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The Foods Your Dog Was Meant to Eat

With all the dog food brands and types on the marketing, dog owners often have a difficult time trying to figure out which food is best for their dog.

Should they listen to the advertisements from the manufacturers? Ask their veterinarian? Buy the cheapest or the most expensive food they see? Raw? Cooked? Or maybe even Vegan?

It’s a challenge, we know. For that reason, we’re going to provide you with a few basic guidelines so you can make better choices.

When you know you’re making the right choices, you will feel better about how you’re feeding your dog and your dog will be healthier! It’s definitely one of those win-win situations. 

A Look at Wolves and Their Diets

When a wolf—the dog’s ancestor—takes down prey, the first thing they will do is eat the organs and intestines.

That’s where the highest levels of antioxidants and nutrients are. After that, they may consume the muscle of the prey. 

To a lesser degree, they look for seasonal plant foods. In the spring, they will eat berries and seeds.

Aside from a few seasonal additions, dogs and wolves are both carnivores, meaning that they focus on eating the high protein fuel in animal tissue. 

No Cooked Food for Wild Wolves

Obviously, wild wolves never get any cooked food. In contrast, the vast majority of commercial dog food is cooked.

Right off the bat, dogs consuming this type of food depart from the ancient diet of the animals in this group that includes wolves, foxes, dogs, jackals, coyotes and more. 

Think of wolves you’ve seen pictures of—you’ve never seen an obese wolf, right? But I bet you can think of plenty of overweight domestic dogs. 

The very simplest guideline to follow is to provide a dog with a diet that follows the pattern of wolves in the wild as closely as possible.

Poor Diets are Making Our Beloved Dogs Sick

As you think with the simplicity of this guideline, think about how many times someone has told you that their dog has cancer or is diabetic.

The high incidence of these and other illnesses is a recent development resulting from these poor diets.

For example, many pet owners feed their dogs kibble. What’s wrong with this food? 

  1. It’s cooked.

  2. It’s very dry food whereas the prey consumed by wolves contains a lot of water.

  3. The fat content is too high, but the prey eaten by wolves is lean. 

  4. It contains foods that are unnatural for this type of animal, such as ground corn, corn syrup, potato starch, pea flour and lentils. 

  5. The fat content of these foods may come from inappropriate sources such as canola.

  6. The part of this food that actually comes from an animal, such as a cow, may be sourced from sick animals that are cheaper for the manufacturer to buy.

These problem ingredients and characteristics mean these foods are highly inflammatory and damaging to your dog’s health.

It’s going to be hard (maybe impossible) to keep your dog healthy on this kind of food. 

Phasing Your Pet to a Better Diet

The more you can introduce good quality, raw, unprocessed meats into your pet’s diet, the better. Just be sure to freeze the meat first to kill parasites. 

We know that not everyone can manage the time or expense of switching their dog to a raw meat diet. For that reason, we created our DogStars packed with ingredients that promote health in your pet. 

  • Grass-fed beef, lamb or other meat from healthy animals

  • Chia flour (from seeds that are high in antioxidants)

  • Sweet potato

  • Coconut oil

  • Herbs

We prepare these DogStars and our other treats in low-heat ovens that preserve them without cooking the ingredients.

Adding a few DogStars to your dog’s daily diet provides them with nutrients just like those sought by their ancestor, the wolf. 

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