Raw Pet Food Vs. Commercial Pet Food

Raw Pet Food Vs. Commercial Pet Food

Feeding your pet the proper diet is integral to their health and well-being. In the wild, animals do not have access to cooked or prepared foods. So, why would you feed them an unnatural diet that their bodies are not designed for?

There are a number of aspects to how your pet’s body is built and functions, that support the claim that raw pet food is a healthier, better choice for your pet. Their digestive systems are designed to handle raw meat that is free of carbohydrates and other filler material commonly found in commercially-produced pet foods.

Dogs and cats are both carnivorous predator animals and have teeth that are designed for ripping flesh and crushing bones. They do not have the necessary teeth for grinding and mashing plant-based foods. There are also vital enzymes that are missing from your pet’s saliva. These enzymes are used by plant-eating creatures - including humans - to break down fibers prior to swallowing. Many commercially produced pet foods contain carbohydrate and high-fiber filler materials that are non-essential to your pet’s diet and thus difficult to digest properly.

Commercial pet food manufacturers include many additional ingredients in their products that are designed to increase the shelf-life of pet food. Although they are required to list the prime ingredients in their pet food that have been added during the manufacturing process, pet food producers are not required to include those ingredients that their suppliers may have added to various fillers before being purchased by the manufacturer. What this means is that your pet is being fed potentially dangerous and harmful ingredients that you may not be aware of or have any control over.

Your pet brings lots of joy and companionship, and you provide them with the same. Diet and well being is an important aspect of the bond and relationship you have formed with your pet. The food you provide your pet is essential to how healthy they are and how energetically and happily they will live out their lives while in your care.

This article was researched from various sources including "The Real Poop on Pet Food: True Confessions of a Raw Feeder" by Dakota Bawden-Tutte

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