Despite the appealing blandishments of pet food advertisements with their
claims of providing "complete and balanced nutrition," if you're not exceedingly
circumspect, you may end up feeding your pet chicken heads, road kills, spoiled
or moldy grains, cancerous material cut from slaughterhouse animals, tissue
high in hormone or pesticide residues, and even shredded Styrofoam packaging,
metal ID tags and minced flea collars.
A growing number of veterinarians state that processed pet food (kibbles
and canned food) is the main cause of illness and premature death in the modern
dog and cat. In December 1995, the British Journal of Small Animal Practice
published a paper contending that processed pet food supresses the immune system
and leads to liver, kidney, heart and other diseases. 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
pet nutrition industry is a multi-billion dollar industry full of hype and false
claims. Consumers are being duped into believing that they are feeding their
pets healthy foods, when in actuality they are feeding nothing more than inferior
meat meals, cheap grains (including corn and soy), fillers, by-products, pesticides,
preservatives and toxins.
Never before has the pet-food industry been rocked by widespread contamination
and rampant recalls. In all, more than 5,600 products by dozens of pet food
makers have been recalled, from chain supermarket brands to prescription-only
foods. This is a staggering number of products, and is unprecedented in this
business. Thousands of deaths are due to the contamination, and many thousands
more have suffered illnesses. We shudder to think of the long-term impacts of
the compromised liver and kidney function and how this will affect thousands
of companion animals in America. Leading experts believe that the severe reactions
experienced by some cats and dogs were the result of an interaction of chemicals,
between the melamine and a list of other culprits, including cyuranic acid.
Read the latest about the pet food recall. Thousands of
Cats and dogs suffered kidney failure, and many died after eating the affected
Pet Food Affected 39,000 Cats And Dogs Nationwide. According to the latest reports
released by one of the nation's largest chains of veterinary hospitals, nearly
39,000 cats and dogs were sickened or killed nationwide following the recent
reports of pet food-contamination with an industrial chemical. The data, which
was released by Banfield, The Pet Hospital, was reportedly compiled from records
collected by its more than 615 veterinary hospitals.
Dr. Don E. Lundholm, D.V.M. - "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..."
The primary ingredient in many dry commercial pet foods is not protein but
cereal. Corn and wheat are the most common grains used but, as with the meat
sources, the nutritious parts of the grain are generally present only in trace
amounts. The corn gluten meal or wheat middlings added to pet foods are the
leftovers after the grain has been processed for human use, containing little
nutritional value. Or they may be grain that is too moldy for humans to eat,
so it's incorporated into pet food.
Mycotoxins, potentially deadly fungal toxins that multiply in moldy grains,
have been found in pet foods in recent years. In 1995, Nature's Recipe recalled
tons of their dog food after dogs became ill from eating it. The food was found
to contain vomitoxin, a mycotoxin. Harmful chemicals and preservatives are added
to both wet and dry food. For example, sodium nitrite, a coloring agent and
preservative and potential carcinogen, is a common additive. Other preservatives
include ethoxyquin (an insecticide that has been linked to liver cancer) and
BHA and BHT, chemicals also suspected of causing cancer. The average dog can
consume as much as 26 pounds of reservatives every year from eating commercial
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Sold as “Complete and Balanced” Has Historically Contained Such Items as Euthanized
Dogs and Cats, Restaurant Grease, Hair, Hooves, and Diseased Animals, and Other
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The Australian government in late May ordered an immediate stop to sterilizing cat food via irradiation
after reviewing scientific studies pointing to food irradiation as the culprit
behind illnesses characterized by ataxia or paralysis of the limbs, especially
the hind limbs. Symptoms in the Australian cats first appeared three to six
months after they were exposed to the dry food, Child said. Some had eaten the
food for as few as three weeks; others for more than six months. The problem
affected 90 cats in Australia, of which 30 died, mostly by euthanasia after
they became paraplegic or tetraplegic, according to Dr. Georgina Child, a neurologist
at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital and University of Sydney Teaching Hospital.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also allows animal feed, including
pet food and treats, to be irradiated up to 50 kGy.
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Dr. Alfred Plechner, DVM - "The most common and
most visible symptoms of nutritionally caused
deficiencies are allergies of one kind or
another. Because many commercial pet foods are woefully deficient in key
nutrients, the long term effect of feeding such foods makes the dog hypersensitive
to its environment. . . It's a dinosaur effect. Animals are being programmed
for disaster, for extinction. Many of them are biochemical cripples with defective
adrenal glands unable to manufacture adequate cortisol, a hormone vital for
health and resistance to disease."
FOOD NOT FIT FOR A PET
Dr Wendell O. Belfield, D.V.M.
Rendering plants process decomposing animal carcasses, large roadkill and
euthanised dogs and cats into a dry protein product that is sold to the pet
food industry. One small plant in Quebec, Ontario, renders 10 tons (22,000 pounds)
of dogs and cats per week. The Quebec Ministry of Agriculture states that "the
fur is not removed from dogs and cats" and that "dead animals are cooked together
with viscera, bones and fat at 115° C (235° F) for 20 minutes".
The US Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM)
is aware of the use of rendered dogs and cats in pet foods, but has stated:
"CVM has not acted to specifically prohibit the rendering of pets. However,
that is not to say that the practise of using this material in pet food is condoned
by the CVM."
Some of these dead pets - those euthanised by veterinarians - already contain
pentobarbital before treatment with the denaturing process. According to University
of Minnesota researchers, the sodium pentobarbital used to euthanise pets "survives
rendering without undergoing degradation". Fat stabilisers are introduced into
the finished rendered product to prevent rancidity. Common chemical stabilisers
include BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) -
both known to cause liver and kidney dysfunction - and ethoxyquin, a suspected
carcinogen. Many semi-moist dog foods contain propylene glycol - first cousin
to the anti-freeze agent, ethylene glycol, that destroys red blood-cells. Lead
frequently shows up in pet foods, even those made from livestock meat and bone
meal. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology study, titled "Lead in Animal
Foods", found that a nine-pound cat fed on commercial pet food ingests more
lead than the amount considered potentially toxic for children.
