Feeding our pets the food they would naturally eat in the wild seems so obvious and yet we crazy humans have chosen to make it all seem as complicated as possible.
Rabbits eat grass, so give them grass and hay and water to drink. Naturally, bunnies get most of their water from the water in the fresh plants they eat, but especially when given hay, they really need a supply of water to drink, fresh every day.
Carnivores eat whole herbivores, so give them herbivores to eat! Unpleasant as it may seem, our carnivorous pets eat rats, mice, birds, rabbits and all manner of wild, plant-eating animals. They get most of their water from the fluids in their prey, but they also drink from puddles, ponds, streams and rivers. So give them clean water to drink, fresh every day.
What is Clean Water?
That’s a good question and the answer is not what you might think!
Natural water is naturally ‘clean’ although to us it may appear to be ‘dirty’. A fresh, fast flowing stream close to a spring is best, but even a muddy puddle is better to drink than chemical laden tap water! Our bodies are designed to deal with mud and innocent bugs in puddles and other natural water supplies, well away from human contamination. But we are not designed to deal with the chemicals poured into our water supply to make it ‘safe’. These chemicals (chlorine and many others) sterilize the water so it is theoretically free from contamination, but it is laden with these chemicals which our bodies are unable to deal with.
So get a water filter to remove the chemicals, then you and your pets can drink good clean water to your hearts’ content.
What to feed our carnivorous pets?
There is a diet sheet on this website, but to summarize, feed raw minced meat, bone, offal and green vegetation in the proportions they would eat by eating a whole rabbit, for example. I created Pet Plus to provide the essential ingredients found in the contents of the herbivores’ intestines. So the combination of the pet minces mixed with Pet Plus provides our pets with most of the components of a natural, wild diet. Of course they love to crunch their way through raw meaty bones, meaty chicken carcasses, whole rats and so on, but the pet minces can form the mainstay of their diet.
Vary the food source as our carnivores would vary their prey. So do not feed the same stuff every day! They wouldn’t eat chicken every day. And they most certainly would never eat biscuits or tinned ultra heat treated meats.
So what on earth do we think we are doing to our faithful friends by forcing them to eat the same sort of rubbish we crazy humans have degenerated into consuming and becoming addicted to? We are giving them the opportunity to suffer the same range of degenerative diseases we humans suffer! And then suppressing the symptoms of their disease processes with ever more complicated pharmaceutical agents…..yes, drugs.
So stop it!!! It’s simple. Allow your common sense to surface and feed yourself and your pets the foods we have all evolved to eat….fresh and raw!