books by Kymythy

Natural Nutrition for Dogs and Cats
By Kymythy R. Schultze, C.C.N., A.H.I.
ISBN# 1-56170-636-1

Book Excerpt:
Species-Appropriate Nutrition

Each new day brings validity to what wise nutritionists, and your mother, have been saying for years: eat good food and stop eating junk! Our own doctors encourage us to consume fewer processed foods and rely more on unadulterated natural ingredients in our meals if we wish to enjoy an optimal quality of life. Surely, our beloved animal companions are entitled to the same consideration. Why does the quality of food make a difference in your pet’s health? Simply put, food is body fuel, and life does not exist without it. The strength of your pet’s immune system, its resistance to disease and its quality of life all depend on the type and quality of the food that it eats. Although commercial pet food products may be extremely convenient, they lack vital enzymes and provide only a fixed formula, with no healthy variety of fresh foods. All ingredients are heated, making many of them less viable and some of them actually dangerous to health. Take a moment and ask yourself if you would eat these products. Would you feed them to your human children, day after day, year after year, for their entire lives? Probably not. Common sense and current knowledge have proven that we must eat a wide variety of fresh, wholesome foods to enjoy good health. The same wisdom applies to our pets. Just as processed foods are a new addition to the human diet, they are also a recent substitution for unadulterated foods in the diets of our canine and feline friends. Until the invention of processed commercial pet food products less than 100 years ago, all animal lovers shared their own food with their dogs and cats. In fact, people have been making their animal companions’ meals at home since the beginning of our relationship with them, at least 4,000 to 14,000 years ago. Many people, all over the world, continue to prepare their furry friends’ food at home.

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© 2008 Kymythy R. Schultze