"Raw Food For Dogs - the Ultimate Reference for Dog Owners"
Healthy and balanced nutrition, through feeding your canine companion a raw, natural diet
10% of all revenue from sale of this e-book will be used to
support non-commercial research of dog nutrition topics related to
feeding a healthy, balanced, raw, natural diet for dogs,
consisting of biologically adequate raw food (BARF).
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| Nederlandse vertaling:
"Rauwe voeding voor honden - het ultieme naslagwerk voor hondenbezitters"
| Dansk oversættelse:
"Rå Hundemad - håndbog for hundeejere om naturlig fodring"
Well, if you answered "yes" to just a few of these questions, you have come to the right place... With Mogens Eliasen's e-book "Raw Food For Dogs - the Ultimate Reference for Dog Owners", you get all the knowledge you need in order to accomplish all of the above, plus much more!
With commercial pet foods being recalled, left-right-and-centre, all responsible dog owners should be seriously concerned about "what is in the bag" - and the undeniable truth is that you will never get to know! The big manufacturers have no interest in sharing that information with the public, and it is not until they get threatened by legal action that they reluctantly pull products from the market, many weeks after the fact of the food being proven potentially dangerous, yet still without giving any indications as to how they are going to do better in the future...
However, the big businesses already succeeded in scaring people from "home-made" diets as being a dangerous route to malnourishment - and, to some degree, they do have a point. Putting a healthy diet together for a dog takes a bit more than just throwing some chicken wings into the dog's bowl, instead of the usual kibble. Dogs are carnivores and not monkeys. Their needs are not the same as those of people. It takes some knowledge about the dog's physiology and nutritional needs to compose a diet that is not lacking in some fundamental nutrient. And no monotonous diet, "high-quality" kibble or chicken wings galore, can take care of that. But the required knowledge takes no rocket scientist to understand and use. Anyone, who has the desire, some common sense, and the willingness to learn, can do it.
And that knowledge is available - right here from this page!
If you already know you want it, get it now.
If not, let us explain what it is all about, so you can make an informed decision.
No matter what you feed and how you feed your canine companion - the information in this book will give you the confidence to continue or it will give you the reasons and the ways to change.
For optimal health, there is no other single factor that matters as much as a balanced diet. But how do you make sure your dog gets all the nutrients it needs? What is the difference between "dog nutrition" and nutrition for humans? Why is natural raw dog food better than cooked food? What ingredients should you use? In what proportions? What about supplementing - what does your dog's body truly need and what is just a waste of money? How much should you feed - and when? Can you use treats? What kind of treats? Just one single less-than-great decision regarding this could cost you several visits to the vet... And your vet might not even be able to identify the true nature of the problem...
(Now, if you think the pet food manufacturers take good care of that for you by balancing the food they offer for sale, you really need to read the evidence concerning this in this book!)
From "Raw Food for Dogs", YOU will know how to provide a healthy diet with balanced nutrition for your dog! And you will also know what to do with all the most common problems - or better yet: how to prevent them!
Thousands of people have done it - with amazing results. You can do it too! The natural feeding recommendations of this book are simple to follow, and the logical concepts have been proven over many decades in Europe. This is rock-solid wisdom combining scientific research with practical observations of real dogs enjoying real, natural, raw dog food. "Real food" meaning Biologically Adequate Raw Food - or BARF, for short.
But BARF is more than "Raw meat and bones" (RMB) or "raw, meaty bones". Although dogs have many carnivore features, they are not able to thrive on a meal plan that consists exclusively of RMB. They need guts and organs too, and they often benefit also from getting some vegetables as well - but they do not thrive on a purely vegetarian diet either! For you to balance the nutritional needs, you need to understand what they are, how they relate to raw food sources you have available, and the way they impact the dog's digestion processes.
Feeding a healthy raw natural diet is actually very simple - once you understand the background and the concepts. Yes, there are many pieces in this big puzzle that you need to understand first, but the good news is that, once you get all the pieces together, they provide a very simple picture!
From explaining the way the dog's digestive system works to developing a practical BARF feeding plan, this e-book takes you through all the steps that make it easy to feed your dog to optimal health! Here you will find all the reasons you need to understand in order to make your own informed choices and manage the meal plans in a way that might add 4-6 years of good health to your dog's life - and cut your vet bills dramatically!
You will understand that fat isn't bad - when you are a dog. But carbohydrates from grain products can cause some serious digestion problems and problems with the metabolism, too fast growth for puppies (causing Hip Dysplacia!), obesity, and plain lack of fundamental nutrients, as grains are 90% carbohydrate or more... Yet, more than 65% of all commercial foods are made up of grain or grain products!
