Growing ‘Trend’ is Actually the Way Pets Were Raised for Centuries

On Saturday, March 15, Dr. Ian Billinghurst, a veterinary surgeon and author from Australia will speak to pet owners from the New England area at the Middlesex Community College in Bedford, Mass. The seminar entitled ‘Feeding Your Dog or Cat a Raw Diet’ will discuss the concept of feeding a raw diet to companion animals.

As pet owners increasingly take an active role in the care of their beloved four-legged companions, many are embracing the concept of feeding their pets the way nature intended, rather than relying on the typical supermarket kibble to meet their dietary needs.

According to William Pollack, DVM, ‘statistics show that the average life expectancies of companion animals have rapidly dropped in the last 40 years, [not long after commercial kibble became available] despite improvements in the medical model, veterinary diagnosis and treatment modalities.’

More and more veterinarians and nutritionists are making a correlation between the quality of a diet’s ingredients and a pet’s long-term health. Dr. Billinghurst has been instrumental in educating tens of thousands of people worldwide to the benefits of feeding a natural diet. In addition, pet owners who have fed their companion animals a natural diet for years will be at the seminar and available to the media.

Dr. Billinghurst’s appearance is hosted by Especially for Pets, a progressive pet products retailer, with locations in Acton, Newton, Sudbury and Wayland.

About Dr. Ian Billinghurst
Dr. Ian Billinghurst B.V.SC. [Hons], B.SC.Agr., Dip.Ed., is a veterinary surgeon from Australia. He is also a writer and lecturer on his favorite topic - the nutrition of dogs and cats. Dr. Billinghurst is most well known for his books Give Your Dog a Bone, Grow Your Pup With Bones, and most recently, The Barf Diet, that discuss the concept of feeding a raw diet.