Other areas swimming in myth and misinformation involve our pets. Domesticated animals are part of our lives, and therefore are frequent subjects of marketing shams and dangerous trends. An animal anti-vaccination movement is alive and well, and a pet food industry is as steeped in half truths, marketing and emotional appeals attempts to skew consumer purchasing trends. This week’s podcast interviews two experts in the area of pet food and vaccination. Dr. Debbie Cottrell a veterinarian and the owner of West End Animal Hospital in Newberry, Florida. She prides herself on an evidence-based practice, and is especially critical of claims that attempt to misinform her clients. Dr. Amy Stone is a small animal veterinarian from the University of Florida with an extensive background in immunology. We had a wonderful conversation about recent trends, hot topics, and the manipulation of pet owners by unscrupulous marketers and ideologs, that sometimes can have negative outcomes for animals and owners.
Visit Dr. Cottrell’s West End Animal Hospital Facebook Page
Dr. Amy Stone’s website