You will learn why most veterinarians and government officials are not going to tell you the truth about commercial pet food and what your dog truly needs. Neither are the pet food manufacturers. They want you to believe that they are the experts in dog nutrition and that raw dog food is dangerous - as people a little over 500 years ago wanted Columbus to believe that the Earth was flat. The truth is that a raw food diet or a "BARF" diet has to be balanced in order to support optimal health. Sure, without knowing anything about the dog's needs for nutrition, you can almost do as much damage with unbalanced raw food ingredients as you can by serving the cheapest of kibble. But "Raw Food for Dogs" explains why and how you obtain a balance that will make your natural dog food dramatically out-perform even the best of commercial pet foods, whether kibble, canned, or pre-mixed raw!
With this book, you get to know far more than what your veterinarian ever learned on carnivore nutrition in order to earn the DVM title! (Note: some veterinarians do supplement their education after graduation, but in their regular training in the USA, Canada, Australia, and all countries in Europe, there is nothing more relating to carnivore nutrition than what is given in a two-hour lecture by sales representatives from a pet food manufacturer!)
Yes, Mogens Eliasen includes some very controversial stuff that could make him some enemies (and it has!), but no one has been able to prove him wrong. Yet thousands of dog owners and their dogs are living proof that these concepts work! Feeding natural is both simple, effective, and economic. And you do not need to "pick a guru" in order to learn it.
For Mogens, it is important to get the truth out about dog nutrition and what a natural diet for dogs should consist of, so that you can take good care of your canine companion, without succumbing to commercial exploitation. With his scientific education and strong background both in corporate commerce and in the Military, and his passionate love for dogs, he cuts through all the piles of BS and down to the core of the misinformation you are exposed to. From this book, you will also understand why most veterinarians cannot afford to support the idea of a raw, natural diet for dogs...
When all the crap is peeled off, what is left is a deep respect for Mother Nature. Using the wolf and our logic as the ultimate references for what a practical meal plan should consist of, Mogens gets you to understand the few rules you need to use when putting your dog's meals together. You will be amazed how simple it is! Once you comprehend the overall concept of healthy nutrition for dogs, that is...
But Mogens does not let you down. He explains everything you need to know in terms that make sense. There are no loose ends here. When you read "Raw Food for Dogs", you will feel very competent when making your own choices about raw dog food. And you will have an easy time referring back to it again and again. Its extensive internal reference system with about 1000 hyperlinks (it is like one giant web site!) makes reading this book feel like visiting a comprehensive reference library. "Dog nutrition" becomes common sense.
A better yet: Mogens does not preach any dogmatic views. He explains the things you need to understand so you can make your own decisions about feeding your dog a raw natural diet. The thing is that dogs are even more individualistic than humans - no two dogs have exactly the same needs. So, no matter how you get it turned around, there is no way you can get any "one-size-fits-all" recipe for what exactly you should feed your dog. You have to accept experimenting responsibly with the diet until you find what works best for your dog. But you better do that experimenting with some solid guidance, so you don't make any dangerous mistakes - and that is what Mogens teaches you in this book!
If you want to order this book for immediate download, you can click on the picture below of the little white dog eating a whole piece of unbleached tripe (often called "green tripe", even though it is grayish-brown and not green...) By the way: whole green tripe is the most effective natural toothbrush you can ever get for your dog!
"Raw Food For Dogs - the Ultimate Reference
This new e-book was more than five times as big as its predecessor! Some of the major expansions included:
The additional chapters on storing the food, and checking stool will give you quite some unusual insights! It is actually amazing what you can learn about digestion and wellness from a dog pile!
Many people like to give their dog a treat - but forget to include the treats in the overall meal plan. And you should make your own treats... (Yes, there are specific recipes in this cook book!)
On top of that, Mogens revised and reorganized the puppy feeding guide, based on new research and insight. The old way is still a workable solution, but the new guide has more information and organizes the meal plans in a more logical way that will benefit the puppy's development even more - and be easier to follow!
As you know, puppies in Nature get nourishment from three sources:
Also when we look at the chemistry in these three types of meals, it makes a lot of sense to plan the puppy's meals in a way that fits these three categories as well as we can make them - and that is actually quite easy! At the same token, preparing the meals becomes simpler. A great improvement to combine user friendliness with better functionality.
There is also a chapter devoted to giving you an overview of relevant and not-so-relevant food sources, so it is easy for you to plan you shopping - and to take advantage of good deals when you get them.