"Vegetable protein", the mainstay of dry dog foods, includes ground yellow
corn, wheat shorts and middlings, soybean meal, rice husks, peanut meal and
peanut shells (identified as "cellulose" on pet food labels). These often are
little more than the sweepings from milling room floors. Stripped of their oil,
germ and bran, these "proteins" are deficient in essential fatty acids, fat-soluble
vitamins and antioxidants. "Animal protein" in commercial pet foods can include
diseased meat, roadkill, contaminated material from slaughterhouses, faecal
matter, rendered cats and dogs and poultry feathers. The major source of animal
protein comes from dead-stock removal operations that supply so-called "4-D"
animals - dead, diseased, dying or disabled - to "receiving plants" for hide,
fat and meat removal. The meat (after being doused with charcoal and marked
"unfit for human consumption") may then be sold for pet food.
In 1981, as Martin Zucker and I wrote How to Have a Healthier Dog, we discovered
the full extent of negative effects that commercial pet food has on animals.
In February 1990, San Francisco Chronicle staff writer John Eckhouse went even
further with an expose entitled "How Dogs and Cats Get Recycled into Pet Food."
Eckhouse wrote: "Each year, millions of dead American dogs and cats are processed
along with billions of pounds of other animal materials by companies known as
renderers. The finished product... tallow and meat meal... serve as raw materials
for thousands of items that include cosmetics and pet food." [See sidebar, ''The
Dark Side of Recycling," Spring 1990 ElJ.]
John Anderson -"110 Million Sick Pets?—There are an estimated 55 million
dogs and 63 million cats living in American households. Given the appalling
condition of most commercial pet foods, it’s a wonder there are any healthy
pets walking around anymore. "Nature never designed canine or feline kidneys
to handle the volume of impurities that come their way," states veterinarian
Al Plechner, DVM, author of Pet Allergies: Remedies
For An Epidemic" The result is fatigued,
irritated, damaged and deteriorated kidneys after several years of life.
Left untreated, the toxic buildup leads to vomiting, loss of appetite, uremic
poisoning and death."
Recent studies have shown processed foods to be a factor in increasing numbers
of pets suffering from cancer, arthritis,
obesity, dental disease and heart disease, comments
Dr Wysong. Dull or unhealthy coats are a common problem with cats and dogs and
poor diet is usually the cause, according to many veterinarians and breeders.
The AAFCO nutrient profiles may play a role here, in the "balanced" nutritional
levels they recommend may be inadequate for an individual animal.
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It is estimated that up to two million companion animals suffer from food
allergies. Dr Plechner believes that the commercial
pet foods are a primary cause and can contribute to a host of health problems.
"Among pets, there is a widespread intolerance of commercial foods," he states.
"This rejection can show up either as violent sickness or chronic health problems.
It often triggers a hypersensitivity and overreaction to flea and insect bites,
pollens, soaps, sprays and environmental contaminants."
Feline urological syndrome, a chronic condition similar to cystitis in humans
(characterized by frequent urination with blood in the urine), is an increasingly
common and potentially fatal illness in cats. It has been linked to elevated
levels of ash and phosphorus, two substances commonly found in commercial
pet foods. High iodine levels are seen as a contributing factor for thyroid
tumors in cats. "New diseases are being discovered that are linked to ‘100%
complete’ diets," states Dr Wysong. These include "polymyopathy (a muscle disorder)
from low potassium levels, dilated cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disorder) from
low taurine levels, arthritic and skin diseases from acid/base and zinc malnutrition
and chronic eczema from essential fatty acid malnutrition," he reports. Given
the high possibility that your favorite pet foods may be slowly poisoning your
cat or dog, it’s crucial that you find brands you can trust to be animal friendly.
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Pet Food Companies
The Following Practices are Used by Some Pet Food Manufacturer:
POOR PROTEIN SOURCES
Soybean Meal, Wheat, Corn Glutens, Corn Meal, Whole Corn, Crushed Corn and Ground
Corn are commonly used for their protein content in many pet foods. These ingredients
are generally poor sources of protein vs. meat.
BHA, BHT and ethoxyquin are found in many pet foods. Scientific studies have
proven that these chemicals can be harmful. In fact, they have been shown to
promote liver disease and other medical problems.
Food colorings are still commonly used in pet foods today despite the fact that
they are not necessary and some have been linked to medical problems.
By-products can vary ... they can consist of the internal parts of animals such
as necks, heads, undeveloped eggs, feet, intestines, lungs, spleen and liver.
WHAT LABELS DON'T REVEAL
Condemned parts and animals rejected for human consumption can be rerouted into
commercial pet foods. These condemned parts are referred to as the 4 D's: dead,
dying, diseased or decayed. We believe this is one of the most despicable practices
in the pet food manufacturing industry.
Some manufacturers have a lower standard regarding the quality of ingredients
they use to make pet food. A recent example of this practice is the discovery
of Pentobarbital in major pet foods, including supermarket brands. Pentobarbital
is a chemical used to euthanize animals. Many holistic veterinarians feel that
daily ingestion of pentobarbital can be harmful.
Many manufacturers cut costs by using the cheapest ingredients available
at the time a food is made. Since costs rise and fall, some manufacturers will
vary ingredients from batch to batch .. resulting in changed nutrient values
for each batch and possible digestive illness.
Some manufacturers have lower standards regarding the freshness of ingredients
they use to make pet food. You can not determine the freshness of ingredients
by reading a label; you must trust the pet food manufacturer.
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Pets Die for : Shocking Facts About Pet Food by Ann N. Martin
A must read for all veterinarians, and for all pet owners! "We need to pay
attention to what we are feeding our animals. Not only as this book says, with
the food, but also we need to support their
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From an amazon.com book reviewer: "Ann Martin's investigation into the commercial
pet food industry has become a classic. This is the book I often recommend when
people ask me what's wrong with (most) commercial dog and cat foods. However,
I can't recommend this book without pointing out some of the errors in the second
part of the book, the part that focuses on feeding a
homemade diet. First of all, it needs to be said
that while cooking the meat can indeed destroy bacteria and parasites (as well
as destroying valuable enzymes and changing the meat's molecular structure),
cooking does *not* destroy the antibiotics, pesticides, artificial growth hormones,
etc., as Martin claims. The only way to avoid these harmful substances is to
stop supporting factory
farming and buy ethically raised, organic meats. Yes, such meat is more
expensive, but personally I'd rather pay more and know that I'm not supporting
the needless torture of animals and the destruction of the environment. At this
point you may wonder why we feed our dogs meat at all. Well, the humans in our
house are indeed longtime vegetarians, but dogs are carnivores and while they
can survive on a properly supplemented vegetarian diet, such a species inappropriate
diet is far from ideal. Our family's GWPs have been thriving on a diet based
on raw meats and bones for thirty years now. While it's been my experience that
raw diets are indeed preferable for most dogs, there are certainly cases where
cooked diets are more appropriate. Some dogs -- usually due to certain medical
conditions -- simply do not do well on a raw diet, and in such cases a homecooked
diet is the best option.
