A Dog's Life with Anna Webb joined by Vet, Dr Nick Thompson
This week Anna is joined by the vet, Dr Nick Thompson, to chat about a campaign he is fronting called ‘Ditch The Dry’. Talking about ‘ You are what You eat’ and why overly processed foods like kibble, compared to fresh raw balanced complete meals, are damaging to your dog’s health; and why pet parents could do better by their dogs, helping to minimise common but serious health conditions like diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and obesity.
Passionate about highlighting why common dry food ingredients like rice, barley, maize, or corn, make high glycemic diets, which are pro-inflammatory and not species appropriate. And why an anti-inflammatory diet made from fresh meat and botanicals - like many complete balanced raw frozen options - simply promotes optimum health by using quality species appropriate ingredients like fresh, ethically sourced meat.
Anna and Nick also discuss whether it’s ethical for dogs to be Vegans, and de-bunk the notion that dogs are ‘omnivores’, when dogs are simply biologically and physiologically designed to be faculatative carnivores - complete with a carnivorous digestive system.
Both Anna and Nick are on the same page on nutrition, and as a vet Nick has been fighting for responsible, species-appropriate raw food feeding for over 25 years.
They talk about the international Raw Feeding Veterinary Society (RFVS), as a great resource. As the founding member Nick highlights his pioneering worldwide survey of 79 vets and their experiences feeding raw food.
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