Paleo is short for Paleolithic – this is the period of time where
humans, the dog and the cat evolved as they are found today. This
period of time begins about 3 million years ago and ends about 10,000
years before the pyramids were built. The pyramids were built
about 3000 years ago. These great edifices serve to pronounce to
the world that a permanent house-based society was now the human norm.
This new lifestyle was enabled by the mass production of the superfood – grain. Before that, during the end of the
Paleolithic era, life was in its wild
and most pristine state. The dog was already a "pet" of
humans during the
late Paleolithic era and felines were evolved and looked very similar to
the Abyssinian. Wolves, Wild cats, Coyotes and Foxes all existed exactly
how they look today!
Dog food and cat food have been made for less than 100 years – and
it is still not nor ever will be "complete and balanced".
Dogs and cats eat grass for a reason – they have to in order to
obtain vital nutrients. The major ingredient of
most every pet food is the cause of the majority of skin, ear and
allergic problems veterinarians see. There are all manner of
deficiency syndromes that have been documented over the last 30 years as
the result of pet food manufacturers just "getting it wrong".
"PET FOOD IS BASED ON THE WRONG ASSUMPTION BY SCIENTISTS OF MAMMALIAN
The PALEOPET HANDBOOK will provide everything you
need to know about how to feed your dog and cat what they EVOLVED to
eat. It will make it so easy a paleolithic caveperson can do it…but,
even more important – your dog and cat will eat it. Without any
prodding – they will eat it. The reason is because you will
be feeding the same thing you are feeding now but adding a few things
and taking away others until within a month you will have them
eating exactly what they need.
There is another huge benefit as well: Cost.
Making your own diet from products available at most any grocery store
will save 50% or more on your pet food bill!
Fact: Premium dog food is now more expensive per pound than
Albertsons is selling 73% ground beef for 1.67 a pound. Ground
chicken is on sale for 1.29 a pound. Premium dog food is $60 for a
30LB bag – thats $2.00 per pound… If you mix vegetables
with this ground beef or chicken, it will drop the price by another 30%
or 40%! So for about a buck a pound you can make your own pet food
in less time than it takes to brew a cup of coffee.
The Paleo Pet Handbook
My name is Dr. James Coghlan and I am a realpracticing
veterinarian. I have been studying the effects of nutrition on my
patients for 22 years.
graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
with my doctorate in 1987. My senior thesis on nutrition won the
coveted Hill’s Nutrition Award competition. My classmates whom
also competed for this scholarship are now
world renowned for their contributions to veterinary nutrition and
holistic care. This includes
Joseph W. Bartges – BS, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM, DACVN,DorothyP.Laflamme,DVM
and Susan Wynn, DVM
It just so
happened that this particular Veterinary school was home to the majority
of the professors who literally "wrote the book" for which most all
veterinary students are using today. It was an amazing confluence
of forward thinking veterinary professors whom explained the actual
mechanisms, not simply the "because" of veterinary medicine.
In the years since, I have been very fortunate to have finally discovered the very reason
why so very many dogs and cats have so very many problems with skin,
kidney disease, cancer, ears, etc. The path for this discovery was
through trial and error and mostly, I believe, the result of my client’s
willingness to try something new. Never give up and the answer
will prevail. It is not an allergy to corn or to chicken or "dust
mites", nor is it bacterial or "atopy". It is simple and I will
explain it all in the book.
Paleo is short for Paleolithic. A
Paleo Pet is a dog or a cat that is being fed what it has evolved eating. It
the type of food that the body expects to receive after birth and is
what is optimal for the proper functioning of the immune system and
metabolism. However, all of the ingredients needed for this diet
are right in front of our noses every time we walk into a grocery store.
These are foods that dogs and cats will naturally gravitate to in
nature. They will eat these foods without any encouragement.
There is no commercial food available that is better for your pet
than what you can offer using fresh natural ingredients.
All commercial pet foods are based on the wrong formulations or cooked
beyond all decent nutritional recognition. Many dogs and cats will
develop all manner
of health problems from itchy skin to kidney failure from consuming this
feeding your pet these plastic foods! If you happen to have a dog
or cat with skin and ear problems here is your answer. If you
want the best for your pet but don’t want to bother with raw meats and
bones – please continue reading. If your pet is lazy and obese –
It simply does not matter how "natural" they are – most commercial
pet foods contain the wrong source
of carbohydrates and not enough of the proper fiber when compared to the
naturally evolved Paleo diet. Many of the grains and fillers
used in these rendered packaged foods may also have unacceptably high
levels of toxic and cancer-causing molds especially if
they have "natural" preservatives. There is absolutely NO
research that demonstrates the effectiveness of natural preservatives
such as Vitamin E (tocopherols) and Vitamin C against the development of
mold in bagged pet foods.
