Message Number: YG1883 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Brett Middleton
Date: 2001-03-30 11:33:00 UTC
Subject: More evidence favoring non-commercial diets

I ran across this abstract in a publication called THE CAPSULE REPORT
on the Web at,7-9.htm. It looked
like it might stimulate some interesting discussion. (Maybe Dr.
Willard would like to comment on this?)

> It is the author's opinion that whole food sources for
> micronutrients may also provide as yet unknown phytochemicals that
> are necessary for health, despite the fact that AAFCO nutrient
> profiles don't list them. The profession has historically
> recommended that owners never feed real food (or table scraps) to
> pets. That position needs to be re-evaluated now. Some veterinarians
> now recommend supplementing the diet with meat and vegetables, for
> carnivores. This practice may provide the pet with phytochemicals
> and other vital nutrients that have yet to be recognized by
> nutritional science. Studies in humans examining individual
> nutrients such as vitamin A or E simply haven't prevented cancer as
> well as real fruits and vegetables in the diet and we don't know
> what is in real foods that works so well. Susan G. Wynn, DVM - 11th
> Central Veterinary Conference Proceedings, August 1999


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