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your Pet Raw Food And See Your Vet Bills Drop!
by Shirley Lipschutz-Robinson
studies have shown processed foods to be a factor in increasing
numbers of pets suffering from cancer, arthritis, obesity,
dental disease and heart disease.
number of veterinarians agree that processed pet food is the
main cause of illness and premature death in the modern dog
and cat. In December 1995, the British Journal of Small Animal
Practice published a paper contending that processed pet food
suppresses the immune system and leads to liver, kidney, heart
and other diseases. This research, initially conducted by
Dr Tom Lonsdale, was researched further by the Australian
Veterinary Association and proven to be correct.
Billinghurst has spent 18 years as a practising veterinarian
in Australia. "Most of the disease problems we vets see
are caused by only one thing - Poor Nutrition. Most modern
dog owners are taught to believe that feeding dogs is such
a difficult task. Nothing could be further from the truth.
If you can get hold of a regular supply of raw meaty bones,
you will have no problems whatsoever.
If you spend a little time observing the physical condition
of animals in the wild, you will find that so-called degenerative
or old age diseases are relatively unknown to them. Except
for the danger from natural predators, wild animals generally
live quite long and healthy lives. Now, what happens when
we domesticate animals and make them into house pets? Are
you aware that they quickly develop the same diseases as their
human "owners"? We must be making the same mistake
with them that we're making with ourselves. Some years ago,
Dr. Francis Pottenger tried an experiment on several hundred
cats. He divided them into two groups and fed one group their
natural diet of raw meat and the other group a man-made diet
of cooked pet food. He carried on this experiment through
three generations. The cats that were fed their normal uncooked
diet thrived. The cats that were fed a cooked diet developed
the same diseases, and required the same medical treatment,
as we humans.
of the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, headed a study done
on animals. When young animals were fed cooked and processed
foods they initially appeared to be healthy. However, as the
animals reached adulthood, they began to age more quickly
than normal and also developed chronic degenerative disease
symptoms. A control group of animals raised on raw foods aged
less quickly and were free of degenerative disease. In nature,
we see another example of wild animals eating entirely enzyme
rich raw foods being free of the degenerative diseases that
Pollak D.V.M concurs as he refers to the results of a clinical
trial which suggests that 74.7% of common diseases in dogs
and 63% of common diseases in cats can be eliminated without
medical intervention over a period of one year with proper
diet modifications and an understanding of the healing process
as exhibited through healing episodes. Approaching disease
from the perspective of health is the most powerful means
of eliminating disease.
foods and drugs have seriously depleted the natural vitality
and immune systems of many pets. Dogs and cats are anatomically
very different to humans. Their intestinal tract, for example
is only about half as long as a human's, and food is therefore
processed and assimilated very differently. Whereas large
amounts of red meat can cause cancer in humans, a lack of
raw red meat in an animal's diet can lead to serious health
Ogden D.V.M. writes that commercial pet food (even the best
known and most expensive brands) have had their nutrients
altered, adulterated, devitalized and destroyed by heat, processing,
coloring, preservatives and other chemicals. Feeding your
animal such food on a regular basis causes waste-toxins to
accumulate in the blood, lymphs and tissue which contributes
to a weak immune system and renders our pet susceptible to
and coat problems are a direct result of a lack of raw animal
fat in the diet - fat which humans often believe is bad for
their pet. Animals need at least 30% raw fat, and their systems
are not designed to handle cooked meat or cooked fat. In the
wild, a panther or jackal does not barbecue, grill or smoke
its prey. It definitely does not walk to the local supermarket
to buy dry food either. Yet most pet owners recoil at the
thought of feeding raw meat to their dog or cat, concerned
about bacteria or parasites. However, dogs and cats don't
get salmonella poisoning because their digestive system is
so acidic (or at least it should be) that it kills everything.
This is why a dog can bury a bone and dig it up two weeks
later and eat the rotting meat.
like humans, require enzymes, minerals, trace elements, amino
acids and other nutrients in their diet in order to stay healthy.
For a return to health, pets require a diet which strengthens
the immune system and most closely resembles that which they
would get in the wild. It's really easy to do. Essentially,
you feed your pet a combination of raw meats (including organ
meats), raw bones, raw eggs, and select from a host of raw
conventional veterinarian suggested to euthanize my 2 year
old German Shepherd dog because "nothing could be done
to stop her suffering and to cure her" I turned to holistic
treatments and raw food. Shasta fully recovered and lived
10 more years in excellent health.
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