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My Siberian Husky, His Story and Diet
Roger Biduk – Feed them what they’ve been eating for millions of years, a balanced, raw meat diet or a grain-free, high protein, low carb pet food.
Photo Credits: Dogs Naturally Magazine
“It’s easy to spot very bad, unknowledgeable / and or unethical veterinarians,” says Roger Biduk, “who consider your pets as cash cows and care more about the huge amounts of $$$$ they can make off you instead of the health of your cat / dog. Run away if they recommend:
1) Annual / frequent vaccinations (Never vaccinate puppies before 20-22 weeks; give only core vaccines; never give more than one vaccine at a time four weeks apart; one-time vaccinations are usually good for life immunity, no boosters!).
2) Poisonous, neurotoxic, carcenogenic chemical pesticides for flea / heartworm (pills, topical applications, injections or collars).
3) Very powerful and potentially very dangerous drugs such as steroids (i.e. Prednisone), antibiotics, corticosteroids and NSAIDs (i.e. Rimadly, Deramaxx) as a first resort.
4) “Prescription diets” such as Purina Veterinary Diets, Iams Veterinary Formulas, Hill’s Prescription Diets, Hill’s Science Diet, Eukanuba Veterinary Diets, Royal Canin Veterinary Care Nutrition or Royal Canin Veterinary Therapeutic Formulas.
Always avoid the average vet who only practices basic allopathic veterinary and ALWAYS work with a good allopathic veterinarian who has taken advanced post-graducate studies and training and is qualified to practice several modalities of holistic and integrative veterinary (the more the better), most of whom do phone consultations.
My Siberian Husky, His Diet, His Story
He’s the healthiest dog with the best demeanor of the dozens I see every day. But when I met him wandering a deserted highway by himself in a snowstorm, the opposite was true.
He was irritable and hyperactive with brown teeth and discolored gums, obese at 110 lbs. with fat deposits covering his body and allergies that made him scratch so much he would bleed, his paws were raw from gnawing at them. His eyes were cloudy, giving an aura of life without purpose. Did I mention he was also diabetic…?
He was obviously being fed a terrible kibble diet containing little or no meat, full of carbohydrates with cheap and often dangerous fillers such as grains, corn, wheat and soy with loads of GMOs, starches, sugars and gluten with chicken/meat by-products and generic-named ingredients like animal fat, animal digest, meat and bone meal, fish oil, fish meal, etc. thrown in… a typical unhealthy veterinarian / grocery store brand like Hills Prescription Diet, Royal Canin, Science Diet, Purina, Pedigree, Ol’ Roy, Iams, Eukanuba, etc.
I immediately took him to the local veterinarian hospital for a diabetes check and here is what the two moronic veterinarians who only practice allopathic veterinary, one being the owner, wanted to prescribe for my Siberian Husky:
For his allergies, a very, very powerful steroid, Prednisone, which is most often misused, over-prescribed and has a history of very, very, bad side effects while compromising the immune system and negatively affecting major organs like the kidneys and liver. This very powerful steroid does absolutely nothing to cure the cause of the allergies… it only hides or suppresses the symptoms while the underlying cause gets worse by the day. Good vets that are qualified to practice holistic/intgrative medicine work to cure the underlying problem, not to suppress the symptoms like lousy allopathic vets do.
For the diabetes, insulin called Numulin-N.
And to make matter even worst, for his weight, Hill’s Science Diet Adult Light which is loaded with GMOs, starches, sugars, gluten and contains only ONE meat ingredient with the following cheap, horrible and dangerous fillers: Brewers Rice, Pea Protein Concentrate, Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Sorghum, Whole Grain Corn, Pea Bran Meal, Powdered Cellulose (sawdust) , Corn Gluten Meal, Soybean Oil, Dried Beet Pulp and is a whopping 47.3% carbohydrates and a pitiful 24.9% protein. You can see the harm these ingredients would have caused my Siberian here… there’s not a living creature on this planet that will lose weight on any garbage like this being 47% carbohydrates!
If I followed the advice of these two moronic vets which was to administer steroids, insulin and a horrible, low-quality pet food, he would most probably be dead by now and I would have racked up thousands and thousands of $$$$ in needless vet bills… when all he needed was a balanced, species-appropriate, enzyme-rich raw meat diet, the exact opposite of what these two moronic vets were recommending!
