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Following on From Yesterday’s Post, Here is Another Example of a “Study” Published by the Veterinary Journal That Leaves far Questions Asked Than Answered. Something is Going on… Another recent work by Veterinary Evidence Journal. This one authored by a lady with a degree...
It’s a Constant and Exhausting Tide of Bullshit. That’s Their Plan. A new “knowledge summary” (a clever way of avoid the use of the word “review”, which it most certainly is not) study in the highly enlightened Veterinary Evidence journal (I would have put...
Some points on two recent raw dog food recalls and how they compare to dry pet food recalls… There has been a variety of raw dog food recalls in the past. In 2011, one of Australia’s biggest raw dog food producers, V.I.P. PetFood, was...
UK Raw Feeders, Consider who you Spend Your Money With… Below you’ll find Medivets statement on raw feeding, released internally, which was emailed to me by a vet working for the group. All the usual guff. It’s funny, if you substitute the word “raw”...
The RFVS Conference 2018, What a Phenomenal Weekend… A few months back the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society took me in as a non-vet consultant. I was really proud about that. All the people I would consider peers are in there, from Billinghurst to Becker...
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If you were a zoo keeper the most important question you would want to know the answer to would be “what does this animal eat”, it being at the very heart of his health care. The word “carnivore” or “omnivore is not enough. This section (60mins) and covers:
- Carnivore or Omnivore: An Introduction.
- Evolution and ancestry of the dog
- The diet of wild and free roaming dogs
- The digestive machinery of the dog
- What is kibble? How is it made and what’s it made with?
- What is good protein, carbohydrates and fats?
- Salt, vitamin and mineral contents
- Chemical usage
- Pet food safety
- What does complete mean?
- Who are the pet food police?
- What is the best dry food
- What is the ideal dog diet?
- What is raw dog food / BARF
- Benefits of fresh food
- Safety of fresh feeding
- Risks and pitfalls
- How to make fresh dog food, how to introduce it and other FAQ
- Best products on the market, ones to avoid
- Power additions
- Best treats
- Fleas, worms, ticks
- Kennel cough
- Vaccinations and boosters
- Food Allergy
- Anal Glands
- Ears, Sore, Infected
- Eyes, Weepy
- Fat Dogs
- Gut Issues
- Hot Spots
- Kidney Disease
- Neutering & Alternatives
- Skin Conditions
- Weepy Eyes
Vets are smart people. It’s a tough course, hard to get into and the job highly demanding on every measure. So you might wonder how have things gotten to the point that we must debate the use of fresh ingredients in cats and dogs over processed products that lack a single scientific study which compared dry and fresh fed populations? The answer might not surprise you but the details absolutely will.
- Bad science gets results – a look at the state of the human drug sector and the “science” used to fuel it.
- Worrying trends of corporate vet industry ownership
- A look at pet food pseudoscience
- How to separate reliable information from industry nonsense
“I invited Conor to give a talk to the Animal care students at B.I.F.E. They were fascinated by all the facts he gave them about canine nutrition. They went home determined to change what…”
Delma Rae, Tutor at Bray Institute of Further Education
“We were delighted to have Conor over to our college to speak to our class. It was a brilliant talk, a real eye-opener and the students thought you were amazing! The fresh food message…”
Ana O’Donnell, Animal Care Course Coordinator, Ormonde College, Kilkenny
“I attended Conor’s Natural Dog Seminar 2017 in Dublin and loved it so much that I invited him to do the same seminar in Switzerland. He agreed without hesitation. It was a valuable day…”
Aileen Woulfe, Organiser of Natural Dog Conference, Montreux, Switzerland, 2017
“A million thanks on behalf of the IADSA Committee for your talk at our 3-day event this year! Our members spoke very highly and enthusiastically about what they had learnt…”
Niamh Ashmore, Secretary of Irish Agility & Dog Sports Association, May 2016
“Dr Brady is a leading light in the Irish raw food and nutrition for dogs scene. His talks are full of gems of information, they’re entertaining and you’ll never come away without being made to think. I’m a fan.”
Nick Thompson, UK Holistic Vet & President of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society
“In a riveting and highly detailed presentation chock-full of references and spiced with Irish humour, Conor led us through the intricacies of dry dog food and how it affects the health of our dogs…”
Turid Rugaas, Author of Calming Signals (Dog Symposium 2015, Norway)
Who are we and what we do
Like you I’m a total dog nut. My background includes a doctorate studying the effects of diet on animal behaviour and five years in Guide Dogs (Ireland and Australia) as a trainer and Pup Supervisor. For the last six years, I have been neck deep in canine nutrition, from making the food itself (ending with some success on Dragons Den in 2013) to conducting international nutritional seminars for vets, canine professionals and public alike. I’m now a dedicated advocate of fresh, natural nutrition and health for dogs and a better all round deal for squeezed pet owners worldwide. I’m proud father to Dudley, a slightly odd black and white Cocker Spaniel. What he lacks in brains and grace he makes up for with determination (though to be fair this could apply to the both of us).