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The Definitive Guide to Feeding Your Pet a Raw Food Diet

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The definitive guide to feeding your pet a raw food diet.

Based off years of research and first-hand experience with feeding companion animals, Brenda Hagel presents a thorough description of the benefits and methods of feeding your pet a raw food diet. This book is intended as a layman’s reference guide to navigating the concept of feeding your pet, understanding some basic health concepts, and learning how it all fits nicely into a program of feeding your pet an evolutionary diet. It is an easy-to-read book for the everyday pet owner who seeks basic information. Some might discredit it as unauthoritative. However, for those of you who deal with our beautiful pets on a day-to-day and hour-to-hour basis, it is highly valuable. It does not prescribe, predict, or take away from the necessary care of your veterinarian. It is simply a guide on how to care for our pets better. It provides basic nutritional background and some detail on how to commence feeding your pet to help give them the healthiest, longest life possible. Of course, there is the added benefit of saving money on professional health care, but that’s secondary compared to the enjoyment a healthy pet brings during the time you have together.

This all came about as a result of answering countless phone calls, letters, and emails in Brenda's effort to attempt to share her limited knowledge of feeding raw before it became mainstream. It was startling to her how many owners of sick pets were searching for answers. Over a period of several years, she researched just about every possible chronic disease associated with cats and dogs. It revealed a predictable pattern of declining health. This pattern inspired her to save all her responses, emails, letters, and related research. Over several years,she was amazed at the bank of information she had stored. She never bothered to footnote or record her references because most of the information was provided as an opinion and a service to help guide people through the darkness of their pet’s ill health. She had no idea this would become a book.

Keep this book on your shelf and let it be your go-to reference during the different stages of your pet’s life. We hope it serves you as well.

