A Species Appropriate Raw Diet for Dogs
....just as nature intended
you know that historically a dog’s diet was always raw?
It wasn't until the depression of the late 1920's that the traditional
meat, bones, offal and table scrap diet fed to dogs for centuries was
abandoned when people had no choice but to eat these foods themselves,
and instead began to feed dogs with stock and grain-based feed, to which
they added extra protein and calcium in the form of what was basically
fertiliser meat meal, blood and bone. This was the beginning of the
enormous pet-food industry that we know today with grain producers,
realising the profits to be made from their waste produce, began what
has become the insidious (and damaging to pet health) modern pet food
industry of today.
This new pet food was sold as “scientifically formulated” and “good for
your pet”, yet the food was mainly cereal based, cooked at very high
temperatures and finished with a cocktail of colorants, preservatives
and dubious 'vitamins' in an attempt to replace the nutrients lost from
the high temperatures used in the processing.
point, the pet food manufacturers re-wrote the scientific classification
for dogs and started to change public perception by referring to dogs as
omnivores, despite their carnassial teeth and lack of large flat molars
for grinding up plant matter. The manufacturers went further; they
started sponsoring the nutrition lectures in vet school, teaching
student vets that dogs were omnivores. They gave lucrative sales margins
to vets who carried their food, and so the corruption of our veterinary
Being descendents from wolves,
feeding a dog a steady diet of anything that is cooked, canned, dried or
ground is simply unnatural for a dog, and over time, doing so puts
a strain on the dog's system. Such a chronic strain may often result
in any number of the different kinds of health problems from which far
too many dogs are suffering today; diseases that are now being referred
to as “genetic”.
Yet it was convenient, no more
pondering of what to feed that day, everyone loved the idea of simply
opening a bag or can. The fast-food industry for dogs was born, and with
it began the diet related health crisis of dogs that then swept our
western world, dogs started to develop so many diet related illnesses
that the veterinary industry boomed, yet still we carried on feeding the
same food that was causing the problems in the first place.
This site is intended to give you, the reader, an overview to a more
natural way of caring for your dog to provide better health and
longevity. We hope it is the first step to a different way of life
for both your dog and your family and that you will go on to explore the
subject in detail. Knowledge is power, the more informed you are,
the better choices you will be able to make for your dog.
We hope you enjoy the journey!
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