Is a Raw food diet best for my pet.
Is a Raw food diet best for your pet? Whilst there is always an exception or circumstance the answer is a resounding YES!!! (We are talking Dogs and Cats here)
Like it or not your Pet is primarily a carnivore. He/she is designed to eat meaty flesh, bones, organs, fats skin and fur.
I’m an animal lover too so i hate the thought of another animal suffering to feed something else and have forced myself to watch predatory documentaries questioning why, what if, and thought that it shouldn’t be this way for years, but the cold hard truth is “it just is what it is”.
It’s like questioning why the sun comes up each morning from the east, don’t waste too much time or energy on that, it just is what it is!!!
So if we can agree that your pet needs to eat as a carnivore then we need to look at the nutritional requirements of a carnivore and more importantly a raw food diet that of a species specific dietary intake in this instance of a domestic Cat or Dog.
Like us Humans, domesticated Cats and Dogs have over time been subject to additional food sources (some good and some not so good) that renders them more “omnivorous” however this is both good and not so good.
Our Pet’s have unfortunately fallen victim as have us humans into the world of “Packaged” meals that are both very convenient and priced affordably. This in itself is a huge problem.
We all know fresh is best. We all know deep down that man made products are probably not the best options but they generally taste good, take a long long time to go off, and they are cheap, have you ever questioned that!!!
Have you ever taken the time to not only look at that nutritional list on your bag of pet food but taken the time to actually read the ingredients list and comprehend what it all actually means, and i do mean what it really means. There are sooooo many marketing tricks and manufacturing loopholes that can fool even those that do have some awareness and with the rise of TV vets putting their names to products how can we not believe them!!!!
Please someone tell me where in a species specific diet does a dog walk around and think to him/herself hmmmmm i think i’m going to go over to that field and eat some of that wheat, corn or soy with some animal byproduct if i’m lucky and then look for some synthetic vitamins and minerals, colours and flavours to help wash it down….
Your pets optimal nutritional needs are around 70% animal meats (some of that organ), 20% animal fats and 10% animal bones with a small amount of vitamins/minerals from fresh vegetable/fruits.
“Most” packaged pet foods present at best as 15-30% animal “rendered” or animal “byproduct”, are low in fat, have 0% animal bones and 70%+ of a carbohydrate source.
Your four legged fur friend was never designed to eat a high carbohydrate based diet, he actually lacks the enzymes for it.
If you pay attention to veterinary publications, science journals and even some of what they promote in our daily news channels the rise of obesity, diabetes, cancers, pancreatitis, kidney failure, arthritis in our pets is skyrocketing and its all due to an incorrect dietary intake.
The purpose of this article is not for you to simply believe what im saying and to stop supporting the massive corporations behind pet food products but simply to give you some “awareness” and to inspire you to do your own research and to find what it is you believe to be correct and to make some better choices for you and your loved pet.
Yours in Wellness