(This article has been updated with the correct audio.)
Kibble or pellet food is not an appropriate diet for any dog, says US animal nutrition expert Dr Richard Patton.
Patton says there are benefits to matching an animal's diet to its genetic machinery.
He says that pet food should not contain carbohydrates, starch or sugar.
He encourages pet-owners to make their own pet food using vegetables and meats.
Alternatively, he says they should buy products from local companies that specialise in raw food diets for animals.
[Kibble] provides an excess amount of soluble carbohydrates.— Dr Richard Patton, animal nutrition expert at K-9 Kraving
It's far better to feed [a dog] a diet that is devoid of carbohydrates or that is 10% or lower.— Dr Richard Patton, animal nutrition expert at K-9 Kraving
Take a listen to his expert advice in detail:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Why you should feed your dog natural raw foods - not pellets