How To Add Years To Your Dog’s Life
In this report we will discuss factors of highly successful dog ageing.
What you will learn:
- 5 hidden ingredients in processed dog food that you should avoid and how they are slowly poisoning your dog.
- The history of dog diets and how the creation of kibble and canned food led to the modern day dog diet and how it correlates with the increase of dog cancer.
- The Epigenix foundation and their amazing research producing results that can stop, slow, and even reverse terminal cancer in dogs.
- We showed you the specific ketogenic diet that can add 5 years to your dog’s life.
Right now 99% of the worlds dogs are on a diet that looks just like this:
Not so shocking right?
But when you start to understand the relationship between processed dog diet and why we are seeing 1 in 2 dogs get cancer, you’ll understand why and how important diet is for adding years to your dogs life.
Now just think about this…Here are some dangerous additives that dogs on a modern day diet are exposed to:
A toxin common in antifreeze used during dog food production processes. Cited as a pet food “moisturizer,” this harmful additive has been linked to deadly blood diseases as well as seizures and tremors, yet it continues to pop up in product after product.
Sulphur Dioxide (Preservative)
We have all heard about preservatives and how in small amounts they aren’t dangerous. But what about dog foods? They use some of the most hardcore preservatives, mainly because the meat they are using is downgraded, sometimes even rotten. Without the preservative, they wouldn’t last 5 days. If you look on the back of the pack and you see the words ‘preservatives’ move on to another brand.
Otherwise known as sugar. Dogs process sucrose in the same way we humans do and thus is a big no no ingredient. As in the case of humans, when too much sucrose is ingested by dogs it leads to a host of issues such as weight gain, inflammation, and diabetes which can lead to loss of eyesight and premature death.
When you think of corn as an ingredient, it doesn’t sound too bad. But the corn in your pet’s food usually downgraded and not fit for human consumption. This means it could contain traces of mold and some toxins that will make it through the treating process.
Most dry foods contain around 40% grains/corn and only 25% protein. Considering corn is not an essential nutrient for dogs, why is this ratio so out of whack. You wouldn’t feed a Child a corn based diet, so why would you feed it to a dog?
Found in dog food and treats produced overseas, melamine — an industrial chemical banned in many countries – Melamine has been used in the pet industry to boost the apparent protein content.
Melamine is also used in the production of plastics, primarily for countertops, utensils, fabrics, adhesives and flame retardants. It has been linked to liver failure and, even death in dogs.
This is just a small list of what your dog is being exposed to…
So How Have These Shocking Ingredients Found their Way into Our Dogs Foods?
These days ingredients and additives in dog food are accepted as normal. But it wasn’t always that way.
In the wild, you can sure as heck bet that wolves did not eat like this. Research tells us that ancestral wolves diet was primarily made up of approximately 50% protein and 44% fat and merely 6% starchy carbohydrates. Much like these longer living dogs discussed earlier.
Our research tells us it all started with the creation of Kibble. Predominately made of corn and other grains, many experts believe this to be the start of modern day dog diet and is most likely responsible for the spike in cancer, disease, and shorter dog lifespan.
So when did this pet food revolution take place?
Dry kibble was an idea thought up by a young electrician from Cincinnati in the 1850’s. James Spratt was travelling from Cincinnati to London when he witnessed some crew members from his boat throw some left over biscuits to the dogs waiting in the harbour. This gave Spratt the idea of creating the convenient kibble that we all know and what people feed their dogs to this day.
Dry dog food had the benefit of ease of production, storing, and cost efficiency which were all seen as huge pluses at that time.
Spratt began the thinking process and realised that these biscuits (given to sailors) could be kept for months and were relatively easy and cheap to make. So he began creating these cheap and convenient biscuits and sold them to urban dog owners who loved his dog food.
The Creation Of The Pet Food Industry
Spratt began his dog food business with the first biscuits being made from vegetables, beetroot and wheat mixed with beef blood. The dogs at this time lapped it up and so did the owners. Spratt’s Dog Cakes became a huge hit in England once it hit the market in 1860. By 1870, Spratt’s Dog Cakes went global reaching New York, and so the American Pet Food Industry began.
So, Where Does Raw Food Fit In?
At this time, the industrial revolution was still happening and the concept of convenience was new, exciting and therefore exploited. Science and understanding was not as advanced as it is now. Rural families were still feeding their dog’s human food as well as raw meat. However, as cities began to develop, people began to opt for the path of least resistance and veered away from feeding their dogs meat, leading to what we know now as kibble.
Who Else Followed Spratt’s Way Of Thinking?
1880’s Vets from Boston, Massachusetts introduced A.C. Daniel’s Medicated Dog Bread into the pet food industry.
1908 Around this time, the idea of making different shaped and sized kibble for various different dog breeds took off and F.H. Bennet Biscuit Company began creating bone-shaped dog biscuits as well as creating the first form of puppy food.
1922 At this time, the first form of canned dog food was created, ‘Ken-L-Ration’. It was created by the Chappel brothers and was made with Horsemeat. Dogs loved this form of wet, canned food and owners saw that it made their dogs happy, and so this form of food became the first choice at this time. Horsemeat became so popular that this company began specifically breeding horses for their canned products. This resulted in over 50,000 horses being slaughtered by the 1930’s.
