What to Feed My Dog on a Raw Diet?
Generally we have a pretty good handle on what to feed our kids, we pretty much know the basics of what constitutes a relatively nutritious meal that our kids will benefit from as they grow. We think about what goes into our kid’s dinner, from an assortment of carbohydrates, vegetables and generally some form of meat. So a meal of chicken, potatoes, carrots and peas would be something we can readily identify with as generally a good meal for our kids to eat. And especially if the meal it’s prepared from fresh produce.
We also pretty much know that feeding out kids junk food is best kept to a minimum for health reasons which is why we don’t give our kids pizza or Mac Donald’s for dinner every day of the week, it’s not good for them that often is it?
What Do We Know About Our Dogs Nutritional Needs?
One thing that strikes me about people and their dogs. They love them with so much passion that the dog is essentially part of the family, loved every bit as much as other members of the family, I mean they are almost our children in furry coats aren’t they?
That first meeting with our dog when we return from a days’ work is a happy one for both of us, it reminds us of why we have a dog, so that we can be swept up in the moment of canine excitement and be happy. Our dog provides happiness, love and joy which makes our life more pleasant to live and that little bit less stressful.
So why is it then that we have not a clue about what our dog ate last night?
Do You Really Know What You Gave Your Dog to Eat Last Night?
I mean what was really in that can of mush or packet of dried kibbles. My guess is we have not a clue and if we really had to stick our neck out and say “I know, because I read the label” we would actually only really be able to recall the marketing speak on the label and perhaps, really, we only remember the TV adverts continually messaging us with “complete & balanced” or “made with fresh meat” or “100% complete” or “trusted by vets” or “healthy vitality” or “custom care” or “healthy life nutrition”, you get the picture. We only really remember the marketing message they want us to see, hear and take on board. The crucial point here is that we have not a clue what we are really feeding our pets. Why?
Because, while we can have dominion over our kids food, when it comes to our dogs we cannot have, are not allowed to have and are held back from having any knowledge whatsoever about our pets nutrition. Why?
Human Food Has Laws, Dog food Has Only Guidelines… Why?
Because while human food is tightly regulated by law, animal food is only loosely regulated by guidelines with no set law that puts someone in jail if crossed. Pet food manufacturers are free to concentrate their efforts on producing the most cost effective pet food they can create. And in the world of factory produced by-products, human waste food and reject feed lot animals; there is a world of compromise, skullduggery and outright perversion of the truth. We cannot know this sleight of hand that swaps law for useless guidelines, Why?
Because, well for one, it’s immensely profitable to build a system that collects all the food garbage of the world, lace it with artificial additives for flavor, preservatives for a long shelf life among the 27 chemical options that go into pet food and stuff it into cans and packets to feed cats, dogs, fish, rabbits, chickens, ferrets and any other pet the general public love to keep.
Because that system is hidden from public view, in fact it’s presented through media advertising with a cute cuddly face juxtaposed with bold face half truths and misinformation statements like the ones above. And because the profit is vast the media message is constant peak viewing from one generation to the next until we have no clue what a dog should really eat bar mush in cans or dry kibble bits in packets.
The video below spells out the dangers of feeding commercial dog food, click to watch it now.
The Only Thing “Premium” About Pet Food is The Price
As pet food investigator Ann Martin clearly explains:
“If it had not been for the illness of my two dogs in 1990 I would likely still be feeding commercial pet foods, thinking I was doing what is best for my beloved pets. I would be also still be paying vet bills almost on a monthly basis”
So you see the real truth is we don’t have a clue about our pet’s nutritional needs like we do with our kids because of a two tier system that keeps us in the dark about the world of pet food. As human food is so tightly controlled with laws, we can have reasonable access to knowledge about what constitutes human nutrition but animal food is a different matter altogether. We have no clue about pet nutrition really because we are not supposed to as it’s not really got any laws attached to it and so can be rigged with malpractice that leads to very low quality food at high prices.
As they say “garbage in, garbage out”, the upshot is that it’s been awesome for the last 30/40/50 years to make a fortune out of food garbage instead of making fertilizer or dumping it as land fill.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have been feeding our beloved family pets what essentially should be going in the trash, only through loopholes and self regulation we are convinced that this trash is actually premium pet food that is good & nutritious for our dogs to eat.
The World I See And The World That Could Be
I’ve been involved in feeding dogs since I was 3 when I had my first dog. We grew up on a farm and it was understood that dogs ate their dinner in its raw state as their generations had done for 15 million years and way before humans came along to substitute dog nutrition with baked kibble bits. Sure, they got the table scraps from a family of six, with the unpalatable stuff given to the pigs that were not in the least bit picky but for the most part our dogs ate the extras from the lamb, pork and chicken meats-on-the-bone that we ate as a family. We just cooked our food and the dogs ate theirs raw as was natural to them and how they derived the best nutrition from meat & bones.
The dogs always lived long and happy lives and rarely saw the vet, they didn’t need too.
Today I’m a world away from the farm but the fact remains, dogs need the nutrition they were evolved to always eat, anything less is a compromise. And anything laced with artificial additives, flavors, colors, preservatives, carcinogens, in-edible fiber, drug residue, plastics, pulp, diseased feed lots animals, spent food factory oil waste, rancid supermarket waste, euthanized pets and floor sweepings is just downright disgusting – not going in my dog!
Do You Want Your Dog to Live to 12.5 or 18 Years Old?
Is it any wonder our dogs age so quickly and die young. Sorry I forgot, did you know that dogs have the genetic ability to live into their late twenties? Yes I was surprised too when I first found out. The average age of a dog’s life is 12.5 in the first world (our world!) when really, with decent nutrition, our dogs can live to 25+!… that’s double!!!
Can you imagine A: knowing what your dog really ate last night and B: actually feeding your dog a raw chicken quarter just like you would happily cook up for your kids only in this case no cooking necessary, just pull out the fridge and serve. And for your dog to live on another 4/5/6/7/ 8 years longer than you thought possible, just because you now know what was good for your dog to eat, just like you know what’s good for your kids.
No rocket science involved, just some clear unadulterated thinking is necessary.
Kibble dog food is a compromise: Cost = dog lives less and costs way more in veterinary fees when sick from compromised food = drawn out sad painful ending for dog and heart ache for you.
If you really want to know what’s in dog food and how you’ve been deceived, then get my free report just over on the right side. If you have concerns about the usual arguments against feeding pets a raw food diet then please ask me questions on the contact page or below in the comments. If you want to save your dog from compromised dog food but don’t know where to begin, then get my book, again it’s up on the right side and it will tell you everything you need to know if you’re wondering “what to feed my dog on a raw diet?” including all the food types, how much, when etc, just click on the photo and check it out.
The video below reveals the best dog food in the world, click to watch now.
In the End, Truth Is Self Evident
No matter the arguments in any debate, there is only one truth that stands scrutiny. And that truth is “food that is as close to its natural state as possible from an animal that was healthy is far healthier and nutritious than over cooked degenerated additive laden & preserved food waste in a can or packet”
Dogs like their food in its natural state, they like it raw for all the advantages it gives their system for nourishment as it has been for dog’s way before we were conned into thinking they ate canned & packet food. They may not even know they like it when they’ve been fooled for so long on packet food, but then how could they know when all along they have been compromised because you didn’t know either.
Drop your objections, just for a moment and imagine I might be right?
What would you want to know next, what questions do you have?
What gets in the way of you becoming as knowledgeable about your dogs dinner as you are about your child’s dinner?
Ask below, ask whatever comes into your head, and find out now… it could mean the difference between life and death to your dog!