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Out to Lunch

OUT TO LUNCH finds Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel combining her hard news journalist skills and food background: conducting business over lunch. Baton Rouge has long had a storied history of politics being conducted over meals, now the Capital Region has an equivalent culinary home for business: Mansur’s. Each week Stephanie holds court over lunch at Mansur’s and invites members of the Baton Rouge business community to join her. You can also hear the show on WRKF 89.3FM. 

Nutria Treats, Doggy Day Care and Prosthetics For Pets April 29, 2016

Hansel Harlan has taken the hook-fanged scourge of Louisiana's disappearing wetlands and turned it into a dog's best friend.

hansel harlan

Hansel is the co-founder of Marsh Dog, creators of doggy treats in the form of biscuits and jerky, made out of nutria. 

If you think giving your dog nutria treats is a little unusual, meet Niki Hansen.

Niki Hansen

Niki can give your pet a lot more than a unique dog biscuit. Niki is the founder of a company with an almost accurate name, Impossible Innovations, that makes what she calls "veterinary prosthetics" - fake legs for animals, from goats to horses and of course including your dog.

While this may be the first you're hearing about pets wearing prosthetics it's more than likely not the first you've heard of the many ways you can pamper your pet. Here in Baton Rouge, Michael Hackett is your pet pampering person of record.

michael hackett

Michael co-owns two locations of Petz Plaza with his wife and father, and a third (location, not family member) is on the way. 

stephanie riegel hosts the pets edition of out to lunch baton rouge

Stephanie Riegel hosts the guaranteed most fascinating conversation you've heard about pets, prosthetics and wetland pests. And all this is going on right here in Baton Rouge.

Photos at Mansur's On the Boulevard by Ken Stewart

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