Daily nutraceutical supplements such as chondroitin, glucosamine, MSM, and turmeric

Dry pet diets

Dry pet diets are typically low in vital fatty acids. Dogs and cats fed dry commercial meals frequently exhibit indications of essential fatty acid deficiency, including a dull coat, scaly skin, and susceptibility to skin and ear infections. Chronic inflammatory disorders such as arthritis and gingivitis might be exacerbated by these deficits. Most pet food producers have lately addressed this major shortage in dry, manufactured pet meals by labeling additions and supplements as useful. Why was there such a long delay in addressing this significant essential fatty acid shortfall problem while fraudulently stating that the meal was complete, properly prepared, and balanced before the deficiency was identified? Over fifty years ago, it was generally known in the UK that a small amount of flaxseed oil added to the dog's food every day would make the dog's coat shine.

For young animals, a lack of necessary fatty acids results in slower development. Severe deficits can affect brain development and I.Q. Clinical studies have demonstrated that adding a high-quality vegetable oil to aged dogs' meals improves their physical and mental health. Vegetable oils exclusively include the omega-6 fatty acids linoleic and linolenic, not arachidonic acid. Dogs, but not cats, can produce arachidonic acid from linoleic acid. Cats with essential fatty acid insufficiency, which is typically shown as chronic skin, joint, and other inflammatory problems, must be administered fish oil due to its high arachidonic acid content.

With the exception of arachidonic acid, these essential elements are far more concentrated in vegetable oils than in animal fat, which frequently contains excess omega-6, which can exacerbate inflammatory diseases. Flaxseed oil has an ideal combination of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids have recently been shown to help treat several skin problems and inflammatory illnesses, including chronic arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease in dogs.

Daily nutraceutical supplements such as chondroitin, glucosamine, MSM, and turmeric can also benefit dogs and cats suffering from arthritis, which is a frequent condition in pets today. Vegetable oils may also aid to prevent and treat chronic renal failure in animals with kidney disease. Fish oil has been shown to be more helpful than flaxseed oil in treating arthritis in dogs, and it may also assist with other chronic inflammatory disorders, including gingivitis and related dental issues in cats and dogs that cannot be treated with dental chew-sticks or other commercial gimmicks. Because factory farm-derived (and non-USDA Certified Organic) animal product has less critical fatty acids, both customers and their pets must take omega-3 fatty acid supplements.

Lukullus A Casa Juicy Rosemary Turkey

Lukullus A Casa Juicy Rosemary Turkey - 1kg
Lukullus Junior Cold-Pressed Chicken with Trout - 1.5kg
Lukullus Mini Chicken with Wholegrain Rice - Economy Pack: 3 x 5kg

Food Addiction

While high-temperature processing can kill most dangerous bacteria, boiling does not kill bacterial endotoxins or fungal aflatoxins, which are common contaminants in animal parts and livestock feed-grade cereals. Canned meals, which contain 75% water, are often more appealing and digestible than dried foods. Caregivers are readily misled by chunks of artificially colored and textured soy protein (TVP) and wheat gluten that resemble bits of meat or liver, which is exactly what the producer intended. Soy protein is still highly healthy for dogs, however it may induce bloating and allergic responses in some. The high estrogen level of soy products necessitates caution: everything in moderation for the more omnivorous dog and his owner.

However, because cats are carnivores, they must get all of their protein and fat from animal sources, which should be organic, compassionate, and sustainable. Such physiologically irregular and completely unsuitable plant-based elements in cats' diets, such as soy protein, wheat, and rice gluten, play a significant role in many cat health issues, as explained in chapters 7 and 9. Cats are particularly vulnerable to hazardous chemicals in their food, drink, and physical/home environment, as many pollutants disturb the endocrine and immune systems. This is recorded in a review of this endocrine-immune disruption condition in coauthor Fox's two books, Cat Body, Cat Mind and Dog Body, Dog Mind. Even the bisphenol-containing liners of pop-top cat food cans have been linked to this illness and identified as a key contributor to cats' high prevalence of hyperthyroidism, coupled with in-home exposure to fire-retardant chemicals.

