Dog Nutrition Summit

Gain a comprehensive understanding of canine nutrition from the most trusted experts in pet nutrition as they share the secrets to a balanced, nutritional diet for your dog.

Learn how to properly feed your dog with practical and actionable tips that will help regenerate your dogs health and ensure adequate nutrition...

Now You’re Probably Wondering, What EXACTLY Will I Get Out Of Attending This Virtual Summit?

  • The major problem with kibble and canned diets (and what to do instead)
  • The importance of bacterial diversity in the gut and why prebiotics are the paramount for gut health
  • The influence of regulation on your pets food label and how to navigate the confusion
  • The role of nutrients -- protein, carbs, fat, vitamins, minerals, bioactive compounds -- in canine contentment
  • The ongoing controversy -- are foods containing grains essential for pets or should you go grain-free?
  • How to feed a healthy, biologically appropriate diet for your dog
  • How Food Therapy can help other therapies work even better
  • How to identify the hidden poor quality ingredients in pet food to avoid major health issues

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Hosted by Integrative Veterinarian and Author - Dr. Judy Morgan!

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DAY 1 - Why Nutrition is Important

Dr. Gary Richter

The Link Between Nutrition And Disease

Gary Richter, MS, DVM has been practicing veterinary medicine the San Francisco Bay Area since 1998. Dr. Richter is certified in veterinary acupuncture, veterinary chiropractic, and Western herbology. By utilizing both Western and holistic therapies, Dr. Richter has been able to improve the quality and quantity of life of pets. His best-selling book, “The Ultimate Pet Health Guide- Breakthrough Nutrition and Integrative Care for Dogs and Cats” was released in 2017. Dr. Richter is also the Past President of the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine and is a founding member of the Veterinary Cannabis Society.

In this interview you'll learn:

  • Problems with kibble and canned diets.
  • The benefits of fresh, whole food diets.
  • Promoting health and longevity with fresh food.

Julie Anne Lee

Dog Gut Health

Julie Anne Lee, DCH, RcsHOM, has been the owner and practitioner of some of the busiest and long standing holistic veterinary hospitals and clinics in North America. This includes founding the first licensed strictly holistic veterinary clinic in Canada. She developed and taught a three year post-graduate program for veterinarians at the College of Animal Homeopathic Medicine.

She also presented lectures for the American Homeopathic Veterinary Association on homeopathy and functional pathology, the British Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons Association on treating chronic disease, the Canadian Society of Homeopaths on clinical comparisons of the treatment of human to animals, P.E.I Veterinary University on the gut microbiome, and many more over the last 20 years.

In this interview you'll learn:

  • The importance of bacterial diversity in the gut... the Yellowstone Park theory.
  • Why prebiotics are paramount for gut health... Are you over-culturing your canine?
  • Strains Matter: The importance of choosing the appropriate species specific probiotics for your animal.

Chelsea Kent

Understanding Pet Food Labels

Owner of Hero's Pets, ParsleyPet, Solutions Pet Products, and Food Regulation Facts Alliance. Work closely with CIVT, RAHU, Paws For Change, KetoPet Sanctuary and more.

In this interview you'll learn:

  • The influence of regulation on your pets food label.
  • The value of understanding pet food math (and how to learn it)
  • How to navigate the world of varying recommendations.

Dr. Matthew J. Muir

Body Condition Scoring And Obesity

Dr. Matthew Muir is a practicing Integrative Veterinarian in Australia at All Natural Vet Care with further studies in nutrition, herbal medicine and acupuncture. He has a special interest in the gut-brain axis and the microbiome. He is also co-founder of natural pet food company, Lyka Pet Food.

In this interview you'll learn:

  • Why body condition scoring is a critical tool for longevity.
  • How to achieve an optimal body condition score using a wholefood diet.
  • How to use microbiome manipulation to help achieve health goals.

