We just spent $2,000 to save her life. Out of nowhere our Maltipoo, Pearlie, developed a uterine infection of which we were unaware, then she went down hill in a hurry. She would not eat, became lethargic, and certainly not her playful self. Of course off to the vet we go. Of course it had to be the weekend and the diagnosis from the regular veterinarian cost around $300, and the ensuing emergency surgery to save her life over $1,600.
I remember the days when I wouldn’t understand why someone would spend so much to save a dog. You surely don’t expect to be in a position to pay that kind of money or your dog is going to pass away. But, we just couldn’t lose her. As of today, she is sitting beside me recovering well from the emergency surgery. She’s only around 6 years old, so I hope we have her for a long time to come.
But this episode does give me cause to to think. I’m giving second thoughts to the whole topic of dog food and the proper nutrition we’re giving our animals. Andrew Lewis stirred up quite a stir with his research into the commercial dog food industry. Since his “Dog Food Secrets” product has become so popular, many people have taken steps to give their dogs better nutrition to extend their lives.
Lewis’ research indicated that many times dogs are classified at geriatric as young as 5 years old. And why is that? The number one reason appears to be diet. It seems that many dogs aren’t getting their nutritional needs met even when we think we have bought them a high grade “name brand” commercial dog food.
Veterinarians and dog nutrition specialists will tell you that there many of the commercial dog foods that have inadequate protein levels, fats, vitamins, and minerals. These products can be loaded with junk fillers, slaughterhouse waste, perservatives, pesticides, herbicides, and all sort of additives that we sometimes accept as OKAY for dog standards. Dog standards??? I don’t want low DOG STANDARDS for my pet! I want my dogs to be with me as long as they possibly can. I barely dodged a “Marley and Me” type of scenario this past week with our Maltipoo and I don’t want to come near that again until she is a very, very ripe old age.
However, it seems that a lot of us, even those of us who love to blog and talk about dogs, are going to have to get more serious about nutrition (even if you are like me and have been buying what you thought was the best). The deal is that not all commercial dog food is bad. However, a lot of it is simply hazardous to your dog’s health and longevity.
To be honest I really didn’t know how bad the state of the dog food industry was. I know there was too much fat in some of it and I looked at labels, etc., but it takes more than that to take care of your dog’s nutritional needs. When I found Andrew Lewis’ line of helpful products, it began to open my eyes to how, even I, had been in the dark about the best dog food secrets.
Lewis reveals that our dog’s lifespans may be being greatly reduced if we are feeding them improper commercial dog food. His research reveals that we are, in fact, killing our dogs with some of the “ingredients” that are found in many of the common dog food brands.
As dog owners, let’s go into full blown panic, but let’s get serious about the nutrition we’re putting into our dog and let’s keep them with us a long, long time.
Andrew Lewis has done much of the work for us. I would highly encourage you to check out his “Dog Food Secrets” report. And let’s get busy about feeding our dogs the healthiest way that we can I really challenge just to take a couple of minutes and check out this topic for the sake of your favorite dog. CLICK HERE to check out the popular “Dog Food Secrets” report.