Raw Feeding

We've had our dog on a raw food diet for close to a year now, here is what we've noticed through our experience.

Pros:

  • Cleaner teeth and fresher smelling breath.
  • Softer and Shinier coat
  • No more vomiting -we use to only be able to feed our dog once at the end of the day when she was done running around. Now the only time she vomits (which is rare now), is when she ate something in the woods that she clearly can not digest, but at least her food is already digested. Before she would randomly vomit and always always had kibble in her vomit. (She's seen the vet for this vomiting issue, but they could never really figure out what was causing it, they could only guess).
  • Easily digestible. 
  • Only had to visit the vet once ever since feeding raw for her annual check up. No more frequent vet visits due to random health issues that can't be explained half the time.
  • Smaller and no more stinky stool. 
  • No more diarrhea. Before she would randomly get diarrhea, and I would assume that it was just something she got into when we're in the woods. Ever since we made the switch she hasn't had diarrhea at all.

Cons:

  • More time commitment. I usually prep meals to last 3 weeks (during a weekend when we're not as busy). 
  • Need a lot of freezer space -we've dedicated pretty much our entire freezer to our pup, guess it's a good thing we don't shop the freezer isle much to begin with ;) 

My opinion is that everyone who frowns upon raw feeding directly benefits from kibble feed pets. The pet commercial pet food industry made 29.07 billion in 2017, and is predicted to make even more this year. Vet care made 17.07 and is also predicted to make more this year by 1 billion plus. 

 

Additional info on raw feeding and kibble

Here's some more info and great resources to learn how to feed raw, I've also listed some websites that offer

  1. Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow, visit www.hare-today.com. This is where I get most of Pup Pup's food, they're located in PA; closer than most raw food suppliers. Love how they already have everything cuts up in chunks which speeds up the meal prep timing. Also recommend cutting your pups food into strips until they learn to chew their food. Pup Pup was feed kibble for her whole entire life before raw feeding and never really learn to chew properly, but overtime she's learned how to chew her food and I can leave the food as big chunks.

Treat tips

Definitely recommend finding single ingredient dehydrated treats.