Mostly ignored, the molds in grain can result in some of the most
potent cancer – causing chemicals known to man. Google "aflatoxin"
and find out for yourself… "Aflatoxin metabolites can
intercalate into DNA and alkylate the bases through the epoxide part of
the molecule". This is the basic mechanism of all
"About the only thing you can do is just remove the source of grain
that is contaminated or dilute it down to a subtoxic level," Dr. Hicks
January 15, 2010 Journal of the American Veterinary Medical
Association…Great idea – just
dilute the bad stuff down to feed it to animals safely…
Why feed anything that needs to be preserved or
that might have a diluted mold toxin in it!!!
This book is your guide to make a diet
for your dog or cat faster than opening a can and for less than $2.00 a pound.
Or, you can add to and fortify what you are currently feeding to give your
pet ESSENTIAL but missing ingredients that they will love.
It is easy to follow and understand and it is tried, cultivated,
streamlined and PROVEN by my own patients’ compliance. Your pets
will live for it.
simple Google search on the paleo diet will land you deep into a growing surge
of dietary fundamentals which all began with the Atkins diet in 1972.
The Atkins revolution soon spawned a library of related weight reducing diet
plans but the difference now is that it is no longer about losing weight. It is
about curing disease.
As more people turned to one of the dozens of popular low carb diets – they not
only lost weight, but certain chronic ailments began to fade as well. Foot
odor, eczema and dandruff went away, even sinus infections
The newer more refined low carb diet trends are being used to cure everything
from hay fever to hemorrhoids, from attention deficit disorder to depression and
from athletes foot to acne. The Rosedale diet book by authored by
Doctor and ‘Metabolic Specialist’ Ron Rosedale says that weight will be
lost "as a consequence" of feeling better…
These low carb panacea claims are indeed mostly true! This
certainly explains all the ravings on the internet – the third
most common use of which is to research health and medical subjects. The
WWW is a wealth of free
advice and free information to the world.
When somebody truly believes that something has made a
wonderful change for the better in their own health – they will tell others
about it. Humans have a natural tendency to help others and posting on the
internet is certainly easier and much more successful than writing a newspaper or a
magazine about it. We can now easily warn others not to buy a certain
product or to let others know if something is a "must have" or that it really works
for a particular condition. The low carb craze is therefore quite
largely seated on the internet – and in a very positive light.
The problem with low carb human diets is that the majority of us are not able to stay on these diets – unless
of course their lives depend on it. The human mind is one that if they begin to
feel better, they begin to feel invincible. When they become invincible, they
eat pizza… A bad day at work – what the heck, lets have some comfort food…
Stress is the modern human condition – carbs are our
majority of dieters are thus cyclic – meaning they begin to "cheat" once they
feel better (invincible). Cheating by eating a few carbs (at a dinner
party, hor’deurves, etc) will completely re-inoculate the intestinal tract
and cycle everything back to day one – especially the cravings. Once this
cheating leads to feeling bad again the dieter will begin again but somehow
over-imagine how good they felt and end up not having the same results.
Bread is a HUGE food habit to overcome as it is served with everything and is
intensely satisfying when a
After a couple weeks of carb abstinence the body rebels in a big way and most of us simply can not get past the first 6
Dogs and cats don’t have an ego that can get hurt nor do they hide and harbor
much stress. They don’t binge on ice cream when the Christmas bonus gets
cancelled, they don’t go to a bar when a fight breaks out at home. They
prefer not to eat grains – their bodies do much better on raw fats and oils as a
source of energy.
If one applies the Paleopet low-carb dietary principles to the pet the
results are truly remarkable. Everyone should follow these principles in
one form or another. Pet owners are pet parents. And, as pet parents,
if we know of something that will make our children healthier and happy – we will do
it whether they like it or not. The difference in this case is that your
pets will actually like it and not have that rebound/craving effect. Dogs
and cats are different than humans in that regard. Don’t feed table scraps
– feed table fare. One third of all urgent Veterinary visits are
for gastrointestinal problems. Never feed a dog cooked fat trimmings from
beef, etc. Cooking food is a human thing – dogs and cats have evolved the
ultimate digestive tract but only for raw foods. The Paleopet guide will
list the all good, the bad and the poisonous things for pets.
Dogs and cats also
seem not to get any "detox" effects nor do they suffer from anything suggesting
a huge carb craving is at play.
Here Is a sample of what I intend to cause
a lot of churn in the pet food industry.
ALSO: HEREIS A LINK:
KILL FLEAS NATURALLY WITHOUT HARSH CHEMICALS!
Here is a video sample recipe!
Its easy to go low carb and
for a pet because they
love it! They look and feel better AND they live longer.
Your not forcing pills down nor giving a bitter liquid – you will be giving them
something that they actually enjoy!
Stranger still – when a pet owner sees a huge change in a
pet for the better – they maintain. Its especially easier when a pet really
LOVES the new food and far prefers it over the regular fare. Its cleaner and
greener too. There is less waste, less odor, and most important : far fewer trips to the
PODCAST STARTED IN OCT 2005
Embarrassing sound quality – no outline so I just went on and
skipped certain subjects that were very pertinent.
Mid Summer- Will Have complete draft
August 1 – Will have book ready to be shipped.
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Last updated: 10/21/10.