Dog Obesity Epidemic
According to the American Pet Products Association, there are approximately 89.7 million dogs in the United States. As beloved members of our families, it is important to ensure that our companions are healthy, happy, and expressing their most vibrant ancestral traits.
Dog Obesity Epidemic
Across the country we are seeing rising rates of obesity in dogs. In fact, a study conducted by Purina found that 53% of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. This can lead to a host of health issues, including diabetes, arthritis, and even shortened lifespan. These are just the physiological effects. When our dogs are obese, that means we aren't training them, working them, exercising them appropriately which means they aren't living their best lives. We cannot develop lifelong unbreakable bonds by being stationary and eating a diet that is actively killing us.
To combat this issue, it is crucial to monitor your dog’s weight and provide them with a balanced diet filled with Whole-Prey nutrition. Bones, Liver, Heart, kidneys and other organs should be included in your dogs diet without exception. Regular exercise and work that pushes their critical thinking is also necessary every day. These are easy lifestyle changes to make and they will make all the difference in your canine's health and the bond between you.
Dental Disease in Dogs
These diets filled with processed foods lacking the majority of required nutrition are leading to high levels of dental disease in dogs. In a survey conducted by the American Veterinary Dental Society, it was found that 80% of dogs show signs of dental disease by the age of three. This can lead to painful tooth decay and even organ damage if left untreated.
Skin and Coat Issues
Skin allergies are also a common issue in dogs, with estimates showing that up to 20% of dogs are affected by allergies. These can be caused by a variety of factors, including environmental allergens, food, and even fleas. Symptoms can range from mild irritation to severe discomfort and require treatment from a veterinarian.
Make sure your pet is getting enough healthy fats in their diet in the form of whole meat and fish. Additionally, keep them protected from glyphosates, artificial flavorings, and fillers added to the generic food and treats found on most grocery store shelves. A whole-prey diet is the only evolutionarily appropriate diet for our canine companions.
The modern diet we are feeding our pets is also leading to high levels of cancer. It is estimated that 1 in 3 dogs will develop cancer in their lifetime. While there is no known cause for cancer, it is important to do everything we can in our power to provide our pets with the best possible lifestyle. Lots of vigorous exercise, proper sleep, protection from harmful chemicals, and nose-to-tail diet can all bring out the best in your pet.
Overall, it is clear that the modern lifestyle is negatively impacting our dogs just as much as it is ourselves. By providing a proper animal-based, nose-to-tail, whole prey diet we can help ensure our canine companions return to their ancestral strength, health, and happiness.