The Keto Diet for Dogs is Not New But Now You Can Have It Delivered To Your Door
May 27, 20204 min read
What is the difference between a fad and a trend?
A fad is commonly defined as “an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived and without basis in the object's qualities”. A trend, on the other hand, is generally longer-lived, especially once you get away from social media and into the real world.
Many people considered the ketogenic diet to be a fad, but as more of their friends and family found success with the low-carb plan, the diet gained legitimacy and is now a trending microindustry that was worth nearly $9.7 billion in 2018 and is expected to top $15.6 billion by the year 2027.
From cute clothes to CBD, we humans tend to share our favorite things with our dogs and so it is no surprise that the concept of keto dog food is emerging. What we find sort of silly is that this is really nothing new, it's biologically appropriate feeding for our dogs! Many of us have been touting this type of feeding for years!
You really can’t get much more keto than an ancestral, raw dog food diet plan like what we offerhere at Cali Raw.
Technically, we tend to think of it as more of a Paleo Diet – we eliminate unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients like dairy, grains, and processed foods… all that stuff your dog would turn its nose up to in the wild anyway.
When we say ‘potentially harmful’, we mean it. Dogs are dying at higher rates than ever before from inflammation-based diseases and obesity, both of which we are confident can be helped with a transition to a proper raw or keto pet food.
Packed with all-natural fats and proteins, and devoid of space-wasting carbohydrates, the expertly balanced raw blends that we offer here at Cali Raw will allow your dog to thrive in the optimal metabolic state known as ketosis where they are quite literally burning fat for fuel, instead of fizzling through carbs between naps.
OPTIMIZE BODY & MIND
Too often, we don’t take notice or action on our dog’s ailments until they are showing physical signs of distress. Just like us humans, as your dog ages, it will become less flexible and agile and more prone to injury or illness. Also, like us, those injuries or illnesses are not always physical. Our dogs have complex mental states as well which must also be properly fueled and stimulated throughout their lives.
As another major benefit of utilizing a raw dog food, or Keto/Paleo diet, for your dog is that when the high healthy fat content from their new meal-type hits their liver it is converted into ketones, short-chain fatty acids which provide energy for the brain. Yes! Eating smarter with raw dog food will make them smarter and can work preventatively against future cognitive decline.
This of course includes the snacks on the side of your diet! For optimal health, you want the whole diet to be healthy & natural. Choosing treats, like Crafted Treats, for you dog is an easy extra step for you to up your dog's diet. Treats like these have no fillers or any nasty ingredients and is all protein. A perfect match for a keto diet.
Lower blood sugar levels and lower insulin levels are often associated with a strict Keto diet and inflammation is greatly reduced when you kick kibble to the curb once and for all and make the switch to raw, fresh pet food delivered to your door in California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and more!
Of course, summer is right around the corner as well and if your furry friend needs to shed some of their winter weight, cutting out the carbs, grains, and artificial ingredients found in grocery store kibble is a great place to start.
Making the smart change to a regional raw dog food provider means providing your pooch with healthy fats and proteins, vitamins from real veggies, oils for joint health and a beautiful coat, and everything else they have naturally foraged for over the course of hundreds or thousands of years. At Cali Raw Dog Food, we take all of that, package it up into handy pre-portioned pouches, and ship it directly to you in California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, & Nevada, within days of your order being placed.
Convenient Keto from Cali Raw!
You can reduce the risk of many diseases when making the change from kibble to a raw or keto food for dogs including:
Alzheimer’s disease: Ketones, baby! Burn that fat!
Epilepsy: Research has shown that a keto diet can greatly mitigate seizures in epileptic children. Why not our dogs?
Cancer: Any oncologist will tell you that cancer cells cannot use fat for fuel. So, if they are starved for carbs they will not get the amount of glucose they need to survive or proliferate. On the flip side, kibble is pretty much pure carbs… a terrible diet for your dog but a delicacy for cancer to feast on.
Humans that have gone all-in on the Ketogenic Diet use devices like glucose and ketone meters to ensure that their body remains ‘in ketosis’ – where it is strictly burning fat for energy. While you can certainly do the same for your dog, simply making the change to a reputable, regional, raw dog food provider will lead to drastic changes for the better when it comes to your dog’s health.
A slow but steady transition from kibble to raw or keto is highly recommended but it won’t be long before your dog becomes a lean, clean, fat-burning machine!
This certainly isn’t just some fad. We feel it has gone past “trend” status as well. This is science and Cali Raw makes it easy to feed the best raw dog food!