In line with the human medical profession, those of us caring for pets are working towards the prevention of disease, largely through a more natural diet.
How Can Diet Help?
There is an enormous amount of evidence to show that the more raw food is included in the diet, the less disease is suffered, particularly cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, skin disease, allergies, gum disease, dental decay, digestive problems and degenerative diseases.
All animals (including people) evolved to function on raw food. There were no cookers or fires at that time, and certainly no tin-openers!
The basic energy currency for the body is enzymes, which are only present in raw food. They are destroyed by heat and most other forms of food processing.
In the wild, dogs and cats would eat herbivores, like rabbits, birds and fish, so they would be consuming raw meat, bones and the guts. This combination is important because :
- Raw meat and bone together provide the right balance of minerals, especially calcium and phosphorous.
- The guts contain well-chewed partially digested grass and vegetation, full of probiotics and their supporting prebiotics, antioxidants, enzymes, minerals and vitamins – a highly nutritious raw grass soup! Pet Plus is a civilized version of this grass soup.
Dogs and, to a lesser extent, cats also eat eggs, bark, herbs, roots, soil, ripe fruit, droppings and insects. They know what they need!