Raw Food Diet

5 Reasons to Feed Your Dog a Raw Diet - National Raw Feeding Week

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5 Reasons to Feed Your Dog a Raw Diet

Feeding your dog a healthy, balanced diet is just as important as feeding your family, and feeding raw can be an excellent way to ensure that your furry friend is getting the nutrition they need.

At Huntaway, we have long been advocates of feeding dogs raw food. Raw dog food offers a number of health advantages and is a natural way for dogs to eat.

A raw food diet consists of uncooked, real, wholesome food – meat, organs, bone, fruits and vegetables. Choosing raw ensures key nutrients, natural flavors, vitamins and minerals are kept intact to provide your pet with optimal health.

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In recent years, raw food diets for pets have become increasingly popular, and many owners now opt to feed their dogs raw food instead of processed commercial dog food or kibble. It’s not hard to see why:

Improved Digestion:

Dogs are biologically designed to consume raw food. Feeding your dog a raw diet can improve their digestive health. Raw food is more easily digestible for dogs, as it contains natural enzymes that can help break down the food. Additionally, the high moisture content in raw food can help prevent constipation and other digestive issues.

Increased Energy:

A raw diet can give your dog more energy and vitality. Raw is often more nutrient-dense and higher in protein than commercial dog food, this means that dogs can better absorb and utilize the nutrients from raw food, resulting in greater sustained energy levels throughout the day.

Fewer Allergies:

Some dogs are sensitive or allergic to certain ingredients found in commercial dog food, such as wheat, corn, or soy. Raw food diets typically avoid these ingredients and focus on whole, natural ingredients like raw meat, bones, and vegetables. This can help reduce or eliminate certain allergies or sensitivities in some dogs.

Healthier Coat and Skin:

The quality of a dog's skin and coat can be an indicator of their overall health. Raw food is rich in essential fatty acids and amino acids, which are necessary for maintaining healthy skin and a shiny coat. A raw diet may improve a dog's skin and coat quality, making it shinier and softer.

Less Poop:

Because your pup is eating ingredients that are easier to digest and more efficiently utilized, there is less waste – meaning less poop for you to clean up.

It can be difficult to ensure that a raw diet is nutritionally balanced and provides all the necessary nutrients for a dog's health. Pet owners considering a raw diet should consult with a veterinarian and do thorough research before making any changes to their dog's diet.

Medium sized dog eating a cube of wild raw venison dog food on top of a carton of Huntaway frozen dog food next to a bag of wild venison jerky treats and a bag of the wild raw venison dog food

At Huntaway, we offer a variety of high-quality raw food options that can help provide your dog with the nutrition they need to thrive.

Consider adding raw food to your dog's diet during National Raw Feeding Week (1-7 April) and see the benefits for yourself.

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