Raw Diet Questions & Answers
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What is the difference between a “raw diet” and other forms of dog food?
A raw diet refers to feeding your dog raw meat and bones (most commonly - chicken and chicken bones) without any type of additives, simulating a more natural diet, allowing your dog to eat as nature intended.
Why should I feed my dog a raw diet?
A raw diet has provides a range of nutrition that commercial dog food is normally incapable of producing.
These benefits include:
- Less dog odour
- Shinier coats
- Healthier teeth
- Smaller and harder stool
- Stronger immune systems and less vet visits
- Less expensive than high-end commercial dog food with better ingredients
- More active and energetic
- Better weight management
Why is a raw diet better than a commercial dog food diet?
Kibble is a form of highly processed food. When a dog’s food is cooked and processed it becomes denatured and loses much of its nutritional value. Many commercial kibble formulas also contain a large amount of carbohydrates in the form of grain and corn which a dog’s digestive system is not built to handle. The high carbohydrate content of kibble leads to a large spike of insulin in your dog’s body as they try to compensate for their high blood sugar after each meal. This combined with the coating of flavouring and high salt content has been linked to over-eating in dogs and the development of diabetes, along with a plethora of other health issues.
In contrast a raw diet more closely mirrors the diet of our dogs’ ancestors. Due to the high protein content and readily available vitamins and minerals found in raw meat, bones, and organs, dogs on a raw diet are satisfied and stay full longer after meals. This helps with weight management and keeping your dog’s endocrine system healthy. Additionally the motions required to eat raw food both cleans your pets’ teeth and exercises their jaw muscles.
Is handling raw food an issue and does it get messy?
Our convenient 4oz and 8oz options spare you the inconvenience of handling raw food. Once your dog is finished eating, be sure to wash their bowls to avoid any bacterial growth. Like any raw food, you should always take precautions and wash your hands after handling the raw items.
Is it OK for my dog to eat raw chicken bones?
When chicken bones are raw, they are soft and flexible, making them safe for dogs to chew and ingest. Once chicken bones are cooked they become hard and brittle, and as a result they are no longer safe for dogs to consume. Because of this, please avoid cooking our product before feeding it to your dog. Be sure to watch your dog while they are eating when switching to our product. Many dogs that are used to kibble tend to eat their food too quickly without adequately chewing it, which can cause health issues.