Raw Vs Kibble and why Raw wins

Dogs are carnivores

 

Carnivores have sharp jagged teeth which are designed for grabbing, ripping and tearing meat. They do not have flat molars used for grinding vegetation like omnivores do and cannot chew as they have no lateral movement in their jaw. Instead, their powerful jaws and teeth hinge open widely allowing them to gulp large chunks of meat and crush bones.

All herbivores produce an enzyme in their saliva called amylase. This is what breaks down the cellulose in plant matter. Dogs however do not produce this enzyme and so feeding dogs as though they were omnivores puts strain on the pancreas causing it to work harder as the body tries to deal with the indigestible carbohydrate-filled food like kibble.

Dogs are not designed to eat dried man-made synthetic food. A grain-heavy, additive-filled diet puts their whole system under pressure. The organs are overworked trying to digest the indigestible which over time causes the immune system to become severely compromised. All too often health problems are the result of feeding an indigestible diet such as kibbles and wet food. Yes its convenient, but at what cost to long term health?

So here is a quick insight to what happens to your pets food.

The main ingredient in most kibbles is grain. It is cheap, stable and available on-mass. It is also completely inappropriate to feed to dogs.

Wet and dry synthetic food must be heated to 90 degrees by law, which destroys all nutrients. Once its reduced to a sludge, this gloop is compressed and dried into cute little shapes and coloured to appeal to owners.

Synthetic vitamins are sprayed on, then preservatives are added to maintain a shelf life of a minimum one year. Then finally, it is placed in pretty packages with claims that it is 100% the best thing you can feed your pet.

Could your pets diet be causing its health issues?

 

Artificial and synthetic diets cause the same kind of health problems in dogs as they do in humans. Dogs are suffering from things like diabetes, pancreatitis, IBS, allergies, skin infections, sensitive stomachs, anal gland issues, premature tooth decay and so much more.

I see dogs come to me for grooming almost every day with itchy & yeasty skin, and even after having numerous trips to the vet, steroid injections and special shampoos prescribed, nothing seems to help. These sorts of issues are usually caused by highly processed food.

These are rarely seen when feeding a natural and healthy Raw diet that is appropriate for their species. Have a look at the ingredients listed on your pet’s dry food and see how many ingredients you recognise or know what they are.

Obviously, a raw diet is not a cure to all health problems and allergies but taking away the toxins and additives found in man-made food and replacing with a natural species appropriate diet certainly has huge benefits.

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Obviously, a raw diet is not a cure to all health problems and allergies but taking away the toxins and additives found in man-made food and replacing with a natural species appropriate diet certainly has huge benefits.

Here is a list of just some of them:

  • Glossy coats with zero or little odour
  • Increases energy and vitality
  • Clean, tartar free teeth
  • Supports a strong immune system
  • Reduces allergies
  • Helps eliminate itching & licking
  • Improves stiff joints and reduces inflammation
  • Supports strong healthy muscles
  • Smaller pellet like stools and less wind
  • Stools are odourless or much reduced in smell
  • Encourages optimum internal organ function
  • Lessens anal gland issues
  • Improved wellbeing
  • Chewing meat and bones releases endorphins that make your dog happier
  • Pancreatitis is often easier to manage on a raw diet

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