2016 documentary regarding the pet food industry in America (available on Netflix)
WHAT IS RAW FEEDING?
Providing canines with the most nutritional and natural diet, based on their anatomy and physiology. Dogs' teeth and digestive tracts are indicative of a carnivorous diet comprised of raw meat and bones, with the occasional partially-digested stomach contents of their prey. Prey Model Raw (PMR), species-appropriate diet, raw feeding, Real Meaty Bones (RMB), Biologically Appropriate Raw Feeding (BARF), etc are all labels for essentially the same concept, just with variations in the presentation.
BENEFITS OF RAW FEEDING YOUR DOG
Robust immune system
Significantly less, nearly odorless feces
Pearly white teeth
Reduced vet visits & bills
Happy canine elated about meal time!
DESPICABLE PROTEIN SOURCES
Commercially produced food (kibble) is made using rendered animals and animal byproducts, including rancid meat, roadkill, and euthanized pets. It's a dog-eat-dog world, if your canine companion eats kibble!
KIBBLE CONTAINS INDIGESTIBLE INGREDIENTS
Kibble contains enormous amounts of starch and grains (30-70%) that dogs cannot digest. "Grain-free" formulations just substitute more starches by adding sweet potatoes, chickpeas, peas, etc.
Yeast is also added as a cheap source of Vitamin B, but is linked to ear infections and skin irritations.
Companies use deceptive ingredient labels, such as sawdust listed as "crude fiber."
KIBBLE PROVIDES SUBSTANDARD NUTRITION
Kibble is deficient in key nutrients because they are "cooked out." Heat-treating food destroys 70% of the nutritional value for your pet. Commercial pet foods use chemical preservatives that are known to cause cancer, weight gain, diabetes, & autoimmune diseases in animals.
WHAT'S WRONG WITH KIBBLE?
Everything! The commercial pet food industry produces kibble for maximum shelf life and convenience of owners, with little regard for the health of your four-pawed family member.