Advantages of a Raw Food Diet for Dogs

We love cats and dogs and that is what drives us to run our raw pet food business on the Sunshine Coast. All of us here whole heartedly believe in the benefits of feeding your dog or cat, complete raw food. 

To that end, we have listed below some of the benefits of raw feeding for pets, when compared to dry food or processed pet foods.

  1. Natural Diet: Dogs, descendants of wolves, are biologically designed to thrive on a diet rich in raw meats, bones, and vegetation. A raw food diet mimics the food sources that dogs evolved to consume. It makes sense that their natural dietary requirements will be met with this approach, promoting overall well-being.
  2. No Preservatives or Chemicals: Commercial dog foods frequently contain preservatives, and other artificial chemicals. By opting for a raw food diet, you can eliminate the worry of exposing your dog to potentially harmful additives. Providing them with a diet that’s pure and free from unnecessary synthetic substances can help prevent a wide range of health issues.
  3. Fresh Is Best: Just as a fresh, whole-food diet is known to be best for humans, the same principle applies to our pets. Raw food diets capitalise on the freshness of ingredients, ensuring that your dog receives the highest quality nutrients in their most natural state. This is opposed to boiled out or freeze-dried, dead ingredients.
  4. Complete and Balanced Nutrition: A well-constructed raw food diet can provide a balanced mix of proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals. They are what is essential for your dog’s growth and ongoing health. A raw food diet lets you to customise meals according to your dog’s specific needs. We can advise you on options to accommodate allergies, sensitivities, or dietary restrictions your vet or holistic animal carer might recommend.
  5. Hydration Benefits: Raw foods have a higher water content compared to processed dry food or kibble. This helps keep your dog well hydrated. Proper hydration supports various bodily functions, from digestion to circulation, contributing to overall vitality. Dry foods have been linked to long term health issues, such as kidney failure for example.
  6. Improved Digestion: The minimal processing of raw food preserves enzymes and natural fibre that aids in digestion. This can lead to reduced instances of digestive issues, improved nutrient absorption, and a happier gut. You will notice the difference in what comes out the other end!
  7. Enhanced Dental Health: Gnawing on raw bones can act as a natural toothbrush. If you include softer bones, such as brisket bones in your dogs diet, they can help remove tartar and maintain healthy dental hygiene. This plays a role in preventing dental diseases and promotes fresher breath.
  8. Shinier Coat and Healthier Skin: The nutrients present in raw foods, particularly the Omega-3 fatty acids found in certain fish, contribute to healthier skin and a shiny coat. Your dog’s appearance can be a direct reflection of their diet.
  9. Increased Energy and Vitality: A raw food diet can lead to improved energy levels and overall vitality. This is often attributed to the nutrient-rich nature of raw foods and their alignment with a dog’s biological needs.
  10. Potential Allergy Relief: Again, just like humans these days, many dogs experience allergies or sensitivities to grains and additives commonly found in their food. A raw food diet can eliminate these potential triggers, which in turn alleviates the allergy symptoms.It is important to note that transitioning to a raw food diet can require some careful consideration. We provide free consultations about switching your cat or dog to a raw food diet. Simply contact us with any questions you might have or ask us when we deliver food to your home soon.