Raw dog food is the most natural dog food. In my opinion, it is the best dog food. Canine evolutionary biology research, has shown that our dogs have evolved to eat a diet of ' live foods ' made up of a natural balance of raw meat and organs, bone, some fish and eggs, and small amounts of fruits, vegetables and wild grasses.
Like people, dogs need food to nourish their bodies. Dogs are scavenging carnivores. Over millions of years, wild dogs have eaten the whole prey, carcasses and remains of other animals.
This is the canine ancestral diet. True dog nutrition. Nothing has changed no matter what you've been told. Dogs are designed physically, to eat the correct evolutionary diet for their species, Canidae. This means the meat, bones, organs and glands of prey animals. Along with smaller amounts of fish, eggs, fruits and other vegetation when it is necessary.
Dogs evolved from wolves over 14,000 years ago, and have adapted well to the ways of humans. They have thrived, and have been very successful as a species. The discarded food waste of humans has supplied a source of dog nutrition over the ages. The fittest and healthiest dogs were the ones that ate the best food.
Structurally our domestic dogs today, are somewhat different than wolves and their coyote cousins, but inside the body, the canine digestive system remains almost the same. Although domestic dogs have evolved over time, they are still built to utilize their historically correct, canine ancestral diet.
Raw food for dogs is life enhancing food. Dogs still need ' live foods ' that truly nourish them. Only a raw food diet will provide this. A correct raw diet is close to the original, natural raw food diet consumed by wild dogs.
All of the nutrients are intact.
These nutrients have not been destroyed by cooking.
Dogs have been eating their natural diet, shared with humans, for over 14,000 years. Wolves and other wild dogs have been eating it for at least 5,000,000 years. It is important to realize, that our pet dogs have been eatingan unnatural diet of commercial dry dog foods and prepared canned foods for less than 100 years.
Hello! How does that make us experts at what dogs should eat? In the scheme of life and the history of the world, 100 years is a drop in the bucket! Quite obviously, the canidae species, was doing just fine, before we got involved.
When you start to research feeding dogs a raw diet, the first thing you come to realize is that it is available in many different forms. Not as many choices as commercial dry dog food, but daunting nevertheless. Here are some of the choices available to you. As a place to start, just go to Google and type in ' raw dog food and your local area ' and see what pops up.
So that's about it in a nutshell. You will have some research work to do to make the best raw dog food choice for your dog. You will need extra freezer space. If you are considering switching your dog to a raw food diet, here are some guidelines that will help you make the transition easy, for both you, and your dog. The work will be well worth it.