Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet: Healthier Dog Food the ABC Way
Ancestors and canine cousins of our dogs didn't eat "krunchy kibble" or "meat 'n gravy in a can." They ate what they found or caught... and it wasn't cooked or "enriched" either! It was high in protein, with balanced fats, and usually included a few fruits, vegetables and grasses. Steve Brown, an expert on canine nutrition, shows how you can bring the benefits of the canine ancestral diet to your dog by feeding him differently as little as just one day a week. And no, you won't need to lead a pack of dogs on a hunting expedition! Just follow Steve's well-researched and easy to follow ABCs to make improvements to whatever your dog currently eats. BONUS! Raw food or home prepared feeders will learn how to balance nutrients more precisely, especially fats, for optimum health. A dog diet to get wild about! bull; Learn about the latest research on the importance of protein and healthy fats in your dog's diet. bull; Find out why commercial foods can't include these fragile-but-crucial nutrients, and how you can make sure your dog gets them. bull; Just one day a week, or more frequently if you choose, follow the simple recipes that balance the nutrition in the commercial food you are feeding-wet or dry!
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