• Rodney & Dr. Becker

LIVE | Vaccinating Dog & Cats against COVID-19?? And more...

The uproar over headlines that a group of scientists suggest cats and dogs may need to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Is insect protein a problem or a viable alternative for dog and cat food? And is your pet's commercial food formulated incorrectly? A group of vets raise concern over the copper content in dog food, plus much more with Rodney Habib and Dr. Karen Becker!

Rodney & Dr. Becker discuss the latest research on nutrition and health in this replay of their weekly Facebook Live in the Inside Scoop. Plus they answer listener questions.

Original LIVE aired 2.21.2021




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In this episode:

Butter for your dogs? (1:50)

Insect protein: promise or problems? (5:58)

Should pets be vaccinated for COVID-19? (21:57)

Is the copper content in pet food formulated incorrectly? (26:25)

Early life diet in puppies and the connection to IBD. (36:44)

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Digestibility and safety of dry black soldier fly larvae meal and black soldier fly larvae oil in dogs

Purina launches pet food with plant and insect proteins

Insect-based dog food aims to cut your pet’s carbon paw print

Cats and dogs may need COVID vaccines to curb spread, scientists say

Key components of inflammasome and pyroptosis pathways are deficient in canines and felines, possibly affecting their response to SARS-CoV-2 infection

Is it time to reconsider current guidelines for copper content in commercial dog foods?

Early life modifiable exposures and their association with owner reported inflammatory bowel disease symptoms in adult dogs