Need to Knows about Raw Food

Racing greyhounds and sled dogs have long eaten raw food diets. Extending those feeding practices to the family pet is a more recent idea, proposed in 1993 by Australian veterinarian Ian Billinghurst.

What is Raw Feeding?

Raw feeding is exactly what it sounds like – feeding your pet raw ingredients, rather than the traditional cooked food that is more commonly available. Raw diets usually contain a combination of raw meat and other uncooked ingredients such as fruits and vegetables.

Potential benefits of the raw dog food diet include:

  • Shinier Coats
  • Healthier Skin
  • Cleaner Teeth
  • Higher energy levels
  • Smaller and Less Smelly Stools

What about my dry food?

The ingredients in dry food are processed together and cooked. Required ingredients include: protein sources such as beef, poultry, fish, and eggs; grains; cereals; and vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. All dry dog foods need preservatives to prevent the fat from becoming rancid. Some brands are heavy on carbohydrates or have low-quality ingredients and added sugar.

Does that mean its bad?

Read the label. Look for a food that has a protein as the first ingredient, not a grain. The best dry food has a single source of protein, such as lamb or chicken. Grain-free diets exist, but carbohydrates are required for energy, and the choice of grain is important since some dogs have sensitivities to wheat, corn, or soybeans.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Durham Animal Feeds (DAF) Minces Various 454g packs-Pettitt and Boo
Durham Animal Feeds (DAF) Minces Various 454g packs-Pettitt and Boo
Durham Animal Feeds (DAF) Minces Various 454g packs-Pettitt and Boo

Durham Animal Feeds (DAF) Minces Various 454g packs

£1.05
Natural Instinct Working Dog Range 1kg tubs-Pettitt and Boo
Natural Instinct Working Dog Range 1kg tubs-Pettitt and Boo
Natural Instinct Working Dog Range 1kg tubs-Pettitt and Boo
Natural Instinct Working Dog Range 1kg tubs-Pettitt and Boo
Natural Instinct Working Dog Range 1kg tubs-Pettitt and Boo
Natural Instinct Working Dog Range 1kg tubs-Pettitt and Boo
Natural Instinct Working Dog Range 1kg tubs-Pettitt and Boo
Natural Instinct Working Dog Range 1kg tubs-Pettitt and Boo
Natural Instinct Working Dog Range 1kg tubs-Pettitt and Boo

Natural Instinct Working Dog Range 1kg tubs

£3.10
Nutriment Formula RAW Core Range-Pettitt and Boo
Nutriment Formula RAW Core Range-Pettitt and Boo
Nutriment Formula RAW Core Range-Pettitt and Boo
Nutriment Formula RAW Core Range-Pettitt and Boo
Nutriment Formula RAW Core Range-Pettitt and Boo
Nutriment Formula RAW Core Range-Pettitt and Boo
Nutriment Formula RAW Core Range-Pettitt and Boo
Nutriment Formula RAW Core Range-Pettitt and Boo
Nutriment Formula RAW Core Range-Pettitt and Boo
Nutriment Formula RAW Core Range-Pettitt and Boo
Nutriment Formula RAW Core Range-Pettitt and Boo
Nutriment Formula RAW Core Range-Pettitt and Boo
Nutriment Formula RAW Core Range-Pettitt and Boo
Nutriment Formula RAW Core Range-Pettitt and Boo
Nutriment Formula RAW Core Range-Pettitt and Boo
Nutriment Formula RAW Core Range-Pettitt and Boo

Nutriment Formula RAW Core Range

£1.80
Natural Instinct Natural Range-Pettitt and Boo
Natural Instinct Natural Range-Pettitt and Boo
Natural Instinct Natural Range-Pettitt and Boo
Natural Instinct Natural Range-Pettitt and Boo
Natural Instinct Natural Range-Pettitt and Boo
Natural Instinct Natural Range-Pettitt and Boo
Natural Instinct Natural Range-Pettitt and Boo
Natural Instinct Natural Range-Pettitt and Boo

Natural Instinct Natural Range

£3.50

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