Good health begins with a good diet
It’s so obvious, it’s worth repeating. Good health begins with a good diet. That means that if you want a healthy dog, and who doesn’t, you need to feed it healthy food. In terms of looking after your best friend, nothing beats good dog food nutrition. Simples!
By healthy food I mean fresh, minimally processed food made with natural ingredients. If you look beyond the marketing hype, it stands to reason that dogs were not genetically designed to thrive on dry dog biscuit. Where on earth would they have found that prior to its invention in the 1860s?
Dogs and people enjoy the same food
Just like human beings, dogs have a digestive system designed to benefit from a wide range of natural ingredients. That’s one of the reasons man and dog so readily took to one another fifteen thousand years ago. They each enjoyed the same food. The dog had a beneficial interest in working with man and man had a vested interest in providing shelter for the dog. Because together they could hunt, catch and protect food sources that each could enjoy and benefit from.
Why on earth would the dog have helped ancient man catch a wild boar if at the end of the day the dog was going to be fed a bowl of dry dog biscuit and not get to enjoy at least some of the fruits of its labours? What would have been in it for the dog? The dog may as well have killed the boar and kept all the spoils for himself!
Dog biscuit is not real food
Your dog’s digestive system is broadly the same as yours and mine. Okay, there are differences in the way we each process our food. But each of us has a digestive tract that is six times the length of our body. And each has the ability to process and benefit from a wide and varied omnivorous diet. Why on earth would we expect a dog to be healthy when fed a narrow range of highly processed waste products, chemicals and synthetic additives which is completely without nutritional value? Save that is for the fake vitamins and minerals sprayed onto the biscuit after the ingredients have been superheated and extruded to death. That’s not good dog food nutrition or anything like it.
Take a good hard look next time you open a box of dry dog biscuit. Then take a good hard look at your dog. Do you really believe that’s the best that he or she deserves? Do you really believe that your best friend became the animal you know and love because it’s ancestors over thousands of years ate nothing more than dry dog biscuit from a box?
Does it look like food to you? If it doesn’t, ask yourself why it doesn’t. Ask yourself why the food you’re about to pour into your best friend’s bowl doesn’t look more like the food that you eat. Because it should.
Would you eat your dog’s food?
Your dog is a sensitive, intelligent animal just like you and I. It has a digestive system that’s designed to benefit from more or less the same things as you and I. I suggest to people that if they really think what they’re about to pour into their dog’s bowl is good food, they should eat it. The should have the courage of their own convictions. I eat the food my wife and I cook for our two dogs. Let’s see people eat the food they feed their dog!