Raw Diet For Dogs | Why and How?

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Raw Diet Benefits

A raw diet provides a range of benefits that a commercially processed diet will never match. These include:

Shiny Coats & No More Doggie Odour

Without the processing preservatives and additives in your pet’s food you will notice that long haired coated breeds with have softer cottony coats with loads of shine and less shedding. Short coated breeds no longer have a greasy residue to their coat. In addition your dog will no longer have that distinctive doggie odour.

Less to Scoop

Raw natural diets free of fillers, and preservatives are more digestible and therefore less waste is eliminated. Stools are firm and turn chalky within a few days and biodegrade into your yard.

Allergies and Food Sensitivities are Eliminated

Switching to a raw food diet, or to sensitivity formulas such as duck, rabbit, turkey or lamb may be the answer to solving your pet’s allergic reactions (continual scratching, chewing feet, hot spots, ear infections etc.) Additionally many raw fed dogs have fewer health issues, meaning less expensive vet appointments.

Clean Teeth

Plaque and tartar is related to carbohydrates in food. A food without starches naturally will produce cleaner teeth. In addition the raw meaty bones in a raw feeding program will clean teeth to a beautiful pearly white and prevent unnecessary health conditions due to diseased teeth. Drooling and Water Intake With better digestibility your pet will no longer require the excessive amounts of water necessary to break down a dry food diet. In addition this will mean less drooling and improved liver and kidney functions extending the overall long term health of your pet.

Drooling and Water Intake

With better digestibility your pet will no longer require the excessive amounts of water necessary to break down a dry food diet. In addition this will mean less drooling and improved liver and kidney functions extending the overall long term health of your pet.

Transition to RAW

There are usually 2 barriers when transitioning your dog to a raw diet. The first is a possible gastrointestinal/digestive upset, secondly, could be your dog’s willingness to accept the change in diet. The best and quickest transition for young healthy adult dogs and puppies is to make a complete switch from kibble to raw food. Limit the variety of food you offer your dog and feed exclusively 1 protein for at least 3-5 days. Most dogs transition to the raw diet within 48 hrs. Feed only a Prepared meals for the first 2-3 days before offering Whole food choices. Beef Offals, fish and tripe are best introduced once your dog has made a complete transition to the raw, usually within 1 week. Do NOT mix raw and dry food kibble together. Raw food is passed through the digestive system at a much quicker rate than dry food. If you do want to continue feeding kibble with raw food, feed them separately (raw-am, kibble-pm). Slow/Gradual Transition Occasionally we have dogs that do not transition as easily or as quickly to a raw food diet. This is more common in senior dogs or picky eaters.

Not sure how much to feed your dog? Visit HERE for feeding guidelines per day.

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3 thoughts on “Raw Diet For Dogs | Why and How?

    • Hi there! Thanks for stopping by! I agree with you, since Mylo is on a raw diet his energy level increased. His health has never been better 🙂

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