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The Benefits of Feeding Your Dog a Raw Food Diet

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Author: Ian Bandklayder

Dogs are more then just pets, they quickly become part of your family; they play and eat and get into mischief and to some people, they are like their children; and like children, nutrition is very important.

Dogs need proper nutrition in order to stay healthy. The foods they eat contain the vitamins that they need to ward off diseases, to keep a healthy coat, and allow their bones to remain strong.

It is not widely known that a dog should never eat cooked food. The cooking process destroys most of the nutritional value of the food. Commercial dog food goes through a cooking process and it can actually do more harm then good to your beloved dog.

A raw dog food diet simply means that the food your dog eats does not contain the grains and other fillers that commercial dog food manufacturers add to their products. A dog's system is very sensitive and the grains and filler can cause serious allergies. This could potentially cost thousands of dollars in vet bills and medication over the course of your dog's life. By switching to a raw dog food diet, you can eliminate cause of the allergies all together.

Raw dog food is in its original form, and more and more vets are recommending raw dog food because of the benefits it offers.

More energy

Eliminate allergies

Longer life

These are just a few of the benefits of raw dog food. A dog should be able to chew on a fresh raw bone, it cleans their teeth, strengthens the muscles in their jaws and neck.

Feeding your dog a raw dog food diet will also help to maintain their weight. Most of the commercial dog foods contain preservatives and salt which make the food tastier and dogs are far more likely to over eat. Commercial dog foods are also very high in carbohydrates and just as in humans; a diet high in carbohydrates can cause very serious diseases such as diabetes and obesity. A raw dog food diet will keep the carbs down to a minimum making it easier to maintain your dog's weight and keep their bodies healthy.

Knowing how much to raw dog food to feed your dog is important although giving him a bone to chew on is great, you shouldn't just fill his bowl whenever he's hungry. The amount you feed him depends on his breed, energy level, and metabolism. There are guidelines to follow and every breed should be given a specific amount for a raw dog food diet.

The most important thing is that by feeding your dog a raw dog food diet you are giving him the foundation to live a long, healthy and happy life.

Adopting a dog and inviting it into your family is a big responsibility; they can bring you years of joy. It is important that you know how to care for them in every aspect, especially their diet in order to keep them healthy. A raw dog food diet is an important step in maximizing your dog's health and well being.

About the author: Ian Bandklayder is a dog enthusiast He has written articles about nutrition and raw food diets for dogs. You can find a lot of information on how to feed a raw food diet for your dog at

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