If your dog or cat could choose their own food what would they chose?
Well, everyone knows the answer to this question, right?
They would likely answer fresh meat.
Okay, maybe you have a finicky cat who only wants canned or dry food; but after an adjustment period my guess is your cat would want fresh food. Would you expect a teenager dieting on hamburgers and pizza to get excited about a bowl of brown rice and veggies? Not likely.
If the evolutionary default setting for dogs and cats is on fresh food, why do we give them the opposite? Fear, expense, time – all of the above?
If dogs are omnivorous (as I do believe they are) and cats are obligate carnivores (it’s clear that they are) why are most commercial diets packaged, toxic ‘cardboard’ with some meat flavoring? Oy vey! Remind me to cover this in the next Mini Course.
The idea of feeding fresh food to our dogs and cats lost favor last century when the doggie biscuit industry produced early iterations of dry kibble. Cats were not fed dry biscuits, as they were left to their own devices to kill varmints – until recently.
Historical use of bran and wheat biscuits for dogs trace back to the late 1500’s in Europe. The early forms of kibble food traveled across the Big Pond, from England to the US, morphing into the present Milk Bone treats. I’m not kidding! Always convenient, but never a health food, both then and now. Nothing has changed for the poor dogs of long ago, and more recently for our cats.
Are the advertisements of whole food, grain-free, artisanal foods true or hyperbole? These marketing themes claim the value of a complete, wholesome diet with human grade, real-food ingredients; but the reality is that most of their ingredients are far from clean, nutritious, or ‘whole’.
The good news is you can jump over all of this nonsense and simultaneously improve the longevity, health and vitality of your animal!
And really, it’s so easy. To make this recipe you’ll need a little education, a smidgen of courage, and the desire to build a foundation of health. Top it off with the love you have for your animals, and you’ll see the results quickly by the way your animals look, feel, smell, and act!
If you aren’t already feeding fresh food to your cat or dog, what’s stopping you? If you are, maybe you need some new ideas or a refresher course. In the Mini Course Wild Bite FEEDING FRESH: IT’S SO EASY! we’ll cover the following topics:
- Why and how our in-home carnivores were evolved to handle all sorts of foods, including fresh meat, bones, tripe, veggies, fruits, and more.
- all the info about their special anatomy and physiology.
- Health benefits you should expect to see, feel, and sense in your animals.
- Two simple recipes to get you started.
- Transitioning your pet to fresh.
- Carnivore, vegetarian, vegan – what’s right?
I’ve taught hundreds of folks how to Feed Fresh food, it’s really So Easy. Your animals will thank you for it!