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Cancer Diet Basics for Dogs and Cats

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When our pet gets cancer one of the first things we want to do is change their food. But it's hard to know the right way to do it and what's best to put in their bowls. That's why today we're honored to have vet nutrition expert Dr. Jennifer Larsen, DVM, PhD, DACVN on our show!

Dr. Larsen is Associate Professor of Clinical Nutrition at the University of California at Davis. She has extensive knowledge about pet food nutrition needs and today she'll share the best dog and cat cancer diet tips. For the next 30 minutes Dr. Davis will explain science-based facts about cancer and pet nutrition. Among other things we'll learn:

  • Can commercial pet food cause cancer?
  • What happens to the body when cancer takes over?
  • How does cancer affect our pet's nutrition needs?
  • Can a better diet help our pets fight cancer? Is there such a thing as a "cancer diet" for pets?
  • What is the most important thing we should know about our pet's dietary needs while fighting cancer?

About Dr. Larsen

Dr. Jennifer Larsen holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Animal Science and a DVM from UC Davis. She completed one year in local private practice before accomplishing a clinical nutrition residency at UC Davis. In 2007, Dr. Larsen attained Diplomate status from the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, and completed a PhD in Nutritional Biology in 2008. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Nutrition at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, and does clinical nutritional consulting through the hospital's Nutrition Support Service.

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