quality diet can be a big help in reducing dog flatulence. However as
all dog owners are all too aware, the “best” dog foods are not cheap
and the cost can add up significantly. But what if there was a natural
alternative to that expensive stuff. Here’s some “food” for thought and
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Thinking of the
best food to feed your dog? Then raw dog food may just be your best
choice for your lovely pet. A raw dog food diet, commonly referred to
as BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food/Bones) contains all uncooked
ingredients that are derived from meat or plant matter such as
vegetables and fruits. Common ingredients in this type of food include
raw meat in form of chicken, beef, rabbit, fish, pork, mutton as well
as animal organs like liver and kidneys.
is a highly
recommended diet by dog-food professionals and veterinarians despite
being criticized by some groups. It is advised that it is not suitable
for a dog with a low immunity unless a high level of hygiene is
This type of diet can be either home-made or bought
commercially for convenience. This is possible with the emergence of
companies that now manufacture raw dog-foods with raw ingredients.
plants suitable for this kind of diet for your dog include shredded
vegetables containing high starch content. The best such vegetables are
carrots, broccoli, peas, spinach and pepper. In addition to raw meat
and vegetables, raw eggs, shredded cheeses, yogurt and cottage cheese
are normally included in a raw dog food diet.
feeding dogs on a raw food diets include shinier coats, healthier skin,
better digestion, improved disposition, increased levels of energy,
cleaner gums and teeth as well as fresher breath. Pet owners may also
want to feed their dogs on raw food as it is the one they are naturally
best suited to feed on. They are canines whose natural food should be
Another advantage of raw diet is that since the food
is uncooked, it contains all the nutrients that cooked foods lose. It
is thus healthier for your dog. It is good to note that most of the dog
foods available I the market today contain grain products. These are
carbohydrates yet dogs require more proteins that are found in meat.
Raw food thus offers your dog the nutrients it needs most and in their
also advantageous that meat being the main component of raw food, it is
easily available and cheap. From your local butcher, there is no hassle
purchasing meat and raw bones for your dog. In fact by just watching it
eat the meat and run around with the bones, it is convincing enough
that you are feeding it on what it loves most. Do not be any doubt
about this since you dog is a canine like those in the wild and if it
is healthy, raw food will do it no harm.
Disadvantages of this
type of diet are yet to be scientifically determined. However, they may
include health threat due to bacteria in the food, possibility of
choking, breaking teeth or internal injury while feeding on whole
bones. An unbalanced diet may also damage the dog's health if fed on it
for a long time. It is recommended that any diet should not span more
than ten days without a change.