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Pet Diet and Nutrition Health Topic
    Pet Diet and Nutrition Health Topic
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    Pet Diet and Nutrition Health Topic

    Diet and nutrition is just as important for pets as it is for people. When looking for a food for you pet, read the ingredients label. Watch out for fillers like corn and wheat. Choose foods that have meat as the main ingredient and which are grain-free. In addition, choosing a food that is made in the USA will ensure stricter quality inspection standards. Ideally your pet should be on a raw food diet. Converting your pet to a raw meat and raw vegetable diet will ensure they are getting the healthiest and freshest meal possible.

    Learn More About Pet Diet and Nutrition

    1. What's Really in Pet Food

      A must-read article. This report explores the differences between what consumers think they are buying and what they are actually getting. It covers definitions of pet food label terminology. Pet food provides a convenient way for slaughterhouse offal, grains considered “unfit for human consumption,” and similar waste products to be turned into profit. Bottom line: you will want to stop buying commercial pet food after reading this article.


    2. The True Horrors of Pet Food Revealed

      The well-known phrase "meat byproducts" is a misnomer since these byproducts contain little, if any, meat. These are the parts of the animal left over after the meat has been stripped away from the bone. Meat meal can contain the boiled down flesh of animals we would find unacceptable for consumption. Many preservatives make their way into pet food at rendering plants before the meat is even sent to the manufacturer. Many pet owners are discovering there are more natural alternatives to commercial pet food. Natural health food stores usually stock a few varieties of all-natural pet foods. There are other owners who go even prepare their pets' foods from real, whole ingredients.

    3. The Poisoning of Cats and Dogs With Contaminated Pet Food

      A growing number of veterinarians state that processed pet food is the main cause of illness and premature death in the modern dog and cat. Consumers are being duped into believing that they are feeding their pets healthy foods, when in actuality they are feeding nothing more than inferior meat meals, cheap grains (including corn and soy), fillers, by-products, pesticides, preservatives and toxins.

    4. Pottenger's Cats: A Study in Nutrition (Book)

      A comparison of healthy cats on raw foods and those on heated diets. Dr. Pottenger found that only diets containing raw milk and raw meat produced optimal health. Cooking the meat or substituting heat-processed milk for raw resulted in heterogeneous reproduction and physical degeneration, increasing with each generation. Behavioral characteristics, arthritis, sterility, skeletal deformities and allergies are some of the problems that are associated with the consumption of cooked foods.

    5. Overview of Nutrition for Dogs and Cats

      Covers the pros and cons of commercial and raw food diets and the choices available in pet nutrition.


    6. Before You Try a Raw Food Diet for Your Cat

      Cats' digestive systems are finely tuned to handle things humans can't. Their stomachs have a highly acidic environment, which is an excellent deterrent to ingested bacteria. In the wild, cats sometimes eat some pretty putrid stuff with no ill effects. However, there are steps you can take if you have concerns about salmonella, e coli, or other bacteria. Avoid packaged supermarket ground beef. Buy "free-range" meat and poultry. Add probiotics. Use safe handling procedures.

    7. BARF (Bones and Raw Food Diet) For Beginners

      Top fifty most frequently asked BARF (Bones and Raw Food Diet) questions.

    8. Raw Feeding FAQ

      Common questions about raw food diets.

    9. Feline Nutrition: Cats Are Carnivores

      Thoroughly covers all aspects of cat nutrition and compares the specific nutrtional needs of cats to the nutrition found in dry and canned cat foods. The cat thrives with very little, if any, direct ingestion of plant material. Cats do not have a dietary requirement for carbohydrates. The cat needs proportionally more protein in its diet compared to other mammals. Cats ingest not only the flesh and organs of their prey but also the partially and wholly digested vegetable foods the prey had eaten. With the assistance of the prey's own digestive processes, the cat then is able to derive nutrition from various vegetable sources.


    10. The Raw Cat Food Recipes (Forum)

      Some options and recipes when preparing raw food meals for cats. Grains are not only not necessary in a cat's diet, they can actually cause irritation in the gut. If nothing else, please consider removing grains from your cats' food whether you feed commercial or a home-made diet.

    11. Pet Basic High pH Therapy

      High pH Therapy in general focuses on "alkalizing" the body through specific diet changes and mineral supplements to improve immune system function.

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