Unfortunately the recipes offered by Ms. Martin are not properly balanced.
For instance, while she is clearly aware of the correct calcium to phosphorous
ratio (as well as of the damage caused by calcium deficiencies), her recipes
do not contain nearly enough calcium to balance out the high phosphorous levels
of the meat and, to a lesser extent, the grains. She seems to be under the impression
that one can use yogurt or cottage cheese as a calcium supplement; however,
while dairy products are good sources of calcium, they also happen to contain
plenty of phosphorous (some types of cottage cheese actually contain more phosphorous
than calcium), so obviously dairy products cannot be used to balance the meat's
high phosphorous levels. The best way to supplement calcium is to feed the meat
with plenty of raw bone (nature's way of balancing
calcium and phosphorous) or by adding ground eggshell powder to boneless meats.
Feeding a properly balanced homeprepared diet really isn't as difficult as the
pet food industry and their supporters would have us believe, but getting the
Ca:P ratio right is important. My suggestion: Read Ms. Martin's book to find
out why it's not a good idea to feed processed pet foods (if you don't already
know), but then get yourself another book to learn how to prepare a balanced
homemade diet for your animals. read
Wendell O. Belfield DVM - "In 1981, as Martin Zucker and I wrote How
to Have a Healthier Dog, we discovered the full extent of negative effects that
commercial pet food has on animals. In February 1990, San Francisco Chronicle
staff writer John Eckhouse went even further with an expose entitled "How Dogs
and Cats Get Recycled into Pet Food." Eckhouse wrote: "Each year, millions of
dead American dogs and cats are processed along with billions of pounds of other
animal materials by companies known as renderers. The finished product... tallow
and meat meal... serve as raw materials for thousands of items that include
cosmetics and pet food." [See sidebar, ''The
Dark Side of Recycling," Spring 1990 ElJ.]"
William Pollak D.V.M - "In the wild, no one cooks for the coyote or
wolf; no one brushes their teeth. Their foods are raw and unprocessed."
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rearing" of her children and animals. She speaks the wisdom we long
for, the knowledge of good health and a long happy life that is our
right. Yet, somehow these details got lost, buried or ignored by the
"scientific" community. Juliette is a champion of the health and loving
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is a gently formidable figure in our modern world. Juliette says that
the two most important aspects of natural animal rearing are: fasting
and raw diet. learn more
her wonderful book, Wild Health:
How Animals Keep Themselves Well and What We Can Learn From Them,
Cindy Engles, Ph.D., documents that for millennia humans have observed
animals in the wild eating plants and minerals and applying naturally
occurring topical antitoxins from the same sources to combat infectious
wounds, parasites and internal disorders. Herds of elephants risk injury
and death in a perilous journey to hidden salt caves where they supplement
their sodium deficient diet. Monkeys
rub poisonous millipedes on their fur to repel biting, disease-carrying
insects. Birds line their nests with parasite-resistant herbs. Engel
details a world where nature is the pharmacy and every animal is its
Dr. William Pollak D.V.M. - "Recent studies have shown processed
foods to be a factor in increasing numbers of pets suffering from cancer,
arthritis, obesity, dental disease and heart disease. Dull or unhealthy
coats are a common problem with cats and dogs and poor diet is usually
the cause, according to many veterinarians and breeders. "Dogs, cats
and other animals live for years on foods that come out of bags, cans
and boxes. But do these foods promote health? If they did, our companion
animals would enjoy long, happy lives free of arthritis, hip dysplasia,
eye problems, ear problems, fleas and other parasites, gum disease,
lick granulomas, thyroid imbalances, skin and coat problems, personality
disorders, birth defects, breeding problems, diabetes, cancer and other
major and minor illnesses. Before World War II, most North Americans
fed their pets raw bones and table scraps. Today, everyone uses convenience
foods, and pet food companies are industry giants. Diet isn't the only
thing that has changed. So has life expectancy, with the life span of
many breeds now less than half what it was two or three decades ago.
Skin and coat problems are so common that we accept them as unavoidable,
and today's vets routinely treat conditions that used to be unusual or even rare."
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Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons: Letters have been written to the
RCVS, outlining our concerns over the continued promotion and sale of
processed pet food by the majority of veterinary surgeons. We have expressed
our concern about the influence of pet food manufacturers within the
veterinary colleges. We have pointed out the huge inadequacies of manufactured
pet food, and the harm it does to our pet carnivores. We have told them
of the huge health improvements that we have seen in our own pets, since
changing them to a raw meaty bone diet, and explained that this is seen
around the world by other dog, cat and ferret owners when they change
their pets to a natural diet.
Soy in Pet food
A quick scan of supermarket dog and cat food labels indicates that
about half of the commercial dry pet foods have soy as the main protein
source, with soy appearing as the first ingredient after corn or (in
some very high protein products such as kitten food) as the first ingredient.
Cheetahs and Soybeans
by Sue Ann Bowling Ph.D
This article is provided as a public service by the Geophysical
Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, in cooperation with the UAF
research community. Dr. Sue Ann Bowling is an Associate Professor of
Physics at the Institute.
Pity the poor cheetahs! These speedy spotted cats managed to survive
one population crisis, which left them the most inbred wild animal known.
Then human inroads on their habitat and hunting for their fur shoved
them toward a second population crisis, which seemed headed off by captive
breeding. Now it appears that the zoo diet in North America is simultaneously
killing them off with liver disease and preventing them from breeding
In 1985, 29 American zoo cheetahs died and only 18 were born, and
7 of the 18 died before adulthood. Only about 10% of North American
adult female cheetahs have been producing live cubs in the last 5 years,
compared with 60 to 80 % in other countries.
Since North American cheetahs mostly eat a commercial feline diet
based on horsemeat and soy, while the cheetahs living and breeding more
successfully elsewhere are being fed whole carcasses, a group of researchers
in Ohio decided to look at the zoo cheetah's food. They found that the
soybean part of the diet (the same textured soy protein and soy flakes
used increasingly as a meat extender in human diets) contained natural
plant estrogens, chemicals akin to mammalian female hormones and having
some of the same effects. When these chemicals were injected into immature
female mice, they caused damage to the mice's uteruses.
