To Cook or Not to Cook? Pros and Cons of Raw Diet

Description: Join board-certified veterinary nutritionist Dr. Deborah Linder to learn about the benefits and risks of raw meat-based diets. Dr. Linder discusses owner motivations for choosing a raw diet for their pet, and clinical recommendations your clients should be aware of. She also shares peer-reviewed studies about human and animal health risks associated with raw diets, and recommends protocols for ensuring staff and animal safety when treating a pet who may have consumed contaminated food. 

Participants can expect to learn about:

  • Pros and cons of raw meat-based diets 
  • Owner motivations for electing to feed their pets a raw meat diet
  • Precautions while treating pets being fed raw meat diets

Dr. Deborah Linder is a board-certified veterinary nutritionist at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, where she also earned her DVM. Her research focuses on safe and effective weight loss strategies for pets, One Health, and the impact of nutrition on animal and human wellbeing. Dr. Linder has spoken on these topics at national and international conferences and has written for, or been cited in, Eating Well magazine, the Boston Globe, AARP, the New York Times, and the Doctor Radio channel on Sirius XM. She also is co-director of the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction.