"Dogs that ate any green leafy vegetables, like broccoli, had reduced the risk of developing bladder cancer by 90% and the dogs that consumed any yellow – orange vegetables like carrots reduced the risk by 70%!" - Raghavan, Knapp, Bonney, 2005
Start With WHY?
According to The Veterinary Cancer Society, cancer is the leading cause of death in 47% of dogs.
Researched made by Pet Obesity Prevention showed that more than 59 % of dogs are overweight.
Heart, kidney and liver disease are epidemic…
What are the main causes for these numbers? Guess…
The answer is DIET.
Commercial Dog Food Is “Fast Food”
Heavily-processed fast foods (burgers, fries, tacos, etc.) as a big diet component can cause major health problems in people. How can fast foods be good for dogs?
Only dog food manufacturers think this nonsense makes sense. Dogs and people share roughly 75% the same genetic makeup, and we have similar nutritional needs. What we’re doing to our own health with processed foods, we’re also doing to our dogs. And it’s happening faster.
Dog food may legally contain “4-D” meat: meat from dead, dying, diseased and disabled animals.
Add a little road kill, mill floor sweepings labeled as grain, and corn contaminated with high levels of pesticide (yes, really) and you have a recipe for ill health.
The cheaper the food, the cheaper the ingredients, the worse the nutrition.
Sounds scary, I know…
But that’s why we are here to help you!
Even the premium dog food brands manufacture their products with proteins found from grains or grain by-product sources such as corn gluten meal, brewer's rice, and wheat, than from healthy meat sources.
So STOP buying commercial pet food or include even a fraction of raw meat and vegetables. And In case you are super mega dog owner TRY Ketogenic diet!
What is Ketogenic diet?
A ketogenic diet is typically defined as a high-fat, moderate protein, and low-carb diet, but it goes beyond that.
The true meaning of the ketogenic diet is any nutritional approach that encourages the body to produce ketones.
What are ketones? Ketones are simply short-chain fats that are produced in the liver to be used for energy.
Eating ketogenically and using ketones for fuel has been shown to provide a host of overall health benefits, including increased cognitive function, improved insulin sensitivity, and enhanced performance.
Humans have treated epilepsy with ketogenic diets since the 1920s.
How does it help?
The diet looks like this: 70 to 75% fat (oil such as coconut, olive or MCT), 25 to 20% protein (beef) and 5% carbohydrates (vegetables). Yes, the diet is extreme, but with reason.
It’s predicated on the Warburg theory, put forth by Otto Warburg in 1924. Warburg hypothesized that cancer feeds on sugar (which is what carbohydrates break down to) but that it doesn’t process fats well. The takeaway: cut out the sugars/carbs and you’ll slow or stop cancer.
So, the idea is to essentially eliminate the only fuel source cancer cells can really use - glucose. The hypothesis theorizes that starving the cancer cells from glucose it should stop metastasis (tumor growth).
I know it sounds luxury and complicated…
After few months of daily 1-hour experience as a dog chefs, we decided to be first in the world and create ROCKETO - an upgraded dog food based on ketogenic diet, not only to make our life easier but to help all of you too!
So how the diet looks like?
Meals for your dog should be administered twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening.
We read lots of researches and consulted A level players around the world to get the conclusion about 100% balanced ketogenic diet for dogs. We use ground beef mixed with prebiotic, probiotic and fibrous veggies like organic sauerkrauts. The meals get an extra fat boost from MCT oil, coconut oil, as well as hemp seed oil. There’s no room for kibble or other traditional dog foods in the diet and that’s key to keto treatment.
Remember if you are not ready to cut kibble from your dog's diet, we highly recommend to include even a fraction of raw green vegetables to your dog's diet. "Dogs that ate any green leafy vegetables, like broccoli, had reduced the risk of developing bladder cancer by 90% and the dogs that consumed any yellow-orange vegetables like carrots reduced the risk by 70%!"
With unconditional love,
Agota is the Founder and CEO of SHOO Natural and Co-Founder of ROCKETO - Upgraded Dog Food, where she leads a team of 4 employees (her dogs and counting!) who are setting out to rethink, reclaim, and redefine dogs health.
Agota lives in the airplanes, because of her traveling around different dog shelters across the globe. She addicted to Instagram for inspiration, meeting new dog pawrents, and engaging with the SHOO community.
She is a modern days entrepreneur who spends her time by reading books and bringing value to her customers.