FAQ – Raw Pet Food Diet

Commercial pet food cannot match the benefits of a natural raw diet.

Why should I feed a raw diet?

A raw diet provides a range of benefits that commercial dog diets can never hope to even closely match.

These benefits include:

  • No doggy odour
  • Naturally cleans teeth – no need for toothbrushes, de-scaling jobs, or gum disease
  • The time it takes for a dog to chew a raw meaty bone gives their stomach adequate time to get the acids moving
  • Much less stool produced – and they are firm, and turn chalky after a couple of days
  • Decreased or non-existent vet bills (your dogs are healthier!)
  • Less cost for dog food – commercial dog foods are ludicrously expensive
  • Mirrors what a dog would be getting in the wild – and certainly even the modern day dog has a digestive tract exactly the same as a wolf
  • Puppies develop at a more appropriate rate – and quick growth spurts are avoided. A GOOD breeder will want to stop fast growth in any pup.
  • The ripping and chewing involved in eating raw meaty bones develops the jaw, neck, and shoulder muscles of the dog. Commercial dog foods will never assist in this important muscle development.

But what about bacteria on raw meat?

Our Raw Food is supplied laboratory tested to be sure it is free of salmonella and E. coli bacteria.

How do I switch my dog to raw food?

Switching ‘cold turkey’ is best in our experience. This may result in some loose stool for a day and then everything firms up nicely. If you are concerned about switching you could add one or both of the following things; a couple of spoonfuls of plain canned pumpkin- found in the baking aisle at the grocery shop, or probiotic powder capsules (the active bacterium found in yogurt) found at any good chemist.

What sort of benefits have people who switched from kibble to raw food reported?

People who have switched their dogs to a raw diet have found the following:

Dogs who were previously lethargic, and sluggish become completely new dogs once the raw diet feeding begins

  • Allergies their dogs previously had on commercial foods, disappear once they start with the raw diet
  • Arthritis has significantly reduced or disappeared in some dogs switched to raw
  • Better weight control
  • No more doggy odour!
  • Their dogs are living longer on a raw diet than what their other dogs previously had survived on commercial dog foods
  • That their bitches managed their pregnancies better
  • Better weight and survival figures in puppies

How much raw food do I give my dog?

Visit our "How much to Feed" Page HERE

That doesn’t look like a lot of food to give my dog, why?

Raw food has no grains so you are feeding your dog a smaller amount. Grains are a filler in kibble foods, and when you take out the unneeded extras in the food, there’s less food total! Also, if you think of kibble like biscuits, you have the biscuit dough, which expands when cooked. Since you don’t cook raw food you are feeding the condensed, uncooked (or batter) form of the food. If you would like to offer your dog more food, consider adding in healthy vegetables instead of treats. Most dogs like plain canned pumpkin (unspiced), apples, carrots, cooked sweet potato and green beans. Adding in veggies (optional) is a great way to add food without adding fat!

What about bones?

Bones are excellent to give your dog! Not only do they provide enjoyment and entertainment, but bones are full of nutrition as well. ALL RAW bones are safe for dogs to ingest, even chicken bones. Raw chicken bones are flexible and dogs can crunch them up and digest them easily; their bodies digest bone so well that it turns bones into white powder! Only cooked bones are stiff and can splinter potentially causing harm to your dog. Whole raw chicken bones and pieces are completely safe to feed your dog.

My dog is a picky eater – What do I do?

Many dogs who seem to be picky eaters on kibble completely change their tune on raw food! Many of our customers are thrilled to discover their dog not only has an appetite but cannot wait to dig into their raw food at mealtimes! However, some dogs do remain a bit picky, and in those cases, since we cannot offer refunds for picky eaters, we recommend using our free samples available instore or you may wish to purchase our single packages to try different blends out before purchasing larger quantities. Many dogs enjoy changing up the blends every once in a while so you can always change up the blends you purchase each time.

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