Why a Raw Diet?!?!?
Does your dog suffer from allergies?
Is your dog a picky eater?
Is your dog overweight?
Does your dog have behavior issues?
Are you concerned for your pet's health?
Do you want the best for your pet?
If you answered YES to any one of the above questions, a raw diet may be your solution!
BENEFITS OF A RAW DIET...
Shinier coats, healthier skin and cleaner teeth (and happier dog!)
Higher energy levels
Less likely to have food allergies
Weight control and a healthier way of life
First step in controlling behavior issues
Kale is a superfood for dogs! Kale provides suburb nutrients,
lowers cholesterol, and is known to help prevent at least 5 types of cancers. Kale also acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant to alleviate chronic joint stress and daily wear & tear. Kale is known to contain essential vitamins that are often missing or insufficient in commercial dog food including beta carotene, calcium, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin.
Carrots promote good vision and nourish the optic nerve. Carrots are rich in beta carotene which help to prevent cancer. Carrots also contain vitamin C to help produce collagen used in bones, muscle, cartilage and blood vessels to allow iron to be absorbed by the body. They are also an excellent source of vitamins D, E, K, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, potassium, phosphorous, sodium, magnesium and iron. These important vitamins and nutrients support the immune system and digestion.
Apples contain a multitude of important vitamins and nutrients and are an excellent source of vitamin C for dogs. The skin of an apple contains high levels of vitamin A and pectin - a fiber that can improve digestion by strengthening intestinal muscles. Pectin also works to get rid of toxins in the intestinal tract and creates short-chain fatty acids that keep away dangerous bacteria. We core the apples to remove seeds before grinding.
Celery is an excellent resource to improve heart health and reduce cancer rates. Celery is rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorous, sodium, iron, and vitamins A, B, C and is a powerful tumor-fighting agent. Not to mention that celery has the ability to reduce blood pressure! Celery can reduce nervousness in animals because it relaxes muscles around arteries and allows vessels to dilate. Celery also lowers stress hormones that can cause blood vessels to constrict and act as an acid neutralizer.
Debby McMullen, the owner of Pawsitive Reactions - Positive Dog Training and More!, and the author of How Many Dogs?!? describes it best when it comes to reasons for a raw diet...
"In many instances, what your dog eats can dramatically affect his behavior. As with humans, the safest way to avoid nutrition-related behavior problems is to feed the highest quality food that you can afford - in the most natural form that you can manage. Nutritional education is an important part of dog ownership. Just as eating junk is not healthy for humans, the same applies to canines. Using a raw diet is the best type of food that your dog can get for optimal health. It sets the stage for a healthy immune system and a healthy weight. Dogs get their best chance at the longest and healthiest life possible with the implementation of a raw diet."
It is very important that one does the proper amount of research before starting any new diet. Talk to others who are experienced, read everything you can. Don't just jump in uninformed.
Feel free to contact us for a consultation!
When deciding on the type of dog food you will feed your beloved pet, you will truly get what you pay for. Commercial dog foods are expensive, but using a top-grade commercial dog food is well worth the price in order to give your pet the best chance at health they can have. Comparatively speaking, feeding the raw diet can be no more expensive than using a commercial kibble brand. Variety is key, and there is no reason that your dog should eat the same thing day in and day out. Dogs get bored too! However, changing commercial brands routinely may not agree with your pet. That is another wonderful benefit of the raw diet - frequent changes are better tolerated and your pet has a broader variety in meals!
Debby is the author of "How Many Dogs?! Using Positive Reinforcement Training to Manage a Multiple Dog Household."
More information on this subject and direction on ordering this book can be found on the official website at
We strongly recommend purchasing this book for all current and future multiple dog families!
The behavior modification methods used by Pawsitive Reactions LLC, are based on building the best possible cooperative relationship with your dog using modern rewards-based positive reinforcement training.
Debby will help you resolve your training and behavior problems with kind and dog friendly methods.
These methods are supported by science and are proven to be the most effective for learning better choices
as well as dog and dog-lover friendly! Pawsitive Reactions services include:
behavior modification consultations with aggression
(both human and/or dog/dog);
basic household manners;
puppy training & selection advice;
leash and barrier reactivity,
multiple-dog household issues.
Pawsitive Reactions LLC, teaches you how to interact with your dog more effectively in order to prompt the behaviors that you desire. Debby has been a professional member of the APDT since 1999, and is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the IAABC.
Debby is also a mentor trainer for Catch Canine Academy and has been training dogs and their people since 1998.