Brenda is grateful for the help of  people who are the true pioneers of raw feeding in the world especially to Dr. Ian Billinghurst, B.V.Sc.(Hons), B.Sc.Agr., Dip. Ed. and Dr. Meg Smart, DVM, PhD.  Without them, the raw pet food industry would not exist.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Forward
1 A Species Appropriate™ Diet is the Foundation of Your Pet’s Health
Understanding Biological Adaptation
2 Carnivore Food is Not Dry Food from the Bag!
Pet Food Labels
Where’s the Beef?
Fungi, Molds, and Mycotoxins
Aflatoxins
Vomitoxin
Fumonisins
Other Mycotoxins
Mycotoxins and Disease
Additives and Preservatives
Pet Food Recalls
3 Commercial Raw Diets–An Overview
Read Labels and Ask Questions
Food First
Bells and Whistles
Fats–Quantity and Quality
Carbohydrates, Grains, and Starches
Vegetables and Fruits
Other Hidden Additives
Missing Bones
Poultry–It Is Everywhere
The Cost Factor
Manufacturing Raw Diets
4 Variety is Key for Vitality
The Myth of Complete and Balanced Pet Foods
Pet Foods Seldom Address Individual Requirements
Variety in Evolutionary Nutrition
Variety and Moderation Helps Eliminate Sensitivities to Foods in Allergy-Prone Pets
Variety Maintains Enthusiasm for Meals and Encourages a Healthy Appetite
Vegetable Variety
Meat Variety
Fat Variety
Beef Fat
Chicken Fat
Duck and Goose Fat
Pork Fat
5 Raw or Cooked?
Heat Denatures Food
Food Carcinogens and Mutagens
Cooked Food Mutagens
Raw Food
6 Carbohydrates and Carnivores
What Exactly are Carbohydrates?
Species Appropriate™
Carbohydrates and the Glycemic Index
Glycemic Load
Diabetes
Cancer
Glue in Gluten Equals Leaky Gut?
Epilepsy
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Dental Disease
Too Many Carbohydrates
7 The Simplicity of a Raw Diet
Raw Diet Benefits
Who Feeds a Raw Diet?
Raw Diet Overview
Putting the Diet Together
Raw Meaty Bones
Meat, Fish, and Eggs
Organs and Other Innards
Fats for Health and Energy
What are Essential Fatty Acids?
Supplements
Vitamins and Minerals
Why Supplement Your Pet’s Diet?
Whole Food Supplements
Dulse
Kelp
Alfalfa
Wheat Grass and Barley Grass
Spirulina
Water
The Carnivore Menu
Raw Meaty Bones
Meat and Fish
Organs
Raw Vegetables or Fruits and Cooked Vegetables
Supplements and Extras
How to Feed a Raw Diet
The Formula
Menu Suggestions
Switching Dogs to a Raw Diet
Switching Cats to a Raw Diet
Special Considerations
Trouble Shooting at a Glance
Vomiting
Mucus in Stools
Stool Too Soft
Stool Too Hard
8 Bacteria–A Discussion
Protective Activities of the Digestive System
Normal Flora
Raw Research Naysayer Debate
Do raw diets contain bacteria?
What about the concern for people handling feces from animals fed raw diets?
Can people become infected with food-borne pathogens when handling contaminated meat products?
Bacteria are Everywhere
Food Contamination
Which bacteria are responsible for human food-borne illness?
Campylobacter jejuni
Clostridium botulinum
Clostridium perfringens
Escherichia coli O157:H7
Salmonella (over 1600 types)
Streptococcus A
Listeria monocytogenes
Shigella (over 30 types)
Staphylococcus aureus
Are Raw-Fed Pets a Threat?
Kibble Risks
A Word about Antibacterial Agents
9 Become a Poop Connoisseur
Treatment of Constipation
10 Canine Path of Evolution
Modern Dog Introduction
11 Canine Design
The Skeleton
Joints
Ligaments and Tendons
Muscles
The Skull
The Brain
The Mouth and Teeth
The Eye
The Eyelids
Vision
The Ears and Hearing
The Nose and the Sense of Smell
Respiration
The Chest
The Abdomen
The Digestive System
12 Canine Feeding Behaviour
What is on the Wild Canid Menu?
Wolf
Coyote
Red Fox
13 Canine Nutrient Requirements
Balanced Nutrition
Protein
Fats
Carbohydrates
Fibre
Vitamins
Vitamin A
B Vitamins
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Functions of Vitamins and Symptoms of Deficiency and Excess
Vitamin A
Thiamine (B1)
Riboflavin (B2)
Niacin (B3)
Pantothenic Acid (B5)
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Biotin (B7)
Folic Acid (B9)
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin)
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Minerals
The Major Minerals
Calcium
Phosphorus
Magnesium
Chloride
Potassium
Sodium
Sulfur
The Trace Minerals
Arsenic
Boron
Chromium
Copper
Fluorine
Iodine
Iron
Manganese4
Molybdenum
Nickel
Selenium
Silicon
Vanadium
Zinc
Other Trace Minerals
