FOOD FOR THOUGHT #1
You have to wean your dog off of one dry food and onto another over several days to a week. This is “normal.” It’s “natural.” Really? Do you mean “natural” as in the way nature intended it to be? Hmm, let’s see. I can just hear Mrs. Wolf talking to Mr. Wolf one night over dinner. “Careful honey, go easy on that caribou. Remember, you had mutton last night.” And in my home, my wife is always careful to wean us from one protein source to another over several days; it’s how we finish leftovers. You can see where I’m going with this. In no other “normal” or “natural” situation is there such a thing as being unable to freely change what you eat. So why is the digestion of so many dry-food-eating dogs so unnaturally fragile?
Common sense would say that would not be optimal nutrition and certainly not “natural.” So it’s okay for our dogs?
Well, it is to the extent that we recognize dry dog food first and foremost as a convenience and a compromise, especially if rotating diets, substituting some fresh fruit and veggies, and adding whole food supplements is kept in mind. Otherwise, regardless of how “natural” its ingredients, dry dog food is just not natural.