Biologically Appropriate Pet Foods mirror the high-protein, high meat diet dogs and cats are evolved to eat.
Ask yourself one simple question when feeding your dogs and cats. Would they hunt for meats in the wild or would they search for grains, corn, rice, wheat? The answer is simple, dogs and cats actively seek meat for nourishment and this fundamental dietary necessity must be duplicated in their modern diets. Diets rich in real meats, fruits, vegetables and vitamins and minerals all help to maintain optimal quality of life in our pets.
1. Their big mouths are suited for handling a large amount of meat, which they can rip through with their sharp teeth. They do not grind their food, which is indicative for grain based diets. There is very little chewing of food and breaking it down into smaller sizes, rather is it usually swallowed whole and then digested.
2. The oral cavity does not contain amylase (digestive enzyme), which assists in digesting carbohydrates. Again, the emphasis for digestion in pets is the breakdown of proteins and meats.
3. Another indication of dietary needs of pets is illustrated in the digestive tract, suggesting carnivorous diets in dogs and cats are normal. They have been shown to have shorter small intestines and more acidic stomachs (approximately pH 1).
Unfortunately, many of the highly processed pet foods on the market today, contain large amounts of grains, cheap fillers, artificial colours and flavours, and only a small amount of meat. Some pet food companies use cheap ingredients as fillers in pet foods and bring quality to inferior levels. This may lead to serious health conditions in our pets.
As a result, a quality pet food, whether feeding raw meat or processed pet food, needs to contain a diet high in meat and adequate protein levels in order to provide the appropriate nutrition needed for our pet's daily function and health outcomes.
5 Principles of Biologically Appropriate Pet Foods
High-Protein Diet - 65% meat and animal ingredients balanced with minimal, low GI - carbohydrates.
Australian Meats - 100% locally sourced meats from Australian farmers and suppliers
Meat Variety - A variety of 4-6 different meat sources in our recipes. The way mother nature intended.
Full Prey Portions - Balancing quality meats with important animal oils to mirror what pets would hunt for in the wild
Natural Ingredients - Complete and balanced diets with essential vitamins and minerals and no grain, potato, tapioca, artificial colours, flavours, preservatives, glutens, soy or GMO's.
For more information on our Australian Biologically Appropriate Dog Food and Cat Food ranges, see the brochures below.
Explore our range of Biologically Appropriate Dog Foods and Biologically Appropriate Cat Foods.