As I am following our ancestral diet, I coudn't very well keep feeding my dog (an American Cocker Spaniel) the shitty kibble from the grocery store anymore. I did the research and am now feeding a raw food diet to her. Like me, she is healthy, fit and raring to go for anything.
Have you started your dog or cat on their ancestral diet?
I most certainly do! I hooked my anxious cat up with grain-free kibble and his personality changed overnight from anxious, needy, irritable. he' s calm and energetic now, sleeps longer and purrs a lot more!
Yup! My dog is 9 and has had severe allergies since she was a puppy. I've been taking her to animal dermatologist for about 7 years and have spent untold $1000s on medications for her. Weekly allergen shots, steroids, topical creams, shampoos...you name it and I was giving it to her. A few times I tried to reduce her medication since even on all of it she was still itchy all the time and often scratched herself raw. This resulted in her clawing about 60% of her fur off.
Fast forward to a couple months ago and I decided to try a raw food diet. I am now giving her zero medication and her itching is the best it's been in her entire life. I can't recommend a raw diet enough!
For the most part. Our two 10-year-old house cats usually turn their noses up at whole, raw meat on the bone, so I process raw chicken, smaller chicken bones, chicken liver, a few eggs and a can or two of mackerel in my Vitamix. They love it, and they've never looked healthier! Darwin was a fat kitty before we went raw, and now he's lean and mean. We only supplement their diets with dry food (Wellness Core grain-free kibble) on the rare occasions that raw food isn't convenient, or we're going away for the weekend.
Interestingly, after we changed their diets, both cats started showing more interest in catching their own "supplemental" snacks - mice, birds, lizards - Darwin proudly brought home a roadkill squirrel the other day (I'd seen it earlier in the street in front of our house). Yes, my soft, spoiled kitties who like to sleep on the couch all day are very "paleo" now. :)
Yes indeed, I love my house-wolf. My Siberian Husky gets bones, guts, organs, and meat to eat, wild game and farmed. She eats the occasional rabbit or squirrel or mouse out in the woods on walks. I am pretty conscious to force a fast on her from time to time as well. She gets a daily run or walk, sprints, chasing, playing and loads of napping in the sun. Cold weather finds her sleeping outdoors at 20 below, and not wanting to come inside.
Yep, sort of. Attempted to start kitty on a raw diet a couple of months ago but we're still working out the kinks. She doesn't love it, and we are still mixing it with either some of her old wet food, tuna juice, or some crushed high protein, grain-free kibble. She's 12 so it may be a little late in life for her... but she's at least eating vastly better than she was before. Cutting up chicken wing tips/necks seems to be her favourite. Even buying the pre-made raw 'pucks' isn't any more expensive than the premium "Pro Plan" food she was on before.
Best side benefit? Her litter box doesn't smell. at. all. Miraculous!
My 9 GSDs and 3 kittys went to raw species appropriate way before I did.
Actually that is what made me start wondering about what humans eat
.. Sooo here we are . lol
ALL dogs are carnivores and have a powerful very short, fast and effecient digestive tract. They are only designed to eat raw prey with large ungulates being the choice of preference.
It is the kibble aka crap in a bag that they cannot digest nor are they physically built to eat anything plantlike. Bagged food prduces volumes of stinky bacteria laden indigested crapola. Large volume because no matter how small the kibble company grinds the stuff it still cannot be digested. Experiment by givin your dog a raw carrot and not that it comes out still looking like a carrto . lol
Just compare jaw structure. The wolf (dog) has a hinged jaw that only can open and close straight down. This allows crushing tearing and shearing meat from a carcass. Look at the jaw of an omnivore or herbivore that can move sideways to grind plant matter like a camel or a bovine for example.
Dogs cannot digest plant matter without putting excess strain on the pancreas to produce more than normal digestive enzymes and hormones. So many pets are suffering from pancreatitis, diabetes, arthritis ,and other modern disease etc just as humans that follow the S.A.D. way of eating. Dogs are carnivores and cats are obligate carnivores so kitty MUST have rawmeat for optimum health.
HTH, shirley who has lived the raw prey model feeding for our dogs and cats for 12 years or so.
Our vet used to be an advocate for a raw food pet diet but she said she saw too many cases where the stomach was getting torn by bone fragments because it has been weakened by generations of kibble. I'm not 100% sure I believe it but that's what she told us...
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