Raw feeding is the natural lifestyle for our carnivorous canines. It is the lifestyle that nature intended for them. Since kibble was only invented approximately 100 years ago, it is obvious that kibble is certainly not what dogs were designed by the forces of nature to eat. All it takes is a look in a dog's mouth to understand this. Take a look at your dog's teeth and what you will find are sharp, long canines and sharp, pointy molars. These teeth are designed to tear flesh and crush bone. They do not have flat molars that the majority of prey species have, which are designed to mash up vegetable matter. The reason why owners end up spending so much money on dental cleanings at the veterinarian clinic is because dogs teeth are not designed to grind up and mash kibble. Kibble is a very unnatural pseudo-food.
The raw lifestyle is very easy to implement. Feeding raw includes raw meat, raw bones and raw organs. Absolutely nothing is cooked, and supplements can be added for additional nutrients. Dogs will not need these supplements, but just like with people they can definitely benefit from the additional nutrition.
There are many benefits to feeding raw in conjunction with a longer, healthier life and lower vet bills. Dogs benefit in many ways, and one of those ways is physical condition. The coat becomes glossy and fur becomes soft to the touch, while colour pigment in the coat is enhanced. Raw fed dogs shed much less due to the overall health of the individual fur strands. Eyes become clear and lose the dullness you didn't realize was there to begin with. Irises become more crisp and colour intensifies.
Another wonderful benefit of feeding raw is dental health. Dogs that are fed raw have fresher breath. Their teeth are also kept clean and white. The act of crushing and chewing bone scrapes the teeth and stimulates the gum line. Where kibble is mashed and crumbles in the mouth to stick to the teeth and get caught between teeth and under the gumline (often the source of bad breath), the raw diet provides nothing that can get caught in and around the teeth - no residue to cause a tartar build up and gum disease.
In the end, what is best for your dog is exactly what they were designed for. Nature's design is often perfect, and evolution is not so blindingly quick that dogs have evolved to consume kibble since it was invented 100 years ago. Dogs are still very much the carnivores that evolved from their ancestors - the wolf. Dogs are designed to eat meat, bones and organs - their stomach is prepared and fully capable of digesting raw food and able to derive the utmost nutrition from it.
Switch your dog to raw and watch the benefits unfold before your eyes. Give this diet a chance and you will never look at kibble again, because the benefits of a species appropriate lifestyle will change your beloved pet's life forever.
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