Increasing the health, well-being, longevity, and reproductive capacity are the four most important reasons for feeding your dogs a raw dog food diet. A raw dog food diet may also minimize trips to the vet, something your pet and wallet will thank you for.
What constitutes a raw dog food diet? Feeding your dogs what they are designed to eat. Dogs are designed to eat what they’ve been eating for millions of years: raw, fresh foods. A raw dog food diet resembles what their ancestors ate. This closely resembles what wolves eat today. Though dogs are omnivores, they are hunters and scavengers, requiring a diet heavily based on meat and bone. Notice how happy your dogs gets when you give him a bone? Your dogs are simply reacting according to their instincts and genetic programming. This is the basic philosophy behind feeding your dogs a raw dog food diet. You’re simply providing your dogs a diet that they’re supposed to be eating. Of course, you won’t hear any of the major dog food corporations embrace this philosophy. Major dog food corporations are similar to most corporations today, where their utmost concern is their bottom line, not the health and well-being of their clients.
Major dog food corporations make their food out of a slew of rejected grains and meat, not to mention the addition of preservatives and other harmful chemical agents. What’s happening in the major dog food suppliers is paralleled in the fast food industry today. Both are providing sub-standard food that is cheap to make, filled with preservatives and toxic chemicals, but convenient to buy and eat. We all know the dangers we face as humans if we were to eat nothing but fast food. Why would you treat your dogs any different? Eating a raw dog food diet is just as important for your dogs as eating a well balanced diet is for you.
A raw dog food diet consists of many natural, uncooked foods of both animal and plant origin. A raw dog food diet will include such things as muscle meat, bone, fat, organ meat, and vegetable materials. Modern dogs are not only capable of eating the same food their wild ancestors ate, but they actually require such a raw dog food diet to ensure optimal health. The canine’s basic physiology has changed very little with domestication, despite the obvious differences in their modern physical appearances and behaviors. Many zoologists embrace this rationale and follow such a regimen to preserve an animal species.
A raw dog food diet must be, above all things, biologically appropriate. It is with this philosophy in mind that we at The Dog Bowl now carry Dr. Billinghurst’s B.A.R.F Diet and Nature’s Variety brand dog foods. For example, Dr. Billinghurst’s B.A.R.F. Combination Diet includes the following natural ingredients: beef hearts, lamb hearts, chicken, pork, finely ground beef bones, beef liver, egg, cultured kefir, broccoli, celery, spinach, carrot, ground flax seed, bok choy, dried alfalfa meal, beef kidney, unbleached beef tripe, apple, pear, grapefruit, orange, dried kelp powder, cod liver oil, and garlic. Other B.A.R.F. varietals are the B.A.R.F. Chicken Diet, the B.A.R.F. Lamb Diet, and the B.A.R.F. Beef Diet. Nature’s Variety brand dog food includes many different varieties such as beef medallions, beef patties, chicken and turkey medallions, lamb medallions, venison patties, and more.
At The Dog Bowl, we embrace a mission that places your dog’s health and well-being at the forefront of all we do. This is the driving vision behind the raw dog food diets that we endorse. Click here to shop on-line for raw food - we ship fresh pet food right to your door!