Do you want your dog to be strong and healthy? Rhetorical question, I know but exactly how are you promoting a healthy lifestyle for your dog? A shiny coat, lean muscles, strong bones and fresh breath are all indications of a healthy dog. It should be no surprise to you that you have some control over just how healthy your dog is, within reason of course. Aside from exercise, diet is one sure fire way that you can either help or hurt your dog’s overall health and now more than ever pet parents are leaning towards a raw dog food diet. Why?
Many commercial dog foods are downright unhealthy. Fillers, by-products, and cheap fillers are all common ingredients in commercial dog foods. These are all things that should not be entering your dog’s body. A diet with these ingredients can lead to major health issues. Have you read the labels on your commercially packaged dog food? I suggest you do.
Raw Diets promote overall good health. Fatal illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes can’t always be avoided but wouldn’t you like to lessen the chances of your dog developing a fatal illness? Like we mentioned in our opening paragraph, fresh breath, strong bones and muscles, low body fat, and clear skin are all direct results of proper diet and nutritional choices by YOU for your dog.
Dental Health is also directly impacted by your dog’s diet. Tartar, bad breath, and gum disease can result from poor nutrition. What starts out as a little tartar and bad breath can turn into an infection. Infections from poor dental health can cause fatal health issues. You’ve probably heard that those infections can travel straight to the brain. Less tartar and white teeth – even us humans want that!
So what’s in a raw dog food diet? A raw dog food diet consists of dairy, fruit, vegetables, raw eggs, muscle and organ meat and whole or ground bones. Sound familiar? It should! Sounds like the well balanced diet that YOU should be eating too, minus the bones of course. If you decide to go this route, do some research. Consult with a holistic vet who is well schooled in the nutritional needs of your dog. You must also be very careful to supplement your dog’s raw diet with proper vitamins too. It may seem like a steep undertaking however, you’ll be glad you did in the long run.