EPISODE 62 | RELEASED June 12, 2020

The Clean Pet Food Revolution | Dr. Ernie Ward Deep Dive

Is a high-protein, low-carb, high-fiber diet for dog cancer meat-based? Dr. Ernie Ward says it doesn’t have to be – and maybe shouldn’t be. Listen in on this fascinating Deep Dive episode with the author of The Clean Pet Food Revolution.

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Other topics covered in this wide-ranging conversation:

  • Why veterinarians don’t have a lot of nutrition education from school.
  • Why keeping your dog lean and fit is so very important.
  • What the ideal diet for a dog with cancer is and isn’t and why.
  • Why animal meats are not great for dogs with cancer.
  • Why we have to stop thinking of protein as ingredient and more as a “nutrient vessel.”
  • Why we should consider eating fungus and yeasts instead of meat.
  • The importance of fiber in the diet.
  • Why Mark Cuban funded his pet food company Wild Earth on Shark Tank.
  • Why he doesn’t necessarily like crickets as a food source.
  • How to keep an open mind about food, and everything else.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Here’s a really interesting article about Koji on the Wild Earth website: https://wildearth.com/blogs/news/get-to-know-the-new-protein-for-dogs-koji#.XuGY2kVKhjU

Read the paper that inspired Dr. Ernie Ward to start his pet food company: Environmental impacts of food consumption by dogs and cats, by Gregory S. Okin

Books by Dr. Ernie Ward:
The Clean Pet Food Revolution (Dec 2019)
Better You, Better Dog, Better Life (Sep 2019)
Chow Hounds: Why Our Dogs Are Getting Fatter (2010)

Wild Earth Pet Food: https://wildearth.com/

Watch Wild Earth get funded by Mark Cuban on Shark Tank: https://youtu.be/4kWGqgCDA1A

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