Canine Nutrition

Naturally Occurring Moisture Rich Dog Food:

Live prey varies between 75-85% moisture, allowing for healthy digestion of protein rich foods.

Moisture consumed within the food is critical to promoting and maintaining a healthy digestive tract, kidney and urinary tract, and liver. Without moisture in the food, the canine can develop chronic dehydration which leads to many health problems. 

The Trouble with Most Dry Diets

2sizes_tiki_tour_6Almost all dry foods are formulated with low animal protein and a high concentration of carbohydrates.

The unfortunate result of feeding a dry diet that falls well outside the realm of natural prey and wild feeding parameters, is that it can lead to protein starvation, malnutrition, a suppressed immune system, obesity, diabetes, and other degenerative diseases, and disorders.

A high carbohydrate diet has also been said to have a negative impact on blood sugar levels, glucose levels, pancreas performance, general organ function, and digestive health.

In addition, dogs have been found to absorb effectively the nutrients and antioxidants that are naturally occurring in their food from vegetation sources, but they do not depend on or generate energy from these sources, which usually represent no more than 2% carbohydrates to their total diet.

Seafood is highly palatable, rich in essential omega fatty acids, and beneficial for dogs suffering protein allergies. Try our tuna and sardine varieties for emergency skin and coat repair. 

Protein and Fat Rich Dog Food:

Live prey consists of an average of 55% Protein and 35% Fat. Canines derive all their energy and immune system support from their proteins and fats.

Zero or Low Carbohydrate Dog Food:

Live prey consists of 0 to 2% Carbohydrate. Canned and dry dog food containing unnatural amounts of vegetation (the vast majority on the shelf today), place a high strain on canine digestive and organ functions. Those large amounts of vegetation, which are not biologically appropriate, overload the body. As the canine body struggles to break down and eliminate the vegetation residue, the lack of moisture present in the food compounds the problem.

This leads to health problems such as Chronic Dehydration, UTI, Canine Struvite Crystals, Kidney Stones, and many other disorders directly linked to their diet. It is very important, however, to
ensure that any fiber source will not cause a spike in blood sugar levels.