Lukullus Menu Gustico Beef

Lukullus Menu Gustico Beef  Grain-free - 6 x 400g
Lukullus Menu Gustico Mixed Trial Pack - 6 x 400g
Lukullus Poultry & Lamb - Grain-Free - 6 x 400g

Food and beverage sector

Several years ago, the pet food business sought Fox's help on animal behavior and psychology studies on food choice and imprinting. He had published studies on olfactory (odor) imprinting in puppies, and he was very interested in discussing food aversion, anorexia, and, most importantly, food imprinting and addiction. Since this consultation thirty years ago, it is quite likely that research on numerous food components and synthetic additives that improve palatability has been conducted. These components may be confidential information that is not disclosed on the pet food label of contents, or they may be included without explanation, such as natural flavor, animal digest, or artificial flavor. It makes excellent commercial sense to get a dog or cat addicted to a certain brand at a young age, such as puppy or kitten food with appetite-enhancing, addictive ingredients, and then include these same compounds in dry and canned meals for older animals. However, food addiction may be extremely harmful to an animal's long-term health if they are continuously seeking food, the produced formula does not give adequate nutrition, and the animals refuse to consume alternative types of more nutritious food. This is especially dangerous for cats, who grow hooked to dry food and shun anything else.

Unfortunately, many pet owners believe that enthusiastic acceptance of a diet indicates nutritional value. Even the prestigious Consumer Reports, in a contentious report on pet food, used taste testing with workers' own pets as one criterion for determining a product's worth. This, of course, is as ridiculous as depending on a three-year-old child's nutritional awareness to choose a nutritious reward among sweets, ice cream, or vegetables. This article was widely condemned by veterinarians and the pet food industry for failing to address concerns such as digestibility, bioavailability, optimal nutrition, and ingredient quality. Many saw it as inflicting enormous harm to U.S. pets by marketing low-quality pet food.

When given natural and entire meals, animals typically use what is known as nutritional wisdom to make their choices. Such intuitive knowledge may be interrupted by odor and flavor enhancers added to commercial pet meals, causing animals to prefer processed foods over natural ones. This might lead pet caretakers to believe that commercial pet meals are superior to home-prepared diets because their animals prefer processed foods.


The digestive process is extremely complex

The digestive process is extremely complex when one mouthful of broccoli or steak is broken down within the digestive tract into essential and nonessential amino acids, simple sugars, essential and nonessential fatty acids, glycerol, vitamins, and macro and micro minerals within twelve to twenty-four hours of its intake. These nutrients enter the bloodstream and are guided by hormones, the nervous system, and a variety of chemical processes into the metabolic pathways that keep your body alive. It's no surprise that pet food marketers emphasize the digestibility of their diets as a significant selling point.

Digestibility is the amount of a nutrient that is digested in the stomach and intestines before being absorbed into the body via the intestinal wall. Bioavailability refers to how much of a certain component is really used to sustain an animal's metabolism. In the conventional pet food business, the ingredients are agricultural byproducts that are heated during the creation of the base meal, as well as during the manufacturing and extrusion processes that result in the kibbles that the animals eat.

As a result of this dual processing, the total digestibility of the various nutrients is only 75 80 percent, and the bioavailability of the individual nutrients is reduced. Canned pet foods, which can contain up to 85 percent water, are thought to be more digestible (80 percent to 90 percent), but their high water content makes them more expensive in terms of density and essential nutrient content per pound than more concentrated dried (and freeze-dried) foods. In other words, you may be paying a high price for a large amount of water mixed into a gravy with artificial thickeners.

Less information is available for pet diets prepared from main fresh components, the same foods people would consume at home, because pet food production research has, for economic reasons, concentrated on evaluating byproducts and synthetic additives rather than fresh, whole-food ingredients. Individually, these substances are highly digested, and their bioavailability ranges between 85 and 100 percent. Minerals and vitamins in fresh food are more available to your pet than those used to enhance commercial pet diets since they are in their natural state and are easier to absorb than synthetic, produced analogs.

Thus, applying AAFCO criteria to these pet diets is improper and even misleading. This is because AAFCO nutrient requirements are based on the minimum requirements for a specific life stage and are based on studies in which commercially manufactured diets containing byproducts were fed and evaluated, as opposed to fresh whole food ingredients.

Choose from a variety of animal protein sources

Choose from a variety of animal protein sources

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