Historically, cooked foods have never been a part of the canine/feline ancestral diet, rather they have subsisted and thrived off of live prey, fermented carrion, and foraged for any scraps they could obtain. They have only been introduced to cooked and processed foods within the last 80 years.
This being said we ask ourselves…Why are 90% of animal caretakers feeding their carnivore companions a dry kibble diet consisting of at least 60% carbohydrate, very little moisture and minimal low quality protein? If our pets have managed to survive off of this cheap, convenient, low quality protein source for the last 80 some years why should we be concerned about it? The answer is pretty clear. Chronic degenerative diseases, auto-immune diseases, allergies, kidney, pancreatic and liver disease are all rampant within our pet populations and cancer rates continue to rise. What many unsuspecting caretakers are unaware of is that in addition to substandard ingredients there are many forms of toxins introduced into our pets’ bodies through these highly processed, cooked, kibble diets. These toxins include: aflatoxins, heterocyclic amines, acrylamides, and most recently discovered in dry, cooked pet foods PBDE’s (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) a chemical used as a flame retardant. Continued...