In this video, Dr. Karen Becker, a proactive and integrative wellness veterinarian, discusses why it is beneficial to feed your canine or feline a pet diet consisting of raw meat.
Maybe you’re concerned that they might pick up worms or some unwanted illness? She explains exactly how to avoid transmitting parasites — and did you know salmonella is nothing to be afraid of? It exists naturally in a cat or dog’s gastrointestinal tract.
This video offers an excellent general education about your pet’s natural diet.
We know the garbage that is passed of to humans as “food”, so can you imagine what is sold to us to feed our pets? It’s overly processed, chemical ridden, inorganic grain based food. Pets are not designed to eat this way any more than we are.
Here is an interesting excerpt from http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/jesse.htm, a website dedicated to holistic health for people and animals.
Toxic Pet Food Warning
“Despite the appealing blandishments of pet food advertisements with their claims of providing “complete and balanced nutrition,” if you’re not exceedingly circumspect, you may end up feeding your pet chicken heads, road kills, spoiled or moldy grains, cancerous material cut from slaughterhouse animals, tissue high in hormone or pesticide residues, and even shredded Styrofoam packaging, metal ID tags and minced flea collars.
A growing number of veterinarians state that processed pet food (kibbles and canned food) is the main cause of illness and premature death in the modern dog and cat. In December 1995, the British Journal of Small Animal Practice published a paper contending that processed pet food supresses the immune system and leads to liver, kidney, heart and other diseases. Dr. Kollath, of the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, headed a study done on animals. When young animals were fed cooked and processed foods they initially appeared to be healthy. However, as the animals reached adulthood, they began to age more quickly than normal and also developed chronic degenerative disease symptoms. A control group of animals raised on raw foods aged less quickly and were free of degenerative disease.
The pet nutrition industry is a multi-billion dollar industry full of hype and false claims. Consumers are being duped into believing that they are feeding their pets healthy foods, when in actuality they are feeding nothing more than inferior meat meals, cheap grains (including corn and soy), fillers, by-products, pesticides, preservatives and toxins.”
Isn’t it worth it to buy the raw meat they crave, spend a few minutes with the blender and keep them happy and healthy for years longer? They will thank you — and what you spend on this diet, you will save on the vet bills down the road.