Dogs Why Start Feeding Raw Dog Food?
In a word, love. Back in 2012 we were just concerned dog owners who loved our dogs. But our dogs were showing some health issues. After looking at different options we decided to try changing to raw dog food. Little did we know how that decision was not only going to change the lives of our dogs, but would be the catalyst for what would become BJ’s Raw Pet Food. And we would be helping many dog families to live happier and healthier lives.
Raw Dog Food is Natural and Smart
We would like to show you why switching to raw dog food is natural and smart. Lets began by looking at kibbles. Kibbles was designed to substitute dogs’ diets. It is hands down the easiest way to go but isn’t the best option for your dogs’ health. A look at the nutrition breakdown on a bag of kibble will show low protein and high carbs. The other thing we will see are ingredients that dogs would never be eating in the wild such as corn and other fillers.
The Kibble Myths
Unfortunately, there are lots of myths that keep dog owners feeding kibbles to their dogs. For example dog owners are led to believe kibbles are actually good for dogs’ teeth. This is far from the truth as Dr. Becker explains in her article.
Kibbles are marketed as nutritionally balanced, but the public isn’t told that it is the bare minimum standard. As a result, your dog’s health might be affected. Physiologically, dogs do not thrive on kibbles as they do on a more natural diet.
By studying wolves, we can gain insight into how dogs should eat. Wolves eat raw prey. Sometime the preys are fresh kill and sometimes it is a rotting carcass. We should look at canine diets from the perspective of their biology.
Wolves eat the meat, organs, and bones of their prey. All of this is necessary for the healthy diets of both dogs and wolves. This diet provides essential nutrition for canines. Bones help with cleaning the teeth as stated earlier. This diet helps with the overall health of the wolf.
What is the PMR diet? PMR is an acronym for the Prey Model Raw diet. It is an approach that emulates the diets of animals in their natural environments. It avoids unnational foods that dogs would never find in the wild. The approach believes that preys are balanced meals. Consuming organs and bones that proportionately make up the prey is the right balance for dogs’ dietary needs.
Do you have any questions? Do you want to know how to start? Or do you have a unique situation and would like someone to help you make the right decision? If you don’t find the answer to your question on the FAQ page, then submit your question on the contact page. We will be in touch shortly.