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Poodlebeguiled

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I was just curious if there are any nutritionists here? Any veterinarians or veterinary nutritionists? If you'd like to share, would you write a little blurb about your credentials, education in nutrition, experiences with raw feeding, how long you've been doing this, your success, your set-backs, where you learned what you've learned etc? 

 

I am new to raw diets...always fed the best premium food I could find. I started to try a raw diet once before but didn't follow through. This time I have followed through and they seem to be doing fine. I do feel worlds better knowing what they're getting. I think I'm balancing things well enough. That still makes me a tad nervous sometimes. But they sure do love their food and seem to be doing well. I have no particular nutrition education, but a medical background and an animal behavioral background. So, I read everything I can about dogs' dietary needs and am learning from some of you as well. Thanks for everything!  :rock:



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Aside from a couple or so of vet techs, there are no vets or nutritionists here that I know about. 

 

Most vets have very little nutritional education, and what they do have comes from kibble companies like Purina or Hills. I would imagine a nutritionist would be the same. 


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Oh, I've heard that about vets. I think the tide is changing recently though on that from what I've been gathering more recently. Nutritionists with degrees have considerably more schooling where nutrition is concerned. I consulted a nutrition specialist (forget her exact title, though not a nutritionist I don't think) for my dog with liver disease and by golly, she knew her stuff...had quite impressive credentials. So, while I think vets probably know medicine, physiology and so forth better than nutrition, as far as my understanding, veterinary nutritionists or animal nutritionists that have degrees in this specialty probably know significantly more than vets about their field.

 

Where did you learn about raw diets? Are there any books you could recommend?  






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