Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet: Healthier Dog Food the ABC Way

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The ancestors and canine cousins of our dogs didn't eat "krunchy kibble" or "meat'n gravy in a can." They ate what they found or caught and it wasn't cooked or "enriched" either! It was high in protein, with balanced fats, and usually included a few fruits, vegetables and grasses. Steve Brown, an expert on canine nutrition, shows how you can bring the benefits of the canine ancestral diet to your dog by feeding him differently as little is just one day a week. And no, you won't need to lead a pack of dogs on a ...

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Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet Healthier Dog Food the ABC Way

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Overview

The ancestors and canine cousins of our dogs didn't eat "krunchy kibble" or "meat'n gravy in a can." They ate what they found or caught and it wasn't cooked or "enriched" either! It was high in protein, with balanced fats, and usually included a few fruits, vegetables and grasses. Steve Brown, an expert on canine nutrition, shows how you can bring the benefits of the canine ancestral diet to your dog by feeding him differently as little is just one day a week. And no, you won't need to lead a pack of dogs on a hunting expedition! Just follow Steve's well-researched and easy to follow ABCs to make improvements to whatever your dog currently eats.

BONUS! Raw food or home prepared feeders will learn how to balance nutrients more precisely, especially fats, for optimum health.

A dog diet to get wild about!

Learn about the latest research on the importance of protein and healthy fats in your dog's diet.

Find out why commercial foods can't include these fragile, but crucial nutrients, and how you can make sure your dog gets them.

Just one day a week, or more frequently if you choose, follow the simple recipes that balance the nutrition in the commercial food you are feeding-wet or dry!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929242672
  • Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/28/2009
  • Pages: 133
  • Sales rank: 350,107
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The canine ancestral diet 5

2 The three weaknesses of modern dog foods 12

Not enough protein 12

Unbalanced, incomplete and, at times, rancid fats 13

Can't be complete without some fresh foods 16

3 Health benefits of the ABC plans 18

Healthy cells 19

Better brains 19

Better eye health 21

Stronger hearts 22

Keeps extra weight off 23

Less chance of common health problems 24

Lower cancer risks 25

4 An ABC Day for dry, canned, and frozen food feeders 27

Plans 27

Ingredients 29

Results: more like the ancestral diet 36

5 The three keys to making ABC recipes 40

Start with lean meat 41

Balance the fats 42

Balance the minerals and vitamins 49

6 Building beef and chicken recipes, step-by-step 57

Recipe #1 Beef 58

Recipe #2 Poultry 67

Recipe #3 The "perfect fat" recipe 81

7 Storing foods to retain quality 87

Dry foods 87

The shelf life of commercial raw diets 90

8 Advanced nutritional concepts 92

An introduction to the chemistry of fats for dogs 92

Dogs and carbohydrates 99

Kidneys and high protein diets 101

Pet food math 102

Appendices

A Four high protein, low and balanced fat recipes 108

B Sources of data and the analysis program 111

C Abbreviations 114

Recommended reading list 117

Citations 119

Index 125

About the Author 133

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