Last month Schatzie (my Carolina Dog) and I were on our morning walk. At some point during that walk she discovered another dead rotting thing – her way of supplementing her diet with the correct enzymes and probiotics, to which I approve of course. She is very resourceful. She had to be prior to coming to us because she was fed cheap, nasty kibble. She survived by honing her hunting skills as well as her scavenger skills. That hasn’t waned since she came to us – after all her carnivore skills were a necessity so she continues to utilize them. She was approximately seven when she came us four and half years ago – and still going strong!
When I noticed said “dead rotting thing” in her mouth, the following conversation between her and I ensued:
Schatzie: As per our former agreement Mom I’m not pretending to have nothing in my mouth.
Me: Good girl Schatz and way to obtain your own probiotics and enzymes naturally!
Schatzie: Of course, I’m a carnivore scavenger after all, woof!
Me: You are indeed my wolf girl! So proud of you and I sure admire your feral, innate predator self just the way you are 😍💖
Schatzie: Thanks Mom, I appreciate you letting me be what I am rather than expecting me to be an extension of you!
This is how intent my dogs are waiting as their food is prepped – they are definitely CARNIVORES! King
always waits near the door so he can be the first one out. Why? Because they get fed outdoors of course as I do not want them dragging any carcasses around the floor inside. I in turn love honoring them as the carnivores they are – it sure beats paying all the vet bills for skin issues, allergies, and ultimately diseases from ignoring all the warning symptoms those things are. Besides, species appropriate RAW nutrition is a LAW of health! We don’t ask horses to eat raw meat so we ought not be expecting our companion carnivores to eat vegan, herbivorous diets – that’s just cruel and abusive.
A short message this time, but as always my desire is to focus in on the real needs of the carnivore regardless of what human idealism is promoting and pushing. This is for them not us.
Until next time….
Have a pawsitively tail waggin’, NATUROPATHICALLY healthy day!
Kim Bloomer, V.N.D., N.D. is an animal naturopath as well as being certified in small animal nutrition, with years of experience in animal wellness. Dr. Kim is a published author, writer, blogger, host of the DOGgone Truth podcast. Copyright 2018 Aspenbloom Pet Care, Dr. Kim Bloomer, All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in any form without the written consent of the Author/Publisher. This article is intended to be educational. However, it is not intended to be a substitute for diagnosis or treatment from a qualified animal health professional. Dr. Kim Bloomer and Aspenbloom Pet Care, do not assume any legal responsibility for misuse of the products discussed in this article.