Raw Chicken for Dogs

While humans must be careful about consuming raw chicken due to the risk of food-borne illnesses, the canine biology is meant to process and digest it safely. Wolves have long been stealing chickens from farms for their survival, but this doesn't mean modern domesticated dogs should be given the same bad reputation. Eating raw chicken can be a safe and nutritious addition to a dog's diet, as long as it is properly sourced from safe suppliers and kept refrigerated until consumption. The benefits of adding raw chicken to a dog diet include improved digestion and healthier skin, coat, and teeth. Ultimately, if you decide to add raw chicken into your dog's diet, you should always consult with your veterinarian first to ensure the safest approach.

Wolves Preyed on Chicken

One of the easiest ways to understand the canine is to look at the wolf. Are wolves and dogs really that similar? In fact, genetically dogs are 99.96% the same as the grey wolf… similar enough that crossbreeding often occurs. Wolves eat whole prey such as chicken, but the domestic dogs are primarily fed kibbles. Dogs are meant to eat prey not small brown balls. Kibbles are excessive processed food that is made from animal by-products and fillers.

Renown veterinary Dr. Karen Becker

Tells us that dogs consuming raw chicken should be given the whole chicken. In the wild they consume the whole chicken leaving very little behind. This provides them potassium, iron, copper, magnesium, zinc, iodine, selenium, and vitamins A, D, E, B12, and choline according to Dr. Becker.

I have been ordering from BJs Raw Pet food for about 2 years now, and they are great people to deal with. The poultry feet are always in great condition, and I think a decent price. I order the premium dog mix as well, my dog loves it! I order enough that I get free shipping which helps because feeding raw is pricier than feeding kibble but so worth it.
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Do You Already Have Chicken in your Dog Food?

Chicken generally sold in most processed dog food is chicken by-products. What are chicken by-products and is it bad for dogs? Chicken by-products are the parts of the chicken that are regarded as low grade or waste and not suited for human consumption. Think of all the parts of a chicken that you wouldn’t eat like the feet, brains, etc. Now take this “protein”, add fillers, and over cook it until it becomes small dried brown balls. That is how kibbles are made. Sometimes pet food industries are vague about what is really in that bag of kibble. They say things like “meat meal” or “animal by-product meal” when it could be any sort of animal and in any kind of condition.

Raw Feeding

BJ’s Raw Pet Food is a “farm to your dog bowl” concept. We also believe that dogs were meant to eat whole prey, not a bag of brown balls. We tell you exactly what is in everything we prepare. However, if you order a whole chicken you won’t have any questions. (There is simply nothing added.) You are not going to get corn or wheat fillers in BJ’s Raw Pet Foods. Our products are the natural nutritional way dogs should eat. Unfortunately, the large kibble industries have found a way to mass-produce a product using animal by-product waste. They have educated the public that this is the safest way to feed your pets. Since by-products are cheaper, they can sell it for less and make a larger profit.