Chapter 3: Kibble Is Made For People With Wallets, Not Dogs

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Reprinted from: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com Hold on there. How did we get from “dogs are undeniably carnivores” to “keep on feeding them a grain based diet” in the same paragraph? What just happened there? Diabetes, a condition where the body is  unable to properly metabolize glucose from carbohydrates, is the most common endocrine disease affecting dogs today and its prevalence is growing every … Read More

Chapter 2: …But Not To Vets

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Reprinted from: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com Hold on there. How did we get from “dogs are undeniably carnivores” to “keep on feeding them a grain based diet” in the same paragraph? What just happened there? Diabetes, a condition where the body is  unable to properly metabolize glucose from carbohydrates, is the most common endocrine disease affecting dogs today and its prevalence is growing every … Read More

Give Them Meat: Why Are Vets Resistant To Raw Dog Food?

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Reprinted from: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com (NOTE: We talk about feeding raw meat a lot! There are so many benefits to feeding a raw diet that it’s impossible to list them all here. Click the image below to get our free Introduction To Raw Feeding Video Guide and get started feeding raw!) At a Waltham Nutritional Sciences Symposium, researcher Professor Wouter Hendriks presented more evidence … Read More

Chapter 5: Kick That Kibble to the Curb!

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I recommend pet parents ditch dry food entirely and instead feed a nutritionally balanced, species-appropriate diet, which means food containing high-quality animal protein, moisture, healthy fats and fiber, with low to no starch content. A nutritionally balanced raw or gently cooked homemade diet is the top choice for pets, but you should only attempt this if you’re committed to doing it … Read More

Chapter 4: Additional Problems With Feeding Pets Kibble

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Aside from poor-quality meats, byproducts and synthetic vitamins and minerals, most commercial dry pet foods are based on high-glycemic, genetically modified (GM) corn, wheat, rice or potato — grains and starches that have no place in your pet’s diet and create metabolically stressful insulin, glucagon and cortisol spikes throughout the day. In fact, many grain-free dry foods have a higher glycemic … Read More

Chapter 3: Why I Almost Never Recommend Dry Pet Food

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While most kibble is formulated to meet the basic nutritional requirements of dogs and cats, it certainly doesn’t provide optimal nourishment for the long haul. I have several issues with dry pet food, but let’s start with the quality of the raw ingredients. Rendering plants create meat and bone meal from a variety of dubious sources, for example, parts of … Read More

Why I Almost Never Recommend This Popular Go-To Food

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Reprinted from: http://www.mercola.com Despite the fact that an increasing number of pet owners are becoming better informed about nutritionally balanced, species-appropriate diets for dogs and cats, sadly, it seems there’s still an awful lot of kibble being sold. According to a Packaged Facts survey conducted earlier in the year, pet owners generally believe dry food is: 1) healthier and 2) better for pets’ teeth.1 Honestly, … Read More

Chapter 5: So… What are the Facts?

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Reprinted from: http://www.mercola.com Number one, carbohydrates are not a necessary component of a carnivore’s diet. Cats have no taste receptors for sweet flavors and have low rates of glucose uptake in the intestine. They should not be fed any type of grain that metabolizes into sugar. Cats have no salivary amylase to break down starches, either, and dogs have very low amylase secretion. … Read More