Live Food Vs. Processed Pet Food
By Dr. Jeannie Thomason co-founder of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy
Healing and maintaining healthy bodies, organs, and cells in our pets involves having access to a variety of naturally sourced, naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, as well as other dietary components. To provide all these necessary nutrients, it means feeding RAW meat, bones, and organs.
Whole, raw prey or prey model (the bones, flesh,skin/fat and organs intact) is always the best mode of feeding to naturally provide the fullest and most perfectly bio-available complement of the nutrients required by our carnivore companions.
Just as in our own lives, live food is essential for health being the ultimate source of life. The same applies to our dogs and cats. The key to true health is feeding foods that have not had their enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, etc., destroyed or altered via cooking or processing.
There is nothing at all healthy about a processed or cooked diet for our carnivore companions. Such a diet is dead! It has no enzymes, no friendly bacteria – No Life! ALL canines are designed to eat RAW food. A raw meat, bone and organ diet contains live enzymes, minerals, vitamins and small protein molecules. These are essential for digesting food, for stimulating the brain, for providing cellular energy, for repairing and nourishing tissues, organs and cells, and diverse functions so numerous that it is impossible to name them all. You will not find any of these available to our pets in the cooked or processed diets we have been indoctrinated into believing are the best food we can feed them.
Would you like to learn more about true health and species specific nutrition for our pets? We have both a pet owner program and a certification program available here at the American Council of Animal Naturopathy.