Dr. Conor Brady

Canine Behavior - Understanding The Vital Role Of Good (And Poor) Nutrition

After college, I spent five years in guide dogs as a pup supervisor and guide dog trainer, first in Ireland and then Perth, Australia. It was while I was in Australia that the true powers of raw feeding came to light. That was 16 years ago. The time since, bar a couple of years as a producer myself, I have spent as a full-time writer, speaker and dedicated advocate for natural canine feeding and health. Much of my work you will find at my website www.dogsfirst.ie and for the nerds, there is in my 2020 book Feeding Dogs: Dry or Raw? The Science Behind the Debate, which proudly remains the #1 rated manual on canine nutrition on Amazon

I live with my wife Elaine and two daughters, Holly and Zoe, in Wicklow, Ireland, and am proud father to a slightly (very) odd blue roan cocker called Dudley. What he lacks in brains and finesse he makes up with single-minded determination, though that statement is equally true for both of us.

In this presentation you'll learn:

  • The role of nutrients (protein, carbs, fat, vitamins, minerals, bioactive compounds) in canine contentment.
  • The pivotal role of the gut flora.
  • What to do FIRST with a stressed dog.

Dr. Ava Frick

How To Test For Nutritional Deficiencies

Dr. Ava Frick has been a veterinarian for 42 years and has practised for 24 years in animal chiropractic, rehab and nutrition. Her research and books in the fields of equine exercise, hair tissue mineral analysis, nutrition, and veterinary microcurrent therapy, to which she is considered the world’s leading authority, have been internationally published.

In this interview you'll learn:

  • Difference between hair and blood samples in testing for nutrients.
  • Vitamins and minerals that can be tested for.
  • Why you want to know the levels before treating and how to follow up.

DAY 2 - Raw Food & Real Food Feeding

DeDe Murcer Moffett (Raw Dog Food & Co.)

The Raw Dog Food Truth

After 12 years of sobriety and achieving sustainable success as two time best-selling author, a recording artist, and running a multi-million dollar Raw Dog Food Company DeDe is helping professionals at every level think, live, love, and lead outside of the box.

DeDe is an expert in professional success, leadership, and employee engagement. She is the best-selling author of Wisdom Wedgies and Life's Little Zingers, Motivation that Gets Stuck in All the Right Places, and her newest book; SNAP Yes! The Art of Seeing New Achievable Possibilities in Business and Life.

In this presentation you'll learn:

  • Why raw feeding is safe?
  • Why raw feeding is important?
  • Why raw feeding is best?

Dr. Ian Billinghurst

What Is A Biologically Appropriate Raw Food Diet And Why You Should Feed It To Your Dog

Dr. Ian Billinghurst is a nutritionist, agricultural scientist, veterinary surgeon, acupuncturist and nutritional consultant. He is the author of Give Your Dog a Bone, Grow Your Pups With Bones and The BARF Diet, which discusses the basic principles of canine nutrition using raw, whole and commonly available foods. He conducts clinical and literature research into nutrition, writes and lectures on evolutionary nutrition and produces his own brand of pet foods.

In this interview you'll learn:

  • That a Biologically Appropriate RAW Food Diet for any SPECIES is — ITS EVOLUTIONARY PROGRAM OF NUTRITION — and that it is different for each species.
  • That THE FORMULATION of a Biologically Appropriate RAW Food Diet is NOT BASED ON NUTRIENTS — it is based on Food — making it very simple to produce.
  • That a Biologically Appropriate RAW Food Diet does not require balance at every meal, but rather, is best balanced over a series of meals.

Dr. Katie Woodley

Why Do Vets Don't Like Raw Feeding?

Dr. Katie Woodley, is the proud owner and holistic veterinarian of The Natural Pet Doctor. Her mission is to ensure that all pet parents have access to herbal medicine, supplementation, and nutritional advice throughout their pet's lifetime that helps them thrive rather than just survive.

In this interview you'll learn:

  • Debunking common myths around raw feeding.
  • Feeding bones safely.
  • Food Safety and Balanced Diets.

Dr. Nick Thompson

Is A Vegan Diet Good For Pets

Nick Thompson is a vet. He has been fighting for responsible, species-appropriate raw food feeding for pets for over 25 years. His tireless drive for healthy pets from birth to graceful old age brought him to raw feeding in the mid-1990s.

