Raw Feeding - The Pros:
1. Should Dogs Be Fed Like Wolves?
Our modern-day dogs all originated from wolves.
Therefore, much of the raw feeding movement is centered around the idea that the most natural diet for a dog is what their ancestors ate.
Research shows that the dietary composition of wild wolves is made up of around 54% protein, 45% fat, and 1% carbohydrate. Therefore, a raw diet is seen as more in line with this ratio than modern carbohydrate-based kibble.
2. Is Self-led Feeding Good For Dogs?
Research has shown that when allowed to self select their diet, lots of species actually live longer.
One study found that when given the option, dogs do not select carbohydrates to be a significant portion of the diet. Instead, like their wolf cousins, they choose protein and fat as larger components.
3. Is A Raw Diet More Digestible For Dogs?
You might want to put your snack down for this one.
Raw meat diets have been shown to be highly digestible for dogs. Meaning that on a raw diet, your pooch might have healthier consistency poop and actually poop less.
(Sorry for ruining your snacks…)
4. Is A Raw Diet Safer For Dogs?
A raw diet generally means you know exactly what’s going into your dog. This can be useful for dogs who have allergies or sensitivities.
Plus, there have been a number of pet food recalls over the years. A raw diet means limited manipulation of your dog’s food.