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As we work our way into 2019, better health is in high definition focus right now. People are searching for ways to get healthy and to help make their pets healthier. The truth is, for humans and pets alike, better health can be reached from the inside out. The biggest tool you have for making your pet healthier this year is FOOD. Food can be used as medicine for our pets, and the foundation of a diet for health is easy to grasp.

Take it Back

So, it makes sense that the food that’s best for our pets is the diet that their species was built on: their ancestral diet. This may make you think of raw food right away, but that’s actually not the answer. Why? Our pet’s ancestors didn’t eat raw food. In fact, our pets are naturally inclined to a Paleo Diet.

The Paleo Diet is founded on the things that the earliest humans ate, before the times of mass agriculture. Our ancestors were hunters and gatherers, thriving on diets of cooked meats, grains, vegetables and other foods that could be foraged. Because the discovery of fire actually came long before the first appearance of man, we came into the game with the advantage of fire and cooking,

Our History is Our Pet’s History

Dogs came sniffing about right around the time the neanderthals disappeared (it’s actually quite possible they helped us survive over our neanderthal ancestors). These dogs ate our scraps and leftovers, and whatever cooked foods we provided for them. The species that came before dogs as we know them may have been more inclined to a raw diet, but our favorite canines were not!

This lends a lot of reason to why so many pets experience GI issues with raw diets. Their GI system is not built or evolved to digest raw, uncooked foods – just like us. Dogs evolved right alongside humans, and cooked food is our true ancestral diet – and theirs.

Food Becoming Medicine

Out of these hunter-gatherer communities came the principle of using food for medicine. Plants became medicine, as people observed animals eating certain plants in the wild to heal. This gave birth to functional medicine, as we began to learn more about the properties of different foods. Eating the right food helps the body work more efficiently and bring things back into balance.

This is where the beauty of The Original CrockPet Diet really shines. It gives you complete control over your pet’s diet, putting the power of health back in your hands. By making your pet’s meal in a slow-cooker, you’re already putting them one step ahead of their less-evolved peers that are eating uncooked foods. Cooking your pet’s food, rather than leaving it raw, gives them a leg-up, by making digestion easier, leading to better absorption of vitamins and nutrients.

Feeding the healthiest proteins, fats, veggies and grains gives your pet’s body everything it needs to work the way it should. Depending on the climate or lifestyle you’re committed to, The Original CrockPet Diet recipe can be easily adjusted to correspond to your pet’s health and energetic needs  With the proper fuel, your pet’s body can focus this incredible energy on healing and maintaining great health.

This year, don’t fall into the trap that new fads and trends are setting for your pet. The true “ancestral” and natural diet for our pets is a paleo-style diet. Cooked, whole foods, without any added junk, is what your fur baby needs to build and maintain a healthy body. Start cooking at home for your pet today, and be prepared for amazing results and a very happy furball.

Dr. Ruth Roberts DVM, CVA

Dr. Ruth Roberts Holistiv Vet

Dr. Ruth Roberts is The Original Pet Health Coach, and has supported thousands of dogs and cats to overcome health hurdles like kidney disease, GI Illness, allergies and cancer. Her natural approach to healing creates a gentle yet effective path for your pet to take on their journey to wellbeing. Dr. Ruth created The Original CrockPet Diet, a balanced home cooked diet for pets, as the foundation of health. Dr. Ruth is now training passionate pet parents, and pet professionals to be Certified Holistic Pet Health Coaches so that more pets can be helped holistically.