In this interview you'll learn:

  • Vegan diets are totally inappropriate for dogs.
  • It is impossible to create a natural, healthy vegan diet for dogs.
  • Ultra-processed food is not good for any living creature, including dogs and humans

Hanna Mandelbaum

Demystifying Organic Pet Food

Hanna Mandelbaum is co-founder of Evermore Pet Food, a pioneering brand in the fresh food space, known for its ethical and transparent ingredient sourcing. With two decades of experience in the pet industry—first as a pet care business owner and certified pet dog trainer (CPDT), and for the last 13 years, with Evermore—she has gained a wealth of knowledge about how the choices we make for our pets impact their health and well-being. She’s extremely passionate about educating folks on all things dog and has a knack for breaking down confusing concepts, especially as they pertain to food marketing. (She also believes that learning should be entertaining. She once performed a trapeze act in a coned dog costume to promote the healing value of food and even ate dog food for a whole month to prove its human-grade claims).

In this presentation you'll learn:

  • What it means to say that a food is organic.
  • Clearing up confusing and deceptive marketing claims around organic.
  • The importance of the organic label on a food, and how ingredient sourcing can impact your dogs' (and your own) health.

Dr. Jean Dodds

Grain-Free Vs. Grain Foods For Pets

Dr. Jean Dodds has spent more than 5 decades as a clinical research veterinarian. She started Hemopet in 1986, which today offers a wide range of nonprofit services and educational activities (www.hemopet.org). She has written 175 scientific articles, 2 popular award-winning pet health books together with Diana Laverdure, with the third one in press; and holds 27 patents

In this interview you'll learn:

  • The ongoing controversy -- are foods containing grains essential for pets?
  • Is feeding grains harmful for pets?
  • Is feeding grain-free foods beneficial or harmful for pets?

DAY 3 - Disease, Healing and Mindset

Kimberly Gauthier

Overcoming Overwhelm

Keep the Tail Wagging is a blog about raw feeding, raising dogs naturally, and life as a dog mom. Kimberly Gauthier (go-tea-ay) lives with four dogs in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys sharing everything she's learning about dog nutrition, health, behavior, and more. The goal of Keep the Tail Wagging is to share steps pet parents can take to raise healthier dogs - paying forward the tips and tricks others shared with Kimberly over the years.

In this presentation you'll learn:

  • Focus on the dog in front of you.
  • Learn to work with your veterinarian, not against.
  • Strangers on social media don't know your dog or you; don't allow them to derail your journey.

Dr. Cathy Alinovi

How To Use Food Therapy For Healing Your Dog

Dr. Cathy Alinovi is a holistic veterinarian, pet lover, frequent media guest, and nationally-celebrated author. Dr. Cathy knew she wanted to be an animal doctor since she was nine years old. Her mission then was simple: to make the world safe for dogs. Her mission now is providing healthy options for pets, allowing them to live longer and with a better quality of life—is not much different, and is just as powerful!

In this interview you'll learn:

  • Food is the number one thing pet owners do for their pets.
  • If the food isn’t good, it doesn’t matter what therapy, therapies won’t work as well.
  • Food therapy can help other therapies work better - acupuncture, Chinese herbs, chiropractic - all of them.

Dr. Barbara Royal

The Dangers Of Commercial Pet Food And Kibble

Barbara Royal, DVM, CVA Dr. Royal is the founder and owner of The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center in Chicago, co-founder of the Royal Animal Health University, CEO of the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (civtedu.org), and co-owner of the Animal Diet Formulator (Animaldietformulator.com). She is an internationally-renowned pioneer in integrative veterinary medicine and a passionate advocate of common-sense and cutting-edge approaches to optimal animal health. Dr. Royal takes an active role not only in practicing medicine, but also teaching, mentoring and supporting colleagues and students as they further their careers in veterinary medicine.

In this interview you'll learn:

  • The pet food industry is a multibillion dollar industry that wants to sell something, and is not well regulated in terms of real clinical health responses to many pet foods.
  • High heat processing of kibble pet food creates potent carcinogens in every bite of food, causing cancers (which are further fed by the high carbs in the same diets).
  • Hidden Carbohydrates/sugars, poor quality and inappropriate ingredients in Pet foods are at the root of many common pet illnesses, decrease quality of life and lifespans of pets.

