Shared Blog Post–Rethinking the Role of Carbs in Your Dog’s Diet–Dr. Karen Becker–bark&whiskers

Shared Blog Post–Rethinking the Role of Carbs in Your Dog’s Diet–Dr Karen Becker–bark&whiskers

< Updated 2024-01-08 >

In today’s bark&whiskers blog post, veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker published this article – Rethinking the Role of Carbs in Your Dog’s Diet. Dr. Becker discusses what science has demonstrated are the health problems for people and pets when they eat ultra-processed foods made primarily from carbohydrates. These carb-rich, highly processed foods include dry pet food (kibble) and wet pet food (canned and pouched). Dr. Becker – “My recommendation is to feed your dog the highest quality diet you can afford, including a variety of nutritionally balanced, unprocessed, or minimally processed whole foods.”


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Don Hanson lives in Bangor, Maine, where he is the co-owner of the Green Acres Kennel Shop ( and the founder of, an online educational resource for people with dogs and cats. He is a Professional Canine Behavior Consultant (PCBC-A) accredited by the Pet Professional Accreditation Board (PPAB) and a Bach Foundation Registered Animal Practitioner (BFRAP). Don is a member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG), serving on the Board of Directors and Steering Committee and chairing the Advocacy Division. He is also a founding director of Pet Advocacy International (PIAI). In addition, Don produces and co-hosts The Woof Meow Show podcast, available at, the Apple Podcast app, and this blog. The opinions in this article are those of Don Hanson.

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