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Raw Food is..? and the Whoopi/Vick news.

By Dr. Andrew Jones

From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed
Website: www.veterinarysecretsrevealed.com/vsr.php

Re: Raw Food is..? and the Whoopi/Vick news.

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Good morning to you all.

It’s Friday, and for many of you this is the last
day of the work week!!

Many of sent in comments about the Whoopi news article.

Some were in disgust.

Others pointed to Whoopi’s site in which
she clarifies comments, and that wasn’t what
she meant.

Regardless, she DIDN’T say that…

1. What he did was WRONG.
2. That she acknowledges that pets
now have rights.
3. That Mr Vick should be punished
with the FULL EXTENT of the law.

In my opinion she deserves the bad PR she
is getting for the comments.

One of the more common questions I get
is about feeding Raw, so I thought today
was a good time to go into details
on Raw.
The Raw Food Question… is it safe?

How should you feed it?

Do I recommend giving it?

My short answer: Raw Food is healthy for your pet.

Salmonella and E. Coli are not a well documented
health concern for your pet. Pets have short
intestinal tracts which digest food quickly,
before bacteria have time to multiply.

Pets also have very acidic stomachs,
which kill many bacteria.

When preparing raw food, wash your hands
and counters well. Always use common sense
when preparing, feeding and storing raw food.
Pre-packaged frozen raw food is an easier
way to start. Look for brands such as
“Bravo Blends” – simply feed 1 lb of food
for every 50 lbs of dog.

For thousands of millennia, our canine and
feline companions have subsisted on diets of
raw meats and human dinner scraps. Around
60 years ago, pet foods began growing in
popularity, supplanting the more natural
diets of our dogs and cats. The past 10 years,
however, have seen a rise in the raw food diets.

BARF Diet
One popular raw diet is the BARF model,
an acronym for Biologically Appropriate
Raw Food (or Bones And Raw Food). The
BARF diet which includes non-meats and
numerous supplements was designed for pets
and wild animals by Dr Ian Billinghurst.
Billinghurst claimed that commercial
kibble does not allow domestic animals
to thrive, as their ancestors did on a
wild, raw diet.

The Whole Prey Diet

This diet simulates the proportions of
an actual prey animal in a pet’s diet.
This includes organ meat heads, fur
(and feathers and scales), skin, muscle,
and bone, without supplements.
Others feed a diet largely composed of
as wide a variety of meats and butchers’
scraps as possible, and table scraps as supplements.
Feeding these diets is relatively simple.

Health Benefits

Most pet owners notice improvements
in one or more qualities of their companions.

These include:
•shinier haircoat
•eliminated “dog” odor
•better body muscle to fat ratios
•cleaner teeth and breath
•decreased itching
•normalized energy levels
•improved urinary tract health
•better resistance to infections
•increased mobility with a decrease in arthritis pain
•decreased allergy symptoms
•little to no hairballs in cats
•lower stool volume

Most pet owner report lower Veterinary fees
(less visits to see me!) and much lower
costs feeding their pets.

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P.S. You can find a whole lot more about feeding
your dog or cat with MANY of my products, including
Raw Food.

http://www.theveterinarycode.com

http://www.petfoodrecallreport.com

You can see both of these reports on my
membership site RIGHT NOW at

http://www.theonlinevet.com

It’s Your Pet. Heal Them At Home!

Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew Jones, DVM

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