Episode from the podcastWag Out Loud

Canines…Carnivores or Omnivores?

Released Wednesday, 17th June 2020
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Hello Dog Lovers! We are in for a treat today as we welcome Johnna Devereaux to the show. She is a Clinical Pet Nutritionist, Director of Nutrition & Wellness for Bow Wow Labs and the Owner of Fetch RI, a holistic pet supply store located in Richmond, Rhode Island. Johnna’s unique perspective and wealth of knowledge about dog nutrition and wellness empowers people to make educated decisions about their pet’s overall nutrition. Johnna has been featured as a Trailblazer in the pet industry by Pets+ Magazine and her store, Fetch RI, has been awarded "America's Coolest Pet Store" and “Best of Rhode Island” by Editor’s Pick and Reader’s Choice. Fetch RI has also been awarded “Top Dog” by Animal Print magazine. Johnna was also just named one of Pet Age Magazine's 2020 Women of Influence.
Johnna, are you here to set the record straight?
Would you agree that although dogs would prefer meat, they can survive on whatever is available?
Can you first talk about the classification of Carnivora and what it’s based on?
Johnna, can you go through some of the physical features of why dogs are considered carnivores? Like maybe their teeth, their GI tract and how they break down enzymes?
What about omega-3s? Don’t dogs need to get their omega 3s from meat?
And are there amino acids that are only found in meat?
What about vitamin D and taurine? Do those need to come from meat?
Some argue that mostly meat diets are higher in calories and make dogs overweight. What are your thoughts?
What’s your take on dogs fed a vegetarian or vegan diet? Can they get all of the nutrients they need from a strictly plant-based diet or would some have to be supplemented?
Should dogs have carbohydrates in their diet?
What should be the optimal percentages of protein, fat and carbohydrates?
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