Air Dried Dog Food – Real Meat | Only Natural Pet MaxMeat
Judging by its ingredients alone, Only Natural Pet MaxMeat Dog Food looks like an above-average dry product.
There is a major difference between commercial grade vs. human grade corn. Commercial grade corn is not fit for human consumption so in turn may contain high levels of GMO’s, mold, and filth…Non-GMO verified organic corn has to be tested for contaminates before being allowed to enter the market. Also, no one seems to be concerned that conventional livestock is raised on commercial grains. Since, meat is the primary source of nutrition for dogs and cats, those concerned about GMO’s don’t seem to realize that the meat they are feeding to their pets contain GMO’s, unless it is 100% organic. Beef should be 100% organic, grass-fed, grass-finished, poultry should be fed only 100% organic grains. Yes, organic is more pricey but you cannot put a price on good health. I am a firm believer in only eating organically raised foods, its the best option to growing your own food. Increase demand for organic foods will slowly bring the price down. I live in NYC and found that Whole Foods and Costco have great prices on organic meat.
Their “natural diet” probably really only changed about 85 years ago, in the 1930s when commercially available dog food really got it’s start. Before commercial dog food, they most often ate the scraps left over from dinners and meat scraps from butchering. The original dogs appeared to come into the picture when hunter/gatherers rather than agricultirists started. They probably got scraps from a hunt. Since they are considered scavengers, they would probably eat the rat and then attack the garbage, depending on the dog.
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EVO 95% Meat Canned Dog Food - Only Natural Pet
Cons: * Contributes far less concentrated animal protein to a product,since 60-75% of the weight is water, which is removed during themanufacturing process. * Only a limited amount can be used toprevent processing equipment from gumming up. According to myinterviews with manufacturers of dry food, the use of fresh meatin a formulation must be limited to a maximum of about 35% byweight, including the weight of the water. This means that drydog food using fresh meat sources only are comparatively low inmeat content and rather high in carbohydrates. To boost theprotein content somewhat, such products sometimes containconcentrated forms of plant-based proteins, such as potatoprotein, pea protein, corn gluten meal etc. - which, while notnecessarily of bad quality, are not species appropriate for dogsand shouldn't be what you pay for in a quality product.If you feed your dog mostly dry food, with nothing or verylittle else added - like most people do - I recommend looking fora product that does contain one or more concentrated sources ofanimal protein in form of meal (either by itself, or incombination with fresh meats). This kibble will make up almostall of your dog's food intake, and if you feed a food that onlycontains fresh meat, the actual proportion of meat to grains orother carbohydrate sources is very low - and thus speciesinappropriate for an animal that is a meat eater by nature, witha digestive tract designed to process mainly meats and fat.