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Don’t you think your pet deserves the same nutrition as any alpha in the wild?

I want my dog to

Thrive!

Your fur buddy, that devoted, tail-wagging bestie is almost genetically identical to wild wolves.

In fact, research indicates only a 0.2% difference between your dog’s DNA sequence compared to the Gray Wolf.  A distinction so small, they’re both classified Canis lupus in the world of mammals.

 

What does that mean?

dog-owner-walking GSPIt means your fur buddy is a born meat-eater — a carnivore — (or at the very best, a carnivorous-omnivore like the wolves in the wild.) Wolves survive in the very lean seasons by subsidising their diet of meat with up to 50% of berries and vegetation.

To be the healthiest they can be, nature has designed their digestive system and bodies to consume and utilise mostly meat.

Your own body is also designed to eat the correct amount of pure ingredients to support overall good health. The same is true for your dog.

Sadly, most dog foods and treats out on the market today contain everything but meat.

Take a look at your pet’s treat ingredient label. Meat, if it is even listed, it’s usually followed by several other ingredients that are unnecessary for good health.

Most treats are full of grains and fillers — with only a fraction of the ingredients being real meat. I have seen some treats that don’t contain any meat at all. Some treats sprayed with a coating of meat flavouring to trick your dog (and you) into thinking they’re getting a meaty treat.

These treats should carry the more correct label: “Junk Foods”. Does “Junk Food” sound like something your carnivore needs in his diet?

I don’t think so.

 

Why your Fur Buddy craves Meat

3 dogs and a stickNo, he’s not being difficult. His body demands meat for metabolism.

There are twenty-two different amino acids necessary for your dog’s metabolic and energy requirements.

But dogs are only able to synthesize twelve of these amino acids. Dogs rely on their diet to obtain the other ten.

These amino acids are known as Essential Amino Acids. As dogs cannot produce them internally, they rely on obtaining them from their diet.

Herbivores like cows, produce amino acids by the billions of microorganisms along their multi-stomached and lengthy gastrointestinal tracts.

Dogs by contrast, have a shorter, simple GI tract which is unable to capitalize on microbe amino acid synthesis. They need pre-formed amino acids which they only get from their food.

That’s why carbohydrates should never be a main staple of your dog’s diet.

Maintaining proper health and helping your dog thrive in life, protein should form the absolute foundation of your dog’s food supply.

Those protein sources should also contain a wide spectrum of amino acids, knowing that your dog’s GI tract and health depend on it.

Unfortunately corn only provides four amino acids out of twenty-two. Definitely not a good or complete source of protein for your dog, wouldn’t you agree?

Viable protein sources with wide-spectrum amino acid support include:

  • beef
  • chicken
  • eggs
  • fish
  • lamb
  • turkey
  • duck
  • venison
  • elk
  • goat etc.

Foods and treats with high quality animal protein ingredients as their foundation are more expensive to produce.

Many times price dictates what foundational foods comprise your pet food offerings.

The choice:

Wholesome animal based proteins helping your dog Thrive!
or
Inexpensive cereal and plant based proteins that only help your dog get by – simply surviving.

Take a look at our Orijen and Acana Range of Pet Foods and Treats – designed for the alpha your pets deserve to be!

Get your fur buddy to thrive!!

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  1. […] “To date there has been hardly any published research, so this study is a significant contribution to the international animal nutrition field. A lot of diets on the market have been designed to ensure a dog survives, but this research shows that high meat diet is the best to help a dog thrive.” […]

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