This is a very thorough and extensive 35 page website about allopathic, holistic and integrative veterinary, cat / dog nutrition and what BigPharmaMafia, bad veterinarians and pet food companies who make very low-quality pet foods don't or won't tell you. It will always be a work in progress. The site is sometimes intentionally provocative & outspoken in order to disturb the status quo, which needs to be educated and must be changed! All of the information on this website is fact and has been extensively researched, sourced and documented and is extremely well received by both good veterinarians and pet parents, having had 500,000 hits in a single day!
Roger Biduk says to feed your cat or dog what they’ve been eating for millions of years, a balanced raw meat diet or a species appropriate commercial food
Roger Biduk goes on to say “the sad truth is that most (sometimes ALL) of the main ingredients in commercial pet foods sold in grocery stores, veterinary clinics and animal hospitals help provide patients for vets! Why is that?”
Very simple, feed your carnivore dog and obligate (strict) carnivore cat what a carnivore eats… a balanced raw-meat diet or a grain-free, low starch commercial diet that resembles one!
In the wild, the natural diet of a canine & feline has always been, still is and will always be an example of the Adkins Diet… high protein, low carbohydrates!
In the wild, canines & felines drink very little water and get 70%-80% of their water requirement from the kill… wet food!
Feeding inferior dry food containing grains, corn, wheat or soy may cause preventable diseases such as 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, Dehydration and more. Read more here.
They have to drink up to 6X their usual water needs to make up for not eating a wet food diet if they’re being fed dry food (and they never do).
Absolutely no grain should be in their food and corn, rice, wheat and soy are almost always present in grocery store or veterinarian-recommended kibble. Pets are usually HIGHLY allergic to them & they’re highly indigestible, like in humans (look in the toilet bowl the day after you’ve had some corn).
Corn, rice, grains, wheat and soy ingredients are used as cheap, harmful fillers to raise the protein content, and all of these ingredients can harm your cat or dog because none of them have ever been part of a canine or feline diet. What’s important is what the protein source is, and that source should come from only human-grade meats.
AVOID the following ingredients:
Added Colours (Blue Dye#2, Red Dye #40, Yellow Dye #5, Yellow Dye #6), Animal Digest, Animal Fat, Barley, Beef Tallow, Beef and Bone Meal, Beet Pulp, BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole), BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene), Brewer’s Rice, Chicken By-Products, Chicken By-Product Meal, Chicken Liver Flavour, Corn, Corn Gluten, Corn Grits, Corn Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Ethoxyquin, Ethylenediamine, Fish Oil, Fish Meal, Glyceryl Monostearate, Meat and Bone Meal, Meat By-Products, Meat By-Product Meal, Meat Meal, Menadione Sodium Bisulfate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Oats, Oat Groats, Pea Fiber, Peanut Shells, Pork Fat, Poultry By-Products, Poultry By-Product Meal, Powdered Cellulose, Propylene Glycol, Propyl Gallate, Rice, Rice Gluten, Rice Hulls, Sodium Metabisulphite, Sorghum, Soy, Soy Flour, Soybeans, Soybean Meal, Wheat, Wheat Bran, Wheat Flour, Wheat Germ, Wheat Gluten and Wheat Middlings.
Roger Biduk states “if your veterinarian recommends annual vaccinations and/or a diet for your dog/cat such as Hill’s Prescription Diet, Purina, Pedigree, Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Royal Canin, etc… run away! Talk to a good holistic veterinarian, most of whom do inexpensive phone consultations.”
Unfortunately, most dog & cat food (especially dry) can have over 60% carbohydrates…these grains are only cheap fillers with good marketing being used by pet food companies because they’re so cheap compared to much more expensive, human-grade meats!!!
Don’t fall for slick advertising from pet food companies or listen to vets saying that grains, wheat and soy products are good for cats and dogs….they’re just CHEAP fillers taking the place of more expensive meat protein and DEFINITELY don’t have any place whatsoever in a canine or feline diet!!!
One of the main reasons people are fat is because they eat too many carbohydrates, and the same goes for cats and dogs.
Our animal companions shouldn’t be eating ANY carbohydrates. GET IT THROUGH YOUR HEAD: CARNIVORES DON’T EAT CARBOHYDRATES!!!
There’s no such thing as fat, overweight felines & canines in the wild! The only fat, overweight felines & canines are the domestic ones with their fat, overweight owners…!!!
A balanced, species-appropriate raw meat diet is superior followed by a wet, grain-free, low starch food supplemented with raw meat.
Read the amazing study by Dr. Pottenger of his cats here and and the clinical study by Dr. William Pollak, DVM here of the huge benefits of feeding dogs and cats a raw meat diet or a a commercial diet that resembles one.
“Your children aren’t dependent on you for their whole lives but your animal companions are… you wouldn’t give poisonous, carcinogenic pesticides (pills, topical applications, collars or injections), over-vaccinate or feed your kids food that makes them sick, cause illness and disease leading to premature death, would you… then why would you do so to your animal companions with a grocery store or veterinarian-sold prescription diet” asks Roger Biduk.