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Raw Dog Food - The Story

Jun 12, 2008
It is not true that raw dog food can be obtained instantly from the bag or can. But it is something different than the canned food. These bagged foods are processed foods that are processed in different ways in the factories. The animals in the slaughterhouse are killed for meat and this is then processed by machines. This treated meat is then mixed with many other items and then canned for supply.

The raw dog food obviously refers to the food in the raw form without any treatments. The meat and the bones are given to the dog directly as food. This type of feeding is widely called as BARF (Bones and raw food) diet. As the food is not at all treated by machines, the supporters call the BARF diet as a natural diet.

Should I feed my dog with a natural diet?

The answer to this longing query is no if you nurture a pet dog. The most cared pet dog also has nutrition needs that cannot be met with just raw dog food. Raw dog food is better than feeding your dog with nothing but is definitely worse than special tinned dog foods. The raw dog food feeds the dog with meat and bones and treats it as a carnivore. The actual fact is dogs are omnivores very similar to human beings. Amazingly dogs can survive on vegan diet that the cats cannot do.

Preparing consumable raw dog food consumes time and is expensive than the canned foods. This doesn't mean that you have to butch an animal for meat but you should provide the meat directly from the butcher. Untrained dogs that have poor teeth cannot consume this meat in the raw hard form. You have to puree or mince the fresh meat and feed your dog.

The problem with raw dog food is that they are actually human quality foods. The raw meat will contain many bacteria and parasites that will create problems with dogs, as they cannot digest the human grade food. Many dogs suffer from serious illness like salmonella because of the raw dog food. The bones that are unprocessed suddenly shatters when bitten, which will affect your dog. The raw food that is not even cooked contains harmful contaminations.

You cannot outguess nature

Were the dogs in the past fed with processed nutritious foods? Definitely no. But now, we are responsible for the change in the dog's lifestyle. Nowadays, dogs are becoming more and more dependent on us for its survival. The hybrid dogs will not be able to survive in the forest. We patted pet dogs and hence it becomes our responsibility to feed them with nutritious foods for their healthy survival.
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