There are many reasons, counting all the pet food recalls last year, many animal lovers are looking for other options to commercial dog food. One of the options is raw a food diet for dogs. The raw food diet for dogs would consist of what your dog would eat if he was a wild animal: raw meat, bones and vegetables. People who believe in this natural diet for dogs report showing tremendous improvements in their pets. Some of the improvements have been less halitosis, less tooth plaque, shinier coat and fewer visits to the veterinarian
After research into dog eating habits, I decided to try this with my own dog. I personally considered it to be more like what a dog would naturally eat. It would be much healthier for my dog then commercial manufactured dog food. It has produced many of the benefits described above. He seems to be a much happier dog can dogs eat cabbage. A good idea would be to start off with only meat products. I would add some vegetables a few days later and then bones last.
Raw food has a lot of bacteria. When you handle raw meat defrost it correctly and make sure you wash your hands with good antibacterial soap. Your dog can get sick like you can from bad handling of meat.
Keep in mind all the food for your dog is going to be raw. This is good to know about meat bones. Cooked bones will splinter so never give your dog cooked bones. Chicken bones are extremely bad. They can splinter and lodge in your dogs throat. They can also get in their intestines and cause damage so be careful.
Use something to chop the dogs vegetables. Since dogs are not used to having veggies in their diet it will take a while for them to get used to the texture. What chopping does is it makes it easier for your dog to get nutrition because the vegetables are broken down into digestible forms.
Pick good healthy veggies for your pet such as carrots, potatoes, parsnips, or others with high nutrition value. Never give your dog cabbage or broccoli as your poor dog will have quite a methane gas problem. This will be very bad for you and the dog
The raw food diet is a good idea but it may not be something for every dog. What I would say is go see your dog’s veterinarian and tell him what you are thinking about doing. Some dogs that have had digestive problems it may not work for them. It may up to your dog’s tastes too. He may be used to commercial food and he may not want to change.
We all want to have a happy dog. If you make some changes to your dog he may live a longer and healthier life