One question we get asked a lot – “Is raw feeding best, because our vet isn’t convinced and is encouraging us to feed a commercial complete diet”. Sound familiar? We’ve got the low down on why a raw diet can be hugely transformational for your K9 and their long-term health – and why your vet might be less keen.
Why are vets so hesitant?
Dry food or kibble ingredients will vary by brand but all will meet the basic nutritional needs of a dog for a balanced diet. The required ingredients by law, including portent sources (Such as beef, poultry, fish, and eggs), vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, grains and cereals. Annoyingly, kibble has added preservatives that are needed to avoid the fat in the food from becoming rancid. And much like human food, we know that the ingredients used by certain brands are low-quality, or heavy on carbs – which in turn have a detrimental effect on a K9’s long term health, from skin issues, to bad teeth.
Why so many dog owners are switching to raw
A raw diet follows guidelines that mimic what your dog, or their ancestors would eat in the wild. This means they never use fillers, by-products, artificial flavours, or the nasty preservatives found in most commercial kibbles. Many dog owners have found that switching to raw has addressed allergy issues, gastrointestinal sensitivities and weight issues.
One thing that most people worry about is their lack of knowledge around raw feeding. We’ve researched the best raw foods out there and stocked up on them so that our dog owners can leave us with the complete peace of mind in knowing their pup or dog is equipped with highly nutritious foods to sustain their long-term health and eliminate the degenerative diseases caused by commercial diets.
Introducing DUCK Raw Frozen Meat for Puppies and Dogs
Our most recent favourite added to our shop is the DUCK frozen range, perfect for all ages, including puppies. If you’re keen on switching your dog to a raw diet, we’ll provide you with a handy transition guide to help you ease them in.