Getting Started with Dr. B's Longevity Raw Dog Food
Meet Dr. B (Dr. Buchoff)
Formulated by acclaimed holistic veterinarian, Dr. Gerald Buchoff, Longevity Raw Pet Food is designed to maximize your pet’s health by providing the highest quality nourishment on the market. Dr. B is passionate about animals and keeping them healthy. Dr. B has practiced both traditional and integrative veterinary medicine for more than 35 years. He has served as president of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) and the Northern New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association. He has completed numerous courses in alternative modalities including homeopathy, Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (chiropractic), acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, glandular nutritional therapy, cold laser therapy, Reiki, Consegrity, and veterinary radionics.
Natural. Wild. Organic. Raw. These are not just catchphrases in the world of nutrition, but a growing awareness that eating food in its natural, unadulterated state is best for health and wellness – for us and for our pets.
Truly raw frozen pet food is different than freeze-dried or dehydrated food because it is minimally processed, retains its high moisture content, and does not require any application of heat that can put vital nutrients and enzymes at risk. The high heat processing used for dry kibble and canned foods depletes the nutritional value of your pet’s food. Many of these products also contain starches, grains, flavor enhancers, preservatives, and other unhealthy ingredients to prolong shelf life and to mimic nature’s own vitamins and minerals. In fact, the relatively low temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit can destroy the enzymes in food that are an important part of digestion, and normal cooking temperatures can reduce nutrients nutrients down as much as 25 to 50%, depending on which nutrient you are focusing on.
Benefits of Raw
Feeding a whole, raw food diet has been associated with:
- Healthier skin and the elimination of itchy skin conditions
- Increased energy
- Shinier fur with less shedding
- Healthier teeth, gums, and better breath
- Firmer muscle tone with increased strength and mobility
- Healthy digestion and smaller, firmer stools
- Stronger immune system
- Better weight management
Raw food is also believed to help mitigate and prevent:
- Kidney and liver disease
- Heart disease
- Pancreatic disease
- Autoimmune disease