Let's face it: People who feed their dogs raw food are not popular in the the pet food manufacturers' executive offices, where billions of dollars every year get dedicated to propaganda and misinformation that has no other purpose than making dog owners want to spend money on crappy pre-manufactured dog food that is as far from biologically adequate as anyone possibly can imagine. You will soon see this propaganda, in the form of "scientific evidence" and "expert advice", if you have not already seen it. Yes, for laypeople, it can be very tough to see through the lies or untold truths which all this brainwashing is based on. But with the March 2006 update of "Raw Food for Dogs - the Ultimate Reference for Dog Owners", Mogens Eliasen has added some substantial chapters about this scaremongery - and added many examples to illustrate how this propaganda works and how false it is. You might be disgusted - but you will also get the confidence to refuse to fall prey for that kind of "smart marketing".
This even includes some substantial and very detailed examples of common errors made by veterinarians!
Mogens deserves to feel very good about this book! And you will too - it gives you everything you need in order to "cut through the chase" and make your own diligent and informed decisions about how your dog should be fed for optimal health. In fact, if there is something relevant to food and feeding you do not get an answer to in the book, then please send us an e-mail about it, and we will find the answer to you if it exists! The answer will, of course, then be included in the next update - which all our customers will get an invitation to get a free download of. (The current version is the seventh update Mogens has made since it was first published in 2000, so he is serious about keeping you up-to-date!)
For a complete overview of what this e-book all contains, you can review the complete "Table of Contents" (opens in a separate window).
Impressive? Well, wait till you see the entire 400+ page thing! If printed as a "normal" book, it would probably run around 7-800 pages... It is very well organized as a reference, though, so you do not need to read it all at once!
The contents of "Raw Food for Dogs" are based on Mogens' research on canine physiology, combined with his own 35+ years of experience with dogs. Also on the preventive health care programs and trainer education programs that he developed with the famous Danish veterinarian Finn Smed, who has practiced holistic veterinarian medicine from a time long before the words "holistic" was introduced. Together, they ran these programs for over 15 years for training associations in Denmark.
The contents have been carefully reviewed by holistic veterinarians in both Europe and North America, on whose suggestions many additions were made in order to make this book as complete a reference as possible, providing a whole picture of the topic and leaving no important questions unanswered. Just defining what exactly "natural dog food" is causes some controversy; it is a matter of balancing the information we do have on dog nutrition and digestion chemistry - without making assumptions that are not founded in reality.
The default is that if you are in doubt, you follow Nature. If you want to deviate from Nature, you better have very good reasons for it...
The e-book is not another attempt to promote any specific recipes as "the best" representative of a natural diet for dogs. It is a serious attempt to have you understand exactly what you are doing to your dog by giving it a commercial pet food product, and what you can do to manage the obvious problems you are faced with as a consumer by trying to compose your own balanced meal plan for it:
For Mogens, the ultimate reference for what we should feed our dogs is what Canis Lupus, the wolf, would eat in a natural, thriving environment. This reference, however, is impossible to transfer into a dog owner's reality. And also: Mother Nature is not always kind to her children - she will readily sacrifice individuals on the altar of the what fits the species!
Now, we can benefit a lot from understanding this - but we do not have to repeat the cruelties that were involved in getting us where we are now...
Some of those cruelties are actually often carried out in misunderstood care for the dog!
The key is to understand the main concept behind the possible solutions, by relating the options you have as a member of our modern society to what Mother Nature would have done in your place when she is in a kind mood and not pursuing those kinds of hardship she pulls the wolf through in order to keep the species fit for survival!
This e-book gives you that key in a way that makes sense.
It is not a matter of "going back to nature" by letting your dog fend for itself. That would not be responsible.
It is about learning from Nature, using the information that we do have, and using it in a sensible way. In doing so, we should also acknowledge the practical limitations you have as a consumer. There is no point in coming up with an "ideal" plan for a natural diet for dogs that goes way beyond what a normal dog owner can manage. And it isn't necessary...
In order to "play the game", you need to understand the rules, though. With this e-book you learn to understand the rules of biologically adequate feeding and it gives you some very specific plans for easily managing what for many appears to be a chaotic task of managing dog nutrition. Feeding your domesticated wolf does not have to be a complicated science, and you shouldn't have to put blind faith in commercial exploiters either!
With numerous sample feeding plans for both puppies and adult dogs for: before, during, and after transition, you will have some powerful tools as your reference. When you understand the principles, you simply cannot screw up your dog's diet! The really good news is that feeding your dog a natural raw diet is simple and straight-forward! And it does not have to be expensive.
You can do everything at your own convenience - no reason to be bound by the clock or by some strict recipe. With "Raw Food for Dogs", you will understand that your dog has some significant advantages for you to be very laid-back about the way you feed!
