Raw food diets for pets are gaining popularity. Many people prefer to feed a raw diet to their pets because it is more natural and less processed than most commercial pet diets on the market today. Others feed their pets raw food because it makes sense that if they feed themselves and their families a healthy whole foods diet, they should also feed their pets in a wholistic manner. Others feed raw simply because their dogs enjoy it! There are numerous health advantages to feeding raw food to pets, including :
1- The Immune System : The immune system is the first line of defense against infection, which is why it is critical to keep it as a top priority..
Meat is an important part of a dog's diet, and raw muscle meats provide high-quality, easily digestible protein - the building blocks of good health and immunity. Furthermore, raw meat proteins contain a variety of essential fats, vitamins, and minerals that, unlike heavily processed meat products, are not depleted during the cooking process. Providing your dog with fresh meat proteins also ensures that they have access to a variety of micronutrients, which benefits their overall health.
2-Reduced Stool Volume and Odor: A diet made up of highly digestible ingredients for your pet has the effect of absorbing and utilizing more of what goes in, resulting in less coming out the other end.
Our puppies' digestive systems are designed to extract as many beneficial nutrients from their diet as possible. Carbohydrates and fillers like soy, potato, corn, and rice take longer to digest and are not completely absorbed by your dog. These ingredients act as fillers and can bulk up your pup's stool, resulting in a larger volume of stool with a strong odour. Because our raw diet contain no fillers your dog’s stools are often smaller as there is less waste passing through.
3-Enhanced Reproductive Health: In a 2009 study, working with the Queensland Guide Dogs, the effects of a 100% raw food diet were monitored on their colony numbers. During this time Guide Dogs Australia wrote down an increased number of dogs per litter, healthier pups, and increased health in both the brood bitches and stud dogs.
4-Dental Health: In some cases, poor dental hygiene can be attributed to a poor diet, particularly one that is heavily processed or high in carbohydrates. Raw, meaty bones are well-known as nature's toothbrush for our dogs, assisting with plaque removal and getting into those tricky places between their teeth.
5-Skin Health: Many ingredients in raw diets support skin and coat health, with omega-3 fatty acids being one of the most notable and researched. Healthy omega fats support healthy skin and a soft coat while also providing anti-inflammatory benefits, making them ideal for dogs with allergies or inflammatory skin diseases.
6-Best Behaviour: Owners have reported that their pets became friendlier, more interactive, sociable, and affectionate after switching to a raw diet. According to survey results, 51% (112/218) of dog owners reported no abnormalities, while the remaining reported a calmer (35%, 76/218) or livelier (21%, 45/218) attitude; and no one reported nervousness or aggression.
And we are proud to acknowledge that, despite the opposition it continues to face, raw feeding has grown from strength to strength due to its devoted supporters, unlike other dwindling diet trends. Exciting new research is breaking ground with each independent study that is funded, changing the future of how we feed our pets. Allowing us to provide the healthiest, happiest lives possible, as well as feed them food designed to help them thrive.
Guest Post By Ahmed W.