Without synthetically balanced foods and mankind's "assistance", how do wolves get their nutrition in the wild? From the fresh meat and intestinal tracts of their herbivorous prey of course! What do wolves eat? Rabbits, deer, elk, fish and other prey that have a diet largely consisting of fruit and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables contain a potent amount of important phytonutrients (plant chemicals that have been shown to convey beneficial effects on health) and antioxidants found only in fruits/plants. These important properties play a major role in fighting off and preventing disease.
One could argue that processed dog food cooked at 400+ degrees, cooks out any inherent nutrition in the ingredients and is therefore highly deficient in important vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. One could also argue that the soaring disease rates in dogs may have something to do with a severe lack of nutrition, among other things.
Make sure your pup is getting enough plant-based nutrition in their diets. Add lightly cooked or raw leafy green and cruciferous vegetables, blueberries and other nutrient dense ingredients to your dog's diet. It only takes a couple extra minutes a day and could save on medical bills and prevent pain and anguish down the road :)
- Contributing Editor M.G.