One of the most important things to
get correct is what your dog eats.
There is a huge variety of pet foods on the market and
you need to know which ones are good to feed your dog.
Dogs originally come from the wolf family which in the
wild eat meat and vegetables. Their body is designed
the same way even though they are domesticated.
So feeding your dog the appropriate
food is very important to your dog's overall
health and nutritional needs.
The closer you bring your dog's diet to what it would
normally be in nature, the fewer will be the health
issues its body will have to face as it grows older.
Very simply, the first 5 ingredients make up what the
food is mostly made out of. So you do not want the
first 5 ingredients to contain: corn, rice (any type),
oats, wheat, rye, sorghum (cereal plant), potato (any
type), carrots, beets, peas, yams, fruit (any type) or
beans/lentils (any type), or the flour or meal from
any of these (like corn meal or wheat flour). These
ingredients break down into sugar by the body.
Here are the links to four different companies that
provide low carb dog foods:
Neura - 95 percent canned meat, they have 5 different
flavors of their 95 percent type.
Phone: (800) 225-0904
Evangers - 100 percent all
meat canned, they have different meat types in their
100 percent group.
Phone: (800) 288-6796
Raw Advantage - makes
different flavors of dog food, you just want to check
the ingredients of the flavors and make sure they
follow our guidelines regarding the first 5
Phone: (360) 387-5185
Innova Evo - 95 percent
meat canned dog foods, NOT the Dry. They make a beef
canned, chicken/turkey canned, duck canned, rabbit
canned and a venison canned. All of the ones that say
95 percent on the can, only.
Phone: (800) 532-7261
Country Pet Dog Food - New
Zealand Lamb, New Zealand Lamb & Vegetable,
Chicken, and Venison.
Phone: (310) 454-7387
Remember, you also want to mix in with
the wet food about 25 percent (25 percent of the
portion size) shredded green vegetables such as:
broccoli, spinach, Brussels sprouts, green lettuce,
string beans, green peppers, snow pea pods, kale, etc.
(excluding green peas), for needed fiber and roughage.
Fresh Raw Green Veggies give a dog
"good" carbs, enough fiber as well as
enzymes and nutrients being in the raw state.
Making Homemade Dog Food
A solution to all this guesswork is to make your pet
food at home, which is easy. Just get ground beef or
ground lamb, add in the shredded greens (raw) and you
have instant high quality pet food. You do not have to
worry about additives, there are no animal "by
products," and most important, it has almost no
Do not use lean beef, use about 20 to 25 percent fat,
as the fat is needed for the production of hormones in
the body and fuel to burn for energy. (Unless your dog
is a Schnauzer, which needs a low fat diet.)
You can also use ground chicken or turkey, but as
these are leaner meats, you will need to ask the
butcher to add some chicken fat and chicken skin to be
mixed and ground in with the meat, to raise the fat
content or you can add in some olive oil or butter.
Then mix in the veggies, 25 percent of the portion
size as stated above.
Ideally the food is served completely raw, but the
meat can be cooked, and then gradually cooked less and
less till it is being served raw.
Changing from cooked to raw over a 2-4 week period
makes this easier on the bowels. Raw meat is easier to
digest and has hundreds of live enzymes that bring
improved health. These enzymes are destroyed when they
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