The SkeptVet Visits the Body of Evidence Podcast

I recently had a chance to chat with Jonathan Jarry and Dr. Christopher Labos on the Body of Evidence Podcast. We covered a wide range of subjects, touching on both evidence-based pet care and alternative medicine. Check it out here!

2:24 Evidence-based veterinary medicine

4:49 Extrapolating from human clinical trials

7:31 Do vets change their mind?

10:07 Acupuncture, homeopathy and chiropractic in the animal world

14:34 Pets and vaccines

17:25 A very special guest appearance

18:00 How to talk to vaccine hesitant pet owners

20:45 The cost of veterinary care

23:11 Placebos

27:52 Raw food diets

32:04 The word “zoopharmacognosy”

32:52 What should dogs and cats eat

37:57 What should dogs and cats NOT eat

40:28 CBD supplements

42:51 Declawing cats

44:17 Inside cat or outside cat

46:02 Supplements to change urine pH

46:40 Feline injection-site sarcomas

48:28 Omega-3s

48:49 Glucosamine

49:23 Cranberry supplements

50:35 New pet parents, take it all with a grain of salt

52:22 The shocking truth about pure breeds

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2 Responses to The SkeptVet Visits the Body of Evidence Podcast

  1. Stephan says:

    Hello. about fresh cooked diets, you say it’s plausible they can eventually be better than commercial foods, although there is still no studies to confirm it. What would be those eventual benefits (theoretically speaking)? Cheers

  2. skeptvet says:

    Who knows? Decreased risk of specific diseases, perhaps? We know, for example, that changes in diet in humans have this effect. Diets lower in trans fats and salt reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, and diets lower in calories reduce the risk of obesity and associated diseases. Fresh fruits and vegetables are lower in these substances than snacks foods, so a change from convenience foods to a fresh-food diet in humans can have these benefits, and others. It is plausible that similar benefits might accrue in dogs and cats but, as I discuss here are in other articles, commercial pet foods are nutritionally far superior to convenience and snack foods for humans, so the benefits of a switch might not be as marked. Until we have some specific research on the subject, this is all pretty hypothetical.

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