Pet Nutrition Dog and Cat
The purpose of this Ebook is to collect valuable information for those who want to do what is best in feeding their companion carnivore. Nutrition is the foundation of health, the most important area of study, the need for expertise and yet this most important subject was lacking from our veterinary curriculum.
By Dr. Particia Jordan, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine & Veterinary Naturopathic Medicine
Seaside Natural Health, Restoring Hippocrates Principles
Background and History:
Paleolithic dogs with mammoth meaty bones in mouth that prove domestication of canids by humans preceded thousands of years earlier than previously thought. This is proof of the domesticated canid carnivore diet, raw meaty bones.
The remains of three Paleolithic dogs, including one with a mammoth bone in its mouth, have been unearthed at Předmostí in the Czech Republic, according to a new Journal of Archaeological Science paper.
The remains indicate what life was like for these prehistoric dogs in this region, and how humans viewed canines. The dogs appear to have often sunk their teeth into meaty mammoth bones.
These weren’t just mammoth in size, but came from actual mammoths.
“These skulls show clear signs of domestication,” Germonpré said, explaining they are significantly shorter than those of fossil or modern wolves, have shorter snouts, and noticeably wider brain cases and palates than wolves do.
Based on what is known of the human culture at the site, the researchers believe these dogs “were useful as beasts of burden for the hauling of meat, bones and tusks from mammoth kill sites and of firewood, and to help with the transport of equipment, limiting the carrying costs of the Předmostí people. “Since mammoth meat was likely the food staple, the scientists further believe that the surplus meat “would have been available to feed the dogs.”
Rob Losey, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Alberta, told Discovery News that the new study is “very convincing,” and shows “quite clearly that the dog domestication process was underway thousands of years earlier than previously thought.”
He added, “The distinctive treatment given some of the remains also is compelling, and this indicates to me that a special connection had developed between people and some canids quite early on.
Not only is the proof of domestication of the carnivore canid uncovered but also of the extraordinary bond that was already at work between humans and their domesticated canids.
Now let’s look further into nonconflict sources of information for more scientific proof of what can now be seen as a relationship made over the millennia.
Looking to the experts at Coyler Institute (www.coylerinstitute.org) whose mission is to improve the life of thousands of animals by assembling, coordinating, focusing, and directing the application of the latest developments and techniques in the fields of human medicine and dentistry for the immediate benefit of the animals upon which the quality of OUR own lives so seriously depends, we understand that the information they provide is not at the sake of making money selling a commercial pet food diet, but rather in the preservation of the animal itself and the benefits of biodiversity which are necessary to the survival of this planet.
The need for reliable nutritional information is fundamental to the task of maintaining both the systemic health and the reproductive capability of all species.
The Coyler Institute shares their findings with veterinarians as well as the public that has brought carnivores into their homes to keep as companion animals.
So, it is here that I chose to start my search of how to feed the companion carnivore.
The purpose of this booklet and its resources and references is to provide the reader with solid nutrition information they can apply to providing the proper nutrition for the carnivore at their side.
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