Raw dog food

  • I hope this page at least gets you thinking about what you feed your dog and gives you an opening into some of the issues with dog food.
  • Dogs should live into their twenties. Will yours?
  • All tinned dog food is of course cooked, as is anything in a tin. I have yet to see a tin of dog food, of any brand, where the label clearly states what's in it. Sure, on some of the better brands, there is a list of ingredients, but these never give the percentage, so you still don't know. Moreover, many of the ingredients listed are rather cryptic, so you would need to do considerable research to understand exactly what this means.
  • What about dried dog food? Well to me they look like about 95% dried corn with some added ingredients. Does your dried dog food give the percentages of ALL the ingredients?
  • Does it matter? Well I guess not, if you are happy to feed your dog this way, and it's 100 percent healthy and lives a long and healthy life. If not, you might want to investigate the alternatives.
  • If you do decide to make your own dog food, there is a lot of information on the internet to help you. There are a few books listed below too. If you make your own dog food, at least you know what's in it. To save you time, you can make it once a week and freeze it to use over the week.
  • If you are still going to use tinned dog foods please remember that even the more ethical companies still add fillers to their commercially available dog food.

Links

  • Although you may think all pet food manufacturers have your petís best interests in mind, this is not always the case. Current pet food regulations allow manufacturers to use ingredients that you would never knowingly give to your pet. In fact, you may be shocked to learn what some brands of pet food really contain.
  • http://www.lifesabundance.com
  • Raw Diet For Adults By Lew Olson, PhD Natural Health, LMSW-ACP Preparing a raw diet for your dog is not hard, but for those who are just starting out, the idea of it can be hard to get used as it is a totally different way to feed your dog.
  • http://www.blackwoodrottweilers.com