2015 was my year of dog nutrition revelations: January 1st began with a kibble & wet food breakfast for the pups; December 31st ended with a raw dinner.
You can tell that we underwent a “slight” transition over the course of the year. What caused me to change Missy & Buzz’s diet?
Reason #1: Missy had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer in October of 2014 and kicked its butt in early 2015 (she had tumor removal surgery as well as 4 rounds of chemotherapy).
After learning that only 5% of all K9 cancer rates are estimated to be hereditary, and that an unbelievable 95% are caused by environmental factors (highly processed dog food, chemical pest preventatives, over-vaccination, second-hand smoke ), I knew that something had to change.
Side note: I read about that 5% vs. 95% cancer rate in several of Rodney Habib’s publications/social media platforms. He is the editor at large/writer for Dogs Naturally Magazine.
I began doing lots of research online and kept hearing about the amazing health benefits associated with raw food for dogs:
*Reduction of Cancer Risk
*Improved Oral Health
*Improved Weight Management
*Reduction of Allergies
*Healthy Skin & Coat
I figured that we didn’t have anything to lose by trying out raw food (it can’t really get any worse than cancer), and I personally just felt like I owed it to Missy.
I won’t go into depth about the various benefits listed above – you’ll read about them in my compilation of Best of K9 Nutrition 2015 Posts below, if you feel so inclined.
Suffice it to say that I can attest to ALL of the benefits. It’s truly mind-boggling what the right kind of nutrition is capable of – then again, mother nature just knows best.
Now without further ado, here are my Best Of K9 Nutrition 2015 blog posts (all titles are clickable):
Have you experienced similar lifestyle-changing circumstances in your K9 or human world? As always, we’d love to hear from you in our comment section!