Shame on Dr. Oz

 

This article is posted as part of PGAA’s curation efforts. This was originally posted at Essentially Dogs

 

There is content in the following article that comes from Essentially Dogs which is a blog published by Janie Lerner. It is focused on holistic care for dogs and reveals the secrets that the pet industry and many traditional vets keep from pet owners. There are also articles about pet tech, health insurance, and provide important information and resources for dog owners.

 

Recently Dr. Oz had a segment about pet food. The audience was horrified, but the veterinarian who was the guest on the show said it was fine for consumption because of the vitamins added. The vitamins are added because the “food” has no nutritional value whatsoever so dogs are consuming a diet which is virtually synthetic. It is obvious that the vet on the show was either poorly educated or paid off by a corporation to endorse commercial pet food.

Rodney Habib created the following video in response to the shocking segment of the Dr. Oz show. Rodney is an expert on the subject of dog health and nutrition. He has his own blog & vlog and he is one of the writers for Dogs Naturally Magazine.

Here is Rodney’s video

Usually I mention vets in my website who have extensive education and experience beyond what conventional vets learn and practice. This vet is an exception. The vet who appeared on the Dr. Oz show was a conventional vet whose knowledge of nutrition did not extend past the influence of manufacturers like Hills or Purina – the corporations which help to finance the majority of veterinary programs and therefore influence curricula.

So what is his claim to fame? Dr. Evan Antin has been referred to as the Hottest Animal Doctor Ever That’ll Make You Want To Get Your Pet Checked. He has been a part time model. In December 2014, People Magazine bestowed upon him the title of the “Sexiest Beast Charmer” in the annual People’s magazine “Sexiest Man Alive” issue. He also appeared in Us Magazine Hot Veterinarian Dr. Evan Antin Is the Newest Internet Sensation: See Photos of Him With Puppies, Turtles and Cats!”

My goal is to educate people about the pet food industry. I will ONLY feed my girls a raw diet. I would love to hear your thoughts on this after you see the following video. Shame on Dr. Oz for not standing up to this vet and for not protecting consumers and their dogs!

The documentary Pet Fooled is coming out soon. It is currently being screened.

Here is the trailer for the documentary

Sources:

Bruk, Diana. “Why Yes, This Veterinarian Is Really, Really, Really, Really Hot.” ELLE. Elle Magazine, 28 Jan. 2016. Web. 06 Nov. 2016.

Dr. Evan Antin ‘Sexiest Beast Charmer Alive’ Goes Viral. Prod. ABC News. Adapt. YouTube. Perf. Dr. Evan Antin. May 2016. YouTube Video from ABC News. 16 May 2016. Web.

Lee, Esther. “Hot Veterinarian Dr. Evan Antin Is the Newest Internet Sensation: See Photos of Him With Puppies, Turtles and Cats!” Us Weekly. Us Weekly Magazine, 28 Jan. 2016. Web. 06 Nov. 2016.

Staff, People. “Sexy Men at Work” – Vol. 82 No. 23.” PEOPLEcom. People Magazine, 01 Dec. 2014. Web. 06 Nov. 2016.

Essentially Dogs Essentiallydogs.com is an educational resource, and all information herein is strictly for educational purposes. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure disease, nor is it meant to replace the (prescribed) veterinary treatment. Always inform your veterinarian or healthcare provider of any products that your pet is taking, including herbal remedies and supplements. Please do plenty of research so that you may equip yourself with the knowledge necessary to be an effective advocate for your dog’s well-being.