Chewy is a rescue that was found wandering near a busy road, scavenging for food. When we first got him at the age of 3, he was in horrible shape. He was malnourished and had a very poor digestive system that caused him to suffer from frequent bouts of diarrhea and vomiting.
We tried numerous brands of “high end” kibble and canned food diets but they never seemed to improve his digestion. Over time, Chewy became a very picky eater and would regularly refuse to eat his meals for fear that his digestion problems would return.
As luck would have it, a friend of mine introduced me to the BARF Diet. I was worried that a raw diet would be full of bacteria and cause his digestive problems to worsen. But I was desperate and out of options so I decided to give it a try.
Fast forward to today: Chewy is now 8 years old and full of life! He gets so excited to eat his BARF patties that he will stand on his hind legs and watch me prepare it. No more finicky pup! He no longer has “accidents” in the house or throws up after eating (except if you count the one time he got into the cat’s litter box, but that’s another story).
Today’s article is about the relationship between diet and disease and what we can do to help minimize the risk of illness in our pets. Please share this important article with all your pet-loving friends and family. It could quite possibly change the life of a pet and their owner for the better…like it Chewy and I.
To perfect pet health now and always,
Amber Keiper and the rest of the BARF World Team
P.S. You’ll also be invited to join BARF World co-founder and raw diet guru, Robert Mueller and holistic veterinarian and founder of Dr. Dobias Healing Solutions, Dr. Peter Dobias for a very special, FREE webinar on natural nutrition and holistic healthcare for our companion animals.
The Secret to a Healthy Dog Can Be Found In Their BowlBy Robert Mueller
"I became aware of BARF through my brother, Pat McGovern, who is a distributor in Redwood City, CA. I began feeding it to my 11-year-old dog that had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and degenerative heart disease. His prognosis was estimated at a few months or less. Now, a year and a half later, he is still alive and well to the amazement of his vets who refer to him as ‘the miracle dog.’ I believe BARF has been a major factor in his ability to overcome these diseases.”
-Beth McGovern from Sacramento, CA
What is our first reaction when we discover that a severe disease, such as cancer, has presented in our pet and is spreading throughout their body? Hopefully, the answer is we change their dietary habits and become more aware of what we allow their bodies to be exposed to. While it may be too late to make a drastic difference in the outcome of the disease, we hope that a diet change can at least help to slow its progression.
Unfortunately for many, the connection of diet relating to disease is often realized after the fact. This is why we must be proactive about our pets’ health. Making the change to a biologically appropriate diet BEFORE there is a problem is the best way to prevent disease in our animal companions.
The benefit your pet receives from a biologically appropriate diet is similar to those you receive from consuming a healthy, whole food diet. The important difference between our pets and us however is the factor of choice. We can choose to eat an unhealthy diet and we can elect bad habits that may eventually lead to a diseased state, yet our pets do not have the benefit of having a choice in what we feed them or what they are exposed to.
If left to forage for themselves, dogs would scavenge for whatever is necessary to meet their nutritional needs. Modern pets, however, are forced to eat the food that is presented to them by their guardian. Therein lies the difference between the diet of a wild dog and one of a domesticated pet. The domesticated pet is subjected to the choices made by their human to complete their nutritional needs. Make the wrong nutritional choice for your pet and you can expect to see some serious health problems down the road.
You’re probably thinking, “This all makes perfect sense. So why do so many people continue to ignore such a simple concept like nutrition?”
In most cases it’s not the pet owners fault at all. The truth is that they just don’t realize the magnitude that proper nutrition and holistic healthcare have on their pets. They think that the kibble and canned food diets they are feeding their dogs are good for them. They don’t realize that excessive vaccinations and exposure to chemicals and other toxins can be depressing their pet’s immune systems and leave them vulnerable to disease. These pet owners are not being given the proper knowledge they need to make an informed decision about their pet’s health. To become a knowledgeable pet guardian requires a fair amount of education and research.
BARF World’s main goal is to provide education on nutrition and natural pet healthcare. We provide this information a number of ways:
Don’t miss your chance to make a positive improvement in your pet’s health and well-being. Click here to reserve your spot for the FREE webinar next Saturday, February 11th at 5:00pm. Due to the interactive nature of the webinar, there are only a limited number of spots available. Click here to reserve your spot today!
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 at www.barfworld.com.
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