Your Checklist for a Complete Raw Diet for Dogs

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Your canines are born to be carnivores, but switching to a raw diet for dogs does pose some challenges for pet parents. Let’s look at all the benefits first and see why it is the worth the extra effort:

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  • Better overall health  = less vet visits,

  • A stronger immune system

  • Improved digestion and stool

  • Reduced allergy symptoms

  • Healthier skin and coat

  • Effective weight management

  • Better dental and oral health

The main challenge in switching over to raw is having  space to store the food. Unlike kibble, which can be put anywhere at room temperature, you will need some freezer storage space for your raw food, and must be able to safely thaw in the refrigerator the night before.  If there are any concerns for pet parents when handling raw food, just keep in mind that you should handle the raw dog food just as you would normally handle raw meat for yourselves. Always wash your hands after handling raw food products, as well as all surfaces, utensils, and containers that have come  into contact with raw food. 

4565The quality of food at Canada Raw is of primary consideration. We only use top quality, human grade, growth hormone and antibiotic-free meats. Due to the fact that our parent company is a large butcher and wholesaler, we are able to purchase the raw meats at reasonable prices and pass these savings on to our customers. 

We generally stick to the 80-10-10 rule ( 80 % protein, 10 % bone, and 10 % organ ) for our meat products, and have protein-only or complete meal options. Complete meals would consist of some fruit and vegetable, but not too much, making up only 10% of the meal.

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As far as making the actual switch from kibble to raw, we recommend starting off with a gradual approach over the course of 4 days. Some pet parents have made an instant switch from one day to the next and their pets have been just fine, but it may be a little more tolerable to do the 4 day switch. We also recommend using a nutritional food supplement if you choose the protein only option. 

We offer several formats of product for your convenience. We also have bulk options for a more cost effective approach. The following is a selection of protein options that are available from our menu:

Chicken
Turkey
Beef
Lamb

Duck
Rabbit
Fish
 

 

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If you have any questions or concerns about making the switch just give us a call at (905)-887-1333 ext. 2 or send us an email (sales@canadaraw.com). 

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