Health and Nutrition
At Majessa Poodles we are committed to raising healthy, well-socialized, happy puppies. We firmly believe that a raw diet is critical to the health and well-being of your companion. The following information will help guide you to understand why we feed raw and help you through this process.
What is a Raw Diet?
A raw diet recreates the way our pet’s ancestors have eaten in the wild for thousands of years. Dogs and cats are carnivores. Left to their own devices, their typical daily diet, like that of their wild ancestors (wolves and big cats) , would involve catching and eating an other animal.
A raw diet returns our pets to this more natural form of nutrition.
When a carnivore eats an herbivore (plant and grass eating animal like a rabbit or a deer), the carnivore eats some meat, some bone, some organ meat, (liver, heart, kidney, etc.), and the contents in the digestive tract, it completes his needs.
These are the four main ingredients of the carnivores diet.
Fresh, raw meat
Some raw organ meats
Some green vegetation
Why Feed a Raw Food Diet?
More and more professionals in the world of dogs and cats (breeders, veterinarians, breed ring handlers, sports competitors) and thousands of concerned pet owners, are advocating a second look at what we feed our animals.
There is a growing belief that dogs and cats need a raw, natural diet in order to be healthy and that commercial pet foods cannot supply the nutrients necessary for good health and a long life.
An overabundance of the wrong ingredients may serve to satisfy a hungry pet, but they may also contribute to long-term health problems.
Just like us, our pets are what they eat.
And here's what raw-feeding pet owners around the world see in their raw-fed pets:
Shinier, healthier skin and coats
Cleaner teeth and fresh breath
Better weight control
Reduction of allergy symptoms
Harder, smaller, less smelly stools
More energy and stamina
Decrease in abnormal hyperactivity
Increased mobility in older animals
Reduced or eliminated need for veterinary dental work
Switching an animal with an existing health problem to a raw diet can often produce an improvement in their conditions. Among healthy animals, a raw diet is likely to help them avoid some of the illnesses that are now becoming common in our companion animals.
Regardless of the starting point for your pet, a high quality raw diet will help promote a long and healthy life.
There are a variety of vendors that will assist you as you develop a healthful feeding routine for the new addition to your family.
The Barf Diet
Dr. Ian Billinghurst
The Nature of Animal Healing
Dr. Marty Goldstein