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DR. NICK THOMPSON | Pet Food Bullied

"Get out!" Dogs and cats are being denied health care in some vet clinics based on the food they eat. VP of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society, Dr. Nick Thompson sits down with Rodney Habib to discuss the problem of pet food prejudice, the debate over bacteria, how to combat potential quality issues with the surge of new raw food companies, and much more.



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Dr. Nick Thompson mind-jams with Rodney Habib regarding issues and concerns facing fresh feeding pet parents: pet food prejudice, bacteria bias, veterinary opposition, providing balance, adding fresh foods and supplements are covered.

Nick Thompson, BSc (Vet Sci) Hons, BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS is a UK-based holistic veterinarian and wellness practitioner. He also specializes in natural nutrition, being a passionate and out-spoken advocate for raw-feeding. Dr Thompson is currently the vice-president (and former president) of the organization, The Raw Feeding Veterinary Society.


In this episode:

Repetitive negative studies: Why aren't academics looking at the positive aspects of raw/fresh feeding? ( 0:40 )

Evidence of benefits: 62 articles compiled. Benefits Bugs Balance and Bones ( 2:18 )

Advice for pet parents who are "pet food bullied" ( 3:28 )

Look at the recalls: Why are clinics refusing clients because of what they eat. ( 6:16 )

Dogs and dirt: Are we make pets' guts too sterile? ( 8:08 )

Toxic water bowls not getting enough press ( 10:40 )

The rise in raw pet food sales and the importance of variety/rotation ( 12:50 )

Financial challenges of today's pet parent. Money saving tips for added health benefits. (18 :11)

Prey model diets, vegetables, and the pancreas ( 21:25 )

Research shows benefits of low glycemic veggies for the microbiome ( 22:45 )

Supplements! Which ones are the favorites? Benefits, tips and tricks ( 24:59 )

RFVS - UK leading the trend ( 29:58 )

Connect with Dr. Nick:

Dr. Nick's Website

Holistic Vet Facebook

Dr. Nick's Facebook

RFVS Facebook Page



Mentioned in this episode:

Raw Feeding Veterinary Society

RFVS Position Statement

Paper: Presence of pathogenic bacteria in faeces from dogs fed raw meat based diets or kibble

Veterinary Herbal Medicine by Wynn & Fougere

Dogrisk (Dr. Anna Hielm-Bjorkman)