Naturally-reared puppies are those that are fed a raw (even lightly cooked) fresh food diet, no to minimal vaccines, no pesticidal insect control whether ingested or topical, with a focus on wellness instead of a pill for every ailment. Sunshine, fresh water, fresh food, exercise, love, reduced stress...these are things humans and dogs require to lead a healthy lifestyle. Imagine eating cereal every day of your life...while you could survive, you would not thrive. Processed foods full of supplements, beans instead of meat, and low-quality fillers cause GI issues, bad breath, poor dental health, etc. A proper diet is absolutely necessary for a healthy body regardless of species. We learned from COVID that vaccines don't always do what they tell us they do and can often be harmful...same has always been true for our dogs. We have seen everything from temporary paralysis to death from vaccine reactions over the years. Some vaccines do have their benefits but most only reduce potential symptoms while exposing the animal to adjuvants including heavy metals. Flea and tick and mosquito control are pesticides. We don't put these chemicals in our body, in the bodies of our children, to ward off pests. We and our dogs are exposed to the very same critters, yet we find convenience in giving them a pesticide once a month instead of using a repellent as necessary. Raw fed dogs don't attract pests...body composition isn't as inviting.
With the cancer rate in dogs 50-65% in the last two decades, it isn't hard to put two and two together. There is a time when we need veterinarians...true ERs, xrays, surgery...but if we practice simple wellness principles we won't need to take a healthy dog to the vet where unnecessary meds are so readily prescribed. Dogs are a resilient species. They have been here for thousands of years without the benefit of chemicals, living long and healthy lives. We find no reason to alter a model that has worked for them just for the sake of convenience.