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The Pet Health & Happiness Podcast | Bella & Duke


Sep 23, 2019

In this week's podcast, our Chief Nutritional Officer, Rowan Sanderson, sits down with Dr. Anna Hielm-Björkman, one of the world’s leading researchers in pet nutrition to talk all things raw dog food and the benefits of a species-appropriate diet. Dr Anna also discusses some cutting edge research being undertaken to identify the link between certain foods and canine diseases.

Dr. Hielm-Björkman laments the modern hyper-specialization of medicine—that the focus has gradually moved from the “wholeness” of the patient (for both animals and humans) down to their individual parts. As an example, one’s bad eyes could be due to a lack of carbohydrate intake; but because they’ve seen an eye doctor and not a nutritionist, the prescription becomes laser treatment or glasses instead.

Rowan and Dr.Hielm-Björkman also explain that feeding your dog a natural raw diet may help to prevent

  1. Skin diseases, allergies, and atopy
  2. Skeletal diseases
  3. Chronic gastrointestinal diseases