The idea of feeding pet dogs has gained a lot of fame with the passage of time. Many experts and nutritionists recommend feeding your dog a 100% natural and raw food for better growth and development. This idea became particularly popular when Australian veterinarian, Ian Billinghurst, recommended raw food back in 1993. So, whether raw food diet is good for your pet or not?
Greyhounds and dogs used for sled have always been fed raw food such as raw meat, vegetables, and bones. Besides, the core idea behind feeding raw food to pet dogs is that dogs used to eat raw food before they were brought in as home animals. So it would be better to feed them the natural diet instead of processed and packaged food. The apologists to the raw diet argue that meaty bones and raw vegetables are the best food for dogs as they used to feed on these in the ecosystem before being domesticated. Feeding them the diet with exposure to chemicals and preservatives wouldn't be as much healthier as the 100% natural diet.
The following advantages are often highlighted in this regard.
There are a number of nutrients, experts and veterinarians who are against the idea of providing raw food to your dog. According to FDA and many other people, giving raw diet may be potentially harmful for your dog.
Following are some of the disadvantages highlighted by the studies conducted in this regard.
It is unclear as to what is best for your dog. So the decision is yours. What may be better for one dog may not be good for others. Furthermore dogs differentiate in various species and kinds as well. In any case the raw food diet you give to your dog should be pure, 100% clean and healthy.