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WHAT YOUR PET NEEDS TO EAT
Dogs and cats require raw meats and raw meaty bones to live long, healthy lives. Cats are “obligate carnivores” – they must have a diet that consists primarily or exclusively of raw meats and bones. Dogs are carnivores and scavengers – they need raw meats and bones to thrive.
Commercial pet foods destroy pets' teeth and gums. The American Veterinary Dental Association reports that by the age of three (3) years, 85% of dogs and 75% of cats have serious periodontal disease that requires veterinary treatment. Kibbles and canned mush coat pets' teeth with a gummy sludge that harbors bacteria. Within months of eating this stuff, puppies and kittens have foul mouths from infected gums.
Still worse outcomes from feeding commercial pet foods can be seen later in pets' lives. Gum infections pass into the blood stream and affect all major organs. Fed on commercial pet foods, our pets are plagued by every manner of modern degenerative diseases, including obesity, cancers, heart and digestive disorders.
At Kona Raw Pet Food Co-op, we aim to help pet owners learn about raw-meaty-bones and enable them to feed an rmb diet to their pets, economically. For a one-time membership fee of $5.00, members can buy the amounts of rmb their pets need for a week at wholesale prices. Feeding rmb is not more expensive than feeding so-called "premium" kibble.
Puppies Cody and Charlie eating raw meaty bones
Sandra Scarr, Coordinator, Kona Raw Pet Food Co-op
78-6915 Palekana Road, Holualoa, HI 96725
For further information on the raw-meaty-bones diet, visit Dr. Lonsdale's web site and my blog on pet diets.