Feeding dogs and cats a raw diet
Improved Oral Health
Dogs enjoy eating raw food especially gnawing on bones and chewing their way through chunks of meat, giving their jaws a good workout and cleaner, healthier teeth and less smelly dog breath.
Dogs have short digestive tracts designed to help a raw food diet travel through the intestines as quickly as possible. Dogs are adapted to metabolise animal flesh and fat, not grains, carbohydrates and plant matter. Raw fed dogs have a lower pH level (2) which allows them to digest their raw food in around 12 hours, and as there are fewer waste products. Poo will be more miniature, firmer and less intense, which has got to be a good thing.
A portion of raw food is naturally high in water content, which means that your dog won’t need to drink as much water, and their renal system won’t have to work quite so hard.
Improved Coat and Skin
One of the many benefits of feeding raw is that you will see a significant improvement in your dog’s skin and coat.
Many owners turn to raw food because their pets suffer from allergies and skin conditions, which can be caused by food additives, preservatives, and artificial flavours added to kibble.