Canine Nutrition 101: What The Pet Food Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know


 Dogs require 41 nutrients (provided by protein, fat, minerals, trace elements and vitamins) and 22 amino acids from whole food to achieve and maintain optimal health.


Less than 25% of these nutrients and 12 of those 22 amino acids can be synthesize or self made by their body. The remaining should be provided by whole (non-processed) food. These remaining nutrients and amino acids are called ‘essential’ nutrients and essential amino acids. The quality and right quantity of each nutrient and amino acid are extremely important to each nutrient-cell interaction and the cellular support of the genes. Both are the very foundation of health. Nutrient feed the cells, cells support the genes and genes keep the your pets organs and vital systems healthy. 


All noted studies regarding canine nutrient-cell interaction have proven no two breed or mixture of breeds have the same requirement for any one nutrient or amino acid. So it is imperative for all dog owners to realize there are no “one formulation fits all” (kibble, dehydrated or raw) that are truly “complete and balanced" for all pets.


Not All Nutrients and Protein are Created Equal

Fresh meat and GMO Free Produce are highly digestible and bio-available. (assimilation of the nutrients by the cells) There are proteins and nutrients that are indigestible even though they are listed and promoted as pure protein and essential nutrients needed by our pets. Hoofs, feet, hides, ears, tails and snouts are all 100 percent protein, processed vegetable are suggested to have the same nutritional value but all can not be digested and assimilated by your pets cells.


What you are not told nor required by law is the measuring of digestibility and assimilation of the ingredients used in pet food. The consumer is being fooled into thinking they’re feeding a balance and complete meal high in protein and the other ingredients used complete the requirements of the 41 essential nutrients, when the truth is neither are happening.


Process pet food companies take all the pieces and parts left over at meat processing plants, mixed them with discarded vegetables and grains, added a synthetic vitamin-mineral supplement, and called it natural or raw pet food. Because these formulations are so difficult for our pets to digest, kidney and liver function suffered, autoimmune disease is at an all time high.


That’s why Pet Nutrition Systems strongly recommend you drastically reduce the amount of processed pet food (kibble, dehydrated or raw) you’re feeding. Your pet’s organs need a better diet.


Feeding A Whole Food Diet Is Best

Some foods are metabolically stressful and some create low metabolic stress for humans, dogs and cats. Foods that generate the least amount of metabolic stress are whole, unprocessed, and in their natural form. (some breaking down may need to be done for very young, old or sick individuals) Foods that have not been dehydrated or processed are the most easy to assimilate for your pet’s body.


Whole foods are biologically and species appropriate. All the moisture in the food remains in the food helping to hydrate the digestive tract, cleanse the liver and kidneys and your pet’s liver and kidneys de-stress due to high-grade hydration.


Consider Allowing Us to Help

Make the change back to a real food diet created base on its ancestral food sources. For the last 15,000 years in which our canine companions have lived with us humans they ate regional whole food fed to them by us, not what they hunted, and the science has proven the further they are removed from this type of diet the sicker the get and experience a shorten lifespan. 


Call or sign up for a FREE veterinary nutrition consultation and try our system for 10 weeks to see for yourself the health benefits we will create for your pet companion.