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The dog has been a constant companion of humans for thousands of years. Despite the changes in the physical and functional characteristics of our canine companion, genetically they all share the same basic internal anatomy and physiological functions. The dog is both a scavenger and a hunter and thus survives on a wide variety of ingredients in its diet.

Commercial pet foods are a modern invention. Since James Spratt patented the first baked dog biscuit (1860), the majority of pet owners and veterinarians have become convinced that these modern diets are the only way to feed your pet. Canned dog food did not reach the market until 1922, when left over horse meat for human consumption was canned for dog food. Acceptance was slow at first, but by 1932 there was no stopping it and look at the industry today. From the beginning, consumer appeal and convenience were the operative words, not good nutrition. As the market became more competitive consumer appeal gave way to specialized nutrition or so the multi nationals would lead the general populous to believe.

With these evolutionary changes in our dogs’ diets, have we seen a dramatic decline in hip dysplasia, OCD, elbow problems, obesity, diabetes mellitus and other metabolic and endocrine diseases?

The answer from a scientific point of view is no. Parasitic and viral disease are declining, but diet related diseases are not.

Quick Facts

All things are not equal.

If a dehydrated pet food has a few supplements added, it means the whole food ingredients do not have enough variety…

If a dehydrated diet has many added supplements, not only are key whole food ingredients missing, the assembly or manufacturing process has destroyed much of the whole food nutrition.

NRG uses ingredient retained nutrition to slowly dry whole food ingredients and ensure all nutrition is retained.

NRG selects ingredients from all food groups to ensure balanced nutrition without supplementation.