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Dr. Becker Discusses Raw Food Diet (Part 1)


A detailed article by a Veterinary Surgeon


A detailed resume of Raw Feeding Cats and Dogs by 

 by J M Craig BVSc CertSAD MRCVS, Referral Dermatologist, Re-Fur-All Referrals

This article reviews the reasons for feeding domestic dogs and cats a diet based on raw meaty bones. 

Dogs, though able and willing to eat a wide variety of foods, exhibit numerous carnivorous traits, and are classified as carnivores. 

Dogs have been shown to prefer foods with nutrient profiles much closer to those of a wild wolf diet than those of kibbled diets, raising the possibility that dogs fed modern commercial diets, low in protein, and high in carbohydrate and additives, might face physiological and metabolic challenges. 

Cats are strict, obligate carnivores with characteristic dentition and a short digestive tract. A well-constructed raw food diet is high in protein, nutrient-rich, satiating, extremely palatable, and high in prebiotic ‘animal fibre’. 

Early domestic dogs were not ‘fed’ but allowed to forage for themselves like their wild ancestors. Today, most of our pets are fed on highly processed, dried diets, known commonly as ‘biscuit’ or ‘kibble’, barely recognisable from canine and feline ancestral diets. The intestinal microbiota has been found to vary significantly between raw-fed and non-raw-fed dogs. 

A species-appropriate, nutrient-rich diet, most closely resembling canine and feline ancestral diets, would seem a sensible option if our pets are to achieve optimal health. Feeding real, whole food consisting mainly of good quality raw meat on the bone, skin, offal, eggs and fish, is perhaps as close as we can come, in modern, Western society, to achieve this. https://doi.org/10.12968/coan.2018.0068

J M Craig BVSc CertSAD MRCVS, Referral Dermatologist, Re-Fur-All Referrals, Newbury, Berkshire, UK.

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How to Make Bone Broth for your pet


Bone broth can easily be made following the instructions below.

Bone broth is used in many ways in particular if you pet has a upset tummy: sickness and diarrhoea then introduce some.

BONE BROTH.... I am going to show you how to make bone broth at home.

Ingredients you will need for this recipe are 

2x beef mini marrow bones, 

5x chicken/duck wings 

200g x chicken/turkeyv neck, 

2x springs of rosemary, 

1x bulb of garlic & 1x lemon

Place all the bones/meat into a large pan leaving out the lemon garlic and rosemary at this point,

Then place on high heat to bring to the boil.

As it comes to the boil you will see grey foam form at the top skim all of this using a ladle, once all fat and foam has been removed then add the rosemary garlic and lemon.

If you added this at the start you would have skimmed a lot of rosemary out and some garlic. Now leave to simmer for 3 hours.

After 3 hours has passed enough goodness and flavours would have been taken from our ingredients now strain into a fresh pan and discard the bones 

(don’t give these to your dogs) if you have a fine sieve (chinois) then use that if not any sieve is fine. 

Now return to a high heat to reduce your liquid.

When it has reduced to a nice full bodied stock then take off the heat and cool. 

You can add it to some moulds and freeze and remove a portion daily. If chilled it should be a nice jelly like this:

BONE BROTH!!!.... This is our finished bone broth that has been frozen and can be added straight from the freezer to our dogs meals. 
Guys I will be adding some of these to your orders free of charge for your dogs to try.