Experiments were carried out at the zoo as well as in the lab. When
four cheetahs in the Cincinnati Zoo were switched to a diet based on
chicken meat without soy, their liver function improved. Right now we
don't know whether they will breed again or whether permanent damage
What does this mean in terms of other soy consumers? Cheetahs are
likely to be exceptionally sensitive to problems of any kind because
they are so inbred. On the other hand, soy made up a relatively small
percentage of the cheetahs' diet, and apparently all cats are rather
poor at getting rid of extra estrogens. Our pets might face some problems.
A quick scan of supermarket dog and cat food labels indicates that
about half of the commercial dry pet foods have soy as the main protein
source, with soy appearing as the first ingredient after corn or (in
some very high protein products such as kitten food) as the first ingredient.
As a dog breeder I would hesitate to maintain my breeding stock on a
commercial diet that used soy as the primary protein source, or listed
soy as one of the top three ingredients. But other questions need to
be answered, as well.
How about the human consumption of soy? At the present time, our
western diets don't contain all that much soy, though what they do contain
is often in the form of textured soy protein, which has over twice the
estrogen content of soy flakes. This in itself indicates that the method
of preparing soy may affect the estrogen content of the final food.
Oriental diets have used soy for far longer than have Western ones.
Do traditional Oriental methods of preparing soybeans for consumption
remove some of the plant estrogens? I asked one of the researchers,
and he replied that tofu has far less plant estrogens per unit weight
than does textured soy protein. No measurements had yet been made, however,
based on the ratio of estrogens to protein.
Agriculturists and plant breeders need to look at soybean estrogens,
too. Do drought, temperature, soil fertility or day length affect their
concentration? Do different varieties of soybeans differ in how much
of these substances the beans contain? Can low-estrogen varieties be
developed? The cheetah study has raised more questions than it has answered
-- not an uncommon result of scientific research!
and Soybeans from the Alaska Science Forum
How about the human consumption
"Dr Fitzpatrick's literature review uncovered evidence that soy consumption
has been linked to numerous disorders, including infertility, increased
cancer and infantile leukemia; and, in studies dating back to the 1950s,
that genistein in soy causes endocrine disruption in animals."
Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD - "The soybean contains
large quantities of natural toxins or "antinutrients". First among them
are potent enzyme inhibitors that block the action of trypsin and other
for protein digestion. These inhibitors are large, tightly folded proteins
that are not completely deactivated during ordinary cooking. They can
produce serious gastric distress, reduced protein digestion and chronic
deficiencies in amino acid uptake. In test animals, diets high in trypsin
inhibitors cause enlargement and pathological conditions of the pancreas,
including cancer. Soybeans also contain haemagglutinin, a clot-promoting
substance that causes red blood cells to clump together. Trypsin inhibitors
and haemagglutinin are growth inhibitors."
Canine Health Concern
- Let Food be Thy Medicine
Following is an excerpt from chapter 8 "Let Food be Thy Medicine"
from 'Shock to
the System' by Catherine O’Driscoll
Tom Lonsdale, a wonderful vet who has sacrificed
his career in order to campaign to return carnivores to their natural
fare, believes that dogs, cats and ferrets should be given a diet mostly
based on raw meaty bones – whole carcasses, a small amount of vegetable
matter, and some table scraps.
Unlike Tom, Ian Billinghurst – another raw meaty bone vet - believes
that carnivores should also be given supplements. Juliette de Baircli
Levi, the pioneer in holistic healthcare for dogs, advocated the feeding
of grains and raw meat to dogs. Pat McKay, another expert, believes
that grains for dogs are not a good idea. Ann Martin, who wrote Food
Pets Die For believes that raw meat is dangerous for dogs, that we should
cook their food. And the big multinationals believe that their complete
and balanced commercial food in a can or a bag is, um, all your dog
will ever need.
After many years of lapping up all of the advice on what to feed
my dogs, I believe that all of the above are right! Even though they
disagree with one-another to a greater or lesser extent. I suppose I’m
in trouble again. My reason for agreeing with them all is based upon
the following exceptional experiences.
After Oliver and Prudence died, and my other dogs were suffering
from thyroid disease, arthritis, allergies and autoimmune disease, I
read an article in an Australian dog magazine about raw meaty bones
for dogs. It was as though a lightbulb went on in my head: I had been
starving my dogs to death with a complete dry dog food that wasn’t sustaining
life. I immediately switched my dogs to the raw meaty bone diet, and
my dogs thrived. Our vet bills dropped by 65% and, when we surveyed
CHC members who had switched their dogs to the RMB diet on our advice,
they reported an 85% drop in veterinary visits. People wrote to us to
tell us how healthy their dogs were on raw food – glossier coats, more
vitality, skin problems clearing up, lovely clean teeth, clean breath,
and in some cases, medication was no longer required. We were so enamoured
by the positive changes in our dogs’ health, that we invested a great
deal of time and money in promoting raw feeding for dogs. That diet
is now used by thousands of delighted animal guardians around the world.
I believe this to be true: the vast majority of carnivores thrive on
the food that Nature has designed over millions of years to sustain
life. That is, prey animals like rabbits, rats, deer, mice, lambs, hens,
and so on, uncooked. Dogs, being scavengers, also thrive on eggs, berries,
fruit and the food that they might find in the prey’s stomach, such
as grains and vegetable matter. You should see Edward on walks around
the country estate we live on. He picks raspberries from the bushes
and jumps to pick apples from the trees. He also enjoys catching and
One day, something happened to modify my view. My friend Sally Cronk
came to visit for a week, bringing her German Shepherd Etta with her.
Etta hadn’t eaten raw meaty bones before, but Sally was keen for her
to try the natural diet. So Etta had raw chicken wings alongside my
own dogs. When Etta got home, Sally had to take her to the vets, where
she stayed for several days on a drip. The reason, it transpired after
some deduction, was that Etta could not tolerate the energy – the life
force – in raw food. Countless generations of breeding and artificial
food had modified the dog so that she could not tolerate real food.
