Jul 22, 2015
Veterinarian with an interest in low-carb nutrition Dr. Travis Einertson is our special guest today in this LLVLC Show Classic from our golden archives in Episode 984 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”
In the months of June and July, our host Jimmy Moore is taking some time away from his regular podcast schedule. So on Wednesdays, he's airing older LLVLC Show Classic episodes that are no longer on iTunes. And today he has an exciting interview with a Rochester, Minnesota-based veterinarian named Dr. Travis Einertson from the Heritage Pet Hospital who is a huge fan of the low-carb lifestyle. As a specialist working with his obese and diabetic feline patients, Dr. Einertson has devised a nutritional plan he describes as the “Catkins” diet that has worked to stunning success in his feline patients! If you’re a pet lover--especially dogs and cat--then you need to listen to this engaging conversation.
Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Einertson discuss why he became a veterinarian, how much nutrition was taught in his training, how he discovered low-carb diets to treat the diabetes in his cat patients, the canned food-based "Catkins" diet he developed that minimizes the need for insulin, how he was vehemently opposed to the Atkins diet previously before his personal success using it, the frustration with most traditional dry cat food products, Binky's Page for tips with your cats, ways to test your cat's blood sugar levels (use this video to see how it's done), how drinking and urination patterns can indicate diabetes in cats, why a fructosamine test is better than A1c in cats, why he thinks water is an important macronutrient, his thoughts on an all-raw diet for cats, how adding in coconut oil can benefit your pets, and whether the "Catkins" diet is being used by his colleagues. If you're a pet lover, then you're gonna enjoy this LLVLC Show Classic episode today!
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 984
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- Dr. Travis Einertson bio
- Heritage Pet Hospital
- Binky's Page
- VIDEO: How To Test Your Diabetic Cat’s Blood Sugar At Home