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Sugar, Serotonin and Schmackos: Raw Food and Canine Behaviour. Presented by Dr. Nick Thompson

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Live Webinar


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During this intermediate level webinar, U.K. based veterinarian, Dr. Nick Thompson, will discuss some of the hot topics surrounding raw food nutrition and what is driving people to change to a raw/fresh diet for the pets in their care. He will also take a look at some of the reasons why others are not changing to a raw diet and whether there are in fact, any reasons for concern.

Dr. Thompson will then delve into the link between diet and behaviour in humans and whether what we know about humans can be applied to dogs. He will discuss proteins, fats, carbs. and ketogenic diets before drawing the presentation to a close, with a look at supplements and the foods we should choose to engender optimal behaviour in our canine companions, as well as those we should avoid.

Webinar Objectives

  • Gain an overview of raw feeding in 2018
  • Understand how diet affects behaviour and the evidence 
  • Understand nutritional options for optimal behaviour

Your Presenter

Veterinarian, Dr. Nick Thompson has been advocating passionately for responsible, species-appropriate raw pet food feeding for over 20 years. He is Founder and President of the international Raw Feeding Veterinary Society (www.rfvs.info) and has co-authored a pioneering worldwide survey of 79 vets and their experiences feeding raw food. He has organised international raw food conferences for the RFVS for the last four years.

Since 1999, Nick has headed a busy specialist practice near Bath (Holisticvet Ltd, www.holisticvet.co.uk) offering homeopathy, acupuncture, natural nutrition and herbal medicine for dogs and horses. Nick has shared his passion for raw with nutritional consultancy advice to most of the premier raw pet food companies in the UK. He lectures and consults in raw throughout the UK, Finland, Spain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. 

Nick is married with two children, two chickens and a Snowshoe cat, a hunter, called Ziggy and lives in Wiltshire, UK.

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