Then, when my own Sophie reached the age of 15, she started to develop
diarrhoea. I tried everything to help her: homoeopathic remedies, antibiotics,
herbs – all to no avail. I happen to be extremely fortunate in that
I have a friend who is a medical intuitive who is also very knowledgeable
about canine health. In desperation, I telephoned her on Sophie’s behalf,
only to be told that Sophie could no longer, at her great age, tolerate
the energy in raw meaty bones. I was advised to switch Sophie to a tinned
senior dog food and, after a while, I could revert to real food, but
this time cooking it for Sophie. Gosh darnit, but my friend was right.
Principles were thrown to the wind, and the tinned food halted Sophie’s
diarrhoea. After a while I was able to cook her chicken, white fish
and vegetables, and she lived to a good age of 17. Then I read about
a dog in the media who made it to 21. Unbelievably to me, this dog had
been a vegetarian since she had been rescued as a puppy! Her owner phoned
me one day so I was able to ask questions: the dog wasn’t vaccinated
every year, but her owner was a serious vegetarian who studied the protein
requirements of her canines and gave them the nutrients they needed
by adding vegetable protein sources to the diet.
Another lady came to me with her aggressive dog. The dog was eating
a dry food and I wondered whether this might be the source of the problem
(since some of the commercial processed foods can provoke aggression
in dogs). After much deduction, it transpired that this dog actually
did very well on the dry food. Her owner had tried raw, but the result
had been huge digestive upset. The difficulty, it transpired, was that
the dog wasn’t sure of her place in the family, and she was behaving
aggressively to balance-out her owner’s overly meek behaviour. So once
again I will repeat: most dogs thrive on a natural raw diet, with some
Quite a few years ago I was invited to attend and speak at a holistic
dog camp run by a wonderful woman called Wendy Volhard. Wendy’s knowledge
and understanding of canine dietary requirements is awesome. Her knowledge
is backed by around forty years of science: she has consistently advised
her followers to take blood samples for analysis from their dogs, enabling
them to ascertain whether the diet is producing health or ill-health
before unwanted consequences arise.
Most importantly, Wendy advocates muscle testing so that owners can
work out the specific dietary requirements of their animals. And so
do I. Some dogs, it transpires, fare better with lamb than beef, others
better with chicken than lamb, and so on. Just like humans, dogs are
not all uniform in their requirements. No individual, of whatever species,
is anything other than unique.
Take a simple example: some humans (and individuals of any species)
need more food than others. We know this because some lucky blighters
can eat anything they like and stay slim. Others who try to get away
with eating the same amount pile the weight on. Rob and I are a prime
example (sob). We walk the dogs together, so our exercise levels are
pretty similar. Rob is like his mother and I, sadly, am like my mother.
Genetically, Rob is skinny, and I am not.
Our dogs, Edward, Dannie and Gwinnie, also have differing dietary
requirements. Gwinnie is prone to putting on weight – she gets less
to eat than the boys, much to her disappointment. She also fares better
on white meats and good amounts of vegetable matter. Dannie tests positive
for high purine foods, like beef and liver. Edward, bless him, at the
age of nine, needs to avoid high purine foods. Edward’s limbs ache in
the evenings, showing symptoms somewhat like gout. Gout is caused by
an excess of uric acid in the body. Uric acid results from the breakdown
of purines. The excess can be caused by either an over-production of
uric acid by the body or the under-elimination of uric acid by the kidneys.
Also, the ingestion of foods high in purines can raise uric acid levels
in the blood and precipitate gout attacks in some ‘people’.
According to the American Medical Association, purine-containing
foods include anchovies, sardines in oil, fish roe, herring, yeast,
organ meat, beans, peas, mushrooms, spinach, asparagus, and cauliflower.
Foods that may be beneficial to people with gout, however, include dark
berries, white meats, fatty acids, salmon, and white fish. A herbal
blend containing garlic, artichoke, turmeric, milk thistle and yucca
can help lower uric acid levels in the body. Aloe vera and vitamin C
can also reduce inflammatory reactions in the body. Basically, Edward
needs more vegetables and fruits than Dannie does, and supplements that
Dannie doesn’t need. This is reflected by the fact that Edward helps
himself to fruit in the environment, and Dannie doesn’t. When I eat
an apple, Edward wants some; Dannie isn’t interested.
This isn’t to say, of course, that we should always follow our, or
our animals’, likes and dislikes when it comes to food. I just love
chocolate and puddings, but these aren’t necessarily foods. They are
designed to excite the palate – different function. We can also be addicted
to the foods we are allergic to. This is why I believe we all need to
find a diagnostic tool to help us work out the best diet for ourselves,
and for our animals. Then, once we have established the best diet, we
need a rudimentary understanding of using foods as medicine (since they
can’t legislate food away from us, even though they might try to rob
us of our right to use vitamins, minerals and herbs therapeutically).
I am not going to tell you in this book how to dowse or muscle test.
The reason for this is that I don’t believe you can learn it on a page.
You need to find someone to teach you, in person. Actually, I’m offering
you a precious gift: the chance to go and meet interesting and knowledgeable
people who are a little further along the road than you. You’ll get
direct proof that dowsing and muscle testing is more than airy fairy
unscientific nonsense. You’ll find it works. In a year or a few months,
you will be where they are now: you’ll be your own expert. Go to your
local health shop and ask them to recommend someone who is a Kinesiologist
or a dowser. Ask around. You will find them near you. Enrol on a course
or have a few one-to-one sessions. We do, incidentally, teach both muscle
testing and dowsing during our Foundation in Canine Healthcare course.
are also many books on animal nutrition which you can read. These are
given in the recommended reading list. I would, however, like to illustrate
some broad concepts for you to consider. It is, if you like, the skeleton
over which you can add the meat.
the System' by Catherine O’Driscoll is a sequel to 'What Vets Don't
Tell You About Vaccines'. It covers the latest information on the vaccine
issue, and puts the other pieces of the puzzle into the picture. Diet,
environmental toxins, pharmaceuticals and stress all play a part in
the health of companion animals. This book will make you cry and aware
of the scam that is the mainstay of the veterinary field. It is well
researched and written. The truth about the terrible suffering of pets
and their owners and what can be done to protect your animals from the
drug companies and ignorant vets. This information can save your animals
and give you the facts to present to your vet if he/she does not keep
up with current science. A must for anyone who loves animals and wants
to keep them safe and healthy.
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The Vigilante Guardian
by Jesse Dallas
Many pet owners are beginning to question the validity of conventional
methods used by veterinarians and are concerned about the health of
their dog or cat. Processed foods and drugs have seriously depleted
the natural vitality and immune systems of many pets. Though natural
health care for animals has been virtually non existent in the past,
it is rapidly growing in popularity as a cheaper, more effective alternative.
