In the last 100 years,since major pet food companies have produced the majority of pet foods from the base of corn, wheat, rice and potato, our carniv-orous pets have not had a flurry of evolution to be able to process these foreign foods.
So, part of the deception in feed-ing dogs and cats with inappropri-ate foods, for the last hundreds of years is that they haven’t died of acute starvation. They’ve con-sumed these inappropriate foods, which have kept them alive, but far from the thriving status of their wild relatives.
Instead, we’ve created dozens of generations of nutritionally weakened animals that suffer from degenerative diseases linked to nutritional deficiencies that most veterinarians have not acknowledged.
Dr. Karen Becker
Raw Pet Food Part 1
Whether it is drive thru burgers or frozen dinners, we all know these foods should not be the basis of our diet. But yet we continually feed our pets over processed, over cooked commercial foods.
Nutritionists urge people to eat a variety of foods, both for improved nutrition and also to prevent allergies. Pets need variety too.
“Complete and Balanced” means that a food meets minimal, theoretical health requirements for the average pet.
Kibble begins as a dry cooked meal whereas canned food is canned fresh. Kibble is linked to kidney and bladder problems in cats and to bloat in dogs. Canned isn’t perfect either. Fresh is best, raw or cooked.
Give your pets a fighting chance By feeding them The food they were Born to eat.
CHICKEN MEAT, GROUND BONE, NECKS & ORGAN MEAT is a highly digestible protein and contains essential amino acids – the building blocks for healthy growth and repair of the body. Containing natural levels of Calcium and Phosphorus. Also providing your dog with naturally occurring compounds glucosamine and Chondroitin insure healthy joints.
APPLES are a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Dietary Fiber. Apples have been shown to help reduce blood cholesterol, improve bowel function, reduce risk of stroke, promote healthy lung functions due to the fiber and phytonutrients present in the apples.
BASIL is said to improve the immune and digestive systems as well as the cardiovascular system. It is reported to aid in the treatment of various forms of cancer and rid the body of certain bacteria.
BROCCOLI is a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, C, K, B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese. Also a good source of added protein, Vitamin E, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, and Phosphorous and Selenium. This has been shown to fend off cancer, osteoporosis, birth defects, and heart disease.
CARROTS are good source of Thiamine, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate and Manganese, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Potassium. Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotene’s. Carrots’ antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer.
CLOVES offer many health benefits, some of which include aiding in digestion, fighting against cancer, protecting the liver, boosting the immune system, controlling diabetes, and preserving bone quality. They also contain anti-mutagenic and anti-microbial properties, along with fighting against oral diseases and headaches, while also displaying aphrodisiac properties.
CRANBERRIES help maintain urinary tract health. They have what researchers call “anti-adhesion” properties that can help reduce the risk of urinary tract infections. The same compound aids in the Dental Health using the same “anti-adhesion bacteria from forming in the mouth. They might reduce the formation of harmful” property prevents plaque that leads to gum disease. Cranberries aid in Heart Health by reducing bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and raise levels of good (HDL) cholesterol in the blood. They contain Anti Cancer Antioxidants that have been found to inhibit the formation of cancer cells. As well as anti-ulcer benefits from the tannins found in cranberries which can prevent the adhesion of ulcer causing bacteria in the stomach.
EGGS are extremely high in animal protein, which is an important part of any balanced dog diet. The fatty acids in eggs offer numerous health benefits, including an improvement in skin and coat health. Eggs can reduce flaky, dry skin and increase the shine in your dog’s coat.
GARLIC is nature’s antibiotic and often called nature’s wonder drug. There is no doubt that garlic does confer some health advantages. Garlic has been found to have effective antimicrobial properties, inhibiting the growth of both bacteria and fungi. Garlic helps stabilize blood pressure and gives a good solid boost to the immune system, keeping at bay infections of various sorts particularly upper respiratory tract infections. It is rich in potassium, zinc, vitamins A and C, and selenium. It also contains calcium, manganese, copper, vitamin B1 and iron.
GINGER is best known for its beneficial treatment of Nausea. But there is also evidence that ginger is beneficial in preventing Bloat, reducing inflammation and easing arthritis, fighting, preventing cancer, and treating heartworms.
KELP contains over 60 minerals and elements, 21 amino acids and simple and complex carbohydrates, which promotes glandular health, especially the pituitary, adrenal and thyroid glands. Kelp supplies a natural source of iodine and acts as an antibiotic to kill germs.
PARSLEY is a good source of Protein, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. Parsley’s volatile oils-particularly myristicin-have been shown to inhibit tumor formation in animal studies, and particularly, tumor formation in the lungs. Folic acid is also a critical nutrient for proper cell division and is therefore vitally important for cancer-prevention in two areas of the body that contain rapidly dividing cells.
TURKEY Protein is low in fat and high in protein. It is an excellent source of iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium and B vitamins. The ground bone is a natural source of calcium and phosphorus and a natural teeth cleaner.
TURMERIC contains a compound called curcumin – which is essentially its active ingredient. Curcumin has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, wound healing and anticancer activities. It can help fight arthritis, diabetes, cancer, liver disease, gastrointestinal issues and more.
WHOLE GRAIN OATS are a great alternative carbohydrate for dogs who may be sensitive to wheat or other grains. Oats are full of linoleic acid, a type of omega-6 fatty acid that helps keep skin strong and healthy. They are also a good source of soluble fiber, which can help regulate blood glucose levels.