Natural Dog & Cat Nutrition

 

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." ---- Anonymous

There are many links here for you to research and gather information. With all the animals we care for, it is not possible to check these links regularly, so please let us know if you find a link that's not working. Additionally, we appreciate being notified about any holistic links you feel should be added to our site. It is our goal to provide as much holistic information to you, ourselves, and others. Thank YOU!

Healthy animals rarely succumb to disease, illness, or bad behaviors. When they do, they bounce back quicker than unhealthy animals. They get plenty of exercise, sunshine, love, tlc, natural rearing foods that are biologically appropriate to the specific animal, clean environments, mental exercise in the way of proper, appropriate training, and avoidance of toxins. They have jobs to keep them busy, whether watching the house while we are gone or making sure the couch or cats don't get eaten while we are away. They are part of our family. Often, they are better than a few humans in our immediate family and deserve the BEST possible health care we can give them.

NUTRITION:

So what's a natural rearing diet? What would your animal normally eat in the wild or a closely simulated diet? For instance, dogs and cats are carnivores. Prepackaged feeds are full of preservatives and "dead" food/nutrients with no vital life force left in them. A raw diet or biologically appropriate raw food (BARF) diet is ultimately best for them. A great book that tells about what's in prepackaged pet foods is, "Foods Pet Die For", written by Anne Martin. Most prepackaged supermarket and feed store kibbles often utilize rendered animals (i.e., euthanized shelter animals, ill/diseased and antibiotic ridden livestock, roadkill, etc.) as their main source of protein. Some kibbles are preserved with preservatives that are used to preserve your automobile's tires! Top name brand kibbles included.

This means ANY canine or feline kibble or canned food you find at stores like: Walmart, PetSmart, Petco, Costco, or your local supermarket are NOT truly natural or holistic and in our opinion these foods should NOT be fed to your furry beloved companions - EVER!

Here are websites about what's really in the toxic pet food (canned or kibble) you are feeding:
Food Pet's Die For: Shocking Facts About Pet Food

Latest Information on the March 2007 60 billion product Pet Food Recall: Menu Foods Dog & Cat Foods Recalled

IF your beloved pet has been affected by a pet food recall, please see our Pet Food Recall Protocol information page.

Here are some websites with information on feeding raw or BARF:

Wendy Volhard
Dr. Ian Billinghurst
Top 50 BARF Questions
BARF Diet.com
BARF World
Dr. Tom Lonsdale's Diet - Raw Meaty Bones
Barfing Not Horking
Switching to Raw

Here are website's specifically for feeding cats raw:

Holisticat - Raw Recipes & FAQ's
Feline Future Foundation
Dr. Tom Lonsdale

Here are some raw food suppliers:

So Cal Barf Co-Op
Shelton's Free Range Organic Poultry
Feed This, Inc. - California
Green Tripe
Steve's Real Food
Raw 4 Dogs
Natures Variety
Animal Food Services
Natural Pet Food
Hare Today

Raw Food Suppliers & Raw/BARF Feeding Discussion Lists:

City of Barfing Angels
Carnivore Feed Supplier
Raw Feeding
Senior Raw Feeding
Raw Breeder
Raw Pup
Cat BARF

Here are some sites with human grade quality pet kibbles: But please note, we still don't recommend feeding dry food to canines or felines. Here's some study information that talks about the effects of feeding dry food to cats.

PhD Products
Solid Gold
Wysong
Natura Pet Products

BOOKS - NUTRITION:

Animal Wellness Magazine is an Excellent Holistic Animal Health Magazine with lots of great holistic pet health information. If you don't already have a subscription, click on the magazine above and subscribe right away.


More animal health related books about animal communication, natural dog, cat, horse, livestock health care, and vaccination books can be found on our books webpage: ANIMAL NATURAL HEALTH CARE & INFORMATION BOOKS

This site is dedicated to all animals and their guardians. Whether you are here to find information and links to research holistic methods or just browsing, please feel free to linger as long as you wish.

 


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