Many pet companions have seasonal allergy symptoms, bouts of digestive problems, joint soreness and/or ear infections. With the understanding of the subclinical, and the disturbances within the blood chemistry many of the root causes of impending serious illness and disease (even those that are stress induced) can be identified. Then, metabolic unbalanced nutritional deficiencies, toxic conditions, as well as those triggered by environmental conditions can be neurologically managed. If the cause of the pet’s health problem, unbalanced blood chemistry, or food intolerance can be identified and removed, then the pet’s body can accomplish homeostasis, the condition in which the body’s internal environment remains relatively constant and balanced. If you have current blood work from your veterinarian we can use these test results to create an individualized diet plan that meets your pet’s unique health requirements, and helps the healing process. If need be, we can provide your veterinarian with sources for advanced Allergy, Nutritional and Bio-Medical Blood Tests that can identify hard to detect issues and known deficiencies that may cause future illness or disease if left unchecked. Pet Nutrition Systems does not advocate self-diagnosis or treatment, but encourages you to incorporate a holistic approach. Take charge of educating and empowering yourself with the right information. Pay attention and make choices that will provide your pet companion with the best opportunity for optimum health and wellness. Holistic pet nutrition focuses on improving and correcting the total physiological and biochemical functioning of the body. By correcting deviations in the blood chemistry at the sub-clinical level, the veterinarian and pet owner is able to assist in achieving the optimum state of a pet’s health. In a Holistic approach to pet nutrition, sub-clinical deviations in blood chemistry are related to physiological, metabolic and biochemical malfunctions. These malfunctions have been found to indicate specific nutritional deficiencies. This provides the basis for making appropriate nutritional adjustments in the formulation of your pet’s diet.
We often tend to forget, or never knew, that food can have either a healing influence or a slow acting, poisoning effect on our pets. We have all seen evidence of the damage caused by eating foods our pets canâ€™t tolerate or are allergic to. The wrong foods can trigger and/or aggravate ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome, skin & coat problems, auto-immune diseases and organ disease.
What is Food Intolerance? Food intolerance, also known as non-allergic food hypersensitivity, is an adverse reaction to a food or an ingredient that occurs every time the food is eaten, particularly if consumed in large quantities. Food intolerance is not a true food allergy. Food allergy requires the presence of Immunoglobin E (IgE) antibodies against the food, whereas food intolerance does not. Intolerance can result from the absence of specific chemicals or enzymes needed to digest a food substance. Food intolerance is much more common than food allergy. The onset of symptoms is usually slower and may be delayed by many hours after eating the offending food. The symptoms may also last for several hours or several days.
Signs and symptoms of food intolerance Food intolerance is more chronic, less acute and often more difficult to diagnose than a food allergy. Symptoms vary greatly. They can include: *General symptoms - fatigue, joint pains, eye leaking, elevated body temperature. *Gastrointestinal symptoms â€“ mouth ulcers, bloating, nausea, vomiting, intermittent diarrhea and/or constipation, irritable bowel syndrome. *Skin symptoms - rashes, hair loss
In the National Research Council's 1985 report there are hundreds of research studies cited from schools of veterinary medicine, dog food companies, and independent laboratories. Each of these studies pertains to a single nutrient, ie; vitamin A, calcium, copper, etc. With each research study, when two or more breeds were used, it showed their nutritional differences. Very noteworthy is the following fact: In the entire 1985 report not one research study cited showed two breeds to have the same nutritional requirements for any one nutrient. When selecting a new diet or food for your pet it is important to ensure that the breed or mixture of breeds are considered. The ancestral foods eaten for thousands of years do have an effect on the nutrient need for each individual dog. Once you identify what region or combination of regions your pet is from you will be better able to choose the correct formulation. Most food allergies and intolerance are to non-ancestral foods and processed food. Avoiding these foods and food processes will give your pet a much better chance at optimum health. Herein, we have narrowed it down to eight Regional Breed Groups to establish an evolutionary basis for diets appropriate for a variety of breeds. Each group on the next few pages has its own unique list of foods native to the region. These foods would have been the original nutrition sources and make up the base for the nutrient requirements of the breeds developed in that region. Suggested protein sources are also listed to help you choose the best Pet Nutrition Systemâ€™s whole food retail formulation to match your petâ€™s general nutrient needs. Bottom line is: when canines are fed a whole food diet made up of regional foods specific to their breeds ancestral development, they are less likely to develop food allergies, digestive disorders and auto-immune issues.
When selecting a new diet or food for your pet you need to ensure that all critical ancestral nutrients are satisfied and in balance. Switching to our species specific whole food diet will provide a balanced dietary plan specific to your petâ€™s needs. Once you have indentified which region or combination of regions your pet is from you will be better able to select the correct formulation for them to eat. Remember, most food allergies and food intolerances come from feeding non-ancestral processed food. Avoiding these foods and certain types of processed food will give your pet a much better chance at achieving a long and healthy life.
