If your dog or cat could choose their own food what would they choose?
Well, everyone knows the answer to this question, right?
They would likely choose 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, natural default setting for a healthy diet for dogs and cats is 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-day 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 dog and cat 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!
Make your own homemade raw food recipes for you dog or cat and see the difference for yourself.
It’s so easy! Seriously! To make this recipe you’ll need a little education, a smidgen of courage, and the desire to build a foundation of health with homemade food for your dog or cat. 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 my mini course FEEDING FRESH,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
- Clear information about the special anatomy and physiology of your dog or cat
- Health benefits you should expect to see, feel, and sense in your animals
- Two simple recipes to get you started
- How to transition your pet to the best homemade raw food diet
- Carnivore, vegetarian, vegan – what’s right?!
If you’d like to learn more about feeding your dog or cat a fresh, homemade diet, check out my 3 part mini course series on FEEDING FRESH.
I’ve taught hundreds of folks how to Feed Fresh food, it’s really So Easy. Your animals will thank you for it!