What's the best food flavor when starting a raw diet?

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What's the best food flavor when starting a raw diet?

July 24, 2019 1 Comment

We usually suggest the chicken or the chicken and beef blend to start with. It's less expensive and your dog is going to enjoy it as much as any of our other flavors. We do recommend switching flavors from time to time to ensure your dog's gut bacteria can experience the naturally occurring bacteria in and from different animals.

Changing proteins for dogs most closely mimics a biologically species-appropriate ancestral diet! Some pet parents rotate proteins every 5-7 days. Here are some of the benefits of switching up your dogʻs diet: (a) Picky eaters - pets get bored with eating the same thing day after day. The more diverse the diet, the more exciting meal times become! (b) Nutritional variation - different meats contain various levels of protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Similar to how wild animals hunt for a diversity of prey, domesticated animals also require varied protein sources.

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Dustin Ebesu
Dustin Ebesu

September 15, 2019

I’ve been giving my dog raw food from Raw Dog Hawaii for about 6 months now. We make monthly purchases at Nii Superette and have not had issues in the past. Today, Sept 15, 2019 I purchased 2 chicken chubs for ($25.99 each, price increase ?) The problem with this batch is the horrible stench (smells like shit) when portioning out the rations for our dog. Is this a batch bad? Is it safe to feed my pet? Nii Superette was immediately called and said their delivery of Raw Food was on Tuesday. They told me to call your company directly
I would appreciate an immediate response advising me on what to do with this tainted food. I can be reached at (808) 225-7822 .
Thank you,
Dustin Ebesu

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