Raw Dog Food
RAW DOG FOOD PRODUCTS WE SELL
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You want your pet to enjoy their meals as much as you do, right? Don’t worry—Our selection of RAW.-friendly products are made from recipes designed to both fuel and delight your dog. Below is a list of brands that we sell which have proven themselves through the years to be top of the line! We also will have the absolute lowest pricing for all of these brands. Contact us today or stop by to check on availability and pricing.
Are Raw Dog Food Diets an Ideal Meal Plan?
Raw dog food diets are controversial. But the popularity of the diets — which emphasize raw meat, bones, fruits, and vegetables — is rising.
Racing greyhounds and sled dogs have long eaten raw food diets. Extending those feeding practices to the family pet is an idea proposed in 1993 by Australian veterinarian Ian Billinghurst. He called his feeding suggestions the BARF diet, an acronym that stands for Bones and Raw Food, or Biologically Appropriate Raw Food.
B.A.R.F DIET FOR DOGS (BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE RAW FOOD)
The B.A.R.F diet stands for two common phrases: ‘Biologically Appropriate Raw Food’ and ‘Bones and Raw Food’. Founded by veterinarian and nutritionist Dr. Ian Billinghurst, the principle is to feed dogs the diet they evolved to eat—a raw diet composed of meats and greens that are fresh, uncooked and wild.
The genetic makeup of domesticated dogs supports this. From Boston Terriers to St. Bernards, dogs are essentially the same as their ancestors, gray wolves.
The raw diet is high in protein, moderate in fat, has minimal amounts of carbohydrates and consists of:
- Muscle meat
- Raw meaty bones
- Organ meat
- Vegetables and fruits
BENEFITS OF FEEDING YOUR DOG THE B.A.R.F. DIET
- Leaner, more muscular build; nearly 60% of dogs are overweight or obese based on body condition scoring, which leads to a number of related conditions
- Skin and coat improvements
- Cleaner teeth and fresher breath
- Less odor
- Vibrant, calm energy
And don’t forget about the environmental benefits: feeding raw lowers our ecological footprint. A raw diet is more fully utilized by dogs’ and cats’ bodies, which equates to smaller stools and cleaner litter boxes.
The B.A.R.F. diet also uses animal parts like organ meats that, while safe for us to eat, are usually avoided by humans. Using these parts of the meat reduces waste.
In short: what’s good for our pets is also good for our environment. It’s truly a win-win.
CHOOSE A BALANCED B.A.R.F. DIET
Despite the many health benefits, one drawback associated with a raw diet is the risk of giving your dog an unbalanced diet. Many owners want to do it themselves, which is great. Unfortunately, most do not know how to properly balance all of the micronutrients dogs need, which can lead to deficiencies and future health problems.
The industry has spent years perfecting its raw dog food recipes to offer the most nutritious diet possible. Using only USDA-inspected, human-grade ingredients, and each entrée is formulated to ensure the right balance of all ingredients—especially vitamins, minerals and other micro-nutrients.
In the past, many companies add a basic one-size-fits-all vitamin and mineral supplement to their foods. The problem with their approach is that the naturally occurring vitamins and minerals between chicken, turkey and beef vary widely. Now, nutrition is precisely calibrated to optimize each different entrée—so you know that your pups are getting just what they need when it comes to micro-nutrients. Not too little and not too much.