"You can either pay the grocer or pay the doctor. I choose the former."
The title to this article says it all. If you buy quality, organic, raw food for your dog, it will pay off in the long run by preventing unnecessary vet visits and medications.
We all know the benefits to ourselves of eating raw fruits and vegetables for their live enzymes, vitamins, minerals and nutritive value, and the same applies for our dogs. A raw prey model diet is about matching as closely as possible to what a dog would eat in the wild, i.e. whole small animals such as birds, rabbits, rodents etc, together with some larger prey such as deer and other medium sized herbivores as well as some opportunistic prey, perhaps the uneaten remains from another larger carnivore, or other natural carrion.
Why a Raw Diet?
A species appropriate raw diet is the only diet that will maximize health and longevity. Most manufactured dog foods contain a long list of additives, preservatives and grain products. Grains make up the majority of processed, commercial dog food company food sources because they are a cheap way to fill the dog up. Yet dogs do not have the digestive enzymes or system to cope with grains. Grains are one of the biggest sources of allergies in dogs. Many people find when they switch to a raw meat and bone diet, the allergies their dogs had disappear. This is a common result.
Some Benefits of a Raw Diet Include:
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