This e-book is in PDF format and is also filled with hyperlinks which make it easy to use it as a reference. The 400+ pages are concentrated stuff! (Printed in standard book format, it would take up some 700-800 pages...) And its recommendations and guidelines are tested over more than 30 years by many thousands of happy dogs and happy owners.
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Why some people might not want to read this e-book:
If you don't care about digging into understanding the details and the reasons for the possible variations, but only want to know what exactly you are supposed to do, in a short and concise form, then go here now instead, so you can get started on a minimum of solid guidance.
If you are looking for an in-depth discussion of the "scientific proof" that a raw natural diet is superior to any commercial pet food on the market, then you might be better off checking "The Wolf's Natural Diet - a Feeding Guide for Your Dog?" instead. Although "Raw Food for Dogs" does indeed contain all the logic and all the science reference you need in order to fed your dog responsibly, it does not go into detail with the consequence of not doing it. "Raw Food for Dogs" only briefly discusses the wolf's natural feeding and it does not go into genetics and the details of the evolutionary perspective, including the domestication process. Athough all this interesting and important information might be complementary to this e-book this book, it is too comprehensive and serves a difference purpose than being a practical guide. "The Wolf's Natural Diet - a Feeding Guide for Your Dog?" and "Raw Food for Dogs - the Ultimate Reference for Dog Owners" complement each other very nicely, though.
If you believe your vet is right in his recommendations of the food you can buy from him, no matter what you might learn from other sources, then just stick with that and pay your vet bills....
If you believe that the commercial pet food manufacturers do their very best in regard to taking care of your dog's nutritional needs, then please go here instead....
If you believe that commercially engaged scientists know better than Nature what is good for your dog, you will be better off not reading this book - you will probably feel better about watching some more commercials on TV and read a few more brochures at your vet's.... For further guidance on this, please consult your religious leader.
If you, for any other reason, prefer to keep your mind closed so it doesn't get cluttered with any new disturbing information you are going to reject as "BS" anyway, then please go here instead.
This was a test... if you passed, you may proceed with your order here! J
I have lots of experience with feeding raw, yet this book was of great value to me and gave me a much better understanding of the issues involved. The setup of the e-book was very nice, I was able to jump around as needed to read a little here and there, then come back and pick back up where I left off. Excellent setup for reference type literature. I highly recommend this book to all dog owners, whether or not they consider shifting to raw.
Josh Turner, Virginia
All I can say is WOW! This is the book I've been waiting for. I've seen some of those other books out there but never one as complete as this one. Thank you so much for making feeding my dog a raw natural diet so understanding. I'm not so scared to feed my dog now that I know what to do and how to go about it.
A. J. Watson, Idaho
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But maybe this is too much for you? Maybe you just want the simple facts about how you go about feeding a raw natural diet? You just don't care too much about all the "why's" and all the reasons - you believe they are right, but you don't have all the time to dig this deep into everything; you just need the hands-on guide to do this responsibly?
If this is describing you, then you might want to take a look instead at Mogens' other e-book "Canine Choice - by Nature", which is the shortest possible guide you can get that still gives you enough explanations to understand how you can make good decisions and plan your dog's diet well and balanced. You can get more information about "Canine Choice - by Nature" by clicking here.
Mogens Eliasen (pronounced MOW-ence e-LEE-a-sen) was the founder and Chief Instructor for Human Dog Leadership Inc., a
school he developed for dog handlers to learn effective ways to train their dogs and take
good responsible care of them. Together with his close friend, the Danish Veterinarian
Finn Jensen Smed, who is
famous for his overwhelming results with his health maintenance programs based on a holistic
approach, Mogens developed his seminars on biologically adequate feeding of dogs.
Based on the interest
among his students, he founded (and later sold) Canine Choice Natural Foods Inc., probably
the first raw food manufacturing business in North America. The product program was
built on Finn's veterinary expertise and extensive practical experience with applied dog
nutrition and raw dog food, combined with Mogens' own scientific education
in chemistry and his practical experiences with students. Add to that Mogens' talent to
entertain, and make complicated things simple, and
you will enjoy the enlightenment process!
You had all my questions answered before I could even think of them!
Anita June, British Columbia
This book totally blew my mind. Never did I know that there was so much to know about raw feeding. And never did I know how wonderful it is to know where to find it!
Cindy Fieldman, California
Why you want this e-book:
You love your dog! And you are serious about taking good care of it! You want to see your dog healthy, enjoying its life. You want as few reasons as you can get for having to see your veterinarian. You know that you can expect your canine companion to live significantly longer on a natural diet - and remain far more healthy all its life than what you can ever achieve on any commercial pet foods. But you also know that you only achieve this by diligently balancing the meals! RMB alone won't do it...
