Revolution? Yes! This is where raw dog feeders unite to further dog health and longevity. As a raw feeder, you're
already a step ahead of the pack. You get it. Congratulations!
Now you can join us at the next level because it's awesome here.
You have an excellent grasp of dog nutrition and you had the guts to step out of the box for your dog's well being.
And yet, you know there is more but you're not sure exactly what that is.
You're right, there is more and it's going to be exciting to share it with that special someone (you) that's ready to do more and be more for their special pup.
For years I raved about raw and helped others make the transition (and I still do) but this website now caters to raw feeders because I love and admire you.
Did you know your dogs are less prone to disease AND their bodies self heal faster with herbs and drug-free protocols when they are raw fed?
We have more of a choice than we think. Disease is not a foregone conclusion but we have to promote dog health. A customer emailed me recently about her 10-year-old dog and asked:
"What do you give Lulu for arthritis?"
"Lulu doesn't have arthritis" I replied.
"But she's 15. All dogs get arthritis when they get old."
"No. They. Don't."
The first and most common problem is skin issues. The skin is the largest organ of the body. It absorbs and excretes so when you see dog skin disorders, its the body working hard to expel toxins.
Think rashes, redness, itching, hot spots, fleas and flea allergies
problem is coming from the inside NOT the skin. This one took me years
to really understand because we were all taught to put something on the
skin to fix it. No no no. (Unless you want to stop the symptom and
keep those toxins inside the body - yuck.)
Because the skin absorbs what you put on it, nothing should go on it that isn't healthy to eat.
A reminder of the importance of species appropriate, unprocessed foods is in this personal story.
years ago my two-year-old son was diagnosed with severe asthma. Putting
the nebulizer mask over that little guy's face every day just broke my
heart. And the side effects of those steroids on his body (and his
personality) was not good.
It turned out it was something in his diet. I thought I was feeding him a healthy diet but I was wrong.
When I told his pediatrician what I had discovered, she actually laughed at me and said I'd be back for drugs because there was no cure and food had nothing to do with it.
Guess what? He hasn't needed any drugs for 30 years.
Lesson: Drugs don't heal. They stop symptoms.
I call it NAE for Nutrition, Assimilation and Excretion.
Bare with me. It's fascinating and about as geeky as I get.
the components to digest food, convert it to energy (assimilate) and
give the body the ability to eliminate a host of things, we're not going
to get very far.
Let's start with the gut.
(Human Genome Project 1990 - 2006 applies to our dogs health as well.)
are 100 trillion one celled organisms that call a body home. Those
organisms outnumber human cells 10 to 1! Just what are those
organisms? BACTERIA. That's right. Makes me laugh at all the
germaphobes out there. We have 23,000 genes, yet we house 4,000,000
distinct bacterial genes. Four million.
As it turns out, we need bacteria and they need us. Ninety Five Percent - that's 95% of those lovely critters live in the gut. Not only does our dog need them to digest food, they actually help make vitamins; antioxidants, develop the immune system; metabolize toxic compounds and much more. In fact a healthy gut microbiome has everything to do with metabolism, hormones, healthy skin, a good respiratory system . . . even protecting the central nervous system and affecting both mood and brain function.
Makes you look at antibiotics in a whole new light doesn't it?
Definition: anti (against) biotic (life)
It has been discovered that bacteria talk to each other through electrical signaling. All sorts of different bacteria share the signals and live together in a symbiotic relationship; sharing food and moving around together. (Reminds me of the end of the movie Men in Black when Will Smith looks into that locker.)
In a healthy body some bacteria will actually commit suicide for the greater good of the colony, and the host (whether that's you or your dog.)
Elimination is a lot more than pooping or dogs wouldn't have skin problems.
Elimination also happens through the eyes, nose and ears.
What the heck is there to get rid of? The list is so long I'd go into a state of depression trying to list them all so let's categorize.
Drugs: either taken by your dog or given to the animals that feed your dog
Food: additives, dyes, preservatives, flavor enhancers (2 of these can be in raw meat)
Environmental chemicals: weed killers, fertilizers, pesticides, cleaning products, air fresheners (3 of these can be in raw meat)
Heavy Metals: vaccines, tap water, weed killers, fertilizers, pesticides and some foods
Yes we live in a pretty toxic world creating premature aging and disease, but that doesn't make us helpless. We must help the body do it's job naturally and on a daily basis by supporting the organs that eliminate.
From me silly!
It literally took me years to figure out the best combination of herbs and supplements that actually enhance each other and I'm proud to be the only one in the United States who offers this program.
Go to my The Best Dog Supplements page now. Read more about the system or scroll down and place your order.
Know that this is a personalized program. I want you to have the perfect doses for your dog along with my personal email for any health questions you may have while in my program.
Dogs contribute so much to our lives. And they rely on us to keep them healthy.
May You Never Know the Diseases You Prevent
Want to see part of Lulu's daily indoor circuit? The girl can still entertain herself.
Three Little Pitties is
named after three of my pit bulls, a breed I came to love quite by accident and have filled my heart for more than 20 years