Raw Diet is not for everyone, because it takes time, commitment and money. Before I fed RD I used a high quality corn free dog food. Many people will tell you to feed a grain free dog food, but this is not good for dogs. Dogs need grains such as rice, oats, and barely. Carbohydrates support the nervous system, provide energy and fiber that is not found in proteins. Some dogs are allergic to grains and that’s where grain free foods come in. However this is the exception and not the rule.
When starting the RD, my immediate intention was to put some weight on my picky eater; I never would have believed just how many benefits I would see as a result of this diet. After a few months of feeding RD you will notice your dogs will have more energy, will look healthier, have few problems such as itching, and have much, much softer hair. One of the benefits I have found most impressive is, I no longer use flea and tick medications. This diet has helped prevent ticks and fleas from staying on my dogs. The reason behind this is that parasites do not like healthy hosts!
An important thing to remember when feeding RD is that not every human food is safe for dogs to eat! Cooking for your dog is not like cooking for your family. Ingredients must be carefully selected, portions must be given correctly and a balance diet is extremely important for the health of your dog. If the diet is not followed correctly, you are better off feeding kibble.
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About Animal Care Expert Meghan Arriola
Meghan Arriola is an animal care consultant from Texas that spends her time promoting holistic wellbeing for humans and animals, while also caring for her many pets including dogs, ferrets, reptiles, goats and much more!
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