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Do Your Research Before You Shop

You have added a new puppy to your family and are excited to raise this new little bundle of joy. You’re thinking about the very best of care and the best food available to keep your pup healthy. If you are a first time dog owner and are relying on digital ads on gourmet dog foods available on the market, it could be easy to misunderstand the real quality of the products being marketed to you. You rush out to the nearest pet food store to pick up what you may believe is the best of the best! Maybe you are convinced that the vets prescription formula is the best choice available or the great advertisements have convinced you of that.

Many puppy parents are finding out that they have been feeding an improper diet for their new pet. Unfortunately, they won’t realize this for several years because it takes a while for the overly processed pet food to do its damage to their pets health.

Dog eating raw food from its bowl

Long Term Effects of Processed Foods

After four decades of working with new customers and their new puppies- I have seen the dramatic results of improper feeding practices. The degenerative diseases that I deal with every day are indications of the results of feeding a diet that is not biologically appropriate for the animal. Dry kibble diets contain high levels of soluble carbs that are causing several medical conditions. These are long term results that I am referring to- not short term. In the short term period you can raise a puppy on dry heat processed food and you may see a happy, thriving, growing puppy. However, many of the breeds we see today are having medical issues as a result of feeding this way.

Trendy Foods

Many of the nation’s dog population is considered obese or suffering from health concerns like allergies, digestion, and pancreatitis. Therefore, it is time to take a strong look at why and how to stop this trend. The same trend is happening with our children and it is equally alarming. The fast food craze is the same culprit as the heat processed kibble diets. They both are harmful precursors to future health conditions.

So what do I recommend as an alternative to this way of feeding? Simple solution! Feed your puppy what they were designed to eat according to the laws of Mother Nature. Their physiology dictates what they should be fed. Canine teeth are for ripping and tearing flesh, not eating grains. A shortened digestive tract suggests feeding a raw meat diet as stronger stomach acids help with digestion time and eliminate toxin development. 

All these physiological qualities in your puppy suggest that a proper diet is a raw meat diet that mimics the natural prey found in nature. The BARF® DIET is designed as mother nature’s food. Follow Mother Nature's advice and you will have a lifetime of health benefits for your puppy.

Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller, BSc, Pharm. is a registered pharmacist, author of “Living Enzymes: The World’s Best Kept Pet Food Secret”, and co-developer of BARF World’s BARF diets patties, nuggets and supplements – the first company to make the Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods (BARF) diet conveniently available to animals everywhere. He and his wife love to travel around the world with their dog, Moxie – a Yorkshire Terrier/Maltese mix. For more articles like these and to learn more about the benefits of raw food for your pets, sign up for “The Intelligent Pet” monthly e-zine .

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