The Canine anatomy is designed to handle raw meat, the complete opposite of what dry dog foods provide. As a result dogs are desperately malnutritioned and subject to a host of chronic health problems and a shortened life-span. So what exactly is dry pet food?
Dry food is essentially cooked dead plants, chemicals, artificial colors and flavoring, formed into pellets. AAFCO states that a minimum of eight healthy dogs are required for one trial and that the test must last a minimum of 26 weeks where only one formulation of food is tested and is the sole source of nutrition (except for water). If six out of eight dogs survive for six months on the food, the formulation will be determined as nutritionally complete. Even if the dry food fails the test they can still produce the food, as long as it is labeled “feed sometimes”. Dry food force-feeds 5x the level of soluble carbohydrates that any primordial diet mammal have eaten from the beginning of their evolution.
Even if the dry food fails the (AAFCO) test they can still produce the food, as long as it is labeled “feed sometimes”
Feeding this excess of carbohydrates everyday will destroy your dog as they age! Dogs did not evolve to eat soluble carbohydrates on a daily basis. It is old news that carbohydrates promote the release of insulin, which is in direct proportion to the enormous spike in dog obesity in the US. Due to the lack-control of food portions (pet owners constantly keeping the bowl filled with dry food) and lack of exercise.
Studies on wild dogs average 25 miles a day of exercise a day, minimum. Many dogs eat dry food that has to be at least a third or more starch to enable manufacturing, the starch creates a spike in blood glucose, followed by a insulin spike, weight loss is a struggle even with restricted intake. Foods that cause blood sugar levels to rise are all carbohydrates. Which are bad for your dog.
Thousands of dogs fill the waiting rooms of veterinarians suffering of all sorts of obesity, weight problems, cancers joint, heart, kidney, or digestive problems, liver, pancreas, bad coat, bad teeth, riddled with allergies, because they’re force fed a cooked, grain-based, highly processed, additive-filled food touted as “healthy” marketed to novice dog owners in shiny foil bags. 2007 thousands of dogs died eating dry food, and many switched to the raw diet, except the new aged dog owners ( 2008 up), who are still not educated about proper feeding rituals.
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