Asian Breeds: The Asian cultures eat foods that are a blend of pork, Fresh Water Fish, Chicken, turkey, poultry, beet pulp, wheat, oats and rice. Dogs from this regional group should be fed a diet high in fiber and carbohydrate content. Fish, poultry, pork and lamb, along with steamed tubular vegetables, including beans and whole grains such as brown or wild rice, carrots and leafy greens should form the base of a sound diet for breeds from this regional group. Avoid foods containing potato, avocado, ocean fish, beef or lamb. (Salmon, Turkey, Chicken, Boar) Euro-coastal Breeds: The primary food sources were elk, caribou, fish, whale fats, wheat, and dairy products. The combined effect of the foods from this geographical area resulted in the development of a breeds which require a diet low in carbohydrates yet high in fats. Like the Labrador Retriever, many of these breeds have a difficult time assimilating beef fat but thrives on poultry fat, fish oil, or vegetable fat. These breeds should eat whole foods that contain fish, poultry, lamb, turkey, broccoli, carrots, peas, sweet potatoes, blueberry, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, garlic, cinnamon and extra virgin oil.. Avoid beef, beets, corn, and soy. (Chicken, Turkey & Salmon) Field Hunting Breeds: one of the oldest pure-bred regional groups known, with a written history that dates from a time before the 1012.
This is a time when field hunting was how men living in the plains fed their families. these individual dogs requires high carbohydrate diet. They tend to burn calories at an exceptional rate during times of stress or work. The primary food sources would have been beets, potatoes, yams, wheat, corn, rabbit, deer and poultry. Thus a blend of these foods, which are high in carbohydrates and have a high fat to protein ratio, would be the ideal base diet for the Beagle. Avoid foods containing fish, rice, beef, beef by-products, horse meat, or soy. (Chicken, Turkey & Bison) Non Coastal European Region: The nutritional environment of 12th Century Constantinople would have provided meats of beef, poultry, goat, and fish. The fruits would have included the fig, orange, and olive. The predominant grains of the area were barley, a wild rice and wheat. This nutritional combination played a major role in determining the dietary requirements of these regional breeds. One result is the requirement for a high fat and oil content in their food from vegetable oils. Another is its need for proteins that are high in methionine and leucine and lysine (from the fish and poultry meat sources). These regional breeds should eat food that contains a blend of poultry, fish, lamb, avocado, and wheat for this breed. Avoid blends that contain beef by- products, soy, yellow corn, and beet pulp. Many breeds from this region have shorter colons than other regional breeds which require . The right blend of all three types of ingredients is essential to prevent bloat and adequate nutrient absorption. (Beef, Chicken, Boar & Salmon) North American Coastal: These breeds, developed in close association with water, not surprisingly thrive when fed a diet rich in water foul and fish. Duck, salmon (which are very high in their fat to meat ratio),and other aquatic proteins rich in fatty acids provide vital nutrients for these breeds. They should eat food blend that is high in poultry fats. Its protein should be from poultry as well. The food should contain brown, not white rice, potato, yam, kale and wheat. It is best to avoid foods that contain beef or bison, lamb, beet pulp, or soy. (Turkey, Chicken & Salmon)
South/Latin America Breeds: Rain forests and jungles of Mexico and South America provided the native food supplies for this breed. Tropical fruits such as mango and avocado were plentiful in this environment and would have been a staple of the dietary intake. Meats were rodents or wild boar and poultry. Today's dogs from this geographical region should eat a diet that contain a blended with poultry, wild rice, broccoli, tomato and mango. Avoid feeding beef, or beet pulp to these breeds. (Chicken, Turkey & Bison) Sight Hounds: The history of these breed can be traced for centuries with a set of breed standards first established in the 1500's. A sight hound hunts by running down and holding the prey until its human hunting partner arrived. The prey they hunt ranged from the Russian wolf, which is a large ferocious beast in its own right, to deer and small game animals such as rabbit. To hunt this range of prey these breeds need to be strong and courageous, yet also possess extreme speed and agility. Native or ancestral food supplies for this breed would have been wolf, deer, boar and other small game animals. This area also provided the high fiber grains of wheat and alfalfa. The Sight hounds should eat foods that blend beef and boar meat with wheat, broccoli, yellow squash and green leafy vegetables. Avoid feeding white rice, soy, beet pulp, or fish. (Beef, Bison, Chicken & Turkey) Use you common sense when evaluating which region or vocation your petâ€™s ancestors may have come from. Certain breed herded cattle, different guided sheep and knowing which will go a long way in being able to create a diet plan for your pet. If you need help in selecting the proper recipe feel free to email or contact us at: 570.266.1224 NON-GMO PET FOOD As responsible pet caretakers, we have the right to know what we are feeding our pet companions. One of the most important choices anyone can make is whether or not to feed pet food containing GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms, also referred to as genetically engineered ingredients). Because GMOâ€™s are pervasive in our pet food supply most familiar processed pet foods sold contain them. Pet food manufacturers
are not required to label them. Many Americans are not even aware that most of the cheap grains are GMO and it is highly likely that they are in your petâ€™s favorite food and snacks. For more in depth information download our in-depth Canine Nutrition Guide.
When selecting a new diet or food for your pet you need to ensure that all critical ancestral nutrients are satisfied and in balance. Switching to a species specific whole food diet to provide a balanced dietary plan specific to your petâ€™s needs. For healthy pets, select from our natural and organic HOLISTIC WHOLE FOOD formulations. Choose from BISON, CHICKEN, BEEF, TURKEY and SALMON in Natural and Organic varieties enhanced with locally grown herbs, fruits and vegetables. Both are available in Meatballs ( 8- 2oz. per package) and Loaves (1- 26 oz. per package). Minimum order (3) packages. Frozen, vacuumed-sealed and shipped within 7 business days.
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