Aylen. SEE PROFILE >