Veterinary school training did not prepare veterinarians for the rapid increase in interest and questions about dietary management of pets and the topic of optimal pet nutrition is fraught with controversy. This series of lectures is designed to provide the professional with knowledge and understanding to enable them to safely and efficiently advise clients on feeding their pets a raw diet.
The series is comprised of 4 lectures in total (each approximately 90 minutes in length). Lecture 1 is free for CIVT Veterinary and Veterinary Student members, click HERE to learn more.
Lecture 1: Raw Feeding Basics - What Do Veterinarians Around the World Think of Raw Food and Approach to Raw Feeding
Dr Nick Thompson will be presenting the results of his veterinary survey which sourced data from around the world focusing on how individual practitioners feed raw food and why! He will then outline the basics of raw feeding. Nick Thompson is passionate about the role of raw food for companion animals and will present a range of cases that will assist veterinarians in understanding how and why to implement and recommend raw foods.
Lecture 2: Arguments For and Against Raw Food i.e. What Will Your Clients and Colleagues Say?
Why not use high quality commercial pet foods - kibble and tinned? What are the issues identified with feeding processed pet food? What are the arguments for and against raw food feeding? What conclusions can we draw and why?
Lecture 3: The Practicalities of Dietary Change - how to safely change pet's diets to raw feeding with the support of owners? This lecture will get down to the details:Meat and Minces
Bone and Things to Chew
Cats vs. Dogs
How many times a day?
Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics, Prebiotics.
Lecture 4: Disease and Raw Food
The conundrum of therapeutic diets - how can a raw food philosophy meet the challenges?
Doctoring a processed diet