And for those of you who think I’m sounding “unprofessional” by calling these vets “morons”, let me tell all of you something… if I’m trusting any lousy veterinarian with the life of my dog and I follow their advice which turns out to be the worst possible, not only do I have the right to call them a moron, I also have the right to present them with a nice, big, fat lawsuit… and much more!
I put him on a species-appropriate, balanced, enzyme-rich raw meat diet… high protein, 0% carbohydrates, 0% starch, 0% gluten and 0% sugar… and the transformation was immediate!
His irritability and hyperactivity are things of the past and he’s now the favorite of children and other dogs . The allergies, gnawing and scratching vanished, his teeth are now whiter than mine and his gums are a bright red with muscle now replacing the fat that previously covered his body. His eyes (one amber and one blue) are clear, lucid and full of life. Did I mention he lost 50 lbs. in five months, his diabetes disappeared into thin air and he now weighs 60 lbs…!
When feeding a cat / dog a balanced raw meat diet, feed 2%-3% of their ideal adult bodyweight (less to lose weight, more if very active or to gain weight) and the diet must be balanced or bad things can start to happen.
His daily diet takes just 10 minutes to make: 80% – 85% muscle meat with bones (raw chicken, turkey, lamb or beef); 5% chicken or beef liver; 10% – 15% organ or offal meat (chicken hearts, green tripe, chicken gizzards, beef kidneys), one raw egg with finely chopped shell (1500 mg. calcium), some beef / chicken fat and drippings that I keep in the fridge or freezer from the organic meats I eat (adds extra flavor, is high in linoleic acid and an excellent source of Omega 6 fatty acids). Everything bought at the grocery store for around $2 / day! And a raw meaty bone twice a week for his teeth and gums.
Many supplements that are marketed towards pets and sold by vets and other companies are over-priced, are low-potency and many are simply not needed… buy human-grade!
Along with giving half a multi-vitamin daily, the three excellent supplements I give which cost a total of around $1.25 / day are the following and are all your cats / dogs need:
The key to good health is a healthy gut and a healthy, viral digstive system; daily supplements include a high-potency probiotic that contains a minimum of 50 billion beneficial bacteria and 9 beneficial bacterial strains per serving Canada, U.S.
For overall health, to prevent illness / disease and to strengthen the immune system and major organs, I give my cats / dog:
Omega 3 [150 mg. / 10 lbs. of weight] Amazon [Info: The Benefits of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids for Pets, Omega-3, Omega-6 Fatty Acids for Dogs, Cats – Health Benefits
Bovine Colostrum Info: Bovine Colostrum: The Forgotten Miracle; Bovine Colostrum-Dr. Jeannie Thomason, CVND; Colostrum is a Proven, Effective Immune System Booster; Healing With Colostrum; Transfer Factor Prevents And Cures Cancer In Humans And Pets: Studies; Bovine Colostrum, Immunity and the Aging Process; Transfer Factor; Transfer Factor Pets
For healthy joint support, here’a a good high-potency supplement that contains 1,500mg of Glucosamine Sulfate and 1,200mg of Chondroitin Sodium Sulfate (from Bovine Cartilage) / tablet [Amazon].
Always remember, a poorly functioning canine, feline or human digestive system is the root cause of all disease and directly affects the immune system on which everything else depends.
Before I knew what I was doing and following the advice of incompetent, unethical, unknowledgeable veterinarians, my cats and dog were just like most others… I was bringing my pets in for “yearly wellness check-ups” and they were always sick and at the vet with “allergies”, obesity, skin problems, seizures, periodontal issues, G. I. problems, etc. and huge vet bills… my dog died at 10 yrs. and cats at 12 yrs. from cancer & kidney disease because I listened to bad / incompetent / unethical / unknowledgeable veterinarians!
• My 140 lb. St. Bernard passed away at 16.5 yrs. She was never sick a day in her life and only stepped in a vet’s office once in her life for neutering… total vet bills over 16.5 years: $160.
• My Chocolate Lab passed away at 19.5 yrs. She was never sick a day in her life and only stepped in a vet’s office once in her life for neutering… total vet bills over 19.5 years: $160.
• Two of my Himalayan Blue Seal Points passed away at 25 yrs. and 26 yrs. They both were never sick a day in their lives and only stepped in a vet’s office once in their lives for neutering… total vet bills over 26 years: $180.