Sadly, it os often those who care most for their pets who, through
ignorance, can do the most harm. By closely identifying with their dog
or cat, pet owners tend to imagine that what is good for them will also
be good for their pet. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
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 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.
Restaurant grease has become a major component of feed-grade animal
fat over the last 15 years. Often held in 50-gallon drums for weeks
or months in extreme temperatures, this grease is usually kelp outside
with no regard for its safety or further use. The rancid grease is then
picked up by fat blenders who mix the animal and vegetable fats together,
stabilize them with powerful antioxidants to prevent further spoilage,
and then sell the blended products to pet food companies. Rancid, heavily
preserved fats are extremely difficult to digest and can lead to a host
of animal health problems, including digestive upsets, diarrhea, gas,
and bad breath. 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. Humans on the other hand, can pick up
parasites more easily because their digestive tract is nowhere near
as acidic as that of a carnivore. For more information:
Will Eating Raw Meat Give
My Pet Parasites? -- enzymes and
The meat contained in canned pet food is cooked, devoid of 'real'
nutrients and usually contains many potentially harmful preservatives,
colourings and additives. Dry and processed canned food also lack the
natural teeth cleaning properties of fresh raw meat. Without the natural
cleansing action of the meat on the teeth, unhealthy bacteria builds
up in the mouth, causing infection and foul smelling breath. The high
salt content in some pet foods can cause animals to become unnaturally
high strung and nervous.
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. Then
by being aware of a few animal nutrition guidelines, you've made your
pet the best diet it can eat!
The best type of food you can feed your dog or cat is food you make
yourself. It is the most natural, most nutritionally balanced, most
easily digested and of much higher quality than canned or dry food.
Many commercially produced pet foods contain preservatives such as BHA,
BHT, or even MSG which can cause birth defects, liver and kidneys problems,
baldness and brain defects. They may also be carcinogenic and what is
really scary is that humans eat these preservatives also in such foods
as breakfast cereals.
The salt content of many pet foods can be as high as 1000 times more
salt than what your pet needs in one day. The excess salt can cause
high blood pressure and heart disease in animals. Epilepsy is now more
common in dogs than in humans. Semi-moist pet food usually contain as
much as 25% sugar which can come in many forms such as sucrose, corn
syrup, beet pulp, and caramel to name a few. Other foods can contain
up to 10% propylene glycol. Both sugar and propylene glycol are linked
to obesity, allergies, tooth decay and other problems like forms cancer.
Propylene glycol sister ethylene glycol is used in the making of anti-freeze
and to think it's in the food we feed our pets. Once again, our foods
like common salad dressings contain propylene glycol also (just read
the label). A relatively new ingredient in pet food is ethoxyquin which
has been implicated with thyroid problems, hair loss and reproductive
disorders. A component of ethoxyquin - quinoline - is regarded by some
in the scientific community as the ultimate carcinogen. Ethoxyquin is
made by Monsanto, the same company that makes the lawn pesticide known
as Roundup, the Bovine Growth Hormone and Monsanto also makes the chemicals
sprayed onto new carpets. Ethoxyquin which was originally created as
a rubber hardener has also been used as a pesticide and at one point
was deemed 'harmful and deleterious', but in 1958, Monsanto had its
lobbyists influence politicians. The result was Monsanto had the laws
changed. Monsanto must have had good lobbyists because in order to get
the laws changed, it took an Act of Congress known as 'The Food Additive
Amendment of 1958'. This ammendment was passed making the words in the
law say that exthoxyquin was safe even though studies showed its toxicity!
The real scary part about ethoxyquin is that it is undectable and so
even though a label may not read it has ethoxyquin, it could be there.
Homemade pet food is not only free of such harmful additives, but
has the added benefit of containing natural remedies for common ailments.
Garlic for example, contains sulfur which acts as a natural flea repellent.
The acidity of raw meat creates an environment in which mucous in which
worms thrive disappear. Since the worms cannot survive in a healthy
body, homemade pet food has the added advantage of increasing the animal's
vitality and subsequently reducing veterinarian bills for the owner.
How you care for your pet's coat can be just as important as the
diet. Any shampoo that is intended for external use only or is meant
to kill fleas, should be avoided. If the label reads 'domestic' and
has a guarantee on the label, it means it is a pesticide for home use
and is therefore still a poison. These shampoos are absorbed through
the skin and can damage the liver and kidneys; weaken the immune system,
and will ultimately not even kill fleas. Only a strong immune system
will keep your pet free of fleas. Fleas, like many parasites build up
resistance to insecticide shampoos. So, the application of such products
can only be harmful to your pet.
Providing natural and simple health care to your pets brings numerous
benefits to both humans and pets. Those who do not feel they have time
to prepare homemade food will be happy to know that it really only takes
a few minutes a day and a week's worth of food can be made and frozen.
Sadly, most people wait until their pet is sick before they take action.
It's so easy to see your pet as being healthy on the outside, but if
only we could see the inside. So get informed today because after all,
your pet is a living being and your pet depends on you to take care
of him or her!!!
Editor's Paw Note: The Vigilante Guardian by Jesse Dallas was first
published in the June, 1995 edition of the Vancouver magazine called
'Shared Vision' and had an absolutely phenomenal reception. The information,
although written 2 years ago, is still pertinent in 1997 and we hope
you have enjoyed it as much as all those who read it in 1995.
2 minute video of a dog protecting his bone. It will make your day!
Feeding Calculator As a general rule, a normal active dog require
about 2% of its body weight per day. A highly active dog may require
about 3% of its body weight per day. No two dogs are alike in their
metabolic rates, age, or activity levels Puppies can use up to 10% of
their growing body weight. Use the online calculator
to calculate the amount of food needed by body weight.
Meaty Bones - Tom Lonsdale, a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College
in London, admits he was slow to recognize problems associated with
feeding canned and dry pet foods. 'The truth is rarely pure, and never
simple' said Oscar Wilde, but this book lets the truth speak for itself
as it lifts the lid on the pet food industry/veterinary profession alliance.
