Research & Education
We love educating and inspiring you, as pet guardians, to invest in the best possible nutrition for your pets because food is a powerful and acknowledged means of preventing disease and illness. This includes diabetes, renal disease, obesity, digestive disorders, and even cancer! Statistics indicate that of any living creature, dogs and cats currently have the highest occurrence of cancer. We know that this negative trend can be significantly reduced by feeding pets real, minimally processed food.
Our Thoughts on Science
One of the arguments we frequently hear that discourages pet guardians from feeding raw food diets is the claim that there's lack of scientific research to validate its benefits. We believe this argument is completely backwards!
Animals have been eating foods from the earth for centuries, well before human civilization, without the need for scientific proof. So the premise that we need to “prove” that natural food is more beneficial than processed and artificially synthesized food is ridiculous. That's like saying that breathing through a ventilator or oxygen tank is better than breathing naturally, and then demanding scientific proof of the benefits of natural breathing.
Science is incredibly useful for ensuring that we interpret and apply what we see in nature accurately, but claiming the lack of scientific research is reason enough to avoid feeding our pets food derived straight from nature is nonsensical. Food and the nature of nutrition is complex, and we are just skimming the surface in our understanding of this system.
The Road To Thriving
In many areas, science has led to amazing inventions and creations that have furthered our abilities (airplanes, cell phones, etc), but other creations have been a detriment to our health (chemical household cleaners, pollutants, processed and synthetic foods, etc). It's about learning how we can correct the path for our pets (and ourselves) to get back to thriving instead of merely surviving.
Learn More About Helping Your Pet Thrive ‐ Check out our Learning Hub
Forward Thinking Pet Experts We Work With
Dr. Becker wrote her first pet cookbook in 1999 after recognizing that people committed to nourishing their pets healthfully were short on “how to” resources. Her passion for sharing healthy living options has resulted in her joining forces with the third largest medical website and largest wellness website, Mercola.com, to provide a free wellness newsletter to pet lovers around the world.
Julie Anne has trail blazed the advancement of holistic pet care and homeopathic medicine and brings her wealth of experience to all aspects of the Adored Beast Apothecary as a practitioner, teacher and consultant. She has expanded the world of animal wellness, both reclaiming, and scientifically evolving, the time-honoured, common-sense practice of nature-based animal healthcare.
Founder of Planet Paws
Rodney Habib is a digital artist, filmmaker, blogger, lecturer, and the founder of the world’s largest pet health page on Facebook: Planet Paws. He is also the founder of Paws For Change Foundation, which raises money through charitable donations to further research in the areas of animal nutrition. Rodney is passionate about giving pet parents the tools to champion their pets health, while making a huge impact on improving awareness of pet health.
Looking For A Holistic Vet?
When you make the decision to feed raw, it’s important to find a vet that has experience with and supports raw feeding.
Please reach out to us if you need helping finding a raw-friendly vet in your area.