• My four Himalayan Blue Seal Points which I now have stepped in a vet’s office only once in their lives for neutering… total vet bills over the last 9 years: $360.
• My Siberian Husky who was in a vet’s office once for a diabetes check when I found him… total vet bill: $95… and if I didn’t have the knowledge that I do have and listened to those lousy, unethical allopathic vets he’d be dead by now and I’d be out thousands of $$$$!
You MUST always keep in mind that carnivores (dogs) and obligate carnivores (cats) eat meat, meat and more meat! Then why does the AVMA, AAHA, AAFP, NASPHV and all the allopathic vets I know recommend horrible brands of kibble like Purina Veterinary Diets, Iams Veterinary Formulas, Hill’s Prescription Diets, Hill’s Science Diet, Eukanuba Veterinary Diets, Royal Canin Veterinary Care Nutrition and Royal Canin Veterinary Therapeutic Formulas that contain very little or NO MEAT with questionable ingredients… because they can make $40+ / bag of pet food and the absolute worst thing that could happen to veterinarians and the AVMA, AAHA, AAFP, NASPHV and BIG PHARMA is HEALTHY ANIMALS… Remember, illness + disease = BIG, BIG $$$$ for vets and BigPharmaMafia!
Going back to the times of the dinosaurs (have you ever read or seen documentaries of a carnivorous dinosaur eating anything but another dinosaur?), the diet of a carnivore has NEVER consisted of grains, rice, any soy or wheat product, corn, chicken by-products or meat by-products. All of these may be detrimental to their health. Regardless of what anyone says, these are simply fillers and cheap sources of protein, most often found in low quality pet food.
On the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) [and also the AAHA, AAFP & NASPHV] recently telling veterinarians to discourage pet owners from feeding raw pet food diets: “Sorry, AVMA, you are all wet on this one. My own raw fed dogs have been healthier for the past 20 years than my clients’ dog food eating dogs. Are we veterinarians promoting health or the pet food industry, with all its recalls, Chinese ingredients, and biologically inappropriate diets? And why in the world is AVMA worrying about what perhaps 2.5% of the pet food market does? Surely there are serious problems affecting more pets than this… how about the jerky treats from China that are actually killing dogs, which FDA refuse to order recalled.” Dr. Laurie S. Coger, DVM www.WholisticVet.com
Carbohydrates from grains and corn are also useless and dangerous to carnivores, they just make our animal companions fat (like humans). Carnivores get their energy from protein (meats) and fats, not from carbohydrates (grains).
“Most veterinarians acquire their only knowledge on pet nutrition in elective classes in veterinary school. These classes may only last a day and are often taught by representatives from pet food companies who make the worst food possible. Hill’s, lams and Purina are the largest contributors for these courses. Wonderful, isn’t it,” says Roger Biduk.
Ingredients such as by-products, grains, corn, wheat and soy can be highly indigestible for cats and dogs and they may be highly allergic to them. They may cause allergies, lack of energy, weight gain (or loss) dull coats, joint problems, arthritis, poor behavior, seizures and skin problems such as itching and excessive shedding and cause irritable bowel problems along with eye and ear infections.
They may cause preventable diseases such as Cancer, Feline Diabetes, Chronic Renal Failure (CRF), Urinary Crystals and Cystitis (bladder inflammation), Bladder/Kidney Stones, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Hepatic Lipidosis (Fatty Liver Disease), Diarrhea and more.
Click here to go to the page “Ingredients to Avoid in Pet Foods at all Costs”.
Click here to go to the page “Grains are Very, Very Bad for Your Obligate Carnivore Cat and Carnivore Dog”.
“What illnesses and diseases leading to premature death do ingredients like grains, corn, wheat, soy, by-products, meat/beef and bone meal, animal digest, animal fat and other questionable ingredients in many pet foods sold in veterinarian clinics and grocery stores contribute to? How about:
Dull or unhealthy coats
Eye and ear problems
Fleas and other parasites
Chronic Renal Failure (CRF)
Urinary Crystals, Cancer
Cystitis (bladder inflammation),
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD),
Hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease)
Other minor and major illnesses and diseases leading to premature death.
What happens when you feed your cat/dog a species-appropriate, balanced, enzyme-rich raw meat diet or a commercial diet that resembles one: No visits to the dreaded veterinarians office for food-related illness or disease leading to premature death,” says Roger Biduk.