57 minutes | Oct 18, 2020

Interview - Brennen McKenzie on Pets

Jonathan and Chris interview Dr. Brennen McKenzie, an evidence-based veterinarian who runs the “SkeptVet” blog. They separate what we know, what we don’t know, and what we think we know when it comes to pet care and address the pseudosciences of the animal world.   2:24 Evidence-based veterinary medicine 4:49 Extrapolating from human clinical trials 7:31 Do vets change their mind? 10:07 Acupuncture, homeopathy and chiropractic in the animal world 14:34 Pets and vaccines 17:25 A very special guest appearance 18:00 How to talk to vaccine hesitant pet owners 20:45 The cost of veterinary care 23:11 Placebos 27:52 Raw food diets 32:04 The word “zoopharmacognosy” 32:52 What should dogs and cats eat 37:57 What should dogs and cats NOT eat 40:28 CBD supplements 42:51 Declawing cats 44:17 Inside cat or outside cat 46:02 Supplements to change urine pH 46:40 Feline injection-site sarcomas 48:28 Omega-3s 48:49 Glucosamine 49:23 Cranberry supplements 50:35 New pet parents, take it all with a grain of salt 52:22 The shocking truth about pure breeds     * Theme music: “Fall of the Ocean Queen“ by Joseph Hackl.   To contribute to The Body of Evidence, go to our Patreon page at: http://www.patreon.com/thebodyofevidence/.   Patrons get a bonus show on Patreon called “Digressions”! Check it out!     Links: 1) Brennen’s website: https://skeptvet.com/Blog/ 2) Brennen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SkeptVet 3) Brennen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SkeptVet 4) Brennen’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvb8ihBYdSXq_DML1Y6CfbQ 5) Brennen’s book, Placebos for Pets: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51866692-placebos-for-pets
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