Functions of Minerals and Symptoms of Deficiency and Excess
Calcium
Phosphorus
Magnesium
Chloride
Potassium
Sodium
Sulfur
Copper
Iodine
Iron
Manganese
Selenium
Zinc
Antioxidants and Zoochemicals
Carnosine
Alpha-Lipoic Acid
Glutathione
Coenzyme Q10
L-Carnitine
Conjugated Linoleic Acid
Nutrient Synergy
14 Canine Pregnancy and Lactation
Pre-Conception
Pregnancy
Special Nutrient Considerations for Pregnancy and Lactation
Protein
Fats and Essential Fatty Acids
Carbohydrates
Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamin A
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Vitamin C
B Vitamins
Minerals
Zinc
Iron
Calcium and Phosphorus
Magnesium
Selenium
Water
Feeding for Pregnancy
Feeding for Lactation
Feeding the Pregnant and Lactating Female
Meat
Offal (Organ Meat)
Raw Meaty Bones
Supplements and Extras
Nutrition for Newborn Puppies
Weaning
Homemade Milk Replacement
Eclampsia
15 Puppy Nutrition
Puppy Basics
Nature’s Menu
Wild Pups.
Neonatal Period
Transition Period
Socialization Period
Juvenile Period
Pampered Wild Pups
Urban Pups
Carnivore-Appropriate Food for Urban Pups
A Puppy Requires Raw Meat and Organs..
A Puppy Requires Bone and Cartilage
A Puppy’s Diet Can Include Some Vegetables, Fruits, or Green Tripe
A Puppy’s Diet Should Provide Adequate Vitamins and Minerals
A Puppy Requires Essential Fatty Acids
A Puppy’s Immune System Needs Bacteria
A Puppy Needs to Be Fed Appropriate Amounts of Food
A Puppy Needs Adequate but Appropriate Exercise
Puppy Development
16 Stud Dog Nutrition
Free Radical Damage
Essential Fatty Acids
Zinc
Selenium
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
B Vitamins
L-Arginine
L-Carnitine
17 Performance Dog Nutrition
The Wild Canine Athlete
The Domestic Canine Athlete
Genetics
Training
Nutrition
Food is the Fuel that Drives Your Dog’s Body
Converting Fuel to Energy6
Other Benefits of Fat for Performance
Protein
Carbohydrate Versus Fat for Performance Dogs
Vitamins, Minerals, and Antioxidants
Vitamins
Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Water-Soluble Vitamins
Minerals
Antioxidants in Food Sources
Water
Signs of Dehydration
18 Feline Path of Evolution
Modern Cat Introduction
19 Feline Design
The Skeleton
The Muscular System
Circulation and Respiration
Digestion
Excretion
Glands
Skin and Fur
Vision
Hearing
Smelling and Tasting.
Teeth and Diet
20 Feline Feeding Behavior
Feral Menu
21 Feline Nutritional Requirements
Balanced Nutrition
Essential and Specialized Nutritional Requirements of the Feline
Protein
Fats
Carbohydrates
Fibre
Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Water-Soluble Vitamins
Functions of Vitamins and Symptoms of Deficiency and Excess
Vitamin A
Vitamin D
Vitamin
Vitamin K
Vitamin C
Thiamine (B1)
Riboflavin (B2)
Niacin (B3)
Pantothenic Acid (B5)
Vitamin B6
Biotin (B7)
Folic Acid (B9)
Vitamin B12
Minerals
The Major Minerals
Calcium
Phosphorus
Magnesium
Sodium
Potassium
Chloride
Sulfur
The Trace Minerals
Arsenic
Boron
Chromium
Copper
Fluorine
Iodine
Iron
Manganese
Molybdenum
Nickel
Selenium
Silicon.
Vanadium
Zinc
Other Trace Minerals
Functions of Minerals and Symptoms of Deficiency and Excess
Calcium
Phosphorus
Magnesium
Sodium
Potassium
Chloride
Sulfur
Copper
Iron
Iodine
Manganese
Selenium
Zinc
Antioxidants and Zoochemicals
Carnosine
Alpha-Lipoic Acid
Glutathione
Coenzyme Q10
L-Carnitine
Conjugated Linoleic Acid
Nutrient Synergy.
22 Feline Pregnancy and Lactation
Special Nutritional Considerations for Pregnancy and Lactation.
Protein
Fats and Essential Fatty Acids
Carbohydrates
Vitamins and Minerals
Important Vitamins
Vitamin A
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Folate, B12, and B6
Vitamin C
Important Minerals
Water
Feeding for Pregnancy
Feeding for Lactation
Feeding the Pregnant and Lactating Queen
Meat
Offal (Organ Meat)
Raw Meaty Bones.
Supplements
Nutrition of Newborn Kittens
Weaning
23 Kitten Nutrition
Nature’s Menu
Urban Kittens..
Carnivore-Appropriate Food for Urban Kittens
Kittens Require Fats and Essential Fatty Acids
A Kitten’s Immune System Needs Bacteria
Kittens Need to be Fed Appropriate Amounts of Food to Support Growth and Development
Kittens Need Adequate Exercise and Stimulation for Best Health
Kitten Menu
Whole Animal Patties
Organ Meats
Raw Meaty Bones
Author Brenda Hagel’s Biography

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