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Biologically Appropriate Dog & Cat Food

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Stated simply, 'Biologically Appropriate' means mimicking the foods that Mother Nature evolved the animal to eat. Herbivores, like cows and sheep for example, evolved flat molars to grind plants, long digestive tracts to ferment plants and amylase in the saliva to break down the carbohydrates found in plants.

For herbivores, a Biologically Appropriate food would include a variety of plants in a low-protein and high-carbohydrate diet.

Carnivores, like dogs and cats, have a large mouth with a single hinge designed for swallowing large chunks of meats, pointed teeth for tearing and shredding meats, and a short, acidic digestive tract designed for the quick digestion of meats.

For dogs and cats, a Biologically Appropriate food would include a variety of fresh meats in a high-protein, moderate fat and low-carbohydrate diet.

It should be clear by now that large quantities of grains and carbohydrates are certainly NOT biologically appropriate for dogs and cats.

Biologically Appropriate diets are instead concentrated in fresh animal ingredients that supply the correct proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals in species-specific ratios (focus on matching food to the anatomical capacity).

Key Features Of A Biologically Appropriate Diet

Put simply, a Biologically Appropriate food is designed to match the digestive anatomy of the target animal. In its dry form, Biologically Appropriate dog or cat foods feature:

  1. RICH IN ANIMAL PROTEIN from meat concentrated formulations (70%+).
  2. HIGH & VARIOUS FRESH MEAT INCLUSIONS from a variety of animal sources.
  3. LOW IN CARBOHYDRATES with no high-glycemic cereal grains present.
  4. ESSENTIAL FATS FROM ANIMALS (meats and fish) – not plants
  5. FRUITS, VEGETABLES & BOTANICALS.
  6. NOTHING IN EXCESS and not over supplied in calcium and phosphorus

 

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