Raw feeding regimes can benefit animals in a number of different ways. Whether you own a dog, cat, ferret, or snake, a raw food diet complements your animal’s natural digestive systems and allows them to draw what they need from their meals.
Raw feeding generally consists of providing your domestic animal with raw meats, bones, and organs in an attempt to better replicate the diet your animal would traditionally enjoy in the wild. Whereas most processed foods include ingredients that most animals aren’t able to digest (such as grains and fillers like rice and corn), raw meats are what most animals will consume on a regular basis in their natural environment.
Raw feeding, inspired by natureThough different diets will vary slightly in the details, a raw feeding regime needs to be carefully maintained if it’s to provide your animal with all they need. The food you should be feeding also depends on the animal. For instance, snakes receive all the nutrition they need from a piece of whole prey, such as a mouse. In this sense, whole prey is a complete nutritional package. For dogs, arrangements are a little more complex.
A dog’s raw food diet should consist of approximately 40-50% meaty bones, 30-40% muscle meat, 15% organ meats and finally the diet can be completed with seeds, vegetables, fruit, eggs and oils. A little oily fish once a week is also a good idea. More information can be found in the advice section of our website.
Embrace the benefits of a raw feedingThe benefits of raw feeding dogs and cats are numerous. Due to the way this type of diet complements the animals’ natural digestive systems, they can more efficiently extract essential nutrients and vitamins, as well as processing other elements of the food. This results in less frequent, better coloured, and more regular stools, as well as a healthier coat and skin.
In many cases, a raw food diet is also good for their teeth and gums. By matching your feeding regime to your animal’s biological preferences, your animal is likely to be both healthier and happier.