Resources For You and Your Pet
While ketogenic diets are on the rise in popularity among humans with cancer, diabetes, and obesity, some veterinarians are recommending ketogenic diets for older dogs with similar ailments. Use this recipe to convert your Darwin’s diet to ketogenic dog food.
You may have heard of the popular Paleo diet, a diet based completely on unprocessed fresh foods high in protein and low in carbohydrates. This diet suggests that if our ancestors evolved successfully over thousands and thousands of years by consuming such a diet, humans can continue to evolve without the processed foods and artificial ingredients that we currently consume.
The famous saying “you are what you eat” doesn’t just apply to people; it applies to our pets, especially when it comes to the amount of fat in their diet. Fats are often the least understood aspect of canine diets and therefore few dogs are fed a proper balance of fats.
There are important nutritional differences between the prey animals that ancestors of our dogs and cats would have eaten in the wild and the farm-raised commercial animals used in a modern raw food diet.