1931 The National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) bought Bennet’s company and renamed their dog biscuits as Milkbones. They began a strong campaign to market their product and hired over 3,000 salesmen who’s main objective was to make sure that this product was in every store and was known as the ‘standard food of the day’. This campaign worked so well that buying Milkbones became an integral part of people everyday grocery shopping.
As you can see, dry kibble biscuits have only really been around for 100 years whereas the natural raw food diet has kept dogs healthy and has been around for thousands and thousands of years.
The Rise Of Kibble
1941 By this time, world war two was very much in flow and dry dog food came back into fashion. This was mostly because metal was needed elsewhere during the war and not for canned dog food as well as the government introducing a rationing system for meat.
By 1941, Processed Dog-Food Reached Almost 90% of The Market Share…
1950 The Ralston Purina Company began creating their Chex Cereal. They used a extruder, which contained a mix of cereals and other ingredients which were cooked under high pressure and puffed up with air. This is where the Chex cereal was created which could be added to milk without going soggy.
At this time, lots of dog parents were complaining about the digestibility, appearance and texture of the dog biscuits so Purina’s pet division began experimenting using an extruder. After a good 3 years, Purina came up with their Dog Chow, which became extremely popular and is still on the market, even to this day.
Around the same time, ‘Ken-L-Ration’ began advertising on the TV and caught the attention of dog owners, using catchphrases, which included ‘This dog food uses only USDA government-inspected horsemeat’. Well, if the government says its good quality, then it must be true…
1970 To Present Day
‘The Pet Food Institution’ created a campaign, at this time for animal parents to only feed their dog’s packaged food. They even funded reports, which were published throughout the media stating that there were dangers in feeding your dog table scraps and expressed how bad raw meat is for dogs. I think the main danger for dog owners at this time and at anytime throughout history is being fed miss-information, however that is the power of advertising.
50 years ago, the pet food industry spent over $50 million per year on advertising; can you even begin to imagine how much they are spending now?
In the 70’s the average dog mortality age was 17 years. 40 Years after the introduction of processed pet foods you are considered very fortunate if your dog passes the age of 11 years.
The issue that we, as dog owners face today is; how do we know what is the truth and what is false information? What we do know is that competing dog food brands will pretty much say anything and claim to use pure, 100% beef in their products, all in the name of advertising, however these claims have been proven to be far from the truth.
In the last 40 years dogs lifespans have decreased by 6 years on average and its getting worse, not better…
So What is the Ideal Diet For Longevity, and Successful Ageing?
Do you remember the study I pointed out in part 1 which was conducted by the Epigenix foundation?
Ok, let me elaborate on that…
The Epigenix Foundation in the United States has been rescuing dogs with terminal, level 4 cancer and reversing their cancers.
On their 53 acre sanctuary which acts as a forever home for canines they have a 24 hour facility staffed by a dedicated team of Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians, supported by a network of Oncologists, Neurologists, Surgeons and Clinicalists.
They have been funding a project called KetoPets utilizing combined therapies of the Ketogenic Diet.
They wanted to find out whether or not the Ketogenic Diet is the most powerful means of halting metastatic progression in canines.
What is a Ketogenic Diet?
For those who don’t know what a Ketogenic diet is, its a diet that consists of Protein and Fats, with close to zero carbohydrates.
The nutrient intake on a ketogenic diet typically works out to about 70-75% fat, 20-25% protein, and 5-10% from carbohydrate on a daily basis.
And get this…
What They Have Discovered Is Shocking!
After the 120 day protocol, coupled with an unconventional metabolic dog diet, they were able to stop, slow down and even reverse cancer.
So what was the diet I hear you asking?
Interestingly the Ketogenic diet is similar to what science tells us wolves would have eaten for 1000’s of years ago: Animal fats, animal protein, and maybe some low hanging fruit or berries every now and again.
The Ketogenic diet they followed probably looked a lot like this:
I’m sure you’ll agree it’s still a far cry from the modern day kibble diet.
Do you need to add every food pictured above? Of course not. Dog doesn’t like avocado? switch it up for another fat source. Dog hates blueberries? Try them on another vitamin packed fruit…
An individual approach is always best, as long as your nutrient amounts is closer to the ketogenic guidelines (70-75% fat, 20-25% protein, and 5-10% from carbohydrate) your good to go.
Another thing you’ll notice is:
Everything is raw, not cooked…
I switched my Bulldog “Unit” over to a Ketogenic diet a few months back and he is looking and moving better than ever. During a check up last week, even the vet said he really is in amazing shape. Which is a change from “he could lose a few pounds”
This Diet Can Add 5 Years To Your Dogs Life…
So are we going to keep feeding our dogs this heavily processed food?
I’m going to give you the cover all solution to successful dog ageing while giving you the opportunity to turn the tides of the appalling standards that effect our pets quality of life…
I guarantee you this will save you money, time, and give you years more precious years with your loved one.
And though the information in this report is helpful and certainly tangible, I will be the first to admit some of it is a bit time consuming…
Which is why next I will show you the easy button, a done for you solution that ensures your pet remains a valued member of your family for years to come…
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