August 15, 2020 5 min read
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To answer bluntly, yes.
How often do you treat yourself to some fast food? Once a month? Every other week? Every day?
Chances are, you’re not eating fast food too often because fast food isn’t great for your body.
If I told you that the fast food that you avoid is extremely similar to the kibble that you feed your dog, would you believe me?
Even if you looked for the best kibble for dogs, you will still not giving your dog the right nutrition they need. This popular way of feeding was created with making money in mind and not on helping dogs live a healthy life. Kibble is also made with ingredients that do more harm than good which can lead to many health concerns in the end.
Without getting into the long extensive history behind kibble, the dry food for dogs became popular after World War II. The Pet Food Institute focused on marketing dog kibble as the only option that people could give to their dogs to eat. Due to this,people began purchasing dog kibble out of convenience and the low cost.
Read More: History Of Kibble
Yes, you COULD just read the extensive ingredients list shown on the packaging of your dog’s kibble. Although, are you really going to Google every ingredient that you don’t know?
Plus, “animal by-products” doesn’t even sound that terrible! Right..? Maybe not.
“processed pet food, including pet food consisting of material from diseased animals or animals which have died otherwise than by slaughter, goes through heat processing, which is designed to kill harmful bacteria…”
Now that you have a brief understanding of what kibble is made of and how it can affect your pup, we can discuss what types of healthier alternatives you can feed your dog. The most ideal diet is feeding your pooch raw pet food. This includes human-grade ingredients such as carrots, eggs, apples, and pumpkin to name a few. Some potential benefits of feeding your dog raw include:
Check Out: What To Look For In Raw Food Brands
Feeding your pup 100% raw is the most ideal. Although, we understand that for some, it may not necessarily be in your budget. If this is the case, even feeding your pup at least 50% raw can vastly improve the health of your pup.
Here, at CaliRaw we provided asupplemental feeding guide to help you transition your dog out of kibble and into raw dog food.