Dogs and cats used to be quite healthy until commercial pet food was first manufactured in the 1850's in England. Over a number of years our pets have become sicker and sicker with diabetes, pancreatitis, bad breath, skin disease, failing hearts and kidneys and failing immune systems which is becoming more common. Unfortunately, today people are programmed to feed commercial pet food. They are under the misconstrued belief that commercial processed food offers a complete diet for different life stages of our pets. Commercial pet food is extremely convenient for us, easy to store, easy to purchase and easy to feed, you are even told the quantity and frequency to feed. Listed below are a couple of reasons why we will NEVER offer commercial pet food to our animals: Cooked/ Heat TreatedDestroys many vitamins necessary for good health like the B Group Vitamins and Vitamin C and reduces the protein value.Destroys enzymes. Enzymes in raw food have two very important functions.1. They help with the digestion of food and they help slow the aging process. If our pets are fed cooked food it forces the pancreas to work harder to produce more digestive enzymes to help digest the food, resulting in several diseases so commonly seen in our pets of today, including pancreatitis and diabetes.2. Destroys Anti-Oxidants. Anti-aging factors called anti-oxidants are destroyed in the cooking process and therefore the food is less able to slow the degenerative diseases of old age, including cancer, kidney disease, heart disease and arthritis. Periodontal DiseaseIf dogs and cats are not fed raw meaty bones they are not able to brush and floss their teeth, The ripping, tearing and crunching necessary to consume a raw meaty bone washes, polishes and scrubs gums and teeth. 95% of dogs fed a commercial diet will show signs of periodontal disease by the time they are 4 years of age. Periodontal disease is not just a problem in the mouth; it has the potential to affect a number of vital organs in teh body. Bacteria associated with periodontal disease can enter the bloodstream and cause serious problems such as affecting the valves of the heart, causing permanent damage leading to heart failure. Likewise, bacteria can damage both the kidneys and liver also resulting in failure. Preservatives, Addititves, Colourings and FlavouringCommercial pet foods are full of ill health promoting colourings, flavourings, and preservatives that can cause hypersensitivity reactions, allergies and skin problems at the very least. High in Cereals, Grains and CarbohydratesGrains make up the majority of commercial pet food companies food source. The large amounts of cereals and grains in commercial foods are not chemically or physically suitable for dogs which do not have a digestive system to cope with grains,. Grains are one of the biggest sources of allergies in dogs and cause numerous health problems like obesity, pancreatitis, skin problems, diabetes, dental problems, arthritis, bladder stones and cancer. Excess SaltCommercial pet food can contain 10 to 20 times more salt than our dogs and cats require. This is very harmful to our pets at it increases blood pressure and can lead to kidney and heart disease.
Aust Ch. Staffwild High Voltage, fed Canine Country BARF since birth.