A raw food diet for dogs is the ONLY 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, 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 same evolutionary diet their Canidae ancestors ate. This means the meat, bones, organs and glands of prey animals. Along with smaller amounts of fish, eggs, fruits and other vegetation when necessary.
Dogs evolved from wolves over 14,000 years ago, and have adapted well to the ways of humans. Dogs have thrived as a species. The discarded food waste of humans supplied extra food over the ages. The fittest and healthiest dogs were the ones that ate the best food, and therefore got the best dog nutrition.
Structurally, our domestic dogs 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.
A raw food diet for dogs is life enhancing food. Dogs today, 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 nutrients are intact and have not been destroyed or altered by heat and processing.
Dogs have been eating their natural raw diet, shared with humans, for over 14,000 years. Wolves and other wild dogs have been eating a raw diet for at least 5,000,000 years.
It is important to realize, that our pet dogs have been eating an 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 humans got involved.
When you start to research feeding dogs a raw food diet, the first thing you come to realize is that raw food for dogs 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 plus your local area ' and see what pops up.
So that's 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 meat diet, here are some guidelines for starting a raw food diet that will help you make the transition easy for you, and your dog. will be well worth it.
Guidelines for Transitioning to Raw Dog Food
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