At green Pets we were wondering, Can You Feed Your Dog A Paleo Diet?
So we did some research. We read some new books and we read some articles. One book we particularly liked was Paleo Dog, by Jean Hofve, DVM and Celeste Yarnall, Phd. At green Pets we first research the Science. And this book is written by two well educated experts.
We learned as their book talks about is from the tiniest teacup poodle to the most massive Great Dane, dogs’ digestive systems are pure wolf. Fido’s ancestors enjoyed a diet that was 45 to 50 percent protein, 40 to 50 percent fat, and less than 10 percent carbohydrates.
But as they say, walk down the pet food aisle, however, and you’ll find that low cost dry food is made mainly of starchy ingredients like peas, potatoes, corn, wheat, rice, and oats-nothing a prehistoric pup would dream of eating. At green Pets we only carry the premium brands, high protein, low carb dry and can food.
In the book they say that 85 percent of dogs are overweight or obese, with cancer killing 42 percent of all dogs and half of dogs over the age of 10.
So how do you feed a wolf disguised as a pug? Paleo Dog – by Jean Hofve, DVM, and Celeste Yarnall, PhD – guides readers through an assessment of their dogs’ diets and helps them find the right balance of healthy ingredients.
In addition to recipes and nutrition info, the book offers advice on what treats are safe, training tips, the benefits of exercise, massage, and how to ensure dogs are receiving the love and attention they need.
At green Pets we read Paleo Dog and both enjoyed it. There is a lot of expertise and time needed to feed your dog raw food as in the Paleo Dog book, but if you want to go raw over dry, or can food, this is a must read.
Check it out for yourself on Amazon Books.