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?
Concerned for your pet's health?
Do you want the best for your pet?
If you answered yes to any of the above, 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 that provides many nutrients, lowers cholesterol, known to help prevent at least 5 types of cancers and acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant to alleviate chronic joint stress and daily wear & tear. Kale is known to contain essential vitamins often missing or insufficient in 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 that can help to prevent cancer. Carrots also contain vitamin C that helps produce collagen in bones, muscle, cartilage and blood vessels so iron can be absorbed by the body. They are also a 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 the ability to reduce blood pressure. Celery can reduce nervousness in animals because it relaxes muscles around arteries and cause the vessels to dilate. Celery also lowers stress hormones that can cause blood vessels to constrict and act as an acid neutralizer.
Our dear friend, 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. It is the opinion of many that dogs gets 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.
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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!