Whilst there are raw brands of dog food out there, most of them come with problems:
1 - invariably supplements are added, but as they are the synthetic ones made in a laboratory, often from petro-chemicals, so they can't be termed food by any stretch of the imagination. They are toxic and harmful especially when used over an extended period. (These 'supplements' MAY offer some support to chronically deficient beings if used over a SHORT period.)
2 - dogs need to crunch up on whole bones to keep their teeth clean and to massage their gums. By adding ground bones to the food, certainly this helps supply the essential macro minerals, but does nothing for the health of their teeth.
3. Whilst frozen food is much more nutritious than cooked food, some damage still occurs. Try in include some fresh meat into the diet every week.
Carnivora and EvolutionRaw, both in Canada, My Pet Carnivore in USA and Organic Paws in Australia are currently the only raw brands I can recommend. There may be others I don't know about.
However all still need the addition of whole bones to crunch on for oral health. Please be aware that I don't necessarily keep up with any changes they may make, so the onus is still on you to check them out.
In these uncertain times of food shortages, I suggest you stock up on freeze dried raw brands. However please check the ingredients carefully for the addition of questionable supplements as these are unsuitable at best and harmful at worst.
I don't believe freeze dried raw food is as good as fresh or freshly frozen meat, but certainly they're not as bad as canned or dry food.
Buy from farmers markets or local farmers if you can. They are more inclined to look after you than supermarkets/grocery stores, where you're just a number.
Or better still, buy direct from farmers. Eatwild lists farms in America who care for their animals.
If you still think feeding commercial pet food is nutritious for your dog, I encourage you to delve into this website and find out the truth.
The truth can make a big difference to your determination to feed real food to your dog!
I'm not a great fan of supplements. The cheap ones are synthetic made with questionable ingredients. They are not well tolerated by the body, as they are unknown.
The expensive ones come from food.
It makes more sense to me to feed good quality food with no supplements rather than poor quality with supplements.
However, there can be times where a supplement is helpful - such as when your dog is ailing and not eating much.
Superfoods are the most nutritious supplements and one of the best is algae. However, the best algae is wild, or at least not grown with pesticides and fertilisers.
I like the one that grows wild in Oregon, North America. I'm sure it isn't perfect, but it comes close.
At the very least dogs, as a hierarchy species, needs to know where they stand in the family dynamics.
Without this knowledge, they can become very anxious. This may lead to depression or aggression over time.
The Dog Listener is a great resource for understanding how a dog pack works. It also covers how to become a highly respected alpha pack leader, one your dog trusts and listens to.
The approach is kind, gentle and natural. Your dog will understand very quickly. Along with a good healthy diet, homeopathic health care, this offers an easy and gentle way to stop aggression, depression, chewing, biting and any other 'bad' behaviour.
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