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Listen to Episode 38 DCM, Pet Food Recalls, Aflatoxins, Melamine, etc...Is it all preventable? on the The Petropolist Podcast.
This is part 1 of the 2 part conversation with Dr. Ryan Yamka and Nicci Cammack. What started as a perspective and history of the rip-roaring pet industry fiasco about dilated cardiomyopathy naturally transitioned to capturing the pet food sectors disjointed claims of product quality, product integrity, as well as the industry's transactional leadership in pet food manufacturing - If you have listened to any of the previously posted episodes you will hear a continuous theme about pet food & that transparency is essentially non-existent - the constant message presented over multiple episodes focuses on the marketing jargon and promises of integrity that are just empty. It is unfortunate that the information fed to us via SM, bloggers, and some veterinarians are repeatedly based on opinion, therefore, tend to be consistently un-validated. DCM, Dilated cardiomyopathy started as a blog post by a vet and it took off as if cocaine was introduced to its core - it took off on SM with too many words and practically zero evidence of statistical support and corroboration of claims through peer-reviewed studies. What was being presented by, well, almost anyone involved was making it more than it actually was...yes and this does include the FDA - This should make every pet owner think twice about the choices made when purchasing their pets' next meal.
Video and data Dr. Yamka presented at VMX regarding DCM - It's a must-watch if you want the nitty-gritty.
Ryan Yamka, PhD, MS, MBA, FACN, PAS, Dipl. ACAS is the founder and an independent consultant with Luna Science and Nutrition, and co-Founder of Guardian Pet Food Company. He is board-certified in companion animal nutrition by the American College of Animal Sciences and a fellow with the American College of Nutrition. Yamka calls on his extensive background in pet nutrition, and 20+ years developing, formulating, and launching dog and cat foods as a senior executive with leading pet food companies. Yamka has received the 2020 Rogue Pet Science Pet Industry Disruptor Award, the 2019 Pet Age ICON Award, and the 2011 ASAS Corbin Companion Animal Biology Award. Dr. Yamka writes a series of blogs Debunking Pet Food Myths and Misconceptions for Pet Food Industry and has been featured in numerous podcasts and seminars.
Read Dr. Yamka's articles here: Debunking Myths & Misconceptions in Pet Food
Nicci Cammack founded NorthPoint Pets & Company to fill a void for pet parents: information and transparency. Nicci understood that, while there are countless pet stores and unending opportunities for buying online, much of the information about pet food and health is incomplete, biased, or misleading. Northpoint Pets & Company holds the belief that each animal is an individual with unique nutritional requirements, and works toward helping animals reach peak health and maintain vitality through old age. Nicci is available by appointment in person and remotely.
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