The popularity of raw dog food diet is on the increase as dog owners look for alternatives to mass produced commercially produced brand dog foods. The general theory being that by feeding on raw, natural organic foodstuffs the overall diet is less reliant on chemicals and additives with more emphasis on what the animal would eat naturally. A further theory being that the dog is, as a result, healthier and happier. That said, there are both pros and cons to such a dietary approach. Let us take a look at some of them and how cons may be combated.
During the two week trial period, which is done in hopes that the allergies will naturally stop, can be frustrating to both the dog and the owner. The only food that your dog should receive is the new food and of course water; this means no other foods or treats. The goal is to “cleanse” your dog’s body to see if the cause of their allergies is the food. This process is the simplest and most humane process to check and see if the old dog food was causing the allergies.
Don’t be disheartened. It’s not your fault. There’s no need to question your cooking skills. Here are five tips that help you move your dog from highly-processed, chemical-laden commercial Dog food onto your safe, healthy homemade Dog food Processing line.
We should all take time to learn about what actually goes into commercial foods. Some contain food that is not safe for humans to consume – things like meat from diseased animals. Just about anything that can be ground up into a paste can be put into animal food. I wouldn’t feed my dog a dead squirrel off the road, but the Pet food extruder food companies can add it to the foods they have rendered and then processed. An old joke used to be that dog food contains whatever can be scraped off of the foundry floor. Seriously?
The nutrition of your dog is something that every dog owner should make as their number one priority when their dog is concerned. A dogs nutrition needs are similar to their human owners. Proper nutrients, protein, carbohydrates and even proper fats are necessary for a healthy dog. Everything in balance will make one truly healthy, long living dog.
While probiotics and nutritional supplements are added to most dog diets, the more reputable and higher end manufacturer’s provide detailed information for each and every supplement, and how, the supplement will benefit your dog. Avoid the nasty preservatives and supplements that are used. Any preservative used, should be natural and healthy and not some of the deplorable chemical additions. Good natural preservatives such as ascorbic acid, vitamin C and vitamin E, are acceptable ingredients.
The mess that your pet could make with their dog food shouldn’t be too much of a problem for you anymore. Simply follow the instructions above and you’ll surely get rid of the dog food stain on your carpet in no time.