is the most important consideration in a pet's care.
It is the 1# factor
in their health and life expectancy.
from veterinary organizations and dog and cat registries show
that the life span of America's companion animals is now half
what it was in the 50s and 60s. Nowadays our pets are plagued
by allergies, skin and coat problems, tooth and gum infections,
urinary tract infections, parasites, digestive disorders, diabetes,
cancer and immune disorders. These health problems were very rarely
seen 50 years ago before the introduction of commercial pet foods.
The pet food
industry convinces vets and pet owners that only commercially
prepared foods offer complete and balanced diets. The industry
claims that medical problems will be encountered by feeding owner-prepared
diets. Unfortunately, commercially prepared diets are not always
complete and balanced either. More importantly they offer no choice
about quality and wholesomeness of ingredients, which is of utmost
importance to holistic health. Most of the ingredients in commercial
pet food have been deemed unfit for human consumption, which is
why it is being used in the pet food. If it were fit for human
consumption, it would have been used in human food. For more information
about what's really in pet food, click
here. (I highly recommend you read this article)
have the nutritional expertise to prepare our own diets. Humans
develop health problems mostly from consuming processed foods
rather than foods they prepare themselves. We pet owners can control
dietary quality and wholesomeness when we prepare our animals'
diets ourselves. In this way nutritional "completeness"
and balance can be maintained.
some good books the provided recipes for home prepared meals for
your dogs and cats, please see my book
a few recipes here on this site for home prepared meals, but be
aware that because we (the humans here at Fias Co Farm) are vegetarians/vegans,
we feed our dog and cats a vegetarian diet as well. The recipes
I provide here for pets are vegetarian oriented. If you do not
wish to feed a vegetarian diet to your pets, please check out
the my book list for
meat based recipes. Whether you feed meat or vegetarian diets,
your pet is much better off receiving home prepared meals than
most commercially prepared ones.
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