While running my lungs out on the cross trainer at the health club this morning, one of those news segments came up on the trendy new TV screens they just fitted to the new gym machines, heck you can even play Solitaire on the damn thing… and yes it’s a touch screen, all mod cons at my health club lol.
Right, this news segment was about the fact that in the UK there are eight million dogs and they produce each year on average one thousand tons of poop! That’s a lot of crap and the story went on to describe the problem on the streets of local boroughs and how although there are laws in place to catch offenders, most councils are not bothering to meter out the on the spot fines.
In the US there are seventy million dogs, so that’s getting up around nine thousand tons of poop each and every year!
Why Commercial Dog Food Has NO Nutrition In It
Now, my point is this, I know that most of what is in a can or packet of commercial dog food is already waste food or worse and I also know that most dogs bodies cannot cope too well with this mush because they pass so much of it out of the body, being made up of mostly corn, wheat, soy and other plant based derivitives. And you know exactly what I mean; we’ve all seen those BIG disgusting piles of you know what and god forbid you tread in the stuff, that really makes my day!
You see, the bulky waste is telling us that it cannot have been much more than waste before it went in to your dog. If food has no nutritive value to the body it’s rushed through quickly and rejected or rather ejected at the other end. Let’s not confuse this with say cows waste which is made up of bulky fibrous grass which means a lot of waste is expected from a this herbivore animal. But dogs are Carnivores which means their waste is meant to be particularly compact, dry and small as meat & bone, the natural food source for dogs is so bio available that only a fraction of what goes in, comes out the other end in pellet form which is easily picked up, kicked or trodden on without sticking to you or smelling anything like so bad, in fact it has very little smell at all.
How Dog Food Is Like Hamburgers
Commercial dog food like it’s fast food human counterpart Mc Donald’s hamburgers is full of sodium among other additives which adds to its near apocalyptic shelf life. I have seen a Mickey D hamburger from 1989 including the bun still in its original condition, I mean you could take a bite it looks so fresh, perhaps fresh is not the word but you get what I mean.
So, this preserved artificially produced, rancid, enhanced mush in a can which looks very similar to the end product-poop, is essentially transferring the worlds food waste in part to the streets of our towns via our dogs bodies. The word insanity springs to mind but perhaps the word profit is most key here, as profit is the motivator behind that curly wurly on your street.
The funny thing is and I mean funny peculiar not funny ha ha, the waste from commercial dog food does not degrade or break down too well, a bit like the ham burger I mentioned above. It’s so over processed before it goes in that even after your dogs body has tried to deal with it, when it comes out nothing but nothing wants to eat it. When I mean eat it, I mean bacteria that cause mold and decomposition, which is why the stuff is everywhere, at least until someone from the sanitation department picks it up. On the other hand, the waste from a raw food diet for dogs is mainly chalk waste from the bones which makes a great fertilizer, think bone meal for the garden.
The Moral Of The Story-Switch Your Dogs Diet
Ok, so the moral of this missive is, dog food is only slightly more bulkier in the can or packet than it is once it’s been through your dog which makes it waste in waste out and that large T-boned sized piece of raw steak like the one in Tom & Jerry that Spike sometimes gets, comes out the other end as a small pellet or two which means we live in a world of crap that needn’t be, we foul our earth with crap laden additives which cannot be healthy and most of all dear reader we sell our dogs short with convenience fast food out of ignorance, complacency or just can’t be botheredness.
I can’t tell you what to do, to do the right thing by your dog but your dog tells you every day he or she takes a crap, crap that right now is running through an upset belly having deposited all it’s cargo of synthetic enhancers somewhere on the inside of your dog. This is why one in every two dogs in the UK and USA get some form of cancer by the age of ten! The cancer is from a lifetime diet of rubbish fast food-period!
I know you love dogs as I do and I know you want the best for them, so think about how your dog must feel having to eat crappy commercial dog food from cans and packets.
Watch the video below and see how I handle dog poop.