Raw feeding has been causing a massive buzz in the media – it is frequently billed as the unique way to give your dog delicious, wholesome nutrition! However, the concept of raw feeding can seem to be a little bit daunting and complicated. That’s why we’re here to break down a few FAQs and inspire you to start your dog on a raw diet…
What is raw feeding?
Feeding a raw or a BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food/Bones and Raw Food) diet simply means you are feeding your dog raw fresh food. This diet is very similar to the original, natural diet of wolves, which consisted mainly of prey. The prey would be almost entirely consumed, including the contents of the stomach which could include grains, carbohydrates and vegetables.
Why feed a raw diet?
Feeding a raw diet means that you are fully in control of what your dog eats and the quality of your dog’s food. You can adapt your dog’s diet to include ingredients they go barking mad for, as well as to exclude ingredients which cause food intolerances or sensitivities. Simply put, you can offer your dog a variety of delicious animal proteins and nutrients to suit their individual tastes, needs and lifestyle.
How do you feed a raw diet?
The most important thing to remember is that a balanced diet for the domesticated dog should be rich in animal proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, enzymes and fibre.
When feeding your dog a raw diet, you have two options:
1) Feed a complete raw menu diet (perfect for beginners!)
Raw menu diets provide a complete meal for your dog. They are made with wholesome, tasty raw meat and vegetables, rice or pasta. These raw food menus are a great way to feed your dog without any preparation or food planning, but your dog still benefits from a healthy, balanced raw diet.
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2) Feed a pure meat raw diet with supplements (ideal for experts!)
Raw meat diets require a little more preparation but have a big pay-off! Choose one of the delicious 100% pure meat packs and then supplement with essential fruits, vegetables, oils, and carbohydrates. You can fully control all the ingredients that go into your dog’s bowl and keep your dog’s tail wagging for more!
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Any tips for switching to a raw diet?
The key to switching to a raw diet is to do so slowly. Transitioning your dog from their usual wet food or dry kibble to a raw diet can take quite a while. Make sure to introduce each type of raw meat slowly and in small quantities to avoid any unpleasant digestive troubles. Gradually increase the quantity over several days until their old food has been fully replaced with their new raw food.
Great! Raw food diets are packed full of delicious ingredients and are an innovative way to keep your dog healthy and happy. At zooplus, we deliver these tasty frozen products straight to your door – all you have to do is defrost and serve!
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