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Dog food coordinator Mitsuyuki Yuasa approaches dog health from a food perspective.

2024.6.6

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A circle of friends connected by goo touch! The “FIST BUMP” corner of the radio program “GRAND MARQUEE” features people who live and enjoy Tokyo in a relay format.

On November 21, dog food coordinator Mitsuyuki Yuasa appeared on the show, introduced by “Staghorn fern” enthusiast and Mr.Tom of Abnormal Co. We asked him about the reason for his commitment to providing made-to-order dog food and what inspired him to do so.

Facing each dog individually and deriving the appropriate food

Celeina (MC): First of all, I was wondering what exactly do dog food coordinators do?

Yuasa: I work with each dog one by one to find out what kind of food is right for him or her.

Celeina: So you look at each dog individually and make a diagnosis?

Yuasa: That’s right.

Takano (MC): Does the content of the dog food affect the health of the dog in any way?

Yuasa: It does. It also depends on whether the dog food is dry or wet, whether it contains a lot of meat or fish, and so on.

Celeina: That’s right. Because people also use different lotion for different people. It is strange to use lotion as an analogy (haha). But of course, what they eat is also important.

Yuasa: We all weigh a certain amount, don’t we? But dogs are very small, so food has a big influence on them.

Takano: I also have a dog at home.

Celeina:You have a MameShiba, right?

Takano: That’s right. He is, for lack of a better word, ferocious, so much so that my sister has nicknamed him Cerberus.Celeina, you also have a dog.

Celeina: I have a bichon frise.

Takano: I would like to ask you a lot of questions.

Celeina: May I ask you specifically?

Yuasa: Yes, go ahead.

Celeina: There’s one thing I’m really curious about. My bichon frise, Momo-chan, has a dark color around her eyes like tear stains. Is there a diet that can help clean up the area around her eyes?

Yuasa: Yes, there is. Dogs with white fur tend to have reddish tears, so I think it would be better to choose meat and fish proteins that are white rather than red to reduce the tendency. To be more specific, instead of choosing beef or lamb, choose chicken or pork. As for fish, tuna and bonito are red meat, so I think it would be better to have them choose cod or salmon.

Celeina: Thank you very much. I will take it in.

Takano: By the way, do you think the diet will change a Mameshiba that has too much energy?

Yuasa: I think massage is the most important thing.

Takano: Massage? I’ll do it when I go back to my parents’ house.

Yuasa: There is a pattern of taking them for a long walk to tire them out and then putting them down, but rather than that, massages that touch their bodies and relax their muscles are being looked at more and more.

Takano: Thank you very much. Business call, sister, please give a massage to my dog.

Celeina: Please don’t use the airwaves to contact me for business (haha).

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