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When you make your decision to bring a dog or a puppy into your life and your home, you need to make a commitment to them and you need to honour that commitment. They love us unconditionally, and they are entirely dependent on us to meet all their needs.

Can I suggest that when you make this decision, particularly if you are purchasing a puppy, that you obtain your puppy from a reputable and registered breeder. Registered breeders will carefully screen future owners and will often provide valuable information regarding vaccinations and breed-specific requirements, and will only let pups be taken away from their mum and siblings at 8 weeks or later, as removing them earlier will hinder their development, and you may later face behavioural issues and challenges that will be very difficult to correct.

It is also advisable to take time to research different breeds in order to determine which breed is suitable for you, your family and your lifestyle. Some dogs are from working dog lines with high levels of energy and can be extremely active, requiring essential daily exercise and stimulation. Make sure you can take them to the park, and make sure you can provide appropriate levels of stimulation, a range of activities, and socialisation with humans and other dogs from as early an age as possible.

On the other hand, some breeds are calmer with low energy levels. Some eat more and cost more to take care of, some are prone to genetic diseases and while all dogs need to be groomed, some, such as for example Poodles or woolly Malamutes require a constant and quite specific grooming regime. Consider what lies ahead for you and your dog, and then make your decision.

Most instances of pet abandonment result from the careless and thoughtless actions of selfish and uncaring owners who get caught up in the initial emotional rush of having a puppy in their home. Unfortunately they discover later, perhaps when the puppy is a few weeks or months old, that they don’t want the responsibility of caring for their dog. and so many dogs, through no fault of their own, find themselves either on the street or in a pound. Some are, depending on their history, pitifully traumatised, fearful or anxious. Some find their ‘forever home’ while others do not. Please think through your pet purchase carefully so as to avoid this terrible situation.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT COMMERCIAL DOG FOOD

This information has been scientifically researched and proven, now its out there for you to decide.

Impact of high temperature processing
Impact of high temperature processing

The impact of high temperature processing Kibble (dried food) of all brands

  • Cooked or highly processed food (IE. Kibble) denatures proteins and destroys the sensitive nutrients & enzymes
  • Increased nutritional damage occurs as higher temperatures are applied over prolonged periods of time
  • Overly heated fats generate numerous undesirable substances including acrolein, nitrosamines, hydrocarbons, and benzopyrene (one of the most potent cancer causing agents known)
  • 30% to 50% of vitamins and minerals & 70% + of nutrients are lost
  • All kibble pet foods are manufactured at very high temperatures and under great pressure and temperatures.

DOGS AND CATS ARE CARNIVORES

  • Teeth designed for biting, ripping, tearing, crunching meat and bones.
  • Jaws structure allows large gulping acNon, they don’t chew
  • Saliva has no amylase enzyme to break down plant mader, carbohydrate and starch
  • Highly acidic gut designed digest raw meat, fat, bone and organs
  • No bacteria to break down cellulose and starch. Pancreas does not produce enough amylase enzyme
  • Dogs and cats naturally choose to hunt and eat a raw wild prey diet high in protein from raw meat and organs
  • Dogs closely resemble the grey wolf and cats are descendant from the Africa wild cat

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Dogs: The Omnivore-Carnivore Question
by Dr. Jeannie Thomason & Dr. Kim Bloomer

Dogs, from the smallest Chihuahua to the largest Mastiff, are carnivores. The assumption that dogs are omnivores remains to be proven, but dogs being carnivores is evidentially supported.

Dogs, like wolves, are opportunistic and will eat just about anything given half a chance. Otherwise in the wild, when prey is scarce to non-existent, they would die of starvation. However, this doesn’t make them omnivores.

What makes the dog a carnivore?

Beginning with the skull, the shape of the dog’s head (Image 1) may not resemble exactly the head of a wolf (Image 2) but, all canids have the same simple hinge jaw that works in a scissoring manner rather than the rotational fashion of an herbivore – such as a horse or cow.

Carnivores do not chew their food and their saliva doesn’t play an active role in the initial stages of digestive function. Instead, it serves to lubricate the food for transport to the stomach.

The teeth

Look in your dog’s mouth. “Those huge impressive teeth (or tiny needle sharp teeth) are designed for grabbing, ripping, tearing, shredding, and shearing meat” (Feldhamer, G.A. 1999. Mammology: Adaptation, Diversity, and Ecology. McGraw-Hill. pg 258).

Omnivores possess chisel-like front teeth that are useful for cutting plant stems. In contrast, the carnivore’s (dogs) front teeth are sharp and adapted to puncturing, slashing and clinging. The most useful teeth for this purpose are the canine teeth or fangs, but the incisors also serve as a clamp. Behind the canine teeth are rows of premolars and molars, which are also called “flesh teeth” as they are useful for tearing and shearing meat. These teeth are also used for cutting through tendons and small bones, and for crushing larger bones. The canine tongue is long and supple for lapping blood and licking meat off bones.

The carnivore’s molars are uniquely designed. They are not large flat molars for grinding plant matter. Instead, they are pointed and situated in a scissors bite (along with the rest of their teeth) that powerfully disposes of meat, bone, and hide.

Carnivores are equipped with a peculiar set of teeth that includes carnassial teeth: the fourth upper premolar and first lower molar. Contrast this with your own teeth ortheteethofapig (Image3). Apigisa true omnivore, as are we. We have nice, large, flat molars that can grind up veggies. Black bears, while having impressive canine teeth, also have large flat molars to assist in grinding up plant matter. Dogs/ carnivores lack these kinds of molars. Why? Because they are not designed to eat plant matter.

“Teeth are highly specialized and are structured specifically for the diet the animal eats, and the difference between a bear’s teeth and a dog’s teeth (both species are in Order Carnivora) demonstrates how this can be.”

“Dogs are equipped with powerful jaw muscles and neck muscles that assist in pulling down prey and chewing meat, bone, and hide. Their jaws hinge open widely, allowing them to gulp large chunks of meat and bone. Their skulls are heavy, and are shaped to prevent lateral movement of the lower jaw when captured prey struggles (the mandibular fossa is deep and C-shaped); this shape permits only an up-and-down crushing motion, whereas herbivores and omnivores have flatter mandibular fossa that allows for the lateral motion necessary to grind plant matter”.

“Canids, felids, and mustelids subsist mainly on freshly killed prey. These fami- lies show correspondingly greater development in ‘tooth and claw’; they also have greater carnassial development and cursorial locomotion.”(Feldhamer, G.A. 1999. Mammology: Adaptation, Diversity, and Ecology. McGraw-Hill. pgs 258-260).