For some reason I thought a raw food diet was similar to a human's raw food diet. Like healthier. I wouldn't consider feeding my dog raw meat though. Not so sure if its good for consumption of if it would produce sickness.
I'm confused by this. Meat is the only thing you should need to feed to your dog raw if its for their meals/diet. There is no reason it would produce sickness since it is a dogs natural diet. It has actually helped reduce sickness or fix illness in dogs, especially those with allergies. It also decreases the possibility of cancer and dietbities. It strengthens a dogs immune system as well which to me translates to better health. Although it depends on what dog food you are feeding. Some food contain carcenagins, preservatives, salt, sugar, grains (some of these things don't have to be listed in the ingredients) things of which cause cancer, help aid the growth of tumors, diebities, overworks the pancreas and are not the best thing to feed your dog.
Your dog is more likely to become ill from commercial dog foods and also obtain less nutrition from heat processed foods. Many of which are mostly grains and fillers. There are some very good ones out there so it does again depend on what you feed. The only way it would get sick from raw food is if it were tainted/had something toxic. Commercials foods have killed and made ill hundreds of pets with the tainted food during recalls alone, so that is not even included the ill health or premature death of dogs simply from eating a bad diet.
Now just because you feed raw doesn't mean your dog will always be in perfect health, genetics play a part in a dogs health. However if your dog might already be predisposed to cancer there is no reason to help him/her along. If they have allergies, weak immune system, ect why give them something that is harmful.
I'd have to think that if a dog can live into his late 20s on a raw diet then it doesn't produce sickness.
is the diet really just raw meat?! no veggies? i don't see how it can be as good for them with out veggies. my dogs love their veggies and i'm pretty sure need them
Yes whole prey model is food modeled after prey. In other words eating prey animals like a dog naturally would. Why would there be veggies since they are primarily carnivores and can't even digest veggies? No they don't need them. It is good for them because they don't need veggies. To learn more you can research on natural diet, benefits of raw feeding, reasons why, ect. Some of mine like veggies too, especially carrots, I give them to my dogs as a non nutritional snack. I don't have to worry about them gaining weight or anything like that since they can't digest it, they don't know the difference and have fun playing/eating them. Dogs can't digest plants/veggies so there isn't a reason to for them to need to eat them. It comes out pretty much how it went in only difference being chewed up. Just because a dog loves to eat something doesn't mean they need to eat it. Dogs don't need veggies anymore then herbavores need meat. There is grains, veggies, ect in many commercial dog foods because they are cheaper and fillers. Just like there is meat in cow feed even though they shouldn't be eating meat because it is a cheap add that will bulk them up in the feed lot gaining more money for the cattlemen. Omniavores like humans need plant/meat.
Dogs need to eat muscle meat, bone and organs to meat their nutritional needs. If you skimp on one or the other then you could cause deficency in your dog. It might take awhile to show but most will start showing symptoms of whatever they are lacking. Meat sources should also be varried because different meats have different nutrients and value to a dog.
A big plus for the humans is much smaller stools, less volume and almost no odor.
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I've finally started feeding my dogs pork. I don't like pork but stopped letting my biased get in my way.