Ask a dozen health experts about allergies and you’ll get at least that many theories about what they are, why they happen, and how to fix them. What’s interesting is that even when they disagree, most allergy theories point to the same underlying causes. This is because allergic reactions are symptoms of a deeper imbalance. Dogs don’t develop allergies because they are exposed to allergens. Dogs are exposed to allergens all the time, usually with no reaction. Dogs develop allergies with implications of skin problems because something has made them vulnerable, and the culprit is often the dog’s diet.
Healthy dogs eat a biologically appropriate diet.This simply means food that dog’s have evolved to eat, which is definitely not kibble! A balanced raw meal without grains or synthetic vitamins is best. Real food is rich in enzymes, which helps to break down the nutrients. Enzymes are essential for great digestion, but you can’t get them in dry dog food. The high temperature processing kills the enzymes (and lots of the nutrition). Dog’s have not evolved to eat highly processed, dry food.
The best dog food is:
- minimally processed
- rich in vitamins, minerals & probiotics
While it’s impossible to know exactly what our dog’s ancestors ate, their closest relatives the wolf, coyote and fox can give us some clues. Their eating requirements are all extremely similar: meat, organs, stomach contents (which is partially digested/fermented), some fruits and grasses. They consumed their prey whole, while digestive and beneficial enzymes were still living. This is why at Drool Pet Co. we strive to use only the best locally sourced organic fruit and vegetables which include: broccoli, carrot, sweet potato, beetroot, blueberries, apple, and basil. Organic: flaxseed oil, raw honey, apple cider vinegar, golden paste (turmeric paste), seaweed meal, bone meal, natural yoghurt. From this we can conclude that the ideal canine diet is high in fresh animal protein, has balanced fats, and is nutritionally complete with fruits and vegetables.
By applying this approach to dog nutrition, there are many health benefits like:
- Better brain function
- Stronger heart
- More lean muscle mass
- Less chance of health problems
- Lower risk of cancer
- More energy
- Relief from common skin problems
- Smaller stools
- Fresher breath
- Shinier coat