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518: New Science to Help Your Dog Live Longer & Prevent Disease | Dr. Karen Becker

518: New Science to Help Your Dog Live Longer & Prevent Disease | Dr. Karen Becker

Update: 2023-01-26


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Dr. Karen Becker's (IG: @drkarenbecker) deliberate, common sense approach to creating vibrant health for companion animals has been embraced by millions of pet lovers around the world, making her the most followed vet on social media.

She has spent her career as a small animal clinician, empowering animal guardians to make intentional lifestyle decisions to enhance the wellbeing of their animals.

Karen also writes and lectures extensively and serves as a wellness consultant for a variety of health-oriented organizations.

Today we’re discussing her latest book that she co-wrote with Rodney Habib, The Forever Dog: Surprising New Science to Help Your Canine Companion Live Younger, Healthier, and Longer.

If you’re a dog owner who is serious about giving their dog the best chance at a long and healthy life, you need to stick around for this conversation.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Pay attention to your pet's symptoms
  • Schedule proactive wellness visits every 6 months
  • How to find a proactive wellness veterinarian
  • Learn how to advocate for your pet
  • Improving your dog’s health can improve your own health
  • What is the best diet for your dog?
  • The issues with feeding your pets ultra-processed foods
  • Create an eating window for your dog
  • Understanding core vaccines for dogs
  • Get a vaccine antibody titer test
  • Dr. Becker’s vaccine protocol
  • What is an IFA antibody test?
  • Why Dr. Becker doesn’t recommend the “puppy package” at your local vet
  • The 6-in-1 vaccine is an immunological nightmare
  • Kennel cough is NOT prevented by the kennel cough vaccine
  • Why you should choose the 3-year rabies vaccine over the 1-year
  • Know the signs & symptoms of leptospirosis
  • How do you discern Lyme disease exposure vs. infection?
  • Detox recommendations for vaccine exposure

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Related links:

Rodney Habib & Dr. Karen Becker - The Forever Dog (book)

Dr. Karen Becker's website

Follow Dr. Karen Becker on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Listen or watch Dr. Karen Becker previously on TUHP (episodes #109, #110, and #435)

Dr. Karen Becker - Dr. Becker's Real Food For Dogs & Cats (book)

College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (CIVT)

Susan Thixton - The List (The Truth About Pet Food website)

Listen to Dr. Satchin Panda previously on TUHP (episode #353)

Rodney & Dr. Becker (Mind Jam Podcast) - Dr. Satchin Panda: Light, Circadian Rhythm & Our Pets' Health

University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Karen Becker and Dr. Ronald Schultz on Pet Vaccines (video)

Dr. Jean Dodds

Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory

Dr. John Robb - Protect the Pets

IDEXX - SNAP 4Dx Plus Test

Antech - Accuplex Test

IDEXX - Lyme Quant C6 SS

Thuja Homeopathic Remedy

Lyssin Homeopathic Remedy

Related episodes:

The Top Foods You Should Eat & Avoid to Beat Disease | Dr. William Li (#506)

The 5 Best Foods for Longevity! (Eat as One Meal) | Max Lugavere (#502)

187: Focus Friday – Ultimate Dog Health

082: Natasha Knutson – Next Level Pet Health | Superfoods For Super Dogs | Pets Aging Gracefully

078: Dr. Robynne Chutkan – Microbiome 101 | Stop Sanitizing Yourself Sick | Having A Dog Will Boost Your Health

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518: New Science to Help Your Dog Live Longer & Prevent Disease | Dr. Karen Becker

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