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What is the Best Dog Food?

by ahurtt

What is the Best Dog Food?

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind. Without question, the best dog food is one which is based on a wild dog’s diet. Dogs have evolved on this. It’s raw meat. There are no cookers in nature.

People are reluctant to believe this for a variety of reasons. So lets look at some of them, and dispel your fears.

Firstly, you may be worried about the presence os parasites and worms in raw meat. It’s been drummed into you that meat needs to be cooked to kill them off.

I can assure you, that dogs digestion is robust. They have no trouble with worms and parasites in raw meat. They have evolved to deal with this. What they haven’t evolved to deal with is cooked food, high fat content, preservatives, pathogens in cooked food, poor quality filler and the low grade food which passes for dog food.

Secondly, you may be concerned about bones perforating an internal organ.

Dogs evolved by crunching up on raw bones. They have absolutely no problem with raw bones, as long as they are raw and they gnaw them. If you have more than one dog and they gobble the bone down to ensure the other doesn’t get it, they may suffer some discomfort while the bone passes through their digestive system, but it won’t do more than cause them discomfort. So ensure your dog gnaws the bone in peace.

The other problem is with cooked bones. These can perforate your dog’s internal organs. Cooked bones are a definite no-no when working out the ingredients for the best dog food.

Thirdly, you may think feeding your dog a raw food diet is expensive. After all, the connotation ‘best dog food’ looks expensive.

It depends on what you take into consideration. If you are feeding your dog the cheapest brand of dog food from the supermarket, and don’t have any ailments treated, then you may be right. If you do, I doubt you’re reading this. So lets suppose you feed your dog a medium priced commercial dog food and do use the services of a veterinarian or other health professional, for ailments your dog may suffer.

Raw dog food is nutrient dense. Commercial dog food is nutrient poor. So you need to feed much more commercial dog food to come anywhere near (and it never comes close) to providing the decent diet that raw meat does. Which means you need much less volume of raw food compared with commercial dog food.

Then, if you include the fees you spend on health care, there’s no comparison. Commercial pet food keeps veterinarians wealthy. They hardly see the healthy dogs fed on raw meat, nature’s best dog food.

Fourthly, you may think that the purchase and preparation of the best dog food there is, is too much like hard work. You think it may be too big a hassle.

I’ve taken the hassle out of it, by telling you how to do it without making the mistakes I did.

Fifthly, you may think you dog doesn’t like raw food.

Have you ever tried? With decent food, I mean? I can assure you, there is no dog alive who doesn’t recognise the raw food as the best dog food. If you’re overfeeding your dog, he may refuse it initially. And if you leave food out all day, that’s likely. Keep in mind too, many commercial dog food manufacturers add appetite stimulants to the food. This may cause a short term problem, while he adapts.

Lastly, you may be concerned that you don’t know enough to be able to get the nutritional needs of your dog correct. After all, that’s what’s pushed by veterinarians and commercial dog food manufacturers – you don’t know enough. Just because the packet tells you this brand is ‘recommended by top vets’ or that brand is ‘scientific’, doesn’t mean they are selling the best dog food. Quite the opposite, in fact.

I can tell you from experience, it’s not as difficult as they make out. You do need to know some important facts, but once you’ve opened your mind to allowing your own inner wisdom to emerge, and by following certain natural laws, you’ll have no problem working it out.

If everyone started feeding their dog raw meat, many, many veterinarians would go out of business.

What are you waiting for?

Madeleine Innocent is a practicing homeopath, a specialised modality of natural health care. She treats both people and animals in her busy West Australian practice. Madeleine loves to spread the good work of homeopathy and other areas of natural health care and writes extensively on the subject.

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Dog Diabetes Treatment Decisions to be Made

Dog Diabetes Treatment Decisions to be Made

If your have a family pet that’s ever been diagnosed with a dog diabetes symptom, treatment at an early stage by a veterinarian can aid in preventing additional difficulties from this disease. The dog might be saved from the awful occurrence of any nerve damage in addition to averting the prospect of blindness. The conventional dog diabetes treatment can go a long way in maintaining the dog’s health.

Diabetes Dog Insulin Injections

Dependent on your dog’s requirements, injections of insulin will often be given one to two times per day. The measure of insulin applied in every dose and the frequency of these doses will depend on your veterinary surgeon. Some dogs can take tablets rather than being given shots in their daily dog diabetes treatment.

The diabetes dog insulin dose is often given in smaller measures at the beginning of treatment in order that the level of blood sugar may become stable. In extreme conditions this might involve your dog requiring treatment at a hospital for a couple of days. If her diabetes has become more stable, then the doggy could accept outpatient treatment.

Throughout this period, your pet’s blood sugar would be monitored each hour to verify the precise dosage of insulin she will require on a day-to-day basis. Once the ideal diabetes dog insulin measurement has been achieved, the vet’s will teach you to monitor the dog by checking her urine and on occasion, the blood.

Best Food For Diabetic Dog

After a dog diabetes symptom has been detected, there’s nothing more significant to step-up your pet’s life expectancy than with a rigid diet. In truth, it’s so essential to your doggy to eat appropriately when she has this ailment, as there is a possibility that the diabetes could go into complete remission simply from an alteration in diet alone.

The best food for a diabetic dog includes food that’s low to moderate in carbohydrates and high in fibre. This is the moment to begin cooking your pet’s meals from home with raw ingredients and meats.

Prior to deciding on what to feed her, it might be sensible to discuss with a holistic vet that has knowledge on nutrition. Your intention here ought to be to apply food as “medication” as part of the dog diabetes treatment in order to one day put a stop to your dog needing “official” medicine.

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