|Barked: Sat Mar 5, '11 6:24pm PST |
|I have his other book, Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet, and the one-day a week home-prepared feeding plan sounds identical to the one in this book.
I incorporate his advice, but I haven't done it exactly how he prescribes. For example, I do feed one can of sardines per week and I do add raw eggs, fresh veggies, and meats to the diet, but I don't do one designated kibble-free day per week with the exact recipe he describes.
I also don't plan to completely cut out omega-3 supplementation ... I fail to see how one can of sardines per week can have enough omega-3's for the entire week. Also, the one-day-per-week plan isn't designed to make the dog's diet PERFECT - it is only trying to make the typical dog's diet CLOSER to the ancestral diet - therefore I think there is still room for improvement from the addition of some supplements.
Sassy, I think the reason he advocates for all of the fresh food on one day, rather than spaced out, is that it is a great marketing pitch to make it sound so easy to implement - "Just one day a week to improve your dog's health!" But from what I read, I don't know any reason why it wouldn't be equally as effective to spread those home-prepared elements over the entire week.
I have learned a lot ... for example, even a raw diet is usually not optimally balanced, because livestock have become fattier and less rich in certain types of beneficial fats than wild game animals. And add to that, people tend to feed fattier cuts of meat that tend to be cheaper. So even for raw feeders, I think it is an informative read.
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