Thank you to one of our members, Erika, for asking such a great question regarding manganese in SFRAW foods! Her question was prompted by reading an article in Animal Wellness Magazine written by Dr. Karen Becker, Manganese deficiency and CCL disease. Erika’s question allowed for me to address this topic as it relates to the products and dietary suggestions we make here at SFRAW specifically. I hope you find our exchange/discussion useful and informative.
Bottom line: I do not think that SFRAW members’ dogs are at high risk for manganese deficiency related illnesses when they feed their animals according to our suggestions – incorporating our Formulas, Vitality Blend (or making their own according to recipes we provide during mentoring sessions/classes), green tripe, whole prey, raw goat or sheep milk, and various supplemental foods such as mussels (best choice), oysters and clams, for example.
Erika Slovikoski asked on Facebook:
Kasie Maxwell is there manganese in the sfraw formulas?
Contrary to popular belief, most cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) problems in dogs don’t arise from acute injuries. A lack of manganese in the diet is a major contributor. Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease in dogs arises all too frequently these days. It’s a…