Do you know how many carbohydrates are in your bag of kibble?
Most pet parents don’t because the pet food manufacturer doesn’t really want you to know. Therefore, they don’t list it on the label. A very important figure to know, seeing the pet obesity rate is soaring over 60% and cancer (needs glucose to thrive), is roughly 1 in 2 pets.
IS YOUR PET A CARBIVORE OR A CARNIVORE?
Let me teach you how to figure it out in a flash.
Just grab your bag of pet food and a calculator.
First check this out:
According to Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO): “Carbohydrates are not measured directly, but can be estimated by calculating the “nitrogen-free extract” in the product. This is determined simply by subtracting the average of each of the other components (percent crude protein, crude fat, crude fiber, moisture AND ash) from 100.” (If the ash is hidden, the general rule of thumb is between 5 to 8%, so pick a value.)
However experts say: “… fiber is actually a carbohydrate. So, its percentage is automatically included in your carbohydrate calculations.”
if cancer needs glucose for fuel and one is feeding their cancer pet that many carbohydrates, then in theory you are adding rocket fuel to the cancer growing fire!
So let’s go with this guideline:
Protein + Fat + Moisture + Ash, then subtract 100 = Carbohydrates.
(This method works for dry food only; to figure out canned food you need to get the dry matter values.)
After the calculations, pet parents are going to find that some of these bags of kibble have anywhere from 40% to 70% carbs in them. God forbid, if their pet has cancer (depending on the type of “cancer cell”) it can have anywhere from 10 to 70 times more insulin receptors on its cell surface membrane than a regular cell. Imagine: if cancer needs glucose for fuel and one is feeding their cancer pet that many carbohydrates, then in theory you are adding rocket fuel to the cancer growing fire!
Empower yourself and take better control of your pet’s diet!
– Rodney Habib