Are you thinking about switching your dog to a raw diet? If so, you’re not alone. More and more people are turning to raw feeding to improve their dog’s health. There are many benefits of raw feeding for dogs, including improved digestion, better skin and coat health, and reduced allergies. This blog post will explore the benefits of raw feeding in detail and help you decide if it is suitable for your dog!
Better Coat Condition
As any dog owner knows, a healthy coat is essential for a dog’s overall health. A well-nourished skin will be shiny and soft, while a poorly-nourished coat will be dull and dry. Many commercial dog foods contain fillers and other ingredients that can damage a dog’s skin, leading to hair loss, dandruff, and other problems. A raw food diet, however, can help to improve coat conditions. Raw meat is an excellent source of nutrients necessary for healthy skin and hair, and the lack of fillers means that there is less chance of irritation or allergic reactions. Feeding your dog a raw food diet can help to improve the condition of their coat, giving them a healthy and glossy appearance.
Gum disease is a serious problem for dogs, one that goes far beyond bad breath and unsightly tartar. For more than a century, we’ve known that dogs require some degree of difficulty in their diet to keep their teeth clean. Cutting and tearing raw flesh, shattering or crunching bones, and using teeth in ratting and rabbiting constitute dental problems. Gray (1923) observed how dental issues were caused by dogs fed soft diets with limited mouth activity…
This is also true in numerous studies. Brown and Park (1968) replaced the moist kibble diet fed to 30 dogs with oxtail, which resulted in dental calculus and tooth loss. By the end of week 2, two-thirds of the dog’s calculus was gone, up from 65% after 24 hours. Interestingly, Brown and Park state that over 200 dogs were fed oxtails with stiff spinal vertebrae for more than six years without adverse effects.
The majority of land animals that exist today benefit from being thin. Fat causes inflammation and only serves to weaken you over time. Dogs are not the exception. They have a long-distance running spirit in them. Leaner dogs live longer, have less inflammation, and are less expensive to maintain! For certain breeds, it’s quite critical.
It’s true that this high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet is ideal for dogs who are seeking to lose weight and tone up their muscles. Consider a guy adding 50% bread to his diet at the gym to bulk up. Protein is an important element of not just muscle but also organs, skin, hair, and joints. It’s all there is. There isn’t a one else out there. They require a large quantity of it daily. They will gradually shed the carb-fueled flab (rapidly digested carbs, like cereal, rice, and potatoes ingredients, on top of making you fat, cause you to retain an excessive amount of water) to display their gorgeous, sleek, sturdy form.
There are many options to choose from when it comes to feeding your dog. However, more and more pet owners are opting for a raw food diet. This type of diet mimics what dogs would eat in the wild and is thought to be more nutritious and more accessible to digest than processed food. In addition, many owners report that their dogs have better behavior when they are fed a raw diet.
It is likely because raw diets are high in protein and low in carbohydrates, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels and keep dogs feeling satisfied. As a result, dogs on a raw diet are less likely to beg for food or experience sudden bursts of energy. If you’re considering switching your dog to a raw diet, do your research and talk to a veterinarian before making any changes.
Produce Less Waste
The amount of salt in dry pet food ranges from 1% to 2%. This is the same as that found in salted peanuts. The dogs would not eat it if there were no salt in the dry foods. The NRC (2006) recommends 1 gram of salt per day for a labrador’s optimal performance, although dogs with heart disease may require more. If you feed 500g of this garbage to your dog, they will consume five times their RDA of salt in each meal. Keep in mind that if we humans eat 9g of salt rather than 6g each day, we live considerably shorter…and the amount increases as the proportion of body weight consumed by puppies increases.
It is terrible news for failing kidneys because dogs spit salt out of their noses like marine iguanas. This is why dry food producers provide low-sodium dry foods when the condition strikes, which is really kind of them after their stuff caused that kidney to rot in the first place. Lower salt diets are also beneficial since they make it easier to train dogs.
As you might guess, dry-fed dogs consume a lot of water, resulting in more significant urine. Then there are feces! The stool is the door to digestion. It improves digestion, resulting in fewer feces because fresh, species-appropriate pet food is more easily digested than ultra-processed pet food. Another advantage of feeding raw dog foods is that their stools do not have an odor like those produced by dry dog foods.
Raw feeding is becoming an increasingly popular option for pet owners, and there are many benefits to this type of diet. Dogs fed a raw diet are typically healthier and have better behavior than those fed processed food. In addition, raw diets produce less waste than dry food diets. If you’re considering switching your dog to a raw diet, do your research and talk to a veterinarian before making any changes.