Which Dog Food do You Feed?

Is it Raw or is it Cooked?

Perhaps it is something like a little square or heart shaped nugget from a bag?

We all have our feeding preferences! Some like it raw and real and some like it cooked and pleasing to the eye. Whatever the choice is, the most important factor to consider is the nutritional value your beloved dog is getting from it all. Not any one dog food diet is correct for every dog.

Which dog food is right for your dog? Well, myself I do the process of elimination if my dog has health issues. I used to feed kibble diets, then I cooked for my dogs, and finally I evolved into a pure state of RAW! Hmm, what can I say, the health benefits I have seen are so incredible compared to what I used to feed them! My dogs don’t lie and they don’t create dog health problems from stress like us humans do! If they are stressed they chew a toy, a shoe or something else that will get them in trouble. The following are very desirable in their dog food.

Raw diets consist of some raw meaty bones. These  dog foods utilize liver and kidney and heart meats. Other types of organ meats such as spleen, lung and pancreas can be added as well. These organ meats need to be fed in small enough quantities to not cause loose stools. The following are the main part of their dog food:

  • muscle meats consisting of chicken, pork, beef, lamb, turkey fed in ground form or cut into chunks
  • we can feed eggs either raw or cooked
  • dairy products are alright as long as they are yogurt, kefir or cottage cheese(make sure the yogurt is organic and has the probiotics added at the end of the ingredient list)
  • wonderous green tripe (believe me this smells just as good as it is nutritionally beneficial for your dog!)

We can feed many different vegetables fruits and grains if needed. Not all dogs will do well with grains. Fruits and vegetables are best either cooked or pureed in a blender to break down the cellular walls. If veges are fed raw in dog food, they should be grated very finely. Vegetables to feed include broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, all leafy greens, celery, bell peppers, squashes, carrots and yams. Steaming the veges helps with their digestion.Download the Ultimate Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Guide for Dogs

  

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Your dog is worth it isn’t it?

What is the dog food you feed your beloved dog? Is it working? Share your comments below!

 

 

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2 Responses to Which Dog Food do You Feed?

  • Jackie Sisley says:

    I have discussed the BARF diet with my vet who is dead against it, saying raw meat is a source or parasites and worms in dogs, when I argued with him that it was a more “natural” diet he said, perhaps, but he had several cases of dogs that had died due to eating raw meat and offal and dogs who were once in the wild didn’t have a very long life expectancy. I have a Lhasa that has been scratching since birth (not breed by me) her skin is unmarked, but warm to the touch, she’s been treated for worms and fleas non of which she had. I live in the UK and I think you are in the States so I doubt the products I get here would be the same. She is a nightmare to feed, I have 3 other dogs all of which love the food I cook myself, chicken, vegetables and brown rice. (confirmed by my vet as good food!) I also get packs of tripe rice and veg which supposed to be fed raw but my vet insists on me cooking it. They love it, apart from my Lhasa, I’m not so keen on the smell, but dogs come first with me. I have tried every imaginable food, natural and chemical remedies on my Lhasa non of which has done anything, she is of a very nervous disposition to the point she has to have her meals on a mat because if her dish makes a noise on the floor she will run away. I note from reading your comments that anxiety can cause scratching but apart from giving her a teaspoon of brandy (joking) what can I do?? She’s not happy unless she has body contact with me all the time, My other 3 dogs like to cuddle up but are not so bad as her. She is still complete do you think it would make a difference if I had her spayed? There’s no way I would breed from her with the problems she has, she will be 2 in July, and has never played as all my other puppies have. Your comments would be extremely welcome, thank you for reading this, sorry it’s so long winded!

  • helga says:

    Hi Jackie,
    I have fed my dogs cooked meals (barley, veges, beef, chicken etc. ), holistic kibble diets, and raw. I had dogs that had health issues no matter what I fed them, but I did not know about raw diets back then. I have since chosen a total raw diet for my dogs and have had the best health in them that I have ever seen in any of my previous dogs. I personally have never heard of a dog dying from a raw fed diet. Maybe ask your vet for the research on those deaths from raw food and / or parasites from the offal etc. I myself would be interested in that as I have never heard of any case yet. Holistic vets will encourage a raw diet because the benefits far outweigh any potential risk of worms. Sometimes when nothing is working we need to try something from the other end of the spectrum. Her nervous disposition can also potentially be remedied by a raw diet. From feedback of many dog owners, this diet calms dogs. I can’t say it does this to mine, but if it does have the potential, is it not worth a try?

    Anxiety in a dog can be treated with Rescue Remedy. This product is great for any nervousness and calms and reassures them. It comes in a spray or in drops. I would never be without it. Spaying is a choice to prevent pyometra, cancers, harsh false pregnancies and unwanted pregnancies if you are not breeding her. I know of many females that have never been spayed until late in their life. It sounds like your Lhasa is somewhat insecure and needs confidence building. That could do a world of good for her and you may find her rebounding in her health. Boosting her confidence level and getting her into social classes of obedience or agility could really help her. Working around other dogs, people, and with you, will have her feeling really strong about herself and it may correct some of the scratching and nervous itching. Also, maybe it is a shampoo you are using on her? Could it be her bedding material? Carpet? Some allergy to something in the home? Look at all possibilities.

    I am glad you are feeding her raw tripe because as much as we don’t like the smell, it is one of the best foods to feed them. Green tripe, raw and smelly has the potential to correct many health ailments in our dogs. Some breeders in Europe feed only raw green tripe to their dogs and have over many generations of breeding. They swear by the health benefits and have seen the clear eyes, shiny coats, no skin disorders, great digestion, great energy levels and much more. I myself would not be without it.

    I wish you well with your beautiful companion and hope that her health improves quickly. She is young and has many years ahead of her and I hope they are healthy and happy ones. Please let me know how it goes! All the best!

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