Raw Chicken for Dogs
Chicken has long been a natural prey in canine history. Historically wolves would steal chickens from farms giving them a bad reputation. The canine biology is meant to consume raw chicken, but why does this idea frighten us? It is probably because we have been told eating raw chicken can make us sick. This is true… for humans, but canine biology is not the same as humans.
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.
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.
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.