It is very important for an animal to eat what they are physiologically and anatomically designed to eat to improve the chances of survival and health. So what are dogs and cats designed to eat?
Dogs, although domesticated, are still wolves at their core. Their digestion and nutritional needs are still as they were when they were wild; they are carnivores and need a simple, varied and natural diet. For cats it is much the same, cats are true carnivores and like dogs, need a simple, varied natural diet containing mostly meat products.
It was between 16000 and 32000 years ago that we began to domesticate dogs; however the dog food industry was created just over 150 years ago with the rise in popularity happening following WW2.
The effects are clear; our pets are dying younger than ever and developing illnesses we never considered our pets could ever suffer from. Cancer, diabetes, pancreatitis, allergies, digestive issues and the list goes on.
The pet food industry has convinced pet owners that grains, the 4D’s (dead, diseased, dying or disabled animals), chemicals, dyes and waste from completely unrelated industries are the best ingredients to feed our pets. Articles, reports and investigations are confirming the horrifying ingredients used in our pet’s foods. Yet, it is the recommended diet by an industry that generates almost a trillion dollars in North America alone, every year.
We have been duped and our pets are suffering big time.
4 Paws Pure has spent years researching, learning and developing single ingredient, non-medicated meat treats, based on the natural prey diet. Our treats are handcrafted in Prince George, BC, made from non-medicated, human grade ingredients and are biologically appropriate for dogs and cats, the way Mother Nature intended.
Just like us, our pets need real food.
To be continued.