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What do Animals in Captivity Eat?
Roger Biduk – What should you feed your cat/dog? Easy, feed them what they’ve been eating for millions of years, a balanced raw meat diet.
Roger Biduk says to go to any zoo in the world and check out what the animals are being fed. “Every animal gets a species-appropriate diet, that is, a diet that mirrors what they would eat in the wild.
“Isn’t it ‘odd’ that that the AVMA, AAHA and most all veterinarians are totally against feeding a balanced, species-appropriate, enzyme-rich raw meat diet and instead recommend and sell garbage ‘prescription diets’ (usually from Hill’s) which don’t contain any ingredients that resemble whatsoever what your carnivore dog or obligate carnivore cat would eat in the wild.
‘It’s not odd, because their big interest is finding ways to seperate you from your $$$$ and to keep Fifi and Fido coming back for more, not to keep your pets healthy!”
At Sea World, why do they feed fish to Shamu the killer whale and to the dolphins?
In zoos, why do they feed the giraffes and elephants grass and leaves?
Why do they feed the primates leaves, bark, shoots, stems, bamboo, insects, roots and fruits?
Why do they feed the big cats – lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars and lynx (the big cats are from the same family, Felidea, as your pet cat) only slabs of raw meat?
Why do they feed Timber wolves and Grey wolves (with whom your pet dog shares 99.8% of their mitochondrial DNA) raw carcasses of animals?
The answer to all these questions is the same… it’s what they’ve been eating and thriving on for tens of millions of years and what they still eat in the wild!!!
Trying to Justify Feeding Foods With Bad Ingredients-Simply Disgusting!
Then why would the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), National Association of Public Health Veterinarians (NAPHV), veterinarians and pet food manufacturers who make very poor quality pet foods vigorously condemn feeding raw meats to carnivores (dogs) and obligate carnivores (cats) and instead recommend kibble that contains little or no meat, meat and poultry by-products, meat / beef and bone meal and animal digest (may include insecticides, pesticides, euthanized cats / dogs that are full of disease and drugs), corn, grains, wheat and soy products, harmful preservatives and artificial colors that have never been, are not now and will never, ever be part of a cat/dog’s natural diet and can lower their life expectancy by half from a plethora of diseases caused by being given the wrong foods and over-vaccinations?
I’ll tell you why… three reasons and it’s all about big, big, big, big $$$$$!
I’m sure you’ll recognize the names of the five companies that control up to 90% of the pet food market in North America and (by coincidence?… NOT!) are also among the largest global conglomerates on the planet in the production of human food products: Mars Inc., Nestlé SA, Colgate-Palmolive, Procter & Gamble & Del Monte Foods. The garbage ingredients that go into many pet foods are the diseased, poisonous waste products from human food production that would otherwise be destined for the local landfill or turned into fertilizer.
What is really horrifying and the public should be made aware of and never forgotten is that EACH ONE of these five manufacturers had brands of pet foods that sickend and killed (poisoned) possible millions of cats and dogs in the melamine poison scandal of 2007. Menu Foods Ltd. of Streetsville, Ontario (which has since been bought out by Simmons Pet Food Inc.) recalled over 60 million containers of pet food. Too little, too late…!
Among the major brands of those pet foods are some of the most popular and ones that you may be feeding your pets (many still being recommended by veterinarians): Royal Canin, Eukanuba, Hill’s Prescription Diet, Iams, Science Diet, Purina and Ol’ Roy (Walmart’s brand) just to name a few. You can read the melamine poison scandal here and then go to the FDA recall list. These five companies and the veterinarians who recommended and sold (they still recommend and sell) their products did a great job sweeping this poisonous scandal under the carpet, don’t you think?
Dr. Alicia McWatters, Ph.D. said it best: “Why do some veterinarians [and now, unbelievably, the AVMA] misrepresent the benefits of feeding a raw natural diet and promote the practice of feeding an inferior commercial kibble diet? For many it is ignorance while for others it is more calculated.” On that note, it only makes sense that veterinarians recommend and sell inferior commercial kibble for three reasons:
1) Unethical veterinarians. These veterinarians know that these foods will never make a sick cat or dog healthy but will eventually make a healthy cat or dog sick. In both cases, big, big money for the vets…… and highly unethical, don’t you think? If this scenario was with doctors and humans, the doctor would lose their license to practice, get sued for malpractice then get thrown in jail. Don’t veterinarians have to take an oath? Welcome to the veterinary profession!
2) The veterinarian may plead ignorance and claim he/she knows nothing about cat / dog nutrition. If that’s the case, then they have no business selling pet foods in their clinics and it should be highly illegal and they should be held legally responsible for the well-being of the health of the cat / dog. After all, don’t doctors have to know what a drug will do before they prescribe it? Which leads us to the third reason:
3) Many of the bags of ‘prescription’ pet foods (Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Science Diet) that sell for $80 or more at vet clinics and animal hospitals may contain over 60% carbohydrate ( a dog’s natural diet is 4%-6%, none from grains!), NO MEAT, garbage and dangerous ingredients that would otherwise be destined for the local landfill or turned into fertilizer and can cost as little as $.03 / lb. to make…… you do the math.
Because these ‘pet foods’ cost almost nothing to make, the manufacturers make such a high profit they can afford to pay the veterinarians huge margins on what they sell…… the vets first makes big $$$$ selling the pet food then make the real BIG $$$$ treating the cat / dog when they get serious illness and disease leading to premature death because of the ‘prescription diet’ they sold in the first place….. it’s a wonderful world, isn’t it?
“What should you feed your cat / dog,” asks Roger Biduk?” Easy, feed them what their ancestors ate and what they’ve been eating for millions of years, a balanced, enzyme-rich raw meat diet.
If feeding a commercial diet, make sure it’s high protein / low starch / low carbohydrate and grain-free. Wet is best followed by kibble. Make sure the foods don’t include even one ingredient in this list of “Ingredients to Absolutely Avoid in Pet Foods.”
On the American Veterinary Association (AVMA) [and now also the AAHA, AAFP and 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
“Very often when there’s big, big money in any one industry there’s lobbyists, lies, fraud, greed, corruption and collusion. That’s what we have with the big three in the pet industry – veterinarians, pet food companies and big pharma… and you can be sure it’s not in the best interest of your pets,” says Roger Biduk.