You owe it to your pet to read this book to find out what happens to
dogs and cats if their diet is inadequate.
breeders and trainers prefer to feed their dog twice a day to avoid
stressing their digestive system. I have been feeding Shasta strickly
raw food once a day to give her digestive track a chance to rest which
keeps her healthier and never overweight. No two dogs are alike or have
the same feeding requirement. It is entirely to the dog's owner to decide
what is best for their dog. If I were to feed my dog twice a day and
wanted to give kibble AND raw food, I would not mix the two together.
It takes 18 hours for a dog to digest kibbles and only 6 hours to digest
raw food. To prevent fermentation in the stomach which in turn causes
my dog (and other dogs) to have gas, muchi and malodorous stools, I
avoid mixing kibbles with raw food. I would give the raw food in the
morning and 6 hours later I would give the kibble. My friend,
Pat Hartman, who is a German Shepherd expert also recommends to never feed dry kibbles to GSD. Instead,
soak the kibbles first..Click
here to view the commercial dog food comparison chart
about Zoonosis? Zoonosis is an infectious or parasitic disease, which
is naturally passed from vertebrate animals to humans, and vice versa,
e.g. tuberculosis, rabies or brucellosis. "Dogs and especially cats
can shed Salmonella organisms in both their feces and saliva, meaning
that transmission can occur via licking."
more. - A pet dog or cat licking your hand is a very common occurrence.
Sometimes a pet may lick the face of a child, helping germs spread more
easily. Animal saliva contains many pathogenic agents.
more -- If you havethese
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Domesticated animals (including ferrets and rodents) suffer from
minerals and vitamin deficiencyOur soil, plants, and especially
commercial foods are woefully deficient in key nutrients. Scientists
theorize that mineral deficiency subjects us, and our animals, to more
diseases, aging, sickness and destruction of our physical well-being
than any other factor in personal health. Domesticated ferrets, like
our domesticated dogs and cats, are prone to suffer from minerals and
trace mineral deficiency which makes them prone to diseases. A good
source of naturally occuring trace minerals and vitamins for ferrets
and other pets are:
- Marine Phytoplankton
Dr. Jerry Tennant, M.D. says that marine phytoplankton contains
almost everything one needs to sustain life and to restore health
by providing the raw materials to make new cells that function normally.
Marine phytoplankton has been called "the most nutritionally dense
foods on the planet". Containing a wide range of trace elements,
amino acids, vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, enzymes and cellular
materials, marine phytoplankton promotes and maintains optimum health
by boosting and supporting all systems within the body.
- Seaweed (kelp).
Sea Vegetables (Spirulina - Kelp - Chlorella) have been acknowledged
as a detoxifyer, a balanced nourishment and a miraculous healing
plant. Ocean / Sea algae are the richest natural source of minerals,
trace minerals and rear earth elements.
- Fulvic minerals
consist of an immense arsenal and array of naturally occuring powerful
phytochemicals, biochemicals, supercharged antioxidants, free-radical
scavengers, super oxide dismutases, nutrients, enzymes, hormones,
amino acids, antibiotics, antivirals, and antifungals
- Bee Pollen contains
all the essential components of life. The percentage of rejuvenating
elements in bee pollen remarkably exceeds those present in brewer's
yeast and wheat germ. Bee pollen corrects the deficient or unbalanced
nutrition, common in the customs of our present-day civilization
of consuming incomplete foods.
- Flaxoil: holistic
veterinarians are beginning to recommend to their clients that they
supplement their animals diet with a daily dose of flaxseed oil
and other nutrients for optimum health and vitality. The vets are
finding remarkable results in clearing up skin conditions, relieving
arthritic and inflammatory pain, as well as improved over all pet
health. (Suzie Zeeman
gives flaxoil to her ferrets. She says that their fur looks shinny
and thick, and feels soft and smooth since on flaxoil."
Bentonite and Pascalite clay: It has helped cows with scours
and pneumonia. Veterinarians use it on dogs, cats, horses, etc...
for various afflictions including injuries and infections. Pets
are helped, too. More on the health
benefits of clay
- Transfer Factor Plus
- Canine and Feline Formulas are advanced immune support supplements
formulated or dogs and cats (also good for ferrets). According
to veterinarians, the powerful and proprietary blend of ingredients
work together to activate and enhance the immune system's ability
to respond to the many pathogens may pets come into contact with.
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"The results of a clinical trial suggest that 74.7% of common diseases
in dogs and 63% of common diseases in cats can be eliminated without
medical intervention over a period of one year with proper diet modifications
and an understanding of the healing process as exhibited through healing
episodes. Approaching disease from the perspective of health is the
most powerful means of eliminating disease. Poor fuel makes for little
momentum in life. The commercial food we are feeding' is the disease
we are treating---so treat on and on, curing one disease after another,
again and again." William Pollak D.V.M.
Sample Recipes of Home Made Rawfood Diet
Your dog’s behavior, happiness, health, longevity and overall well-being
are inextricably intertwined with what you feed him. Dogs, just like
everyone else, have specific nutritional needs. And, not to complicate
matters, the needs of individual dogs
I add Fulvic acids to Shasta's
raw food diet. Fulvic neutralizes toxins and can eliminate
food poisoning within minutes. When it encounters free radicals
with unpaired positive or negative electrons, it supplies an equal and
opposite charge to neutralize the free radical. fulvic acid acts as
a refiner and transporter of organic materials and cell nutrients. According
to A. Szalay, fulvic acid has the ability to dramatically detoxify herbicides,
pesticides, and other poisonsthat it interacts with – this includes
many radioactive elements. This detoxification process may extend to
animals and humans. Shirley
are not the only creatures on earth who can benefit from raw
foods Learn about the Incredible
healing power of raw foods for humans (Including personal accounts
of cancer cures) Most human illnesses and diseases are due to a deficiency
of vital nutrients. When you supply your body with the proper nutrients,
in a form that your body can use, it knows how to repair itself!"
