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Is Raw Food Good for Your Dog?

You can feed your dog a variety of diets and one of those is the raw food diet. Deciding whether it's a good choice for your pet or not will depend on a number of factors such as the dog's age, his health and whether or not he currently has any conditions that must rely on a certain nutritional balance.

When feeding your dog a raw food diet, it means that youíre going to focus on foods like fruits and vegetables, lean raw meats and some types of dairy. Certain types of dogs do well on raw food diets, but others don't.

If you decide that you want to do this, then you need to understand the right balance for your dog. There are many benefits for your dog from a raw food diet. You'll notice that he has more energy, that his coat looks better and that he seems healthier.

The closer dogs can eat to the way of their ancestors is good for them which is why some dog foods are so bad. They contain far too much grain and dogs are carnivores. If you choose this type of diet for your dog, youíll need to buy meats like beef or liver, pork, chicken and bones. 

You have to be careful with bones because dogs can get them lodged or injure their mouths. Dogs can have certain types of food like raw eggs or yogurt on this diet. The diet, when done correctly can help your dog live a long and happy life.

It's not a good idea if you have puppies to put them on a raw food diet. Because they're in a stage of constant growing, you can unintentionally rob them of the nutrients they need to grow healthy muscles, strong joints and bones.

If you feed a puppy a raw food diet, you have to be sure that theyíre getting the right amount of calcium. But itís better not to give a puppy a raw food diet. Adult dogs, however, can benefit from eating this way. 

You can give them more spring in their step, fewer gastrointestinal issues than they get with processed food and a stronger immune system. Feeding senior dogs a raw food diet will depend on the dog.

If your dog is struggling with his health, he could probably use the more natural way of eating. It could help improve issues that he might be having. Raw foods are often much easier for them to be able to digest than commercial dog food diets are.

If you choose to feed your dog a raw food diet, regardless of his age, youíll want to introduce it slowly to give his system time to adjust to the new change in his way of eating. 

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