“My last dog was a special needs dog and I fed him raw food. I’m just going to see how it goes feeding my new puppy kibble.”
Diatoms are tiny single celled aquatic organisms. These tiny organisms are protected by a glassy shell. Diatoms take silicon dioxide from the water to form their shells. There are two types of Diatomaceous Earth, one derived from salt water, the other from fresh water. The Diatomaceous Earth that is mined for use today was formed in prehistoric times when much of the earth was covered with water. As the water receded and the diatoms died, vast deposits of skeletal remains were compressed into formations called diatomite.
Diatomaceous Earth is produced by mining and milling (crushing) diatomite. The way in which each type of Diatomaceous Earth is processed dictates the possible uses. Filter grind has long crystalline structures which can cause injury if inhaled or ingested. The type used for swimming pool filters has been partially melted and chemically treated. Diatomaceous Earth is also a powerful absorbent, used in industry for that purpose. Food grade Diatomaceous Earth is used as a binding agent or inert carrier in foods, pills, toothpastes etc. It is listed in the ingredients as Silicon Dioxide.
Diatomaceous Earth is used in agriculture as a feed supplement in sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs, horses and bison. WHITE EARTH contains several essential trace minerals.
In Canada and the U.S., Diatomaceous Earth is approved for use in agriculture in two very different ways: a. to be used as an inert carrier or anti-caking agent in feeds in an amount not to exceed 2% of the total diet. (CFIA) b. as an insecticide for use in stored grain and for the control of indoor and outdoor insects. (Pest Management Control Agency) Each product is packaged and labeled according to the governing agency requirements. The type of Diatomaceous Earth used in agriculture must be milled until it reaches the consistency of flour. It is then called amorphous silica or fossil shell flour. Under a powerful microscope the tiny sharp edges will be seen, but to the touch, it feels like chalk dust. When used as an insecticide, insects that come in contact with it or ingest it are lacerated and die from dehydration.
Diatomaceous Earth which can be fed to animals and is safe for humans as well is Amorphous Silica, the fresh water type, food grade quality. It is naturally white in colour resembling chalk dust with the texture of talcum powder. It is not chemically altered, treated or heated in any way.
WHITE EARTH is a 100% natural Diatomaceous Earth product. It is a fresh water type, food grade quality, Amorphous Silica, naturally white in colour, imported from Nevada.
Here is a simple way of thinking about how to feed your dogs and cats a raw food diet as nature intended. Use a PREY STYLE MODEL – one that simulates how wolves and feral cats eat when left to their own devices. That diet includes a variety of animals (prey) and the whole animal – stomach contents (juiced veggies), stomach (unbleached green tripe), muscle meat, organs (like liver & heart), and lots of bones.
That’s pretty easy to my way of thinking. And no, we don’t have to depend on any kibble or canned food processors to tell us how to feed our companion animals.
Our two Jack Russells,Buster and Athena, have been on raw food for over
a year, and the benefits are staggering! Their coats are smooth and
shiny; their breath has been neutralized (no more strong, fishy smell), and
they’re much less prone to being overweight. They look great, smell great
and, judging from how quickly they clear their bowls, love every second of
their meal. Thanks Cheryll!
Bela is a beautiful black lab who came to live with Isabel and her partner 3 years ago. She had a dull coat, was quite overweight and had teeth that would have required a trip to the vet, a general anesthetic and a big bill had she not been switched to bones and raw food.
Bela shares: “Great fresh smell! Good tasty food! Tail wagging & two
Isabel adds: ” With Prey for Dinner raw food we enjoy rare vet visits,
Bela’s white healthy doggy smile, her super shinny coat -no flee no
bathing required- topped by her easy to scoop hard small poop package.”
Since 2007, Prey for Dinner has provided us with a wide variety of quality products and knowledgeable friendly service with really the best price around. Two thumbs up! Thank you Cheryll!
Cheryll has given me great service and her products have given Pixi a healthy life. After 3 years of feeding Pixi raw dog food, her coat is shiny, her body is muscular with no fat, and her mouth has no “doggy breath”. She digests her food easily and thoroughly, producing no gas and a small stool with no strong odor. Trips to the vet to treat health problems are gone.
We all love our dogs and Cheryll’s professional service and advice is provided in a friendly, pleasant manner that is not only helpful but shows her love of animals through her genuine interest in your dog. I highly recommend Cheryll and the food at Prey For Dinner.
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To all my special customers – thank you for being just that… special! I appreciate you in every way and am grateful when you spread the word that rescues another dog or cat from a lifetime of processed foods. And of course, without you special customers there would be no Prey For Dinner.