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Online advice – is it trustworthy?

26/10/2017

As a Canine Nutritionist who tailored 4 yrs at University in order to be qualified I find myself disappointed at people listening to advice from people who don’t actually know what they’re talking about: as do my colleagues.

Here is a prime example…


Thankfully the poster questioned the person claiming to be qualified.

Be aware that there are a great deal of courses available online that have either no accreditation at all, or teach biased misinformation or even both.

When it comes to pet nutrition it is my personal opinion that anyone not attempting to teach you to feed a raw/fresh species appropriate diet isn’t coming from a place of knowledge.

Those nutritionists that I respect have tons of books, the most important of which is the NRC book (most prominent here)


If your ‘nutrient advice’ is coming from someone who doesn’t own a copy, or hasn’t even heard of it, their advice is questionable.

Please be aware that not all advice is good, please do your research.

Of those that are highly prominent in the industry, we recommend :

Raw Feeding Veterinary Society

Dr. Ian Billinghurst

Dr. Karen Becker

Rodney Habib

ANNAHP Members

And a small number of nutritionists over and above those that contribute to our awesome magazine. These people are often too busy to be answering every question in a chat group.

Please be wary of bad advice and remember, just because someone has been doing something for years, it doesn’t mean they’ve got it right.

“Experts built the Titanic”

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