Just what is a dog food whisperer?
In a previous post, I was contemplating a different term for myself as a dog nutritionist. I’d mentioned the fact that people’s eyes tend to glaze over when I tell them what I do. I get the feeling people think that only the rich and famous use such a thing as a dog nutritionist for their spoiled and pampered canine companions.
They don’t understand that a canine nutritionist cures dog health problems. Not with needles and harmful chemicals. But with something as simple as food. And they fail to take on board that anyone can afford a dog nutritionist. That actually, it’s cheaper in the long run to employ the services of a canine nutritionist than to take your dog to the vet. And much, much better for your dog.
That’s why I thought of the term ‘dog food whisperer’. I thought people might understand it better.
In an ideal world, your dog wouldn’t need a canine nutritionist. A dog nutritionist. If there was no such thing as ‘dog food’, there would be much less need for a nutritionist for man’s best friend. The occasional dog might still benefit from specialist dog nutrition advice. But they would be few and far between.
No, if dogs simply ate food, proper food like you and I, they would be a lot healthier. It’s the fact that commercial dog food makes dogs so unhealthy that more people like me are needed. Dog nutritionists. Dog food whisperers.
Sawdust has no place in dog food
Commercial dog food is cheap for a reason. It’s made with inferior ingredients. Ingredients that might be better sent to landfill.
Sawdust is one that springs to mind. If you see cellulose listed as one of the ingredients in your best friend’s food, that’s woodpulp. Sawdust to you and I. That’s how much the commercial dog food industry values your pet.
And even if you don’t see cellulose listed in the ingredients in your dog’s food, pound to a penny it’s still in there anyway. It helps bind together the other questionable ingredients. That’s one of the ways manufacturers justify it being in your best friend’s food. And of course it’s cheap. It’s sawdust for goodness sake. What else would it be other than cheap?
Dogs should be fed proper food
When I make food for my own dogs, I use real ingredients. Proper healthy food. Of course the commercial dog food industry would tell you that’s wrong. Real food, people food, is bad for dogs.
Nonsense. Come take a look at my two dogs and then say that. I feed my dogs the way dogs have been fed for thousands of years. Back in the day when dog ear infections, canine obesity and urinary tract infections were unheard of. I know my two have the luxury of having a dog food whisperer for a dad, but there’s no reason why more dogs couldn’t be as healthy as mine.
Help me to help your dog
If anyone reading this has any ideas about how to demystify the role of the dog nutritionst, do please get in touch. If dog food whisperer doesn’t hit the spot, what does? How do I get dog parents to understand that good food is the key to good canine health. It’s not rocket science. It’s common sense.
I have a saying. “If you don’t think you have the best dog in the world, you don’t deserve the dog.” I believe that with all my heart. Every one of us has the best dog in the world. And we should want them to be part of our lives for as long as possible. There is clear evidence that by feeding a fresh, wholefood diet, dogs live longer, healthier lives. I can make that happen for your dog!