It’s true that we shouldn’t just feed our dogs “table scraps.”
They need a diet that meets canine needs. But in response to all the news reports of unsafe pet food, what do we do? And just how bad is it? What are the experts saying?
World-famous vet and dog-care author Alfred Plechner, says the poor nutritional properties of commercial dog food inevitably lead to disease:
“Because many commercial foods are woefully deficient in key nutrients, the long term effect of feeding such foods makes the dog hypersensitive to its environment…”
Debra Lynn Dadd, author of ‘Home Safe Home’ says commercial dog food company claims their product is a complete and healthy meal are false… “Many pet foods claim to be ‘100% nutritionally complete and balanced.’ This claim legally can be made and printed on commercial products based on information studies using isolated nutrients and not whole food.”
Wendy and Jack Volhard are well-known respected, 30-year dog training veterans. Wendy writes about how her dogs live to amazing old age through proper diet: “We have made our own food for well over 30 years now, and our dogs are living longer and longer each generation.
“Whereas the normal lifespan of a Newfoundland in 1998 was 6.2-6.7 years according to a national survey done by the Newfoundland Club of America, our dogs live up until 15 years of age.”
Andrew Lewis, author of the best selling DOG FOOD SECRETS, says there are three Steps to providing a proper diet for your dog:
Step 1: Stop using commercial dog food as your dog’s only or main source of food. This step is the most important and you should make the change in the next couple of days. But you can’t make this change unless you have a good alternative plan in place.
Step 2: Learn how to read commercial dog food labels. I understand it’s not practical for most people to never use commercial dog food ever again. Although not best case, you can use it sparingly for maybe a few meals during the week.
Step 3: Get some healthy, well-balanced dog food recipes and start feeding your dog home made food.
Says Lewis, “It’s very easy, if you know how to cook specifically for dogs. Just cook a large batch, freeze it and it can be eaten over several days. But be sure you have a good source of recipes written especially for dogs because they have very specific requirements, different to humans.
It’s possible to love your dog to death with too much of the wrong foods. If you are tired or busy and sometimes don’t want to prepare food for your dog, don’t feel guilty because it happens to all us! I’m the first to admit that sometimes my wife and I get home from work and the last thing we feel like doing is cooking for ourselves, let alone Ginger, our dog.
When that happens we order take-out for the family and I give Ginger a super-healthy serving of commercial dog food… but before you think I’m not practicing what I preach, let me explain… Occasionally the situation would occur where we didn’t want to cook but I had no dog food in the house because it’s all garbage… (ah… but not all of it.)
I realized I needed a solution to this problem so I hired a professional researcher to find the top 10 ultra-healthy, all natural commercial dog foods in all of North America. Using the checksheet of very high quality standards I demanded, she returned 8 days later reporting she could only find 9 that met every standard… in all of North America!
She prepared a confidential document for my eyes only and it has been my secret weapon. But for the first time ever, I’m sharing The Confidential Dog Food Report: The 9 Very Best, Ultra-Healthy, Dog Food Brands in all of North America with other dog owners like you..
“You’ll be glad you did!”
FEEDING: It is important that you go easy on doggie treats and table food. These can cause a number of digestive problems, not to mention problems that could effect their health and well-being.
Commercial dry foods and canned moist foods have their place. But professional dog breeders and handlers often develop their own formulas and recipes for their dog’s diets. Our favorite is dog-fancier John Miller:
50 years ago, a young dog-fancier, John Miller wanted to improve his dogs growth. After analyzing commercial dog food formulas, he found they were all loaded with unhealthy chemicals.
John developed a better recipe himself and tried it on his own dogs… using healthier ingredients…
He couldn’t believe how fast his dogs health and behavior improved. Also he reduced his dog food costs by 50%.
Happy with his discovery he tried, over the years, hundreds of new recipes in order to see their effects on dog health and growth.
Among his recipes are:
Healthy dog food recipes for young and old dogs
Natural recipe to keep flea away
Gourmet Biscuit recipes
Dozens of recipes for delicious, economical, healthful dog food
Treats (Your pet will love you)
“Consider the fact that many experts believe commercial dog food is actually unhealthy for dogs. Often the meat that is used in dog food is of a quality considered unfit for humans.” -John Miller