The Importance of Critically Assessing Research

Books on a shelf

A criticism that is frequently levelled at those of us involved in teaching about species appropriate nutrition by our colleagues (many of whom have been educated by or are in the pay of the very big corporate pet food manufacturers) is that there is no research to support our ideas. Lots of evidence is thrown at us by these same …

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Dogs, Cancer and Ultra-processed (Dry Kibbled) Food

Dog on sand

Introduction Food is fuel for the body. Few can challenge this. Unfortunately weak, biased and inconclusive research muddies the rest of nutrition science. We must, therefore, rely somewhat on logic and common sense to make sense of food and its effects on health…

By Nick Thompson