National Raw Feeding Week: The Why, What, and How of Making the Switch to Raw Dog Food
This week is National Raw Feeding Week, a time when raw dog food enthusiasts around the world are encouraged to talk and promote all things raw feeding. For those who are new to raw feeding, it can be a bit confusing to know where to start. This article will give you the basics of what raw feeding is, why you should switch your dog to raw food, and how to do it.
So if your friend is wondering how to get started, tell them to read this blog!
Basics of Raw Dog Food
Raw Feeding is a diet that is more aligned with what is biologically appropriate for your dog, and closer to the diet that their ancestors ate. Raw food is unprocessed and does not contain preservatives nor synthetic supplements.
Most modern pet foods are designed to be easy for the manufacturer and easy to store for a very long time! They are not designed to be the best for your dog! The raw food diet is back to basics, just meat and appropriate vegetables. It is always important to make sure that your raw dog food is good quality. Your raw dog food should be government approved and every single batch should be sampled by a government lab!
Modern pet foods have been designed to be easy for the manufacturer and and easy to store for a very long time! They are not designed to be the best for your dog! The raw food diet is back to basics, just meat and appropriate vegetables.
Why you should switch your dog to raw dog food
Switching to a raw diet is the best decision you will ever make!! A dog will live its best life on a healthy, natural diet and what's more they will really love it as the natural aroma and flavour will have him hunting the food down and their tail will be wagging with joy!
The results of a raw diet are as follows:
- shinier coats
- healthier skin
- improved dental health
- increased energy
- smaller stools
How to transition your dog to a raw diet
We recommend that you transition your dog slowly and gradually so that their digestive system can adapt to the new type of food, that is rich in enzymes and will boost their digestive and immune systems. Have a look at our infographics below to see how to transition your dog to raw food!!
So there you have it! The basics of raw feeding and why you should switch your dog to raw food. Raw feeding is the best way to ensure that your dog is getting the nutrients that they need in a form that is easy for their body to digest. Transitioning your dog to raw food can be a bit tricky, but it will be worth it!
Remember you can get in touch or book an appointment with the experts at Rathlin Raw for full support throughout the transition phase!