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Feed your dog Raw

Professional dog organisations such racing dogs, police dog or sniffer dogs are fed raw diets all over the world.

Yet raw feeding is not in vogue in house dogs. When it comes to feeding dogs veterinarian as well as pet owners care for two things

  1. Nutritional Integrity

  2. Food safety

A dogs diet should be complete and balanced. Complete means diet should have all the 36 essential nutrients.

Raw diets are two types 

  1. Homemade raw diets

  2.Commercial Raw diets

  1. Homemade raw diet

Juliette de Bairacli Levy in her book “The complete herbal book for dogs and cats” have mentioned that a dog’s diet should have 75 percent raw diet. She says it is a superstition that raw diet contains bacteria. Then there are experts who say that feeding raw food is a terrible mistake.  A common consensus is that 25 percent of dog’s diet should contain raw diet. It should be fresh and not refrigerated. Never give your dog cooked bones, as the bones become harder on cooking.

There are some diseases in which raw diet is preferred – Diabetes, Pancreatitis, Irritable bowel syndrome, Chronic Diarrhea.

 A common consensus is that 25 percent of dog’s diet should contain raw diet. It should be fresh and not refrigerated. Never give your dog cooked bones, as the bones become harder on cooking.

It should be fresh and not refrigerated. Never give your dog cooked bones, as the bones become harder on cooking.

Never give your dog cooked bones, as the bones become harder on cooking.

Always cook the grains

Among vegetables, you can safely give raw carrots, parsley, beet, fresh corn,  lettuce.

some vegetables that are better served cooked are potatoes, Cauliflower, corn, green beans, peas and Broccoli

Meat portion to be fed to dogs are chicken backs, wings and necks (or even whole carcasses), lamb necks, pork necks, turkey necks, ox tails, beef ribs, turkey tails.

 2. Commercial raw food

There are lots of commercial dog foods available.

Some examples are below

 


 

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Post Author: Dr Suranjan Sarkar

Dr Suranjan Sarkar is a small animal veterinarian, working in this field since 1996. His area of expertise includes emergency and critical care medicine. He writes a blog to share his experiences in areas of his interest such as veterinary, pets, gardening, occult, social media etc. He says” One can express all his feelings by writing only”.

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