The Alkaline Diet – What You Need to Know About Alkalinity

Researching and finding the right diet for your pet is SO important because long term health begins with a proper diet. Your pet’s diet helps determine energy levels, the strength of their immune system, and can help prevent chronic illnesses in the future.

Finding the right diet can be difficult though because of the overwhelming amount of diets to choose from. There are grain-free diets, limited ingredient diets, vegan, raw, and alkaline diets to name a few. If you’re unfamiliar with, or have never heard of an alkaline diet, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

The first and only Alkaline diet was created by Canine Caviar. This unique science based diet will help your best friend reach a new level of health they never could before. Keep reading to learn how!

Understanding Alkalinity

Ph Scale

For those of us who haven’t studied science since high school, the pH (potential for hydrogen) scale refers to how acidic or alkaline something is. It runs on a scale of 1-14 with 7 serving as the neutral point.

For example: Beef has an acidic pH of 5, (most) water has a pH of about 7 (neutral), and broccoli has an alkaline pH of 8. Aside from food, the body can also be either acidic or alkaline. The ideal pH level for a dog is slightly alkaline, between 7.1-7.4. If your dog’s pH lies within this range their health is at its best possible state.

Acidity vs. Alkalinity

pH Values of a Dog's Body

While the body functions on various pH levels, the most important organs of the body require alkalinity to work properly. These include the brain, heart, liver, and the intestines. If you look at the figure above, you’ll see that the recommended alkalinity of these organs fall within that “sweet spot” (7.1-7.4) that we mentioned earlier. This ideal range can be achieved by feeding Canine Caviar’s Alkaline diet. Once these systems are within this range, the major organs and systems will function at max efficiency. You’ll also notice the changes in your dog right away. They’ll have more energy and they’ll create healthier habits like drinking more water and having fewer and smaller stools.

What if My Dog’s Body is Too Acidic?

If your pup’s body is too acidic, those major organ we mentioned above will suffer which ultimately leads to greater health issues. Acidity also prevents enough oxygen from entering the blood and can lead to developing degenerative diseases.

The Benefits of an Alkalinity Based Diet

Now that we know what Alkalinity is and its importance, let’s talk about the benefits associated with an alkalinity based diet.

Benefits of an Alkaline Diet

Mimics Their Ancestral Diet

The Alkaline diet closely mimics the diet of its ancestors, wolves. When wolves capture their prey, they focus first on organs like the stomach and intestines which are heavily alkaline. The blood and spinal fluid they ingest are also alkaline so an alkaline diet must replicate the rich sources of alkalinity common to wolves in the wild.

More Oxygen in the Body

Like we mentioned above, the body needs oxygen to function properly but acidic diets limit oxygen supply. Limited oxygen harms the organs. Alkalinity, however, helps put more oxygen in the system which means the organs get a steady supply of oxygen and can better do their job.

Decrease in Anaerobic Activity

Anaerobic activity refers to short, energy demanding movement. This type of activity requires more oxygen than the body has supplied which results in muscle fatigue and faster aging. Since Alkalinity provides more oxygen to the body there is less significant damage from anaerobic activity. The result is less muscle fatigue and anti-aging capabilities. Your dog will feel and look better on an Alkaline diet!

Better Prevention Against Chronic Illnesses

Acidic bodies are more likely to develop chronic illnesses due to the poor condition of organs. If left unattended, these chronic illnesses can turn into a life threatening illness. An Alkaline diet can help prevent chronic illnesses because it brings organs to a healthy pH level.

How Canine Caviar Achieves Alkalinity

Canine Caviar makes alkalinity possible thanks to these three important steps:

How Canine Caviar Achieves Alkalinity

Unique Alkaline Formula

Canine Caviar’s formulas are the only formulas on the market designed to be alkaline. They assure alkalinity through careful scientific formulation. They use healthy ingredients that maintain the alkaline balance. For example, meats are acidic so Canine Caviar includes a variety of botanicals that are alkaline in nature to help balance out the acidity.

Canine Caviar is also mindful about the ingredient proportions. If there is too much meat, the formula will become too acidic, however if there is not enough your dog won’t get the sufficient amino acids they need. Canine Caviar provides the right balance to create positive alkalinity and bring forth the benefits your dog requires.

Free Range Sources

Canine Caviar is very cautious with where they source their ingredients from because the source can have an impact on the alkalinity of the ingredient.

Their meats come from free-range sources. Free-range meat is less acidic than processed meat because the animals are able to grow and develop naturally and there is no need for growth hormones or other unnatural stimulants.

Alkaline Inducing Botanicals

Canine Caviar includes botanicals in their kibble to help increase alkalinity, however, the botanicals can also improve digestion. Some of the botanicals listed include Sun-Cured Kelp, Fenugreek, Peppermint, Papaya, Rose Hips, and Yucca Schidigera Extract.

Combining Canine Caviar’s unique Alkaline formula, Free-Range sources, and botanicals creates a kibble that fully satisfies your dog’s needs and promotes the alkaline philosophy.

About Canine Caviar:

Canine Caviar is the one and only dog food on the market focused on alkalinity. They are dedicated to providing positive health to dogs everywhere.

Canine Caviar has eight great kibble formulas for you to try: Grain-Free Puppy, Free Spirit, Leaping Spirit, Open Meadow, Special Needs, Open Sky, Open Range, and Wild Ocean. Each formula uses a unique protein source like lamb, duck, and herring. Additionally, these formulas include limited-ingredients that consists of just one protein and one complex carbohydrate. The limited ingredients help better absorb nutrients like amino acids and vitamins.

Click here if you’re interested in trying Canine Caviar today! Your dog will thank you.

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