But raw is better than any kibble :wink:I'm seeing that this is turning into a why raw is better than ANY kibble argument. You all know why I don't feed raw and don't advocate it, not to mention that is not appropriate for this forum. Also, fights are being picked where there were none; that's not my thing.
And that is why it comes down to the "raw is better" attitude. I am just seeing if there is someone out there that can convince me otherwise...so far there hasn't been anyone to do so.
Its not an argument at all...its a debate. Bring your side of the story to the table for discussion. That doesn't mean everyone has to agree or that one wins...but at least people bring all that they can give to the debate and try and win.
While it is unfortunate what happened with you and your experience with raw, that doesn't mean that you can't stand up for your side of the debate right? I don't think anyone is asking you to support a raw diet, but rather prove that raw isn't better.
So I guess I'm an idiot for following a food pyramid then LOL :tongue:But, I will address two thing: the food pyramid vs. NRC. The food pyramid was made by the government so that any idiot could look at the pretty pictures and eat their real counter parts. The NRC publishes numbers based on multiple studies for use by educated animal nutritionists to formulate the best diet for the animals they need to feed.
Cravings? That is a human quality that I do not think applies to animals, because we have the ability to "problem solve." Unless you can find a well documented "cravings study" about other species...I couldn't find any.And, yes, pregnant animals will vary their diet to meet the altered requirements. It's called cravings. Want some ice cream? Calcium. Pickles? Contains several B vitamins. Both are have elevated requirements essential for the development of a prenate.
Wouldn't you get more calcium and B vitamins by just eating more of a complete and balanced diet? Why eat more ice cream when you can drink a glass of milk or something else without the added sugar and fat? I think the "cravings" part doesn't necessarily come from the need for added nutrients, but more the mother's need for a sweetie :biggrin: