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Raw Food?

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Raw bloody meat, sounds grossly unhygienic and I understand it's not a great selling point for the squeamish. However, it improves your dogs health and gives them a better quality of life, it also reduces the amount of grossly unhygienic mess you will have to clear up - a great selling point for the squeamish.

Benefits

  • Improves your dogs overall health

  • Improves digestion

  • Less runny stools

  • Less flatulence

  • Gives their coats a glossy shine

  • Reduces skin allergies

  • Reduces hyperactivity

  • Fewer, firmer stools

  • Improves dental hygiene

  • Natural

  • Helps maintain a healthy weight


Lets face it, dogs aren't going to benefit greatly from unnatural sources of food, manufactured and formed into kibble. I am not saying that every single brand of kibble is terrible because there are some very high quality ones that you can end up paying a fortune for. In comparison to raw food you could end up saving money and feeding a high quality diet.

There are different ways to raw feed, you can do it yourself and buy from the butchers but you really need to do a lot of research to ensure your dog is getting all its dietary requirements. If you end up guessing you could end up with a dietary deficiency, con-sequencing a poorly pooch which defeats the purpose of raw feeding. There are many sites and Facebook group pages that are filled with experts and raw feeding geeks who would be more than happy to share their knowledge to help you on your raw feeding journey.

For those of you who don't have the time to D.I.Y, there are many different top quality complete raw food brands. Price ranges differ, and as with any pet food it will be more expensive for your puppy's first year then the price will drop when they are on adult food. Many of these complete raw food packs come frozen and consist of human grade meat which is convenient to stock up your freezer and defrost a few hours before feeding.

As with any diet change, you must introduce this transition slowly over a 10 day period to avoid any stomach upset, your food supplier should give similar guidelines.

Scaremongering controversy

Of course there are critics of raw feeding, which has caused controversy, some vets will tell you it's awful but they promote their own dry kibble which they will try to sell you. However some vets are very supportive and knowledgeable which is always a bonus. Kibble manufacturers aren't going to want to lose sales, so of course they will team up and create unscientific "facts" to scaremonger you into going back to the beloved kibble. If you do your research and back yourself with actual scientific evidence then you can try and decide for yourself, of course there will be a small percentage of dogs who wont agree with raw feeding usually due to protein allergies so there are alternatives of high quality kibble or wet foods on the market.

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