When it comes to optimizing the health and longevity of our pets, diet plays a pivotal role. Feeding fresh, non-processed, real food is the key to health and longevity. In their new book, The Forever Dog Life, Dr. Karen Becker and Rodney Habib delve into the remarkable health benefits of sardines for both cats and dogs. Drawing from their extensive experience and research, they highlight how this small fish can make a significant impact on your pet’s well-being.

Celebrate the Super Sardine! 🐟

These small fish are named after the "Blue Zone" island of Sardinia🏝, known for its centenarians and their longevity. Sardines are a staple in the diet of these long-lived people and are among the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, earning their spot as a recommended “🌟#ForeverDog Core Longevity Topper🌟” to add to your cat’s and dog’s bowl!

Unveil the Beach Party in a Bite!

Unveil the beach party in a bite! These fishy delights are the ultimate oceanic extra that’ll make your pet flip—or should we say swim? Dive into an under-the-sea adventure with every nibble. It's a wave of flavor that'll have your fur-baby surfing the kitchen floor!

Why Feed Sardines to Your Cats and Dogs? 🐾

Sardines are jam-packed with important nutrients, making them one of the best additions to your pet's diet:

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, crucial for reducing inflammation, promoting heart health, and supporting a shiny coat and healthy skin.
  • High-Quality Protein: These fish provide a great source of high-quality protein, vital for muscle maintenance and energy.
  • Vitamins and Minerals:
    • Selenium: Vital for thyroid health, neutralizes free radicals, and protects organs from damage.
    • Vitamin B-12: Supports healthy methylation, nerve function, and detoxification.
    • Vitamin D: Essential for overall health, as dogs can’t synthesize it from sunlight.
    • CoQ10: Boosts cellular energy output, reduces oxidant damage, and extends healthspan and lifespan.
  • Low Mercury Levels: Sardines supply the highest levels of EPA and DHA while having the lowest levels of mercury of any fish. These essential fatty acids also play a big role in skin integrity by decreasing inflammation and promoting healthy skin function.

Health Benefits Backed by Research

Dozens of human studies involving hundreds of thousands of participants have shown that eating sardines twice a week can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease by 36%. Dr. Aleix Sala-Vila’s research group concluded that regular sardine consumption might increase life expectancy in humans by five years. For dogs, these essential fatty acids also play a big role in skin integrity by decreasing inflammation and promoting healthy skin function.

Sustainability and Feeding Recommendations

One of the best reasons to regularly feed sardines instead of other fish is their sustainability and low levels of contamination. Opt for sardines packed in water or fresh if possible, and avoid farmed fish. Rebel Raw offers premium quality, wild caught, whole sardines. Feeding one sardine for every 20 lbs of body weight, two or three times a week, will provide your pet with the necessary nutrients.

Dive into Health with Every Bite!

Looking for a fun and engaging way to boost your pet’s diet? Dive into health with every bite of these oceanic delights! Each bite is a burst of flavor that will have your fur-baby gliding across the kitchen floor with excitement!

Insights from "The Forever Dog Life"

Dr. Karen Becker, known for her practical and intentional approach to pet health, and Rodney Habib, a leading voice in pet nutrition, emphasize the significance of sardines in a pet’s diet. Authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Forever Dog, their new book offers a clear, inclusive strategy for enhancing the health and longevity of cats and dogs.

Dr. Karen Becker

Dr. Becker is renowned for her work as a small animal clinician and her focus on species-appropriate nutrition. Her advocacy for natural, whole food diets has garnered her the largest following of any veterinarian on social media. In 2023, she received the prestigious Stange Award from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine, acknowledging her contributions to the field.

Rodney Habib

Rodney Habib, a celebrated public speaker and filmmaker, is the founder of Planet Paws, the largest pet health page on Facebook. His TEDx talk on pet health is the most viewed in its category, and his documentary, "The Dog Cancer Series," addresses critical canine health issues. Habib’s work with the Paws for Change Foundation promotes animal nutrition and lifestyle research, making him one of Canada’s most influential voices in pet health.

Incorporating Sardines into Your Pet’s Diet

Including sardines in your pet’s diet is simple and convenient. At Rebel Raw, we offer wild-caught sardines from the Atlantic Ocean. Our whole sardines are easy to feed, come frozen, and are delivered directly to your doorstep, ensuring freshness and convenience. Adding sardines to our fresh, non-processed meals provides the ultimate nutrition for both cats and dogs, ensuring they receive the best in species-appropriate, nutrient-dense food.

Price per package. Ingredients Whole sardines, wild caught in the Atlantic Ocean. Contains 2 - 3 sardines, averaging 7 - 8 oz total. (Sardines average 8″ long by 1.5″ wide.) Benefits High in omega 3-fatty acids and Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinol). Fatty acids provide many health benefits, including cancer prevention, reducing inflammation and strengthening the immune system. Ubiquinol keeps hearts and circulation healthy and prevents dental diseases. High in EPA and DHA with a moderate level of Vitamin D. Nutritional Data The amount of calories, protein, fat, and carbs per ounce. Calories 24 kcal Protein 19% Fat 3% Fiber 0% Moisture 73%

Dive In and Order Now! 🎉🐟

Sardines are not just a tasty treat for your pets; they are a nutritional powerhouse that can contribute significantly to their health and longevity. With insights from experts like Dr. Karen Becker and Rodney Habib, it's clear that incorporating sardines into your pet’s diet is a step towards ensuring they live a healthier, happier life.

By choosing high-quality sardines from Rebel Raw, you are giving your pets the best nature has to offer. Order fresh meals and sardines today and see the difference it can make for your furry friends.

For more information on the benefits of sardines and other dietary tips, be sure to check out The Forever Dog Life by Dr. Karen Becker and Rodney Habib.

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