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  1. Perfectly set up industry and alliances.
    Basic strategy:
    1-Acquire credibility by hiring and paying vets and scientists
    2- Make pet owners feel ignorant regarding feeding a dog, directly descendant from wolves, essentially carnivores, and also opportunistic feeders.
    3- Make pet owners feel guilty if they provide dogs with natural fresh foods and instill fear that dogs may run into serious nutritional deficiencies.
    4- If the dog gets sick later (due to the poor quality in most commercial per food) , the friendly vet will be making money treating your pet.

    Feeding a dog natural fresh food is not difficult. It takes a little time and organization and depending on the quality some extra money.
    The most difficult ingredient to supplement and add is calcium, but egg shells do the trick nicely. Just be mindful of portion control (depending on age and activity level) and add variety.
    – beef
    – turkey
    – chicken
    – lamb
    – eggs (and the shells)
    – sardines
    – liver/heart (chicken/turkey/veal)
    – brown rice/broccoli, carrots,
    – supplements if it makes you feel better: omega 3,6 oils (hemp seed/cod liver),

    generally everything your dog needs is in these ingredients….
    If you love your pet you feed it whole fresh foods (lightly cooked or raw).
    If the dog is a tool for you and you prefer convenience, then feed it kibble, but be prepared to assume the health consequences.

  2. Great podcast! My family have been breeding boxers for 20+yrs(hobby breeder, 6 dogs), we call ourselves ‘simi-raw’ feeders, that is around 25%–35% commercial kibble mix with raw meat. The reason for the kibble is mostly convenience. I can’t stop thinking if our dogs could have lived longer with just raw.

  3. I’VE USED ACANA REGIONAL FOR 20 YEARS NOW I’M AFRAID SO I MIX IT WITH ROYAL CANINE , WHAT’S YOUR OPINION SPECIFICALLY ON REGIONALS THE FACTORY MOVED, CHANGED SOME THINGS , PERHAPS NOW THE FOOD IS BAD? THANKS

  4. How the hell do you spend $20 a month on a dog? I think I spend TWO HUNDRED with all the Weruva, raw ingredients, and supplements. One can of dog food is $4 and she eats 2-3 cans worth a day. Just one bottle of collostrum or glucosamine is $24. Buying even the cheapest of meats at $1/lb will probably still cost $100 a month for a big dog. I don’t even think I can buy cat food with $20/month. What the fuck. Is Pedigree even that cheap?

  5. This video was extremely informative. Hard to believe I just found it today! I uploaded a video as well, discussing the issues I currently see with dog food today. I wish I would have seen this video first! Definitely, some interesting tools to add to the collection. I’m surprised by how under-rated the video. Only 1,222 views!

  6. Great podcast. Ryan is terrific. I actually work for a premium pet food company and really enjoyed learning more about the DCM issue. Our company was lucky enough to NOT be called out on that FDA list, but to hear the perspective from someone outside of our company was good. Thanks Ryan for having free information on your website for us to peruse as well.

  7. Akc partners with purina on research what a joke. Most breeders I know personally feed raw or home cooked. I am sure they are a small % but their numbers are growing mainly because of the cancer rates with commercially fed dogs. If it is true that Legumes increase arthritis pain in humans is it true for dogs? Last I knew the best nutrition research was coming out of Norway is this still true?

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