One of the healthiest diets for dogs is the raw dog food diet. More and more pet parents are opting to feed their dogs, either in full or part, the raw diet. The advantages can leave your dog living a healthier, longer life. Isn’t that what we all want? Read on to learn about 6 advantages of the raw food diet for dogs.
6 Advantages of a Raw Food Diet for Dogs
Less bloating: Most commercial dog food diets contain salt which leads to bloating due to water retention. Humans suffer the same result when their salt intake is too high. The raw dog food diet gives you complete control and allows you to avoid this altogether.
Commercial dog foods contain unhealthy ingredients. These commercial products have cheap fillers such as animal by-products, rice by-products, and corn. If your dog sometimes eats these ingredients, it’s fine but, feeding these products to your dog on a daily basis can cause health issues.
A Raw diet prevents major healthy issues. Cancer, allergies, diabetes, obesity and other common diseases in dogs are prevented and/or the likelihood is lessened when on a raw food diet.
Overall health improves. Dogs that are fed a raw food diet have shinier coats, healthier skin, lean muscle, stronger bones, less body fat, and less offensive breath. These health benefits lead to a longer, healthy life span for your dog.
You know exactly what you are feeding your dog. If you are preparing your dog’s meals on the raw food diet you know precisely what is going in his belly. This is a great benefit, especially if your dog develops an allergy. When you feed your dog commercial dog foods, there are so many ingredients that it can be difficult to discern what ingredient may be negatively affecting your dog.
Dental health is improved. Commercial dog food can lead to more tartar and long-term tartar build up leads to bad breath and even worse, gum disease. Dental disease can lead to other fatal health issues. A diet of raw food leaves your dog with less tartar build up and whiter teeth. In addition, when dogs chew on and eat raw bones, this helps to clean the tartar build-up on their teeth.
What is in the Raw Food Diet?
- Muscle meat
- Whole or ground bones
- Organ meat
- Raw eggs
Companies that Make Raw Food for Pets
There are companies also that make raw food for pets; some will even deliver it to your home. Here are a few of them:
As with any food you feed your dog, you should check the ingredients to ensure that they are what you want to feed your fur baby.
Do you feed your dog the raw food diet? How’s it going for you?