Feeding your pet


DIY and how-to

Raw dog food ingredients including broccoli, red meat, bone meal, carrots, eggs, and wet food in yellow bowls.

A raw food diet is the most pure, wholesome nutrition you can provide your dog with. Raw food is full of living nutrients and enzymes that cannot be matched by any other diet. Commercial pellet diets and even homemade diets involve cooking the ingredients which inevitably destroys a lot of the nutrients and all of the essential enzymes. The additives and chemicals in many pellet diets also have a negative effect on our pets’ bodies over time.

Much like their ancestors, the wolf, our domestic dogs are biologically designed to thrive on a diet of raw meat, raw bone and raw organ. Wolves and dogs share 99.8% of their mDNA sequence, which also means that they share an identical digestive system and require the same type of raw food diet their carnivorous canine cousins enjoy in order to reach a state of optimum health.

One of the most evident changes related to a raw diet occurs with physical condition. A dog’s coat becomes thick and shiny, while fur becomes soft to the touch. Raw fed dogs shed less and lose that signature “dog smell” that many pet owners complain about. Raw fed dogs tend to have little odour due to the overall health of the skin and coat when coupled with eating a clean diet, free of chemicals and junk ingredients.

A raw-fed dog’s eyes suddenly become clear and lose the dullness you didn’t even realize was there to begin with. Their irises become crisper and the colour intensifies. Another wonderful benefit of feeding raw is dental health. Dogs that are fed raw have fresher breath, and their teeth are kept clean and white. The act of crushing and chewing bone scrapes the teeth and stimulates the gum line. A pellet meal is mashed up between the teeth and crumbles in the mouth. That chewed up mash sticks to the teeth and gets caught between teeth and under the gum line, often the source of bad breath.

Raw food is very easy on the dog’s body and almost effortless for a dog to digest. A pure protein diet can control what the dog is exposed to, while dramatically lowering the chances of being exposed to the allergens.

When all is said and done, raw feeding for dogs is the very best diet choice for all dogs regardless of age, breed, size, medical issues and other ailments. A diet of raw meat, raw bone (never cooked!) and raw organ is exactly what dogs were biologically designed to eat. If you have a dog that isn’t healthy and is riddled with problems, switching your dog to a raw diet could change their life forever