||Feed your Pet Raw
Food And see your Vet bills drop!
"We are seeing disease conditions in animals that we did
not see years ago. Many of these may be traced to nutrition as the source..." Don E.
Dr. Kollath, 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 afflict humans.
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. (excerpt from an article at the NewVeg site)
Dr. Donald 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 chronic diseases.
Jesse Dallas writes that Processed 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 problems.
Animals, like humans, require the enzymes, amino acids and
other nutrients in the raw meat in order to stay healthy. Many skin 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.
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 certain raw meats and
select from a host of raw vegetables.
For more information about the healing power of RAW DIET for
animals, including as sample recipe and if you want to know what's really in commercial
pet food visit Shirley's Wellness Cafe: Optimum Pet Nutrition & Natural Health Care
for Animal at http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/1158/animals.htm
Comments from another visitor:
If any of your customers inquires about using juicing for pets, please be advised
that this is indeed a viable option. Although I'm relatively new to healing via nutrition,
I've been studying alternative medicines for about 15 years now (the last two in classes
with Dr. Bernard Jensen), and after a holistic vet's prescription for human supplements
containing "nutritional yeast" almost induced acute renal failure in my cat (FYI
-- brewer's or nutritional yeast is a documented kidney irritant), I learned juicing is a
lot more effective than even a lot of the "natural" remedies -- as well as a lot
safer. I am pleased to say we are successfully fighting fibroid breast tumors and
paralysis of the hindquarters brought on by colon cancer, and while I did have to use a
few homeopathic medicines at first to reverse the kidney damage, the bulk of the credit
goes to the juices. One month ago, this cat's hindquarters became paralyzed, and she was
forced to ambulate by dragging herself by her forelegs only; bowel movements became
virtually nonexistent. After one week of steady juicing, elimination functions have
resumed and her rear legs are moving again! If you have not already gotten a copy, please
check out Dr.
Jensen's book, Foods that Heal. It might be something you would want to sell in
conjunction with your juicers; the
combination would almost assuredly generate "happy customer" letters of
gratitude. It efficiently presents in layman's terms how to heal using food and juice
combinations based on the chemical elements contained therein. Of course, in pets, you
just have to give very small portions (literally, 1/2-teaspoon amounts) to see results.
And because the right combination of juices will taste good to them, animals willingly
take the juice mixed into their foods -- resulting in less stress on both owner and pet.
So now my cats get vegetable-only juice and the dogs get the pulp -- so there's no waste
-- all are getting healthy, and I'm saving $$$ on vet bills.