Raw Food Diet: Good or Bad for Our Dogs?

05 September 2013 ~ 4 Comments

The idea of feeding our 4-legged companions a raw diet came in 1993 from an Australian vet. He believes that canines are better off eating what they ate before they were domesticated (i.e. raw meat, bones and vegetables), and that commercial pet food is actually not that good for them.

While I read only good things about raw diets, I’m still not convinced that switching Toby on a raw diet will benefit him. I’m afraid, first of all, of bacteria. I wouldn’t eat raw meat, why would I feed it to my pet? Second of all, as you know, commercial pet foods have vitamins and fish oil added to them. Will dogs get those vitamins from the raw diet, or they’ll need supplements? Also, I’ll admit, cost is a factor, too. While Toby gets kind-of-expensive premium dry food, I don’t know if I can afford more than what I’m actually spending on his food.

If you’re thinking of switching your dog on a raw food diet, you should talk to your vet, and read more info about it – you’ll find plenty on the internet. Also, if you’re currently feeding your dogs a raw diet, please let us know why and how you started this kind of diet, what you’re feeding & if you did see any improvements in your dog’s health/coat. I would really like to get lots of opinions, pro and con are both welcome.

I’ve put together this info below to give you a quick idea about raw dog food diet. Maybe one day I’ll give it a try!


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