Dogs and wolves belong to the order carnivora (or meat eaters) and the family canidae. Recent tests have shown that the DNA of a dog is the same as that of a wolf. As such, a dog’s diet should be as close as possible to a wolf’s diet..
During the past decade, a large following has developed in the U.S. and Europe of animal nutritionists, breeders and pet owners who have begun reverting back to the old methods of feeding their pets raw meats, bones and cooked greens, which was the norm before the advent of commercial pet foods. There’s much information available of studies pertaining to the use of whole animal meats and organs, essential fatty acids, seeds and some vegetation in the management of the nutritional requirements of our pets. In other words, simulating a “wild & natural” diet as closely as possible. Many people who take a serious interest in pet nutrition have made a decision to feed their dogs a diet that’s dictated by their genes, the carnivore diet they truly need.
Dogs and wolves belong to the order carnivora (or meat eaters) and the family canidae. They also share the genus canis and are of the same species, lupus. Dogs have been reclassified as canis lupus familiaris. Recent tests have shown that the DNA of a dog is the same as that of a wolf. As such, a dog’s diet should be as close as possible to a wolf’s diet. In the wild, that would include elk, moose, deer, beaver, rabbits, rodents and birds. All of the prey is consumed with relish, beginning with the blood at the incision site, which is loaded with moisture, minerals, salt and amino acids, followed by muscle tissue, which is high in protein. Quickly, they turn to the internal organs: heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, spleen, etc., which are high in vitamins, minerals, hormones and fatty acids. Contrary to popular belief, the stomach and its contents are among the last of the organs consumed. In fact, the intestines and stomach contents are rarely eaten at all, only the fat surrounding the intestines. With smaller prey, they can often be seen eating the head first. Just like their wolf cousins, canids have teeth designed for tearing, a relatively short intestinal tract and a simple single-compartment stomach, which is efficiently designed to extract nutrients and energy from meat rich in complete proteins and essential fats.
However, in our civilized suburbs it’s not practical to feed a completely wild diet. Our goal should be to feed a diet that approximates a diet seen in the wild as closely as possible. Timberwolf Organics’ Wild & Natural™ formula closely approximates the diet of a wolf, gives you most of everything you could ever want for your dog, and makes the perfect Wolf Dog Food™. Much criticism has been directed against many commercial food manufacturers for what is included in their diets as well as for what is missing. Timberwolf Organics believes in using high levels of animal meat, high levels of kelp and other seaweeds and greens, seeds and nuts, the addition of taurine and the sulfur-containing amino acids methionine and cysteine, high levels of essential fatty acids and only the finest of ingredients in our formulas. There are plenty of pet foods on the market today; however, how many are formulated for the true nutritional requirements of canids? We hope you will find that Timberwolf Organics is the exception, as our present customers do.