4 Facts About Raw Dog Food Diets

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I feed my dog a diet of grain free kibble and its canned version which contains a variety of vegetables. However, the other day I thought to myself, what if one day my dog was suddenly able to talk and began demanding that I feed her something different. What would she ask for? Well, my dog would probably ask for a hamburger with lettuce, tomatoes, and ketchup with a side of heavy whipping cream. But if she were also gifted with the skills of a dog food scientist, and understood that certain foods would be more beneficial to her body, she would probably ask for something else. 

What about you? What would your kiddo prefer to nosh on when hunger pangs hit?

Well, all we can do is guess when it comes to their wants, but we can supply what they need much easier. One of the things that seem to be at the top of the list of nutritional heroes, is the raw dog food diet. You can buy it freeze dried, frozen in kibble form, or you can make it from scratch.

There is a lot of information out there about feeding your kiddos a raw food diet. Here are some facts to help with the transition from a cooked food diet to a raw one.

#1. Benefits: 

Nutrients are in the purest form and all of the ingredients are fresh.

#2. What's in it?

#3. Controversy:

#4. Safety:

Use stainless steel bowls and utensils, and wash them with hot soapy water after each use.

“Wash your “hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before and after handling raw food.” (Video Instructions)
Run “cutting boards and utensils through the dishwasher or wash them in hot soapy water after each use.”
Keep “counter tops clean and free of bacteria by wiping them down with a disposable disinfectant wipe.”

NOTE : If one of the chores your human kiddos have is to feed the dog, please supervise to verify they’re practicing the sanitary best practices.

Sources:

Pets WebMD

Raw Food and Co. 

 

     

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    #10 Hi-Tek Naturals

    Categories: 6

    Varieties: 26

    Unique Benefit Claim: "Signature Pet Products continues to offer its customers the safest products we know using careful ingredient sourcing and best practice manufacturing techniques."

    Tagline: We did not find an official tagline

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    #9 Primal

    Categories: 4

    Varieties: 31

    Unique Benefit Claim: This company's focus is the raw food diet.

    Tagline : "Living foods for thriving pets."

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    #8 Pinnacle

    Categories: 2

    Varieties: 10

    Unique Benefit Claim: Their foods are grain free. "Formulated for the total health and well being of your dog."

    Tagline: "Holistic pet nutrition."

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    #7 Wysong

    Categories: 3

    Varieties: 19

    Unique Benefit Claim:  Healthy, holistic dog food.

    Tagline: We did not find an official tagline

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    #6 Stella & Chewy's

    Categories: 7

    Varieties: 17

    Unique Benefit Claim: This company's focus is the raw food diet. Their formulas are either all raw, or are a mixture of raw and baked kibble.

    Tagline: "Only the good stuff."

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    #5 Nature's Logic

    Categories: 3

    Varieties: 20

    Unique Benefit Claim: This company focuses on providing nutrients by using whole foods instead of synthetics in their recipes. 

    "The ultimate goal of Nature’s Logic is to provide the most nutritious and safest product that people can feel good about feeding their canine and feline family."

    Their tagline is "The way pet food should be."

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    #4 Fromm

    Categories: (Not specified)

    Varieties: 44

    Unique Benefit Claim:  The pioneers of dry kibble. "Business is a family affair."

    Tagline: We did not find an official tagline

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    #3 Eagle Pack

    Categories: 3

    Varieties: 13

    Unique Benefit Claim:  This company offers quality pet food made without fillers or artificial preservatives.

    "Many of our customers choose Eagle Pack for its high quality natural nutrition, without fillers or artificial preservatives."

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    #2 Acana

    Categories: 4

    Varieties: 15

    Unique Benefit Claim: Biologically Appropriate, fresh regional ingredients, and never outsourced.

    Tagline: World's Best Pet Food -This is the tagline for their parent company, Champion Foods.

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    #1 Orijen

    Categories: 3

    Varieties: 20

    Unique Benefit Claim: Biologically Appropriate, fresh regional ingredients, and never outsourced.

    Tagline: World's Best Pet food -This is the tagline for their parent company, Champion Foods.

    Tagline: Nourish as nature intended (This tagline is associated with this specific brand).

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