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#294727 - 09/17/13 11:40 AM Re: Dr. Becker and raw [Re: samralf]
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I'm not sure how Becker formulates her diets, but I am all for formulating one to meet nutritional needs! I think a dog needs certain amounts and proportions of nutrients and if the diet analyzed and tweaked doesn't meet the needs then I supplement. That's not to say you have to feed veggies, as I do not, but I do ensure best I can complete nutrition through the foods I choose to feed. I find that my diets need to be supplemented with zinc, manganese, magnesium, omega 3, cod liver oil and I sometimes add iodine. Since I only have guidelines for adult I chose to feed my puppy kibble until almost 1 year old. Damage could be gone to growth and bones if not fed properly during this time.
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#294729 - 09/17/13 11:44 AM Re: Dr. Becker and raw [Re: Braverhund]
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Originally Posted By: Braverhund
It's not balance per each meal, it's balance over time. Kinda like how we feed our own human kids. They don't get eggs, salad, fish, fruits and whole grains at every meal-- we feed those things over the course of a week. So, the diet is balanced... over time.


Not saying this is wrong, and probably a whole nother topic, but for me personally, using the 'we don't formulate our own human diets' argument means little to me judging the overall health of America today- it's poor and too many people are overweight and/or sick.
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#294731 - 09/17/13 11:56 AM Re: Dr. Becker and raw [Re: Natalie559]
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I think dogs are very resilient, like humans. How many people do we know that survive on crap diets and often appear to do okay? I do agree that variety doesn't equal balance.

My experience with Becker and Mercola, is that they sell things they believe in, so it makes sense that they are going to have articles that align with their products. Certainly does,kt mean that we shouldn't do our own homework though.
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