Is a high-protein, low-carb, high-fiber diet for dog cancer meat-based? Dr. Ernie Ward says it doesn’t have to be – and maybe shouldn’t be.
Is a high-protein, low-carb, high-fiber diet for dog cancer meat-based? Dr. Ernie Ward says it doesn’t have to be – and maybe shouldn’t be. Listen in on this fascinating Deep Dive episode with the author of The Clean Pet Food Revolution.
Other topics covered in this wide-ranging conversation:
Why veterinarians don’t have a lot of nutrition education from school.
Why keeping your dog lean and fit is so very important.
What the ideal diet for a dog with cancer is and isn’t and why.
Why animal meats are not great for dogs with cancer.
Why we have to stop thinking of protein as ingredient and more as a “nutrient vessel.”
Why we should consider eating fungus and yeasts instead of meat.
The importance of fiber in the diet.
Why Mark Cuban funded his pet food company Wild Earth on Shark Tank.
Why he doesn’t necessarily like crickets as a food source.
How to keep an open mind about food, and everything else.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:
Here’s a really interesting article about Koji on the Wild Earth website: https://wildearth.com/blogs/news/get-to-know-the-new-protein-for-dogs-koji#.XuGY2kVKhjU
Read the paper that inspired Dr. Ernie Ward to start his pet food company: Environmental impacts of food consumption by dogs and cats, by Gregory S. Okin
Wild Earth Pet Food: https://wildearth.com/
Watch Wild Earth get funded by Mark Cuban on Shark Tank: https://youtu.be/4kWGqgCDA1A
About Today’s Guest, Dr. Ernie Ward:
Ernie Ward, DVM, CVFT (veterinary food therapist) has spent his career blending healthy lifestyles and medicine. He is internationally known for improving veterinary medical standards, creating a higher quality of life for animals, and promoting healthier habits for pets and people. Dr. Ward has been a leader in the areas of pet nutrition and weight loss, establishing diagnostic test protocols and evolving pet technologies, promoting senior pet care, and advancing veterinary practice standards and veterinary staff training.
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