It is important to realize that our environment has changed, not only for ourselves, but also for our pets.
The day when any and all types of foods can be eaten by ourselves and our pets, no longer exists.
With the fear of eating and feeding contaminated food products, we worry about foods that contain excess plant and chemical estrogens, foods that contain pesticides, and foods that are GMO.
The time has come when the pet food industry must correct all these food impurities that will only lead to an early death for your pet.
The purpose of this article is to help you chooses a manufactured food that only contains those foods products that will help your pet live longer and healthier.
The following are only my suggestions, listing what I would consider to be the best percentage ingredients for the different food products that need to be included in canine pet foods.
Please realize that 90% of pet food products can be determined by the first three ingredients, but only if the label is accurate.
Please remember, the longer the ingredients on the label, the worse the food, because good nutrition is simple.
The following percentages are what I suggest are reasonable, when you read the label for your prospective dog food.
- Protein = 20 %
- Carbohydrate = 60 %
- Fat = 5 %
- Vitamins = fruits and vegetables.
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- Black beans
- Garbanzo beans
- Green beans
- Green peas
- Cottage cheese
- Pumpkin seed
There are many different types of carbohydrates, but you need to make sure that they have not originated from GMO seeds, that contain glyphosates which the World Health Organization has labeled as a possible carcinogen, which may produce cancer.
The following are some of the better carbohydrates for you to look for when you are buying commercial foods.
PLANT BASED CARBOHYDRATES:
Note: The vegetables with asterisk’s contain glucosinolates, which will interfere with the production of thyroid hormones if not steamed or cooked. They are still very healthy but are of greater value when steamed or cooked.
- All sprouts
- Peas and split peas
- Chard *
- Collard *
- Bamboo sprouts
- Bok Choy *
- White potatoes
Note: Honey may be a vital supplement for small breeds, because many small canines do not have the ability to readily release glycogen from their liver and can frequently suffer from bouts of low blood sugar.
There are many different fats that are used in pet foods. Many of these oils contain plant estrogens that can be very harmful.
The following are the fats I believe are healthy to include in your pet’s diet.
NOTE: There are chicken and pork fats also included in some pet foods, which may be fine, but their value is very questionable, based on how the animals were raised and how they were fed.
The following fats seem to be much healthier:
- Olive oil
- Coconut oil
Many different vitamin supplements are used, but the main problem is that they may be inactive and not available to the body, not only for the animals but also for humans.
I honestly believe, like many of you, that natural vitamins are much more effective than synthetic vitamins.
The following is a list of where you and your pet can receive natural vitamins.
FRUIT BASED VITAMINS:
PLANT BASED VITAMINS:
- Broccoli *
- Brussel sprouts *
- Cabbage *
The best micronutrient source that exists comes from either an old biological sea beds or from volcanic ash.
It must be very difficult for you as a pet owner to decide what will be the best food to feed your dog.
These are only my suggestions and you will decide what best works for your pet.
Remember the label on the pet food product may indicate what is in the manufactured food, but please be aware of the fact that labels have been proven to be incorrect in some cases.
Hopefully this information will help you determine which pet food will be the healthiest for your dog.
Dr. AL Plechner