The American Living Foods Institute
Raw foods for your pets
For years dog health supplies have included toxic materials to artificially
maintain dog health as a temporary measure. The time has come to change
to a more natural approach toward animal health. Natural remedies have
been shown to achieve more immediate, more complete and longer lasting
health, vitality, quality and longevity of animal lives. Learn about
herbal remedies and other safe alternatives to drugs, chemo, radiation
Michael Dym, VMD - "Over the past 40 years and 17 generations
of dogs and, cats we are seeing tremendous increases in chronic ill
health in our pets that was rare back in the early 1960's. Most of these
illnesses revolve around breakdown in our pets' immune systems, and
include chronic skin/ear allergies, digestive upset, thyroid/adrenal/pancreatic
disorders, seizures, gum/ teeth problems, degenerative arthritis, kidney/liver
failure, and cancer across all ages and breeds. We are also seeing a
record number of behavioral and emotional disorders including alarming
and unexplained fears/aggression., as well as difficulty focusing/training
and paying attention. The analogy of these compared with escalating
immune/behavioral diseases in children is quite disturbing. The two
biggest factors in our pets' population health decline over these generations
has been the severe overuse of multiple vaccines
and nutrient poor and toxin filled commercial pet
foods. We have also failed to address the underlying cause of disease
by only sup pressing symptoms with
cortisone and related drugs,
so the disease progresses and goes deeper. Homeopathy offers a viable
alternative in truly curing pets and making their bodies healthier."
Will Falconer, DVM - "Most of the chronic diseases we commonly
see in animals (and humans) have an immune basis, e.g. diabetes, allergies,
asthma, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, repeated ear infections,
cancer, etc. While they can be cured through the careful use of homeopathy,
the road to cure can be a long one -- often years if the animal has
had years of disease. Transfer factors can significantly shorten the
course, by giving a much needed balancing effect to the immune system.
If the immune system is overactive as in allergies, ear infections,
asthma, diabetes, or hypothyroidism, Transfer Factor can balance this
overactivity so the system is not attacking its own organs, overreacting
to things that shouldn’t be perceived as a threat. If, conversely, the
immune system is under-active as in mange, parasites, viral infections,
Transfer Factor Plus can clearly stimulate it to better meet the
challenges it needs to be alert to."
Sam Jones, DVM - "Two cats, both about 8 years old, had severe
diabetes. It was impossible to get the insulin requirements adjusted.
They had lost weight to a point that they were skin and bones. Both
cats had no quality of life left. The cats were given
Transfer Factor along with a healthy
diet to help support their immune system. A week later, we were able
to get their insulin requirements adjusted. It is now 6 months and they
have regained their weight and have a great quality of life and health."
Dr. Jerry Tennant, M.D. says that marine phytoplankton contains
almost everything one needs to sustain life and to restore health by
providing the raw materials to make new cells that function normally.
Learn how phytoplankton saved
a dog's Life
and Suppressive Therapies
Although the suppressive therapies are hard on the body, they do
not compare with he rampant idiocy of using antibiotics for viral infections.
Thankfully some measure of sanity appears to be returning to the medical
profession. More and more doctors are avoiding prescribing antibiotics
for colds and flus. Several critical observations must be made here.
First, antibiotics are totally ineffective against viruses. The excuse
most often heard for prescribing antibiotics in a viral illness is to
prophylactically protect the body against a secondary bacterial infection.
This is an idea proven to be false decades ago. In the United States,
of the 5 most common antibiotics prescribed, three are broad spectrum.
That's a problem!
Second, the basis of antibiotics is mold. Through millions of years
of evolution, bacteria and mold have coexisted in nature - in the soil,
plants and animals. When one of them developed an evolutionary edge
over the other and began to shift the balance in favor of itself, the
other must have rapidly learned to defend itself against this new attack.
If this were not true, we would only have either bacteria or molds but
not both. By using mold, we thought we could slay one step ahead of
bacteria in the evolutionary scale because we're so smart. Well, the
yolk is on us, the bacteria are winning, and at a record pace. So in
our attempt to wipe out bacteria, we forced them into a revolutionary
evolutionary change and we damaged our immunity so badly that we become
easy prey for viruses. Additional side effects of antibiotics are immune
suppression and the increased susceptibility to parasites.
The long term effects of the breakdown of the immune system can be
seen in increased infections, auto-immune disorders and tumor formation.
The body's last ditch effort to compensate for the loss of internal
defenses is to hyper activate the depressed immune function. What it
may do is over stimulate the immune function, sacrificing the "self"
- "not self" regulatory mechanisms. The defenses then perceive its own
organs and systems as "not self" and begin to mount defenses against
them. This starts the precipitous march toward auto immune disorders
such as SLE, MS, RA, and possibly CFS. ---
Why elimination of the symptom
is NOT the same as elimination of the disease
Frustrated with the Failures of Conventional Veterinary Medicine:
"After 10 years of traditional veterinary practice I became tired of
having no treatment for chronic disease, incurable conditions, and a
plethora of allergic maladies which seem to plague all veterinary practices.
I was frustrated with giving animals cortisone because I had no other
solutions, or using antibiotics for infections which I knew were of
viral origin." Dr Charles E Loops DVM
Alternative Therapy for Our Animals
Read about FDA's alledged abuse of power toward pet store owner who
supplied litterature claiming that vitamins would keep pets healthy.
The article, written by James DeMeo, Ph.D. can be found at
The FDA - Who Do They Really
Protect? Anti-Constitutional Activities and Abuse of Police Power
by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other Federal Agencies.
Improving Your Animal's Immune System
and Overall Health with Nutritional Support
A groundswell of nutrition conscious veterinarians are beginning to
recommend to their clients that they supplement their animals diet with
a daily dose of flaxseed oil and other important nutrients.When the
diets of animals were fortified with flax, within three weeks their
coats developed a beautiful sheen, and dandruff was greatly diminished.
There are amazing testimonials about animals recovering from cancer,
diabetes and other severe degenerative illnesses with a nutritional
product called Transfer Factor.
Dr. Charles W. Brown, DVM - "My colleagues and I have found
this product (transfer
factor) to be very effective in modulating the immune system. Transfer
factor is a "soup" of immune-modulating factors, which contains a leukocyte-type
molecule that can passively transfer immunity from one mammal to another
by stimulating cell-mediated immunity and is antigen specific. Richard
Bennett, Ph.D., an Infectious Disease Microbiologist and Immunologist
from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine,
believes this could be the most significant development in animal health
care in decades. We have a great number of veterinarians and clients
who are experiencing very positive results in a broad area of disorders,
including periodontal. " more
Holistic Animal Health and Optimum
Pet Nutrition - an overview
A growing number of veterinarians state that processed pet food is
the main cause of illness and premature death in the modern dog and
cat. In December 1995, the British Journal of Small Animal Practice
published a paper contending that processed pet food supresses the immune
system and leads to liver, kidney, heart and other diseases. 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. 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.
Do you have a question about Natural Health or need assistance?
Call 323-522-4521 or 323-989-3372