All About Food

Our dogs are descendants of wolves and used to forage and hunt for highly diverse food.  They were meat eaters before and still are now, no matter what any kibble advertisement claims.  What you feed your dog will either help to optimize health or destroy it over time.  Raw food or home-cooked is the way to go.  Learn more about what is going on in the pet food world, specifically kibble to understand why kibble should NOT be the gold standard for our dogs.

  • Dr. Becker Interview: She tells us About Homeopathy & Fresh Whole Food for your Cat or Dog:  Karen Shaw Becker is the most followed veterinarian in the world, and for good reason. Dr. Becker believes in a deliberate, common-sense approach to creating and maintaining vibrant health for companion animals and an unconventional, integrative approach to addressing disease and re-establishing wellbeing in ill pets.
  • Feed the Dog, not the Dog Cancer: The Danger of Processed Dog Food: Cancer in dogs (and humans for that matter) is on the rise.  Evidence suggests that feeding a minimally processed diet, like home-cooking or raw can decrease the risk of cancer.  Kibble is mass-produced at high temperatures, which literally changes the chemical structure of the food making it hard to metabolize.  Since kibble is mostly carbohydrates, when consumed, it turns to sugar, feeding (and perhaps too much) your dogs' cells and cancer cells as well.   
  • Healing with Turmeric Golden Paste for Dogs: Turmeric has been used for centuries to optimize health and cure illness.  It is a powerful antioxidant; it is natural and effective anti-inflammatory; t can help prevent and even treat cancer and It protects the liver from toxins.
  • Hollings Researchers Studying Whether Popular Dog Foods are Causing Cancer:  Kibble contains high levels of advanced glycation end products (AGEs).  AGEs are harmful oxidative compounds that over time accumulate in tissues, causing stress and inflammation, and in turn increase the risk of developing diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes."  Don't Feed Kiible!
  • How the "System" Works Against Pet Food Consumers: Kibble manufacturers like MARS Inc, Nestle and Hill's Science Diet, trade associations, veterinarians, vet schools, pet store chains and even the regulatory system itself are all interwoven into a system where industry prevails and at the expense of consumers and their beloved animals. 
  • Kibbles are to Dogs what Fast Food is to Humans:  The title of the article says it all and provides helpful information on how to home-cook and prepare food for your pup. 
  • Is Your Vet Really Qualified to Dole out Nutrition Advice?: Due to limited nutrition education in vet school coupled with major kibble manufacturers sponsoring vet education, the answer is probably no.  
  • Raw Dog Food Primer: 6 Steps to Get Started:  Learn how to make the transition from kibble to raw food 
  • The Brain-Gut-Microbiome Connection: The connection between the gut and the brain is significant in taking proper care of our animals.  Food isn;t like medicine, it is medicine.  The use of probiotics, prebiotics, adoptagenic herbs, endocannabinoid system, B vitamins and minerals including magnesium, calcium, zinc and selenium can help optimize the health of our animals. 

Click on the links below to learn about what to feed your dog and why. 

 

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