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Benefits of Raw Dog Food

Benefits of Raw Dog Food for Dogs

Nikita O'Rourke |

Raw Dog Food is becoming one of the most popular choices of nutrition for pet parents and with so many benefits, it is no wonder why. As humans, we are opting for less processed, fresh and healthy foods for ourselves and we need to do the same for our pets.

The Veterinary Cancer Society estimates 1 in 4 dogs will develop cancer.

Experts at the World Cancer Research Fund said that cancer’s a largely preventable disease: “The strongest evidence indicating that food and nutrition modify the risk of cancer comes from a combination of different types of epidemiological enquiry, supported by experimental findings, and by identification of plausible biological pathways.”

Raw Dog Food is a fresh diet of species-appropriate foods with many health benefits

Joint and Bone Health

Bones support bones. Feeding your dog raw bones will provide their bodies with calcium, magnesium, glucosamine and chondroitin as well as other essential nutrients. This is particularly beneficial for growing puppies.

Skin and Coat Health

Raw diets are rich in Omegas to help promote healthy skin and shiny coats. Not only can raw dog food enrich the health of a dog’s epidermis, but it can also reduce the risk of skin dermatitis from food allergies. We have helped 100+ dogs overcome chronic skin conditions by switching to a fresh diet.

Gut Health

The less processed the food is the less processing the digestive system has to do to receive nutrients. An overworked digestive tract will become inflamed. This is the cause of many conditions including diarrhea, nausea, a weakened immune system and an increased risk of arthritis.

Dental Health

Raw Dog Food is beneficial to dental health. A raw meaty bone is hailed as the ‘natural toothbrush’ for dogs. Opting for raw bones such as Duck Necks and Marrowbones can reduce plaque buildup. Most dry dog food contains sugary starchy carbs that contribute to plaque buildup. Are you nervous about feeding a bone to your dog? Check out this blog by Dr Conor Brady – How to feed a dog bone.

Improved Behaviour

This video explains it all really.

There are many other health benefits for specific organs in your dog’s body including their heart, kidneys, liver and pancreas. We cannot cover them all in just one article but one thing is for sure. You will not regret feeding your dog a fresher diet.

If you are new to raw and want to make the switch check out this blog – Switching to Raw Dog Food

Got some questions? Reach out to us and we will help. If your dog has suffered chronic health conditions and you need more specific guidance we recommend booking a consultation to ensure you start on the right path.