Commercial pet food as we know it is a poor substitute for REAL food. Full of byproducts and fillers, the industry is premised on convenience and profit and has very little concern for nutrition. Commercial pet food, being a substitute for real nutrition, is the cause of many ailments of modern companion animals.
Benefits of Raw Feeding
Those switching to a raw diet typically see some of the following results:
- Improved weight management
- Alleviation of skin issues
- White teeth, better breath
- Healthier coat and skin
- Easing of food related allergies
- Improvement of arthritis pain
- Better management of endocrine disorders (diabetes)
“Think fresh feeding has a bacteria problem? In a study done to show the dangers of raw feeding, researchers found that commercial food had the same instances of E. Coli and Salmonella contamination as raw diets.”
— (Strohmeyer, R. Journal of the American Veterinary Association, Feb. 15, 2006; vol 228: pp 537-542).
Do Your Homework
There is a lot of misinformation out there both in support of and in opposition to fresh feeding. We encourage you to do your own research and thinking about whether switching your pet’s diet or adding fresh food to your pet’s diet is the right choice for your family. Changing what you feed your pet always involves some risks—risks that you alone will bear. Careful evaluation of these risks is essential to a successful choice as to how you will care for your animals. Vets across the country both support and oppose fresh food diets for pets. It is important to find a vet that you believe comports with the way you wish to raise your animals, and it is essential to heed that vet’s advice.