It’s a tough world out there to navigate. There are so many conflicting ideas. How does one make sense of it all, how does one cut through all the hype? This article explains why vets hate raw food for dogs and cats for that matter.
Before you should consider believing me, there are a couple of things I want to say.
First – I always back up my reasons for any belief, by checking out nature. To me, nature has it all figured out perfectly. It’s been working fabulously well until man came along and upset the balance.
Maybe I ought to narrow that down to the white race, as the indigenous people of the world seemed to live in perfect harmony with nature and the world in general. Species didn’t go extinct, populations were stable…
Second – anything you read or are told should sit right with you, whoever that is. You should feel comfortable within yourself that this information makes sense, but also FEELS right. Your inner instinct always tries to help you make the best choices for you and those in your care.
Who Trains Vets?
Vets, and the medical industry as a whole, tends to look at disease rather than health. They’re locked in the germ theory, that all ill health comes from without, or outside the body. So the solution is to kill, kill, kill. Hence the anti brigade – the antibiotics, the anti-inflammatories, the anti-virals, the anti-hypertensives, etc.
All of which damage the immune system.
This idea supports the harma ceutical industry very well. And since this industry makes so much money through their affiliates (the vets and doctors), they are able to infiltrate the vet and medical schools and influence them further.
Add big pet food to the mix and you can see who influence the vets the most. Big pet food even go so far as to freely distribute their wares to the students. And they are the ones who teach about nutrition…
You can see a huge conflict of interest there. Some vets do manage to get out of the system. But that can be difficult in countries that have financially loaded them with the cost of their training.
And the income of vets is very rewarding. One vet told me she took a 90% drop in income when she switched to an holistic practice – an income she could still live off comfortably.
Hopefully, you’re managing to connect the dots and appreciate why vets hate raw food for dogs and cats.
Dogs and cats evolved on raw food. That’s how they’re so successful in the wild, as long as there is plenty of prey around, which is normal in undeveloped areas.
The diet is perfectly balanced in terms of not just nutrition, but also in keeping with their physical (mouth and teeth health) and mental needs. The all important health of the body microbiomes are kept in perfect balance, preventing pathogens and keeping the innate immune system razor sharp.
This is in keeping with the terrain theory, where the health problems lie within. Poor diet results in poor health, as does constant stress, unsuitable lifestyle, toxins from disease care…
Commercial pet food is made up of all the waste from the human food industry, which is a more lucrative market. The importance of hygiene falls away. Anything that’s cheap is used, regardless of its suitability for the species. Plant based food is included in cat food. Cats are carnivores and can’t handle the alkaloids, terpenes and phenols in plant based foods.
Dogs are more tolerant of these, being an omnivore but at the carnivore end of the scale.
No body can be healthy without a suitable diet that is in keeping with their species. For dogs, and cats in particular, that’s raw, fresh, meat, organs and bones mostly from prey they could catch in the wild.
Are There Any REAL Problems With Raw Food For Dogs and Cats?
Vets will often tell you that the bacteria in raw meat is damaging.
Dogs and cats, and other natural meat eaters, have stomach acid that is about 20 times stronger than human stomach acid. That means they can easily not only deal with bacteria on meat, but benefit from it, too. The gut microbiome is made up of bacteria, viruses and fungus.
Vets will tell you that raw bones will splinter in the gut of the dog or cat.
Cooked bones can indeed splinter and cause problems. However, raw bones don’t. Crunching up on suitable sized bones for the species and breed keeps those lovely spiky teeth clean and the gums healthy.
There is no better way.
A real problem that you may come across is the reluctance of people to change their habits. They have always done it this way and change is too challenging for them.
And that can sometimes be transferred to dogs and cats. It can be a bit like raising children on fast food, then deciding real food is healthier. You wouldn’t expect every child to go along with that idea easily or without a fuss! You just have to persevere. And believe in the idea yourself.
When you think about it, it becomes obvious why vets hate raw food for dogs and cats. They lose out twice: first on the sale of the commercial pet food they sell, second on the lack of health problems your pet suffers with. Dogs and cats are so much healthier on good quality, raw food. So much so, even the dreaded cancer can be totally prevented or healed.
The first step towards a healthy dog or cat is to get the diet right. Only you can do that. No one else can, despite all the expense and ‘cutting edge’ treatment.
Forget all the supplements, potions and different approaches for health benefits. Certainly they may be beneficial if you know what you’re doing. But that benefit won’t last long unless you change the diet. That is the one thing only you can do and it’s vitally important. Often, that’s all that’s needed.
Just imagine what you can save – anxiety, turmoil, expense…