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[Video] How to Talk to Your Vet About Plant-Based Dog Food with Prof. Andrew Knight

Have you experienced questions and concerns from your veterinarian when you mention feeding your dog a plant-based diet? It may be because Wild Earth dog food is pushing the boundaries on what traditional dog food nutrition looks like. Don’t worry we are here to help you talk to your vet!

We talked with Prof. Andrew Knight, a Professor of Animal Welfare & Ethics and Founding Director of the University of Winchester Centre for Animal Welfare, and he gave us useful tips for talking to a vet who may be hesitant about plant-based dog food.

0:00 – Intro
0:31 – Why are vets hesitant about vegan diets for dogs?
1:39 – How do I talk to my vet about feeding my dog a plant based diet?
4:06 – Where to find articles and research about dogs & plant based diets.
4:43 – What if my vet is still not willing to consider plant based dog food?
5:43 – Closer & web address of research resources

Many factors play into the decision of what type of food to feed your pets.
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About Our Speaker

Prof. Andrew Knight is a Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics and Founding Director of the University of Winchester Centre for Animal Welfare. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Environment and Science at Griffith University, Queensland, an EBVS European and RCVS Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law, an American and New Zealand Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare, a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and Principal Fellow of Advance HE.

He has nearly 150 academic and 80 popular publications, an extensive series of YouTube videos, which cover topics such as plant-based companion animal diets, climate change and the livestock sector, invasive animal research, educational animal use, humane clinical and surgical skills training, and other animal welfare issues. He has been honored with 14 awards and 15 research grants, including the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics Shomer Award, a University Values Award, and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association Humane Achievement Award, all in 2019.

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