Kendra Pope

Nutrition In Cancer

Dr. Pope graduated from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine and received her certification in medical oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. She specializes in the treatment of cancer and chronic disease with the use of various holistic modalities. She is a primary investigator and contributing researcher on topics that promote and legitimize the field of integrative medicine and oncology.

In this interview you'll learn:

  • Cancer cell metabolism.
  • Dietary modifications in cancer patients
  • Cancer fighting/prevention foods.

Dr. Ihor J. Basko

TCM and Macrobiotics for Feeding Pets To Help Prevent Illnesses

Dr. Basko brings with him 50 years of practice in: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Macrobiotic and TCM Nutrition, and General Herbal Medicine. Dr. Basko’s greatest wish is for all pet owners to enjoy more years with their furry friends, through fresh natural diets that support great health, and limited use of vaccinations and medications.

In this presentation you'll learn:

  • Every food ingredient has an Energetic effect upon the body's metabolic processes.

DAY 4 - Supplements & Nutritional Toppers

Dr. Judy Morgan

Nutraceutical's, Benefits of Supplements

Dr. Judy Morgan has over 37 years experience as an integrative veterinarian, acupuncturist, chiropractor, food therapist, author, and speaker. Her goal is to change the lives of over ten million pets by educating and empowering pet owners worldwide in the use of natural healing therapies, and minimizing the use of chemicals, vaccinations, and poor quality processed food.

In this presentation you'll learn:

  • What Nutraceutical Additions to use in maximizing our dog's health?
  • The combination ingredients: Product that offer multiple benefits.
  • The importance of Green-Lipped Mussels and Deer Velvet Antlers in supplements

Rita Hogan

Uses Of Herbs In Your Dogs Diet

Clinical canine herbalist with over 18 years of experience. She is a herbal clinician, educator, speaker, writer, formulator and energy healer. Rita uses a combination of diet, flower essences, herbs and phytoembryonic therapies in her full-time clinical practice based in Olympia, Washington.

In this interview you'll learn:

  • Nutritional Vs. Medicinal Herbs.
  • The Benefits of Infusions.
  • What Herbs To Use and Why.

Hannah Zulueta

Supplements To Balance Real/Raw Food Diets

Dog nutrition is my life's calling and I'm on a mission to bring this to as many dog parents as possible. I aim to demystify and simplify how you can feed your dog fresh food. I focus on a whole foods approach. I know it can be daunting but if you can feed yourself, your children, your friends, and your family, then you can certainly feed your dog.

In this presentation you'll learn:

  • What to add to commercial food so that it's balanced.
  • Functional supplements.
  • Base mixes.

Jenna Mahan (Embrace Pet Insurance)

What Is Pet Insurance And Why Is It Important?

After 15 years of working in veterinary emergency, I moved over to pet insurance. I worked my way up from claims adjuster to Director of Claims and Underwriting at Embrace Pet Insurance. I enjoy using my vet tech brain to make pet insurance easier and better for clinics and pet parents alike.

In this interview you'll learn:

  • When you’ll need pet insurance (examples of animals being mischievous).
  • What pet insurance is (what it covers, medical history reviews, pre-existing conditions, wellness).
  • How it works (break down how to build a policy best fit to your budget, when to use it, how the claim system works).

Dr. Holly Ganz (Animal Biome)

Your Dog's Gut Health And Why You Should Care About It

Dr. Holly Ganz is a Chief Science Officer and co-founder of Animal Biome and has a PhD in microbial ecology. She has examined the interaction between microbes and their hosts for over 20 years. Her studies have revealed that imbalances in the gut microbiome are common in pets and there is a pressing need for better approaches to maintain and restore gut health.

In this presentation you'll learn:

  • The gut microbiome, what it is and how it affects health.
  • How different diets, supplements, and medications affect the gut microbiome.
  • How you can improve your dog’s gut health with personalized nutrition.

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