You want to learn how you can balance your dog's meals with ingredients you can easily get. You want your carnivore pack member to enjoy his meals - and you want no hassle preparing them! As a side benefit, you would also like to be able to evaluate the commercial information you get from pet food manufacturers, including the many raw food suppliers!
You will probably want to read this reference book several times. In order to get the most out of it, you will read it once to get an overview. Then, to make sure you get started right, you will concentrate on the specific feeding guides for your dog or puppy, using it as a cook book. Then you will use it again and again as a reference, just to check - particularly when you run into a question regarding a possible food source, when you experience a problem that could be nutrition related, or when you want to help a friend.
You will not take long to truly incorporate the principles in your daily life, and you will enjoy realizing that providing your dog a natural diet is indeed both simple and inexpensive.
You want to know what you need to do in order to keep your dog in optimal health - and have it live some 30% longer than it most likely would if you fed it even the best of kibbles!
You want to see your vet bills kept at a minimum. And you probably wouldn't mind if you could reduce them down to just 10-20% of what most other responsible dog owners generally spend.... (because they pay for cleaning the teeth, allergy treatments, skin problems, combating parasites, and all kinds of organ problems and other problems that most often are silently caused by an inadequate meal plan...)
You want to see your pal happy and active, showing that he feels good.
You want the nice feel of a soft, shiny, healthy coat.
You want those teeth to be clean and white - without you ever having to brush them - or have them cleaned... The necessary anesthesia is not risk free and certainly not inexpensive either! (Dogs that are fed natural do not get plaque on their teeth...) And, after all, do you know of anybody who ever saw a wolf that had its own toothbrush? J
You want to reduce the chances of your dog getting fleas and other unpleasant parasites.
You want your dog to have a strong immune system, so it can handle any stress from disease, or least fight back with might.
You want to know the truth about those who try to make money on selling you stuff you don't need...
You don't want your love for your dog to be commercially exploited by people who don't care as much about you or your dog as they care about their profit from your doing business with them.
You don't want to gamble with losing odds by not knowing what you should know. Feeding your four-legged family member and keeping it in optimal health for a long life should not be a lottery game...
You don't want to let commercial interests tell you what is good for your dog when they benefit financially from your buying their products. (Did anybody say "conflict of interest"?)
You don't want to listen to "good advice" that is nothing but advertising.
You want to make choices that make sense for you and your dog!
You care for your canine companion - and take your responsibility as owner seriously.
You want to feel competent to take good care of your dog!
The real good news: You can get it all!
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Killing a few myths:
Oh, you heard that dogs get vicious when they get raw meat or real meaty bones?
Here is the truth:
When a carnivore that is fed an non-adequate diet finally gets a hold of what it is genetically programmed to perceive as "real food" (i.e. raw food), it is not going to let go of that precious possession easily! Such a stressed animal will be inclined to do almost anything to protect its treasure, including showing aggressive behavior of unusual intensity.
A dog that is used to getting raw meat and raw meaty bones as regular ingredients in its meals, will value those ingredients, sure - but not care too much. Heck, it will get more later! It will not be desperate to protect it...
However, if you want your domesticated wolf to show aggressive food protection behavior, then feed it kibble and wait till it, by accident, gets a hold of a delicious meaty bone - and you will be unprepared for the aggression! (Sorry for being jaded - but this is, of course, this way some people get to think that raw meat or meaty bones make dogs vicious!)
The solution is simple: feed your dog a natural diet on a consistent basis - and you will need true provocation to trigger aggressive food protection behaviors...
Oh, and the story about dogs going hunting for live prey when they get a taste for meat?
No less BS than the previous myth. Dogs' hunting instincts don't function that way. Many dogs chase balls you throw for them just fine - but does that mean that such a "ball crazy" puppy is going to eat tennis balls for dinner? or sticks?
All carnivores need to learn the connection between individual instinct reactions. Such as: they need to learn that chasing can lead to a kill. And they need to learn that killing can lead to a meal. Without those learning processes, those instincts are not going to be combined so that the behavior from one of them will trigger the behavior from another one. Nature does not work that way. And why would you teach your dog to kill live animals to fill its stomach? Besides, even if you did teach it, for instance, to kill mice, this does in no way transfer to it killing birds or any other animals that do not look like, smell like, and behave like mice.
It's the same type of thinking that by feeding your kids ground hamburger meat you are teaching them to slaughter cattle... It takes far more education and training than that! Same thing with your fur-kid.
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